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Commission Orders Removal Of Addition Next To Wetlands

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The conservation commission has issued an order directing Jeffrey King, owner of a house at 30/34 Lothrop Ave., to remove a 10-by-12-foot addition and a 8.5-by-32-foot covered porch constructed nine feet from the edge of a wetland without a building permit. The commission voted in its July 20 meeting to issue an enforcement order directing the removal of the addition and the porch, citing them as unl...

Route 124 Bridge To Be Named For Ralph Wallace Burns

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The Route 124 bridge over Route 6 has been officially designated as the United States Navy Lieutenant Junior Grade Ralph Wallace Burns Bridge. The Legislature and Gov. Charles Baker approved the law making the designation in June. Burns was a pilot who lost his life while serving in World War II. The legislation was put forward by Rob Mador and Steven Xiarhos, deputy chief of police in Yarmouth, w...

Harwich Fish Reef Celebration On Thursday Morning

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — State officials will be here today to celebrate the artificial fish reef that was constructed 2.8 miles off Saquatucket Harbor in Nantucket Sound this spring. The new reef was a joint venture between the town and state and was funded by the Division of Marine Fisheries. The reef was constructed using miscast catch basins and remains from the foundation of the former Harwich High School building which...

Charter Issues Continue To Brew In Harwich

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Voters in the May town meeting turned aside an article seeking to establish a charter enforcement commission. But Sandra Hall, sponsor of the article, continues to see the need for oversight of the town's constitution. Hall was the chair of the original charter commission that shaped the Harwich Home Rule Charter adopted in 1987. She also served for four terms on the board of selectmen. While there h...

Harwich Roars Back To Beat Chatham

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ It took one big inning for the Chatham Anglers to take a huge lead against the Harwich Mariners on Friday, and one big inning for the Mariners to take that lead away, ultimately winning the last contest between the two teams, playoffs pending, 6-4. After two innings of 1-2-3 baseball, the Anglers struck in the third, scoring four runs to take a commanding lead in the game. Leading off the hitting w...

Harwich Hangs On To Defeat Hyannis

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ The Hyannis Harbor Hawks had five hits, the Harwich Mariners four, but within those four hits were just enough runs that the home team needed to eke out a 2-1 win as the end of the regular season fast approaches. It helped that the Mariners had the pitching prowess of stellar southpaw Packy Naughton to fall back on. The West Roxbury native pitched seven solid innings for Harwich, allowing just thre...

CHATHAM ─ What do you do when your team is fighting for a spot in the playoffs and you're facing the top team in the league? If you're the Chatham Anglers, you come out swinging, and if you're pitcher Caleb Gilbert, you give it everything you've got en route to an impressive 9-3 victory against the Falmouth Commodores that puts you that much closer to the post-season. At the start of Monday night's game the ...

In “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast,” the musical based on the 18th century French fairy tale now playing at the Chatham Drama Guild, Belle, a sweet young woman who loves to read, is admired as a “Beauty” but considered  different from the peasants in her provincial village. Through the woods lies a castle in which a callous young nobleman lives. When he insults a magical being, she casts a spell over him, turning ...

Artistic Director Alan Rust re-introduces to Monomoy Theater audiences to the world famous quixotic musical "The Fantasticks" set in a beautiful beguiling Chekhovian forest of tall, cylindrical white birch trees. Nicole Bianco's forest and scrim with mini stage are top notch and becomes your first impression of what is to come. Alex Allison's finely detailed costumes are trimmed even to the male actors uniq...

We all grew up with fascinating fairy tales to entertain us: “Cinderella,” “Hansel and Gretel,” “Jack and the Beanstalk,” and so much more. In local playwright Steph DeFerie’s “Nick Tickle, Fairy Tale Detective,” Old Granny Possum (Sage Barnes) can’t tell us her favorite stories because their most important objects have gone missing, including Cinderella’s glass slipper, the Three Bears’ porridge, and much more. ...

'Silver Tsunami' Is Coming

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Years ago, Chatham's town fathers and then-Town Manager Bill Hinchey envisioned a program of capital projects, replacing aging, outdated town buildings one after the other, utilizing debt drop-off to fund each project without significantly boosting the tax rate. With support from voters at many town meetings, the building projects came to completion one by one, like falling dominoes. Now, in a span of less tha...

Welcome To My Home!

By: Russ Allen

In the middle of winter – when the driveways of snowbirds and weekend residents may be blocked by unplowed snow – the population of the town of Harwich is around 12,000, while in the middle of summer, with the arrival of our Florida residents, second home owners, vacationers and tourists, that number increases to over 30,000, based on 2010 figures. The contrasts between the two dates are profound in terms of the ...

Letters to the Editor, Aug. 4

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Once And Always Muddy Creek Editor: Names are important. Our own names are important to us. They tell everyone who we are. Place names are important, too. They reflect the history of our town and what has gone on before us. Since the early days of European settlement, our dividing line between Chatham and Harwich has been called Muddy Creek or Muddy Cove or Muddy River. In “The History of Chatham,” W....

Room For Negotiation

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Like most Chatham residents, we support the board of selectmen in its drive to roll back the western boundary of the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge to the low water mark. It makes no sense for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to suddenly assert jurisdiction over some 4,000 acres of waters and submerged lands west of the refuge, as the agency did in Monomoy's recent comprehensive conservation plan, especially ...

Virginia M. Anderson

By: Contributed

ORLEANS – Virginia M. (Erniger) Anderson, 90, of Orleans and Troy, N.Y. died peacefully surrounded by her family on July 27, 2016. She was the loving and devoted wife of Edward S. Anderson to whom she was married for 69 years.             Born in Troy, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Robert and Martha (Greif) Erniger. Virginia graduated from Troy High School in 1943. She was a clerical worker for R.P...

Diedree Ann Morong

By: Contributed

            Diedree Ann Morong, 80, of Chatham died peacefully surrounded by her loving family and friends at their home on July 28th, 2016             Born on August 14th, 1935 Diedree was the daughter of the late Mildred and Kenneth Bray and sister to Jack and Dan Bray.  Diedree and her husband Oscar moved to Chatham with their son Craig and his wife Nerissa along with their two daughters Sophia and Sydney i...