Harwich News

Soup Bowls For Hunger: 25 Warm, Nourishing Years

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

Cape Cod Potters, Inc. and the culinary department of Cape Cod Regional Technical High School will host the 25 th annual fundraiser Soup Bowls for Hunger to benefit The Family Pantry of Cape Cod on Wednesday, April 12 in the cafeteria at tech school at 352 Pleasant Lake Ave., in Harwich. Tickets are now available for $18 each. The “soup-line” style meal consists of a roll, coffee or tea and a warming soup se...

Harwich Selectmen Withhold Action On Utility Spraying

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Selectmen withheld support for a request by Protect Our Cape Cod Aquifer director Laura Kelley Monday night to have selectmen write a letter to the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) protesting planned herbicide spraying to keep vegetation down along power lines. Board of Selectmen Chairman Michael MacAskill stated at the beginning of the board's meeting that they would not be ...

Tech Students Renovate PBCB Headquarters

By: Alan Pollock

EAST HARWICH — It's not unusual to see young people busily at work at Pleasant Bay Community Boating, but they're typically in boats or in sailing classes – not on the roof, swinging hammers or digging up the grounds. The teens are students at Cape Cod Tech, taking part in one of the school's most ambitious building projects in recent years. The future builders, landscapers, plumbers and electricians are carry...

HARWICH — Homeowners could be required to install expensive nitrogen-removing septic systems if the town fails to fund its wastewater management project. With voters being asked to provide more than $9 million in wastewater management funds to design sewering – as well as enter into an agreement to treat effluent from the Pleasant Bay watershed in East Harwich at the Chatham Water Pollution Control Facility an...

BackOffice Associates Closes Doors In South Harwich

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — BackOffice Associates has closed its South Harwich office and relocated to Hyannis. The IT company, with offices around the world, had considered Harwich its headquarters for a decade. During that period there were as many as 110 employees working out of the building at 940 Route 28. But in the past couple of weeks moving vans filled the parking lot, the BackOffice Associates sign was removed and the...

Meet Your Farmers Photo Gallery

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The eighth annual Meet Your Local Farmers event drew a crowd at the community center on Saturday. The event was sponsored by the Harwich Conservation Trust and The Cape and Islands Farm Bureau. An opportunity to shake off winter cabin fever and kick off the annual growing season, the event provided a setting for people to meet with local farmers from across the Cape and learn more about locally grown...

Harwich Sets Hearing On Recreational Marijuana Moratorium

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The planning board has scheduled a public hearing on a zoning amendment that seeks to put a moratorium in place on the sale and distribution of recreational marijuana. The moratorium would provide the town with time to study and consider the effects the activity would have on the community. The moratorium is a reaction to the approval by Massachusetts voters last November of The Regulation and Taxati...

SOUTH HARWICH — The preservation and restoration of the South Harwich Methodist Church has been a labor of love for the South Harwich Meetinghouse, Inc. group that has been working since 2005 to restore the historic structure. The fruits of their labor were pleasantly revealing on Monday when selectmen were invited to see the accomplishments of the past year. The church, built in 1836, now belongs to the town ...

HARWICH — A petitioned article that would have asked town meeting to have selectmen authorize town officials to refrain from using town funds and other resources to enforce federal immigration laws has been withdrawn from the warrant. Town Administrator Christopher Clark said he received the request from the petitioner, resident Elaine Dickinson, last week. But the process was not as easy as just removing the ...

Selectmen Give Green Light To Landside Saquatucket Project

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — A revised Saquatucket Harbor landside development plan got the green light from selectmen Monday night. The board was considering pushing the project off for another year following the absence of a presentation on revised plans heading into town meeting. Selectmen heard details of the revised plan Monday, however, and threw their support behind the project. While selectmen received a presentation ...

Habitat Requests Continuance To Address ZBA Concerns

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod six-home development project proposed along Route 28 in West Harwich hit a snag last week when members of the board of appeals challenged the completeness of the organization's application. After a nearly three-hour session a week ago Tuesday, Habitat representatives requested a two-week continuance to research issues raised by the appeals board. The appeals board...

Howell Enters Race For A Selectman's Seat

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — There will be a race for the two seats on the board of selectmen. Former selectman Donald Howell took out nomination papers this past week, joining former selectman Larry Ballantine and conservation commission member Rob Mador on the May annual election ballot. Ballantine and Mador have filed their nomination papers. The deadline for taking out nominations papers for positions on the annual election ...