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HARWICH ─ It wasn't a no-hitter for the Harwich bullpen last Thursday when the Mariners hosted the Anglers, but it was sure close. In what became a 6-0 win for the home team, Harwich pitchers allowed just four hits in nine innings en route to their 11th win of the season. “They just flat-out beat us tonight,” said Angler manager John Schiffner. Indeed, the Mariners wasted no time getting on the scoreboard, ...

HARWICH — Charlie Sumner has traded in spreadsheets for mainsheets. The former Brewster Town Administrator of 29 years—Cape Cod’s longest serving town administrator—is the first executive director of Pleasant Bay Community Boating (PBCB). Founded in 2003, PBCB is dedicated to making boating, marine education, and environmental stewardship affordable and accessible to all—including residents and visitors to...

Local author Sara Pennypacker recently published “Pax,” a novel following the stories of a pet fox, forcibly abandoned by his boy’s grandfather, and the boy, Peter, who runs away from home to find his fox. The film rights have been bought by Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, who plan to make a movie in the coming years. Pennypacker, a former artist, has written some 20 books, ranging from picture books for young re...

HJT Captures The Magic Of 'Disney's Little Mermaid'

By: Amy Tagliaferri

When a theater company undertakes a show that’s very familiar to many, it adds another layer of difficulty to the production. The audience has so much to compare it to, and an audience of children who adore the story can be the most discriminating. Then add in that it's a dramatization of a Disney cartoon with all those cute beloved characters, and the bar is just a bit higher. Nina Schuessler, producing artis...

“Hamilton” might be all the rage today, with their 11 recent Tonys fueling the fire, but before this latest Broadway sensation, Hamlisch and Kleban’s “A Chorus Line” reigned supreme for 15 between 1975 and 1990. Even with its record-breaking run and nine Tonys, “A Chorus Line” is rarely performed locally. Simply put, the dance-intensive musical is difficult to produce, and even more so for amateur theater...

'Rough Crossing' A Madcap Summer Romp From Cape Rep

By: Amy Tagliaferri

How did playwright Sir Tom Stoppard pen Tony Award winning plays (“Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead,” “Travesties,” “The Real Thing” and “The Coast of Utopia”) and screenplays (Oscar winner “Shakespeare in Love,” plus “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,” “Brazil” and “The Russia House”)? Perhaps he’s revealed how in his play “Rough Crossing,” Cape Rep’s current production. It's a madcap romp of non-s...

Lessons Learned

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Much was made of the incident at the Chatham Airport Commission meeting two weeks ago when Chairman Peter Donovan stopped the video taping of the session while police were called to restore order at the annex meeting room. Those two actions – stopping the taping and calling the police – were noteworthy in that no one could recall either happening before. They also raise the question of whether the actions were ju...

Letters To The Editor, June 30

By: Tim Wood

It's All In The Details Editor: Riding around the roads off Queen Anne Road in East Harwich presents many questions and certainly tests the safety of drivers! Detours abound with seemingly no reason as to where barriers are placed and inexcusable lines of traffic abound with no officer details to exercise safety and caution. When experiencing one of these numerous delays I called the Harwich Police dispatc...

Brexit, Stage Left

By: Tim Wood

It's ironic that the United Kingdom's vote to exit the European Union came just a few weeks before the Independence Day celebration of one of its former colonies. Independence from the EU bureaucracy in Brussels was one of the key points of those backing the withdrawal. From that point of view, it's hard to argue; haven't we, after all, prided our nation on its independence right from the start? Far be it from...

ORLEANS — Harwich Selectman Jannell Brown has accepted nine months' pretrial probation in an assault case, admitting no wrongdoing and avoiding a trial by jury. Last November, Brown pleaded not guilty to an assault charge stemming from a domestic dispute with a man who is the father of one of her children. Under the agreement, Brown is ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim other than to arrange ch...

Season's First Shark Tagged

By: Tim Wood

Researchers tagged the first great white shark of the season today off Nauset Beach, and for the second time witnessed a shark eating a seal. The approximately 12 foot shark was tagged by Dr. Greg Skomal of the state division of marine fisheries during the twice-weekly population study trips along the coast sponsored by the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy. ...

Hunger, Just Around The Block

By: Alan Pollock

For many visitors to Cape Cod in the summertime, the issue of hunger might be limited to finding the best place for fried clams or a lobster roll. But for more than a few year-rounders, it's about where their child's next meal is coming from. As they've done in years past, the “Food 4 Kids” program will be providing USDA-subsidized free lunches to children in Chatham and Harwich as part of a federal effort to ...

New Mitchell River Drawbridge Is Dedicated

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — Spanning more than the banks of the Mitchell River, the town's new drawbridge – opened with a ceremonial snip of a ribbon Monday – bridged the more daunting gulf between highway engineers and preservationists. The new Mitchell River bridge won't be complete until the fall, but was scheduled to open to auto traffic this Wednesday. Its hybrid design features a modern steel and concrete substructure ...

CHATHAM – A male great white shark named "Scratchy," tagged by researchers last year, was detected earlier this month by a receiver buoy off Monomoy, becoming the first of its species confirmed in these waters this season. And on Monday a team from the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries and the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy not only saw their first great white shark this summer, but witnessed it pre...

Helicopter Crashes Into Crow's Pond

By: Tim Wood Location: Crow's Pond

CHATHAM PORT – The passenger of a helicopter that crashed at the end of Crow's Pond last Friday remained in critical condition early this week. Pilot John Ryan, 48, of Scituate, and his passenger, Tyra Pacheco, 48, of Acushnet, were extricated from the wreckage at the edge of the tidal pond by rescue personnel shortly after the crash, which occurred around 12:45 p.m. Both were taken by ambulance to Hyannis, wh...