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HARWICH — The conservation commission has been struggling for several months with ownership and land use issues with the Brewster-based Eldredge Farm. Last week, farm owner Jeff Eldredge received a little more support from the commission. The main issue in the use of the 4.9 acres on the Harwich side of the town boundary, ownership of the land, has yet to be settled. The town's assessing department does not re...

Comprehensive Dredge Permit Gets ConsCom Scrutiny

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The town is seeking to make its dredge and beach nourishment permitting process a little easier by establishing a comprehensive permit that will cover activities along Nantucket Sound and in Round Cove in Pleasant Bay. Harbormaster John Rendon and Russell Titmuss of GEI Consultants, Inc. were before the conservation commission last week seeking support for the combined permit. Rendon said there alrea...

Commission Cites Excessive Work On Fish House Repairs

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The conservation commission has cited the owner of the fish house in the Herring River for work that went beyond emergency repairs over the past couple of months. The commission also continued a hearing this past week on a proposal by Aquacultural Research Corporation to place an upweller system in the building. Conservation Administrator Amy Usowski said she sent notice to Francis Zarette of Farm Vi...

HARWICH ─ With just a few games left in their regular season, the Monomoy girls softball team is continuing their dominating run with an 11-0 shutout of the St. John Paul II Lions on Thursday in which the Sharks' bats were sharp and Mollie Charest's pitching was near perfect. Charest allowed just four hits in the seven-inning outing, with only two walks and seven strikeouts. Meanwhile, at bat she went 2-for-...

HARWICH ─ At the start of his 2017 season, Monomoy boys track coach Don Bates had two goals: to win the Cape and Islands League title and to compete in respectable fashion against tougher opponents. Bates was thrilled when his team accomplished both goals, this week winning the league title with a 72-57 victory against Sturgis in a rain-soaked home meet. The rain began just as the meet started but didn't dam...

The beloved musical-writing team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II are being honored by the Chatham Drama Guild in their original and uplifting musical revue “Rodgers and Hammerstein in Chatham.” Jeff Spencer reservedly plays Hammerstein, as he takes the audience down memory lane, giving the backstories on the eight Broadway shows being highlighted. One of many interesting tidbits he offers is that R...

Wellfleet Harbor Actor Theater kicks off their summer season with another titillating title, “Sex with Strangers.” In spite of the shamelessly shocking name, the drama is truly attention-grabbing, compelling and timely. Laura Eason is not only a talented American playwright, but also a noteworthy screenwriter. She is credited with writing a number of episodes for the award-winning Netflix drama “House of Cards...

Photographer Kim Roderiques of Chatham teamed up with a writer and an illustrator to create a children’s book with a message: You’re never too young to give back. The beautifully illustrated book “Max and Charlie Help a Hero” tells the story of a young Chatham boy, who with his newly-adopted dog, raises money to buy a wounded veteran on Nantucket a service dog. A portion of the proceeds of the book, which is f...

Try It, You'll Like It

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Changes to the off-shore fishery, most obviously the disappearance of harvestable quantities of cod, forced the Cape's commercial fishermen to alter the species they target. Dogfish and skate now constitute the vast majority of the more than 14 million pounds of fish landed by Chatham's dayboat fleet at the fish pier last year. Local culinary tastes, however, have yet to adapt. Most of the fish brought in over...

Louis Armstrong and the Mills Brothers both enjoyed success with the 1947 song “I Guess I’ll Get the Papers and Go Home.” It is a somewhat obscure song and I admit I had to reach to find it. I like to relate each of my columns to a song or a lyric. This song was written by writers completely unknown to me: Hughie Prince, Dick Rogers and Hal Kanner. In case you are wondering, it was not that Richard Rodgers, the p...

Letters to the Editor, May 25

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Cape Community Comes Together for Autism Editor: The Cape Cod community joined Cape Cod Village, a non-profit organization developing innovative housing and support services in Orleans for young adults with autism, on May 5 in Brewster. UnMASKing Autism, a masquerade gala, was the organization’s inaugural “signature” fundraiser. Cape Cod Technical High School's graphic arts department generously offered th...

School News, May 25

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Harwich Elementary School Harwich Elementary School announced the results from its first year audit of the " Fin"tastic initiative. Here are some highlights: 100 percent of the staff surveyed could list behavior expectations, reported that these expectations were taught and had given out acknowledgments; 77 percent of the students surveyed could list the expectations, 92 percent had received acknowledgmen...

Memorial Day Observance Scheduled

By: Ed Maroney

ORLEANS – The towns Memorial Day ceremony will begin Monday, May 29, at Town Cove at 10 a.m. Following the brief wreath laying, Memorial Day march participants will proceed to the Memorial Stones at Orleans United Methodist Church and Academy Place. Three speakers will give addresses, and the Nauset Regional Middle School Chorus and Fife and Drums will perform. The Rev. Sally Norris, pastor of the Federated Ch...

ORLEANS — Four oars produce more power than one. That's the argument that the Pleasant Bay Alliance is making to its constituent towns of Brewster, Chatham, Harwich, and Orleans about pulling together to help the state develop a first-time-ever watershed permit for the town. The first step is to make sure the towns are proceeding in sync. To do that, the Alliance spent the last year-plus preparing a Pleasant...

ORLEANS — Over the last 14 years, the historic Northwest Schoolhouse between Namskaket and Rock Harbor roads has received around $350,000 in community preservation funds from the town. Paul Davies is among those who wants to invite townspeople inside to benefit from their investment in the building, also known as the Odd Fellows Hall. Although a public discussion May 20 at Snow Library on creating a “well-pl...