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Hearing Slated On New Waterways User Fees

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – A public hearing on a proposal to institute new waterways user fees will be held by the waterways advisory committee next Thursday, Oct. 27, at 4 p.m. at the community center. Under the proposal, all vessels moored or berthed in Chatham, using rack storage or launching from public boat ramps would be required to pay the waterways user fee. Under the proposal, the fee for resident and non-resident tax...

Construction Will Limit Old Mill Boatyard Access

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – Reconstruction of the Old Mill Boatyard bulkhead and replacement of floats will begin this week, restricting access to the facility's parking area. The boat ramp will remain open through Nov. 20, but after that will be closed, with the possible exception of some weekends. Officials urge boaters to use the Barn Hill Road ramp as an alternative, since no trailer and very limited single-vehicle parking ...

CHATHAM – Pumpkin People have invaded Kate Gould Park and will greet visitors at this Saturday's seventh annual Oktoberfest celebration, scheduled to begin at the park at 10:30 a.m. The day will feature music, food, games, and a kids' costume parade, all culminating in a 90-minute game of “Zombie Tag.” The event is organized by the Chatham Merchants Association. Entertainment begins at 10:30 a.m. with the C...

CHATHAM – In a wide ranging discussion, officials launched into preparations for the fiscal 2018 budget last week, touching on topics ranging from staffing levels to ways to fund the town's post-employment benefits obligation. If the current fiscal year is anything to go by, Chatham is doing well financially. Overall growth in property values of 3.8 percent plus higher than anticipated revenue kept the tax rat...

HARWICH — The Luce family has operated a charter boat out of Saquatucket Harbor for nearly as long as the municipal harbor has existed, but that will be coming to an end this year based on a vote of the board of selectmen Monday night to uphold provisions in the harbor management plan. Captain Bob Luce had fished from his slip in the harbor for 30 to 40 years and was a well-respected charter captain with many ...

Parking Agreement Holds Back Harwich Port Plaza Approval

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH PORT — Parking arrangements with the two abutting property owners appear to be the issue standing between Camelot LLC's Harwich Port Plaza project and approval by the planning board. But that could be resolved in the next week. The project calls for the demolition of the four shops in the center of Harwich Port and development of a two-story mixed-use building totaling 12,400 square feet at the former ...

HARWICH — The state Department of Environmental Protection has upheld the conservation commission's decision to allow the reconstruction of the fish house on the Herring River. DEP sided with the commission in an appeal for a superseding order of conditions filed by abutters. Francis and Debra Zarette, trustees of Farm View Realty Trust, purchased the former Lucas fish house about a year ago and have been work...

Rt. 39/Pleasant Bay Road Roundabout On Capital Plan

By: William F. Galvin

EAST HARWICH — Residents could see a roundabout at the intersection of Route 39 and Pleasant Bay Road in a couple of years, Town Administrator Christopher Clark told a group of homeowners who live near the intersection during an informational meeting Tuesday afternoon. The purpose of the meeting was to solicit input from residents who live near the intersection as the town moves toward locating a roundabout th...

HARWICH ─ If all you looked at from Monday's Monomoy girls varsity soccer game against Sturgis East was the final score, a 4-3 loss for the Sharks, you don't have the whole picture, as Monomoy gave Sturgis a real run in the game's second half. At the break, the Storm held a 3-0 lead over the Sharks thanks to a first half that found Monomoy head coach Jenn Peterson posing an important question to her players....

Monomoy Field Hockey Shuts Out Plymouth North

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ After a lackluster first half, the Monomoy girls field hockey team burst into the second half of Saturday's game against Plymouth North with gusto to earn a 4-0 non-league victory. The win came a few days after what head coach Cheryl Poore said was one of the best played and toughest losses of the season, a 1-0 outing against Barnstable, which she said was behind the Sharks' dispirited opening fram...

HARWICH ─ An online search and an extensive athletic background led Karen Guillemette to a new adventure, one she is most excited to begin. In a few weeks, Guillemette will venture to Cape Cod to become the interim Athletic Director for the Monomoy Regional School District. “Being an AD has been a career goal of mine for the past two years,” said Guillemette, who was chosen for the post from among more than ...

A woman out for her regular run through the North Harwich woods stumbles upon a disturbing scene, apparently the aftermath of a drug deal gone bad. Things turn ugly, and she ends up running for her life, forced to defend herself in ways she never imagined possible. No, that's not the latest Netflix original. It's the plot of “Runner,” a short film being produced locally by a Harwich couple who hope to use it t...

Eventide's 'Moon For The Misbegotten' Raw And Moving

By: Ellen Petry Whalen

Many people were surprised when the Nobel Prize for literature was given to Bob Dylan for his outspoken and poetic songs highlighting the need for social change. The 1936 winner, American playwright Eugene O’Neill, also gave voice to those living on the edge of society, which is illustrated in his grandly tragic “A Moon for the Misbegotten,” currently at The Eventide Theater Company. “A Moon for the Mi...

The first-ever Great White Gala Against Cancer will take place on Friday, Oct. 28 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Chatham Bars Inn to raise funds for The Jimmy Fund. The event will benefit multiple myeloma cancer research at Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. The event will feature a VIP reception followed by a general admission event with a Cape Cod-themed dinner, cash bar and both live and silent auctions. The auct...

Letters to the Editor, Oct. 20

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Surprised By Trump Support Editor: I was not surprised when no one stood outside the community center with signs in support of Trump during the primary elections in March. I thought that was a good sign. But I was surprised when the votes were counted and 528 citizens of Chatham had voted for Trump. I hope now with just a few weeks left before the November election of the next president of the United States...

Festival Time

By: The Cape Cod Chronicle

As this is being written, it's sunny and about 70 degrees outside of The Chronicle's office. It's a perfect fall day, the very epitome of why many of us who live here believe that autumn is the Cape's best season. It seems like we aren't alone. Almost every weekend since Labor Day, and many weekdays, downtown Chatham has been packed with people. Granted, it's a different crowd than those who are here in the su...