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Letters to the Editor, Oct. 6

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Watching The Waters For All Editor: Friends of Chatham Waterways (FCW) would like to thank the 2016 Chatham Water Watchers for all their hard work during this year's Coastal Water Nutrient Monitoring Program. On five separate mornings this past summer, using various scientific instruments (Secchi disks, refractometers, dissolved oxygen meters and Niskins), volunteers measured water depths, clarity, salinit...

Another Week, Another Town

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Readers will notice a few new additions to this week's paper. Along with stories focusing on Chatham and Harwich, we're including some additional coverage of the town just to the north, Orleans. There are several reasons for this move, but the most important one is that it's something that residents and businesses in Orleans have been requesting for some time. It's not something we're doing blithely, either. W...

Monty Python Comes To Orleans

By: Debra Lawless

“It’s easier to make an audience cry than to make them laugh,” says Peter Earle, director of Monty Python’s “Spamalot,” running from Oct. 6 to Nov. 13 at the Academy of Performing Arts in Orleans. “Spamalot,” a musical comedy, was adopted from the 1975 film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” a parody of the famous legend of King Arthur. The original 2005 Broadway production directed by the late Mike Nichols wo...

The community is invited to join friends and family on Thursday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. at The Chatham Orpheum for a fun evening to remember local fisherman Tom George by enjoying his favorite movie, “Jaws.” The evening will be an opportunity to honor a man who was known for his humor, kindness, generosity, sense of adventure and love of the sea while raising money for ALS ONE, a local non-profit committed to fin...

The romantic comedy-drama “Musical Chairs” will be screened at The Chatham Orpheum Theater on Thursday, Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m., with proceeds to benefit Adam in Chatham’s youth dance scholarship program Chance to Dance. “Musical Chairs” is a charming variation on the “Boy Meets Girl” theme, following the lives of Armando (E.J. Bonilla), who lives in the Bronx and works in his family’s restaurant, and Mia (Leah P...

Kat's Pause: The Coolest Choice

By: Kat Szmit

This week, for the second time, I heard former pro basketball player Chris Herren talk about his battle with drug addiction. Herren, a former member of the Boston Celtics, spoke about his illness and its toll in a stirring talk at Monomoy Regional High School on Monday. While much of what Herren said struck me, one comment in particular stood out. A question he'd ask if his own kids started using illicit subst...

HARWICH ─ Thanks to an unprecedented display of athleticism, the 2016 Harwich Cranberry Harvest Half Marathon will be one for the history books. Each of the top three men's runners – Jim Spisak, Amos Sang, and Glarius Rop – soundly broke the record for fastest Cape Cod half marathon set in 1991 by Larry Bartholomew. Bartholomew claimed victory in the Hyannis half marathon with a finish time of 1:06:56, which...

HARWICH ─ Though the Monomoy boys golf team didn't clinch the Cape and Islands League crown, they've got their sights set on the South Sectional Championship, and with the team's top three packing a punch on the links, it's possible the team will add another trophy to the high school case. Last week the Sharks suffered a challenging loss to Sturgis West, falling 128-148. But other matches this season have be...

Selectmen Issue FY18 Budget Message To Town Administrator

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The FY18 budget message presented to Town Administrator Christopher Clark by selectmen states clearly the board's directive to stay within the limits of Proposition 2½, and to assist in doing so, the board is discouraging new hires and increased hours for part-time employees. “I view this as the most important document the board of selectmen votes in the year,” Selectman Peter Hughes said. Selectm...

HARWICH — “It's a complicated dance,” Monomoy Regional High School teacher Richard Houston told selectmen Monday night of opinions in favor and against Question 2 on the election ballot being disseminated in 30 second commercials on television and radio. The ballot question seeks to expand the number of charter schools that would be allowed in the commonwealth. Approval of the question would give the state Boa...

Work Begins On Town-operated Pet Cemetery

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The pet cemetery approved by voters for 2.25 acres of town-owned land along Queen Anne Road is showing a little life, with department of public works employees using a Bobcat to clear brush from the lot. “We trying to get the lay of the land, find out what the topography is there,” Cemetery Administrator Robbin Kelley said of the work taking place last Thursday. Voters approved the use of the land...

Bridges For The Fallen Dedication Saturday On Route 124

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Saturday will be a busy day around the Route 124 overpass of Route 6, as state and local officials, together with the Bridges for the Fallen organization, dedicate the bridge to fallen World War II pilot U.S. Navy Lieutenant Junior Grade Ralph Wallace Burns. The 10 a.m. dedication is anticipated to draw a large crowd at the commuter parking lot near the bridge, where the ceremony will be held. With l...

Selectmen Approve $240K For Habitat Housing Development

By: William F. Galvin

WEST HARWICH — The selectmen on Monday night voted to provide Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod with $240,000 from the town affordable housing trust fund to purchase approximately 1.5 acres of land off Route 28 to construct six affordable homes. As required when approving the use of the housing trust funds, the town's housing authority and housing committee last week also endorsed the allocation to Habitat proj...

HARWICH ─ It’s not often that an auditorium full of high school students is so silent one can hear the proverbial pin drop, but that was the case when Chris Herren spoke at Monomoy Regional High School on Monday. Herren, a former member of the Boston Celtics and a recovering drug addict now sober for eight years, brought a powerful message to students, many of whom were moved to tears by his words. But it...

CHATHAM – Beth Fouhy didn't intentionally follow her father, noted journalist Ed Fouhy, into the news business. Growing up, she took for granted the informed, lively family conversations about politics and current events. “I think I had to leave home and go to college, go to friends homes for dinner and find out they had less interesting dinner conversations,” she said. Fouhy, senior political editor for NB...

Pumpkin People Are Coming Back

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

CHATHAM – With autumn temperatures sweeping in over the past week, the Pumpkin People aren't be far behind. Sponsored by the Chatham Merchants Association, Pumpkin People in the Park is the annual display set up in Kate Gould Park centered around – what else – pumpkins. Business, non-profit organizations and individuals sponsor a Pumpkin Person, creating a scenario that, in the past, have ranged from simple to...