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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...

A Bumpy Start For Monomoy Baseball

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ Monomoy baseball's 2017 season has gotten off to a bumpy start, with opening losses to Rising Tide and Sandwich, but though head coach Steve Wilson would like the team to see success, he's pleased that one of his goals is already taking shape. “One of our goals is [for them] to be good teammates,” Wilson said following the team's tough 15-3 loss to Sandwich on Monday. “There's probably nothing more...

Along the Sidelines

By: Kat Szmit

Monomoy Softball Blanks Rising Tide In Season Opener The Monomoy girls softball team opened their 2017 season with a 12-0 shutout of Rising Tide last week. Mollie Charest had 11 strikeouts in the outing, and also went 2-for-3 at bat, swinging into a home run for the Sharks. Carlee Tolley and Hannah Potter also had strong games, going 2-for-4 at the plate. On Monday, the Sharks traveled to Sandwich, ...

CCTC's 'Sister Act: The Musical' A Comic Gem

By: Amy Tagliaferri

Deloris Van Cartier, nightclub singer and disco queen, is not someone you’d picture in a nun’s habit. In “Sister Act, The Musical” Deloris finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time when she witnesses her mob-leader lover killing an associate. Forced into witness protection, astonishingly she finds herself in a convent. But it’s here that Deloris learns there are Sisters and then there are sisters. When t...

'Sense The Wind' Illuminates The World Of Blind Sailors

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

Negotiating the world without sight is a prospect that many of us struggle to imagine. We may assume that the absence of sight might make the world a smaller place, a place in which freedom of movement is restricted. “Sense the Wind,” a new hour-long documentary by New York-based filmmaker Christine Knowlton, reveals a world in which those restrictive assumptions are cast to the four winds. The film will be ...

HARWICH — In a teacher’s room tucked in next to the cafeteria of Harwich Elementary School, a group of students and adults meet weekly to give back to people they’ve never met. The elementary school offers after school enrichment programs through the Monomoy Cooperative Learning Program which give kids a fun and enriching activity to do after school. Gina Grenier, a teacher at Harwich Elementary, was inspired ...

How Do We Come Together As A Town?

By: Russ Allen

Frank Bryan, author of “Real Democracy” : “A town meeting is a legislature of citizens, for citizens, and by citizens. The fact that each citizen of the town is also a legislator separates the New England town meeting from all other forms of democracy.” From Wikipedia: “A town meeting is a form of direct democratic rule, used…in New England…since the 17th century, in which…members of a community...

Letters to the Editor, April 6

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

COA Friends Boost Programs Editor: The Friends of Chatham’s Council on Aging thank the many citizens who have responded to our recent membership drive to become members of the Friends of Chatham’s COA and who have generously given additional supporting donations. With these additional supporting donations, the Friends of CCOA has been able to assist in funding the new replacement bus the COA uses...

Prepare For New Break's Impact

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

There was a sense of excitement Sunday among a crowd at the Lighthouse Overlook, not unlike a day a little more than 30 years ago. In both instances, the raw power of nature was on display and the future of an important segment of the community hung in the balance. In January 1987, the ocean broke through North Beach opposite the lighthouse; shoaling, erosion and tidal changes caused by that breakthrough event...

Virginia D. Meagher

By: Contributed

Virginia D. Meagher, 84               WEST BOYLSTON - Virginia Dolan Meagher, 84, of West Boylston and formerly of Worcester, died Thursday, March 30, 2017 at the UMass-Memorial Medical Center after being stricken ill at home.               She leaves her husband of 50 years, Richard A. Meagher; a son Richard A. Meagher Jr. and a daughter Kathleen D. Ryder, both of Worcester; two grandchildren, Alli...

CHATHAM — Send a tick to college? It's a catchy slogan for a vital public health program. With a grant from Cape Cod Healthcare, the Laboratory of Medical Zoology at UMass Amherst is once again offering low-cost testing of ticks for a host of potentially serious diseases, including Lyme disease, babesiosis, anaplasmosis, Powassan and relapsing fever. Public health officials say the best approach is to avo...

ORLEANS — A Community Housing Forum on April 11 will take a close look at the spectrum of current and future housing options Orleans needs for its residents, based on an in-depth survey of demographic and related trends. The forum, to be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the council on aging on Rock Harbor Road, will include a presentation of the draft community housing study and breakout sessions aimed at gene...

Storm Creates New Inlet In South Beach

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM -- Saturday's northeast winds and high tides scoured out a previous washover in South Beach about a quarter mile from Chatham Lighthouse, creating an inlet through which several vessels traveled Sunday. Water was flowing at low tide through the inlet, located approximately across from Outermost Harbor.  It empties into the waterways previously known as the Southway, which was the principle Chatham Harb...

Selectmen Endorse Harwich-Chatham Wastewater Pact

By: Alan Pollock

In votes early this week, selectmen in Harwich and Chatham threw their support behind a two-town partnership for wastewater treatment. If endorsed by voters at each town's spring town meeting and at a subsequent ballot question in Harwich, the inter-municipal agreement calls for Harwich to pay Chatham $6,675,000 over seven years in exchange for providing a certain amount of treatment capacity at Chatham's wast...

SOUTH CHATHAM – Author Anne D. LeClaire's first novel in 11 years begins with a line that any writer would be happy to call their own: “Every day is ordinary. Until it isn't.” It's such a good line that fellow Chatham author Bernard Cornwell asked LeClaire if he could use it. At first, she declined. But when Cornwell suggested they both dedicate the book that the line appears in to each other, she relented....