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SOUTH HARWICH — Tom and Trish Kennedy are back in town. The IT entrepreneurs who shaped BackOffice into an internationally successful data solutions company, then sold it to a Goldman Sachs-backed investment group, are developing an innovative technology center and AppFactory at the offices of their former business that will bring dozens of new jobs to town. Last Wednesday they celebrated the opening of their ...

Bob Murray Housing With Love Walk Turns 25

By: Alan Pollock

In 1993, it was clear that the best approach to tackling the growing problem of homelessness on Cape Cod was to prevent it from happening in the first place. With grants and services that help working families cope with life's ordinary financial emergencies, it could be possible to keep them from losing their homes. Under the leadership of the late Bob Murray, the Housing with Love Walk was born. Twenty-five y...

Open House Planned For Cultural Center At Middle School

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Interest continues to grow in the use of the former Harwich Middle School as a cultural center. Nearly all of the rooms on the first and second floor have been rented as artist studios, and town officials think its time to invite residents in to observe the activity. “It's a chance for residents to come in and see the operation there and the success of the cultural center concept,” Community Center D...

A member of AmeriCorps Cape Cod has been assigned to work with the Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT), the Harwich Conservation Department, and the Chatham Conservation Foundation (CCF) in 2017 and 2018, according to the organization. This AmeriCorps member, who has yet to be named, is typically a college student and will serve in Harwich for two days a week and in Chatham for one day per week. The AmeriCorps pr...

PLEASANT LAKE — Sixty-three years ago, regional and national newspaper reporters descended on sleepy Harwich for a big news story. A 16-year-old girl from Quincy, Mass., saved her family from being asphyxiated when their summer camp on Seymour Pond became filled with gas from a malfunctioning refrigerator. Sixty-three years later, the memories of that day are as fresh as ever for Patricia Evans, the heroine of...

Harwich Transfer Station Is Back Online

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The town's transfer station is fully back in operation after four days of requiring commercial trash haulers to dump in Yarmouth. The transfer station compactor and push-pit components were compromised by what appears to be electrical voltage issues. Department of Public Works Director Lincoln Hooper said the transfer station operated at limited capacity for four days while issues were examined. With...

CHATHAM ─ On a summertime afternoon John Schiffner stands at the third-base dugout fence gazing out at Veterans Field, taking a breather in between fielding text messages and phone calls that followed in a flurry after the announcement that his 2017 season as head coach of the Chatham Anglers will be his last. “It's time, for a lot of reasons,” Schiffner said. While the winningest head coach in Cape Cod B...

HARWICH ─ The magic number when Harwich Mariners hosted the Chatham Anglers on July 2 was five. The Mariners were looking to end a five-game losing streak and thanks to a five-run fifth inning did so with a bang, coming away with a 7-3 victory to end their drought. The game-changing inning kicked off when Max Burt reached first on an error by Chatham first baseman Ashton McGee, with Burt racing to second bef...

Swing by Whitehouse or Veterans fields on any given weekday morning and you'd expect to see ballplayers at work honing their skills. After all, the fields are the respective homes of the Cape Cod Baseball League's Harwich Mariners and Chatham Anglers. But while baseball skills are a big part of mornings during the summer months, the fun belongs to the game's future generations taking part in the annual youth clin...

You might remember the dramatic rescue in July 2015 of a juvenile great white shark that beached himself on South Beach. Jamison, as the shark was later named, had jumped out of the water to catch a bird and landed on a sandbar. Unable to extricate himself, he eventually washed onto the shore on his back. Beachgoers kept him alive until he could be towed out to sea again by the harbormaster and shark scientist...

Janet M. Daly has just released her second book telling the story of Chatham’s fascinating history through photographs and captions. “Chatham Through Time” (Fonthill Media, 2017) is a companion to Daly’s 2002 book “Chatham,” published as a part of Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America Series. While her first book is a collection of historic photographs, sketches and cartoons ranging from the 1860s to 1962, th...

Are you a Cape Rep fan? Theater aficionado? Mad about Broadway musicals? Then you are either familiar with these two powerhouse performers or will relish discovering them in this special summer event. Jared Hagen and Trish LaRose excel in a spotlight; the two are natural born entertainers. Director Richard J. Sullivan, with help from the two conceived a show where the two play off each other’s talents and play...

Letters to the Editor, July 6

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Newspaper Connects Students, Environment Editor: This year, fifth grade students at Monomoy Regional Middle School immersed themselves in the newly created grade five Earth and Human Activity Project. Throughout the school year, students studied the impact of humans on the Earth and identified related problems and possible solutions to them. Students engaged in educational field experiences, hands-on, in-sc...

Development Quid Pro Quo

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

In recent months, Chatham has seen a number of developments which seem to maximize building on relatively small parcels of land. The most visible is the subdivision at 78 Crowell Rd., a 1.35 acre lot previously the home of the Chatham Medical Associates offices, which squeezes three large homes on parcels of less than 20,000 square feet, well below the usual minimum lot size. Nonetheless, this was allowable under...

The Other Summer Sports On Cape Cod

By: Russ Allen

The Cape Cod Baseball League, founded in 1885, is the best-known summer sports organization on the Cape, drawing college-age men from across the nation for what can be a steppingstone to the minor and major leagues. CCBL teams are based in Brewster, Bourne, Yarmouth-Dennis, Falmouth, Hyannis, Chatham, Orleans, Cotuit, and Wareham, with the Harwich Mariners playing its games at Whitehouse Field near Monomoy Region...

Capt. Howard M. “Mike” Veillette, USCG (ret.)               Captain Mike Veillette, 83, of Virginia Beach and Chatham passed away on June 21 at his home in Chatham.               He was born in Hartford, Connecticut to Howard and Anna (Walsh) Veillette. He was a member of the 1955 graduating class of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and spent a 30 year career with the Co...