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New Harwich Housing Plan Cites Need For Rental Housing

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The town's population has decreased by 1.5 percent over the past 15 years, but Harwich remains an expensive place to live and more subsidized rental housing is necessary to make the community more affordable, the latest version of the town's housing production plan concludes. The plan will be the subject of a public hearing on Jan. 30 by selectmen and the planning board. The latest version of the pla...

HARWICH — The Cape and Vineyard Electric Cooperative, which oversees the solar farm at the former town landfill site, is facing financial issues and has asked selectmen for assistance with funding administrative operations. Selectmen last week agreed to pay an administrative fee to the organization for its oversight of the solar array at the town's landfill, money CVEC officials say they need to stay financial...

HARWICH ─ In a matchup between cross-town rivals, the second half made the difference as Monomoy cruised to a 54-40 victory against Cape Tech in the Shark Tank on Tuesday night in Monomoy’s first home win of the season. After a bit of a slow start, Monomoy took head coach Keith Arnold’s halftime pep talk to heart and returned to the court ready for battle, dominating the third quarter 18-9. Behind many of the ...

Hoops Clinic Aims To Inspire Future Sharks

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ Members of the Monomoy girls and boys varsity basketball teams got a taste of the coaching life on Monday when they, along with their coaches, hosted a free skills clinic at the high school. The idea came from first-year boys head coach Keith Arnold, who, after accepting the job this fall, began formulating clinic plans in his mind. Though a hoped-for fall clinic wasn't possible, Martin Luther King...

HYANNIS ─ When the Mashpee-Monomoy Monarchs boys varsity ice hockey team hosted the Cape Tech-Cape Cod Academy Crusaders this past weekend, it looked like their lone first-period goal would see them through to a win. Then the Monarchs' penalties piled up as the Crusaders saw their chance and took it, ending the game in a 1-1 tie. Scoring the late-game goal for the opponents was Mike Looney, who found the net...

CHATHAM – For nearly 90 years, a small enclave on the shores of Mill Pond has seen the genesis of some of the most beautiful wooden boats built on Cape Cod. The tradition began with legendary naval architect F. Spaulding Dunbar and was carried on for the past 20 years by the Pease Brothers Boat Works and Marine Railway. As of Dec. 30, the tiller was passed to Woody Metzger and Jim Donovan, who have rechristene...

HARWICH – Hells Angels and thousands of hippies gathered in May 1972 at the Province Lands Visitor Center in the Cape Cod National Seashore for a raucous one-day rock concert. “It was a mistake,” said Bill Burke of Harwich, the National Seashore’s historian and cultural resource program manager. What was billed as a small concert turned into a melee during the course of which a part of the visitor center’s...

School News, Jan. 19

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Harwich Elementary School   MAP Tests Online Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) will be administered in up to three classrooms at a time with portable laptops. Every student in kindergarten through grade four will taking the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) online winter assessment during January and early February. Thank you to the community for supporting the technology integration initiatives ...

Time To Expand Downtown Parking

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Parking in downtown Chatham has been a matter of public concern since, well, way back. Chamber of commerce documents record discussions of parking problems from the 1940s, maybe earlier. Every once and a while small steps are taken to try to improve the situation – the reconfiguration of town parking off Stage Harbor Road a few years back, for instance – but like a vacuum, what additional spaces can be created ar...

Letters to the Editor, Jan. 19

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Donations Keep Kids Warm Editor: Chatham, you have done it again! Community organizations, businesses, churches and individuals came forward to provide warm winter clothing and holiday wishes to over 200 of Chatham’s children. The Chatham Children’s Fund, Monomoy Community Services and The Chatham Angel Fund collaborate year-round to support Chatham’s families with children in a variety of ways. Special ...

The Night Walk

By: Andrew Buckley

When mixing in a food processor with frozen berries, heavy cream is not interchangeable with Greek yogurt. I mean, sure, the result is delicious – fruity whipped cream. But there was a point, right around the 1¾ cup mark, where my throat wouldn't actually swallow. It was like being Thanksgiving-worthy full, but in a matter of a minute. This was 7:30 p.m. this past Sunday night. Weather was clear, windless a...

CHATHAM — It's a workplace truism: stress in an employee's home life leads to stress on the job. Sometimes those stressors are minor, and it helps to be able to share them with a sympathetic listener. Sometimes the stress comes from big problems like a health crisis, relationship troubles or addiction. A new partnership between the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce and Rogers and Gray Insurance is offering an aff...

Lower Cape MLK Breakfast Unites And Inspires

By: Ed Maroney

ORLEANS — Donald Trump was the man who wasn't there. As the Nauset Interfaith Association Annual Rev. Martin Luther King Day Breakfast unfolded Monday at The Church of the Holy Spirit in Orleans, attendees took a longer view of civil and human rights that encompassed achievements to be celebrated and barriers yet to be broken. “We're not where we ought to be,” the Rev. Wesley Williams, retired pastor of t...

CHATHAM – An email sent Monday by Selectman Amanda Love to her fellow board members appears to have violated the state Open Meeting Law and at least the spirit of the town charter. Noting the upcoming retirement of Fire Chief Michael Ambriscoe, the email asks that the board discuss promoting Deputy Fire Chief Peter Connick to the chief's position. Under the town's charter, the town manager is responsible fo...