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Habitat Moving Forward With West Harwich Plan

By: William F. Galvin

WEST HARWICH — Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod is moving forward with an agreement to purchase Harwich Ecumenical Council for Housing property off Route 28, with an eye on building six affordable homes on the rear portion of the land. Habitat has applied to the board of selectmen for up to $300,000 from the town's affordable housing fund for the purchase of the land and is also requesting that selectmen provi...

Monomoy High Named Model School

By: Alan Pollock

HARWICH — There may be only one Monomoy Regional High School, but there soon may be some other schools in Massachusetts that bear a striking resemblance to it. Last month, the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) announced that the new high school has been approved to become one of its model schools. Its designs and specifications will now be made available to other communities seeking to build sch...

Roundabout Remains A Viable Option At Intersection

By: William F. Galvin

EAST HARWICH — The message was clear Monday night that the town must continue to make short-term adjustments to the Route 39/Pleasant Bay Road intersection while it looks long-term at more substantial improvements. The idea of a roundabout as that long-term solution is gaining traction. Selectmen heard a presentation on the Road Safety Audit report on the intersection conducted by Steven Tupper, a transport...

In an unassuming warehouse in Dennisport, women are doing push-ups on roller skates. If you think that's tough, you should see them skate. Roughly 100 fans did just that on Saturday night when the Salty Dolls of Cape Cod Roller Derby held their first home bout after years of travel competition. Cape Cod Roller Derby is the brainchild of Lynne Duquette Perera, AKA Lulu Nori Morse, who, with Talia Arone, found...

SOMERVILLE ─ With minutes left in their Saturday's contest against Matignon/St. Joseph's Prep and trailing 8-0, the Monomoy Sharks needed a spark. Thanks to Zach Souza and Eli Nickerson, they got an inferno, stunning the Warriors as they soared to a 16-8 win. “Unfortunately we started a little bit flat,” said Monomoy head coach Spanky Demanche. “I'm sure the long bus ride had something to do with that.” D...

HARWICH ─ Cape Tech's Sept. 17 football game against Tri-County came to a frightening end when a player from the opposing team was left unconscious after a defensive hit. An eerie silence fell upon the field when Tri-County linebacker Colin Cicchetti lay motionless on the field after a hard hit. He was unconscious, according to Cape Tech head coach Chris Leonard, for nearly 20 seconds. Though the clock read ...

Baiting Hooks A Smelly, Messy And Enjoyable Business

By: Rob Conery

Les Kovacs enjoys the "ease of working with these guys. It's a great group." Kovacs is in his seventh year as manager at P&B Shanty, tucked into bay 1 at 95 Commerce Park South, deep in the heart of the Chatham industrial park. On my first visit, I found the place partly by smell. Bait on a hot day can't hide. It hits the nose first and unmistakably. Kovacs admits that it can be a "brutal environment." But...

“ They have to be told; it must be told.” Arthur Kipps, a solicitor, feels an obligation to gather his family and friends to finally reveal a ghostly secret that has terrified him into silence for years. To add to the suspense and the importance of his story, Kipps decides to hire an actor and rent a theater as an unorthodox means to disclose all the details. What could be so important about his secret? Wha...

An old man enters a room that clearly overlooks a beautiful pond, he putters and mutters as he maneuvers around the sheet-covered furniture. There’s a knock at the door, and it startles him. “Who’s there?” “It’s me, you old poop!” yells the voice behind the door. It’s Ethel Thayer, and the old man is Norman, her husband, a man only she can love. Their only daughter, Chelsea has had trouble loving him and ha...

Shorten Hometown Parade

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Staff

Harwich's Hometown Parade is a delight. It's everything a small-town parade should be: local, quirky, quaint and fun. But it is also too long. The more than two-mile route the parade took last Sunday – from Harwich Port to Doane Road to Sisson Road, to Route 39 through Harwich Center to Oak Street – was exhausting, according to many marchers, which perhaps explains why so many of the participants were ridin...

Letters to the Editor, Sept. 22

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Bill Could Ruin Neighborhoods Editor: In the proposed National Register District called Captains’ Row in West Harwich, it was advocated for affordable housing to be included. The model was to use the existing homes to create affordable housing and/or adding on to the homes. This would keep the neighborhood livable without changing the footprint to any great degree.  Currently our state proposes to take c...

This Land Is Your Land

By: John Whelan

Way back in 1944, Woody Guthrie wrote:   “ This land is your land, this land is my land From California to the New York Island From the Redwood Forest, to the Gulf stream waters This land was made for you and me.”   The folk song has become a great anthem for America and has been recorded by dozens of artists. Guthrie and his friend Pete Seeger often wrote songs describing the plight o...

Elaine R. Senter

By: Contributed

Elaine R Senter, 82 passed away peacefully on September 10, 2016 while in the loving care of the dedicated staff at Eagle Pond. She was born in Framingham on February 12, 1934.             In 1952, she met and married Shep Senter and together they ran The Chatham Shop for 42 years. An avid Red Sox fan she was delighted when they won the World Series in 2004, 2007 and 2013.             Other pastimes she enj...

School News

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Harwich Elementary School   New Staff Chris Roberts will be music teacher this year. He is a native of Coedpoeth, North Wales. He has been involved in vocal and instrumental music since the age of seven, singing in Church as well as in local “eisteddfodau” (music competitions). He began teaching music in 1978 in Wrexham, North Wales. He has been a music teacher on Cape Cod since 1993. He previously t...

CHATHAM – Paul Harrington plans to run “a very unconventional campaign” for the Ninth Congressional District seat. Harrington, a West Chatham resident who is running as an independent, acknowledged that he is entering the race late in the game, with less than two months before election day, but said he will knock on doors and do whatever else it takes to get his message out to the residents of the district. ...