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The Difficult Decision Of School Choice

By: Kat Szmit

Once, choosing a high school was limited to public or private. Now, with school choice, options for students are seemingly limitless. So how do young people and their families make such a major decision? With much thought and investigation. School choice allows students to attend public schools other than those in the town they live in. On Cape Cod, the majority of public school districts welcome many non-d...

Harwich Supports Major Wastewater Funding

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The cost of treating wastewater to sustain water quality was a weighty issue for some homeowners in town meeting on Monday night. After a lengthy discussion, a two-thirds majority vote passed approving more than $11 million to begin the second phase of the town's comprehensive wastewater management plan. The message was clear that if steps were not taken to address wastewater issues, the town would l...

Monomoy Track Strong Against Sturgis

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ Raw, foggy weather didn't dampen the spirits of the Monomoy track teams in their April 27 meet against Sturgis, with the boys posting an 82-49 victory, with the Storm girls earning an 82-54 win against the Sharks.   Girls Tenacious In Spite Of Loss   The Monomoy-Cape Tech girls swept the javelin and the shot put thanks to a host of strong performances, but with team numbers down due to s...

HARWICH ─ After a tough loss to Nauset on Friday, the Monomoy girls tennis team rebounded Monday with a big win against Sacred Heart, putting their overall record this season at 4-2. The Friday match was a new adventure for the Sharks, who faced their Eastham rival Warriors for the first time since moving into the Cape and Islands League. “It's a historical first, said Monomoy head coach Bill Burke. “We'v...

Along the Sidelines

By: Kat Szmit

New Golf Leagues at Harwich Port Golf Club   New golf leagues at Harwich Port Golf Club will begin May 15 with open enrollment throughout the season. There will be a Monday night Women’s Team Scramble with check-in between 4 and 5 p.m. and play beginning at 5 p.m. This is open to all skill levels and teams will be organized at check-in. All players must join, and league dues are $20. There will be a we...

CHATHAM – The Chatham Orpheum Theater will host the opening night of the Cape Cod Festival of Arab and Middle Eastern Cinema tonight, May 4. “Halal Love (and Sex),” a comedy by Assad Fouladkar, will be screened at 6 p.m., and will include a pre-screening reception featuring Middle Eastern hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. The biennial showcase highlights movies by filmmakers in the Arab world, the Middle East ...

Locally Created 'Wrinkles' Celebrates Women And Aging

By: Annemarie Della Morte

A combination of “two peas in a pod” and “opposites attract” is probably the best way to describe the writers of “Wrinkles the Musical.” Naomi Turner and Wilderness Sarchild couldn’t be more different, and their work is absolute testimony to the notion that great minds don’t have to think alike to come together. Sarchild and Turner met in 1974 at a retreat coordinated by Sarchild. “We met for lunch the next...

School News, May 4, 2017

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Harwich Elementary School Third and fourth grade students submit 267 art pieces in Ms. Jorgensen's art homework challenge. After Christmas vacation, students in art classes were offered seven homework assignments, one per week. They were all optional and with an established rubric, students could earn up to four points (three for following directions and good effort). At the end of the challenge, their work...

Shareen Davis

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Anyone who heeds the call to municipal service and runs for office should be praised for their willingness to put in the time and effort to serve and place themselves in the often unforgiving public eye. At a time when politics, both at the national and local levels, has become so divisive, all candidates should be recognized for putting their community first and contributing toward the greater good. In any el...

Letters to the Editor, May 4

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Playing The 'Revenue' Card Editor: Plans for landside improvements at Saquatucket Harbor continue to change. The $5 million engineering estimate on the first plan was almost 70 percent over what was expected. There are still plenty of ways to bring the price down even more. However, what some proponents are saying is that since the Harbors generate about $1 million in revenue, then they, the harbormaster de...

Harwich Under Water?

By: Russ Allen

According to scientists and scientific research, by the year 2100 the entire shoreline of Cape Cod will be reduced by 100 feet on all sides by a rise in sea levels resulting from human-created climate change. Further losses will result from erosion caused by increasingly severe weather and some streams and ponds, and parts of the Cape's aquifer will be contaminated by seawater. Provincetown will become an island....

HYANNIS — New help is available for people with certain types of heart problems, thanks to a new treatment for atrial fibrillation and a new clinic for people diagnosed with heart failure, both offered by Cape Cod Healthcare. Last month, Cape Cod Healthcare announced that a new surgical implant is now available locally for people with a certain type of heart problem, non-valvular atrial fibrillation. The newly...

ORLEANS — Mike and Viviane Dufresne's dream of opening a restaurant in Orleans had turned into something of a nightmare. That's the word Mike used to describe the permitting process that gave them “nothing but trouble since February” when he spoke up at the Orleans Citizens forum candidate night April 26. Fighting to keep his emotions in check, Dufresne decried a time- and money-consuming system in which confli...

ORLEANS — Two of the three men sitting on the stage of the Nauset Regional Middle School auditorium April 26 will be sitting as selectmen after the May 16 election. That may have explained the robust turnout for the Orleans Citizens Forum's candidates night. “We all want the best for the town,” David Currier said in his opening statement. “We need to find things we can all agree on, get those done first, and...

HARWICH — The cost of treating wastewater to sustain water quality was a weighty issue for some homeowners in town meeting on Monday night. After a lengthy discussion, a two-thirds majority vote passed approving more than $11 million to begin the second phase of the town's comprehensive wastewater management plan. The message was clear that if steps were not taken to address wastewater issues, the town would l...