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HARWICH ─ It was a good day to be Tim Scruggs, but a rough day to be a Crusader as the Cape Tech football team fell in football action to the Old Colony Cougars with a final score of 29-8. Scruggs scored his team's only touchdown after hauling in a stellar pass from quarterback Anthony Armenti to put the Crusaders on the scoreboard and cut into the visiting team's lead of 14-8 in the third quarter. Betwee...

For Halloween this year, forget about fiendish clowns, cackling witches or even the scary state the world’s in. Escape to the theater on Division Street in West Harwich where you’ll meet Seymour and his mysterious plant with the insatiable appetite. The production of “Little Shop of Horrors” at the Cape Cod Theatre Company, home of the Harwich Junior Theatre, is a creepy yet funny experience, the perfect All Hall...

Powerful 'Turning Of The Screw' Haunts At WHAT

By: Ellen Petry Whalen

“The Turn of the Screw” is a Gothic ghost story that is currently haunting Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater with much success. Adapted from the 1898 novel by Henry James, the delightfully creepy story is open to interpretation, which ultimately produces more questions than answers. The hour-and-twenty-minute-long play is set in an English country estate called Bly. We are told that the events of the story unfol...

John Whelan: Cape Cod Lucky

By: John Whelan

“With a little bit….with a little bit With a little bit of bloomin’ luck”   Lerner and Loewe created the wonderful song “With a Little Bit of Luck” to explain the philosophy of ne’er-do-well Alfred P. Doolittle in the hit musical “My Fair Lady.” Doolittle was a wonderful character and that song was just one of many great songs in the show. The song came to mind as I read of all the natural disasters that...

Letters to the Editor, Oct. 26

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Churches Provide Storm Relief Editor: On Oct. 1 and 2, 11 churches came together to load 3.5 tons of emergency supplies onto a trailer bound for Houston. The project was planned and implemented in two and a half weeks, and we would like to thank the people who helped. Project leader Bob DeBoer reached out to a family member who is active in the First Baptist Church of Houston. This large church, actively...

Our View: The Unintended Consequences Of Popularity

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Traffic was snarled in downtown Chatham, nary a parking space was to be found, and crowds roamed the sidewalks and packed Kate Gould Park. A typical summer day in our fair town? No. That was the situation this past Saturday when the town was flooded with people here to take advantage of the fair fall weather and to participate in the Chatham Merchants Association-sponsored Oktoberfest. Perhaps it's the stri...

School News, Oct. 26

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Harwich Elementary School The newly formed 18-member HES School Council had its first meeting recently. The next meeting will be on Thursday, Nov. 16 at 3 p.m, in our activity room. Members include administrators Sam Hein, co-chair, and Mary Oldach; parents Gregory/Marcie Gogol, Jean Copeland, Martha Anne/John Larivee, Adam Capen, Teresa Sprague, Justin/Holly, Tavano, Mariah/Greg Tillman; community represent...

ORLEANS – Voters dug deep into their pockets Tuesday to fund the central core of a downtown sewer system and a new building for Cape Cod Regional Technical High School. They also backed spending $600,000 for HVAC upgrades at the town's elementary school. By a margin of 1,102 to 412, townspeople agreed to borrow $3.68 million to put in sewer pipes and connectors to property lines under Main Street between Acade...

Town To 'Bite the Bullet' To Retire Debt Sooner

By: Ed Maroney

ORLEANS — $29 million. $3.96 billion. Some pretty big numbers were discussed at last week's selectmen's meeting. The $29 million is the amount the town will borrow next month to pay for the new police and DPW/natural resources facilities and a slew of other projects ranging from the recently completed Rock Harbor bulkhead work to replacement of water mains on Beach Road. The $3.96 billion is the ass...

Cape Tech Wins Big

By: Alan Pollock

HARWICH PORT — By a more than three-to-one margin, voters Tuesday gave Cape Cod Tech the green light for a $128 million new high school building. Based on unofficial tallies from town clerks in the 12 towns from Mashpee to Provincetown, the building project passed by a vote of 12,207 to 3,927, earning solid wins in each town in the district. “Most of all, this vote endorses our students,” Superintendent o...

ORLEANS – Voters dug deep into their pockets Tuesday to fund the central core of a downtown sewer system and a new building for Cape Cod Regional Technical High School. They also backed spending $600,000 for HVAC upgrades at the town's elementary school. By a margin of 1,102 to 412, townspeople agreed to borrow $3.68 million to put in sewer pipes and connectors to property lines under Main Street between Acade...

Eldredge Garage Study Group Appointed

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Staff

CHATHAM – Selectmen Tuesday named seven residents to the committee charged with examining possible uses for the Eldredge Garage property, recently purchased by the town for $2.5 million. Named to the Eldredge Garage property planning committee were Sandy Wycoff, owners of the Chatham Clothing Bar; Scott Hamilton of Chatham Jewelers; former Independence Day parade committee chairman Brad Schiff; resident John K...

CHATHAM – At a public information meeting Monday evening on the Crowell Road Intersection Improvement Project, local residents critiqued the plan that selectman blessed in August for improving the intersection of Crowell Road and Route 28. While residents generally agree that the intersection is antiquated and dangerous, several of the roughly 40 people at the meeting at the town hall annex said they favored a...

CHATHAM – Hoping to impress upon federal officials the need for a permanent solution to the dispute over the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge's western boundary, town officials traveled to Washington, D.C. Monday and met U.S. Department of the Interior officials. Selectman Shareen Davis, Natural Resources Director Robert Duncanson and Town Manager Jill Goldsmith also met with staff from the House Natural Resou...

Chatham Celebrates Oktoberfest Saturday With Music, Food, Games

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

CHATHAM – Amid a crowd of Pumpkin People in the Park, the town will celebrate Oktoberfest Saturday at Kate Gould Park. The festival runs from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and features food, live music and games for the whole family. Sponsored by the Chatham Merchants Association, the event includes a costume parade at noon; kids and adults are encouraged to show off their Halloween outfits. Other Oktoberfest hig...

CHATHAM – Distilling four separate waterways-related regulations into a single document isn't an easy task, and even the process of reviewing the consolidated rules has become fraught with controversy. A lack of public input into the process thus far and the possibility of an independent review of the consolidated regulations took center stage at last week's board of selectmen's meeting, although the not-so-su...