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CHATHAM – More than 2,000 participants and many thousands more spectators are expected for the upcoming Fourth of July parade, the 122 nd since the event began in 1896. On Tuesday, parade committee chairman Brad Schiff announced that historian Spencer Grey had been chosen as the procession's grand marshal. “We find it very fitting that Spencer, who is so respected and has a legacy of significant contributi...

A member of the audience at the annual meeting of the Friends of the Eldredge Public Library on June 13 asked Emily Rooney, host of WGBH-TV’s “Beat the Press,” to name a hero or heroine. After a brief pause she responded, “Andy Rooney.” The standing-room-only crowd in the library’s Forgeron Room applauded. Emily Rooney, 67, is, of course, the daughter of the famous broadcast journalist Andy Rooney, who died...

CHATHAM – In 1964, the town went through a complex series of steps in order to transfer a portion of what was then airport property to the town's VFW. A portion of the land now occupied by the Brown-James-Buck Post on George Ryder Road remains under Chatham Municipal Airport ownership, but lacks a lease. That is a violation of the airport's federal obligations, according to a 2015 Federal Aviation Administrati...

Training Helps J-1 Foreign Workers Cycle Safely

By: Alan Pollock

EAST HARWICH — On Monday afternoon, a small crowd of young men and women gathered outside the Wequassett Inn, where they work under the J-1 student visa program, to talk about bicycle safety. They learned about the rules of the road, bike maintenance and nighttime riding, but organizers hope they also learned something else. “We just want you guys to be safe,” Harwich Police Lt. Kevin Considine said. The tr...

HARWICH PORT — Changes are being proposed to the plan to redevelop the former Dino's restaurant location in the center of the village, and the possibility those changes could include a restaurant has some neighbors concerned. Last week the board of health heard a request for a septic permit for the property more than double the required capacity of the original proposal, leading some to believe a restaurant co...

HARWICH — At 31, Jeff Locantore is the youngest resident of Pine Oaks Village, an affordable housing development here. He lives independently despite having cerebral palsy and a seizure disorder, and don't get him wrong. He's glad to have his apartment, having spent seven years on the waiting list to obtain it. But it's not really the experience Locantore had hoped for. He'd feel more comfortable being among p...

As eighth graders from the Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School in East Harwich were walking along the Vietnam Memorial during a visit to Washington, D.C. last week, student Kayo Torres spotted several veterans standing near the far end of the reflective wall. He walked up to them, stuck out his hand and thanked them for their service. His fellow students fell in line behind him, and soon a line snaked along the...

HARWICH — After several months of review, discussions with retail distributors and consideration of broader restrictions on the sale of tobacco products, the board of health will be proposing new regulations in a public hearing next month containing just one major change: an increase from 18 to 21 in the legal age to purchase tobacco products. Health Director Paula Champagne said there were a number of additio...

HARWICH — The battle over Resilient Family Farms and town regulatory control continues as the board of health seeks to address an alleged unlicensed piggery and manure management issues at the Chatham Road farm. Farm owner Barry Viprino was before the board of health a week ago addressing charges in a cease and desist order issued in April relating to the piggery, the absence of a wholesale food license and ma...

Salt Box Truck Relocates To Center Of Harwich Port

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The Salt Block Food Truck moved into Harwich Center this week from its former station in the parking lot across from Saquatucket Harbor. The planning board approved the change of location for the special use permit previously granted to Jennifer and Douglas Ramler of Cape Sea Grille, owners of the food truck. The Ramlers were before the planning board last Tuesday seeking the transfer of location to ...

CHATHAM ─ Mother Nature certainly worked hard to keep the Chatham Anglers from getting their 2017 season started at home, but once it did the A's battled to a pair of victories in their double header against Wareham. It took until Sunday for the Anglers to see game play at Veterans Field after their official home opener against Cotuit on Friday was rained out after half an inning. Returning center fielder DJ...

HARWICH ─ An extra inning wasn't a plus for the Harwich Mariners, who fell 4-2 in their season and home opener to the Y-D Red Sox. Three days later, however, the Mariners found their stride and got a little payback when they bested the Sox on their home turf 5-2, kicking off the roller coaster ride that is Cape League baseball. The excitement was palpable at Whitehouse Field on June 14 as the Mariners got th...

Summer is upon us here on Cape Cod and that can only mean one thing (other than an uptick in traffic): It's time for the annual Harwich 5K and Chatham Harbor Run road races, happening this weekend in their respective towns. The Harwich 5K, sponsored by the Harwich Chamber of Commerce and presented by Koko Fitness, kicks off Saturday (June 24) at 9:30 a.m., with packet pickup taking place Friday from 2 to 5 p.m...

Stephen Sondheim's 1973 Tony Award winning musical is Monomoy Theatre's brilliant season opening production running for the next two weeks. House lights up, curtain drawn, orchestra in fine tune, fabulous acting, strong and impressive voices, exquisite costuming in silks and satins, simple set design, and in perfect step. The Monomoy Players sponsored by the University of Hartford take center stage in the peti...

“I am Arthur, King of the Britons!” The loud and sonorous voice of Christopher Schultz rang through the audience at the Academy Playhouse in Orleans on Friday in the opening night of “Spamalot.” Based on the film “Monty Python and The Holy Grail,” the musical comedy included all of the classic Monty Python scenes, coconuts, a killer rabbit, an intriguing discussion of African versus European swallows, and of cour...

Save A Life And Brake For Turtles

By: Kat Szmit

The folks at Wild Care, Inc., of Cape Cod have an important message for drivers encountering turtles in the roadway: Stop! You just might save a life. Each year when spring begins its migration into summer here on the peninsula, not only does Cape Cod see an influx of tourist traffic, but roadways also see an increase in turtle crossings, particularly of snapping turtles looking for suitable locations to lay t...