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Clark Floats $60.7M Spending Plan For FY18

By: Alan Pollock

HARWICH — Saying there's evidence that town finances are stabilizing, Town Administrator Christopher Clark submitted a balanced budget to selectmen Monday night. The draft fiscal 2018 spending plan will now be scrutinized by selectmen and the finance committee and is likely to undergo many revisions before town meeting in May. Though it omits or reduces nearly $1 million in funding requests from department hea...

Town Publishes 12-page Primer On Wastewater Plan

By: Alan Pollock

HARWICH — It doesn't qualify as leisure reading, but the town's new handbook on water quality aims to answer some key questions about wastewater treatment, like why it's being done, where certain measures will be needed, and how much it'll cost. Selectmen approved the 12-page document on a split vote last week. It can be downloaded from the town's website by clicking on the water droplet button on the home pag...

HARWICH ─ The New England Patriots’ historic win of Super Bowl LI happened more than a week ago, but for Eric Adler it feels like it was yesterday. It helps that he’s been perusing more than 20,000 images captured during the big game and subsequent celebratory parade, and this die-hard fan, who now works for his favorite team, wouldn’t have it any other way. To some degree, Adler’s tale is your classic small...

ORLEANS ─ The Cape Cod Furies girls varsity ice hockey team weathered a late-game rally by the Stoughton Black Knights to secure a 5-4 victory on Senior Night Feb. 11 at their home rink in the Charles Moore Arena. The Cape Tech-Monomoy-Nauset tri-team was ready to go in the opening period, netting three of their five goals in the frame. The first came at the 2:45 minute mark when Lauren Monger sent in an una...

Warriors Best Sharks In Girls Hoops

By: Kat Szmit

NORTH EASTHAM ─ Injuries and three-pointers proved potent for the Monomoy girls basketball team on Friday night as the Sharks fell 56-24 in a girls-boys doubleheader. Noticeably absent from game play for the Sharks was Geia Alverio, who was sidelined with a season-ending injury in the team's recent game against Falmouth. Her absence, combined with a powerful Nauset squad, was more than Monomoy was ready for ...

NORTH EASTHAM ─ Friday night was a tough one for the Monomoy boys basketball team, which fell to rival Nauset in an 80-41 non-league game on the road. Chris Mazulis was the Sharks' high scorer in the outing, contributing 14 points overall between free throws and successful shots on net, but even with his double-digit input and Jake Wisniewski's game-high 13 rebounds, Monomoy found itself overrun by the deter...

'The Wiz' A Wild Musical Journey Down The Yellow Brick Road

By: Amy Tagliaferri

I thought I was going to just "Ease on Down the Road” Friday night when I went to see “The Wiz” at the Cape Cod Theatre Company, home of the Harwich Junior Theatre, but instead I was blown away like the tornado that touched down in Kansas!   A fantastic cast of 17 adults and children under James P. Byrne’s innovative direction with Robert Wilder’s musical know-how and four (yes four!) equally innovative c...

Newbery Honor Book Author To Speak At Eldredge Library

By: Debra Lawless

Here’s the thing about “Wolf Hollow,” the new novel by Lauren Wolk of Centerville: the story is so compelling that when you finish it, you’ll be thrilled to know that another novel by Wolk will soon be released. “Beyond the Bright Sea,” set in the Elizabeth Islands off Falmouth, is due out in May. “Wolf Hollow” is for ages 10 and up and was named a 2017 Newbery Honor Book and won the New England Book Award....

The Chandler Travis Philharmonic's “Waving Kissyhead Vol. 2 & 1” was soft-released late in 2016. The official album release party is set for Saturday, Feb. 18 at Preservation Hall in Wellfleet. The 17 tracks are, not surprisingly, all over the map. But in a good way. By design. One standout track is “The Strongman of North America (bedhead remix).” Co-written with frequent Travis collaborator David Greenbe...

Talent, In Spades

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

This week we take a break from budgets, wastewater and government controversies – well, not completely, but, shall we say instead “feature less prominently” – in favor of highlighting two local folks whose talent has taken them far and brought them great recognition. Earlier this month, Chatham's Dr. Michael Tompsett stood with three other notable engineers on a London stage to receive the £1 million Queen Eli...

Letters to the Editor, Feb. 16

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Letter Misrepresented Positions Editor: Our question is why someone would misrepresent the truth about the Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization’s (MPO) meeting, which we, the undersigned, attended. A letter that appeared in last week’s Chronicle came from R. Leavitt, who was totally frustrated at that meeting when he learned about a new petition signed by the West Chatham neighborhood center busin...

Father Daughter Dance

By: Andrew Buckley

There’s a picture on the bookshelf that greets you as you walk in our house. On the top shelf, between the blue miniature wooden dory that once carried Barbies, stuffed animals, a beloved plastic horse and hand-drawn paper dolls, and the wicker basket full of Christmas cards, sits a red foam photo frame. Adorned with two pink hearts (that always seem to be falling off and are just as easily found and reaffixed...

David H. “Davey” Hovey, III

By: Contributed

David H. “Davey” Hovey, III                         David H. “Davey” Hovey, III, 26, of Boston, died Monday, February 6, 2017 after a valiant battle with brain cancer. He was born September 23, 1990 in Littleton, Colo., the beloved son of David H. Hovey, Jr. and Leigh (Armstrong) Hovey of Simsbury, Conn. and Chatham. He was a graduate of Westminster School in Simsbury, Class of 2009, and received his Bachel...

Neal Barry Waters

By: Contributed

Neal Barry Waters Prominent Cape Cod Jeweler February 6, 1960 – January 20, 2017    Neal Barry Waters, 56, of Harwich, passed away peacefully in Vero Beach, Fla., January 20, 2017, after years of struggle with the rare disease of Hemochromatosis.    Neal was a 40-year employee of Monahan & Co., Fine Jewelers of Harwich Port and Vero Beach, Fla. beginning at age 17, from stock boy to president. ...

Jane Hathaway Haven

By: Contributed

Jane Hathaway Haven, 93             CHATHAM – On February 2, 2017, Jane Hathaway Haven passed on at Cape Heritage in Sandwich after several years of declining health.             Jane was born December 8, 1923, the only child of Elmer Leroy Hathaway and Marie Ketels Hathaway in St. Louis, Missouri. She grew up in Chilicothe, Illinois, where her father was a Division Engineer on the Santa Fe Railroad. She gr...

CHATHAM – It's no secret that housing costs on the Cape – and in Chatham in particular – are a barrier to young people moving and/or staying here. With the average value of a Chatham home running $872,615, the salary it takes to afford a house is beyond those offered by most area employers. When members of the town's economic development committee (EDC) began looking at how to encourage greater age diversity i...