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CHATHAM – Shellfish Warden Renee Gagne had a problem. AmeriCorps volunteers recently culled oysters grown out in the town's upwelling system to ready them to be distributed in various waterways. Then a potentially toxic algae bloom closed all of Nantucket Sound, including the various inlets and embayments throughout town, to shellfishing. At almost the same time, work began on renovations to Old Mill Boatyard,...

TD Bank To Close Chatham Branch

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – TD Bank will close its branch at 693 Main St. in January. Customers were informed of the closure in a letter dated Oct. 17. Retail Market President Marion Colombo wrote that the branch office will close on Jan. 27. Lisa Sawicki, vice president and corporate communications manager for the bank, said in an email that the Chatham branch will be merged with the TD Bank in Harwich Port. “The decisio...

State Senate Hopefuls Highlight Differences

By: Alan Pollock

State senate hopefuls Anthony Schiavi, a Republican, and Democrat Julian Cyr agree on the central issues of the campaign. Both are pledging to be strong advocates for the Cape and Islands on Beacon Hill, and both are struggling to build name recognition with voters. So it's not surprising that, with the election less than two weeks away, they're attempting to underscore their differences. Cyr, who grew up work...

CHATHAM – With conditions on Chatham Bar the worst they've been in years, officials are being urged to fast track improvements to a Stage Harbor commercial dock purchased by the town earlier this year. The town purchased the Eldredge trap dock at May's annual town meeting for $1.5 million. Adjacent to the town-owned Old Mill Boatyard, where the harbormaster's office is located, the dock was leased back to the ...

CHATHAM – A $103,771 overdraft for police and fire overtime in fiscal 2016 caught the attention of the state department of revenue, which told the town in no uncertain terms that this sort of deficit spending isn't allowed. “I expect that this will not become an annual event,” Marie Jane Handy, director of accounts at the DOR, wrote in a bolded paragraph in a Sept. 22 letter to Town Manager Jill Goldsmith. “I ...

Harwich Port Cumberland Farms Closing Doors On Sunday

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH PORT — The Cumberland Farms store here will close on Sunday, and demolition will follow shortly there after. The goal is to have a new store built and ready to open by the beginning of February, Rick Boyle, regional manager for the company, said this week. The plan is to construct a 3,585 square-foot store, slightly larger than the existing one. The plans show 1,864 square feet of retail space. It will...

Mariners Association Will Build Whitehouse Field Rest Rooms

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Whitehouse Field will be getting permanent restroom facilities thanks to the Harwich Mariners Athletic Association. Selectmen have issued a license to the association to construct the new restrooms behind the bleachers at the field, and the town will take ownership when the project is completed. The restroom facility is expected to be completed by next spring. “Over the past four years, the Marine...

Selectmen Look To Revamp Harwich Port Entertainment Licenses

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — A recent disciplinary hearing on complaints about noise emanating from Perks in Harwich Port has selectmen agreeing they should look at more consistent practices when issuing entertainment licenses for restaurants. The recommendation comes from Town Administrator Christopher Clark, who told selectmen the attorney representing Perks cited the need for more consistency with regulations, including unifo...

Clark A Finalist For Yarmouth Town Administrator

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Town Administrator Christopher Clark was named a finalist for the town administrator's position in Yarmouth on Tuesday. The final decision is not anticipated until after another round of interviews is conducted, which are scheduled to take place on Nov. 19. The Yarmouth Town Administrator Search Committee presented the names of two finalists to selectmen on Tuesday evening. They had planned to presen...

Killed In A Senseless Crash, Jordan Fisher Is Fondly Remembered

By: Alan Pollock , Kat Szmit

HARWICH — Jordan Fisher was best known for a smile that was infectious and was a welcoming window into his upbeat and endearing personality. Sadly, in news that left the community reeling Monday, the 19-year-old Harwich man was killed in a horrific early morning traffic accident in Middleborough. Fisher was with three friends driving on Route 495 in Middleborough, apparently returning to college after a weeken...

HARWICH ─ What do you get when you combine six awesome hoop stars, one enthusiastic crowd, and a whole lot of fun? A slamtastic fundraiser with the Harlem Wizards. As part of an annual tradition, the troupe brought their comedic and basketball talents to Monomoy Regional High School last Thursday for an event that put the fun in fundraiser. For a little more than two hours the Wizards alternated between batt...

A Tough Senior Night For Monomoy Boys Soccer

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ Senior Night proved a tough one for the Monomoy boys varsity soccer team, which fell 3-1 to St. John Paul II in their second meeting of the season. The last time the two faced each other, the Sharks came away with a 3-1 win courtesy of late-game goals, but last Thursday the odds were against the home team, which was stymied by the Lions' punishing defense that left little chance for Monomoy to get ...

Kat's Pause: All Hail The Message Of This King

By: Kat Szmit

Have you read the story about King Arthur? No, not the one involving round tables and acts of bravery. I'm talking about the one involving a young boy with a dream and the courage to pursue it in spite of, well, a significant vertical challenge. If you haven't yet read about this King Arthur, you ought to, and then share his story with the kids in your life. For those unaware, King Arthur is the nickname of Ar...

APCC Film Event And Discussion Series Features 'One Big Home'

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

The Association to Preserve Cape Cod (APCC) will present the film “One Big Home” at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27 at the Chatham Orpheum Theater. Following the screening, filmmaker Thomas Bena will join the audience via Skype from Martha's Vineyard for a short question and answer period. Here on the Cape we are familiar with the strange logic of people falling in love with our beautiful seaside home with its mo...

Edgar Allan Poe is a literary master of the macabre, and the Halloween season is an ideal time to highlight his works. Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater’s musical “Nevermore” is a haunting journey into Poe’s madness and literary genius. Poe’s life reads like one of his ghoulish tales, and “Nevermore” (music by Matt Conner and book by Grace Barnes) capitalizes upon this through its artistic interpretatio...

Letters to the Editor, Oct. 27

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

A Scary Election Season Editor: Seemingly this country has now become its own worst enemy, and as this tire dump fire of a presidential election continues to rage, which is like having a front row seat to "The Jerry Springer Show," I'm thinking the current condition of this country and where we appear to be headed is akin to "The Fall of the Roman Empire." That's scary. Happy Halloween. Mike Rice South ...