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Andrew Buckley: Time For A Bash

By: Andrew Buckley

He came to us at dusk, or rather, us to him in a parking lot of a motel west of Fall River, on the other side of the Braga Bridge. When I asked if he’d peed yet, Judi said, “Yes, on the way, on my son.” Just about a week earlier, Sofie had been at the Animal Rescue League in Brewster and found a beautiful pointer pup. It had been a regular stop for her, the lover of animals. Sofie could be on fire, running to ...

Harwich Considers A Labyrinth For Cultural Center Lawn

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — There may be a symbol of peace and meditation added to the town's Cultural Center on Sisson Road as selectmen consider a proposal put forward by Community Center Director Carolyn Carey to locate a peace labyrinth and garden on the front lawn. A labyrinth and garden is something she has been thinking about for a while, Carey said, and when she learned one of the artists at the Cultural Center, Laurind...

Harwich Debt Service Costs Up 82 Percent

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Given recent debt exclusion votes, town officials are having difficulty keeping the annual budget in check. It won't get any easier as the town faces the need to fund wastewater infrastructure under the town's comprehensive wastewater management plan. With a 7.2 percent increase in the budget, projected at $65.4 million, selectmen expressed concern about the overall increase that could be presented t...

Blizzard Knocks Out Power To Thousands

By: Alan Pollock

Heavy, wet snow and high winds knocked out power for much of Cape Cod Tuesday and into Wednesday. It was the second time in less than two weeks that a storm caused widespread outages, and the third major storm in that period. As of Thursday, power had been restored to most of the region, although about 10 percent of Harwich remained out. Check real-time outage information here . Crews were out in force We...

Lyme Disease Education Pays Public Health Dividends

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — About 20 years ago, Barnstable County brought Lyme disease education to the schools. They’re still doing it today, and there’s reason to believe the effort is paying off. Entomologist Larry Dapsis, the deer tick project coordinator for the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension, said he was approached by a Harvard researcher who was intrigued by the fact that Barnstable County is the only county in the sta...

CHATHAM – Through-hiking the Appalachian Trail is not for the faint-hearted. It's an enormous challenge, approximately 2,190 from start to finish, covering rolling hills and harsh mountain terrain stretching from Georgia to Maine. But you're looking to take a journey of self discovery, it's a good place to start. Kasey Gillies, who grew up in Harwich, graduated from Nauset High School and works at Pate's Re...

CHATHAM – Anyone who has driven down Stepping Stones Road in the past two weeks can't help but notice it: The hill that sat along the south side of the road between the bike trail and Heritage Lane is significantly lower. Heavy trucks have been leveling the hill, removing truckload after truckload of earth to create more usable terrain for an expanded Union Cemetery. Some of the sand has gone to protect se...

Even as the third in a series of powerful coastal storms bore down on the region this week, officials hadn’t yet finished cleaning up debris and assessing damage from the first storm. As they wrestled with the future of Liam’s Snack Shack at Nauset Beach (see story, page 3), Orleans officials took action to save the town bandstand from the encroaching surf. With the structure on the edge of the eroded dune, pu...

CHATHAM – The community is mourning a young boy who showed great resilience and bravery in the face of a rare disease. Last week, 7-year-old Jesse Nash lost his four-year battle with neuroblastoma, a rare form of childhood cancer. As residents prepare to say farewell to the child who maintained a cheerful outlook despite round after round of treatment, friends and family remembered his full life and the de...

HARWICH — Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Martin Suuberg has issued a “final decision” upholding the conservation commission and a superseding order of conditions issued by DEP allowing the reconstruction of the former Lucas fish house in the Herring River. The owners of the fish house, Francis and Debra Zarette, trustees of Farm View Realty Trust, have been seeking to reconst...

Editorial: Not Good Enough

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Yesterday, students across the nation walked out of their classrooms and for 17 minutes honored the students and teachers killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., one month ago. With the Florida students leading the way, young people around the country are protesting the failure of those in government, the adults who are supposed to protect them and our country, to do anything meaningful ...

Jesse Brock Crowell Nash

By: Contributed

Jesse Brock Crowell Nash                 Chatham - Jesse Brock Crowell Nash, 7, of Chatham, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, March 6, after a four year continuous battle with neuroblastoma. The beloved son of Caroline and Peter, Jesse was born on April 21, 2010, in Farmington, Connecticut. Jesse is remembered for his gentle and curious disposition, tender voice, being a cozy snuggler, and his robust,...

EAST HARWICH — When it comes to purchasing their dream vacation home on Cape Cod, buyers are fickle – and they’re not interested in fixer-uppers. That’s the message from real estate agent Tony Guthrie, who is holding an informational seminar for potential sellers. Guthrie works with real estate agent Sharon Mabile for Robert Paul Properties, and said the seminar aims to share some inside information with sel...

Last Takeout Order For Liam's At Nauset Beach

By: Ed Maroney

ORLEANS — With time and tide against them, the park commissioners voted 4-1 Monday to terminate John Ohman's lease for Liam's at Nauset Beach and demolish the storm-damaged concession stand. “I want to express our appreciation for Mr. Ohman's 28 years of shepherding this special business for the town,” commissioner Mefford Runyon said, “and thank him for 28 good years.” The commissioners, who more often mee...

Town's Sewer Era Dawns On Main Street

By: Ed Maroney

ORLEANS — There was a grand opening on Main Street Monday, ill-attended save for construction crews and police officers. Shortly after 7 a.m. March 12, Revoli Construction opened the pavement of Main Street in front of Snow Library's parking lot to begin construction of the downtown sewer system. Giant earth-moving equipment clanked into position as pavement was ground down to dirt. Selectman Alan McClennen...

Eversource: Outages Could Last For Days

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Staff

A late-season blizzard, the third major coastal storm of the season, plastered the Lower Cape with a layer of wet snow Tuesday.   While the snow was fluffy and dry in inland areas, the snow that fell on the Lower Cape coated tree limbs and power lines.  That, coupled with winds that gusted 70 mph or higher, caused tens of thousands of people to lose electrical service. Though they are making progress restor...