HARWICH — A careful study of Island Pond Cemetery will show more than just rows of headstones. There is history, art, science, and a rich variety of trees. When Robbin Kelley looks out across the cemetery, she sees potential. The town’s cemetery administrator is leading an effort to create an arboretum that includes Island Pond Cemetery and an adjacent tract of conservation land. Arguably one of the town’s m...
HARWICH – Eight middle school boys comprise the Monomoy Youth Hoops Grade 5 team. Off the court they're all about having fun, but once in a game, the focus is all about basketball as their stellar 2018 season attests. This year the team has played to a 14-3 overall season record that has included victories against every team on Cape Cod, among them Nauset, Sandwich, D-Y, Barnstable, Falmouth, and Bourne, not t...
By: Kat Szmit
HARWICH – The Monomoy girls basketball team might have found themselves overmatched by a tough Falmouth team on Monday, but that didn't stop the Sharks from giving it their all in the 58-15 loss. Scoring proved elusive for the home team, who put forth a valiant effort in spite of a decidedly lopsided game. Mackenzie Balfour led the way with five points for Monomoy, which also saw successful shots from Maddie L...
By: Ellen Petry Whalen
Traditionally, the dining room was the heart of the home, especially for holidays and special occasions, and for some, everyday use. Today, many formal dining rooms are barely used, and contemporary homes often have open great rooms instead, which speaks to our casual approach to entertaining and everyday life. The prolific American playwright A.R. Gurney Jr. is known for focusing his attentions on the vanishi...
By: Cape Cod Chronicle
At last week’s informative workshop held by the Harwich Wastewater Support Committee, it would be an exaggeration – but not much of one – to say that there were more committee members present than there were citizens in the audience. It’s possible that dozens of people tuned in to watch the presentation on Channel 18, even if only eight or nine came to the meeting. A more likely scenario? So far, the public ju...
By: John Whelan
“Come gather ‘round people Wherever you roam And admit that the waters Around you have grown And accept it that soon You’ll be drenched to the bone For the times they are a-changin’” Way back in 1964, Bob Dylan was a young self-styled folk singer from Minnesota. His voice was certainly not wonderful, nor was his personality on stage. But the words of his songs were incredible and those w...
Edward Crowell Collins Edward Crowell Collins passed away on January 28, 2018. Ed was born in Hartford Connecticut on June 14, 1930 to Grace and Robert Collins. Ed is survived by his son William and his wife Susan, his son David and his partner Mary and his son Jay and his wife Jill. Ed was a member of the United States Air Force for four years. He pursued his formal education at ...
John B. ‘Jack’ Hynes Jr. John B. “Jack” Hynes Jr. passed away peacefully on February 13, 2018 after a long illness at the age of 88 at Linden Ponds in Hingham. Jack first gained fame as one of Boston’s first television news anchors for a career that spanned 50 years. He was often referred to as “The Dean of Boston TV News” where he broadcasted from 1957 ...
George L. 'Butch' Snider III On Feb. 7, George succumbed to the cancer that he so courageously fought over the past nine months. He leaves behind his father, George L. Snider Jr. and his mother, Sheila Snider, as well as his brother Tom, of Middlebury, Conn., and his sister, Katherine of New York (husband, George Schwimmer). He also leaves a niece, Madele...
By: Ed Maroney
ORLEANS – The downtown sewer construction project will begin March 5 on Main Street at the entrance to Snow Library's parking lot, DPW/Natural Resources Director Tom Daley told selectmen last week. For two days, library patrons will have to park across the street or in the Nauset Regional Middle School lot above the library. Other changes are ahead for businesses in the downtown area. Daley said Police Lt. Kev...
ORLEANS — The marine and fresh water quality task force heard from the public Feb. 6 on its recommendation that polluted Uncle Harvey's Pond be treated with a mix of aluminum salts to reduce the negative effects of phosphorus there. “This has been a very careful process,” a woman in the audience told the committee. “Not everyone will like your conclusion, (but) it's more dangerous not to do anything... I'd l...
By: Cape Cod Chronicle Staff
HARWICH — Robert Paul Properties and the Harwich Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to support the Family Pantry of Cape Cod, and the public is invited to pitch in. Rather than holding its Chamber-sponsored Business After Hours event at its office, the real estate agency is inviting area business leaders and members of the public to visit the Family Pantry's headquarters in North Harwich next Tuesday. Attende...
By: Cape Cod Chronicle Staff
CHATHAM — Chatham Bars Inn is inviting property owners to consider hosting a seasonal worker from another country this summer, and is holding an informational luncheon on Feb. 28. The event is being hosted by the Inn's human resources department, and will take place on Feb. 28 at 12:30 p.m. in the Stars Restaurant at Chatham Bars Inn. A complimentary luncheon will be served after the brief informational sessi...
By: Tim Wood
CHATHAM – If the town continues to sock away $150,000 a year toward its post-employment benefit (OPEB) liability, it will take more than 110 years to meet its full obligation of more than $16 million. Selectmen are eyeing a somewhat shorter timeline; they want to full fund the OPEB trust in 10 to 15 years, less if possible. To meet that goal, the board last week instructed staff to prepare town meeting arti...
CHATHAM – A zoning bylaw prohibiting retail marijuana shops may not go before town meeting this May. On a tie vote, the planning board last Tuesday failed to endorse the amendment, with several board members saying they saw it as overreach. “It doesn't have the serious consequences you're thinking it will have,” said board member Robert Wirtshafter. Selectmen will decide Tuesday if they will submit the z...
CHATHAM – For eight Monday evenings this summer, Main Street in downtown Chatham will be turned into Music Street. Similar to the long-running and successful Port Summer Nights in Harwich Port, Mondays on Main will feature bands, musicians and other entertainers performing in scattered locations from the rotary to the Chatham Wine Bar at 359 Main St. Local businesses will sponsor performers, and restaurants an...