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CHATHAM – An overflow, standing room only crowd turned out on Saturday morning at the community center to heard what the future holds for the town's changing shoreline. Sponsored by the Chatham Alliance for Preservation and Conservation, a panel of four local coastal experts examined the subtle and often dramatic changes to Chatham’s dynamic 60 miles of shoreline. Chatham is on the leading edge of dram...

CHATHAM — Two young humpback whales that died on Monomoy Island last week are being tracked as part of what researchers call an “unusual mortality event” that includes five dead humpbacks in Massachusetts and 46 around the region in the past two years. On Monday, June 19, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) was alerted to a dead humpback on the island, and notified the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Ser...

CHATHAM – Authorities are hoping to identify a man who stole one of the decorated Sharks in the Park from Kate Gould Park early Sunday morning. The shark was found along the shoulder of Main Street in South Chatham a short time later. While it was damaged, the artist who created it is making repairs and it should rejoin the other 50-plus sharks in the exhibit when they move from the park to the front lawn of t...

Computer Glitch Hampers Transfer Station Services

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The town's Department of Public Works suffered a serious setback when a drop in electrical voltage adversely impacted the operation of the town's transfer station. The town is not taking trash from commercial companies, and is instead sending them to Yarmouth. Residential trash is still being accepted, however. DPW Director Lincoln Hooper, who was called back from vacation because of the situation, s...

Port Summer Nights Kicks Off Wednesday Evening

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH PORT— The music will be wafting through the village next Wednesday, July 5, when the first of eight “Port Summer Nights” events provides music lovers with the opportunity to enjoy several bands, great restaurants, shops and art venues. “In keeping with the tradition everyone has come to love and enjoy, once again every Wednesday night in July and August there will be music,” Chamber of Commerce Interim...

HARWICH — The conservation commission has been at odds with Lothrop Avenue property owners for almost a year over an addition and porch built without the proper permits. In an after-the-fact filing, the commission last week denied the project under the town's wetland protection bylaw, while approving it under the state Wetlands Protection Act. The property at 30/24 Lothrop Avenue is owned by Jeffrey A. King an...

Summer Is A Key Time For 'Helping Neighbors'

By: Alan Pollock

The signs of summer are there to see in every supermarket aisle: specials on hot dogs and hamburgers, soft drinks and the ingredients for s'mores. Like it or not, the July 4 holiday seems to be about food as much as our nation's independence. But one doesn't need to look very far to find hunger on Cape Cod, according to Family Pantry Executive Director Christine Menard. “The face of hunger on the Cape is your ...

EAST HARWICH — The Cape Cod Chronicle and non-profit Pleasant Bay Community Boating have teamed up to provide the public with live, hyper-local weather information, available anytime. As part of the partnership, The Chronicle purchased and installed a weather station at PBCB’s campus in East Harwich and South Orleans.  The sailing and boating program now has access to accurate wind readings and other weather d...

Retiring Harwich COA Director Foley Takes On A New Career

By: William F. Galvin

WEST HARWICH — There will be new faces greeting people at the Commodore Inn, but they will not be unfamiliar to many people in the community. Longtime Council on Aging Director Barbara-Anne Foley and her husband John are starting new careers as managers and innkeepers of the 27-room resort. “It's a big step, literally a dream come true,” Barbara-Anne Foley said of the decision to leave her council on aging pos...

HARWICH ─ When Paul “Spanky” Demanche attends Monomoy football games this fall it will be as a fan cheering on his son and not as head coach of the program. On June 22 Demanche signed his official contract to serve as athletic director of Plymouth North High School, ending his tenure in Harwich and beginning a new adventure. Demanche said he first became aware of the job when it was originally posted roughly...

CHATHAM ─ The hill on Crowell Road is always the toughest part of the annual Chatham Harbor Run, but this year it saw more smiling faces crossing the finish line than not. Perhaps it was the ideal weather on Sunday, or the fact that nearly 200 runners earned themselves the bragging rights of having finished a summertime 10K, no easy feat. Ian Nurse was the first overall runner in the event, coming down the c...

Running Into Summer In The Harwich 5K

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ The forecast threatened rain but runners in the Harwich 5K were undaunted as they took to the streets for the annual event, running into summer in stride. Crossing the finish line first and far ahead of the pack was Sam Thomas of Brewster who posted an impressive time on the 3.34-mile course of 16:18.2, a full two minutes ahead of second-place finisher Andrew Groff of Lancaster, Pa. Emilee Palme...

HARWICH ─ The morning of her first-ever pickleball tournament, Jan Belleville was nervous. After all, it was the first time she'd taken her game to the competitive level. In the end, Belleville had nothing to worry about, ultimately playing toward a medal win in the area's first Women's Intermediate Pickleball Tourney. The event was held June 21 at Brooks Park and featured a host of local athletes competing ...

Most people subscribe to the tenet that it is better to give than to receive. Whether it be a kind gesture to a stranger in need or a contribution of one’s talent, such patronage touches lives and sparks inspiration. It’s a philosophy to which Chef Rock Harper faithfully adheres. Now, with his latest role as chef de cuisine at the Chatham Wine Bar and Restaurant, Harper is seizing a new opportunity to us...

“What good will she be to us?’ says Marilla Cuthbert, who had commissioned a young orphan boy to help her brother on their farm, Green Gables. “We might be some good to her,” responds Matthew, Marilla’s sibling. Anne, the girl they got instead of a boy, has already captivated him just on the short ride back from the train station, as the character did with so many readers of Lucy Maud Montgomery novel “Anne of Gr...

Men are from Mars, women are from Venus. Remember that book? It rang true because as a woman it sure is difficult to really understand men. We think they can be so crass and seem to have a hard time getting past their machismo sometimes, right? (And I’m sure men are just as confused about women.) In the latest Cape Rep play, “Men on Boats,”10 women got a chance to explore both the mystery of testosterone and reen...