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In an unusual step, Monomoy school officials and local youth advocates are voicing concerns about “13 Reasons Why,” a series on Netflix that may be seen to romanticize teen suicide. Based on a 2007 young adult novel by Jay Asher, the video series follows a series of audio recordings a teen leaves behind for her classmates and peers explaining why she decided to kill herself. Last week, the Monomoy school distr...

Voters go to the polls on Thursday, May 11, to decide a two-person race for a single three-year term on the board of selectmen. Incumbent Seth Taylor and resident Shareen Davis have engaged in a lively campaign for the seat. In the lead-up to the election, we present profiles of the two candidates below, containing their responses to questions posed by The Chronicle. Running uncontested on the annual electi...

Parade Marshal Nominations Sought

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

CHATHAM – Nominations are open for grand marshal for this year's Independence Day parade. Year-round summer residents who have made a significant contribution to the community, according to parade committee chairman Brad Schiff. Nominations can be made by emailing the committee at chathamparade@gmail.com, or visit its website, chathamparade.com. Registration forms for the parade are also available on the...

CHATHAM — Selectmen joined a handful of other town boards Tuesday in endorsing a local entrepreneur's pilot project to grow sugar kelp, a kind of native seaweed that can be eaten, used in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, or converted into biofuel. Jamie Bassett told the board this week about his plans to grow the kelp in two test plots, one just inside the new break in Lighthouse Beach near Outermost Harbor,...

CHATHAM — Acknowledging that the town's water system could be stressed to its limits again this summer without more conservation, selectmen last week adopted a strict set of voluntary restrictions and new regulations that control nonessential water use. As of April 1, 2018, no new turf irrigation systems will be allowed to connect to the town water system if a suitable private well is available. Any existing...

HARWICH ─ When students in the Monomoy School District submitted their answers in the 2014 Youth Risk Survey, the results were disconcerting. Two years later, the most recent survey results show improvement, but also a need for parents and educators to remain vigilant. The survey, created in 1990, was first given to Monomoy students in 2014 with results showing then that district students regularly engaged i...

HARWICH — The Friends of the Council on Aging, Inc. will file a petition in Barnstable County Probate Court to redirect approximately $700,000 it has raised over more than 40 years for constructing a senior center to instead fund programs, counseling, facilities and education to benefit senior citizens in town. The petition is being filed in the form of a complaint with the state Attorney General's Office, whi...

HARWICH — The health department has issued a cease and desist on the wholesale food and piggery operations at Resilient Family Farm. The department is also seeking immediate compliance with best management practices for manure storage. The cease and desist order was issued to owner Barry Dino Viprino the day before the health department issued a report on a complaint about contaminated surface water in the cre...

Voters Endorse $3 Million Saquatucket Development Plan

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The Saquatucket Harbor landside renovation project received the endorsement of town meeting voters on Monday night. In doing so, voters rejected an amendment that sought to reduce the $3 million request and phase in harbor renovations. Monday night's session saw heavy discussion of the harbor project and the phase two articles seeking funding for wastewater (see related story), but there were other b...

The Difficult Decision Of School Choice

By: Kat Szmit

Once, choosing a high school was limited to public or private. Now, with school choice, options for students are seemingly limitless. So how do young people and their families make such a major decision? With much thought and investigation. School choice allows students to attend public schools other than those in the town they live in. On Cape Cod, the majority of public school districts welcome many non-d...

Harwich Supports Major Wastewater Funding

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The cost of treating wastewater to sustain water quality was a weighty issue for some homeowners in town meeting on Monday night. After a lengthy discussion, a two-thirds majority vote passed approving more than $11 million to begin the second phase of the town's comprehensive wastewater management plan. The message was clear that if steps were not taken to address wastewater issues, the town would l...

Monomoy Track Strong Against Sturgis

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ Raw, foggy weather didn't dampen the spirits of the Monomoy track teams in their April 27 meet against Sturgis, with the boys posting an 82-49 victory, with the Storm girls earning an 82-54 win against the Sharks.   Girls Tenacious In Spite Of Loss   The Monomoy-Cape Tech girls swept the javelin and the shot put thanks to a host of strong performances, but with team numbers down due to s...

HARWICH ─ After a tough loss to Nauset on Friday, the Monomoy girls tennis team rebounded Monday with a big win against Sacred Heart, putting their overall record this season at 4-2. The Friday match was a new adventure for the Sharks, who faced their Eastham rival Warriors for the first time since moving into the Cape and Islands League. “It's a historical first, said Monomoy head coach Bill Burke. “We'v...

Along the Sidelines

By: Kat Szmit

New Golf Leagues at Harwich Port Golf Club   New golf leagues at Harwich Port Golf Club will begin May 15 with open enrollment throughout the season. There will be a Monday night Women’s Team Scramble with check-in between 4 and 5 p.m. and play beginning at 5 p.m. This is open to all skill levels and teams will be organized at check-in. All players must join, and league dues are $20. There will be a we...

CHATHAM – The Chatham Orpheum Theater will host the opening night of the Cape Cod Festival of Arab and Middle Eastern Cinema tonight, May 4. “Halal Love (and Sex),” a comedy by Assad Fouladkar, will be screened at 6 p.m., and will include a pre-screening reception featuring Middle Eastern hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. The biennial showcase highlights movies by filmmakers in the Arab world, the Middle East ...

Locally Created 'Wrinkles' Celebrates Women And Aging

By: Annemarie Della Morte

A combination of “two peas in a pod” and “opposites attract” is probably the best way to describe the writers of “Wrinkles the Musical.” Naomi Turner and Wilderness Sarchild couldn’t be more different, and their work is absolute testimony to the notion that great minds don’t have to think alike to come together. Sarchild and Turner met in 1974 at a retreat coordinated by Sarchild. “We met for lunch the next...