HARWICH ─ People in the Harwich area might be used to seeing Eric Beebe out for a run on the Rail Trail now and again as part of his commitment to wellness, but when he took to the trail on Oct. 15, it was for an entirely different reason. This time the run had a deeper purpose: to raise money for Children's Hospital in Boston, with which he has a special connection. “Four years ago my oldest son was diagnos...
By: Alan Pollock
HARWICH — The board of selectmen Monday unanimously endorsed the construction of a new East Harwich fire substation, even though the costs are likely to be about $2 million higher than expected. The $6,044,954 request will go before voters in May. Fire Chief Norman Clarke, Jr., said he takes responsibility for the fact that the project cost has jumped significantly since he pledged to hold the line at $4 mil...
By: Alan Pollock
HARWICH PORT — Painstakingly, one boatload at a time, a contractor has begun to dredge Saquatucket Harbor. The work began last week, and as of Monday morning, two scows filled with silty sand had been removed from the harbor, leaving about 22 loads to go. Working from a barge, crews use a large excavator fitted with a clamshell scoop to remove the dredged material, loading it on special barges. The work is m...
By: Kat Szmit
HARWICH ─ They knew the competition would be challenging, but when the Monomoy cheerleading squad headed to the regional competition in Franklin last weekend, they ignored the odds and gave it everything they had, impressing their fans and their coach. “It was extremely tough,” said coach Robbin Kelly. “I can't tell you how proud I am of their performance.” While most fans see the team on the sidelines an...
EASTHAM ─ A tie-breaking shootout brought to a close the exciting 2017 season of the Nauset boys varsity soccer team, but before the heartbreak there was victory as the Warriors shut out Foxborough 5-0 in one of more than a dozen similar shutouts in a season that carried on the magic of the team's state championship winning 2016. The Thursday night game was literally a battle of Warriors, with both teams bea...
By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers
Editorial Unfair To School Com Editor: I am the parent of four students in the Monomoy Regional School District and I attend nearly every single school committee meeting. I was extremely disappointed to read The Chronicle’s editorial column last week. I find it disrespectful to the hardworking members of the school committee to characterize them as passive or as anything but extremely invested in the succ...
By: Andrew Buckley
The silver waters out Chatham Harbor, past Fool’s Channel, reflected, rippling the silver sky of this second full month of autumn. November. A month to make decisions. When the leaves have, as usual, fled the trees just prior to Halloween, letting the moonlight through at night, and the lowering angle of the sun during the narrowing days. As part of my morning routine, after Sofie catches the bus, I am down at...
John K. Kendrick John K. Kendrick passed away on November 4. Born May 9, 1953, John was the son of the late Douglas and Marion Kendrick. He was a true Cape Codder. John was a loving father, grandfather and new great- grandfather. He recently worked for the Town of Chatham’s Park and Recreation Dept. He was a lifelong skilled of heavy equipment repairman and a shellfisherman. Survived...
Elizabeth M. Moye To the perpetual memory of Elizabeth M. Moye, who died at Liberty Commons on November 9, 2017, after a long illness. She was 89 years old. The daughter of M. Harry and Catherine Monks, she was born and raised in Waban, a village of Newton outside of Boston, along with her siblings Arthur and Frances. She attended Lasell College in Newton and worked in fashion befo...
By: Debra Lawless
Do a little research on the lifespans of typical family-run businesses, and you will find that they last, on the average, for 24 years, and only in 30 percent of the businesses will the second generation succeed the founding generation. This makes it all the more remarkable that the Robert B. Our Co., Inc., (RBO) at 25 Great Western Rd. in Harwich is celebrating its 60 th year in business this year and boasts...
By: Ed Maroney
ORLEANS — “Thank a veteran” has been a byword for many years. “Ask a veteran” is another step those who served wish people would consider. “Talk to a veteran sometime over coffee,” Selectmen Chair Jon Fuller, a retired senior chief petty officer, told his listeners at Veterans Square Saturday during the town's commemoration of Veterans Day. “Let them tell you of their experience.” In biting cold, the crow...
By: Ed Maroney
ORLEANS — With erosion eating away about 12 feet of Nauset Beach a year, next summer was to have been the last for Liam's restaurant on its familiar perch above the waves. The building, which is owned by the town, was to be torn down and Liam's relocated to a new structure farther back in the parking lot. But last week, the potential cost of that stopgap measure convinced the board of selectmen that Liam's s...
CHATHAM – Stakes showing the extent of the state-owned right-of-way along a portion of the Route 28-Crowell Road intersection have some worried that improvements there will be “massive.” “I guarantee people are going to be horrified by the amount of pavement that's going to go in,” said resident Elaine Gibbs. Only a portion of the right-of-way – on the east side of the intersection – was staked out by a hir...
By: Elizabeth Van Wye
CHATHAM – The first in a series of forums designed to open and improve communication lines in the town’s business community was held last Wednesday evening at the community center. Sponsored by the Chatham Merchants Association, the forum focused on three key areas of discussion, including what worked well for businesses during the past summer season, the challenges that exist and ways to address those concerns. ...
By: Tim Wood
CHATHAM – The town and state will have to make changes to GPS antenna tower at the department of public works yard on Crowell Road. Last Thursday, the zoning board of appeals ruled that the town had erred in issuing a building permit for construction of the antenna in a drainage swale, which was partially filled to accommodate the structure and its base. Elizabeth and Robert Crowell, who own property immediate...
CHATHAM – Taxpayers won't pay a dime for two studies being conducted for the town by the Edward J. Collins Center for Public Management at UMass Boston. The cost of a classification and compensation study and a five-year capital improvement plan will be covered by Commonwealth Community Compact Best Practices grants. The town previously expected less funding for the projects. The capital improvement plan, w...