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HARWICH — Donations of “gently used” Halloween costumes are being sought to give to local children in the community center's annual “Boo-tique.” Now in its third year, the program has been a big success, according to Community Center Director Carolyn Carey. “We got four costumes yesterday,” she said last Thursday. The costumes will be displayed in the Boo-tique and children will be allowed to come in and se...

Saquatucket Landside Project To Be Bid Again

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — After lengthy discussion concerning whether changes to the Saquatucket Harbor landside project are within the scope of what voters approved in the May town meeting, selectmen Monday night, by consensus, agreed to instruct Town Administrator Christopher Clark to seek a second round of bids. The project has been fraught with cost overruns, with the initial design done by the architectural firm of Brown...

Williams Named Executive Director Of Harwich Chamber

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Having served for more than six months as interim director, Cyndi Williams has been appointed as the new executive director of the chamber of commerce. “We are excited and happy to announce that Cyndi Williams is the new Harwich Chamber of Commerce executive director,” chamber board chairman Michael Ulrich stated in an email sent to members Sunday. “Cyndi has devoted herself to the town of Harwich...

Five-Year Financial Plan Projects $10 Million Increase

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The town's annual budget is projected to increase by about $10 million over the next five years, based on the numbers in the town's five-year financial plan presented to selectmen on Monday night. While Town Administrator Christopher Clark admitted it is harder to project the later years of the plan, the document shows the town could be running at a deficit of $896,404 by fiscal year 2021, and it cou...

HARWICH — A lot of paperwork and determination means that local organizations will be benefiting from unclaimed monies held by the state. After securing more than $37,000 that was once considered abandoned property, members of the now-disbanded Harwich Junior Woman's Club are distributing the money to more than half a dozen Harwich nonprofits. In 2015, former club president Antigone London and clerk Debra DeCo...

HARWICH ─ Ryder Robbins and Emma Mitchell shined in the Monomoy cross-country team’s first home meet of the season against Nantucket, with both posting personal best times in the outing. “Ryder kicked it up pretty good,” said Monomoy head coach Don Bates. “And Emma had a good run.” On the boys side, Nantucket proved the victor in the meet with six of the top 10 runners, but Monomoy’s runners still had ...

Monomoy Field Hockey Bests Nauset 3-1 On The Road

By: Kat Szmit

EASTHAM ─ As the fog crept across the turf at Nauset High School on Monday, the Monomoy field hockey team kept its fire fueled en route to a solid 3-1 defeat of the Warriors. Emma Mawn set the tone for the outing when she netted Monomoy's first goal of the game just seconds into regulation play, putting the score at 1-0 Sharks at the 29:25 mark. Mawn then helped lift Monomoy to a 2-0 edge midway through the ...

CHATHAM – In the late spring of 2016, Christine Padgett walked into the Atwood House Museum with a box of photographic negatives. It didn't take museum Archivist Jean Young long to realize the significance of the material. “I knew immediately when she brought in the box,” Young said, especially when she saw a number glass plate and panoramic negatives. “I told her she made my year!” The photographs did inde...

CHATHAM – Revising is second nature to author/illustrator Bob Staake. The illustrations in each of his children's books go through many versions, as his thick files attest. But his latest book is different. Folders holding the various iterations of the drawings and manuscript for “The Book of Gold” were so thick he had to put them in a separate box. Ten years in the making, the book's manuscript went through n...

Monomoy Schools Announce Adjusted Bus Routes Updated bus routes and times have been released by the Monomoy Regional School District. The new schedule was scheduled to go into effect on Wednesday. According to Superintendent of Schools Scott Carpenter, in the first few weeks of school middle and high school buses were arriving just before the start of class or a few minutes late. Bus company Cape Destinati...

Letters to the Editor, Sept. 28

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Need For Roundabout Editor: This letter was sent to the Chatham Board of Selectmen and Town Manager Jill Goldsmith on Aug. 20. Last Tuesday's (Aug. 15) rather weak presentation by the traffic consultants Howard-Stein-Hudson (HSH) proved to be an exercise long in excuses and short in intelligible solutions. We reside in the neighborhood and over the years have seen the absurd ways drivers have been tryin...

John Whelan: The Mayo House

By: John Whelan

“But it’s a long, long while from May to December And the days grow shorter when you reach September And the autumn weather turns the leaves to flame And I haven’t got time for the waiting game”   One of the joys of my life is hosting a radio program on WOMR-FM in Provincetown every other Saturday. Tina Lynde and I rotate every other week from 6 to 10 in the morning. The theme for her show, “Mem...

Our View: Disaster Hits Close To Home

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

President Trump announced Tuesday that he'll visit the hurricane devastated island of Puerto Rico next week. It's about time he pays serious attention to the looming humanitarian crisis in the U.S. territory instead of tweeting about football players exercising their Constitutional rights. According to news reports, almost all of the island's infrastructure was knocked out by Hurricane Marie; power, water, cel...

Richard F. Power

By: Contributed

Richard F. Power               Power, Richard F., 85, Of Norwood and Chatham, formerly of Mission Hill, August 28, 2017. Beloved husband of Marie (Maguire) Power. Loving father of Siobhan Santisi and her husband Frank, Meredith Nichols and her husband Mark, and Jennifer Power and her husband Robert Litterer all of Westwood and Richard M. Power of Norwood. Devoted grandfath...

DAVID RIDLEY

By: Contributed

DAVID RIDLEY               SOUTH CHATHAM—David Ridley passed away suddenly on September 15th. He was born in Dighton on May 18, 1947 to Leonard and Ellen (Guite) Ridley and enjoyed a wide network of family and friends from Massachusetts to Florida and the West Coast. David was a born fisherman, descended from Captain Mark Ridley and other mariners who arrived on the Cap...

Gary Anderson

By: Contributed

                                                                                                           Gary Anderson   Gary Anderson, 63, of Chatham passed away unexpectedly on September 19th. He was the son of William R. and Edith (Bub) Anderson and beloved husband of Jo Ann Anderson.                Gary worked for the Chatham Police Department, Chatham Ford, Orleans Toyota and most recently for ...