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Shark Season Continues With More Taggings

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

It's been a big week for sharks. At least nine shark sightings were reported, including two eight- to 10-foot sharks seen a half mile off Campground Beach in Eastham on July 9 and one just south of Race Point Beach in Provincetown on July 10. Several shark alerts were posted on the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy's Sharktivity smartphone app for sharks sighted off Truro and Orleans. Dr. Greg Skomal and his...

HARWICH — Residents along Lovers Lane were not showing much affection for their neighboring farmer when they came before selectmen Monday night to complain about incessant roosters crowing. Lovers Lane resident Audrey Greenway initially thanked selectmen for the assistance she has received from town officials over issues she has had with the Resilient Family Farm at 35 Chatham Rd., but she said she needed more...

A Family Seafaring History Helps Shape Captains' Row

By: William F. Galvin

WEST HARWICH – Duncan Berry has been one of the skippers of the effort to create the Captains' Row Historic District. There is something inside him driving this initiative: genetics, a linkage like halyards to the history of sail. Last Friday, a subtropical storm pounded winds and rain like ocean waves against the side of the the Captain James Berry House along Route 28, an 1860 Greek Revival which Berry owns ...

Selectmen Split On Saquatucket Harbor Landside Costs

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — It was clear Monday night that some town officials are still concerned with the cost of the Saquatucket Harbor landside development project. The town is expected to seek bids on the project this week. Harbormaster John Rendon provided selectmen with the latest estimate from Brown Lindquist Fenuccio & Raber, Architects, the firm that did the design for the harbor improvements. “I know there are...

Stay Issued On Herring River Fish House

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH –The state Department of Environmental Protection has placed a stay order on the fish house project on the Herring River, which was before the conservation commission last week for an after-the-fact notice of intent filing for work conducted there this spring. The commission issued an emergency certification allowing the stabilization of the structure, which sits in the river, based on a structural eng...

Polito: Waterfront Investments Boost Economy

By: Alan Pollock

More than a postcard backdrop, the Cape's working waterfront is an economic engine. And it deserves continued financial support from the state, said Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, who is also the chairman of the state's Seaport Economic Council, which is making sizable investments in the shorefront infrastructure in Chatham and Harwich. Polito visited Old Mill Boat Yard in Chatham and Saquatucket Harbor in Harwich Por...

Cape Cod's housing shortage is a big problem. Some say help could come in the form of tiny houses. Very, very small houses – think about the square footage of a big garden shed or a garage – increasingly have appeal to people who want to live with a modest footprint. It's called the “tiny house” movement, and while they aren't for everyone, these diminutive domiciles have distinct advantages. They also have a ...

CHATHAM ─ Many student athletes view summer vacation as a time to step back and relax a little. Mollie Charest isn't one of them. Rather than chill out during the break, Charest has stepped up her dedication to softball by traveling far off-Cape to practice and play, but if it helps her reach her goals it will all be worth it, especially if she realizes her dream of playing in the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics....

Firebirds fans had much to cheer about this week when their top-notch team took to the road and trounced both Chatham and Harwich in back-to-back outings, with the wins helping to keep the Orleans team poised firmly atop the East Division as the second half of summer baseball gets under way. Strong Pitching, Timely Hitting Lift Orleans To An 8-2 Win Against Chatham A four-run fifth inning and solid pitchi...

HARWICH ─ When it comes to raising money for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Cape and Islands, it takes a big tournament featuring some small fins, all to benefit the kids involved with the organization, which is why the Big 3 Fishing Tournament is all about the “Littles.” Littles are the little brothers and sisters mentored by the dedicated volunteers of Big Brothers Big Sisters, and this Friday marks the f...

Monomoy Theater's "On Golden Pond" tackles head-on the hopes, fears, and future of Norman Thayer, a retired English professor on his approaching octogenarian birthday. Terry Layman, veteran of more than 20 Monomoy seasons, perfectly becomes the cantankerous curmudgeon spending one more summer with wife Ethel, played by his real wife, actress Ellen Fiske, at their Maine summer camp. Layman and Fiske are well pa...

Letters to the Editor, July 13

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Hatred Comes To Harwich Editor: It’s taken me a week to write this letter because I wanted to be very clear about the facts.  My husband and I live year-round in Harwich and delight in having our children and grandchildren come to visit, as so many of us do.  I want to tell you about an ugly incident that happened to us at the lakeside beach on Cahoon Road off Route 137 on June 26.  To set the scene let me ...

Select Board Or Board Of Selectmen?

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

In a recent letter to the Chatham Board of Selectmen, a resident raised the prospect of tinkering with tradition. It's well past time, George Olmsted wrote, to put to rest the title of “selectman,” and instead refer to the town's executives as the select board. “Two women and three men [on the current board] encourages the change,” he reasoned. This is not a new argument. Ever since Josephine Ives became th...

Donna Tavano: Plants Who’ve Known And Loved Me

By: Donna Tavano

I saw, I bought, I planted. Then I watered and waited, and waited and watered for days, then, in horror, watched the original healthy looking deep green leaves of the nursery tomato plant I’d purchased devolve to a pale yellow, then crumbling brown, illustrating only too well the biblical scripture “from dust ye came and to dust ye shall return.” I watch skeptically as my nasturtium leaves proliferate, ab...

Jean M. (Griffin) Jahnke

By: Contributed

Jean M. (Griffin) Jahnke, 84, passed away peacefully at her home in Harwich on Saturday, July 8 th .               She was born and spent most of her life as a proud Abington resident.  She graduated from Abington High School in 1949 and Simmons College in 1953.  She was married to the man of her dreams and lived with him in the home they built together across from her parents and next door to her grandparents...

Eileen S. Kraus

By: Contributed

Eileen S. Kraus             Eileen S. Kraus, of West Hartford, Conn. and Chatham, born to Janet Maines Shanley and John Shanley and raised in Maplewood and Short Hills, New Jersey, died Saturday, July 1, 2017.             Always bound for breaking glass ceilings, Eileen began her life with a batting average better than most of the boys in her school and the dream of becoming the first woman to be a New York...