Cody Doyle wanted to be a police officer, but working as an intern in the Harwich Fire Department changed his plans. “I got into this and I liked it a lot more,” said the Monomoy Regional High School senior, who will attend Southern Maine Community College in the fall to study fire science. That's just one example of the impact of Monomoy's School to Careers community internship program, which marked the co...
By: William F. Galvin
HARWICH — As the summer season approaches, business owners in Harwich Port are becoming concerned about the availability of parking. Although parking has always been an issue in the village, some people see conditions being further exacerbated by recent development. Efforts are underway to identify additional parking. Relining of one parking area created more than a dozen new spots, and vacant land behind the ...
By: William F. Galvin
HARWICH PORT — It's been eight months since Bonatt's Bakery and Restaurant closed its doors, and it has been difficult to find a hearty breakfast in the village ever since. But that will be changing when Capeside Kitchen opens its doors in the location on Thursday. “We've been coming to Bonatt's our entire lives and we're excited to continue the traditions of providing breakfasts and lunches with new additions...
By: William F. Galvin
HARWICH PORT – Construction is changing the face of Harwich Port. The Harwich Port Commons in the center of the village, the Saquatucket Harbor project down the road and the development of an 18-room health care center for Outer Cape Health Services, Inc. across Route 28 are contributing to changes in the streetscape. In the center of the village, construction is well underway for Harwich Port Commons, a 12...
By: William F. Galvin
HARWICH — With the deadline approaching for the Housing Assistance Corporation's Big Fix program planned for September, town officials are looking for eligible clients to take advantage of volunteer assistance with small home repair, landscaping and yard clean up projects. The HAC program will provide one day of volunteer services to assist veterans, seniors and disabled homeowners with needed projects. HAC ha...
HARWICH – The final home meet of the Monomoy boys and girls track teams proved positive for a number of athletes who ran, threw, and jumped their way to a number of personal best performances in competition against Sturgis on May 17. The boys team was able to overtake the combined East-West visitors, winning their meet with a final score of 81-54. In the field events, Tre Cohrs took first in the shot put wi...
By: Kat Szmit
HARWICH – With two of their top players now competing at the college level, it's been a rebuilding year for Monomoy girls tennis team, which fell to Falmouth on Monday 5-0. In first singles action Lindsay Macdonald put up a good battle but fell 6-1, 6-1 to Julia Moskai, while in second singles Falmouth's Paige Meade defeated Ava Barbella 6-1, 6-4. In third singles Monomoy's Julia Smith put up a valiant fight a...
By: Cape Cod Chronicle Staff
Residents of Chatham, Harwich and Orleans will mark Memorial Day next Monday, May 28, in separate ceremonies in each of the towns. Chatham Residents will gather in the community center at 10 a.m. to remember those who gave their lives for their country. Public Ceremonies Committee member Ted Miller will be master of ceremonies. Participants will members of the Chatham VFW and American Legion, Chat...
CHATHAM – Every spring, calls come in to the town's animal control department about turtles crossing roads – or worse yet, getting struck and killed by cars as they attempt to cross. Those calls almost always refer to the same locations year after year. “They have it hardwired into their brains where they want to go and breed and feed,” said Animal Control Officer Diane Byers. “Sometimes they're just sitting t...
By: Debra Lawless
The hit show “Wrinkles, the Musical” is returning for an encore performance at the Cape Cod Theatre Company (CCTC) with two new cast members, a new song, and a tweaked script. “It’s a little different from last year, tighter, stronger,” says CCTC Producing Artistic Director Nina Schuessler, who is directing “Wrinkles.” “The relationships among the characters are drawn a bit deeper and there’s more of a bond as...
By: Benjamin Thomas
CHATHAM – In early May, Chatham Friends of Trees celebrated its 40th year as a nonprofit by holding an Arbor Day event at the community center. This event was a good opportunity for DeeDee Holt, a long-serving member of Friends of Trees, and other locals like Stephanie Ellis, the executive director at Wildcare, to inform the community on the importance of trees to the environment and wildlife. For the last ...
By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers
Sounds Like Another W. Chatham Editor: I find it concerning that it was voted to ban balloons starting after this summer. I do stop down once in a while to see the beaches. I have never seen piles of deflated balloons as claimed. I find it hard to believe that several hundred were counted in a three- or four-month time period. This is beginning to sound like the one of the reasons we needed two new rotaries...
By: John Whelan
“Once upon a time there was a tavern Where we used to raise a glass or two Those were the days my friend We thought they’d never end We sing and dance forever and a day We’d live the life we choose We’d fight and never lose For we were young and sure to have our way” Gene Raskin wrote “Those Were the Days” and Mary Hopkin sang it. The song reached number two in 1968 on the Billboar...
By: Cape Cod Chronicle
Every generations has leaders that leave their mark on a community. During the past several weeks, Chatham has lost two such people. A few weeks ago, cancer took Jean Young, a former board of health member and consummate volunteer whose passion for making life better for children found expression in almost every aspect of her life. From her work at both the elementary and middle schools, organizing the after-p...
Thomas R. “Tim”Pennypacker II Thomas R. “Tim” Pennypacker II died at home Sunday, May 20, 2018 surrounded by his loving and devoted family, after a brief bout with cancer. Born January 20, 1945 in Newport, R.I., Tim was the son of Captain Thomas R. Pennypacker, USN and Phyllis H. Pennypacker. After the family ...
By: Ed Maroney
ORLEANS — The three men's names are set apart from the others on the town's World War II memorial. They appear under the words “DIED IN SERVICE.” We can never know what lives S. Hilton Atwood, Albert P. Nassi, and Allen B. Walker would have lived, but by following the thread of one's man's story and that of his survivors, we may better understand his sacrifice. Albert Nassi was born into a world of music....