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Storm Surge Sweeps Little Beach

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — When Penny Haughwout sat down at her computer table to do some work Thursday morning, she noticed nothing out of the ordinary outside her condo on Starfish Lane. Her low-lying neighborhood, Little Beach, routinely gets puddles during heavy rains, and the field opposite her window becomes an impromptu duck pond. When she happened to glance up at around 11:30 a.m., she saw trouble. “When I looked up,...

Saquatucket Harbor Restaurant Plan Draws Mixed Reaction

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Town Administrator Christopher Clark told selectmen Monday night he received an email this week from another party interested in pursuing a public/private deal to locate a restaurant at Saquatucket Harbor. Clark was before the board seeking to lay out a process for how to move forward with such an arrangement. The town has had at least one other expression of interest from a private consortium for lo...

Water Main Break Spills 1.4M Gallons

By: Alan Pollock

HARWICH PORT — Unfolding during last week’s fierce nor’easter, but completely unrelated to the storm, a major water main break in Harwich Port Friday caused system-wide disruptions and resulted in the loss of about 1.4 million gallons of drinking water. Water Superintendent Dan Pelletier said a six-to-seven-foot linear crack opened in a 10-inch cast iron main under Route 28 near Kildee Road shortly before mi...

Greenhalgh Leaving Administration For Town Planner Position

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — In a surprise announcement, Town Administrator Christopher Clark appointed Assistant Town Administrator Charleen Greenhalgh as the new town planner, leaving her former position vacant. The announcement comes at a time when Clark is reallocating administration and staffing budgets that would alter segments of the community development department. Greenhalgh applied for the town planner's position afte...

Commission Hears Proposal For Kelp Farm Off Herring River

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The conservation commission responded positively to a preliminary pitch to locate two pilot kelp growing arrays in Nantucket Sound off Herring River. The pitch was made by West Harwich resident Mark Kelleher, who is seeking to use two locations off Herring River to string two 250-foot lines, one in an area about a half mile outside the mouth of Herring River and another just north of Kill Pond Buoy, ...

Support Sought For Harwich-based Cape Toy Library

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Play is an essential component of child development, fostering education and mental well-being. But in today's society, with children having two working parents, there may not be an opportunity for children to get together, and play can be challenging. There is an initiative underway seeking to create a safe, enriching play-literacy learning environment for families and children, providing toys, book...

Sharks Best Lions In Boys Basketball Thriller

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ The Monomoy boys basketball team came away with one for the scrapbooks last Friday with a thrilling double overtime victory that came thanks to the tireless efforts of every player in the game. But the high point belonged to senior Eli Nickerson whose hail-Mary three-pointer proved the game winner for the Sharks in the 56-54 win. It was the stuff that basketball movies are made of: two rival teams ...

ORLEANS ─ Fresh off their first win of the season, the Cape Cod Furies had an uphill battle against the Marshfield Rams on Jan. 6, falling 6-0 in spite of a solid effort. After being held off by the Monomoy/Nauset/Cape Tech host team's defense for much for the opening period, a power play allowed Marshfield to send one past Furies goaltender Molly McKenna, giving the Rams a 1-0 edge en route to victory. T...

Three Plays Explore Prejudice, History And Family In 'Shadows'

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

Injustices of the past cast long shadows which color the present. On Jan. 19, 20 and 21 three plays by award-winning local playwright Candace Perry, collectively titled “Shadows,” will address the long-reaching effects of slavery, the Holocaust and other instances of injustice, prejudice and racism. The productions will take place at the Chatham Unitarian Universalist Meeting House, at 7:30 p.m. and will be fo...

CHATHAM — For Chatham teen Alexis Comeau, 2017 went down as the year of her first great adventure. And it won’t be her last. Following months of research and work, Comeau and her boyfriend embarked on a cross-country trip in early September, driving a custom-outfitted cargo van from Cape Cod to California and back and returning in time for Christmas. Her parents set aside their worries for their 18-year-o...

Letters to the Editor, Jan. 11

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

New Year's Resolutions For Trump Editor: Some modest but important 2018 New Year’s Resolutions for Mr. Trump: Reveal your 2015/2016 taxes publicly in the press immediately. Stop seeking and accepting public adulation from your cabinet members. Listen more to Average Americans, not just to millionaires. Give Mr. Pence some real work to do, like fix Puerto Rico. Have dinner with your family eac...

Donna Tavano: New Year Re-solutions

By: Donna Tavano

Father Time, often synonymous with the Grim Reaper in appearance and philosophy, is off the hook until next year, having just transitioned us into 2018. The guy never fails…I’m not convinced the tradition of handing the New Year over to an infant is such a good idea. Would we give a baby the car keys? But the old wise guy is no fool – he’s gettin’ out while the gettin’s good. Throw enough fireworks, liquor and ...

Our View: Pot Bylaw Is Too Broad

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Chatham Selectman Shareen Davis was right when she said that proposed general and zoning bylaws prohibiting the sale of recreational marijuana, as written, are too broad. The same can be said of similar bylaws that will go before voters in Harwich and other Cape towns. As Davis said recently, nobody is advocating opening up a pot shop on Chatham's Main Street. Rather, she wants to preserve the ability of local...

When the Rev. Thomas Leinbach was growing up in Greenwich, Conn. in the 1950s, his father told him one day that he had “the perfect personality to be a pastor.” Decades later, on Christmas Eve 2017, Leinbach retired after serving for over 11 years as pastor of the First Congregational Church of Harwich in Harwich Center. “If you told me in my early 20s where I’d be today, I wouldn’t believe it,” Leinbach sa...

ORLEANS — Uncle Harvey's sick, and those who care are discussing what to do about it. The 7.5-acre pond south of Pochet Road has been flagged for harmful algal blooms by the state Department of Environmental Protection, and the state Department of Public Health has issued advisories to avoid contact with the water. Since the turn of the century, volunteers have been monitoring water quality in Uncle Harve...