HARWICH ─ Summer always brings something new to the teams of the Cape Cod Baseball League. New players. New host families. And this summer at Whitehouse Field, something everyone will love: new restrooms. Construction officially began on the facilities several weeks ago when ground was finally broken, beginning a project decades in the making. “The building has begun. The hole has been dug. The forms have...
By: Ellen Petry Whalen
Shakespearian works are still highly relevant today, but if a production isn’t accessible, especially to the younger generations, then the Bard’s wise words can fall on deaf ears. For the second year in a row, Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater is starting off their 33 rd season with a Shakespearian work. This year, they have a dynamic twist on “Romeo and Juliet” that can be described as a poetic rock o...
By: Cape Cod Chronicle
Encouraging kids to develop a love for books and reading is the job of every adult. The simplest way is by setting an example. Unfortunately, some adults couldn't be bothered, such as our sitting president, who has been famously quoted as saying that he doesn't have the time to read books. That's the sort of excuse a middle school student makes. Somehow, his predecessor found the time to not only read books, but ...
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Many Reasons For Plastic Bag Ban Editor: I would like to respectfully respond to Mr. Summers' recent concerns (and one of yours) about Chatham's single-use plastic bag ban which began the first of this year. I'll try to be brief and go point by point: 1) Using heavier plastic bags is not "skirting," but rather complying with the regulation: "Single use plastic bags for the purpose of this regulatio...
Mary H. Roy Mary Hamilton Roy of Dennis, beloved wife, mother, sister, friend and teacher, died on March 26, 2017 at the age of 59 after a courageous battle with cancer. Mary was born on July 12, 1957 in Pittsfield. She grew up in Medfield and graduated from Medfield High School class of 1975. She earned a Bachelor of Arts at Framingham State College in 1979 and a Masters of Education at ...
William Cameron McConnell, Jr. William Cameron McConnell, Jr., passed away peacefully at home on Friday, February 24 at the age of 92 after a decade-long battle with Alzheimer's. He was surrounded by his loved ones in Sanibel, Fla. Bill was born on August 13, 1924, in Massillon, Ohio, the son of Florence Cabbut and William Cameron McConnell, Sr. He graduated from Massillon High...
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Front: Batboy “Beanie” Eldredge. First row: Everett Eldredge, Frances Doane, Merill Doane, Bob Johnson, Carroll “Coot” Cahoon, Ken Nickerson, Ed Nickerson, Prince Goodspeed. Middle row: Joe Speight, Bob Goodwin, Charles Jones, Dick Griffin, Sully Eldredge, Robert “Feet” Eldredge. Top row: Harold Goodwin, Billy Tweedel, Phil Beliveau, Frances Jones, Willard Nickerson, Norman Jones, Francis “Sonny” Bremmer. PHOTO C...
By: Ed Maroney
ORLEANS — How to address the needs of a booming program can be even more complex than shoring up one in decline. By many measures, the council on aging is getting the job done. In the fiscal year that ended June 30, 1,242 Orleans seniors were served by the senior center's many programs. While reason for satisfaction, some say the numbers call for a reorganization. “Members of the council on aging board, t...
CHATHAM – Peter Connick will become chief of a fire department that, it could be argued, is at the top of its game. With a long-awaited new fire station opened last year, a new ladder truck parked in one of its bays and two new engines on the way, and a full staff, “frankly, we're at a really good place now,” said Connick. Town Manager Jill Goldsmith announced Connick's appointment in a memo to the board of...
CHATHAM – Is a rental registration bylaw the right way to collect data about residential water use? That was one of the central disagreements among members of the board of selectmen last week during their first review of a draft residential rental licensing bylaw. Ultimately board members agreed the measure needed more input from both the public and town boards and they decided not to place it before voters at...
CHATHAM – Another round of sewer funding – this time for $31 million – will go before voters at the May annual town meeting. The money will cover the next phase in the town's 20-year wastewater project and include replacement of a section of sewer main downtown that was part of the original sewer system installed more than 40 years ago. Most of the money will be used to install sewers along the Route 137 corri...
By: Alan Pollock
BARNSTABLE — After waiting on the edge for years, the legal battle between skydive opponents and the town of Chatham just got a shove. Last week, Barnstable Superior Court Judge Gary Nickerson set a Dec. 4 trial date for the suit filed against the town by the Citizens for a Safe Chatham Airport. Skydive opponents, who were arguing for a preliminary injunction to block the issuance of any skydiving contracts ...
By: Tim Wood
CHATHAM – The human skull found on the grounds of the Atwood House Museum in December was initially found more than two years ago on the outer beach. The new information was revealed this week about the skull, which apparently belonged to a Native American and was more than 100 years old. Its discovery by landscapers doing fall cleanup work on Dec. 9 generated considerable interest locally and regionally. “...
CHATHAM – Members of the Aunt Lydia's Cove committee won't get a say in how money that will be collected into a new waterways user fee revolving fund will be expended. The waterways user fee revolving fund, which will be established in an article in the May 8 annual town meeting, is expected to collect some $300,000 annually from the new waterways user fee and fish pier docking permit, lease and fuel pier reve...
By: William F. Galvin
HARWICH — There will be a race for the two seats on the board of selectmen. Former selectman Donald Howell took out nomination papers this past week, joining former selectman Larry Ballantine and conservation commission member Rob Mador on the May annual election ballot. Ballantine and Mador have filed their nomination papers. The deadline for taking out nominations papers for positions on the annual election ...
By: William F. Galvin
HARWICH — The message was clear Monday night from selectmen: annual election ballot questions seeking funding outside of Proposition 2½ may be too much for taxpayers to shoulder. Selectmen were presented with a sample ballot Monday night with nine ballot questions seeking funding through an override, debt and capital exclusions. The board has until Monday to shape that ballot and make final votes on which ques...