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CHATHAM – A number of questions critical to the town's future will face voters at next Monday's annual town meeting, including upgrading drinking water infrastructure, moving forward with a new senior center, protecting Nantucket Sound beaches and mechanisms to pay for benefits for retired town employees. Voters will also be asked to decide if they want to allow retail marijuana sales in town and whether or no...

CARE Volunteers Spruce Up Marconi Center

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAMPORT — It's the time of year for weeding, pruning and a fresh coat of paint, and last week, around 50 volunteers from CARE for the Cape and Islands converged on the Chatham Marconi Maritime Center for a spring spruce-up. Designed to provide service opportunities for visitors to the Cape, CARE is now in its fifth year, Executive Director Jill Talladay said. Among those taking part in the clean-up at th...

What if some of our local sea captains were actually running slave ships in the triangle trade? Meadow Dibble Hilley of Brewster has uncovered an intriguing story that she believes points to a Brewster sea captain dealing in slaves. In a May 19 talk in Harwich called “The Diseased Ship, the Sea Serpent and the Destroying Angel: Cape Cod Sea Captains and the Slave Trade” she will explore this tale. A few yea...

Progress Made On Cold Brook Conceptual Design

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Progress has been made on the conceptual design for the Cold Brook Ecological Project being worked out between the town and the Harwich Conservation Trust. But there remain a number of questions over financing and the actual amount of nitrogen that will be removed through the town's proposed attenuation project. “We're now in transition from conceptual design to trying to put meat on the bones,” Dr. ...

HARWICH — Some clear differences emerged between the three candidates running for the one seat on the board of selectmen in the voter information committee's candidates forum last week. Voters will go to the polls on Tuesday to choose whether Ed McManus, Steven Scannell or Thomas Sherry will win the three-year term. Approximately 50 people attended the forum moderated by Florence Seldin of the League of Women ...

Harwich Voters Ban Marijuana Retail Sales

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Voters Tuesday night took several steps to ensure recreational marijuana will not be sold within Harwich's borders by approving a zoning provision that bans all types of non-medical marijuana establishments in all zoning districts in the community. The ban includes marijuana cultivators, independent testing laboratories, product manufacturers, retailers and other types of licensed marijuana-related b...

Town Meeting Approves Sewer, Saquatucket Grant

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — An overflow of voters filled the community center gymnasium and a satellite room on the opening night of town meeting Monday, voicing support for phase two of the comprehensive wastewater management plan, a new fire station in East Harwich and additional funding for the Saquatucket Harbor landside construction project. The first night of the annual legislative session began as a slow roller with the ...

Taking To The Water With Monomoy Sailing

By: Kat Szmit

PLEASANT BAY - It was the first official nice day of spring, and after months of wild weather, downed trees, power outages, and a winter that seemed to never end, the excitement of the Monomoy Sailing Team to get on the water on May 2 was palpable, sharp as the snap of the sails in the wind on Pleasant Bay. The day was a stark contrast to those of early March when the team first took to the waters, but such is...

BOSTON – Alexander Antonellis of Harwich is passionate about endurance sports, and that includes crew, in which he competes for Dublin School, a private college prep school in New Hampshire. But recently Antonellis had his rowing skills tested when he traded his sculling oar for a canoe paddle and took part in the annual Run of the Charles. The Run of the Charles is the signature event of the Charles River Wat...

Mother-Daughter Pair Bring Heart To 'The Miracle Worker'

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

Whether between a teacher and a student, a mother and a child or a reader and a story, a moment of connection can be nothing short of miraculous. From May 11 to 27, these connections and more will be celebrated as the Chatham Drama Guild presents “The Miracle Worker,” the inspiring story of the young deaf-blind Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan. The performances will be made even more special by the ...

Women's Music Festival Message: Rock Yes, Plastic No

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

It's that time of year again. On Saturday, May 12 the sixth annual Cape Cod Women's Music Festival (CCWMF) will once again light up the stage – and the outdoor tent – at The Cape Playhouse in Dennis. This year's lineup is sure to bring down the house while raising funds for Cape Wellness Collaborative (CWC) to provide free integrative therapies to those facing cancer on Cape Cod and the Islands. This year, with...

There’s nothing worse for a play to be than mediocre. Luckily, Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Trial By Jury” is anything but, a fact that holds especially true with the current performance by the Eventide Theater Company. If you haven’t heard of the Eventide Theater Company, you might not be alone; they consider themselves to be Dennis’ little secret, an unfortunate fact given the fantastic performances I witnessed o...

Letters to the Editor, May 10

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Stairway To Heaven Editor: I just received a receipt for a donation to the Eldredge Public Library. And I think I have read in The Chronicle that the current librarian is retiring. Which got me to thinking: what was the name of the Chatham librarian back in the 1940s and 1950s who was stone deaf? Stone deaf but able to hear the thoughts of anyone even thinking about climbing the old circular staircase to t...

Our View 2: McManus For Selectman

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

When Harwich voters go to the polls on Tuesday, May 15, they will have to weigh the value of experience against new candidates who have contributed little to municipal government. Our recommendation is to take the experience. Ed McManus sits on the finance committee and is a member of the Barnstable County Assembly of Delegates. He served as a selectman for 11 years, stepping down from the board when he was el...

Our View: Cocolis, Metters And Nicastro

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Chatham's town government is running pretty smoothly. Taxes are low, water is flowing, streets are paved, and trains, so to speak, are running on time. We understand as much as anyone that things aren't perfect; the shoreline is a mess, spending could be reined in, and there are some big projects on the horizon, which will need steady guidance from the top. It seems to us this isn't the time to disrupt the system...

Paula Parker Raye

By: Contributed

Paula Parker Raye                 Paula, beloved wife of John Raye, to whom she was happily married for over 53 years passed on May 2, 2018 at home in Chatham.   They were life partners who cherished, respected, loved and challenged each other.  John was by her side every moment until her death.  Family was everything to her and she was deeply loved by the many generations: Kimberly Raye Woolley & Peter Wo...