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Film Tackles Topic Of Teen Anxiety

By: Alan Pollock

HARWICH — In a bid to teach teens and their families about anxiety disorders and the problems they can lead to, like substance abuse, Monomoy High School will soon be hosting a screening of the new documentary “Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety.” “Anxiety disorders have been on the rise in the U.S. in youth populations probably in the last 10 years,” Harwich Youth Counselor Sheila House said. Nationall...

Voters Will Decide On New Compensation Plan For Town Clerk

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Voters in town meeting in May will be asked to adjust the way they set the salary for the town clerk. The town has been making adjustments to its classification and compensation plan for department heads over the past three years under an agreement with the Service Employees International Union. A similar non-union classification system is being proposed for the clerk position. Whether this will l...

In what could be seen as a referendum on the size and cost of county government on Cape Cod, Ronald Bergstrom of Chatham is seeking to unseat Harwich resident Leo Cakounes as Barnstable County commissioner in the November general election. Though county politics are general seen as nonpartisan, Bergstrom is a Democrat who is campaigning on the need to restore or expand the services provided by Barnstable Count...

Two Steps Forward For Regional Wastewater Partnership

By: William F. Galvin

DENNIS — The regional partnership to address water quality issues in Harwich, Dennis and Yarmouth received some reassurances last week with Dennis and Harwich reaffirming commitments to place articles on this spring's annual town meeting warrants seeking authorization for special legislation to establish the DHY Clean Waters Community Partnership. In a joint meeting among the three boards of selectmen last Thu...

Selectmen Weigh Opioid Suit Against Drug Companies

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Selectmen are weighing whether to participate in a lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies alleged to be behind the opioid epidemic in this country. Town Counsel John Giorgio made a presentation to selectmen on Monday night explaining the town may be able to recover costs incurred to the community from the crisis. Giorgio presented the background of the litigation being crafted by the Massachusetts ...

CHATHAM – Sand dunes and salt air are fine for most Cape Codders, but Doug Meservey, Jr., is all about wide tires with good grip and putting the pedal to the metal as he sets sights on a professional racing career. Thanks to his new partnership with Keith Rocco Racing, that career just picked up speed. If you're from Chatham then the Meservey name both in town and in regards to the racing circuit is familiar. ...

When a high school basketball player from Nauset chose to stay with his team for a championship game during school vacation week instead of traveling to Europe with his family, head coach Leo P. Miller made up for it by taking the varsity squad across the pond. Little did he know that would become the start of Cape Cod Sports Ambassadors. Now in its 50 th year, the CCSA has been organizing international excha...

What does it mean to live sustainably? For Madhavi Venkatesan, the answer is simple. She defines it as “living my life everyday as though I recognize my own mortality.” As the executive director of Sustainability Practices, Venkatesan has had a huge hand in delivering the non-profit’s message about conscious consumption. Primarily, the group is raising awareness by screening films tied into the theme of sustai...

Letters to the Editor, March 29

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Look To Kennedy's Words Editor: Hear! Hear! to Anne Broderick for your “Trump Is A Real Leader” letter. Trump’s ideology of less big government interference does indeed help promote self sufficiency. Let so-called liberals look back to president Kennedy’s inauguration words, “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country,” as a point of inspiration if they have difficulty w...

Tim Wood: Students Lead The Way

By: Tim Wood

We are fortunate. We live in a state that has strong gun laws and ranks first in the nation in terms of gun safety and death rate by guns. There hasn't been a mass shooting here since 2000, when seven people were killed at Edgewater Technology in Wakefield. One of the weapons used in that incident was a variant of an AK-47 assault rifle. In 2004, when the U.S. Congress allowed an assault weapons ban put in ...

Our View: A Beneficial Tax

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

For years local officials have been discussing imposing a tax on short-term rentals as a way to even the playing field between the summer rental of private homes and hotels and motels, which now must pay a state-imposed room tax. The rooms tax is currently 5.7 percent, and local towns can add up to 6 percent, though few charge up the limit. Chatham, for instance, currently applies a 4 percent tax to hotel and mot...

Florence B. Haetinger

By: Contributed

Florence B. Haetinger                         Harwich-  Florence B. Haetinger, 91, died at  Broad Reach in Chatham on March 23, 2018.  Florence was born in Springfield, on November 7, 1926.   She grew up in Springfield and attended Classical High School.  She married Richard M. Haetinger in 1945.  They lived in East Longmeadow until 1979 when they bought The Tale of The Cod in Chatham. She was a member of C...

Phyllis Baker Newton

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Phyllis Baker Newton  (1923 – 2018)               Phyllis Newton, 94, of Naples, Fla. and Harwich Port, died on March 5, 2018 at Harbor Point in Centerville.                Phyllis was born on October 12, 1923 in Chicago to Marjorie Newstrom and George E. Baker.  She was married to John W. Newton (1921-2012) for sixty-four years.  They raised their family and worked in and around Boston, livi...

Nancy Yeaw

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Nancy Yeaw             Chatham - Nancy Yeaw, 80, of Chatham, passed away on March 12 at Liberty Commons.             She was predeceased by her husband, Colie Yeaw, and is survived by her sons, Coleman and John (Tigger), their wives Yumiko and Marnie, and three grandchildren Cole, Wescott and Kathrine.             She was born in Cleveland Ohio, daughter of John Wescott Blemker and Virginia Page (McBurne...

Captain Scott MacAllister has just spent weeks indoors putting an enormous amount of time, energy and money into his boat, F/V Carol Marie, but he did it happily remembering late last fall … He was in the throes of groundfish season and had been working 16-hour days, barely sleeping during the hours he had before waking up in the middle of the night to set off from the Chatham Fish Pier once again. So he ...