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Remembering The Airfield And Pilots Of East Harwich

By: William F. Galvin

EAST HARWICH — Not many kids become a pilot at 16 years of age, and even fewer of them built an airfield in their backyard. But Charles P.H. “Chief” Bascom attained both those accomplishments. Few people remember the East Harwich Airdrome which operated in a limited fashion for close to 50 years, with planes taking off from the dirt runway over Orleans Road (Route 39) or Church Street, depending upon wind dire...

Neighbors Stop Harwich Port Parking Expansion

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH PORT– Faced with opposition from neighbors to a proposal to expand the Schoolhouse parking lot, town officials withdrew the request last week. Town officials were before the planning board seeking a waiver to a site plan issued in 2002 for the parking lot and construction of the chamber of commerce building. Based on the opposition and planning board members' determination that a waiver wasn't the prop...

NORTH HARWICH — Everyone looks forward to Independence Day, but perhaps none so much as clients of the Family Pantry. Still, for many, the day they don’t need help putting food on the table can be elusive. The majority of Family Pantry clients – 63 percent – are working one job or more, and many are employed during the busy summer season. But during the off season, the low wages and few hours available mean ...

Planning Board Approves Cape Tech's Special Permits

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The planning board last week unanimously approved the site plan review and use special permits for the new Cape Cod Regional Technical High School. The project is scheduled to get underway in December and is estimated to cost $128 million. The new school will be located on the east side of the 69.46 acre lot that presently holds the existing Cape Tech school in the Pleasant Lake section of town. The ...

A new light is about to shine on Harwich's cultural stage as a result of a collaboration between the Harwich Cranberry Arts and Music Festival, Inc., and the Harwich Cultural Center, located in the former Harwich Middle School on Sisson Road. Starting on Thursday, July 12 and continuing through Thursday, Aug. 23, Cranfest In The Courtyard will offer a series of acoustic concerts to be held, weather permitting,...

HARWICH — It has been a long time coming, but the former gas station property in Harwich Center could be heading for major renovations. The historic district and historical commission will conduct a certificate of appropriateness hearing in two weeks for a proposal for a new convenience store and two apartments on the site. The 27,441-square-foot lot, which has a small, dilapidated structure that housed the...

HARWICH – When Ryan Richer was first faced with the idea of taking up running, he wasn't enthused. Fast-forward a few years and the Harwich resident has segued from those less-than-enjoyable early days to becoming a highly competitive triathlete. Richer, who was among the first graduates of Monomoy Regional High School in 2015, said it was his mother, Sue, who got him started on his running journey. “My mom...

CHATHAM – When the Chatham Anglers hosted the Harwich Mariners on June 30, for the better part of the game it seemed either team could be the victor, but a four-run seventh from the home team put the game away for good, especially thanks to the prowess of the Chatham bullpen. “The guys on the mound really set the tone for us,” said Chatham head coach Tom Holliday. “Dan Hammer pitched really well. Every guy tha...

Love conquers all. Now playing at the Cape Cod Theatre Company, Home of the Harwich Junior Theatre, Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a powerhouse production show with over-the-top costumes, big-time song and dance numbers and many touching moments. It’s all here, and the HJT stage has never looked finer! More than 25 actors, both young and young at heart, shine and will “wiggle” into your heart when you e...

Fathers and daughters have special relationships, and the past has a way of becoming your present no matter how far away you go. Local playwright Jade Schuyler incorporates both ideals in “The Tuna Goddess,” her first play and a world premiere at Brewster’s Cape Rep Theatre. Let me start out by saying this; this show is hilarious. Everyone who sees it will agree but especially those of us who live in the fishi...

“Five Times in One Night” is a two-person comedy that uses a different lens to examine sexual relationships through the ages. Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater creatively presents the drama’s five vignettes, each with varying levels of intimacy, intensity and humor. Playwright Chiara Atik’s play spans the length of humanity, starting with the only two people left on earth after an apocalypse, to a me...

An apparent shark attack death. A conspiracy to steal oysters from a shellfish grant. A movie being filmed about a Cape Cod legend that's beset by a multitude of problems. An international war criminal's thugs threatening a reporter. A land speculation scam. Sounds like a perfect summer read. “Shark Bait” by Paul Kemprecos has all this and more. In his eighth mystery featuring retired Boston-cop-turned-charter...

Letters to the Editor, July 5

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Single-family Home Or Dorm? Editor: I was surprised to read about the Chatham Zoning Board of Appeals decision to allow Chatham Bars Inn to convert the 20 Chatham Bars Ave. property into a quasi dorm under the disguise of a “single family dwelling.” I believe the voters and taxpayers in Chatham have always believed that the definition of a “single family dwelling” was just that, a single family dwelling. Pe...

Russ Allen: Who Are The J-1s?

By: Russ Allen

Adrianna is a 19-year-old college student from Romania whom I met while she was working as a clerk/bagger at a Harwich grocery store. She received permission from the U.S. State Department to visit the United States from early June through late September under its J-1 Visa Exchange Visitor Program under the summer work travel program category, one of 15 provisions that range from professors/research scholars to a...

Our View: Happy Independence Day

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

The holiday we observe this week celebrates ideals enshrined in a document signed 242 years ago which continue to guide our government and society. These ideals are ingrained in the soul of America, and despite trying times, they remain our guiding principle. It may seem that the self-evident truths espoused in the Declaration of Independence – that “all men are created equal” and are endowed with “certain una...

Sally C. Powles

By: Contributed

Sally C. Powles               Sally C. Powles, 90, of Schenectady, N.Y. passed away on May 17, 2018.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Harwich United Methodist Church, 1 Church Street, Harwich, MA 02645. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sally’s memory to Cape Cod Veterans, Inc., as our veterans were always near and dear to her heart.   ...