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East Harwich Sewer Construction Starting On Monday

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Construction of the new sewer collection system in East Harwich is scheduled to start on Monday and will create some inconveniences for residents on roads where work will be taking place. Health Department Director Meggan Eldredge said the Robert B. Our Company, the project contractor, has indicated work will begin on Monday along the west side of Cemetery Road running from Queen Anne Road to Route 1...

HARWICH – The Harwich Mariners made it clear they want to be in the playoffs at the end of this week and are willing to work hard to get there, winning not one but two games against the Chatham Anglers, who at press time were holding tenuously to the top spot in the East, with Harwich determined to outlast Brewster for the last playoff spot in the division. On a breezy Sunday evening, the Mariners brought the ...

HARWICH – Talk to the players on Monomoy Little League's 12-year-old All-Star team about what makes their team so awesome and you'll quickly pick up on a common theme: Along with hard work, what has made their 2019 season one of storied success is the bonds between players. “We all work together and are all a close group of friends at school and especially on the baseball field,” said Marek Krystofolski, one o...

Pirates Steal The Show In 'Treasure Island'

By: Amy Tagliaferri

The life of a pirate is more than the perils of the sea, or the fear of the gallows; it’s filled with betrayal, greed and backstabbers. For dead men tell no tales and can’t reveal where the treasure lies. In Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic “Treasure Island” a young lad eager for adventure finds himself in the middle of a search for the buried treasure. There are good guys, bad guys and a bad guy who’s kinda good...

What a difference 10 years can make! And yet, does 10 years make that much difference? And does such existential dither mean anything? Here’s a fun show that just asks you to enjoy the music and the talent and, if you lived in the 1950s and ‘60s, the memories (or if you didn’t, you’ll learn a little bit about what your grandparents loved.) “The Marvelous Wonderettes,” now playing at the Cape Cod Theatre Compan...

Nature Connection: Entitlement

By: Mary Richmond

While waiting for my coffee to brew early in the morning I often look out the window into my backyard. These days it is still a bit dark when I wake and the yard is often quiet except for my friend, the song sparrow, who seems to start every day with a song, no matter what. I wish I always felt so strong and happy that I could sing in the dawn. Soon the cardinal family is up and about and the first ...

If you enjoy novels set on Cape Cod, you will love the finely-crafted debut novel “Seeking Glory: A Novel About Relationships, Loss, and Finding Your Way Home” (Outskirts Press, Inc. 2018) by Patricia Hamilton Shook. Shook is a resident of Sharon with a timeshare in Yarmouth. But her Cape Cod roots run deep. She has known the Cape since she was a child staying in her grandmother’s cottage on a street that dead...

“A Chorus Line” explores the trials and tribulations encountered by professional dancers aiming for Broadway. After securing their coveted roles, the Cape Playhouse’s professional cast had some added hardships with this production—two days without power due to the tornado; an unexpected change in musical directors; and a blackout during their rehearsal time in NYC. In the end, the ensemble demonstrated grit, resi...

Our View: The Tornado Was Bad, But It Was Not The Big One

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Last week’s tornado was violent, frightening and destructive, and now that most of the trees are cleared away and the power’s been restored, a proper damage assessment is taking place. The cost to municipalities, businesses and private homeowners will almost certainly be in the millions of dollars. But make no mistake: when it comes to disasters, this wasn’t the big one. The tornado that crossed Harwich had...

Letters To The Editor, Aug. 1, 2019

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Can't Control The Weather Editor: This past Tuesday, the Chatham Police Department reported that it had come to their attention that some utility work crews had been "accosted, harassed  and screamed at by citizens demanding that power to their home be turned on." Who are you self-centered, obnoxious jerks? If you are  Chatham residents, I am so  ashamed and embarrassed you are my neighbors. If you are v...

Carol Luiken-Clute

By: Contributed

             Carol Ann Luiken-Clute of Chatham, MA died on Thursday, July 25 at Cape Cod Hospital. She was born in Paterson, NJ on September 6, 1945 and is survived by her husband Charles (“Charlie”) W. Clute, Jr. and her brother Richard C. Luiken II as well as her nephews Stephen Luiken, Richard C. Luiken III, and nieces Kristen Williams and Heather Powell.               Carol spent most of her adu...

Bruce Alden Greene, Jr.

By: Contributed

Bruce Alden Greene, Jr., Bruce Alden Greene, Jr., “Mickey”, 81, of Harwich passed away on July 23, 2019 after succumbing to cancer.  He is survived by his cherished wife Jacqueline Pentz Greene, children and grandchildren.  His funeral will be held on Friday, August 2, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Island Pond Cemetery, 13 Island Pond Rd, Harwich, MA 02645. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to...

The lights are back on and much of the debris has been cleared, but for some people, troubling memories of last week’s storm will linger for awhile. And experts say that’s not unusual. “It’s perfectly normal that, after an event such as a tornado, folks would have strong emotional and physical reactions,” said Dayle Lawrence, clinical director of Cape Cod Human Services, which is Cape Cod Health Care’s outpati...

Orleans Dog Owner Sees Progress

By: Ed Maroney

ORLEANS — If a dog is man's best friend, who's a dog's best friend? Karl Oakes might try to deflect the praise, but one can imagine that tails wag at the mention of his name. Oakes has become the town's leading advocate for dogs that love to visit the beach and their owners who love to join them there. Brought up in apartment buildings, he couldn't have a dog and never owned one until “my daughter kind of fi...

ORLEANS — The board of directors of Cape Abilities is scheduled to vote today (Aug. 1) on whether to sign a letter of intent to allow the town's affordable housing trust fund to explore developing housing at the agency's 107 Main St. property. On July 24, the trust fund board voted unanimously to sign the letter. Cape Abilities bought the property last year for $480,000. It includes the former Universal Lodg...