Archive

A New Ms. Eelgrass Is Crowned

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – A new Ms. Eelgrass has been crowned! That may sound bit grandiose for the somewhat subdued event—at least by Ms. Eelgrass standards—held at the VFW Sunday afternoon. But the beauty pageant (if you could call it that) carried on a tradition first begun more than 35 years ago, albeit in a more family-friendly atmosphere. There were four contestants, one fewer than the first Ms. Eelgrass contest held...

ConCom Approves Withdrawal Of North Cut Dredge Plan

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — Without discussion, the conservation voted unanimously last week to accept the town’s request to withdraw plans to dredge in Chatham Harbor near the North Cut. At least for now, that move hasn’t ended a waterfront property owner’s suit against the town. On Sept. 4, about a week after the town issued a press release announcing that it had withdrawn the North Cut area from its dredging plans for the ...

CHATHAM — When it comes to controlling shorefront erosion and maintaining navigation, Chatham Harbor poses some problems. The solution, or at least part of it, might be found on Tern Island. On Wednesday, the state announced that Chatham has received more than $50,000 from the office of Coastal Zone Management to support a study of the island. Officials want to know whether adding sand to the island from nea...

Officials: No Additional Cleanup Needed After PCB Spill

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — Soil sampling around Homestead Lane shows no detectable levels of cancer-causing polychlorinated biphenyl, or PCB, following the failure of an electrical transformer during the July 23 severe storm. The spill prompted town officials to prohibit shellfishing and swimming in Little Mill Pond, Mill Pond and part of the Mitchell River immediately after the storm. First responders noticed a sheen on the...

Monomoy Theatre Sold For $3.65 Million

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – The sale of the Monomoy Theatre property was finalized Monday, eight months after its longtime owner announced that it was for sale. Chatham Productions LLC, paid $3,650,000 for the 2.7-acre property at 776 Main St. and 70 Depot Rd., according to documents on file at the Barnstable County Registry of Deeds. Frank, Frederick and Catherine Steindler, trustees of the Steindler Family Trust, had put the ...

Chatham, Harwich Sewer Work Begins

By: Tim Wood

Labor Day has come and gone. It's time for sewer construction to begin again. A detour was in place Monday as work on the East Harwich sewer system began along Route 137. The work started at Old Queen Anne Road, while a second crew began work on Herndon Road and continued mainline sewer installation on Cemetery and Compass roads. In Chatham, crews began work on the Oyster Pond sewer extension phase of the t...

Selectmen Dive Into Food Trucks Regulations

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — Selectmen have a number of concerns about allowing food trucks to operate in town—from traffic and congestion to competition with established restaurants—but they haven’t closed the door on the idea. Working with business leaders, the board Monday said it hopes to have a bylaw in place to regulate food trucks before next summer’s visitor season. Selectman Cory Metters said that it was time for the ...

Harwich Hometown Parade Drew Socks And Smiles

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Sunday provided welcoming weather for the Harwich Hometown Parade as people lined the streets and held cookouts through Harwich Port and along the route that extended to the Harwich Elementary School on South street. The third annual parade sponsored by the chamber of commerce had better fortune than the Beach Day sponsored by the Harwich Cranberry Festival, which was planned for Saturday but was can...

Cranberry Festival Weekend Offers Crafts, Music And Fireworks

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — If you like music, crafts, art, food truck cuisine and plenty of socialization, then the Harwich Cranberry Arts and Music Festival is where you want to be this coming weekend. If that’s not enough, there will also be the chamber of commerce’s fireworks display on Saturday night. The festival has been a late summer tradition in the community for more than 40 years and offers a weekend of activities, i...

EAST HARWICH – While many middle schoolers across the Cape tackled their traditional back to school routines, eighth graders at the Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School boarded buses and vans and hit the road for a first day field trip. This excursion marks the 25 time educators at the school have launched students’ final year at CCLCS with a trip into the community with visits to the Cape Cinema and the Cape Mu...

HARWICH — The Royal of Harwich Village property in Harwich Center has been sold to a Brookline-based company, The Royal Apartments, LLC, for $1.5 million. The company also purchased the adjacent property, a 20,038-square-foot lot containing an 1850 Greek Revival house for $500,000. Matthew Newman is trustee of The Royal Apartments, LLC and a part-time resident of Harwich. He said Monday the goal for the proper...

HARWICH – The Monomoy girls varsity field hockey team has opened its 2019 season in a big way with impressive victories against Barnstable and Dennis-Yarmouth. The team's captains, who have played together for four years, say it's all about determination and connection. Making key connections on the field led Monomoy to a thrilling 2-1 victory on Monday afternoon in South Yarmouth as the Sharks upset the defen...

HARWICH – When Cape Tech quarterback Robin Crawford was being taken off the field on a stretcher after suffering an injury at the start of the fourth quarter of the Crusaders Sept. 7 game against Bristol-Plymouth, he had one request for his team: “You gotta win this one, boys!” Win it they did, coming away with a 30-28 victory in their 2019 home opener, and what a roller-coaster ride it was. “It was a wild gam...

Monomoy Football Falls To Carver In Season Opener

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH – Monomoy senior captain Elijah Beasley scored the lone touchdown for the Sharks in a tough, rain-soaked 25-6 home-opening loss to Carver on Sept. 6. Before being taken out of the game with a minor injury, Beasley returned a kickoff 98 yards for an exciting touchdown in the first quarter, but it was the Crusaders that prevailed in Monomoy's first game of the 2019 season. Beasley's score came after t...

Nature Connection: Below The surface

By: Mary Richmond

More and more we seem to be living in a superficial world. People are skimming tantalizing and often misleading headlines instead of reading the full, more informative pieces, half listening with their faces fixated on a hand-held screen instead of engaging personally with the other people in the room. Although some folks are still willing to dig deep, many are happy enough with the flyby bytes of information...