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MacAskill Will Seek Another Three-Year Term As Selectman

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Selectman Michael MacAskill said this week he will be seeking another three-year term on the board of selectmen. He will join Stephen Ford and Thomas Sherry as candidates vying for two seats on the election ballot in May. “People my age are leaving because they can't afford to live here any more,” MacAskill said. “Fees and taxes are driving them out of town. I'm trying to draw attention to a fiscal c...

Harwich Selectmen Balk At Plastic Bottle Ban

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Residents will be asked in town meeting in May to ban the procurement or distribution of water or any other beverage in plastic bottles on town owned property. While selectmen seemed supportive of the concept, the board had a number of questions about implementing such a bylaw and postponed a vote pending some wording changes. “We don't need to question the toxicity of plastic. There is no question i...

Commission Approves Harwich Center Mixed Use Design

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The historic district and historical commission and residents of Harwich Center had nothing but positive comments last week on the newly presented development plans for the former gas station site in the village. It took the commission less than 30 minutes to unanimously approve a certificate of appropriateness for the mixed use development proposed for the Harwich Center Historic District. Saumil Pa...

HARWICH — Though National Grid will be continuing their replacement of mains and equipment in some locations, enough work will be complete in the next few weeks to allow the utility to lift the moratorium on new natural gas connections, a spokesman said. “We have a small section in Harwich that we’re still working on,” Robert Kievra said. “When that Harwich section is completed, approximately 14 miles of the...

HARWICH – Jesse Nash might have been a beloved Chatham resident, but he was a cherished member of the Monomoy community, which is why the MIAA student ambassadors at Monomoy Regional High School are holding a special day in his honor. On April 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. children of all ages and their families are invited to come by Monomoy Regional High School for a Touch-a-Truck event and special 3 vs. 3 soccer...

HARWICH – Caitlin Ross first started ice skating when she was 6 years old, taking to the sport immediately. At the end of April, after more than two decades of hard work, Ross will be traveling with her Theatre on Ice Boston team to the Nations' Cup Competition in Epinal, France. Ross's skating journey began in her childhood through a learn to skate program held at the Charles Moore Arena in Orleans. Upon seei...

Organization Marking 40 th Year In the state of Massachusetts almost one in three women has experienced rape, physical violence, and stalking by a partner. Nearly 50 percent of women and 25 percent of men have been the victims of non-rape sexual assault. In 2008 domestic violence was declared a public health emergency in the state. These facts, courtesy of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, are...

What if you had the option of living forever—would you choose to do so? That is one of the questions posed by the play “Tuck Everlasting” that will be performed at the Cape Cod Theatre Company, Home of the Harwich Junior Theatre, on weekends from March 29 to April 20. “I love the story of ‘Tuck Everlasting,’” says the play’s producer and director Nina Schuessler, who has also served for 23 years as the comp...

Savoring The Little Things

By: Mary Richmond

March and April may be spring months in other areas but here they tend to be more of a teaser than a pleaser. One day is cold and snowy and the next is balmy and bright. I never know which clothes to wear or throw in the car. I do know that putting my hat and gloves away too soon will not be to my advantage. Just this past week we’ve had a little bit of beautiful weather full of singing birds and blooming croc...

CHATHAM – The Cape Cod Festival of Arab and Middle Eastern Cinema will open its fifth season with the Cape premiere of “The Wild Pear Tree,” a look at modern Turkey that was an official selection at the Cannes, New York and Toronto film festivals. The screening will be preceded by a light reception featuring Middle Eastern hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar at the Chatham Orpheum Theater on Thursday, May 2 at 6:30 ...

Letters To The Editor: March 28, 2019

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Ban Will Counter Harm Of Plastic Editor: I am writing with enthusiastic support for the municipal plastic bottle ban in Chatham. My support arises from my deep concern about the significant deterioration in the quality of the natural environment. This has become apparent in recent years due to the large and steadily increasing volume of litter, particularly plastic bottles, year after year, on Chatham’s bea...

Our View: A Comprehensive Housing Approach

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Once, boarding houses and dormitories that provided reasonably priced places for seasonal workers to live were fairly common. Large employers like Chatham Bars Inn had their own dorms, and buildings in places that were in locations that weren't yet desirable, like the former Epicure in downtown Chatham, rented rooms to students and others who waited tables, cleaned rooms and landscaped. Together with the family's...

John Whelan: Down To The Sea In Ships

By: John Whelan

“Somewhere beyond the sea Somewhere waiting for me It’s far beyond the stars It’s near beyond the moon I know without a doubt My heart will be leading me there soon.”   “Beyond the Sea” was a big hit for Bobby Darin in 1959. The lyrics were by Jack Lawrence and the music was from a 1945 French song “La Mer” written by Charles Trenet. Fishing, boat building and intercoastal commerce weighed he...

School News, March 28

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Orleans Elementary School Orleans Elementary School hosted an evening of science fun at STEM night.  Over 200 members of the school community were in attendance to participate in more than a dozen hands-on activities to help students learn about Cape Cod’s waters and how to protect and understand this resource.  This was a program of the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension in coordination with AmeriCorps Cape Cod a...

EASTHAM — Before the scooping, there must be scoping. The selectmen of Eastham and Orleans agreed March 25 that two potential plans for dredging Nauset Estuary have merit. One would dredge the system from Town Cove through the main channel and behind the barrier beach to Nauset Inlet with spurs to the Priscilla and Hemenway landings; the other would not include the spurs. “The (first) provides the most us...