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National Grid To Reinstall West Chatham Gas Lines

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – National Grid will reinstall 1,700 feet of gas lines along Route 28 at the proper depth to accommodate the reconstruction of the roadway along the West Chatham business corridor. “It looks like it could be happening starting in two weeks,” Public Works Director Tom Temple told selectmen Monday. He met earlier in the day with representatives from National Grid, the Massachusetts Department of Transpor...

Chatham Earns 'Green Community' Designation From State

By: Staff Reports

CHATHAM – The town has been designated a Green Community by the state department of energy resources, making it eligible for grant money to pursue energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Town staff are currently assembling a grant proposal specifying how the $134,620 award will be used. The focus will be on high-priority building projects identified as part of the Green Community Program's energy redu...

Chatham Leads Lower Cape In Millionaires

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – There are more millionaires in the town at the Cape's elbow than any other community on the Lower Cape. Only two Cape towns, Falmouth and Barnstable, have more millionaires than Chatham. That's according to state department of revenue data which lists the number of residents whose adjusted gross income was more than $1 million on tax filings. That's income, not assets, meaning those listed had earnin...

CHATHAM –The finance committee voted Thursday afternoon to support the March 7 special town meeting article calling for a study of land on Stepping Stones Road as a possible home for a new senior center. Selectmen on Tuesday voted unanimously against the article (see story below), voicing their support instead for building a senior center at 1610 Main St., land that is being donated to the town by William Mars...

Warrant Takes Shape For 56-article Annual Town Meeting

By: Alan Pollock

HARWICH — From forging a new wastewater partnership and purchasing fire apparatus to declaring a climate emergency, voters will be asked to consider a varied 56-article warrant at the May 4 annual town meeting. Selectmen received the draft warrant last week and will review it and make recommendations on the articles before closing and signing the warrant on March 23. In financial articles, voters will be as...

MassDOT Explains New Exit Strategy

By: Alan Pollock

HARWICH — Potentially as soon as this summer, state transportation officials will begin renumbering highway exits on Route 6 and most other numbered highways in Massachusetts. MassDOT briefed the public on the plan at a session in Hyannis this week, and said the new exit numbers will be friendlier for drivers and will help emergency responders. Under the system, existing sequential numbers will be replaced by ...

Proposal Seeks Industrial Expansion On Queen Anne Road

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The planning board is working on a zoning amendment that would extend the Industrial Light District to the west along Queen Anne Road. Requests have been made by a couple of area property owners to include their land in the district. Town Planner Charleen Greenhalgh said there is very little open land left in the IL zone along Queen Anne Road. She has been talking to contractors who have been looking...

HYANNIS – The Monomoy-Mashpee Monarchs started their season with a tie and finished in the same way in their final game of the 2019-2020 season on Feb. 20, playing to a 1-1 tie with East Bridgewater. A smattering of fans came to check out the morning contest and weren't disappointed as the Monarchs made it clear from the first puck drop that they were making the most of their last game. After snagging the open...

EASTHAM – It came so close to being the perfect comeback, but time just wasn't on the side of the Nauset girls varsity basketball team in their Feb. 19 game against Archbishop Williams, with the Warriors falling to the Bishops with a heartbreaking 49-48 final score in spite of one heck of a comeback. The Lady Warriors found themselves in trouble early in their final game of the regular season, falling behind 1...

Two Harwich Women Embark On Peace Corps Adventure

By: Debra Lawless

HARWICH — Two young women will enter the Peace Corps next month and spend two years far from their homes in Harwich. Taryn Williams, 28, will travel to the Dominican Republic on March 2 to work as a Spanish literacy promoter while Emma Karlson, 23, will travel to Zambia six days later, to begin training as an agriculture and forestry extension agent. Williams and Karlson do not know one another. ...

CHATHAM – Samantha Clarke has a passion for making bracelets. She also adores animals. After seeing news footage of the Australian wildfires, she was struck with a desire to help, particularly the animals in greatest need, so Clarke put her creativity to good use and is now raising funds through her bracelet sales to benefit wildlife rescue efforts. ...

John Whelan: Chatham And Its Churches

By: John Whelan

“I’m getting married in the morning Ding, dong, the bells are gonna chime Pull out the stopper, we’ll have a whopper But get me to the church on time.”   Lerner and Loewe included this wonderful, irreverent song as part of the great score of “My Fair Lady.” Eliza Doolittle’s father, Albert, faced with the unexpected burdens of wealth and respectability, decides he needed to be a properly married ma...

Our View: Common Sense Heads For The Exit

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Have you ever been driving down Route 6 and found yourself utterly confused about the distance to the next exit? Neither have we. A state plan to renumber the exits on most numbered highways in Massachusetts is on its way. Perhaps before this fall, the familiar exit numbers on Route 6 will be changing to conform with a federal plan that references an exit’s milepost location, rather than its sequence. Getti...

Letters To The Editor: Feb. 27, 2020

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

May The Best Location Be Chosen Editor: Chatham COA Director Mandi Speakman gave a report about the COA’s good work to Chatham’s finance committee at its Feb. 18 meeting.  It was very impressive. Chatham residents are fortunate to have these needed services and support.  We all recognize that the COA needs a new facility. They have been waiting a long time. I remember at last year’s annual town meeting when...

Elizabeth Cowles Armour

By: Contributed

    Elizabeth ( Bessie) Armour died peacefully on February 7, 2020. She was born in Paris, France on February 10,1923 to Alice and Knight Cowles. She grew up in Chicago and Lake Forest, Ill., graduated from The Ethel Walker School and attended Sarah Lawrence College.  In 1944 she married Lester Armour Jr.  and after he served in the Air Force in WWII they moved to Arizona and had cattle ranches in Dragoon and Son...