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House Approves $3.2 Million For Tornado Disaster Relief

By: William F. Galvin

Latest Storm Travels Path Similar To Hurricane HARWICH — The state House of Representatives has approved a $400 million supplemental budget that includes $3.2 million in disaster relief funding for five Cape towns impacted by the July 23 tornadoes. Town Administrator Christopher Clark said Harwich filed a $1.3 million financial impact in a damage report with the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency bas...

Selectmen Wrestle With Issuing A Second Sewer Contract

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — There seems to be a lot of second guessing and uncertainty on how to move forward with the East Harwich sewer project. After receiving bids for the second contract two months ago, there is still no decision on whether to move forward with the project. The project is facing cost overruns and a need to return to town meeting for funds to complete sewer mains for 600 homes in the second phase of the tow...

PTO Proposes New Playground For Elementary School

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The Harwich Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization has filed an application for Community Preservation Act funds to replace the 25-year-old Castle in the Clouds playground adjacent to the elementary school. Monomoy Regional School District contributed $2,100 in 2018 to conduct a playground safety audit of the aging facilities. According to the PTO, health and safety issues and the lack of Amer...

HARWICH – It might have been homecoming, but it just wasn't Monomoy's day when the boys soccer team hosted Barnstable in boys soccer action on Saturday, with the Sharks falling to the Red Raiders 2-0. Barnstable came out blazing in the Oct. 19 match, peppering Shark goalie Sean Deveau with shots in the opening minutes of game play, with one soaring high above the net and two more bouncing off the posts. But no...

HARWICH – It wasn't the happiest of homecomings for the Monomoy girls varsity soccer team, which fell 3-0 to Barnstable, but the Sharks turned things around on Monday when they defeated Falmouth Academy 5-0 as they continue striving for a spot in the post-season. Though the Sharks played a strong game on Oct. 19 in the first of a trifecta of homecoming games that day, the Red Raiders prevailed courtesy of a ha...

HARWICH – It wasn't the way Monomoy wanted their homecoming game to go, but when all was said and done, one touchdown was all the Sharks could muster against Martha's Vineyard, as the Vineyarders claimed a 36-8 win on Oct. 18. The visiting Vineyarders kicked off the scoring in the first quarter when Hunter Meader hopped the ball in from four yards out after the team marched the ball downfield, though Monomoy w...

CHATHAM – The Women’s Club of Chatham got a crash course in women’s safety in September, and also learned a little about what it’s like to be the only female officers on the Chatham and Harwich Police Departments. Sergeant Sarah Harris of the Chatham Police and Sergeant Amy Walinski of the Harwich Police Department joined forces on Sept. 23 during a special meeting of the Women’s Club where they spoke with rou...

Orleans Surf Film Fest This Weekend

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

ORLEANS – Surf's up! Surf films, that is. The 2019 Orleans Surf Film Festival kicks off Friday with a slate of events celebrating surf culture. The two-day festival will be held at the Hog Island Brewery at 28 West Rd. Celebrating the surf culture of Cape Cod, the festival includes a selection of surf-related films, including local shorts and features. As of late last week, a list of films was not yet av...

Letters to the Editor, Oct. 24

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

It's People Who Save Old Houses Editor: Our family has read with interest the stories this fall regarding efforts to save our former summer home on Champlain Road. We are pleased that Bob Mahoney, the current owner, has pledged to save it, either at its present location or elsewhere in Chatham. He would not have had that choice (or us, for that matter) were it not for the loving labors of the late Steve H...

John Whelan: 'Amazing Grace'

By: John Whelan

Amazing grace [how sweet the sound] That saved a wretch like me! I once was lost, but now am found, Was blind, but now I see. “Amazing Grace” is a beautiful hymn. In a way, it is the perfect hymn, expressing gratitude to the Lord for redemption. So it is not a great surprise that “Amazing Grace” is part of so many funerals. It seems I have reached the stage in life where attending funerals has become somet...

Our View: A Regional Shark Authority

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

The findings of the shark mitigation analysis released last week were hardly a surprise. Of the 27 alternatives examined by the Woods Hole Group, most were found to be ineffective or unproven in deterring shark attacks. Some, the report found, bear further examination and might help provide more timely warnings of the presence of the predator. But the bottom line of the $50,000 study—commissioned by six Outer Cap...

ORLEANS — The Centers for Culture and History in Orleans (formerly the Orleans Historical Society) has ended plans to acquire the historic Captain Linnell House. Owners Bill and Shelly Conway have put their retirement plans on hold and are taking reservations for Christmas parties and weddings again. “Next year will be our 32 nd year,” Shelly Conway said in a phone interview Monday. “We’ve weathered a lot o...

ORLEANS — More than a century and a half after Henry David Thoreau of Concord stopped at Higgins’s tavern on his journey to Provincetown, Frank Durant of Salem spoke with a reporter at Ames Pizzeria before setting off to walk in the steps of the sage of Walden Pond. Like Thoreau, Durant is a man of many talents. He’s an actor and producer who studied storytelling at Harvard Divinity School with the one and o...

High Winds Batter Region

By: Tim Wood

Wind gusts of 72 miles per hour in Harwich and 66 miles per hour in Chatham -- with a reported 90 mile per hour gust in Provincetown -- battered the area Thursday in the wake of a fast-moving nor'easter that also drenched the region with heavy rain overnight. Emergency officials were dealing with numerous downed trees and limbs as well as utility poles and power lines.  As of early Thursday, 1,648 customers in...

The only way to be completely safe from a shark attack, a new report released Wednesday concludes, is to stay out of the water. The $50,000 study by the Woods Hole Group analyzed 27 shark mitigation alternatives but did not recommend any single or group of solutions. The report concludes that current practices, such as “shark smart” education, heightened awareness and emergency measures such as stop the bleed ...