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Our View: Shine A Light

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

We've just passed the longest night of the year, and the days will soon begin to lengthen. It seems a natural time to remember those who will no longer be with us as the old year—and, indeed, the old decade—passes and new light comes into our lives. Benjamin Nickerson had an incredible knowledge of Chatham and its history, and was instrumental in creating the Nickerson Family Association compound which now ser...

Letters To The Editor, Dec. 26, 2019

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Save Historic Home  Editor: I recently learned that the oldest surviving residence in Chatham has been slated for demolition. At first I thought it was a joke or a rumor but recently I learned that it is true. Chatham’s historical commission has done all it can within its power to save the structure by imposing an 18-month demolition delay on the structure. However over a year has past and unless somebody s...

Walter J. Pollack

By: Contributed

Walter J. Pollack, 72 Walter J. Pollack “Mr. P” passed away on December 11, 2019 at the age of 72 after a long battle with cancer with his wife Jacqueline, son Scott and daughter-in-law Jessica by his side. Walter was born and raised in the Bronx, N.Y. After being drafted during the Vietnam War, he began a career as a correctional officer on Riker’s Island where he retired after 21 years as a Captain. He was an...

ORLEANS - The former fraternal lodge property at 107 Main St. could accommodate a mix of 11 to 14 affordable rental dwellings, the affordable housing trust and affordable housing committee was told last week. Contracted to consider the site’s potential, Ted Malone, president of Provincetown-based Community Housing Resources, Inc., spun three scenarios: nine one-bedrooms and two two-bedrooms with a mix of units...

ORLEANS – When Santa gets back to the North Pole this week, he’ll find another wish list waiting for him. Twenty-two applications for Community Preservation funds to support community housing, open space, historic preservation, and recreation efforts have been submitted to the town, twice last year’s number. Formal review by the community preservation committee begins at its Jan. 2 meeting, and a public hearin...

Marilyn Pritchard Lamb

By: Contributed

Marilyn Pritchard Lamb Marilyn Pritchard Lamb, 92, of Pelham Manor, N.Y. and Harwich, passed away peacefully at Harbor Point on Cape Cod, on November 25, 2019. She was born to Olive Saling and Edward Ross Pritchard in Prospect Park, N.J. After her mother’s death in 1933, she and her sister Olive were raised in the Bronx, where she graduated from Mt. St. Ursula High School. She completed her education with secre...

Edward David Hilbert

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Edward David Hilbert Solon, Maine —Edward David Hilbert, 87, passed away December 11, 2019 at his home in Solon, Maine surrounded by his family. He was born January 13, 1932 in Norwood, the son of Arthur G. and Miriam K. (Kempton) Hilbert. He attended schools in Chatham, entered the Air Force and earned his GED. He was a veteran who continued to proudly serve his country in the Air Force until his honorable dis...

CHATHAM – In 2002, Polly Goddard's nephew Will was stationed in Kuwait with the U.S. Army awaiting the start of the Iraq war. His brother, Parker, then 13, was looking for a way to boost Will's spirits, and after a chat with his aunt, an idea was born that has become a heartfelt tradition. As Goddard explained, Parker had been assigned a school service project but didn't have a clue what would work. He and his...

Tidal Wave Of Revelers Greet Christmas By The Sea

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM — One of the largest crowds ever seen at Chatham's Christmas By The Sea turned out last Friday evening for the annual light parade and tree lighting. Led by Santa and the Send the Love student carolers, who were raising money for essentials for Cape kids in need, the procession created a festive scene down Main Street as it wound its way to Kate Gould Park, where Santa helped light the tree before hearing...

County Commissioners Approve West Harwich Planning District

By: William F. Galvin

On 2-1 Vote HARWICH — On a two-to-one vote, the Barnstable County Commissioners approved the ordinance establishing the West Harwich District of Critical Planning Concern (DCPC) last week. County commissioner Ron Beaty cast the dissenting vote. The ordinance allows the town to put in place a one-year moratorium on development to provide time to address zoning deficiencies along a stretch of Route 28 from th...

Under-65 Tax Credit Exemption Gets Selectmen's Support

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The town has generous tax exemption programs for residents over 65 years of age, veterans, and people who are sight-impaired, but there is little in the way of programs to help younger families and residents who are facing financial hardship. Board of Assessors Chairman Richard Waystack raised the issue of establishing a hardship exemption tax credit for people under 65 years of age during a presenta...

Municipal Solid Waste Disposal Fees Escalate

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The lack of landfill space and other means of disposing of municipal solid waste in Massachusetts is having a major financial impact on communities. That was made perfectly clear Monday night when selectmen approved two one-year contracts with per-ton rate increases of nearly $20. “Recycling markets have degenerated and we have more trash than we have outlets,” DPW Director Lincoln Hooper told select...

ORLEANS— Jeremy Gingras, the former Harwich Chamber of Commerce executive director who was fired for stealing thousands of dollars from the chamber and its charitable foundation, will avoid a trial on embezzlement charges as part of a plea deal accepted Friday in Orleans District Court. Through his attorney, Gingras pleaded guilty to two reduced charges of larceny under $250 and agreed to repay the Harwich Cha...

EASTHAM/HARWICH – Two games. Two tough opponents. Two huge finishes for the Monomoy Sharks, who kicked off their 2019-2020 season with big wins against Nauset and Sandwich. Monomoy traveled to Eastham on Friday night for their season opener against the Warriors, the tension around which had been brewing since the stale bread flew during a fall football game. With a host of Sharks fans staging a whiteout in the...

ORLEANS – When losing a number of seniors through graduation, a rebuilding year might be expected, but when the Monomoy-Mashpee Monarchs boys ice hockey team faced the Nauset Warriors on Dec. 14, there was little to suggest either team was struggling. Instead, it was a fast-paced contest at the Charles Moore Arena when the first and hopefully annual Lower Cape Showdown commenced. Part fundraiser to benefit the...