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Solar Array Proposed For Middle Road Sand Pit

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – In the late 1960s and early '70s, the sand pit off Middle Road was the scene of dune buggy races every Sunday. Crowds came to cheer as local drivers races around the dirt track in custom-built vehicles that made up in power what they lacked in beauty. The sand pit may be generating a different kind of power if a plan to develop solar photovoltaic array on the property wins approval. NextGrid, a na...

West Chatham Site Chosen For New Senior Center

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – Rejecting the town-owned Marconi property, selectmen Monday night voted unanimously to pursue the purchase of a private parcel on Main Street in West Chatham as the location for a new senior center. Selectmen favored the parcel at 1610 Main St., owned by Eastward Companies, to take the place of the current senior center on Stony Hill Road, which council on aging officials say is too small for its exi...

EAST HARWICH — After about 10 months as executive director of Pleasant Bay Community Boating, P.J. Richardson is taking a different tack. PBCB board President Ted Baylis made the announcement in an email to the group’s supporters last week. “On Monday, Oct. 28, P.J. Richardson and the PBCB board jointly concluded that a change in leadership was in both his and the organization’s best interests,” Baylis wrote. ...

HARWICH — Thanks to the generosity of two unrelated private donors, the town of Harwich now holds the keys for a new police motorcycle and a council on aging van. Selectmen voted last week to accept both gifts and to extend the town’s thanks. The senior center van was provided by Jay Kavanaugh of Cape Destinations. Council on Aging Director Emily Mitchell said her department leases two vans from the Cape Cod R...

New Fire Substation Taking Shape

By: Alan Pollock

EAST HARWICH — Standing in sharp contrast to the aging building it will replace, the new fire substation in East Harwich is bright, spacious and modern, and it should be ready to open in time for a Nov. 30 dedication ceremony. The apparatus bay has room for two ambulances, two engines and two other vehicles. ...

Town Administrator To Step Down

By: Alan Pollock

HARWICH — Following a closed-door session with selectmen Monday, Town Administrator Christopher Clark announced that he will not seek reappointment to the post he has held since 2014. With emotion in his voice, Clark said he intends to pursue other employment opportunities “and be more available to my family in the short term. I have enjoyed my time in Harwich and think the world of the staff and board members...

The intermittent rain that plagued most of the Cape Tech boys varsity soccer team’s Nov. 5 MIAA Div. 4 South tournament game stopped long enough for Paulo Loureiro to size up his free kick, the one he’d told his coach he wanted when Ivan Popov put him in during the final minutes of the second overtime. This was his team’s make-it-or-break-it moment and he didn’t want to let them down. As the official whistled,...

HOLLISTON – After a stellar 2019 season, the Monomoy girls field hockey team's ride has come to an end with a 3-2 loss to Holliston in the MIAA Div. 2 South first round on Nov. 1. “They really wanted to win today and it was disappointing,” said head coach Jennifer Estes. “The score does not reflect their effort.” Indeed, Monomoy kicked off the game with an early possession in what became a battle for contro...

HARWICH – It was clear from the start of the boys soccer Div. 4 South preliminary game that the Sharks wanted to win, and win they did, sinking Bourne 3-1 in the first tournament victory in Monomoy program history Sunday. “We've lost in the first round every time,” said head coach Keith Clark. “So that was something the guys really focused on, and wanted to make sure they got done.” AJ Williams had a hat tr...

HARWICH – Two well-placed goals made a rainy soccer match that much more worth it for the Nauset girls varsity soccer team, which defeated Monomoy 2-0 in the final game of the regular season for both teams. Monomoy played a hard-fought game, but couldn't get past the quick reflexes of Nauset goalkeeper Brady Deschamps, who managed to keep a grip on the ball in spite of on-and-off rain throughout the game. T...

Chatham Chorale Performs 'Ode To Music'

By: Staff Reports and Contributors

CHATHAM – Music Director Joe Marchio will lead the Chatham Chorale, with guest soloists and chamber ensemble, in an “Ode to Music” at the First Methodist Church Nov. 9 and 10, both at 3 p.m. Featured on the program is George Frideric Handel’s “Ode for Saint Cecilia’s Day.” Tenor Charles Blandy, soprano Joan Kirchner, and the Quartett Giocosa join the singers in Handel’s cantata, composed in just 10 days in 173...

Photographer Kim Roderiques of Chatham has two main passions in life: animals and children. In creating her Dec. 12 fundraising event “Pirouettes, Pliés & Pets” that will benefit both children and animals, she brings these two passions together and adds a third element: dancers. “It’s this unbridled joy when you mix animals with dancers,” Roderiques said in a telephone interview last week. “All of a sud...

Our View: Not An Ideal Option

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

We have to admit that we're not crazy about the Chatham Board of Selectmen's choice of land at 1610 Main St. as the site for a new senior center. But we also admit that it was the best option on a table strewn with poor choices. It's been almost five years since the Gerontology Institute at the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Police and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston conducted a ...

Letters To The Editor: Nov. 7, 2019

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Changes Modernize Chatham Airport  Editor: Recent letters expressing concern about new “instrument approaches” pretend to be authoritative but actually demonstrate a lack of understanding of the topic. This is not surprising, as the subject is complex even for aviators. Here are just a few examples: Concern: Lack of a control tower makes these approaches unsafe. Fact: the proposed approaches are by...

Perhaps you're in charge of preparing a church supper, a potluck dinner or your family’s Thanksgiving feast. But before you show off your culinary talents, consider taking some time to review some basic safety techniques for preparing and handling food. A poorly prepared holiday meal can have consequences that are more severe than dry turkey or a pie crust that isn’t flaky. Millions of cases of foodborne illne...