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Commission To Examine Naturalizing Bell's Neck Bogs

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The conservation commission wrestled with the town's farming heritage last week when considering whether to issue a new lease for the 11-acre Bell's Neck cranberry bogs. The commission ultimately decided to not issue a lease and instead develop a management plan for the property, located adjacent to the Herring River and Bell's Neck Reservoir, which would also consider allowing the bogs to naturalize. ...

HARWICH – Say what you will about walking the walk. For Monomoy Regional High School History teacher Richard Houston, running is where it's at, especially when he gets the thrill of combining his penchant for key events of the past with raising funds for a worthy cause. That's what he'll be doing on April 15 when he'll run the 2019 Boston Marathon, this time in support of IMPACT Melanoma. The decision for Hous...

HARWICH – For the past few seasons, Monomoy's Sam Barr has made a name for herself on the Shark girls varsity softball team. Come fall, Barr will be swimming with a new shiver of sharks after signing her official letter of intent on March 7 to play softball for Simmons University in Boston. Barr's softball career actually began when she was just out of toddlerhood, swinging a bat in tee ball. By the time Barr ...

CHATHAM – Once upon a time there were the Prettiest Dads. Now you can hang the Men of Monomoy on your walls courtesy of the new calendar from Monomoy Community Services. The calendar, which borrows a page from others around the world, features men from the Monomoy community in the midst of their daily jobs and is an addition to the annual Tools of the Trade fundraiser, which takes place March 22 at the Chatham...

Did you enjoy the movie "Green Book" and feel surprised by how much you learned in the course of being entertained? Ever wondered what just one person could do to help bridge the racial divide in this country? Ever felt too overwhelmed to know where to start? Help is on the horizon in the form of the Cape Cod premiere of "Deeper than the Skin," a musical presentation on race, on Saturday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m....

“But I persevered!” These three simple words may sum up the personal and professional experiences of Chatham resident Heather MacKenzie. An artist, photographer, photojournalist and poet, MacKenzie’s life and work are center stage at the Orpheum Theater during the month of March as a collection of her pictures is displayed, a video is shown about her creative activities, and her newly published book becomes av...

Letters to the Editor, March 14

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Chatham Needs The Monomoy Theatre Editor: We were all waiting to see who the buyer of the Monomoy Theatre was. Now we know! I hope you will do some investigative reporting on Alexandra Properties. When I Googled them, this is what I got: alexandraconstruction.com.  Not exactly Chatham!  Where are the historic projects Gregory Clark referred to at the selectmen's meeting?  He mentioned allowing the ...

Donna Tavano: Loss Leaders

By: Donna Tavano

I was getting ready for bed when I reached up and realized I was one earring short of the two I had suspended on my ears 12 hours before. It was a sparkly snowflake, its disappearance indicating it was as fleeting as the ice crystals descending from the winter sky just outside my window. Was it hiding in the kitchen, having leaped off my lobe while I was making tacos for dinner? Had it escaped into the audio boo...

Richard F. Woodward

By: Contributed

Richard F. Woodward 74, ofChatham, passed awayMarch 8, 2019after a long period of declining health.  He was the son of the late Herbert W. and Catherine L. Woodward.  Richard was a 1966 graduate of Brown University and had an accounting practice in Chatham for the last 22 years.             Hs is survived by his wife, Penny, step children Dean Halunen of Wareham, Gretchen Rodman (Jon) of Upton, and Andrew Halu...

Cape Is Leader In Elders In The Workplace

By: Debra Lawless

“When I turned 80, I realized I needed to do something more than just face each day thinking about what I had accomplished in the past,” a senior worker at Oz clothing boutique in Barnstable says at the beginning of a nine-minute video featuring three employers given Age Forward Employer Awards last year. Nationwide, nearly one quarter of the labor workforce is age 55 or older. On Cape Cod, that number is high...

ORLEANS — If you had Cecil Newcomb's view of Lonnie's Pond, you might not be as willing as he is to spend a lot of time as a selectman. Looking through the windows of the unique joined-domes house he shares with wife Anne Sigsbee, Newcomb spoke in a clear, quiet voice last week about his decision to run for office now that he's retired from fishing and his mooring business. “Years ago, I gave it a fleetin...

ORLEANS — At times, it sounded like a modern version of Monopoly. At their initial joint meeting March 6, the town's affordable housing trust board and affordable housing committee talked about getting on the game board by, among other possibilities, acquiring a motel. The trust drew favorable Community Chest cards when town meeting voted to support it with community preservation money and annual funding amo...

Uncertainty Surrounds Future Of Historic Playhouse CHATHAM – The Monomoy Theatre stage will be dark this summer for the first time in more than 60 years. When the curtain will rise again at the historic Main Street theater is uncertain. Artistic Director Alan Rust said that the company that has an agreement to purchase the property plans to renovate and preserve the buildings, and that will take time. “W...

Extra Guests At The Table

By: Mary Richmond

It was bitter cold on this sunny morning. I’d put out extra seed and suet and the feeders were busy with the usual suspects taking their fill. Just the day before it had been warm enough that song sparrows were singing, and flickers were flirting. On this day, however, their attention was on food, not premature thoughts of spring. There have been more than the usual amount of blue jays at my house over the las...

For the 13th year in a row, in what has become a highlight of the winter, owls will invade Harwich on Saturday, March 9.  Sponsored by the Harwich Conservation Trust, with proceeds going to help support HCT’s ability to create and complete land preservation projects including efforts to protect wildlife habitat for local owls, Marcia and Mark Wilson will present a new program, “Owls from Near and Far.” The two...