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Cranberry Valley Solar Array Goes To Planning Board

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The planning board will be acting on a site plan review special permit for a major solar photovoltaic facility at two locations at the Cranberry Valley Golf Course. The arrays are expected to generate 282 kilowatts of power annually. The project is proposed by Greenskies Renewable Energy, which was the successful bidder on a package put together by the Cape and Vineyard Electric Cooperative, the orga...

HCT Lands ‘Last Lot’ In Coy’s Brook Woodlands Puzzle

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — “It was a final piece to a land conservation puzzle we’ve worked on for 23 years,” Harwich Conservation Trust Director Michael Lach said this week of the trust’s purchase of a one-acre parcel in the Coy’s Brook/Herring River Watershed. Lach said over those 23 years the trust has managed to purchase and preserve 28 acres in the watershed, establishing the Coy’s Brook Woodlands to preserve water qualit...

Commission Imposes Demolition Delay On Holy Trinity House

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The historic district and historical commission has imposed a one-year demolition delay on the demolition of the historic structure located to the west side of Holy Trinity Church grounds in West Harwich. The Victorian-style house was constructed in 1914 and has been used as a rectory and more recently as the church’s thrift shop, but it has been vacant for the past five years. Spokesperson for the d...

Mini-Golf Proposed Next To Bud’s Go-Karts

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — There are plans to develop a 36-hole miniature golf course on the land adjacent to Bud’s Go-Karts on the corner of Route 28 and Sisson Road. The proposal was scheduled to go before the conservation commission on Wednesday night because a portion of the property is located in the floodplain. The section of Route 28 from Sisson Road to just west of Brooks Road has become the town’s center for summer re...

HARWICH – The last time the Cape Tech boys varsity basketball team faced Avon, the outcome was one heck of a lopsided loss. When the Crusaders hosted the Panthers on Monday afternoon, they still fell, but this time Avon's margin was much narrower at 49-41, something Cape Tech head coach Brent Warren was pleased about after the game. “They beat us by like 20 up in their gym two weeks ago, so this is a huge impr...

HARWICH – Monomoy might have had the home court advantage, but when the Sharks faced the Nauset Warriors for the second time this season, this time the game belonged to the visitors, who, led by a stellar performance from Bobby Joy, played to a commanding 57-35 win Jan. 4. Joy topped all scorers in the Saturday afternoon outing, netting 28 points overall after getting started with a three-pointer in the openin...

HARWICH – The Cape Tech girls varsity basketball team might be small in numbers, but what they lack in depth they make up for in heart, as evidenced by the way they continued battling last Friday in spite of falling to St. John Paul II 69-29. Cape Tech Head Coach Chris Leonard said the Jan. 3 outing marked the first time since the season’s start that he’s had his entire squad together, which was a plus in the ...

Boar’s Head Festival Brings Medieval Pageantry To Harwich

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — A gathering for to mark the medieval holiday of Epiphany will be a first for the South Harwich Meetinghouse this weekend. The historic former Methodist Church has had many different experiences, but never a Boar’s Head Festival. There will be festive pageantry, dance, song, music and animals taking the audience back to England in the 1400s to the medieval village of Harwich-on-Herring to experience E...

New Nonprofit Puts Spotlight On Local Arts Economy

By: Debra Lawless

“Only connect…” the novelist E.M. Forster famously wrote in 1910. ArtsLight, a new nonprofit endeavor spawned by the nonprofit Lower Cape TV dedicated to giving a voice to the local creative economy, aims to do just that. “In a world where information seems evermore scattered and suspect, we need to trust in ourselves and in connections that go deeper and create lasting bonds that transcend surface noise,” ...

Expecting The Unexpected

By: Mary Richmond

My childhood obsession with birds began when I was eight years old. We had a bird feeder attached to the kitchen window and I had a brand new deck of Audubon bird cards. I also had a third grade teacher who shared her own sightings and recommended that I go to the then fairly new Cape Cod Museum of Natural History on Saturdays for class field trips. My parents agreed to take me and after a few weeks of bouncing a...

Our View: Next Step For Senior Center

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Last week, William Marsh, owner of Eastward Companies, generously offered to donate the two lots at 1610 Main St. in West Chatham that officials have identified as a possible location for a new senior center. In talks leading up to Saturday's special town meeting, selectmen reportedly appealed to the long-time developer's sense of legacy; in a statement issued the day before the meeting, Marsh said the donation, ...

Letters To The Editor, Jan. 9, 2020

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Voice Concerns To Coast Guard Editor: Calling all mariners, residents, anyone concerned or affected by the Coast Guards intention to remove “C” buoy from Chatham waters: The Coast Guard is accepting comments at email D01-SMB-DPWPublicComments@uscg.mil. The presence of the Coast Guard is very important to the town of Chatham. Don’t let them continue to downgrade our status. Your voice matters! Janice O'Co...

ORLEANS — At the town’s community building on Main Street, things are quieter than when firetrucks raced out the door, but that doesn’t mean the former fire and police station is any less busy. Many programs have activities there, and the potential of the structure has yet to be fully realized, some say. “It’s a small building, but a hub of activity,” JoAnna Keeley, chairperson of the Orleans Cultural Distri...

ORLEANS — There are robots, and then there are ROBOTS. The eerily human-ish automatons of contemporary cinema may provide a chill, but the Snow Library has boldly gone where man has gone before with its warm celebration of the bulky, gleaming toy robots of the last century. The packed display case opposite the entrance doors brings young and old to a standstill as they marvel at the colorful creations of ...

Voters Accept Gift Of Land For Senior Center

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – Special town meeting voters agreed Saturday to accept the gift of land in West Chatham as the possible location for a new senior center. The announcement Friday that owner William Marsh of Eastward Companies would donate the 1.3 acres of land at 1610 Main St., rather than sell it to the town for $750,000, meant that only a majority vote was required for the article to pass. The original article cal...