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Main Street Condo Plan Under Fire

By: Tim Wood

Affordable Housing Issue 'Irrelevant,' Says Zoning Board CHATHAM – The loss of workforce housing to upscale residences, one of the main concerns of those worried about the inability of young families to afford to live in town, has become a focus of a proposal to replace run-down apartments on Main Street with high-end condominiums. Opponents say the plan will force working people out of what are now four mo...

Remembering The Friends Of Forest Beach

By: Alan Pollock

And How The Town Purchased The MCI Properties SOUTH CHATHAM — Twenty years ago this month, an impromptu group of neighbors crowded into a cottage in South Chatham to consider a pie-in-the-sky proposal. A little more than a year later, they’d be credited with pulling off what is arguably the town’s most significant land purchase of the last century. Changes in the Telecom Industry By the late 1990s...

Town Provides 'Interactive' Session On Sewer Connections

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Approximately 40 people attended the informational community meeting last week put on by town officials and CDM Smith, Inc, the town's consulting engineers, to update residents on the steps necessary to connect to sewers in East Harwich. Town Administrator Christopher Clark called the session an “interactive” one in which town officials would explain the necessary steps that must be taken and provide...

Trusts, Town Get New AmeriCorps Land Steward

By: Alan Pollock

HARWICH — A member of AmeriCorps of Cape Cod will be assisting the town and local conservation trusts with land stewardship projects again this year. Conservation Administrator Amy Usowski said her department, the Harwich Conservation Trust and the Chatham Conservation Foundation has been utilizing AmeriCorps staff services for the past 20 years and will continue the collaboration this year. Ben Cockrell of...

Town Pushing For Hinckley's Pond Alum Treatment Permits

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The town plans to move forward this fall with an alum treatment in Hinckley's Pond. The 176-acre water body, the largest pond inside the limits of the town, has suffered several algae blooms and fish kills in recent years caused by excessive fertilization of those waters. Natural Resources Department Director Heinz Proft was before the conservation commission last week with the proposal for an alumin...

Legislation Filed For DHY Wastewater District

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The DHY Clean Water Community Partnership legislation approved by the boards of selectmen in Dennis, Harwich and Yarmouth, has been filed in the State House Clerk's Office, and the expectation is it will be promulgated in this legislative session. The legislation, HD 5160, will establish the entity through which a regional wastewater district in the three town's will function as a corporate and polit...

HARWICH – Though the scoreboard showed a 4-0 loss for the Monomoy field hockey team, the scoreboard didn't tell the entire story. While the Sharks didn't score in their Oct. 8 game, they played a strong and tenacious game against the D-Y Dolphins and continued to strive for a spot in the post-season. The Sharks held the Dolphins at bay for much of the first half, determinedly maneuvering the ball out of danger...

HARWICH – It was a great day for Mickey Glennen, Mike Hodges, and Betsy Casey, and an even better day for the Monomoy All Sports Booster Club as their second annual golf tournament not only meant awesome awards for the aforementioned trio, but a strong show of support that resulted in a successful fundraiser as well. Glennen earned the Closest to the Pin title for the men, coming within 10 feet of the flag on ...

HARWICH – Last Friday was a great day to be a Shark on the Monomoy boys and girls cross-country teams. Not only did each win their respective races against Rising Tide and Riverview, but an impressive 11 home team runners – six boys and five girls – earned personal bests in the meet. The boys got started first along the roughly three-mile course at Island Pond Cemetery, with Steven Young the first across the f...

Nature Connection: Slipping Away

By: Mary Richmond

It happens quietly while most of us are doing other things. In the spring we eagerly await the arrival of the first migrant birds, the first hesitant blooms of wildflowers. In the fall we are so giddy about the cooler air and the smaller crowds that we don’t notice the once heralded birds slipping away. Flowers fade but we have moved on to other things, like the changing of the leaves. One day the yard is ...

CHATHAM – How often does a woman get to wear someone else's bridal gown just for fun? If your answer is "never," then you might be surprised by Saturday's Bridal Fashion Show and High Tea from 2 to 4 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Chatham. Seventeen gowns, originally worn between 1908 and 2018, will be modeled by women of all ages in a historic church decorated for a wedding. The fashion show, whic...

Humor, Pathos In CCTC/HJT Play About AA Founders

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

From Oct. 11 to Nov. 11, Cape Cod Theatre Company/Harwich Junior Theatre (CCT/HJT) will present a humorous, heartwarming play about two alcoholics who joined forces in 1935 to create Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), the original 12-step organization which today helps some two million members in 180 countries worldwide. “Bill W. and Dr. Bob,” written by Samuel Shem and Janet Surrey, has received international critica...

Our View: Friends For Life

By: Caoe Cod Chronicle

Imagine 10 McMansions overlooking the Forest Beach marsh and perhaps as many as two dozen luxury homes on Ryder's Cove and the inland property just across Route 28. Nearly 90 acres of land inaccessible to the public, kept for private use by people who might spend a few months out of the year in their castles near the shore. That might have been the case at the 73-acre former Marconi transmission site in South ...

Letters to the Editor, Oct. 11

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Sidewalks Yes, Crosswalks No Editor: Thank you for your article in the Sept 27 issue of The Cape Cod Chronicle outlining the case for pedestrian safety upgrades for the intersection of Route 28, Old Harbor Road and Shore Road. My family donated the lot on the corner of Old Harbor Shore roads, and I have over 40 years' experience walking, cycling and driving through this intersection at all times of the day ...

Donna Tavano: Beware The Corn

By: Donna Tavano

Halloween is again on the horizon, and new scariness appears each day as we suffer bogeymen in the guise of politics, dread the inevitability of months of darkness and bone-chilling cold, and threats of three-foot tall vampires and witches extorting us for chocolate. But I am here to speak of the most horrifying of specters – corn. What? Corn, the 10,000-year-old staple found in 65 percent of our food, which b...

People who teach sometimes dislike the month of August, because their days back in the classroom are inching closer. For Joan M. Maloney of Chatham, Labor Day weekend meant that she had to leave Chatham and return to her work-a-day world as a professor at Salem State University in Salem. Maloney retired on Jan. 1, 1999, and on the first Labor Day when she didn’t have to return to work, she staged a kind of cel...