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Letters to the Editor, June 14

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

'Hooked' On Parade Planning Editor: On behalf of the 2018 Chatham Independence Day Parade Committee I would like to sincerely thank the previous committee for all of their hard work and incredible organization. Brad Schiff, Danielle Jeanloz, John King, Stephanie Hamilton, and Jan Fields left us an incredibly detailed plan that made it very easy for us, as an entirely new committee, to pick up where they left ...

Donna Tavano: Getting In The Rabbit Habit

By: Donna Tavano

I was in my house, minding my own business, corralling errant dust bunnies from under the bed, when another, more critical bunny crisis descended upon me. The gran’chillun bounded in, clamoring for my presence in the backyard where their mom was on poop patrol. In the middle of the lawn, as she was about to fling a pile of you-know-what into a bucket, she thought she saw it move. It was not, in fact, a pile of yo...

Harwich's John Hagon: A Life In Music

By: Debra Lawless

Conductors need be ready when things go haywire during live concerts. This is one lesson that maestro John P. Hagon of Harwich, who has been teaching at Berklee College of Music since 1978, impresses upon his conducting students. “What do you do?” Hagon says. “You try to keep going.” Clarinets are the backbone of a band, just as violins are the backbone of an orchestra. Once when Hagon was about to condu...

An interesting description of the salt lakes of Australia is given by a writer in the Sydney Empire, who... says... “Mounds of earth... can be seen for miles. The water is clear and soft. It is impregnated with magnesia, soda and alum. It is very palatable to drink, and I think very wholesome...” The Chatham Monitor, Oct. 25, 1871 Alum treatments, which have been used to improve pond health on Cape Cod by...

Today (June 14) through Saturday, registering to vote will be as easy as checking out a book at your local library. Across the Cape and on Martha's Vineyard, libraries will host a voter registration drive organized by Cape and Islands Vote 2018. “It's just been mind-boggling, and it's taken off like a rocket,” said Laurie Veninger of North Truro. She started talking up the idea on the Outer Cape and watched...

Despite Rescue Efforts, Man Dies After Being Crushed By Car

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Staff

HARWICH PORT —Good Samaritans are being credited with coming to the rescue of a man who became pinned after the car he was working on fell off a jack and crushed him Friday morning. But officials announced Monday that the man had succumbed to his injuries. He has been identified as 62-year-old Benito Reyes of Harwich Port. Police received a 911 call shortly before 10:30 a.m. Friday and responded to the park...

CHATHAM – Another historic home on Stage Harbor Road may come under the wrecking ball. The historical commission will hold a hearing June 19 on a proposal to fully demolish the George Taylor House at 356 Stage Harbor Rd., a 146-year-old three-quarter Cape located across the street from the Atwood House Museum. The commission will hold a second hearing June 19 on home on the historic street, but the proposal...

Harbor Update For Mariners Saturday

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

CHATHAM – It was a wild winter for the town's waterways, and boaters will definitely need to assess conditions before heading out this summer. To update local mariners on current navigation conditions, the Monomoy Yacht Club will host its annual harbor update session this Saturday, June 9, at 10 a.m. at the community center. Four nor'easters between January and March rearranged shoals in Chatham Harbor, the...

Herring Hearing Happening June 19

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — The New England Fishery Management Council is holding a rare public hearing in Chatham next week to consider rules designed to protect one of the most important fish species in our waters: Atlantic herring. The council is mulling a host of options designed to protect sea herring from overfishing by mid-water trawlers, which can scoop up entire schools in a single haul. While local boats do not take...

When Yoshika Hida of Hiratsuka, Japan, learned that she would spend her AFS year abroad in Chatham, she thought she already knew something of Cape Cod. Tokyo Disney Resort has an old Cape Cod-themed area featuring a red and white striped lighthouse, docks, boats, a white church and lots of rocks. And, as it turns out, “it was not right,” Yoshika says. Chatham does not look like Tokyo Disney’s version of “ol...

How do you go about turning a very old, historically significant building into a modern museum, welcoming to students and tourists alike? If you are Princess Elettra Marconi, daughter of the wireless pioneer Guglielmo Marconi, and the building in question is the 16th century Palazzo Marconi in Bologna, Italy, a visit to Chatham might help you find some answers. Over the past 17 years, public and private support h...

CHATHAM – The number of students who receive free or reduced-cost meals at Chatham Elementary School has grown to the point where the school now qualifies for a federal program that makes free lunch and breakfast available to all students. Monomoy Regional School District officials are preparing to apply to the program and anticipate its implementation in the fall. As of April, 46.18 percent of students at ...

CHATHAM – The former Cumberland Farms store at 859 Main St. may have a new life as an office building. Next Tuesday, June 12, the planning board will hear a proposal to change the use of the property from retail to professional offices. SV Design, which currently has offices at 403 Main St., is proposing to move its architectural and design firm to the former convenience store/gas station. “We're committed ...

Experts: Give Cute Seal Pups A Wide Berth

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — Federal officials are issuing a familiar warning to boaters and beach goers. Seal pups are on the shore, and getting too close is dangerous – and illegal. Local police departments get scores of calls from well-intended citizens each spring about young harbor seals on the beach. The pups are often left alone on the shore for as long as 24 hours while the mother feeds just offshore. That behavior is ...

Cape Verdean Museum To Open On Friday

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The Cape Verdean Museum located in the Cultural Center will open its doors to the public on Friday with a goal of educating and expanding the knowledge of Cape Verdean culture. Southeastern Massachusetts has a large Cape Verdean population. Many inhabitants of the archipelago located about 400 miles off the West Coast of Africa came to Nantucket and New Bedford on whaling vessels several generations ...