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Homeless Benefit From Annual Knit-A-Thon

By: Debra Lawless

A homeless woman was so touched that she cried when she was given one of the beautiful blankets knit by volunteers during A Great Yarn’s knit-a-thon last year. “People have been just blown away,” says Laura Reckford, director of community relations for the non-profit Housing Assistance Corporation on Cape Cod (HAC) in Hyannis. Speaking of the blankets, she says, “they’re beautiful. They have this wonderful aur...

HARWICH ─ A unique art and history class collaboration allowed students at Monomoy Regional High School to travel back in time while remembering one of the country's, and Cape Cod's, beloved political figures: John F. Kennedy. Working with the JFK Museum in Hyannis, students in David Alexander's Kennedy Years history class and Deb Donovan's Portfolio I art class learned about the influential 35 th president...

Our View: James Marceline

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Harwich has lost its most revered citizen with the passing of James Marceline. While he passed away on Sunday morning his legacy will be a living testimony to generosity, caring, love of community and the impact of soft-spoken intellect. We know the stories and can follow the trails of contribution he made throughout the seven villages of the community. While he left the town in his youth to serve his country in ...

Letters to the Editor, Feb. 1

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

It Really Does Take A Town Editor: The Chatham Children’s Fund, in collaboration with Monomoy Community Services and The Chatham Angel Fund, has once again completed our successful Holiday Project. Chatham’s elves outdid themselves this year! Numerous organizations, churches, businesses and individuals all participated in providing warm winter clothing and holiday wishes to 232 children in our town. We coul...

Harwich’s Hidden History – Version 3.0

By: Russ Allen

Perhaps the most frequent reason a town erects memorials or monuments is to recognize its citizens who served in the military, in some cases dying while fighting this nation’s wars. Many eastern seaboard communities have placed on their town greens monuments dedicated to soldiers who fought on either side of the Civil War, though memorials to combatants in the Revolutionary War seem less frequent. Considering the...

Health: Clearing The Air Over Influenza

By: Alan Pollock

It seems the news lately is filled with stories about healthy young people who suddenly fell ill from influenza and died in a matter of days. The flu risk is real and problematic, but experts say the danger needs to be kept in perspective. This year’s influenza strain is of the H3N2 variant, which gained fame in 1968 as the source of the Hong Kong flu pandemic. The problem is that the vaccine produced for this...

ORLEANS — Mike Nelligan of Powers and Sullivan, the town's new auditors, told selectmen last week that “everything went according to plan” for the fiscal year that ended June 30. “The numbers for the year were pretty much within budget,” he said Jan. 24. “You were about 2½ percent over on the revenue side, and expenses were about that number under. There were good controls.” During the audit, the firm “be...

EASTHAM — A new group of players made its debut on the stage of the Nauset Regional High School auditorium last week, to a round of applause. The men and women were members of the Nauset Regional High School Building Committee, taking a tour of the 1970s complex as part of their inaugural meeting Jan. 22. Superintendent Tom Conrad told students meeting in the auditorium about the work ahead for the commit...

Three Bids Received for Downtown Sewer Work

By: Ed Maroney

Contract Award Expected Early Next Month   ORLEANS - Two of the three bids to build the first section of the downtown sewer system came in below the estimated construction cost of $2,681,900.   Cape Cod Construction of South Dennis bid $1,917,954.10 and Revoli Construction Co. of Franklin bid $2,279,606.06. The only other bidder was Robert B. Our Co. of North Harwich, at $2,799,307.45.   The bids were opened t...

Downtown Stairs Are Gone For Good

By: Tim Wood

Parking Lot Steps Were A Safety Hazard by Tim Wood CHATHAM – Each fall, Yankee Ingenuity becomes the de facto downtown information booth after the small building that usually serves that purposes closes for the season. “We're the nearest store,” said owner Jon Vaughan. This past fall, the most commonly asked question was when the stairs leading from the town offices parking lot to the Main Street sid...

CHATHAM — Saying they need more money to promote the town as a destination, the chamber of commerce is seeking a $15,000 hike to its town budget appropriation next year, representing a 20 percent increase over the current year’s payment. On Monday, selectmen said they appreciate the chamber’s work to promote the town and could support some kind of budget increase, but they stopped short of approving the appr...

If and when it comes, the decision to change the grade alignment at elementary schools in Chatham and Harwich will be made by the Monomoy Regional School Committee and both town's boards of selectmen. Town meetings, however, will not have the option of weighing in on whether students from one town can be sent to the elementary school in the neighboring community, according to a change in the language of the Mo...

CHATHAM – New bleachers at Veterans Field, replacement of the fish pier observation deck, restoration of a downtown memorial and preservation of town records are among more than a dozen projects seeking Community Preservation Act funds this year. This year's CPA requests total $1,845,075, with the largest amounts for recreation projects. Six requests in that category from town departments and other agencies se...