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CHATHAM – Planning board members hope the public will provide feedback on a revised accessory dwelling unit (ADU) zoning bylaw amendment at two upcoming forums. The bylaw is designed to encourage more diverse housing choices by allowing year-round apartments in single-family homes. While the units will not have affordability restrictions, officials say allowing apartments in homes can help families meet the hi...

HCT Has Match Challenge For Cornelius Pond Purchase

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Over its 30-year existence, Harwich Conservation Trust has preserved and protected more than 550 acres of diverse natural resources in this town, and the non-profit group is facing a financial deadline for procurement of another vulnerable 15-acre parcel. HCT Executive Director Michael Lach said the trust has little more than a month to raise $112,000 to secure the purchase of the parcel adjacent to ...

Harwich Gets Good News On SRF Sewer Loan Rate

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The town has received notice from the state Department of Environmental Protection that it has conditional approval for zero percent interest rate financing for the East Harwich sewer construction phase of its comprehensive wastewater management plan, which could save the community more than $16 million over the 30-year payment period. “It's a significant savings,” Town Administrator Christopher Clar...

HARWICH — Though the town is seeking a corresponding drop in the tax rate, property tax valuations in Harwich have increased by nearly 7 percent. That means the valuation of the average single-family home has jumped from $506,403 to about $542,000. “You’ve seen it in the market,” Board of Assessors Chairman Richard Waystack told selectmen last week. To keep the tax levy steady, the town is proposing a tax ra...

HARWICH – After a friend gave Bob Doyle a copy of the pocket edition of the Constitution of the United States, he decided to order 100 copies. The inside of the back cover of the compact pamphlet announces the goal of distributing 100 million copies by encouraging people to order and share 100 copies. “My wife said what will you do with 100 of them?” said Doyle. “I said wait and see. All of a sudden, I'm order...

CHATHAM – The cool weather was enough to drive most people indoors on Sunday morning, but those taking part in the third annual Chatham in the Fall 10K aren't most people. That's why nearly 200 determined runners laced up their trainers and took to the streets of the scenic venue for what is becoming a pre-Thanksgiving tradition. Acton-Boxborough runner Caleb Straayer was the first overall runner to cross the ...

HARWICH – The eight seniors representing the Cape Tech football team stood just outside The Hidden Cove Restaurant, staring down the long hallway at the entry doors. It was obvious they were awaiting guests, but just who they were waiting for might come as a surprise. For years, as part of the annual tradition of Thanksgiving Day football between Cape Tech in Harwich and Upper Cape Tech in Bourne, the school w...

Trish And Jared, Together Again

By: Amy Tagliaferri

They’ll make you laugh, tear up a little but most all make you feel good. Trish LaRose and Jared Hagan are at it again in a musical revue called “Sing Like There’s No Tomorrow” at the Cape Rep Theater in Brewster. Under Richard Jay Sullivan’s nifty direction, these two smoothly transition from song to song, often with a brief introduction but most of all with heart and soul. This Cape Rep collaboration is a winne...

CHATHAM –Fishing is a key element in the fabric of Cape Cod. Sports fishing is a vital part of its summer tourist industry, the mainstay of the Cape’s economy. Commercial fishing, whether by nets or rod and reel off boats, lobstering, aquaculture or shellfishing is not only a source of employment and financial resources for those involved, but it is also a part of the tradition, history, culture and society of th...

HARWICH – Want to get into the holiday spirit early and at the same time find some inspiration for your own decorating? The Garden Club of Harwich’s Holiday House Tour on Dec. 1 – a tour of five beautifully-decorated houses and the South Harwich Meeting House — might be just the ticket. Also, “this year as something new and different we’re having a mini-boutique,” says club member Dottie Miller. Garden Club...

Our View: End Of An Era

By: The Cape Cod Chronicle

We were saddened this week to note the passing of Andrew Fitzgerald, the last remaining member of the Gold Medal Lifesaving crew of the CG36500. Like his crewmates, “Fitz,” as his friends knew him, was a humble hero. He rejected the label of heroism, saying he was simply doing his job when he helped propel the little rescue boat to rescue 32 men from the tanker Pendleton in 1952. He didn’t even mention the eve...

Our View: Be Thankful For Neighbors

By: The Cape Cod Chronicle

As we tuck in at our holiday tables, we know there are plenty of reasons to be thankful. And you’re one of them. That’s because, between Thanksgiving and Christmas each year, Cape Cod Chronicle readers dig deep to support the Family Pantry of Cape Cod through our Helping Neighbors campaign. Together, we’ve raised hundreds of thousands of dollars that help local families put food on the table. While there are m...

Stephanie Luty

By: Contributed

Stephanie Luty THE POTTED GERANIUM             Brewster - On November 09, 2018 Stephanie Luty succumbed to lymphoma and the Cape community lost a dear friend.               Stephanie was born the daughter of Phyllis Lauritsen and Harvey Lacombe and lived her early childhood in Old Town, Maine. The family moved to Connecticut when she was six and she was educated in the East Hampton school district...

Elizabeth A. (Rist) Owren

By: Contributed

            Elizabeth A. (Rist) Owren, 95, passed away Tuesday, September 4, 2018 after a brief stay at Pleasant Bay Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Brewster, MA.  Born March 16, 1923 in Minneapolis, Minn. to James and Mary (Parker) Rist, she was a Mid-Western girl through and through.  She was kind, compassionate, loving and hard working.  After being raised in both Minneapolis and the prairies of North Da...

ORLEANS — With no simple answers for how seals and sharks are affecting swimming off Outer Cape beaches, the best approach may be coming up with more complex questions. Shark and seal experts joined Cape Cod National Seashore leadership at Nauset Regional Middle School Nov. 14 for a public forum that laid out possibilities for better understanding the animals' behavior and using that knowledge to inform deci...