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West Harwich DCPC Goes Back To Full Commission

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Residents spoke in numbers more so than volume on Tuesday evening as the Cape Cod Commission staff held a public hearing at town hall to gather information on the designation of a West Harwich District of Critical Planning Concern. About 40 residents were in attendance but only a few spoke in the hearing that lasted approximately a half hour. The majority of that time was spent with commission staff ...

William K. Craig, Sr.

By: Contributed

William K. Craig, Sr. , of Harwich Port, died at home on October 17, 2019.  He was 81 years old.  Bill was born June 12, 1938 to Edgar A. Craig and Olive K. Craig of North Easton and attended school in North Easton and Dean College in Franklin.  Other than the year he served in the U.S. Army, Bill spent every summer of his life in Harwich Port.  An outstanding athlete,...

Barbara Pratt White

By: Contributed

            East Orleans - Barbara Pratt White (February 8, 1915- October 16, 2019) died peacefully in her family home. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., the daughter of Frederick Ashton Pratt and Mary Isabelle LaForce. She grew up in Chatham, N.J. and later moved to Annapolis, Md. with her husband, John Howell White.  Together they raised five children and opened their homes in Annapolis and East Orleans to many y...

Shark Analysis Finds No Simple Solution

By: Kat Szmit

EASTHAM – The results of a 100-page shark mitigation study were released to the public last week and among all the compiled data there was one clear message: There is no solution available that can guarantee the safety of beachgoers determined to venture into the water during peak shark season. The report, and its primary message, was the subject of a public forum held Oct. 16 at Nauset Regional High School, duri...

CHATHAM – Monomoy Regional Middle School and Chatham Elementary School will receive security upgrades thanks to a state public safety and education grant. The $60,000 grant will pay for magnetic key card lock, replacing existing keypad locks as well as convention locks with keys, according to Superintendent of Schools Scott Carpenter. Key card locks provide an “increased level of security,” he said. Althoug...

Pumpkin People Usher In Oktoberfest

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

CHATHAM – There are Pumpkin People in Kate Gould Park again, and this Saturday they'll help usher in the Chatham Merchants Association's annual Oktoberfest celebration. Events in the park begin at 10:30 a.m. and run through 4:30 p.m., and will include seasonal food and beverages, games for kids and music with the Chatham Band, That '60s Band and more. There will also be a “Pumpkin Patch Sidewalk Stroll” sale S...

CHATHAM – Selectmen met for an hour in executive session Monday to discuss the fish pier observation deck project, which has missed numerous completion deadlines, the latest of which was Oct. 16. The board is “undertaking all appropriate steps” regarding the project with staff and town counsel, Selectmen Chair Shareen Davis said. She declined to be more specific. “We're keenly aware of where we're at with t...

CHATHAM – A half century ago, Florence Seldin's family rented a cottage every summer in Wellfleet and could walk to the water just up and over a dune. One year they returned and the path ended in a sheer cliff over the beach. “That certainly shows me what could happen here on Cape Cod,” Seldin said, referring to the threat to the peninsula from climate change. She was one of about 50 people who attended a w...

Final Decision On Two Options Postponed CHATHAM – Although they deferred a formal vote, several selectmen indicated Monday that they prefer a privately owned parcel on Route 28 in West Chatham as the site for a new senior center. “I believe 1610 [Main St.] is the more functional area,” said Selectman Peter Cocolis. But, he added, echoing other board members, “I don't like the price.” Selectman Jeffrey Dyken...

House Approves $3.2 Million For Tornado Disaster Relief

By: William F. Galvin

Latest Storm Travels Path Similar To Hurricane HARWICH — The state House of Representatives has approved a $400 million supplemental budget that includes $3.2 million in disaster relief funding for five Cape towns impacted by the July 23 tornadoes. Town Administrator Christopher Clark said Harwich filed a $1.3 million financial impact in a damage report with the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency bas...

Selectmen Wrestle With Issuing A Second Sewer Contract

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — There seems to be a lot of second guessing and uncertainty on how to move forward with the East Harwich sewer project. After receiving bids for the second contract two months ago, there is still no decision on whether to move forward with the project. The project is facing cost overruns and a need to return to town meeting for funds to complete sewer mains for 600 homes in the second phase of the tow...

PTO Proposes New Playground For Elementary School

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The Harwich Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization has filed an application for Community Preservation Act funds to replace the 25-year-old Castle in the Clouds playground adjacent to the elementary school. Monomoy Regional School District contributed $2,100 in 2018 to conduct a playground safety audit of the aging facilities. According to the PTO, health and safety issues and the lack of Amer...

HARWICH – It might have been homecoming, but it just wasn't Monomoy's day when the boys soccer team hosted Barnstable in boys soccer action on Saturday, with the Sharks falling to the Red Raiders 2-0. Barnstable came out blazing in the Oct. 19 match, peppering Shark goalie Sean Deveau with shots in the opening minutes of game play, with one soaring high above the net and two more bouncing off the posts. But no...

HARWICH – It wasn't the happiest of homecomings for the Monomoy girls varsity soccer team, which fell 3-0 to Barnstable, but the Sharks turned things around on Monday when they defeated Falmouth Academy 5-0 as they continue striving for a spot in the post-season. Though the Sharks played a strong game on Oct. 19 in the first of a trifecta of homecoming games that day, the Red Raiders prevailed courtesy of a ha...

HARWICH – It wasn't the way Monomoy wanted their homecoming game to go, but when all was said and done, one touchdown was all the Sharks could muster against Martha's Vineyard, as the Vineyarders claimed a 36-8 win on Oct. 18. The visiting Vineyarders kicked off the scoring in the first quarter when Hunter Meader hopped the ball in from four yards out after the team marched the ball downfield, though Monomoy w...

CHATHAM – The Women’s Club of Chatham got a crash course in women’s safety in September, and also learned a little about what it’s like to be the only female officers on the Chatham and Harwich Police Departments. Sergeant Sarah Harris of the Chatham Police and Sergeant Amy Walinski of the Harwich Police Department joined forces on Sept. 23 during a special meeting of the Women’s Club where they spoke with rou...