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Free 'Stop The Bleed' Training Offered

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

CHATHAM – Training local residents to respond to shark bite emergencies is the goal of a “Stop the Bleed” workshop that will be held at the Chatham Shark Center next Thursday, Oct. 18. The training is free and open to the public. Additional Stop the Bleed training sessions will be held on Nov. and Nov. 8, also at the Shark Center. Each session will run from 7 to 8 p.m. and will be led by Orleans Fire and Rescu...

CHATHAM – Only a handful of affordable housing units have been built in town since the town last housing production plan, and a draft update of the plan acknowledges reaching the target affordable housing goal is a “formidable challenge.” Currently 5.03 percent of the town's year-round housing stock is considered affordable, half of the 10 percent level established by the state and endorsed in the town's compr...

CHATHAM – With GPS mapping included with almost every smartphone and in most new cars, is there really a need anymore to post street address numbers on buildings? The answer, say public safety officials, is an emphatic yes. “GPS certainly gets us close,” said Fire Chief Peter Connick, but it can also leave fire and rescue personnel searching for the right address. And when the situation is an emergency, esp...

CHATHAM – It began innocently enough – a $1 charge appeared on a bank account on the Saturday of Martin Luther King, Jr., weekend and disappeared two days later. Then, a month later on the Saturday of Presidents Day weekend, $660 was charged by eBay to the same account. A quick series of phone calls revealed that someone had used stolen credit card information to purchase a camera from a Canadian citizen who clai...

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...