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HARWICH ─ The Cape Cod Tech boys varsity basketball team gave it their all on Jan. 18 when they played host to the Nantucket Whalers, but proved no match for the visiting squad as they came away with an 86-59 loss. “They pulled us out of what we wanted to accomplish,” said Tech head coach Brent Warren. “We got pulled into their type of game and we can't run with those guys. They're faster.” The Crusaders ...

Skylark Vocal Ensemble of Greater Boston will premiere compositions by Gregory Brown, the brother of Dan Brown, the internationally-bestselling author of “The Da Vinci Code” and the recent “Origin,” during its Feb. 1 performance in Chatham. “Greg wanted Skylark to premiere it,” Skylark’s Artistic Director Matthew Guard said during a telephone interview from his home in Atlanta last week. “ We ’ ...

And Now, 2018

By: John Whelan

“Goodbye to you my trusted friend We’ve known each other since we were 9 or 10. We had joy, we had fun We had seasons in the sun But the wine and the song Like the seasons have all gone.”   The song is “Seasons in the Sun” and Canadian singer Terry Jacks sold 10 million copies of the record after its release in 1974. The song was written by Jacques Brel in 1961 and was originally named “Le Mo...

One Building At A Time

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

One of the arguments used by opponents of sidewalks along Stage Harbor Road was that they would destroy the street's historic streetscape. Many of those same people have torpedoed a proposed National Register Historic District for the neighborhood. Just seems a bit ironic to us. There's no arguing with the historical commission's assertion that Stage Harbor Road contains one of the most significant grouping...

Letters to the Editor, Jan. 25

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Negative Impact Of Skydiving Editor: How unfortunate that Cape Cod elected officials are promoting aviation and skydiving interests (to benefit the few) at the expense of their constituents’ quality of life. We have watched similar scenarios unfold in communities across the country. If the Citizens for a Safe Chatham Airport lose their judicial case against the town, you can rest assured the entire communit...

Margaret Atkins Sommer

By: Contributed

                                              Margaret Atkins Sommer              Margaret Atkins Sommer (formerly from Harrington Park, N.J.) passed away on Monday, January 8, 2018 at Liberty Commons, North Chatham. It was four days following her 88th birthday.               Margaret was born in Oklahoma City, Okla., and lived in Oklahoma and Peoria, Illinois during her formative years.  After high school ...

Allen E. Swanson

By: Contributed

Allen E. Swanson             South Harwich - Allen E. Swanson, 88, of South Harwich, passed away peacefully at home on January 21, 2018. Allen leaves behind his wife of 62 years, Carolyn (Holmes) and three children, Kathryn Hurd of South Harwich, Eric and Charles Swanson of West Barnstable, three grandchildren, Christian Littlefield, Nicole and Sarah Swanson, three great grandchildren, Ethan, Audrey, and Caris...

Jane McCarter Nickerson West

By: Contributed

Jane McCarter Nickerson West               Jane McCarter Nickerson West, 94, died peacefully on Monday, January 22 at Cape Cod Hospital after a brief illness. She is preceded in death by her husband John Hughes Nickerson in 1978 and by her second husband James C. West in 2006.                Jane was born in 1924 in Memphis, Tennessee to Robert and Grace McCarter. She spent her early life across the r...

ORLEANS — Keeping things safe on Beach Road, the town's scenic route through East Orleans to Nauset Beach, means different things to different people. If you cycle or walk along the winding road, it might mean adding bike lanes or sidewalks. If you live along the road, it might mean defending your landscaping and the overall scenic charm. The bike and pedestrian committee asked selectmen last week to supp...

ORLEANS — The fiscal year that begins July 1 will see a projected 3.8 percent increase in the non-school operating budget to $20,197,000, just within the 4 percent cap imposed by selectmen this year. Adding projected school costs (at 4 percent for now as final numbers for the Orleans Elementary, Nauset Regional, and Cape Tech budgets are not available) and debt service brings the proposed spending plan to $37,1...

CHATHAM – “Hooked on Chatham” will be the theme for this year's Fourth of July parade. The theme represents the idea that people who live or visit become “hooked” on the town's many aspects other than the obvious fishing, such as the beaches, boating, shopping and history, Independence Day parade committee chairman Justin Bohannon told the selectmen Monday. It was submitted by Connecticut resident and regular ...

Chatham Sewer Work This Week

By: The Cape Cod Chronicle

CHATHAM -- Three crews will continue sewer work for the upcoming week. The first crew will be working on the Cornfield, while the second crew will work on Oyster Pond Lane installing a low pressure sewer main line. A third crew will begin installing drainage on Inlet Road. Beginning Jan. 29, the first crew is expected to complete work on the Cornfield and move to Village Landing; the second crew will comple...

Goldsmith Proposes $30.4M Operating Budget For FY19

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — Thanks to a strong property tax base, a recovering economy and the town manager’s tight purse strings, selectmen Tuesday heard some good news about the draft FY19 town budget. Town Manager Jill Goldsmith is proposing an operating budget of $30,427,418, an increase of 0.57% over the current year’s spending plan. The draft budget not only stays within the constraints of Proposition 2½, but leaves alm...

Bikeways Committees Wrestle With Rail Trail Branding

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — The name “Old Colony Rail Trail” is a nice tribute to the railroad that once serviced Harwich and Chatham, but it doesn’t communicate some key information: where the trail goes. “I see bikers between Thompson’s Field and [Route] 137 looking at maps and trying to figure out where they are,” Harwich bikeways committee member Shanna Nealy said. Nealy and her group met last week in a rare joint session...

CHATHAM – After months of negotiations between developer Eastward Companies and neighbors along Ocean Port Lane, the planning board last week approved a 13-lot subdivision off Barn Hill Road. The seven-acre Hunter's Rise development is one of the largest new residential subdivisions in town in recent years. The board approval came after Eastward Companies agreed to a 20-foot buffer strip along the subdivision'...