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CHATHAM – It is arguably the most contentious issue facing Massachusetts voters this November. Ballot question 1 – “Nurse-Patient Assignment Limits Initiative” – is creating a response in the public that is contradictory and confusing. Competing ads claiming to represent the same people yet holding different positions appear regularly in the media, trust-worthy information on the proposal and its effect is scarce...

CHATHAM – When the town's skateboard park had to relocated from the airport property, a number of locations were considered; one of the criteria was visibility. The old park was along busy George Ryder Road and right across the street from the police department. When Volunteer Park, off Sam Ryder Road, was chosen as the new skate park location, there were concerns about whether it met that visibility criteria....

Towns Mull Dredge Purchase

By: Tim Wood

Costs, Benefits Of Owning Equipment Locally Examined During the past few weeks, officials in both Chatham and Orleans have raised the prospect of their respective towns purchasing a dredge. But with Barnstable County now owning and operating two dredges, does it make sense, economically or otherwise, for individual towns to buy what is an expensive and high-maintenance piece of equipment? “It does not,” sai...

New Harwich Center Initiative Committee Established

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — It's been 18 years since the initial Harwich Center Initiative study was done with the goal of bringing economic vitality to the historic village. There have been several additional attempts to revive the effort since then, and selectmen agreed Monday night to make another attempt. “We have several people who have shown an active interest,” Selectman Larry Ballantine said. “There is enthusiasm and I'...

Forest Street Reconstruction Project Gets Special Permit

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The appeals board has issued a special permit for a reconstruction project on Forest Street that exceeded the extent of demolition on the historic structure and went beyond the special permit initially granted for the project. The property owner, builder Anthony Crugnale, was before the appeals board last Wednesday seeking to amend or modify an existing special permit granted in February to include a...

Sullivan Is Harwich PD's First FBI Academy Graduate

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Police Lt. John F. Sullivan, Jr. has been working in the department since 1988, when he started as a summer officer . Today he holds an honor no other police officer coming through the ranks of the department has obtained: In September Sullivan graduated from the FBI National Academy Program in Quantico, Va. Former Police Chief William Mason and current Chief David Guillemette are graduates of the Na...

Brooks Academy Marks 10th Anniversary Of Piano In The Woods

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

HARWICH – The 10 th anniversary of the discovery of the “Piano in the Woods” will be celebrated Oct. 6 at “Piano Daze” at the Harwich Historical Society's Brooks Academy Museum. On the grounds of the museum, three musicians will show off their talents on the piano found in the Bell's Neck Conservation Lands. At the same time, members of the Guild of Harwich Artists will paint plein air on the museum grounds. ...

HARWICH – If there was a play of the game in the Monomoy boys varsity soccer team's Oct. 1 outing against St. John Paul II, it would have to be the moment Ted Clifford made a leaping save on a penalty kick, somehow seeing the ball through a wall of defensive teammates before making the key grab. That save, and several others, kept the Lions off the scoreboard and though the Sharks weren't able to break the 0-0...

Monomoy Battles To Big Win Against Avon/Holbrook

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH – What do you do when your team has already gained an impressive lead and it's only halftime? If you're Monomoy football head coach Larry Souza, you give as many non-starters a chance to get in the game as possible, which is what he did in the Sharks' big 50-12 victory on Sept. 28 against Avon/Holbrook. The game offered the opportunity for a number of Sharks to shine, beginning with Tyler Potter, who k...

HARWICH – It was not the preview of the Thanksgiving Day Game that Cape Tech fans were hoping for when the Crusaders fell to the Upper Cape Tech Rams 27-20 in football action on Sept. 29. It was a game that started with promise when the Crusaders, on the strength of Zach Higgins and Archer Estinvil, took a 14-7 lead after the first quarter, with Higgins opening the game with a nine-yard score that followed a d...

The Artistic Journey Of Marguerite Falconer

By: Tim Wood

Atwood House And Museum Exhibit Looks Back At Iconic Chatham Artist One of the first sights that greets visitors to the Chatham Historical Society's Atwood House and Museum is a large oil painting of the Chatham Fish Pier. It's one of the town's most iconic scenes, and the painting was created by one of the community's most treasured artists, the late Marguerite “Peg” Falconer. ...

Chatham’s wonderfully-varied architecture, water views, gardens, home décor and collections of art and sculpture will be on view during St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church’s “Chatham Homes by the Sea” tour on Oct. 6. Five distinct houses — four of them with water views – will be open to the public for a self-guided tour. This is only the third time in 15 years St. Christopher’s has sponsored a house tour. “E...

Benefit 'Love Letters' Brings Together Former Classmates

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

On Saturday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m., local actors Larry Marsland and Karen McPherson will perform "Love Letters" by A.R. Gurney at the First Congregational Church in Chatham as a joint fundraiser for LCOC and the church. “Love Letters” tells the story of a 50-year correspondence between Melissa and Andrew, childhood friends who express a lifetime of feelings and share a lifetime of experiences through letters. In...

Our View: A Regional Shark-Seal Study Task Force

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

It's understandable. It's a scary, primal situation. A 26-year-old man killed by a shark off a beach in Wellfleet. Step into the water, step into the unknown. It's left a lot of people searching for answers. Unfortunately, a lot of that searching is being done in the dark. Last week's public meeting in Wellfleet resulted in no real answers or practical solutions beyond what's already been discussed, chiefly ra...

Letters to the Editor, Oct. 4

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Endorses Hughes For Assembly Editor: Your vote for a representative to the Barnstable County Assembly of delegates will be on the November ballot. As the legislative arm of the Cape Cod regional government, the Assembly considers all those complex aspects that will directly impact us: finance and budget, government regulations, public services and more. Your critical vote will shape our future and I suspect...

Russ Allen: Autumnal Reflections

By: Russ Allen

It is said that the seasons on Cape Cod are as unpredictable as the weather experienced in each one. Summer vacationers during the season that traditionally lasts from July 4 to Labor Day find that due to earlier school openings their visits end in mid-August, while others discover the joys of the cooler temperatures, shorter days, and relative crowd-less quiet of a September stay. Snowbirds flee the cold, ice an...