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Alum Treatment Approved For Hinckley's Pond

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — While the heavy nutrient loading in Hinckley's Pond that has caused serious algae blooms and fish kills in recent years needs to be addressed, the conservation commission made it clear it wants long term monitoring of the pond's health after the chemical remediation is applied. The town had hoped to employ aluminum sulfate/sodium aluminate – also known as alum – to the pond this past fall to address ...

A Secret Window To The Past

By: Alan Pollock

HARWICH — The volunteers and staff of the Harwich Historical Society regularly receive artifacts from all over town that tell the story of bygone Harwich. But their greatest find in recent months has been right under their noses the whole time: a chalkboard in one of the old classrooms, still bearing writing from 1913. Town maintenance crews are repainting the large upstairs exhibit room in advance of the su...

Tackling Housing Crisis: A Full-time Job

By: Alan Pollock

HARWICH — The Cape’s year-round housing shortage is undeniable, and town volunteers deserve much of the credit for the affordable units that have been created so far. But now, with the talents of a housing expert from the Community Development Partnership, Chatham and Harwich are treating the housing crisis with a full-time focus. Until now, Harwich and Chatham have worked with volunteer committees to chart ...

HARWICH – The Monomoy girls basketball team might have been missing a few players in recent games, but it didn't stop them from earning a spot in the playoffs courtesy of big wins against Cape Cod Academy, Sturgis West, and Cape Cod Tech this week. The tourney berth for the Sharks came after a commanding victory against Cape Cod Academy, in which Erin Starkey and Mackenzie Balfore had career high contributions...

HARWICH – The Monomoy boys basketball team not only earned a spot in the playoffs with recent wins, but also clinched a share of the Cape and Islands League Championship with its Monday night victory against Cape Cod Tech. On Valentine's Day the Sharks hosted Sturgis West, employing smothering defense in a commanding 64-29 Senior Night win that saw the Sharks pull ahead early, leading 17-6 after the first quar...

Furies Fall To Bourne

By: Kat Szmit

ORLEANS – It was a tough Senior Night for the Cape Cod Furies girls varsity ice hockey team, which fell to BMW/ORR on Feb. 13. Molly McKenna did her best in net to keep the score low, but the Canalwomen capitalized on two power plays en route to a 3-0 shutout, their first goal coming at 8:07 in the first period when the Furies were down a player due to a penalty. The Cape Tech/Monomoy/Nauset home team stepp...

Fun 'Freaky Friday' Switches Things Up At CCTC/HJT

By: Amy Tagliaferri

For just one day wouldn’t you like to know what your daughter is thinking, or why your mom is so unreasonable? Teenager Ellie Blake and her mother Katherine wished just that on the eve of Katherine’s wedding and the night of a popular high school scavenger hunt. And guess what? Through the power of magic, they switched bodies! Now Katherine, in Ellie’s body, has to dissect a frog, and Ellie, in Katherine’s body, ...

Eventide's 'Feiffer's People' Lovingly Skewers Modern Life

By: Ellen Petry Whalen

Jules Feiffer is one of America’s most celebrated cartoonists. In 1986, the now nonagenarian won a Pulitzer Prize for his satirical work which has spanned the decades, and in 2004 he was inducted into the Comic Book Hall of Fame. In “Feiffer’s People,” first produced in 1968, Eventide Theatre Company comically brings the artist's early cartoon strips to the stage. The quote “all the world’s a stage” come...

Our View: Don't Cut Elementary School Spanish

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

The future. That's why Monomoy Regional School District officials say they are leaning toward reducing or eliminating Spanish language instruction from Chatham and Harwich Elementary Schools in favor of more science/STEM. Given the changes in technology over the past two decades, students graduating 10 years from now will need even more grounding in science and STEM subjects to compete. That emerged from a rec...

Letters to the Editor, Feb. 21

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Stop The Madness, Save Monomoy   Editor: Say it isn’t true that the town of Chatham, that is us, the people, the town government, the business owners, all who love Chatham tradition and summer after summer of superb theater, are going to let the Monomoy Theatre disappear. Will someone please come forward with a plan to stop this madness? Carole and Lou Maloof Chatham   Confused By Pet Ceme...

Andrew Buckley: The Uneventful

By: Andrew Buckley

The clip-clop of these work boots always catches my attention. I heard it the other day and thought, that’s funny. I don’t ever recall ever hearing that over the past few months since I bought them. It would be outdoors. Not running. Typically on concrete or stone. Of course, then I realized the soles were cold. They had lost their bounce, and so sounded more like clogs on the hard winter surfaces. Or an old t...

Will Residents Pay To Play At Nauset Beach?

By: Ed Maroney

ORLEANS – If the town's beaches can be considered among the best things in life, then for residents the best things in life are free. That won't be the case if a proposed new resident beach parking sticker fee makes it to town meeting and is approved. Of course, taxpayers support the beaches financially in other ways already, but a resident sticker fee has always been a step too far. Last week, the selectme...

ORLEANS – The town's new affordable housing trust agreed to put dollars behind desires last week, earmarking $2,200 to help spur marketing for an affordable unit that could lose that designation otherwise. The board met Feb. 13 to address a two-bedroom condo at 18 West Rd., one of 11 units designated affordable at the 42-unit complex. The designated units are under a deed restriction that requires they be sold...

Harwich Man Dies When Truck Flips On Highway

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

NORTH HARWICH —State police are trying to determine what caused a fatal truck accident on Route 6 early Saturday morning. At around 2:15 a.m., Massachusetts State Police troopers responded to the crash between Exit 9 and 10, and found an overturned tractor trailer cab. The driver, 46-year-old David Marceline of Harwich, was killed. A preliminary investigation by Trooper Gary Turgiss indicates that the cab, ...

Shark Study Survey Announced

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

CHATHAM – A survey to get public feedback about a number of shark mitigation strategies under consideration will feed into a study scheduled to begin next week. Officials from six Outer Cape towns met Wednesday in Wellfleet with the Woods Hole Group to discuss alternatives to address concerns about shark safety. Also participating in the meeting were the Cape Cod National Seashore, the Atlantic White Shark Con...