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HARWICH — It has been a long time coming, but the former gas station property in Harwich Center could be heading for major renovations. The historic district and historical commission will conduct a certificate of appropriateness hearing in two weeks for a proposal for a new convenience store and two apartments on the site. The 27,441-square-foot lot, which has a small, dilapidated structure that housed the...

HARWICH – When Ryan Richer was first faced with the idea of taking up running, he wasn't enthused. Fast-forward a few years and the Harwich resident has segued from those less-than-enjoyable early days to becoming a highly competitive triathlete. Richer, who was among the first graduates of Monomoy Regional High School in 2015, said it was his mother, Sue, who got him started on his running journey. “My mom...

CHATHAM – When the Chatham Anglers hosted the Harwich Mariners on June 30, for the better part of the game it seemed either team could be the victor, but a four-run seventh from the home team put the game away for good, especially thanks to the prowess of the Chatham bullpen. “The guys on the mound really set the tone for us,” said Chatham head coach Tom Holliday. “Dan Hammer pitched really well. Every guy tha...

Love conquers all. Now playing at the Cape Cod Theatre Company, Home of the Harwich Junior Theatre, Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a powerhouse production show with over-the-top costumes, big-time song and dance numbers and many touching moments. It’s all here, and the HJT stage has never looked finer! More than 25 actors, both young and young at heart, shine and will “wiggle” into your heart when you e...

Fathers and daughters have special relationships, and the past has a way of becoming your present no matter how far away you go. Local playwright Jade Schuyler incorporates both ideals in “The Tuna Goddess,” her first play and a world premiere at Brewster’s Cape Rep Theatre. Let me start out by saying this; this show is hilarious. Everyone who sees it will agree but especially those of us who live in the fishi...

“Five Times in One Night” is a two-person comedy that uses a different lens to examine sexual relationships through the ages. Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater creatively presents the drama’s five vignettes, each with varying levels of intimacy, intensity and humor. Playwright Chiara Atik’s play spans the length of humanity, starting with the only two people left on earth after an apocalypse, to a me...

An apparent shark attack death. A conspiracy to steal oysters from a shellfish grant. A movie being filmed about a Cape Cod legend that's beset by a multitude of problems. An international war criminal's thugs threatening a reporter. A land speculation scam. Sounds like a perfect summer read. “Shark Bait” by Paul Kemprecos has all this and more. In his eighth mystery featuring retired Boston-cop-turned-charter...

Letters to the Editor, July 5

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Single-family Home Or Dorm? Editor: I was surprised to read about the Chatham Zoning Board of Appeals decision to allow Chatham Bars Inn to convert the 20 Chatham Bars Ave. property into a quasi dorm under the disguise of a “single family dwelling.” I believe the voters and taxpayers in Chatham have always believed that the definition of a “single family dwelling” was just that, a single family dwelling. Pe...

Russ Allen: Who Are The J-1s?

By: Russ Allen

Adrianna is a 19-year-old college student from Romania whom I met while she was working as a clerk/bagger at a Harwich grocery store. She received permission from the U.S. State Department to visit the United States from early June through late September under its J-1 Visa Exchange Visitor Program under the summer work travel program category, one of 15 provisions that range from professors/research scholars to a...

Our View: Happy Independence Day

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

The holiday we observe this week celebrates ideals enshrined in a document signed 242 years ago which continue to guide our government and society. These ideals are ingrained in the soul of America, and despite trying times, they remain our guiding principle. It may seem that the self-evident truths espoused in the Declaration of Independence – that “all men are created equal” and are endowed with “certain una...

Sally C. Powles

By: Contributed

Sally C. Powles               Sally C. Powles, 90, of Schenectady, N.Y. passed away on May 17, 2018.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Harwich United Methodist Church, 1 Church Street, Harwich, MA 02645. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sally’s memory to Cape Cod Veterans, Inc., as our veterans were always near and dear to her heart.   ...

CHATHAM - Chatham resident Ryann McIntire used to be sure she understood all there was to know about Lyme disease. "I thought you got a bite from a tick, you got a rash then took meds and it was over." That was until her own personal battle with Lyme began and she started to realize the elusive nature of this pernicious disease. Her first step was trying to pin down what was wrong with her. McIntire grew up in...

ORLEANS — As you buzz by on your way to Nauset Beach, you've probably admired the historic homes, churches and cemetery along leafy, winding Main Street from Route 28 to Beach Road. There's another way to experience the stretch: walks with historian Bonnie Snow of the Orleans Historical Society. In addition to leading tours of Orleans Cemetery on July 27, Aug. 31, Sept. 28, and Oct. 26, Snow will take walker...

ORLEANS – Hurricane season has arrived, and with it concerns about readiness to ride out high winds, flooding, and extended power outages. To make sure townspeople can make informed decisions on how to respond when big storms threaten, the senior center is hosting an Emergency Preparedness Forum July 10 at 2 p.m. Last week, the event's planners – including representatives of the senior center and police, fir...

Wallis (Bud) Stuart

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Wallis (Bud) Stuart         Wallis (Bud) Stuart of Punta Gorda, Fla. and previously Captains Walk North Chatham, passed away peacefully on June 6th, surrounded by his loving family.       Bud grew up in Hingham. He served in the USN during the Korean War, graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, R.I. and a Master’s Degree from Syracuse University in 1955.Bud moved to Chatham in 1970 an...

John K. Coleman Sr.

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John K. Coleman Sr.                 John K. Coleman Sr., 91, former resident of Chatham, died on June 19, 2018 at Liberty Commons in N. Chatham after a long illness.                  Preceded in death by wife of 50 years Helene Fassbender Coleman who passed in 1998. Mr. Coleman is survived by his five children Patricia, John, Chris, Richard and Helena, his five grandchildren, his brother Joe and numerous ni...