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HARWICH — Walking through the Harwich Cultural Center, one can feel an energy from the days when the former middle school was filled with students. Now, however, it's coming from the artists who occupy the building, many of whom are teaching their crafts to enthusiastic residents. “It's not just for the artists, it's for everyone,” said Community Center Director Carolyn Carey, who oversees the cultural center ...

ConsCom Approves Red River Revetment Extension

By: Alan Pollock

HARWICH — The conservation commission agrees that repairing and slightly enlarging a revetment is the best way to stem erosion at the east end of Red River Beach. Provided that state regulators agree, the town will move ahead with the work as soon as possible. After a short discussion last Wednesday, the commission voted to grant a notice of intent to the town to extend the landward side of the jetty by abou...

EAST HARWICH — By the end of the century, tide levels in Pleasant Bay could increase up to three feet because of sea level rise, meaning that places that were once high and dry could be subject to erosion. That’s a key reason the Pleasant Bay Alliance has been working to formulate a set of best practices that towns and individual property owners can use to manage erosion, without overly disrupting the natural f...

Harwich's Wastewater Treatment Costs Could Jump To $300 Million

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The latest cost estimate of the town's comprehensive wastewater management plan caught some selectmen by surprise when consultant CDM Smith provided a status report to the board earlier this month. David Young and Michael Guidice were before selectmen to update the board on the status of Cold Brook project, East Harwich sewering and the Dennis-Harwich-Yarmouth Clean Waters Community Partnership, whic...

Sharks Put The Bite On Red Raiders In 60-56 Victory

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH – The Monomoy boys varsity basketball team rebounded from two tough losses to Nantucket and combined forces for an exciting non-league victory against Barnstable on Feb. 21, with the Sharks earning a 60-56 win in their last regular season game. The game marked Monomoy's sixth in nine days in what can only be described as a punishing end-of-season schedule, but it didn't stop the Sharks from fiercely co...

HYANNIS – The end of the 2018-2019 season proved a roller coaster ride for the Monomoy/Mashpee Monarchs boys varsity ice hockey team, which fell to Middleboro/Hull last Thursday, then defeated East Bridgewater to earn a spot in the playoffs before falling to Foxboro in the preliminary round. The team was missing a number of players when they took to the ice at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center against Mid...

The sounds of Celtic music and the goal of historic preservation will come together on Saturday, March 9 in two special musical events being held at the South Harwich Meetinghouse on Chatham Road in Harwich. The “Celtic Crossroads Concert: A Celebration of Celtic Songs, Tunes And Spoken Words,” will be presented by the Friends of the South Harwich Meetinghouse, Inc., and hosted by Rose Clancy, owner of the Cha...

Kickstarter Campaign Will Help Create New Recording Company   HARWICH – Cape songstress Alicia Mathewson has been on a journey and is looking forward to sharing it with the world, with a special nod to her beloved Cape Cod community, which she invites to support her Kickstarter campaign and attend a special concert in June. For some time, Mathewson has been diligently composing songs for her upcoming alb...

John Whelan: This Time, Chatham Is The Loser

By: John Whelan

“What the world needs now is love, sweet love It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of What the world needs now is love, sweet love No not just for some but for everyone”   Way back in 1965, Jackie DeShannon had her biggest hit with this Burt Bacharach-Hal David song. It reached number seven on the pop charts, further enhancing the Bacharach/David duo as popular songwriting greats. While...

Letters To The Editor, Feb. 28

By: Alan Pollock

Limit Dogs On Beaches Editor: I'm in favor of  changing the current Harwich dog on beach regulation from Friday before Memorial Day to May 1 to Oct. 14. I feel that allowing dogs on the beach for 265 days then abruptly opening the next day to beachgoers is much too soon considering residue that can be left behind by dogs. I find this analogous to one removing all of the solids from a litter box then lying i...

Our View: What’s In A Name?

By: The Cape Cod Chronicle

Quick, where’s “Children’s Beach?” If you’re a local from Chatham and you had trouble answering that question, you’re not alone. Having covered the town for nearly 60 combined years, our Chatham reporters didn’t know. A couple of lifelong residents we spoke with were stumped. The parks and recreation department doesn’t use the name, nor does the chamber of commerce. Aside from a few sparse references in our ar...

ORLEANS — In addressing a few complaints about storage of fishing gear in residential districts, the planning board hopes to sniff out a solution that respects both neighbors' rights and town traditions. “Commercial fishing is a longstanding occupation in town,” director of planning and community development George Meservey told the board Feb. 12. “Preservation of traditional occupations is called out in our...

ORLEANS — The Snow Library Facilities Advisory Committee voted Feb. 20 to accept a building program, a comprehensive document that describes existing conditions and ways to address unmet and future needs in a new or renovated and expanded building. The report, which will now be reviewed by library trustees, is an important step in securing state planning funds in the next few years. “Oh, my gosh. I would acc...

Jon Edward Wordell

By: Contributed

Jon Wordell passed away at his home in South Chatham surrounded by his family after a long illness. Jon was born in Fall River in 1943. He was the son of the late Dr. Arnold and Eunisa (Greenlaw) Wordell. He graduated from Procter Academy in Andover, N.H. and Oglethorpe University in Norcross, Ga. He later taught at Indian Mountain School in Lakeville, Conn. During that time, he ran a summer school called the Cha...

Charles Edward (Ed) Dasch

By: Contributed

(1936-2019)             Ed Dasch passed away on Sunday, February 03, 2019 at Liberty Commons Rehabilitation Center.  He had been a patient there for two years, having suffered multiple health issues during that time.             Ed was born on November 12, 1936 in Indianapolis, Ind. and during his first year, moved with his parents to Jamestown, New York where he lived until the age of seventeen. Ed then mo...