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New East Harwich Fire Station Wins Plan Board OK

By: William F. Galvin

$6 Million Project To Go Before Town Meeting HARWICH — The proposed new East Harwich fire station building met with unanimous site plan and special permit approval by the planning board last week. Voters will be asked in the annual town meeting in May to approve funding for the project. The plan calls for a 9,500 square-foot facility on the same site as the existing 42-year-old fire substation, with the new...

HARWICH – The rivalry between the Monomoy Sharks and the St. John Paul Lions was evident on April 12 when the Sharks hosted the Lions in baseball action. Though the home team fell 2-1 at Whitehouse Field, they did all they could to keep the visitor's score low. “Yesterday was a real pitcher's duel,” said Monomoy head coach Steve Wilson, adding that this season his team is working with just two regular starting...

BOSTON – The 122 nd Boston Marathon included a familiar face among the runners, but this time around Larry Cole didn't take part in the race itself. Instead, the longtime Harwich runner rode along the route in a spiffy SUV as an Honorary Relay Team Captain. “This is the 100 th anniversary of the World War I-era Boston Marathon in 1918, which was all military,” the 84-year-old Cole said. “Last winter an annou...

'Wolf Hollow' Expertly Tells A Difficult Story

By: Amy Tagliaferri

Mean girls are not anything new. And with every bully comes the question that Wolf Hollow’s Annabelle asks of new girl Betty, “What makes you so mean?” Betty came to stay with her grandparents. From her first day, she has a chip on her shoulder and targets Annabelle with her bullying. She’s verbally and physically abusive. A real bad seed. Local author Lauren Wolk wrote “Wolf Hollow,” the young adult novel ...

Our View: Honoring Officer Gannon

By: Russ Allen

Rev. Russ Allen, a Chronicle columnist and retired minister, delivered the following words at the Peace Candle Ceremony Sunday morning at the Federated Church in Orleans. The announcement was simple yet shocking. Yarmouth Police K-9 Officer Sean Gannon. EOW: 4/12/18. (EOW means “End of Watch.”) I light the Peace Candle this morning in honor of this 32-year-old married law enforcement officer killed in the...

Letters to the Editor, April 19

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Election, Town Meeting Deadlines Letters relating to the annual town meeting and election in Harwich will be accepted for publication through the issue of April 26. Letters relating to Chatham's annual town meeting and election will be accepted for publication through the issue of May 3.   Get The Facts Straight Editor: I don’t write many letters to newspapers but Kathy Jones’ tea party letter (...

Andrew Buckley: Traveler

By: Andrew Buckley

Disappearing into the crowd of boarding passengers at the Gare De L’Est, her blonde hair tinged with pink ends against the white windbreaker picked up in London earlier in the week, Sofie boarded the train to Germany yesterday morning. My child is 15 now, and these partings are becoming more poignant since they will become less frequent. High school years race by, I am told. I texted to reassure her I would re...

Jay Hornberger

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                                                    Jay Hornberger     Jay Hornberger, age 48, passed away peacefully on April 15, 2018 in Boston, after a long illness.     Graduate of Bexley High School (1988) and Columbus State Community College (1992).     Worked as a real estate appraiser for Cape Cod & Islands Appraisal Group and Valligent Appraisal Group.     He is survived by his sons Wesley and Na...

William “Bill” Sperry Beinecke

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William “Bill” Sperry Beinecke               William “Bill” Sperry Beinecke died at home in New York City on April 8, 2018, at age 103. Born on May 22, 1914 in New York City, Bill was the son of Frederick W. Beinecke and Carrie (Sperry) Beinecke. His paternal grandfather, Bernhard Beinecke, was a German immigrant who, among his entrepreneurial ventures, created New York City’s Plaza Hotel and Boston’s Cople...

Giles L. Chapin

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Giles L. Chapin CHATHAM – Giles L. Chapin, 96, passed away on Friday, February 16, 2018. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 21 st at 10:00 AM at Holy Redeemer Church, 57 Highland Ave, Chatham, MA 02633. Burial will follow in Seaside Cemetery in Chatham.

CHATHAM – The Chatham Drama Guild (CDG) is ready to celebrate its facelift in public. During a festive gala on April 22 everyone can admire the CDG’s new stage, buffed floors, painted walls and new bathroom fixtures as well as see a sneak preview of “The Miracle Worker.” “At 85 years it deserves a makeover,” says CDG Vice President Pamela Banas of Orleans who spearheaded the two-month project. “I am so enth...

ORLEANS — Things look good on paper. There are 28 town landings, 28 opportunities to get your boat or kayak into the water. But “the major impact on every one is adequate parking,” Town Administrator John Kelly told the board of selectmen, meeting as park commissioners, last week. “The number one issue is, we don't have enough parking, regardless of use.” Except for restrictions during striped bass season...

ORLEANS — Cape Symphony Artistic Director Jung-Ho Pak isn't the only Cape Cod musician who's earned the title maestro. Applause, please, for the eight Maestro award winners of Nauset Regional High School, who received that honor recently at the Atlanta Heritage Festival competition. Take a bow, Gordon Clark (trombone), Sean Chung (euphonium), Keb Hutchings-McMahon (guitar), Parker Mumford (piano), Acacia Nel...

No Injuries After Dragger Hauls Up Unexploded Ordnance

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

ORLEANS — A Rock Harbor fisherman got a surprise when he hauled up his dredge late Wednesday morning and discovered two pieces of unexploded ammunition. The fisherman hauled the items aboard and brought them to shore, leaving them on the dock a short distance from the fuel pumps. The man called the harbormaster, who, in turn, notified firefighters and police. The two rusty objects included a small cylindrica...

Orleans, Chatham Reach Beach Management Agreement

By: Alan Pollock

Barring any tricks from Mother Nature, off-road vehicles will have access to North (Nauset) Beach this summer under a joint management agreement between Chatham and Orleans. With Chatham selectmen in attendance Wednesday, Orleans selectmen voted to approve the pact, which requires Chatham to resume patrolling its portion of the barrier beach. The one-year agreement also stipulates that Orleans will retain 75 p...