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In a campaign that’s been more rancorous than usual among local races, Republican John Flores is challenging Democrat Julian Cyr for his seat on the Massachusetts State Senate. Cyr is touting his record of successes, while Flores paints himself as a no-nonsense fiscal conservative.   Julian Cyr Elected to his first term two years ago, Cyr is a Truro native who entered politics as a junior at Nauset Reg...

Selectmen Vote To Support Stone Horse Motel Conversion

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The proposed Stone Horse Motel conversion to seasonal workforce housing, which goes before the appeals board next week, received support from the board of selectmen on Monday night. The project will require a use variance to demolish and construct two dormitories on the 2.61-acre site along Route 28 in South Harwich. Selectmen received an email from Town Planner Charleen Greenhalgh asking the board i...

Stakeholder Meetings Underway For Cultural Districts

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The first stakeholder meeting for the formation of two cultural districts in town was held last week, with a focus on Harwich Port. A second event is scheduled next Tuesday night, Oct. 30, at the cultural center and will focus on a Harwich Center district. The Harwich Port district session was moderated by Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Cyndi Williams and Town Planner Charleen Greenhalgh, who...

HARWICH — Sailors at the Allen Harbor Yacht Club got an insightful depiction of what it is like to circumnavigate the globe solo on Friday night from Jerome Rand, who completed the 271-day voyage at the end of June. “It was nine months without touching land,” Rand said of a trip that challenged the spirit and the limits of the human body. Circumnavigations of the globe are not common experiences. Rand said ...

SHMH Auction Celebrates A Historic Treasure This Weekend

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Anyone looking for a wedding venue might want to attend the annual Auction Gala at the South Harwich Meetinghouse. One auction item provides the opportunity to be the first couple to be wed in the newly restored historic former Methodist Church. There are certainly other reasons to attend the auction. The event, scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 28 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., will provide the public with an oppo...

HARWICH – The Cape Tech Crusaders played 80 solid minutes of soccer on Oct. 22 but were no match for the dominating Monomoy Sharks, with Monomoy coming away with a 3-0 victory in Cape and Islands League play on a chilly Monday afternoon. The Sharks netted all three of their goals in the first half, with their first score coming from AJ Williams on a nice assist from Sam Chase at the 24-minute mark, with Chase ...

HARWICH – They came, they dribbled, they dunked, and they danced, and when all was said and done the Harlem Wizards held one slamtastic fundraising event at Monomoy Regional High School on Oct. 17, all to benefit the Class of 2022.  A Mario-costumed Loonatik (Lloyd Clinton) gets fans into the fun during the Harlem Wizards fundraiser Oct. 17 at Monom...

Halloween Happenings

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Friday, Oct. 26 Chatham Costume Parade . Open to Chatham Elementary School students, families and friends. Meet at the community center at 3:35 p.m.; parade begins promptly at 3:45 p.m. Followed by a cookout in the community center parking lot from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. and the Fire Department Pumpkin Drop. Sponsored by Polhemus, Savery and DaSilva, Chatham Wayside Inn, Chatham Fire Department, Chatham Police...

Not everyone finds Shakespeare’s plays approachable. Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater and Folger Theatre (which is under the umbrella of the Folger Shakespeare Library and is “home to the world’s largest Shakespeare collection”) are trying to change that through a shared effort in their play “Gravedigger’s Tale.” Since almost everyone dies by the end of “Hamlet,” the creator and director of t...

Our View: Doing Nothing Is Not An Option

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

The Housing Assistance Corporation's report released this week, “Housing on Cape Cod: The High Cost of Doing Nothing,” makes a solid case for the need to increase the stock of year-round housing on the Cape for middle to higher income local residents. While many local communities have concentrated on eking out a small but steady stream of affordable housing units – certainly not enough, as Chatham's recent housin...

Letters to the Editor, Oct. 25

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Many Help Make House Tour Successful Editor: On behalf of St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, we want to thank all who participated and supported our House Tour held on Oct. 6.    It truly was a community event, with local businesses showcasing flyers or signs, the Chatham Orpheum advertising in their pre-show, St. Christopher’s Gift and Consignment  Shop and Puritan selling tickets, The Chronicle publicizi...

Our View: We'll Miss You, Sheila

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

This week The Chronicle lost a member of its extended family. Sheila Smith was a longtime advertising manager who helped grow the newspaper during the 1980s and '90s, a time when the publication was finding its niche and establishing itself as an indispensable part of the local community. Sheila helped the paper do that because she was an indispensable part of the community. She spent most of her youth in Orleans...

John Whelan: 'We’re Having a Heat Wave'

By: John Whelan

“We’re having a heat wave A tropical heat wave The temperature’s rising It isn’t surprising”   “Having a Heat Wave” was written by Irving Berlin in 1933 for the Broadway musical “As Thousands Cheer.” It was introduced by Ethel Waters and has been recorded many times since then. Our Earth is, in fact, having a heat wave. The impact is being felt all over the globe. The subjects of climate change ...

Larry Dapsis has taken the message about preventing tick-borne diseases to school classrooms, to civic groups, and even to outdoor fairs. Now he’s taking it to computers, tablets and smartphones. “My job is to reach as many people as I can,” said Dapsis, the Barnstable County entomologist and deer tick project coordinator for the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension. “I thought, as much as I get out and do public sp...

ORLEANS — Far from the busy construction site at the town disposal area where the new DPW/Natural Resources is nearing completion, the temporary office of the harbormaster and shellfish department sits on a gentle rise at the end of leafy Portaminicut Road. It's a fine observation point for watching boats arrive at the town landing and unload. With the new building on track to open next month, Manager of Nat...

ORLEANS — Voters should head to the Nauset Regional Middle School gym early on Monday, Oct. 29, if they want to be seated when the 26-article special town meeting begins. The session will start promptly at 6:30 p.m. if the required quorum of 200 is present. That's not all that Town Moderator David Lyttle and Town Clerk Cynthia May will be doing to speed things up after May's lengthy annual town meeting. May ...