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School Committee Balks At Ceding Land For Chatham COA

By: Alan Pollock

HARWICH — Without taking a formal vote, Monomoy Regional School Committee members made it clear last week that they’re not excited at the prospect of providing the town of Chatham with access to 1.5 acres off Stepping Stones Road for a new senior center. Meeting on Feb. 11, the committee discussed the possibility of declaring as surplus the parcel of land between Stepping Stones Road and the Old Colony Rail Ta...

After Outcry, ‘C’ Buoy To Remain

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — The U.S. Coast Guard has abandoned plans to remove the lighted whistle buoy “C” that marks the entrance to Chatham Harbor. The news was announced last week by the Coast Guard, which had previously argued that the navigational aid was too difficult to keep on its station in high winds and heavy seas. The Coast Guard pledged to “pursue other additional mooring configurations to help better keep th...

CHATHAM – There is a level of “institutional stress” underlying next year's proposed town budget that may indicate it's time to step back, look at priorities and “take our foot off the gas,” according to a report from the finance committee. The fincom had a “qualitatively different response to the budget” this year rather than the usual quantitative approach, Chairman Stephen Daniel told selectmen last week. R...

$500K Sought In Upcoming Special Town Meeting CHATHAM – When the Army Corps of Engineers dredge Currituck left town recently, it had not yet completed clearing shoals from the Stage Harbor entrance channel. “It's much improved,” Harbormaster Stuart Smith said of the channel, which has silted in considerably over recent months. The Coast Guard was scheduled to move buoys to mark the best water, he said, but ...

Chatham Says Goodbye To Land Bank

By: Tim Wood

After 148 Acres And $19 Million CHATHAM – Tax bills sent to property owners in May will be the last to include a 3 percent surcharge for the Cape Cod Land Bank, which ended Jan. 1 after 20 years. During those two decades, the town used more than $19 million in Land Bank funds to preserve 148 acres of open space. The latest and last purchase through the Land Bank, 4.17 acres of waterfront land on Goose Pond,...

Senate Hopeful Kennedy Stumps For Social Justice

By: Alan Pollock

EAST HARWICH — Saying it’s time to redouble the fight on behalf of the poor, sick and disenfranchised, U.S. Senate hopeful Joseph P. Kennedy, III, D– campaigned before Harwich Democrats at Monday’s Presidents’ Day brunch. Kennedy spoke a day before his first televised debate with incumbent U.S. Senator Ed Markey, part of a rapid-fire series of campaign events around the state. The 39-year-old grandson of Rober...

Town Designates ‘James Marceline Arboretum’

By: Alan Pollock

HARWICH — The late James “Jimmy” Marceline gave generously to the town of Harwich as a civic leader, a businessman and a compassionate neighbor. He believed particularly in the value of education, having been a key supporter of Cape Tech and the Harwich schools. In a gesture of thanks last week, selectmen voted unanimously to place Mr. Marceline’s name on a new educational space: the proposed arboretum at...

Harwich Port Commons Clears Planning Board

By: Alan Pollock

Owners Of Proposed Market Reach Agreement With Neighbors HARWICH — Having reached agreement with abutters, the developer of the proposed Harwich Port Commons market is moving the project ahead. On Jan. 28, the planning board voted to continue debate on the application by Paul and Diane Manning, the owners of the new 12,400-square-foot building at 557-563 Route 28, in light of the dispute with neighbors. A...

HARWICH — There are a lot of connections between Harwich, Mass., and Harwich, Essex, England, including bonding as sister towns with attendant celebrations on both sides of the pond. But the one major connection that remains a mystery is how Cape Cod's Harwich got its name. But the 400 th anniversary of the Mayflower’s voyage is the perfect opportunity to remember the role that Harwich, England played in that...

Davenport Companies Propose Housing On Marceline Property

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Davenport Companies, a major home and apartment rental company on the Cape, has filed plans to build four duplexes on 4.76 acres on Celebration Way, off Headwaters Drive, property owned by the estate of the late Jimmy Marceline. The company has also purchased property on Queen Anne Road used by Marceline to graze cows. A subdivision was approved in November for Davenport Companies, identified as p...

HARWICH — In 1975 Cape Cod Regional Technical High School opened its doors for the first time, marking the beginning of decades of academic and athletic traditions. On Feb. 14, 2020 the Cape Tech boys varsity basketball team became the last to play a competitive game in what's become known as the “old gym.” Though their Old Colony opponents claimed victory, for the 2019-2020 Crusaders, the night was still a win. ...

HARWICH – for the majority of her high school basketball career, senior Christiana Fontaine has played for the j unior v arsity squad. But on Feb. 12, she was brought up to varsity, who honored her with a truly unforgettable Senior Night celebration. Prior to the start of the Sharks game against the Sturgis West Navigators, Fontaine and West's lone senior, Isabella DeBlois, were lauded, with Fontaine rec...

HARWICH – Monomoy lacrosse player Elijah Beasley joined the ranks of fellow Shark athletes Connor Santoni, Cole Curry and Kyle Charlot last week when he celebrated the signing of his official letter of intent to play for UMass Boston in the fall. Beasley first picked up a lacrosse stick somewhere around fifth grade and was immediately hooked. “I'd never touched a stick before that,” he said. “I caught on pr...

Review: Academy’s ‘Snow White’ Keeps The Magic Alive

By: Brielle Whalen

Everyone knows the classic story of “Snow White,” but, oddly, it is rarely seen on the stage. Luckily, The Academy of Performing Arts has just opened the world premiere of Judy Hamer and Sam Govoni Roderick’s adaptation, bringing new life to this beloved tale. The hour-long show begins with a young Snow White (Calla Pearson) voicing her concerns about her new stepmother to her rabbit friend Clover (Chiara Cast...

Presidential politics continue to divide us as a nation, but Eventide Theatre Company’s “Assassins” is a surprising unifier. The semi-revue won five Tony Awards in 2004 (including Best Revival of a Musical), after opening off-Broadway to mixed reviews in 1990, and only running for two months. Composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim’s “Assassins” focuses on the many attempted and sadly successful assassinations ...