Harwich News

HARWICH — Expansion of the town's art community has been quite noticeable with the activities in the Harwich Cultural Center over the past year. Now the Guild of Harwich Artists is taking it a step further, voting to open up its membership to artists from across the Cape. “The goal here is to expand art in our community,” Guild of Harwich Artists President Chris Banks said. “With the Harwich Cultural Center...

Friends Of Brooks Library Get Major Donation

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The Friends of Brooks Free Library has received a $100,000 donation in the name of Helen P. Athens. The money will be used for programs and equipment outside the municipal library's regular budget. “The board of directors of the Friends of Brooks Free Library are deeply grateful for this very generous gift and all that it will enable the Friends to do to benefit the Brooks Free Library and our commun...

Clark Names Melillo New Assistant Town Administrator

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — There should be a new assistant town administrator in the next couple of weeks. Town Administrator Christopher Clark announced this week that Evan N. Melillo has been chosen to fill the position. Melillo, one of 52 candidates for the job, has been working as the assistant to the town manager in Middleborough for the past two and a half years. He has also served as an administrative analyst in the tow...

Memorial Day Message Honors Sacrifice And Commitment

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The damp weather did not deter participation in the Memorial Day Ceremony held in Brook Parks on Monday. Speaker Major Gregory Quilty emphasized honoring the sacrifice of soldiers and the importance of commitment to country. Quilty served in the U.S. Marine Corps for 20 years as an officer and helicopter pilot. His foreign service included Beirut, Lebanon in 1982-83, where he received the Sikorski He...

HARWICH – Summertime is a popular shopping season on Cape Cod, and now visitors to the a local store can not only purchase something special, but also know that with their purchase they'll be supporting a new nonprofit that aims to help local kids. Sativa has joined forces with jewelry maker Chavez for Charity and the Harwich Children's Fund/Friends of Harwich Youth for a bracelet sale fundraiser aimed at rais...

Clark Gets 2 Percent Raise Based On Evaluation

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Selectmen voted Monday night to approve a 2 percent pay increase for Town Administrator Christopher Clark based on his annual evaluation. Selectmen spent a portion of two meetings discussing the evaluation process and only briefly referred to the substance of the evaluation. The second session was necessary because two of the board members had not filed their evaluations, admitting to some confusion ...

Cody Doyle wanted to be a police officer, but working as an intern in the Harwich Fire Department changed his plans. “I got into this and I liked it a lot more,” said the Monomoy Regional High School senior, who will attend Southern Maine Community College in the fall to study fire science. That's just one example of the impact of Monomoy's School to Careers community internship program, which marked the co...

Harwich Port Eyes Expanded Parking

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — As the summer season approaches, business owners in Harwich Port are becoming concerned about the availability of parking. Although parking has always been an issue in the village, some people see conditions being further exacerbated by recent development. Efforts are underway to identify additional parking. Relining of one parking area created more than a dozen new spots, and vacant land behind the ...

Capeside Kitchen To Open At Former Bonatt's Location

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH PORT — It's been eight months since Bonatt's Bakery and Restaurant closed its doors, and it has been difficult to find a hearty breakfast in the village ever since. But that will be changing when Capeside Kitchen opens its doors in the location on Thursday. “We've been coming to Bonatt's our entire lives and we're excited to continue the traditions of providing breakfasts and lunches with new additions...

HARWICH PORT – Construction is changing the face of Harwich Port. The Harwich Port Commons in the center of the village, the Saquatucket Harbor project down the road and the development of an 18-room health care center for Outer Cape Health Services, Inc. across Route 28 are contributing to changes in the streetscape. In the center of the village, construction is well underway for Harwich Port Commons, a 12...

Town Officials Seeking Big Fix Home Repair Applicants

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — With the deadline approaching for the Housing Assistance Corporation's Big Fix program planned for September, town officials are looking for eligible clients to take advantage of volunteer assistance with small home repair, landscaping and yard clean up projects. The HAC program will provide one day of volunteer services to assist veterans, seniors and disabled homeowners with needed projects. HAC ha...

A mass shooting on the Lower Cape is a possibility that is almost too painful to ponder, but one that’s impossible to ignore. To that end, local paramedics are teaching school nurses battlefield techniques for controlling severe bleeding, and they’re also sharing those skills with the public. Last Wednesday, Harwich and Chatham paramedics trained a group of nurses from the Monomoy Regional School District, as ...