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Plans Filed For Fast Food Business At Harwich Port Commons

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The Harwich Port Commons building in the center of the village has sat empty for the past year, but plans have been submitted to the planning board to utilize the retail space on the first floor for a fast-food/takeout business called Harwich Port Common’s Farmer’s Market. The plans were filed last with the planning board by property owner 525 Camelot LLC and principals Paul and Diane Manning. The Ma...

HARWICH – It's rare in high school sports to have every available team member see playing time in a game, and rarer still to have each player score, but that's exactly what happened in the Monomoy girls varsity basketball team's 57-23 victory against Rising Tide on Dec. 18. The 2019-2020 Shark squad is a decidedly young team, boasting no seniors and only two juniors, with eighth graders, freshmen and sophomore...

ORLEANS – Sandwich might have come away with a win against the Cape Cod Furies on Dec. 21, but that doesn't mean the home team made it easy for them. In spite of the score, the Furies skated furiously, playing with a tenacity that had their head coach smiling at game's end. “I thought we battled really hard,” said Furies head coach Addie Weeks following the 3-1 loss. “Sandwich is always strong, but I'm really ...

26 Apartments Proposed For Former Royal Village

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Royal Apartments, LLC is proposing to convert the former Royal of Harwich Village assisted living facility at the corner of Bank and Parallel streets into 26 apartments. The conversion from the former assisted living facility to multifamily use proposes no exterior changes to the building and minimal reconfiguration to the interior of the existing structure. In plans filed with the planning board, th...

HCT Sponsors Winter Series Of Conservation Talks

By: Contributed

HARWICH – This winter, the Harwich Conservation Trust will sponsor a series of presentations at the community center. There is no cost to attend, but a suggested donation of $5 will be accepted.  On Saturday, Jan. 4 at 2 p.m. learn about “Fishers: Biology and Behavior” with Jason E. Zimmer, District Supervisor of the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife Southeast Wildlife District. The fisher (Mart...

It's All Systems Go In Middle School Robotics Club

By: Kat Szmit

CHATHAM – There might be Legos scattered about the Monomoy Regional Middle School room that houses the Robotics Club, but don't be fooled. These aren't your grandparents,' or even your parents' colorful bricks. They, and the students that use them to create working robots, are building the future one connection at a time. Kenny Watts makes adjustmen...

Nature Connections: Old And New

By: Mary Richmond

As I settle in to write about the end of one year and the beginning of the new one, a flock of robins is busily stripping the holly tree I can see through the window of its berries. They are gorging themselves on this frigid but sunny afternoon and I can hear them chuckling back and forth as they work. The berries we may see simply as pretty winter decorations are life saving food for birds like robins, cardin...

Our View: Shine A Light

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

We've just passed the longest night of the year, and the days will soon begin to lengthen. It seems a natural time to remember those who will no longer be with us as the old year—and, indeed, the old decade—passes and new light comes into our lives. Benjamin Nickerson had an incredible knowledge of Chatham and its history, and was instrumental in creating the Nickerson Family Association compound which now ser...

Letters To The Editor, Dec. 26, 2019

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Save Historic Home  Editor: I recently learned that the oldest surviving residence in Chatham has been slated for demolition. At first I thought it was a joke or a rumor but recently I learned that it is true. Chatham’s historical commission has done all it can within its power to save the structure by imposing an 18-month demolition delay on the structure. However over a year has past and unless somebody s...

Walter J. Pollack

By: Contributed

Walter J. Pollack, 72 Walter J. Pollack “Mr. P” passed away on December 11, 2019 at the age of 72 after a long battle with cancer with his wife Jacqueline, son Scott and daughter-in-law Jessica by his side. Walter was born and raised in the Bronx, N.Y. After being drafted during the Vietnam War, he began a career as a correctional officer on Riker’s Island where he retired after 21 years as a Captain. He was an...

ORLEANS - The former fraternal lodge property at 107 Main St. could accommodate a mix of 11 to 14 affordable rental dwellings, the affordable housing trust and affordable housing committee was told last week. Contracted to consider the site’s potential, Ted Malone, president of Provincetown-based Community Housing Resources, Inc., spun three scenarios: nine one-bedrooms and two two-bedrooms with a mix of units...

ORLEANS – When Santa gets back to the North Pole this week, he’ll find another wish list waiting for him. Twenty-two applications for Community Preservation funds to support community housing, open space, historic preservation, and recreation efforts have been submitted to the town, twice last year’s number. Formal review by the community preservation committee begins at its Jan. 2 meeting, and a public hearin...

Marilyn Pritchard Lamb

By: Contributed

Marilyn Pritchard Lamb Marilyn Pritchard Lamb, 92, of Pelham Manor, N.Y. and Harwich, passed away peacefully at Harbor Point on Cape Cod, on November 25, 2019. She was born to Olive Saling and Edward Ross Pritchard in Prospect Park, N.J. After her mother’s death in 1933, she and her sister Olive were raised in the Bronx, where she graduated from Mt. St. Ursula High School. She completed her education with secre...

Edward David Hilbert

By: Contributed

Edward David Hilbert Solon, Maine —Edward David Hilbert, 87, passed away December 11, 2019 at his home in Solon, Maine surrounded by his family. He was born January 13, 1932 in Norwood, the son of Arthur G. and Miriam K. (Kempton) Hilbert. He attended schools in Chatham, entered the Air Force and earned his GED. He was a veteran who continued to proudly serve his country in the Air Force until his honorable dis...

CHATHAM – In 2002, Polly Goddard's nephew Will was stationed in Kuwait with the U.S. Army awaiting the start of the Iraq war. His brother, Parker, then 13, was looking for a way to boost Will's spirits, and after a chat with his aunt, an idea was born that has become a heartfelt tradition. As Goddard explained, Parker had been assigned a school service project but didn't have a clue what would work. He and his...

Tidal Wave Of Revelers Greet Christmas By The Sea

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM — One of the largest crowds ever seen at Chatham's Christmas By The Sea turned out last Friday evening for the annual light parade and tree lighting. Led by Santa and the Send the Love student carolers, who were raising money for essentials for Cape kids in need, the procession created a festive scene down Main Street as it wound its way to Kate Gould Park, where Santa helped light the tree before hearing...