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Delores Taylor Archibald

By: Contributed

              Delores Mary Eleanor Taylor Archibald (Del) passed away peacefully on January 11 at Rosewood Manor in Harwich.               Del was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1928. In 1949 she married the Rev. John Archibald and shared in his ministry until they moved to Boston in 1956 when John attended Harvard and Del worked as an executive secretary. John’s career then led them to Stamford, Con...

Sara Eldridge-Fellman

By: Contributed

Sara Eldridge-Fellman passed away on Monday January 21, 2019 after a long battle with muscular dystrophy.             Sara was a life long Cape Codder; she graduated from Chatham High School and lived and worked in Chatham most of her life. Sara loved animals, the beach and spending time with her loving family.             Sara is the daughter of the late Leon and Nancy Eldridge of South Chatham and was pre...

Styrofoam, Plastic Bottle Bans Proposed

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – When a ban on single-service styrofoam packaging enacted by New York City Jan. 1 came up during a discussion with a group of friends, William Bystrom decided to research the issue. He ended up coming up with a petition to put a similar ban before voters at the May 13 annual town meeting. “We're dealing basically with food service articles,” such as take-out containers, cups and bowls as well as packi...

Minister’s Point resident Gerald Milden has filed suit in Barnstable Superior Court against the town of Chatham and its conservation commission, claiming it wrongly permitted a potential future dredging project near the North Inlet, where it had issued an emergency permit last year. The suit comes despite the fact that the project was never carried out, and town officials have not yet decided whether to dredge...

Local fire and rescue departments saw an escalation in calls last year, ranging from 13 percent in Chatham to 15 percent in Orleans and nearly 20 percent in Harwich. Most of the increases were in the number of emergency medical calls fielded by the departments. A major factor, officials say, is the area's aging population; last year's winter storms also contributed to the increase. “The storms certainly did...

CHATHAM –On Friday the Chatham Board of Selectmen put the "good offices" of the town squarely behind the effort to save the Monomoy Theatre The board met in executive session to discuss the possibility of the town purchasing the property at 776 Main St. and 70 Depot Rd., which went on the market a week ago for $3.95 million. In a statement issued Friday, the board said it values the tradition of the theater...

As Shutdown Deepens, Support Grows For Federal Workers

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Now entering its second month, the partial government shutdown has left many federal workers scrambling to meet household expenses. A variety of resources have been made available to help. The town of Chatham has published a list of community resources , with contact information for agencies that can help with food, housing, child care and other expenses.  The volunteers who maintain and operate the hist...

Town May Charge Merchants For One-day Alcohol Permits

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — In the summertime, restaurants and bars aren’t the only place in downtown Chatham where you can enjoy a little wine. Increasingly, you can stop for a libation at an art gallery or a clothing store. Having seen a big jump in the requests for special one-day alcoholic beverage permits issued to retailers and other non-foodservice businesses, selectmen are considering imposing a fee for that privil...

Harwich Center Revitalization Forum Draws A Crowd

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Suggestions to revitalize Harwich Center were clearly stated by the nearly 50 participants in the Harwich Center initiative committee's forum last Thursday. The session focused more on traffic and infrastructure improvements than economic vitality. Residents and business owners in and around the village spoke about the needs for improvements to three key intersections, more parking, better sidewalks ...

Clean Sweep: Community Preservation Recommends All Requests

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The community preservation committee has recommended approximately $825,000 in Community Preservation Act funds be approved in the annual town meeting this spring, including funds for a Red River Beach revetment, Brooks Academy repairs, affordable housing and restroom facilities at Sand Pond. The committee made its recommendations last Thursday night, approving all eight applications it had received....

Affordable Housing Trust Seeks Control Of Five Parcels

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The affordable housing trust is preparing an article for the annual town meeting seeking to transfer jurisdiction over five town-owned parcels from the board of selectmen to the trust for the development of affordable housing. “I don't see we'll be able to use multiple sites in one year, but it can help with the incredibly important issue of affordable housing over one to five years,” said Town Admin...

State Grant Assists Trust With Cornelius Pond Purchase

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The state has put the finishing touches on the Harwich Conservation Trust's Cornelius Pond Woodlands acquisition fundraising campaign with an $85,000 grant from the Conservation Partnership Grant Program. The trust issued a notice a couple of weeks ago that it would be extending the campaign through the end of the month in an effort to raise an additional $75,000 necessary to reach the $850,000 goal ...

Harwich Kelp Farmer Provides Insight Into New Industry

By: William F. Galvin

WEST HARWICH — Mark Kelleher has been drawn to the waters in and around the Herring River for many years. He's worked in fishing and shellfishing, and now has a new venture, a kelp farm a mile offshore, which is taking advantage of the nutrients flowing from the river into Nantucket Sound. The kelp farm is a first for Harwich. Kelleher admits it is an experiment for him. The part-time teacher, shellfisherman a...

Cape Tech Girls Outlast Monomoy In 47-41 Win

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH – Chenoa Peters lit up the scoreboard to the tune of a game-high 19 points on Jan. 17 when the Cape Tech Crusaders defeated the Monomoy Sharks in girls basketball action. The majority of Peters' points came from well-aimed three-pointers, five in total, that helped the Crusaders earn a key Cape and Islands League victory. Following close behind Peters was teammate Taylah Gurley with 15 points. The e...

HARWICH – The Cape Tech Crusaders struck first, but it was the Monomoy boys who cruised to a commanding 63-42 victory on Jan. 17, keeping them undefeated in the Cape and Islands League. A pair of three-pointers from Jack Derosier and Tyjon Barrett led the Crusaders to an early lead in the first of two matches between the teams this season, but the lead was short-lived as the Sharks awoke ready to do battle. ...