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HARWICH — When citizens, businesses and government come together to save key tracts of open space, almost nothing––not even a tornado––can stop the momentum. That was the message from Michael Lach of the Harwich Conservation Trust, who helped cut the ribbon Monday for the new Cornelius Pond Woodlands conservation area. “It takes a village to preserve priority lands,” he said. The 14.9-acre parcel off Queen ...

Residents Get An Education On Regional Wastewater Partnership

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Educating residents about the costs and benefits of the regional Dennis, Harwich and Yarmouth Clean Waters Partnership will not be an easy task. But members of the subgroup seeking to bring the towns together to process wastewater in one treatment plant began that task last week. Members of the partnership and their consulting engineering firm, CDM Smith, Inc., conducted a public forum last Thursday ...

HARWICH — The board of health has approved regulations to curtail access to flavored tobacco products, including for e-cigarettes, allowing their sale only in three adult-only retail tobacco shops that will be permitted to operate in town. Harwich joins several other Cape towns, including Chatham, in banning flavored tobacco products in general retail outlets. The new health regulations allow a maximum of 1...

HARWICH — A Harwich woman is demanding answers after she was discharged from Cape Cod Hospital and received, with her own medical records, several pages of a stranger’s records. Shirley Dubois, 86, underwent a battery of tests at the hospital for two days earlier this month related to ongoing medical concerns. When she was ready to go home, a nurse handed her a manila envelope with around a dozen stapled pages...

Trust Seeks CPA Funds For Joint Housing/Open Space Acquisition

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — There is a joint initiative underway between the affordable housing trust and real estate and open space committee to acquire 6.65 acres of property along Deacon’s Folly Road with an eye toward developing affordable housing and preserving open space. The affordable housing trust voted two weeks ago to file an application, together with the real estate and open space committee, with the community pres...

SOUTH YARMOUTH – When a handful of Nauset boys soccer players took part in the Kenny Kup this summer and were asked what their aim was for the coming school season, they made it clear they were after another state championship. Since then the Warriors have gone on to defeat each of their opponents en route to an undefeated record that was boosted once again after a 5-0 shutout against D-Y on Sept. 19. Five sep...

Dolphins Overtake Sharks 5-2 In Girls Soccer Action

By: Kat Szmit

SOUTH YARMOUTH – When the Monomoy girls traveled to South Yarmouth to face the D-Y Dolphins on Sept. 23, the scoring started with a penalty kick and ended with a goal that dropped in as the final whistle blew, but sadly for the Sharks, the win belonged to the home team Dolphins. “I feel like we have a young defense and we struggled to deal with their offense,” said Monomoy head coach Jenn Peterson. “They have ...

Nauset Football Shuts Out Monomoy In 42-0 Rout

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH – When the Nauset Warriors faced the Monomoy Sharks in football action on Sept. 20, some might have called their 42-0 victory the Bobby Joy show. They wouldn't necessarily have been wrong, as Joy was in top form throughout the contest, but he had a more little help in the win. After the Sharks failed to move the ball into scoring position during the opening possession, Joy scored the first touchdown of...

Not A Kids Band Anymore: Celtic Roots Releases Debut CD

By: Alan Pollock

You better be careful what you name a group of young musicians because in a few years, when it releases its first CD, that name might not quite fit. Take the case of the Keltic Kids. When music instructor Clayton March of South Chatham assembled the group to play Irish music in 2012, he had no idea that the group would have to rebrand after a few years. None of the original talented young musicians in the Kelt...

Review: Cape Rep's Powerful 'Indecent' Not Soon Forgotten

By: Amy Tagliaferri

“I was just speaking to someone I work with about the play I saw last night, and didn’t realize at first the hair on my arms was up, and I was chilled all over. I’m still thinking about it. So powerful,” texted my theater companion the day after we went to Cape Rep’s “Indecent.” Cape Rep sets the bar higher and higher for Cape theaters by producing quality shows over and over. Brewster’s theater in the woods hand...

A Stranger In A Strange Land

By: John Whelan

“Everything’s up to date in Kansas City They’ve gone about as far as they can go.” Oscar Hammerstein I am often asked how I find subjects for my Cape Cod Chronicle articles. My answer is that sometimes ideas just come to me as I am walking and sometimes they evolve from events in my life. This article comes from the latter. We all drive cars today that are literally filled with hundreds of computers a...

Letters To The Editor: Sept. 26, 2019

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

A Community That Paints Together... Editor: On behalf of the Guild of Harwich Artists, thank you (again) Harwich for supporting our “for art and community” mission. Saturday, during the Harwich Cranberry Festival, the Guild hosted our annual “Make-It-Take-It” event at the community center. Like our spring “Mystery Painting Puzzle,” the MITI engages the community with a hands-on painting experience. Upwards ...

Our View: Academic Collaboration Makes Sense

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Observers of town government, or probably any level of government, will know that there’s a familiar pattern that plays out day after day, year after year. A crisis happens or a problem arises, and elected officials and town staff work to find a solution. If there’s anything worse than reactive governance, it’s probably government that’s not reactive at all. Still, when town officials explore really creative, ...

School News

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Monomoy School News Monomoy Booster Club Golf Tournament There is still time to sign up for the annual Monomoy Booster Club Golf Tournament, as a sponsor, player or both. The event will be held at the Cranberry Valley Golf Course on Oct. 14, with registration at 7:30 a.m. and an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. All funds raised will directly support Monomoy students via equipment, training, scholarships, and mo...

Surfer ‘Fortunate And Humbled’ After Shark Encounter

By: Alan Pollock

ORLEANS — It was a little too close for comfort for a surfer off Nauset Beach Friday morning, after a white shark passed within feet of his board. “The whole experience still feels utterly surreal,” said Devon Zimmerman of Brooklyn, N.Y., reflecting on the encounter. Zimmerman was near the center of Nauset Beach, by the administration building, and had just paddled out. “It couldn't have been more than five...