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MassDOT Explains New Exit Strategy

By: Alan Pollock

HARWICH — Potentially as soon as this summer, state transportation officials will begin renumbering highway exits on Route 6 and most other numbered highways in Massachusetts. MassDOT briefed the public on the plan at a session in Hyannis this week, and said the new exit numbers will be friendlier for drivers and will help emergency responders. Under the system, existing sequential numbers will be replaced by ...

Proposal Seeks Industrial Expansion On Queen Anne Road

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The planning board is working on a zoning amendment that would extend the Industrial Light District to the west along Queen Anne Road. Requests have been made by a couple of area property owners to include their land in the district. Town Planner Charleen Greenhalgh said there is very little open land left in the IL zone along Queen Anne Road. She has been talking to contractors who have been looking...

HYANNIS – The Monomoy-Mashpee Monarchs started their season with a tie and finished in the same way in their final game of the 2019-2020 season on Feb. 20, playing to a 1-1 tie with East Bridgewater. A smattering of fans came to check out the morning contest and weren't disappointed as the Monarchs made it clear from the first puck drop that they were making the most of their last game. After snagging the open...

EASTHAM – It came so close to being the perfect comeback, but time just wasn't on the side of the Nauset girls varsity basketball team in their Feb. 19 game against Archbishop Williams, with the Warriors falling to the Bishops with a heartbreaking 49-48 final score in spite of one heck of a comeback. The Lady Warriors found themselves in trouble early in their final game of the regular season, falling behind 1...

Two Harwich Women Embark On Peace Corps Adventure

By: Debra Lawless

HARWICH — Two young women will enter the Peace Corps next month and spend two years far from their homes in Harwich. Taryn Williams, 28, will travel to the Dominican Republic on March 2 to work as a Spanish literacy promoter while Emma Karlson, 23, will travel to Zambia six days later, to begin training as an agriculture and forestry extension agent. Williams and Karlson do not know one another. ...

CHATHAM – Samantha Clarke has a passion for making bracelets. She also adores animals. After seeing news footage of the Australian wildfires, she was struck with a desire to help, particularly the animals in greatest need, so Clarke put her creativity to good use and is now raising funds through her bracelet sales to benefit wildlife rescue efforts. ...

John Whelan: Chatham And Its Churches

By: John Whelan

“I’m getting married in the morning Ding, dong, the bells are gonna chime Pull out the stopper, we’ll have a whopper But get me to the church on time.”   Lerner and Loewe included this wonderful, irreverent song as part of the great score of “My Fair Lady.” Eliza Doolittle’s father, Albert, faced with the unexpected burdens of wealth and respectability, decides he needed to be a properly married ma...

Our View: Common Sense Heads For The Exit

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Have you ever been driving down Route 6 and found yourself utterly confused about the distance to the next exit? Neither have we. A state plan to renumber the exits on most numbered highways in Massachusetts is on its way. Perhaps before this fall, the familiar exit numbers on Route 6 will be changing to conform with a federal plan that references an exit’s milepost location, rather than its sequence. Getti...

Letters To The Editor: Feb. 27, 2020

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

May The Best Location Be Chosen Editor: Chatham COA Director Mandi Speakman gave a report about the COA’s good work to Chatham’s finance committee at its Feb. 18 meeting.  It was very impressive. Chatham residents are fortunate to have these needed services and support.  We all recognize that the COA needs a new facility. They have been waiting a long time. I remember at last year’s annual town meeting when...

Elizabeth Cowles Armour

By: Contributed

    Elizabeth ( Bessie) Armour died peacefully on February 7, 2020. She was born in Paris, France on February 10,1923 to Alice and Knight Cowles. She grew up in Chicago and Lake Forest, Ill., graduated from The Ethel Walker School and attended Sarah Lawrence College.  In 1944 she married Lester Armour Jr.  and after he served in the Air Force in WWII they moved to Arizona and had cattle ranches in Dragoon and Son...

Judith Brewster Johnson

By: Contributed

    Judith Brewster Johnson, publicist, videographer, author and bonne vivante, of North Chatham, passed away on Sunday, January 27th 2020, in Chestnut Hill, in the presence of her brother and sister in law, after a weekend of deep thought and conversation.      Born in Nyack, N.Y., she was the only child for her first 11 years of Ted and Lois Johnson, growing up in a quiet community then more rural, than New Y...

George Franklin Small

By: Contributed

Harwich - George Franklin Small, 88, passed away peacefully on Sunday February 16, 2020.  George was a lifelong resident of South Harwich where as a teenager he met his future wife of 62 years, Mary Belle Barker. He grew up in the historic Rufus H. Small home c. 1870 at 928 Route 28 where he was cared for by his beloved Nana. He left only briefly as a young boy and teenager traveling by train to be with his mothe...

Alison H. Harper

By: Contributed

Originally from Williamstown, long term resident of New York City and Chatham, Alison H. Harper, 83, passed away peacefully on January 28, 2020 at The Home of the Good Shepherd in Wilton, New York.     A graduate of the Northfield School for Girls, now known as the Northfield Mt. Hermon School, and an alumna of Vassar College, class of 1958, Alison was a drama major and lifelong theater enthusiast who enjoyed a ...

ORLEANS — After four decades of fighting fires for the town, the only thing left for retiring Chief Anthony Pike to battle was his own emotions as he said goodbye to staff and colleagues from around the Cape Feb. 21. “I’ve said enough over the last 40 years,” he told a crowd gathered at the station in brief remarks. “This has been a dream, to serve the community. Thank you very much.” Standing beside Pike a...

Webb Seeks OK From OKH For Demolition, New Building

By: Ed Maroney

ORLEANS — F. W. Webb is making the rounds of town boards seeking approval to tear down buildings at the former Underground Mall on Route 6A near the Brewster line and build a 38,000-square-foot, 30-foot-high combination retail and warehouse facility. On March 4 at 7 p.m., the zoning board of appeals will review requests for relief from building size and parking requirements. The next day, at 6:30 p.m., the Old...