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East Harwich Sewer Costs A Concern To Selectmen

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Town officials opened the second round of bids for the East Harwich sewer project last Thursday and after bids in the first round came in high, they were a little relieved with what they received in the second round. Selectmen also voted not to call a special town meeting this fall to reaffirm a regional wastewater partnership with Dennis and Yarmouth, even if legislation establishing the partnership...

Ready Or Not, It’s Back To School Time At Monomoy

By: Alan Pollock

Fresh off the holiday weekend, Monomoy students and teachers will be back in the classroom on Tuesday, Sept. 3, with kindergartners starting Thursday and preschoolers the following Monday. There have been some infrastructure changes in the district, starting with the change to the Cape Cod Collaborative for bus service. The new buses have improved fuel efficiency, enhanced safety features, and the ability for ...

Kat's Pause: Step Up

By: Kat Szmit

As school starts, so, too, do school sports. That means that the teams and/or booster clubs at area high schools, in our case Monomoy, Cape Tech, and Nauset, are in need of parent support. That's right, it's time to step up and put on your volunteer hats. Each year when high school sports get under way, teams do their best to raise funds to help with costs that might go beyond the regular budgets, such as extr...

CHATHAM – Swing by Chase Park on a given day and you might just be lucky enough to catch the Chase Park Croquet Club in action, its members clad in traditional white as they maneuver balls through a series of wickets in friendly competition. It is classic Cape Cod, and, as its members will tell you, a whole lot of fun. Croquet, for those not in the know, is a sport in which players use wooden mallets to move c...

Nature Connection: Our Own Backyards

By: Mary Richmond

When we bought our tiny house on a fifth of an acre lot in Hyannis 35 years ago, I joked that they would have to take me out feet first rather than move again. That has yet to be proven true, but we had moved from rental to rental many times and I was done moving. At last we had a home in the village I grew up in and my own children would be able to walk to school and to town as I once did. The house had b...

'Deathtrap' Brings A Satisfying End To Playhouse Season

By: Ellen Petry Whalen

Authors of murder mysteries spend copious hours thinking up the perfect crime, but what if they actually acted upon them? Playwright Ira Levin plays out this idea in his time-honored comic-thriller “Deathtrap.” Sidney Bruhl is a famous playwright who has been in a long-term slump. He hasn’t written a hit murder mystery since his celebrated show “The Murder Game.” Desperate for a comeback, he thinks hi...

“Dead in the Water,” a documentary about the impact of government regulations on the New England commercial fishing industry, will have an encore screening at the Chatham Orpheum Theater Saturday, Aug. 31, at 10 a.m. Filmmaker David Wittkower will attend the showing, which will include a question and answer session with local fishermen. The one-hour film was shown at the Orpheum a year ago and has since pla...

Renew Harwich Sidewalk Effort

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

It would be nice, on this Labor Day weekend, to take a stroll from downtown Harwich Port to Saquatucket Harbor to view the new facilities and perhaps have a bite to eat on the new deck overlooking the water. Unfortunately, walking along Route 28 between those two locations is both inadvisable and downright dangerous. Not only is there no sidewalk, there's precious little shoulder area. At some spots, a pedestrian...

Letters to the Editor, Aug. 29

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Keep It Safe, Selectmen Editor: Let’s work together! Let’s keep Chatham’s airspace safe. We all agree we want a safe environment in Chatham for our residents, families, friends and visitors. A safe place to live, work, play and visit. Safety on our streets, on our beaches and ponds, in our backyards and in our airspace is important to help keep Chatham thriving. We all agree that Chatham is a conge...

Elizabeth Nye “Betsy” Suter

By: Contributed

Elizabeth Nye “Betsy” Suter, long-time summer resident of North Chatham, of Concord and also of Green Valley, Ariz. in the winters, died Sunday, May 26th, 2019, at Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln, of multiple causes.  She was 93.   Betsy first summered on Cape Cod with her family as a tween and young teen in the late 1930’s at The Narrows in South Orleans, driven there with her two younger sisters by th...

Judith W. Young

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Judith W. Young, loving wife, mother and grandmother, died peacefully at home August 22, 2019 surrounded by her family.  She was a talented teacher, seamstress, solver of crossword puzzles, and she loved to travel with her husband.  She is survived by her husband, Jim Young, her two daughters Suzanne Young and Kathleen Morse and Kathleen’s companion Harold Johnson, and her grandchildren Kelsey and Jonathan Mors...

Dennis Charles Marquis

By: Contributed

Dennis Charles Marquis 1934 – 2019 Dennis Charles Marquis passed away August 18, 2019 in Ocala, Fla., after a series of health challenges. Dennis lived a life of richness in family, friends, professional accomplishments, and travel. He and his wife June Harrington Marquis have been members of the Chatham community since 1978.  Dennis was born in Lima, Ohio, to Tom and Ethel Marquis. He attended Stetson Universi...

Mary Frances Gray

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Mary Frances Gray of Chatham and Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., a beloved daughter, sister, aunt and friend left this earth on August 20th after a battle with cancer.       She was born November 9, 1959 in Worcester to the late Lawrence Gray and Marion Gray, and moved to Chatham as a child. She was a graduate of Chatham High School class of 1978.       She leaves behind her mother, her brother David and sister Nancy...

Taking A Shine To Solar Power, At Home And Work

By: Ed Maroney

ORLEANS — David Currier is in the midst of having solar panels installed on the roofs of his business and his home. “Electric rates aren't going down,” the owner of Orleans Bowling Center said last week. “Those big companies don't like making less money.” Currier, who's also a selectman, is working with BlueSel Solar to realize his dream of generating his own power. He grew up with one of the company's sa...

ORLEANS — Attention, developers: affordable housing units could be built at the Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank operations center campus on West Road, according to a study presented last night (Aug. 28) to the board of selectmen. Two concepts, one with 45 units and the other with 51, are in no sense a fixed plan to be carried out by builders. They express the elements that the town's affordable housing comm...

At Long Last, Coast Guard Honors One Of Its Fallen

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM —One-hundred-and-one years ago, 130 men were lost when the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa was torpedoed by a World War I German U-boat. This week, the family of one of those men received his Purple Heart. Admiral Andrew Tiongson, center, presents the Purple Heart certificate to Steven (left) and Brad Finch.  Congressman William Keating (behind) wa...