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Summer Season May Be Possible, Says Principal  CHATHAM – The mystery of who is buying the Monomoy Theatre was solved Monday when a Morris Island Road homeowner announced that his company plans to purchase the Main Street property. Gregory T. Clark of Alexandra Properties in Newton Upper Falls, announced during the public forum segment of the board of selectmen's meeting that his company has an agreement wit...

Chatham Casts Net For Shark Barrier Study

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

CHATHAM – All options are on the table when it comes to a shark barrier to protect Oyster Pond Beach. The town this week issued a request for proposals for a feasibility study of a barrier to protect swimmers at the beach, which is often used by families and children and is the location of town swimming lessons. The town has not ruled out any particular technology or form of barrier, according to Natural Resou...

Items Being Accepted For 10th Book And Media Swap

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – Swept up in the Marie Kondo craze? Got lots of stuff you need to get rid of and want to find a way to do so responsibly, following the reduce, reuse, recycle philosophy? Well, if some of that stuff falls into the category of books and media, bring it over to the annex to contribute to the annual Book and Media Swap. Now in its 10 th year, the free event will be held on Saturday, March 9 from 9 a.m. t...

CHATHAM – With growing concern over the loss of historic homes and the replacement of modest houses with buildings several times larger, the planning board is diving into the process of finding a way to limit the scale of residential structures.  Developing a zoning bylaw to accomplish that goal is likely to require study and analysis, perhaps with assistance from the Cape Cod Commission, said Planning Board C...

Historic Tools Explored To Save Monomoy Theatre

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – Faced with an unknown buyer and uncertainty over the future of a key parcel of downtown property, officials and residents are looking to historic preservation tools to provide some control over the Monomoy Theatre property. At its March 5 meeting, the historical commission will consider asking the Massachusetts Historical Commission to determine if the Monomoy property is eligible for listing on the ...

Selectmen Nix Bridge Street Sidewalks

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – Selectmen Monday decided that there won't be sidewalks constructed on Bridge Street, at least not at present. Because the roadway lacks a recorded layout or formal taking, board members did not want to pursue a sidewalk that could require easements or land takings over private property. The board voted to move forward with repairs to water mains along the street, all of which are within the paved ...

HARWICH — Selectmen heard this week that it would be possible, through a multi-step process, for the board to reclaim control over - or even sell - the proposed pet burial ground land on Queen Anne Road. But that can't happen without the consent of the cemetery commission, which strongly backs the proposal, commission Chairman Cynthia Eldredge said. “The cemetery commission will not ever consider this surplu...

Study Calls For $1.5 Million In Work On Brooks Academy

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH – Major preservation and improvement plans are being considered for historic Brooks Academy based on an exterior assessment and concept design study done for the Brooks Academy Museum Commission by the architectural firm BIA Studio. At May's annual town meeting, voters will be asked to approve an initial $130,000 from Community Preservation Act funds, and the commission is projecting approximately $500...

HARWICH — Walking through the Harwich Cultural Center, one can feel an energy from the days when the former middle school was filled with students. Now, however, it's coming from the artists who occupy the building, many of whom are teaching their crafts to enthusiastic residents. “It's not just for the artists, it's for everyone,” said Community Center Director Carolyn Carey, who oversees the cultural center ...

ConsCom Approves Red River Revetment Extension

By: Alan Pollock

HARWICH — The conservation commission agrees that repairing and slightly enlarging a revetment is the best way to stem erosion at the east end of Red River Beach. Provided that state regulators agree, the town will move ahead with the work as soon as possible. After a short discussion last Wednesday, the commission voted to grant a notice of intent to the town to extend the landward side of the jetty by abou...

EAST HARWICH — By the end of the century, tide levels in Pleasant Bay could increase up to three feet because of sea level rise, meaning that places that were once high and dry could be subject to erosion. That’s a key reason the Pleasant Bay Alliance has been working to formulate a set of best practices that towns and individual property owners can use to manage erosion, without overly disrupting the natural f...

Harwich's Wastewater Treatment Costs Could Jump To $300 Million

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The latest cost estimate of the town's comprehensive wastewater management plan caught some selectmen by surprise when consultant CDM Smith provided a status report to the board earlier this month. David Young and Michael Guidice were before selectmen to update the board on the status of Cold Brook project, East Harwich sewering and the Dennis-Harwich-Yarmouth Clean Waters Community Partnership, whic...

Sharks Put The Bite On Red Raiders In 60-56 Victory

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH – The Monomoy boys varsity basketball team rebounded from two tough losses to Nantucket and combined forces for an exciting non-league victory against Barnstable on Feb. 21, with the Sharks earning a 60-56 win in their last regular season game. The game marked Monomoy's sixth in nine days in what can only be described as a punishing end-of-season schedule, but it didn't stop the Sharks from fiercely co...

HYANNIS – The end of the 2018-2019 season proved a roller coaster ride for the Monomoy/Mashpee Monarchs boys varsity ice hockey team, which fell to Middleboro/Hull last Thursday, then defeated East Bridgewater to earn a spot in the playoffs before falling to Foxboro in the preliminary round. The team was missing a number of players when they took to the ice at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center against Mid...

The sounds of Celtic music and the goal of historic preservation will come together on Saturday, March 9 in two special musical events being held at the South Harwich Meetinghouse on Chatham Road in Harwich. The “Celtic Crossroads Concert: A Celebration of Celtic Songs, Tunes And Spoken Words,” will be presented by the Friends of the South Harwich Meetinghouse, Inc., and hosted by Rose Clancy, owner of the Cha...