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Jetty Plan Would Stem Erosion At Red River Beach

By: Alan Pollock

SOUTH HARWICH — At the eastern tip of Red River Beach, it's hard to miss the thousands of yards of sand that have built up against the jetty, creating a wide swath for beachgoers to enjoy. But on the back side of the barrier beach, the river itself is eating away at the dunes, threatening the paved vehicle turn-around. A new plan to stem that erosion would use Community Preservation Act funds to extend the j...

HARWICH — In its bid to improve compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Harwich is doing more than just checking off the boxes on some form; it's making enhancements that help real people. That's the word from a consultant who reviewed a limited number of town buildings and facilities for accessibility. Valerie Fletcher of the Boston-based Institute for Human Centered Design was retained t...

Brax Hosts Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

By: Russ Allen

HARWICH PORT – As it has for a quarter of a century, Brax Landing Restaurant, which overlooks Saquatucket Harbor, will give back to the community by hosting its annual free Thanksgiving dinner for seniors, veterans, group home residents, the disabled and those alone or in need. Started by former owner Rod Leidner, the tradition has been continued by current owners of the restaurant, Tad Peavey and Jeff Gomes, ...

HARWICH – In baseball, Steve Wilson encourages his players to take chances, especially if there's an opportunity for a suicide squeeze, his favorite play. But when it came to facing ongoing health concerns, Wilson wasn't taking any chances, which is why he recently opted to step down as head coach of the Monomoy baseball team, bringing to an end a storied career along the sidelines. Wilson said his health issu...

When nine runners from the Monomoy cross country team ventured to the Div. 7 south sectionals last weekend, they were a few in a sea of many, but according to head coach Don Bates, they weren't the least bit fazed. “They responded well to the amount of kids in the race and didn't get intimidated,” Bates said. Not only did the Sharks tackle the 5K course in Wrentham with determination, they also turned in so...

Noted Children's Book Expert Anita Silvey To Speak At EPL

By: Debra Lawless

CHATHAM – Whether you are a child, a teen or an adult who loves books, an extraordinary opportunity is coming to the Eldredge Public Library (EPL) on Nov. 18 when Anita Silvey, probably the nation’s premiere expert on children’s literature, speaks at the library. “The talk is for everyone with a love of literature and books,” says Tammy DePasquale, EPL’s assistant director and youth services librarian. “She’s ...

Letters to the Editor, Nov, 15

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Public's Charter Input Sought Editor: A charter review committee of five members was appointed by the Chatham Board of Selectmen in conformance with our Home Rule Charter this past June. In August the committee was expanded to nine members. Current members, including me, are John Bendas, Steven Buckley, Gloria Freeman, Tom Geagan, George Lane, Rick Leavitt, Stuart Smith and Seth Taylor. The purpose of the c...

Our View: Seal Culling Faces Major Hurdles

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Any plan to cull seals would likely face extreme challenges, including overcoming the Marine Mammal Protection Act and the likely opposition of both local and national environmental organizations. There has been no authorized seal culling under the Act related to shark attacks since the law was passed in 1972, according to Mike Asaro, Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Branch Chief of the National Oceanic and Atm...

Last summer a model scout hosted 12 young aspiring models in her Orleans home for a masterclass or boot camp for models. The girls’ experience in the camp is now an addictive 10-part docuseries on Snapchat. “You’re coming in as my little chickadee babies and you’re going to leave as skilled models that can rule that runway,” scout Erin Scimeca tells the models in the first episode of “Camp Runway” produced by ...

ORLEANS — The affordable housing committee wants Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank to know the town remains interested in reusing the bank's soon-to-be former headquarters off West Road for housing. “It's important that they realize our enthusiasm is still there,” Selectman Mefford Runyon, his board's liaison to the committee, said at the committee's Nov. 7 meeting. The bank, whose new operations center is...

Orleans To Take A Fresh Look At Its War Memorials

By: Ed Maroney

ORLEANS — The veterans memorial stones at Academy Place help townspeople remember those who fought in the nation's wars. And now the time has come to remember the stones themselves. Kevin Higgins, who chairs the Veterans and Memorial Day committee, and member General Jimmy Dishner appeared at last week's selectmen's meeting to ask for approval “to take a long, hard look at the entire memorial,” in the chairm...

Woman Dies In Single-vehicle Crash

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

PLEASANT LAKE — A woman has died in a single-vehicle crash early Saturday morning on Long Pond Drive. Police and firefighters were called to the intersection of Long Pond Drive and Oak Street just before 2 a.m., and arrived to find a vehicle that had collided with a utility pole and then rolled over.  The only person inside, a woman, had sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash, police said.  The vict...

CHATHAM – Ask Monomoy Regional Middle School science teacher Nancy Gifford what makes science awesome and her answer is simple: everything. Recently, her enthusiasm for teaching earned her the Massachusetts Association of Science Teachers State Educator of the Year award, about which she's still more than a bit surprised. “I didn't see it coming,” she said. As it turns out, Gifford, who began teaching in...

William A. “Bill” Cannata

By: Contributed

            William A. “Bill” Cannata, age 86, of Plymouth passed away peacefully on November 2, 2018 at the McCarthy Care Center in Sandwich.  He was the beloved husband of Carol (Connors) Cannata for twenty-six years.  Besides his wife, he is survived by his sons William Cannata, Jr. and his wife Tessa of Walpole, Robert Cannata and his wife Maria of Westminster, Colorado, and Thomas Cannata of Walpole., his de...