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Trash Crisis Is Driving Cost Increases, Selectmen Told

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The town will be facing difficult decisions on how to move forward with its disposal of trash, were told selectmen on Monday night. ABC Disposal Services Inc. Vice President Michael A. Camara made clear that the cost of trash disposal will be increasing. He raised issues relating to the ability to find ways to dispose of municipal solid waste (MSW) as landfills close across the state and internationa...

HARWICH — Four of the five members of the town’s bylaw/charter review committee resigned this week, leaving one member, Tina Games, remaining. Reasons for the resignations varied. “It’s time to do other things, it’s time to do other things,” Sandra Hall, the committee chair and chair of the town’s initial charter commission, said on Friday of her resignation. Hall said she told the members of the committ...

A Clearer View After Hinckley’s Pond Alum Treatment

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Hinckley’s Pond is looking a little brighter these days, after the injection of 77,000 gallons of alum and close to 40,000 gallons of sodium aluminate in an effort to reduce excessive phosphorus feeding algae blooms and fish kills. “The pond looks wonderful,” Natural Resources Director Heinz Proft said after the treatment was applied last week. “It’s a dose of medicine that will last a long time.” ...

Preliminary Plan Approved For Route 137 Development

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The planning board has approved a 10-lot preliminary subdivision plan for Route 137 Development LLC, but East Harwich residents were more interested in a possible alternative use of the 12 acres between Chrisjobeth Circle and Sherwood Road. Town Planner Charleen Greenhalgh told those in attendance that there has been a “great deal of misinformation” about the plan. She made it clear it was not a 40B ...

PLEASANT LAKE — There’s never been a shortage of community support for Cape Cod Regional Technical High School, but thanks to its new charitable foundation, there’s a new channel for that support. The foundation will help students by providing scholarships and “toolships,” helping support graduates who are on their way to college or full-time employment. Each year, the school and its supporters award between $...

HARWICH – The effort was there, but when the Cape Tech boys varsity soccer team hosted Upper Cape Tech on Sept. 26, the goals weren't, as both teams played to a scoreless tie in Mayflower League action. The Crusaders—who have been having a stellar 2019 season with the exception of one early season loss—dominated much of game play, consistently moving the ball into scoring territory, but neither team was able t...

HARWICH – When the Cape Tech girls soccer team fell 5-0 to Sturgis East on Monday afternoon, some might have chalked it up to just another loss for the Crusaders. Not head coach Matthew Theodore. For him, it was a sign of improvement. Theodore, in his first season with the Crusaders, said that in the past the teams lost by scores of 10-0 or more. This season, in spite of a decidedly younger team, many of whom ...

Is it surprising that to photograph ducks and shorebirds, you may well have to creep along ice-covered rocks or lie down on your belly in the sand or mud? These are commonplace activities of award-winning wildlife and nature photographer Sarah E. Devlin of Chatham, who will show her exquisite bird photographs at the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge from Oct. 4 to 14. “I lie in a prone position,” Devlin said...

Harwich Author Pens Love Letter To NYC Apartment

By: Debra Lawless

Recent books by local writers examine life in New York City, Cape Cod and during Neanderthal days. Skip Rozin of Harwich, who made a career as a freelance writer in publications as diverse as Time Magazine, the Wall Street Journal and Audubon, has now turned his considerable talents to memoir in “The View from Apartment Four: On Loving and Leaving New York” (77 Street Press, 2019). At the heart of the memoi...

Letters To The Editor: Oct. 3, 2019

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Help For Successful Launch Editor: The villages of Brewster, Chatham, Harwich and Orleans have a heart for giving. So does Hyannis! Protect Our Past, the newly formed not-for-profit organization which is focused on changing the tide of the current trend of losing historic properties, was at the receiving end of such generosity. I want to publicly thank the following businesses that gave selflessly for the r...

Our View: Vaping Ban Not Far Enough

By: Alan Pollock

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 805 lung injury cases related to e-cigarettes and vaping have been reported in 46 states—including Massachusetts—and one U.S. territory. Twelve deaths have been confirmed. Vaping products containing THC appear to have played a role in most cases, but no single product or chemical links all of the cases. Last week's declaration by Governor Charlie of a...

Chatham Hosts Community Health Fair Saturday

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – Curious about whether your skin has been damaged by the sun? Want to know more about tick-borne diseases, nutrition, or Alzheimer's disease? Maybe you'd just like to get a flu shot. If so, the board of health-sponsored Community Health Fair is the place for you. On Oct. 5 from 1 to 3 p.m., the community center will be turned into a one-stop shop for information, with participation from more than a ha...

ORLEANS — Sixteen adults with severe autism will start moving into their new homes at Cape Cod Village early next year. Before then, there’ll be a holiday party in the development’s community resource center to celebrate the opening of the $7 million development. Board members and founders Bob and Lauren Jones walked the property, bounded by the Mid-Cape Home Center, the Cape Cod Rail Trail, and a cranberry ...

ORLEANS — Chairman Ron Petersen admits that most people think of the historical commission as working to preserve the historic buildings of the town, and that’s a big part of its mandate. But in a talk last month hosted by the Orleans Conservation Trust, Petersen noted that the commission’s charge extends to historic landscapes as well. “We’re charged with preserving and developing the historic resources of ...

Greta Genevieve Builter

By: Contributed

Chatham, MA February 13, 1972 - May 12, 2019 Greta was born at home on Water Street in Chatham, MA on February 13, 1972 during a  winter Nor’easter.  She went through life with the same energy as that storm until she lost her way on May 12, 2019. She attended the Milton Hershey School in Pennsylvania and was a graduate of Southern CT State University.  After graduation she worked in Medical Research for Yal...

CHATHAM – A flurry of controversy over elements of the latest draft of the Chatham Municipal Airport Master Plan has officials expecting a larger crowd than usual at the airport commission's next meeting. The Sept. 30 meeting will take place in the large meeting room at the community center rather than the small meeting room at the annex, where the commission usually meets. The session starts at 5 p.m. Acco...