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Town Administrator To Step Down

By: Alan Pollock

HARWICH — Following a closed-door session with selectmen Monday, Town Administrator Christopher Clark announced that he will not seek reappointment to the post he has held since 2014. With emotion in his voice, Clark said he intends to pursue other employment opportunities “and be more available to my family in the short term.  I have enjoyed my time in Harwich and think the world of the staff and board member...

Rejecting the town-owned Marconi property, selectmen Monday night voted unanimously to pursue the purchase of a private parcel on Main Street in West Chatham as the location for a new senior center. Selectmen favored the parcel at 1610 Main St., owned by Eastward Companies, to take the place of the current senior center on Stony Hill Road, which council on aging officials say is too small for its existing prog...

Nature Connection: Early Morning Meditation

By: Mary Richmond

It’s still dark out but there’s a bird chirping outside my window. Several, actually. One is making a steady, monotonous chirp, probably a house sparrow. The other is a bit more melodic, trying on different calls, most likely our resident young mockingbird. He has stood, or flown, steadfast against all rivals so far, including an older but apparently not feistier opponent who tried for several days to oust him. ...

Richard Eliot Nelson

By: Contributed

Richard Eliot Nelson, 82, a long-time summer resident of Chatham and a 50 year resident of Madison, Connecticut, passed away on October 25 th with his family by his side.  For more than 57 years he was the loving husband of the late Judith Nelson.               Rick was born in Boston and raised in Belmont, the second son of Walter and Carolyn Nelson.  A 1954 graduate of Belmont High School, he led the bas...

Benjamin Carl Goodspeed

By: Contributed

Benjamin Carl Goodspeed 1955-2019                 Benjamin C. Goodspeed, 64, a lifelong resident of Chatham passed away peacefully on October 19, 2019 at Cape Cod Hospital after a long illness. Benny was the son of Benjamin K. Goodspeed of North Chatham and the late Ruth Allyne Boone from Alabama.  His roots can be traced back to one of the founders of Chatham and to the famous Daniel Boone.              ...

CHATHAM – A sign posted at the front desk of the Chatham Agway store reassures customers that the ducks that live on the pond in front of the Main Street garden center aren't being harmed during restoration work on the small body of water. People still ask about the ducks, store employees say, but in fact, although they remain on site during the work, it's had little impact on them. When heavy equipment is ope...

CHATHAM – The staff at Broad Reach Hospice and Palliative Care were well aware of Eugene “Gene” Peterson's background as a Navy and commercial airline pilot. When he expressed a desire to fly again, his care staff went into action. Susan Eenigenburg, the Hospice chaplain, social worker Jenna Good-Fantini and hospice nurse case manager Teri Reilly met with Administrator Carla Torres and told her about Peterson'...

This is the second of a two-part series on the Chatham Airport Master Plan Update. CHATHAM – The future needs of Chatham Municipal Airport outlined in the draft master plan update depend on the growth of the facility over the next 20 years. To forecast that growth, airport planners had to choose from a number of formulas that examine future aviation demand. Some of the formulas, most based on similar gene...

CHATHAM – For nearly a decade, the housing authority, in partnership with the town, has administered a unique housing program that allows tenants to save half their monthly rent toward a downpayment on a house of their own. Two homes in the program are now available, and a lottery will be held next month to choose new tenants. Under the housing authority's MCI Rental/Housing Savings Program, half of the monthl...

Gas Line Snafu Sets Back W. Chatham Project

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – An error in the installation of natural gas lines will set the Route 28 West Chatham Roadway Project back by at least four months. Gas lines along about 900 feet of roadway, where the two roundabouts are to be built at the intersections of Barn Hill Road and George Ryder Road, were not installed to the required depth. Rather than tear up the existing gas lines and replace them at the correct depth, o...

APCC: Immediate Action Needed For Water Protection

By: Alan Pollock

More than two-thirds of the Cape’s coastal waterways and more than a third of its freshwater ponds are suffering from poor water quality, according to the “State of the Waters” report recently released by the Association to Preserve Cape Cod. But they acknowledge that Lower Cape towns have made important strides toward reducing nutrient pollution, and that it will take time for that work to start showing results....

Wanted: Thanksgiving Turkeys And Trimmings

By: Alan Pollock

Supermarkets will soon be featuring turkeys and the other essentials for Thanksgiving feasts, and local food pantries are asking you to remember them when you’re making your shopping list. The Family Pantry of Cape Cod will be distributing 400 complete turkey dinners for clients to cook at home, with each frozen turkey accompanied by stuffing, potatoes, cranberry sauce and more. Donations of medium-sized froze...

HARWICH – A handful of Monomoy Regional School District parents got a crash course in vaping on Oct. 16, when Kim Slade, a substance abuse prevention manager and vaping expert with the Barnstable County Department of Human Services, offered information on teen vaping that sent any defense of vaporizer use up in smoke. “From 2017 to 2019 we've seen a 135 percent increase in students vaping,” Slade told parents ...

HARWICH – The Tree of Life conference, focused this year on raising awareness about and creating solidarity with Palestinian children, returned to St. Peter's Lutheran Church on Sunday, Oct. 27. The conference took its title this year from a poem by Emily Dickinson, “Will there really be a morning?” which references the practice of the Israeli military waking Palestinian children in the middle of the night and ho...

HARWICH — The proposal by Monomoy Regional High School Junior Lily Daniels-Diehl to revegetate and restore the wildlife habitat in Brooks Park Hollow, damaged by a tornado in July, was greeted with unanimous support by the Recreation and Youth Commission. Daniels-Diehl has developed a comprehensive proposal through her Global Studies Program to revitalize the hollow, which lost dozens of trees when the July 23...