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The Monomoy Regional School Committee has rejected an Open Meeting Law complaint filed by a former member alleging that committee members discussed business that was not listed on the agenda of its March 12 meeting. Karen Ryder, who served on the committee from 2015 to 2017, said she plans to file an appeal of the committee's decision with the state Attorney General's Division of Open Government. Ryder alle...

'Harwich Helping Harwich' Is Goal Of New Fund

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Dubbed “Harwich Helping Harwich,” the new Harwich Fund was recently established to help nonprofit organizations address the needs of the community, particularly the impacts of the COVID-19 emergency. “The Harwich Fund anticipates that there will be tremendous needs arising in the Harwich community as our town emerges from the grips of COVID-19 in areas such as health and human services, educational a...

HARWICH/EASTHAM – When it came to holding graduations during the COVID-19 pandemic, area seniors were clear — they’d rather wait or hold a graduates-only event than celebrate virtually. The good news for the Class of 2020 is that each of the area high schools has a graduation plan, and none are virtual. Cape Cod Tech will hold its graduation June 4 at the Wellfleet Drive-In, Monomoy Regional High School will h...

Selectmen Appoint LeBlanc Harwich's New Fire Chief

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Deputy Fire Chief David LeBlanc was appointed Monday night to replace Fire Chief Norman Clarke, Jr. as the new chief. The appointment is contingent upon successful negotiations of a contract with LeBlanc. “This will check the last box for me,” said Clarke, who will retire in July. “I can assure you with this appointment the Harwich Fire Department and the town of Harwich is in great hands. You’ve got...

Cold Brook Plan Could Remove Half Of Watershed Nitrogen

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The town has a schedule for moving forward with the Cold Brook Eco-restoration project in the former cranberry bogs now owned by the Harwich Conservation Trust. The project is part of the nitrogen attenuation effort in phase two of the town’s comprehensive wastewater management plan. Town Engineer Griffin Ryder made a presentation to selectmen Monday night on the status of the project on the 64-ac...

HARWICH – It was a moment Jamie Routhier won’t forget. It was the Monomoy Sharks first basketball overtime against Bourne in the MIAA Div. 3 South playoffs; they were trailing by two with seconds left. Teammate Elijah Beasley fed him the ball, all eyes watching as Routhier leapt, landing on his feet just as the ball went in, the crowd roaring. The irony? Routhier had been off leading up to that game, but the s...

Teacher Appreciation Week took on a whole new meaning this year courtesy of COVID-19, with thanks not only to the educators who continue to support their students remotely, but also to the many parents that have risen to the challenge of distance learning with gusto. Jessica Muldoon of Harwich has four children: Quinn, in fifth grade at Monomoy Regional Middle School, Maeve, in second grade, and twins Rowan an...

Unable, as we currently are, to come together to observe Memorial Day, we pause this week to remember one of our local veterans, the late U.S. Army Col. John Wessmiller of Chatham, whose story of bravery and sacrifice inspired us when we first learned of it years ago. A gentle man — polite, charismatic and of clear thought even in his old age — Col. Wessmiller served the country he loved with distinction. Reprin...

Doing Good

By: Staff Reports and Contributors

Do you know someone who is going above and beyond in this extraordinary time? Let us know! For the next few weeks we'll be highlighting those who do good deeds in our local communities by selflessly helping their neighbors. Drop us an email at editor@capecodchronicle.com if you know of any good deeds you'd like to see exposed. Impact Fund Update The Chatham Coronavirus Impact Fund has provided $43,000 si...

Our View: Safe Space Downtown

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Monday's decision by the Chatham Board of Selectmen to cancel the Fourth of July parade, fireworks and Friday night band concerts was not unexpected; there's just no way social distancing, crowd size and other restrictions likely to remain in place for most of the summer could be complied with during those events. The vote by the board of health, endorsed by selectmen, requiring the wearing of face masks downt...

Our View: One Man, One Vote

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Like his colleagues, Orleans Selectman Cecil Newcomb wasn’t happy when bids to build the downtown sewer collection system and others for the treatment plant/disposal system came in $12 million over estimates. He cast the only vote against putting that sum into a June 20 town meeting article to make up the difference. A second vote was required to put that request on the June 23 ballot for a debt exclusion. Aga...

Letters To The Editor: May 21, 2020

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Know Candidates' Positions Editor: Within the framework of decisions we are all making these days, determining who to vote for for selectman June 23 in the Orleans general election is an exceptionally important task. When you go to vote, educate yourself on the candidates' positions on matters of importance to the well being of the community both in the present and for the preservation of its character and ...

Phyllis L (Bergstrom) Hutchins

By: Contributed

Phyllis L (Bergstrom) Hutchins Of Southbridge, a former long-time resident of Needham, passed on Tuesday May 5 th 2020.  She was preceded by her beloved husband of 58 years, Robert H Hutchins, in 2008 and leaves her four children, Susan H. Detwiler and companion John Jacobs of Southbridge, Jeffrey D. Hutchins and his wife Karen of Medfield, Paul D. Hutchins and his wife Sheila of Brockton and Charles D. Hutch...

Thomas C. Halliday, III, M.D

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Thomas C. Halliday, III, M.D. of Chatham passed away peacefully on May 11, 2020 at Cape Cod Hospital from complications due to COVID-19.  Dr. Halliday was born November 23, 1933 in Bronx, New York to Margaret A. and Thomas C. Halliday, Jr.  He graduated from Evander Childs High School at 16 years old in 1950 and was a 1954 graduate of Bates College, majoring in biology and running for the track team. He went on t...

Walter Tolley Jr.

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Walter Tolley Jr.             Walter Tolley Jr. passed away peacefully at his home on May 7th. He was 93 years old and above all he loved three things: his family, fishing, and telling stories about his family and fishing! Walt was predeceased by his wife of 70 years Yvonne K. Tolley and his grandson, Matthew Tolley. He leaves behind his children:  Bob, and spouse Deena of Yarmouth Port, Ken, and spouse Karen ...

Margaret S. Carson

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Margaret S. Carson, of East Orleans died peacefully in her sleep on May 11, 2020 at The Terraces in Orleans. Peggy was 88.             Margaret Joan Stroker was born in Detroit, Mich. in 1931, the oldest daughter of John P. and Margaret (Magas) Stroker. She was valedictorian of the first high school class to graduate from St. Cyril’s High School in 1949. From there, she attended Providence Hospital School of N...