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Selectmen Extend Lease On Town-owned Bogs

By: William F. Galvin

While Board Debates Bog Policy With ConCom HARWICH — Selectmen have approved a one-year extension on the lease of the town-owned Main Street cranberry bogs to provide the current lease holder time to wind down operations. The leasing of town-owned cranberry bogs has become somewhat of a contentious issue, with selectmen and the conservation commission at odds over how the bogs should be used. Selectmen were...

Selectmen Want To Keep Annual Session Short HARWICH — Selectmen have withdrawn the regional DHY Clean Water Partnership, as well as a number of other articles, from the May annual town meeting warrant to try to keep the meeting as short as possible. With the May 8 session scheduled to be held at the sports field at Monomoy Regional High School, selectmen have made it clear they want a concise and non-contro...

Selectmen Back Regional School Budget

By: William F. Galvin

Discussions Continue On Elementary School Costs HARWICH — After selectmen threatened several times to reject the Monomoy Regional School District FY22 budget, the board voted 4-0 last week to support the $41,561,134 package. The school budget is up $300,000 over the present year, a 0.73 percent increase. However, Harwich’s share is $27,361,049, a $541,002 increase, or 2.02 percent. Chatham's contribution of...

ORLEANS – The Cape Cod Tech-Cape Cod Academy co-op boys hockey team nearly went extinct. After not fielding a team during the 2019-20 season due to a lack of players, the two schools, bonded by their shared mascot, the Crusaders, have returned to the ice during the Fall II season. “I just feel lucky we’re able to have a season this year and lucky to get it in during the March-April window,” said Cape Tech-C...

Nauset Football Drops Season Opener At Falmouth

By: Brad Joyal

FALMOUTH – The chips were stacked against the Nauset football team. The Warriors entered their season opener against Cape and Islands League Atlantic Division rival Falmouth on the heels of a short week of practice after a return to COVID-19 protocols that forced the team to cancel its scheduled Week 1 game against Barnstable, which was also in protocol. Although the team ultimately suffered a 20-7 defeat t...

The late Tom Petty said it best when he sang “The waiting is the hardest part.” For high school spring sports players and coaches throughout Massachusetts, that lyric rings especially true after the 2020 spring sports season was canceled due to COVID-19. “I think I speak for all of the coaches — not only at Monomoy but everywhere — when I say that we’re thankful to have a season, especially after last year,...

Nature Connection: Hello And Goodbye

By: Mary Richmond

Back when Paul McCartney was writing the lyrics, “You say goodbye, but I say hello,” he probably wasn’t thinking about scoters and ospreys, but that was the song that popped into my head as I stood on an empty beach this past week. Calling a beach empty is probably an oxymoron, for even if we can’t see them, thousands, even millions of tiny organisms are doing their jobs. Plants such as beach peas are spreadin...

HCT Hosts Free Webinar On AllTrails App

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

After all this time cooped up inside the house and socially distancing, are you yearning to get outside and explore the springtime landscape? Are you a little bit anxious about the idea of getting lost, or accidentally taking a route that ends up covering a few more miles than you are ready for? Fear no more. On Tuesday, April 6 from 7 to 8 p.m. Harwich Conservation Trust will host a free webinar in which Harw...

Eventide's 'Quakeress' Focuses On First Woman To Earn A Ph.D.

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

Eventide Theatre Company's Virtual Playhouse is back with an original work written and directed by Matthew Senie. “Quakeress” is the story of Helen Magill White, the first American woman to earn a Ph.D. The play explores duty, ambition, and 19th-century conceptions of womanhood and domesticity. Helen is torn between her Quaker upbringing – her ideals of virtue and equality – and the expectations put upon femin...

Letters To The Editor: April 1, 2021

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Elementary School Vs. New Senior Center Editor: I know a new senior center has been before the community for a long time, but the recent idea regarding housing it in part of the elementary school building has great merit. Things to consider: cost savings of probably $5 million, location near downtown and the community center and outdoor activities – very important that seniors would be able to be near an...

Our View: The Irony Of Nature

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

We have a precarious relationship with nature around here. To be sure, it made Cape Cod what it is today, both literally and figuratively; natural processes shaped the Cape – and continue to do so – and nature is also why most of us are here, either calling the place home or stopping by for a short time. Nature hasn't been kind to us lately, however. Specifically, erosion is once again causing significant chan...

Assessing COVID’s Toll On Mental Health

By: Alan Pollock

Over the past year, feeling anxious and depressed has almost become part of the daily routine. But for more and more people, those feelings are getting in the way of day-to-day living. State Senator Julian Cyr, D–Truro, has been fully immersed in the region’s response to the pandemic since the beginning, attending countless meetings and helping to organize the Cape Cod COVID Response Task Force. When the first...

Voters Endorse Nauset High Project

By: Tim Wood

The $131,825,665 renovation and expansion of Nauset Regional High School was approved by all four district towns in a special election Tuesday. Each town approved two separate questions, one authorizing the regional school committee to borrow the cost of the project, the other exempting each town's share from Proposition 2½. “The voters of the Nauset Region have spoken, resoundingly,” Christopher Easley, ch...

Japanese Cuisine Coming To Orleans In May

By: Susanna Graham-Pye

ORLEANS – Orleans has a broad array of dining options likely to suit most any culinary craving. But one thing that’s been missing around here is Japanese cuisine. That will change with the arrival of Ten Yen, mainly a sushi bar but also serving a limited number of ramen bowls each day, according to owner-chef Michael Jacek. “We’re hoping to open in early- to mid-May,” Jacek said, explaining that renovations...

Study: Sharks And Humans Share The Same Shallows

By: Alan Pollock

NORTH CHATHAM — A just-published study led by researcher Megan Winton of the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy concludes that white sharks in local waters spend nearly half of their time in waters 15 feet deep or shallower. The research signals that, while rare, encounters between white sharks and people are a regular possibility. “These sharks are here and they spend a lot of time in shallow water when they ...

The $131 million renovation and expansion of Nauset Regional High School was approved by all four district towns in a special election Tuesday. Each town approved two separate questions, one authorizing the regional school committee to borrow the cost of the project, the other exempting each town's share from Proposition 2½. “The voters of the Nauset Region have spoken, resoundingly,” Christopher Easley, ch...