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Harwich Firefighters Dedicate New 9/11 Memorial

By: Alan Pollock

HARWICH — Even as speakers urged citizens hold in their hearts the acts of bravery and sacrifice that happened on Sept. 11, 18 years ago, Harwich now holds a piece of the World Trade Center. During their annual commemoration last Wednesday, the Harwich Fire Department dedicated a new memorial of the Sept. 11 attack. Installed in front of the fire station, the twin columns of black granite recall the Twin Tower...

HARWICH — The board of selectmen voted unanimously Monday night to nominate a section of Route 28 in West Harwich from the Dennis town line to the west side of the Herring River to the Cape Cod Commission for a District of Critical Planning Concern designation. The selectmen’s nomination came after the planning board last week also voted to pursue a nomination of the district based on a draft nomination applic...

Boat Storage And Food Truck Approved For Route 28 Site

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The planning board has approved a site plan special permit and a use special permit for storage of boats and a mobile food truck at 809 Route 28 in South Harwich. The proposal was put forward by Brain Langelier, trustee of the property. Langelier purchased 809 and 815 Route 28 this past year. The 815 Route 28 property was once the home of a dive training center containing a large indoor pool. The bui...

HARWICH – Holly Evans was ready. After all, she'd been practicing taking a penalty stroke for years. If there were any nerves, they were quickly erased when the referee's whistle sounded, prompting Evans to get low and fire the ball hard, and when it hit its mark, bouncing off the back of the Nauset goal box, Evans, her teammates, and a big crowd of Monomoy fans erupted into excited cheers. The Sharks had defe...

Monomoy Outlasts Cape Tech In 16-6 Overtime Victory

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH – It wasn't pretty, but the Sharks got it done, defeating crosstown rival Cape Cod Tech 16-6 in overtime on Sept. 14 for the football team's first win of the 2019 season. With the game tied at 6-6 as the final whistle blew, Monomoy won the overtime toss, with the Sharks kicking off the two-minute OT quarter on Cape Tech's 20-yard line. As quarterback Noah Concordia fired a pass into the end zone, Elija...

Shark Boys Soccer Plays To 1-1 Tie With Sturgis East

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH – The Monomoy boys varsity soccer team played to a 1-1 Cape and Islands League tie against Sturgis East in their first home game of the season in a game with little spark on Sept. 12. Sam Higgins scored the lone goal for the Sharks at 22:44 in the first half, breaking through a scrum in front of the Storm net. Unfortunately for the home team, East found its way to the scoreboard in the second half, the...

Ten local bands will pitch in to raise money for Hurricane Dorian relief efforts in the Bahamas in a benefit concert slated for Friday, Sept. 27 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Cape Cod Beer in Hyannis. Bands for the Bahamas is being organized by Josh Stewart, who teaches at the Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School and in Nassau; Steve and Sarah Swain—whose band Sarah Swain and the Oh Boys will play at the benefit—and Noel...

Think of a box. Any box will do: a beautiful jewel box, a commuter train, a cardboard moving crate, even the kind of box they use to bury people. Now think outside the box. That’s what a troupe of about two dozen dancers of all ages will be doing on the evenings of Sept. 19, 20, and 21 at the Cape Cod Theatre Company, home of the Harwich Junior Theatre. A statement from the Movimento Project promises that t...

Review: Legendary Actors Clash In WHAT's 'Orson's Shadow'

By: Ellen Petry Whalen

To say Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater’s “Orson’s Shadow” is well acted is an understatement. The show’s noteworthy actors have the monumental task of convincingly portraying some theatrical greats from the stage and silver screen, which they deftly achieve, creating an absolute tour de force. WHAT’s choice of “Orson’s Shadow” was very purposeful, as the drama revolves around putting on the absurdist dram...

Letters To The Editor: Sept. 19, 2019

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Airport Plan Threat To Town Editor: Believing that my home-seeking-and-buying experience is representative of some other Chatham homeowners, I am writing to express great dismay at the intentions of the airport commission to carry out a master plan of extensive expansion that will create safety risks and negatively affect quality of life. After several years of considering numerous coastal towns and looking...

Our View: A DCPC Well Worth Pursuing

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Harwich officials made the right move in nominating the section of Route 28 in West Harwich known as Captains' Row to the Cape Cod Commission as a District of Critical Planning Concern. Given the development pressure that is creeping into this area, a DCPC designation can't come too soon. The neighborhood, from the Denis town line to the west bank of the Herring River, contains a dense grouping of well-preserv...

Andrew Buckley: The Call Of The Wind

By: Andrew Buckley

It’s a big boat. Feels like a big boat. Twenty-eight feet and I’m still testing its limits. A couple weeks back, the weather being ideal and the tides right, I was able to take the Chris-Craft out with some friends for the afternoon. After making it over the hump, where low water can be as low as two feet (for a vessel that draws two and a half feet of water) at the bend of the Oyster River, the world opened u...

Business: Jewelry Maker Finds Niche With Memorial Glass Beads

By: Elizabeth Van Wye

Business ideas come from many places and in many forms. And every once in a while, someone comes up with an idea that takes us by surprise and then...aha, of course! That was the case for Vangie Collins, owner of VC Lampwork Memorial Glass Beads, who makes cremation jewelry. Collins, a native New Yorker, has always considered herself a crafty person, traveling to craft fairs and making jewelry, including neckl...

'Celebrate Our Waters' Turns 10 This Weekend

By: Alan Pollock

ORLEANS — If you haven’t had a chance to get out on the water this summer, or even if you have, you won’t want to miss the 10th annual Celebrate Our Waters weekend. It’s a series of fun events for families and individuals, and it’s a strategy by the Orleans Pond Coalition to build public involvement in initiatives that protect the town’s watersheds, estuaries, ponds and lakes. The public is invited to help kic...

Riding Along With Lt. Higgins On His Last Patrol

By: Ed Maroney

ORLEANS — In the early 1980s, Police Lt. Kevin Higgins wore a different uniform. Clad in a lab coat, worn to protect the computers, he worked the midnight shift at Cape Cod Bank and Trust's data processing center. A colleague's husband, a state trooper at the Yarmouth barracks, would drop in for a coffee break. “He kept saying computers are the coming thing in police work,” Higgins recalled. Finally, he acce...

Public Reaction Mixed To Pay As You Throw Proposal

By: Ed Maroney

ORLEANS — If you missed last week's standing-room-only presentation on Pay As You Throw (PAYT) trash disposal and single-stream recycling—and you have the patience to sit through a few variance requests first—the conversation continues today (Sept. 19) after 2 p.m. at the board of health's meeting. The board joined the selectmen Sept. 10 for a public information session on switching to PAYT, which involves b...