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Peter Luddy Remembered For His Community Service

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — By all accounts, Peter Luddy was a man of community. He stood out under his pink ball cap. He loved Harwich and its people. Mr. Luddy, 66, who served as a selectman for seven years, passed away at home on Friday. Mr. Luddy moved to Harwich from Waterbury, Conn. in 1989. He established his painting business and shortly thereafter opened a paint and decorating shop. He was a gregarious character always...

Historic Schoolhouse Undergoes Emergency Repairs

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Emergency repairs have been made to the roof of the historic West Harwich Schoolhouse, which has been vacant for more than two decades, during which the town has wrestled with what to do with the 1871 building. Selectmen Chairman Larry Ballantine said he received an email from former selectman Peter Hughes who had been at the former schoolhouse and noticed holes in the roof. Hughes recommended the to...

Two Forums Scheduled For Proposed 100-Unit Development

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Opposition is building to the 100-unit apartment development proposed on 12 acres off Route 137 in East Harwich. There is a petition circulating seeking to block the development and at least one member of the board of selectmen is speaking out against the project. Selectmen this week agreed to hold a public forum next Monday on the proposed development based on the mounting opposition. A presentation...

Selectmen To Advertise For Assistant Town Administrator

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Selectmen approved an extension of Interim Assistant Town Administrator Robert Lawton’s contract last week through Dec. 31, and also took steps to fill the position on a more permanent basis. Lawton’s agreement with the town had expired, and selectmen last week approved the new agreement, post-dated to Oct. 1. Interim Town Administrator Joseph Powers said the town of Yarmouth is also looking for an i...

HARWICH – After a scoreless draw against Sturgis West the previous evening, and still without a win in the season, the Monomoy boys varsity soccer team faced a tough task on Oct. 15 — non-league, Division Two opponent Sandwich. Despite the challenge and early offensive pressure from the Blue Knights, Monomoy captured its first win, 1-0, behind a first-quarter goal from eighth-grader Ryan Laramee and another st...

Pandemic Forces Monomoy Culinary Arts Program To Get Creative

By: Elizabeth Van Wye

If you walk the bike trail past Monomoy High School on a school day, you might see high school students out in the school's garden, hard at work and practicing the basics of grilling. With the pandemic forcing adjustment in many school activities, Caroline Freitas, the school's culinary arts and nutrition teacher, has come up with an ingenious way of advancing her hands-on curriculum in a safe outdoor environme...

ETC's Virtual Playhouse Premieres 'Impossible?'

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

On Saturday, Oct. 24 at 4 p.m. Eventide Theatre Company's Virtual Playhouse will present the regional premiere of Lee Roscoe's timely satire about the rise of tyranny in the United States, “Impossible?” This free, livestreamed event will take place on Eventide's Facebook page, facebook.com/eventidetheatrecompany. “Impossible?” focuses on a group of friends in a small New England town and how their lives are affec...

Letters to the Editor, Oct. 22

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Time With Sharks Well Spent  Editor: A big Shark thank you to Detective Brackett of the Harwich Police Department! Detective Brackett was kind enough to have a Zoom meeting with me that also included students in my seminar classes at Monomoy High School.  He answered students' questions about policing, about the problems our country has seen this year in policing, and about our local police departments' rel...

John Whelan: The Age Of Wonder

By: John Whelan

“Just a closer walk with thee, Grant it, Jesus, is my plea, Daily walking close to thee. Let it be, dear Lord, let it be.”   We live in the age of wonder with so many resources as close as our computer. In this case I am referring to all that is available to us on YouTube. A great number of my musical favorites have died and most of the rest are no longer able to perform at the level they once coul...

Forest And Lyons For County Commission

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

We've editorialized in the past about our belief that Barnstable County Commission incumbent Ron Beaty should not be returned to office. We haven't changed our tune; we want to reiterate, two weeks before election day, that the county commission race is the most important local contest on the Nov. 3 ballot, and removing Beaty is critical for the continued function of county government on Cape Cod. Of the four ...

Solution In Suspension For Uncle Harvey’s Pond

By: Ed Maroney

ORLEANS — On Nov. 4, the select board hopes to clear up a somewhat murky situation regarding polluted Uncle Harvey’s Pond. After hearing clarifications of a couple of points, they may be ready to have Town Administrator John Kelly file a Notice of Intent (NOI) with the conservation commission to review a remediation project to use an aluminum sulfate treatment that will reduce phosphorous in the pond. Althou...

ORLEANS — The expectation remains that the owners of the Governor Prence Inn will sign a letter of interest allowing the town to explore potential reuses of the hilltop site, including housing. An update in executive session was on the select board’s agenda last night (Oct. 21). As attorneys hammer out final details of the letter that could lead to an agreement for the town to purchase the property (with vot...

ORLEANS — Only one of the Nauset Regional School District’s seven schools increased its enrollment over last year’s, according to an Oct. 1 enrollment report reviewed by the Nauset Regional School Committee Oct. 8. Eastham Elementary’s gain of two students came as the other four elementary schools showed drops of 35 (Brewster’s Eddy), 24 (Orleans), 11 (Brewster’s Stony Brook), and three (Wellfleet). The midd...

Frances Louise Slavin Szmit

By: Contributed

Frances Louise Slavin Szmit August 14, 1939 – October 7, 2020     Spofford, New Hampshire – Frances Louise Slavin Szmit passed away peacefully on Oct. 7, 2020 after a brief but courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, to John Slavin and Margaret (Carpenter) Slavin, Frances grew up in the Lowell-Chelmsford area and attended Notre Dame Academy in Tyngsboro. On May 2...

Greg Meier

By: Contributed

Where is Poppa? ask my grandchildren, Adam and Stella, now that my husband and their grandfather, Greg Meier, has passed away. I tell them he isn’t gone, he’s still with us in our hearts, in our memories, and in the love he gave us.      In the house, I see the chair he sat in, the kitchen where he cooked big dinners, the yard and trees he loved so much. I see the sofa where he liked to lie with his head in my l...