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Harwich Weighs Revisions To Wastewater Management Plan

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The town’s comprehensive wastewater management plan will be five years old in a couple of weeks, and during that time the road map for addressing nitrogen pollution in surrounding marine waters has taken a few detours. Among them was the higher-than-expected cost of sewering sections of East Harwich. The opportunity to move away from building a town treatment plant at the former landfill site and joi...

Harwich Selectmen Prepared To Turn Down School Budget

By: William F. Galvin

If Chatham Doesn't Take On Elementary Costs HARWICH — As financial chasm between Chatham and Harwich in the Monomoy Regional School District budget increases, selectmen on Monday night agreed to send a strong message to their counterparts in Chatham that action is needed this year to address the “subsidy” Harwich is paying under the regional agreement. Otherwise, selectmen made it clear they are prepared to...

Monomoy Girls Open Tournament With Statement Win

By: Brad Joyal

HARWICH – Monomoy Regional High School first-year girls basketball coach Bill O’Connell recognizes his team has been presented with many challenges this year, and he understands some of those challenges are unavoidable given the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic. The coach has come to learn that Monday isn’t always his players’ best day of the week as they return to the floor following an off-day on Sunday. The...

Nauset Boys Bounce Back In Postseason Opener

By: Brad Joyal

NORTH EASTHAM—The Nauset Regional High School boys basketball team couldn’t have felt any more dejected leaving the gymnasium Friday night. Nothing went right for the Warriors, who ended the regular season with a 64-42 loss against a Sandwich squad that may prove to be the best team Cape Cod has to offer this year. “Tonight was a just a night where nothing was falling and we were just scrambling and running...

Nature Connection: Thinking About Adaptations

By: Mary Richmond

A year ago, back when the idea of global isolation due to a pandemic was still just the stuff of sci-fi, or so we thought, most of us weren’t too concerned with having to constantly adapt to new situations. And then, March 2020 came along and changed everything. Most of us have had to adapt to all sorts of things we couldn’t have imagined. As time goes on, some of those adaptations have become our norm. Watchi...

Lecturer Details Fate Of Tankers Involved In Famous 1952 Rescue

By: Elizabeth Van Wye

Sixty-nine years later, to the day, more than 80 people tuned in online to hear the story of the Feb. 18, 1952 loss of the tankers Pendleton and Fort Mercer off the coast of Chatham. The session was sponsored by the Chatham historic preservation group Protect our Past (POP). Joseph Smith, an author and professor of humanities at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, was on hand to recount what happened on that stormy...

Venues Plan To Continue Virtual Offerings Post Pandemic

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

As we approach the anniversary of COVID-19's arrival on Cape Cod and the beginning of its devastating effect on local businesses and gathering places, the inventive ways that arts venues adapted to health and safety protocols remain impressive. Do any of them intend to keep a remote component even when in-person gathering gets the green light? Determined to continue offering access to films, performances, exhibi...

John Whelan: Here Comes The Sun

By: John Whelan

“Little darling, I feel the ice is finally melting Little darling, it seems like years since it’s been clear Here comes the sun Here comes the sun, and I say It’s all right”  During the 10-plus years I hosted an oldies rock and roll radio program on WOMR-FM, I never played a Beatles song. My friends know that somehow the great music of John Lennon and Paul McCartney never excited me. It sounds incongruous that...

Letters to the Editor, Feb. 25

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

New Answers On Monomoy Theatre Editor: The Monomoy Theatre saga continues. The buyers, summer residents, told the community that they were involved with restoring historical theaters and returning them to use. They proposed year-round activity for the arts.  What it looks like is just another real estate developer trying to maximize his profit. I think it would have been appropriate for them to have star...

Our View: The Zoomies

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

A new puppy entered the household last fall and with her came a new term: “the zoomies.” That's when the dog gets so excited and energized that it runs back and forth in a frenzy. It's a bit startling at first, but you get used to it after a while and accept it as a necessary way to discharge excess energy. In a sense, we've all had the zoomies for much of the past year, though technically we should call it th...

Monomoy School News

By: Tim Wood

Preschool 'Community Friend' Screenings and Registration   On Wednesday and Thursday, March 17 and 18, the Monomoy Regional School District will hold preschool screenings for families who would like to enroll their 3- or 4-year-old child as a “community friend” in the Monomoy Integrated Preschool program for the 2021-2022 school year. The Monomoy Integrated Preschool supports children with disabilities and wh...

ORLEANS — With site plan approval in hand, Pennrose, LLC, which plans to build 62 affordable housing units at the former Cape Cod 5 operations center on West Road, is moving toward a March 17 review by the zoning board of appeals. Proceeding under a “friendly” Chapter 40B zoning procedure, the developer has been reaching out to various town boards and the community for comments on its proposal, and the zonin...

Enterprise Funds To Reveal True Costs Of Services

By: Ed Maroney

ORLEANS — Town meeting will see a different budget approval process this May. Services such as the transfer station and beaches will be presented as separate, mostly self-funding enterprise funds outside the annual operating budget. The new approach is intended to show the true costs of the operations, including indirect costs, and the amount of subsidy needed from property taxes as the funds transition to full...

Nature Connection: Winter Wonders

By: Mary Richmond

There’s a Carolina wren hollering outside my window on this bright, sunny but freezing cold morning. For such small birds they sure make a lot of noise. Cardinals have been starting to call and a few chickadees have been trying out their “fee-beeeee” songs, usually reserved for later in the year. The sun and the light seem to be making everyone feel a little giddy, in spite of the frigid temperatures. It may be o...

Thomas Kromer Myers

By: Contributed

Thomas Kromer Myers, a long-time summer resident of Chatham, passed away January 2, 2021 in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Tom was born in Pasadena on June 9, 1932, to Norval and Elizabeth Myers, joining big brother David Myers. He spent his first years in California, most notably in Oleum, California, where his father was the local oil refinery manager. In 1941, the family moved to Short Hills, New Jers...