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Harwich Gets Presentation On Sewer Pump Station Locations

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — One of the first steps in adjustments that are being made to the town’s comprehensive wastewater management plan is developing a system of pump stations to manage the flow of effluent to a treatment facility. Selectmen on Monday night received a detailed presentation from Russ Kleekamp of consultant GHD, the engineering firm hired to conduct a computer-aided design for the town’s sewer system, showin...

HARWICH – During the pandemic lockdown, some people learned a new skill, such as playing a musical instrument; others baked or took on home improvement projects. The Schuyler family made a feature film. Shot entirely in their South Harwich home with the four family members acting as cast and crew, “Red River Road” will be featured at the Provincetown Film Festival Saturday and will be making the film festival ...

Cape League Opens ’21 Season This Weekend

By: Brad Joyal

The wait is down to the last couple days. For the first time since Aug. 9, 2019, when the Cotuit Kettleers defeated the Harwich Mariners 10-3 to capture the Cape Cod Baseball League title, the top collegiate summer baseball league in the nation will return this weekend after the 2020 season was canceled due to COVID-19. There will be a full slate of opening day games on Sunday, with all 10 of the league’s team...

SOUTH YARMOUTH—Baseball dreams run deep for some kids on Cape Cod. Growing up watching future big-league ballplayers shine in the Cape Cod Baseball League, it’s easy for young boys to envision themselves running onto their local Cape League diamond to play the game they love in front of their families and friends. Kurt Thomas is no different. He has those same baseball dreams. Thomas first began imagining w...

SOUTH DENNIS – It isn’t always easy for new teammates to come together, especially when even the players who are familiar with each other haven’t played together for a couple years. Despite missing their 2020 season due to COVID-19, the Monomoy Regional High School boys tennis team benefited from the strong team chemistry the squad developed this spring. Although the Sharks dropped their final match of the sea...

Nature Connection: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

By: Mary Richmond

With a nod to the old 1966 movie and theme song that were ubiquitous in a time long ago and far away, this phrase has popped into my head more than a few times this past week. Nature is tough, man. It sure has its good, but there’s plenty of what we may think of as bad and ugly, too, like the dead baby bunny left on my sidewalk yesterday by one of the neighborhood feral cats. Wild animals, birds, and plants...

The Crafty Chics celebrated their 15th anniversary during a luncheon on Harding’s Beach last week. About 25 of the roughly 75 members basked in the sun on a windy 68-degree morning to make plaster-of-Paris sandcastles, share their latest projects, swap craft supplies, enjoy a catered lunch and just, well, be together in person after over a year of meeting mainly via Zoom during the pandemic. “I have to dres...

Cape Cod Baseball League At The Center Of New Novel

By: Debra Lawless

Just in time for the opening of the Cape Cod Baseball League on June 20, Orleans summer resident Kristin Waring has published her first novel, “On the Mound.” “I am and always have been a Red Sox fan,” Waring recalled in an email interview from her home in Houston last week. “I would always ask to attend a game at Fenway for my birthday in late June with my father, who taught me so much about baseball and foot...

Bluebirds Of Happiness

By: Susanna Graham-Pye

I read a thought-provoking quote recently in a Brain Pickings’ article on hummingbirds. Author/publisher Maria Popova wrote: “...[W]hat we call magic is the eternal instinct of the human mind to mistake the boundaries of its understanding for the boundaries of reality.” I’m a firm believer in magic – ask anyone who knows me. I find connections in most everything I do. I have a complicated theory about the inte...

Our View: No Senior Center Solution

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

The failure of the Chatham senior center proposal to win the two-thirds votes necessary to pass at Saturday's annual town meeting was disappointing, but in many ways not surprising. The process of finding a place for a new senior center has been fraught with controversy for years, since even before town-property on Middle Road was chosen back in 2019. Town meeting also rejected that proposal, with many decryin...

Letters To The Editor: June 17, 2021

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Cape Cod Deserves Better Editor: I am sending many kudos to Mary Richmond for the pre-summer wake-up call. Her “Broken Connections” is a feisty reminder that despite progress and artificial accomplishments, nature is in charge and that nature dwarfs all human achievement. She raises legitimate concerns that affect all of us and our surroundings. It’s evident that plastic containers, lawn pesticides, beac...

A nonprofit agency and three local businesses won recognition and awards last week for their outstanding work and innovative business practices during the coronavirus pandemic year. The Lower Cape Outreach Council in Orleans was named the nonprofit of the year during the 28th annual SCORE Small Business Awards forum on June 10. (A Zoom meeting took the place of SCORE’s annual breakfast.) In addition, Consignin...

ORLEANS — B\Well Holdings filed a complaint in Barnstable Superior Court Monday accusing the select board of committing legal errors or acting arbitrarily and capriciously in not inviting the company to negotiate a host community agreement to open a retail marijuana establishment. Although B\Well achieved the second-highest ranking from the select board on a matrix of criteria regarding the two available lic...

ORLEANS — Perhaps by the end of the decade, Crystal Lake’s name will no longer be ironic. “Crystal used to be so unbelievably clear,” marine and freshwater quality committee chair Judy Scanlon told the select board last week. “As young teenagers, we’d throw a rock into the deepest waters and retrieve it. You did not need masks to find it.” But 21 years of scientific measurement “show a significant trend i...

ORLEANS — Reaching out comes naturally to MaryEllen Reed: to Orleans Elementary students who need their school nurse’s medical care, to colleagues trying to respond to a worldwide pandemic, to staff and parents seeking reassurance – even, via an unexpected handshake, to welcome a reporter interviewing the Nauset District’s nurse leader. “I kind of stumbled into school nursing,” Reed said last week. “I had a ...

CHATHAM – The proposal to build an $8.3 million senior center at 1610 Main St. failed to muster the two-thirds vote necessary to pass at Saturday's annual town meeting. Discussions about affordable housing dominated most of Saturday's session. Voters approved several measures designed to help boost both affordable and attainable housing in town, including a so-called “mansion” tax on home sales of more than $2...