Harwich News

HARWICH – Every graduating class is unique. Each group of seniors has its own collection of students who excel in the classroom, on the field, stage or in their own respective area of interest. Each class has its own inside jokes; the students share happy memories and even some sad ones, too. Cape Cod Tech Regional High School’s class of 2021 will always hold the exclusive distinction of being the first class ...

Prepstr Goods' Pride Shirts Benefit Monomoy GSA

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

June is Pride month, and to celebrate, a pair of Harwich Port business owners have decided to support the Monomoy Regional High School Gender-Sexuality Alliance (GSA) by sharing the profits from sales of their colorful Pride T-shirts and tank tops with the club. Six dollars from the sale of each shirt, featuring Prepstr Goods' signature sailboat image with a bright rainbow-colored sail, will be donated to the ...

HARWICH — There was much dissatisfaction among town meeting attendees in May when an article seeking to purchase a segment of the Hinckley’s Pond Water Preservation Project land was postponed. But the Harwich Conservation Trust is now planning to move forward with the acquisition on its own. Harwich Conservation Trust Executive Director Michael Lach said on Monday that the trust will be seeking the necessary f...

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 ...

HARWICH — If a high school education aims to prepare young adults for life’s uncertainties, the 2021 class of Monomoy Regional High School was well schooled indeed. Armed with strength forged in a pandemic, 115 new graduates turned their tassels Sunday and marched toward adulthood. Under bright sunshine on the school’s turf field, graduates and guests sat in chairs arranged to provide social distancing and wat...

HARWICH — Following high-profile noise complaints from indoor and outdoor music and gatherings during the several years, selectmen are sending a clear message that the town’s noise bylaw will be strictly enforced this summer. Outdoor entertainment at establishments in the commercial district in Harwich Port has caused conflicts in the compact residential neighborhoods surrounding the village. Noise complaints ...

HARWICH —The Dennis-Harwich-Yarmouth Clean Waters Partnership continues to be a top priority, say selectmen, but building a tri-town wastewater treatment plant in Dennis needs a lot more discussion. Town Administrator Joseph Powers told the board last week that he received notice from Yarmouth Selectman Chairman Mark Forest about the three towns getting back together to continue discussions on the partnership....

HARWICH — The selectmen have voted to hold hearings on alleged liquor license violations at the Seal Pub and Cafe and the Wychmere Harbor Club. Town Administrator Joseph Powers will serve as the hearing officer. One alleged violation at the Seal Pub relates to people sitting around the bar at 1:32 a.m. on May 21, after the town's 1:15 closing provision. Officer John Larivee and Sgt. Amy Walinski contacted on-d...

HARWICH — Fire Chief David LeBlanc has been sworn in as the director of the Barnstable County District Fire Chiefs Association of Massachusetts. He was also re-elected to the executive board of the Barnstable County Fire Chiefs Association. “This is a recognition not only for Dave, but for the fire department in total,” Selectmen Chairman Larry Ballantine said. “It shows how well respected the department is on...

Harwich To Return To Separate Recycling June 15

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — For the past 14 months, residents have been engaged in single-stream recycling at the town’s transfer station, but that is about to change. DPW Director Lincoln Hooper announced that as of June 15 the town will once again require that recyclables be sorted separately. Hooper said that with the COVID-19 pandemic, towns were directed to transition to the single-stream collection of recyclables to reduc...

Harwich Organizations Planning Return Of Festive Events

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — There is a sense of normalcy returning to the community as pandemic threats diminish and local organizations begin planning to bring back traditional events, including the Harwich Cranberry Festival crafts fairs and concerts this summer and arts and music festival and hometown parade in September. The Harwich Cranberry Festival committee has met and is planning “a full range of activities” this summe...