Harwich News

Historical Society Welcomes New Exec

By: Alan Pollock

New Harwich Historical Society Executive Director Janet Cassidy has impressive credentials, but to judge her passion for history, here's what you need to know: when she moved to town about a year and a half ago, she made a bee-line for the local cemetery. “I felt like I was coming home,” she quipped. That's because Cassidy came to Cape Cod from Putnam County, N.Y., where she was president of the Patterson Histo...

MacAskill And Kavanagh Winners In Harwich Election

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Voters returned incumbent Selectman Michael D. MacAskill to a three-year term on the board and elected a new member, Julie E. Kavanagh, to a three-year term in Tuesday's annual election, which saw an extremely thin turnout with only 1,566 voters going to the polls. MacAskill was the big winner with 997 votes. Kavanagh received 789 votes, just 100 more than incumbent Linda Cebula. This will be MacAski...