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This is the second in a series of stories on the ongoing housing crisis. Like most towns, Chatham's shellfish regulations require that commercial permit holders reside in town. So what happens when someone who depends on that permit for their livelihood loses their home and can't find another place to live in town? A lot of couch surfing, said Shellfish Constable Renee Gagne. Or people simply move out of ...

CHATHAM – Wondering what the inside of the First Congregational Church of Chatham looks like now that the scaffolding is down and construction is done? The Chronicle got an early inside peek last week and can report the project has resulted in a beautifully refurbished and welcoming 190-year-old building that is now fully accessible to anyone who enters its doors. Founded in 1720, the Church marked its 300t...

CHATHAM – Whether the town moves forward with building a new dock in Stage Harbor for the Coast Guard depends largely on how the federal agency responds to concerns about a shift in the type of vessels stationed here. The select board deferred a decision last week on adding docking space for the Coast Guard at town-owned Old Mill Boatyard, referring the plan to the town's waterways committees for input. But...

HARWICH — Voter turnout was low, but Mary E. Anderson garnered more than enough support to claim a seat on the board of selectmen in Tuesday’s election. The former executive director of The Family Pantry of Cape Cod received 1,140 votes to challenger Jesse M. Gallante’s 264 votes. “I’m quite happy and looking forward to representing the people of Harwich. The people who voted for me and the people who didn’t. ...

HARWICH — Road crews started work Monday reconfiguring parking and crosswalks in Harwich Center as part of a $142,000 state grant designed to boost business in the village. But the project doesn’t appear to have strong support from those businesses. Several business owners and residents say they were not apprised of changes that would take place along Main Street and they continue to have no voice in the shapi...

Harwich Channel Dredging Draws Interest For Excess Sand

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Cape Cod is a sand deposit, and for some shorefront property owners, sand is also a worthy investment, particularly in the age of climate change. That was evident when the town of Harwich opened bids this week for the purchase of sand to be recovered from two dredge projects. Within the week the county dredge will start removing sand from Allen Harbor channel, then on to Saquatucket Harbor channel, c...

Selectmen Approve The Port’s Entertainment License

By: William F. Galvin

Suspension Invoked For COVID-19 Violations  HARWICH — After much sound and fury, selectmen granted a seasonal entertainment license to The Port Restaurant and Bar. But the board also issued a suspension of operations to the restaurant for three days in August for two violations of state-mandated COVID-19 guidelines. The hearing process has been long and arduous for the restaurant, with selectmen issuing the...

NORTH EASTHAM – The good times keep on rolling for the Nauset Regional High School baseball team. After getting off to a quick start in last Friday’s victory over Barnstable, Nauset needed to find a new way to stay unbeaten during Monday’s home test against St. John Paul II. The visiting Lions garnered three separate leads, though the Warriors managed to overcome them all. In the end, Nauset hung on for a 1...

HARWICH – A few people were waiting outside the Monomoy Regional High School gymnasium Friday afternoon when one suddenly announced, “Nikki should be coming from track practice any moment.” Despite the fact Nikki Awalt is competing for the Monomoy girls track team this spring, she’ll be playing a different sport at the collegiate level this time next year. Awalt, a senior from Harwich, celebrated her decisi...

CCTC/HJT Unveils In-Person 70th Anniversary Summer Season

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

The announcement that Cape Cod Theatre Company/HJT lovers have been waiting for about live summer in-person performances is finally here. Get ready to mark your calendar, because we now have official dates and shows to look forward to. CCTC/HJT's 70th anniversary summer season will include four family shows on the new outdoor CCTC/HJT stage (under construction), sponsored by the Bilezikian Family Foundation, w...

CHATHAMPORT – What was it like to retire to Cape Cod in the mid 1660s? That was a question that archeologist Craig Chartier asked himself while overseeing excavations over the past five years at the homesite of Chatham founder William Nickerson and his wife Anne. More than two dozen people turned out recently for the Protect Our Past virtual Speakers Series presentation by Chartier, focused on what was learned...

Our View: A Breath Of Fresh Air

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

What are you looking forward to? For us, it’s interviewing people face-to-face. Asking people to smile for a photo – and being able to see it without a mask. And relaxing our relentless coverage of COVID-19, which has been uninterrupted for the past 15 months. We can’t wait for a good office party, too, so we can enjoy the company of our coworkers. But that’s us. What are you looking forward to when the sta...

Letters To The Editor: May 20, 2021

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Find Alternative Takeout Containers Editor: I'm writing to ask local restaurants and take-out places to consider the containers they use for takeout and leftovers. It is now a driving force behind my choices of where to go when I want to bring food home and I'd like to encourage other consumers to consider the same. Throughout the pandemic, my husband and I have been committed to supporting local restau...

After two generations and a nearly 72-year run in business, the Schluter-Gould family has sold Chatham Motor Service to a former employee, Ryan Hansen. “The stars aligned and it was a perfect fit,” says Don Gould. The name of Hansen’s new business is Enhanced Automotive and Fabrication, Inc. Hansen’s first job while a senior at Cape Cod Regional Technical High School, from which he graduated in 2006, was...

ORLEANS — Something more than a plain-vanilla roundabout is in the works for the intersection of routes 28 and 39 with Quanset Road in South Orleans. When members of the Orleans Improvement Association heard that the vexing confluence of multiple roads was going to be enhanced, they saw an opportunity to further their mission to “preserve and enhance the physical character of Orleans,” OIA board member Nancy J...

ORLEANS — There was some confusion of terms last week as the Eastham and Orleans select boards talked over their arrangements regarding the proposed dredging of Nauset Estuary. Was the draft document memorializing those thoughts a memorandum of agreement or a memorandum of understanding? “Understanding” came a lot closer to capturing the situation. At the Eastham board’s May 3 meeting, its vice chair Aimee Eck...