Harwich News

Hall’s Path Disruptions Draw An Apology From Owners

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Neighbors are protesting tree clearing and road improvements along a rugged section of Halls Path, activities that brought cease and desist orders from the town and a public apology from attorney Andrew Singer on behalf of owner Paul R. O’Connell. The town blocked passage along the public way, where a five-lot subdivision is being sought on a more than eight-acre parcel under agreement to be sold to ...

HARWICH — The affordable housing trust was scheduled Tuesday night to go before the planning board for endorsement of a plan combining three lots into a 4.1-acre parcel along Pleasant Lake Avenue (Route 124) across from the park and ride lot near the Route 6 interchange. While the Estate of James G. Marceline and the Elizabeth M. Marceline Trust are current owners of the land on Pleasant Lake Avenue, the estat...

Snack Shack Lease Terminated, Selectmen Order Up Options

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Selectmen on Monday night terminated Dockside Seafood Shack's lease on the restaurant facilities at Saquatucket Harbor and ordered the town administrator to come up with a menu of options to get the eatery back up and running. The restaurant facility ran into choppy waters with the recent passing of leaseholder Joseph Griffiths. There were issues with the transition provisions in the lease and there ...

Monomoy Students Propose Solar Canopy At High School

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Monomoy Regional High School students are reaching out to town officials once again with a project designed to improve the environment. Selectmen last Monday heard a presentation from eighth grader Sophia Cohrs on behalf of her class that calls for the creation of solar canopies in parking lots at the regional high school. The canopies would provide shade for vehicles, create solar energy and reduce ...

Harwich Town Engineer Becomes Brewster’s DPW Director

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — “It’s bittersweet,” Town Engineer Griffin Ryder said last week as he left Harwich to take a new job as department of public works director in Brewster. While Ryder said he has enjoyed working in Harwich, the move to department of public works director is a natural progression. “This was a great opportunity and it’s hard to say no,” Ryder said of being hired to replace Patrick Ellis, the Brewster D...

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 ...