Letters To The Editor: May 12, 2022

Letters to the editor.

Monomoy After Prom Thanks Community Supporters


The Monomoy Regional High School After Prom Committee wants to thank the many businesses, organizations, and individuals that contributed to a successful After Prom event for the MRHS Class of 2022. This event allowed students to continue celebrating in a safe manner following their senior prom on April 14.
Many thanks to the following for donating food, prizes, and/or financial support to this event: Atlantic White Shark Conservancy; Boston Red Sox; Brax Landing; Dairy Queen; Daniel Brown; Buoys On Main; Cape Cod Five; Cape Roots Market; Cape Shark; Carmine’s; Castaway’s; Chapman Funerals & Cremation; Chatham Candy Manor; Chatham Fire Assoc.; Chatham Orpheum; Chatham Penny Candy; Chatham Perk; Chatham Police Assoc.; Chatham Village Bakery, Chatham Village Market; Chatham Works; Clark Engineering; Atty. William Crowell; Dave’s Garage; Derbyfield Kennel; Dunkin’ Donuts; Ember; Exit Merch; Family Pantry; Jack Farrell; Freedom Ferry; George’s Pizza; Grand Slam Bumper Boats; Harwich Children's Fund; Harwich Fire Assoc.; Harwich Police Assoc.; Harwich Recreation; Harwichport Golf; Patrick Hawe; Henry T Crosby & Son; Hyannis Honda; Hyora Publications; Jay’s Equipment; J.W. Dubis & Sons; Kacergis Fishing Corp.; Keurig/Dr. Pepper; Lanyard Restaurant; Lower Cape Dental; Marion’s Pie Shop; McGrath Post & Beam; Milley Trucking; Mom and Pops; New England Gardens; New England Pizza; Newbury Street Hair Salon; Nickerson Funeral Home; North Chatham Outfitters; Panera; Pate’s Restaurant; Pilgrim Congregational; Pine Acres Real Estate; Pizza Shark; Robert B. Our Co.; Rory’s; Sativa; Schoolhouse Ice Cream; Scribano's; Seal Café; Shoreline Pools; David and Elizabeth Smith; Snow and Thomson Insurance; Solis; St. Martin’s Lodge Chatham; Stello Construction; Stop and Shop; Subway; Sweet Izzy; Sweet Tomatoes Chatham; Terry's TV and Appliance; Ulta Beauty; Whiteley Plumbing; and Yankee Ingenuity.

We also want to thank the many parent volunteers (too many to name!) who helped plan, set up, and clean up the event, Kathy Currie for her decorating help, and of course all of the chaperones – which included many parents as well as a number of community members, including an impressive contingent from the Chatham Fire Department! Special thanks to Carolyn Carey, Emily Mitchell, and the Harwich Community Center staff for their help hosting the event.
Seeing our community come together for our students is truly heartwarming, and very much appreciated.
Monomoy Regional High School After Prom Committee


Time For Electric Vehicles


The following letter was sent to members of the Harwich Board of Selectmen and Energy Committee:

I would like to bring to your attention that after learning that the town will be replacing several of its vehicles at the town meeting, it seems to me this is the right time to start replacing them with electric ones.

The advantages are:

  • Gas savings. It would help to calculate the town gas budget of all vehicles. Moreover, there are practically no maintenance requirements.
  • It would aid the town to comply with its green community goals.
  • It would make the town greener. Jeff Bezos from Amazon is going electric with his truck flotilla, so why not Harwich also?

Jacqueline Pentz-Greene
The writer is a member of the Harwich Energy Committee.


A Few Musings


Oxford English Dictionary: Forest, an extensive tract of land covered with trees and underbrush. A few trees on a small piece of land is not a forest.
If you do not like living near an airport and you move near an airport, perhaps what you need is counseling.

Allan Brooks


Successful Game Day Fundraisers


Two Game Days were held recently at the community center as fundraisers for the Chatham-Harwich Branch of the Cape Cod Hospital Auxiliary. The Auxiliary raises funds as part of their pledge to the hospital to support the oncology floors in the Davenport-Mugar Cancer Center.

The branch extends its thanks to the following individuals and businesses who contributed raffle prizes for the events: Peggy Crespo, Leslie Gillis, June Herold, and Mary Parsons, Artful Hand, Artis Winery, Chatham Home, If the Shoe Fits, Lilly Pulitzer, Mark August, Sundance, The Chatham Squire, Tale of the Cod, White Marlie, and Yankee Ingenuity.

Chatham-Harwich Cape Cod Hospital Auxiliary