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CHATHAM — As they do most years, in March, town officials asked residents to conserve water ahead of the busy summer season. Last week, their polite request became a mandate. Effective immediately, the select board has implemented a set of mandatory water restrictions that require outdoor watering to take place on odd or even calendar days, based on a property’s street number, with watering limited to an inc...

Starting Saturday, the state is no longer requiring fully vaccinated people to wear masks indoors. Gone will be restaurant capacity limits, caps on the size of indoor and outdoor gatherings, and most other regulations related to the pandemic. “It’s nearly time to exhale,” said State Sen. Julian Cyr, D–Truro, speaking last week on behalf of the Cape Cod COVID-19 Task Force. “Just in time for the Memorial D...

HARWICH — Richard Houston enjoys marathons. This year will mark his 26 th in a row Boston Marathon, his 33 rd overall. And he’s about to cross the finish line on his longest run as the Monomoy Regional High School history teacher retires at the end of the school year after 43 years in education. Over those years his accomplishments have been well recognized. Houston was named the Gilder Lehman Massach...

James G. Marceline Arboretum Has Grand Opening

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The warm temperatures and sunshine made a perfect day for the grand opening of the James G. Marceline Arboretum in Island Pond Cemetery last Friday. The 25-acre site is the first on Cape Cod to be accredited by the ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program. The arboretum honors the late James G. Marceline, a highly respected citizen of the community, veteran known for being kind, generous and always the...

New Habitat Homes Honor Housing Advocate Bob Murray

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The walls that will support roofs over the heads of six families are scheduled to rise in the next month at Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod's Murray Lane development in West Harwich. On Monday Habitat introduced the six families who, with sweat equity, will be living in the homes. The gratitude for Habitat's efforts was palpable during the project kick-off meeting. “It’s a dream for us, is this r...

HARWICH — The owners of the Chloe’s Path subdivision off Sisson Road are proposing to build 96 housing units on 8.14 acres to the rear of the town’s public safety facilities. Landowners Peter Donovan and Gary Terry and their consultants want to engage in a preliminary discussion with the selectmen about the scope of the project, the regulatory process and community outreach, said Attorney Andrew Singer. The...

HARWICH CENTER — Town officials continued this week to make adjustments to the Winter Shared Streets and Shape program designed to provide pedestrian and vehicle safety measures and accommodate outside dining space. There has been a lot of back and forth over the proposed temporary improvements funded through a Massachusetts Department of Transportation grant designed to ease pressures created by the COVID-19 ...

HARWICH — The conservation commission approved the addition of bay scallops to the Kelpeher Farms kelp-growing operation in Nantucket Sound. “We’re petitioning to use the kelp line for propagation of bay scallops,” Mark Kelleher told the commission last Wednesday. Kelleher and his business partner Paul Wittenstein have been growing kelp on a 250-foot line eight-tenths of a mile off Pleasant Street Beach in ...

HARWICH – Even though she’s only in eighth grade, Alana Lojko knew there was a good chance she would have the opportunity to pitch for Monomoy Regional High School’s varsity softball team this spring. She just had no idea she would pitch in every game. “I thought I would get breaks some games,” said Lojko. “I didn’t necessarily expect to pitch every single inning.” The right-handed pitcher from Dennis Po...

Dave Whiteside was many things. A passionate fan of motorcycles, music and the beach. A former basketball star turned coach. And a loving father to his son Cameron and his daughter Carly. Although Whiteside died unexpectedly in late 2019 after dealing with complications of pneumonia, his legacy will live on through the Dave Whiteside Scholarship, which was recently awarded to its inaugural recipients, Makayla ...

CHATHAM — If you’re among the many who didn’t get a chance last season to see the exhibits at the Atwood Museum, Home of the Chatham Historical Society (CHS), the good news is that you will have another chance to see them this season. “We’re still here,” says Executive Director Kevin Wright. “We understand that a lot of people weren’t able to get to the museum last year.” And even if you did see the exhibit...

Welcoming The Softness Of Spring

By: Mary Richmond

The winter landscape is fading away. The stark grays and blacks of leafless trees and shrubs are now covered with soft greens, whites, and various shades of peach, gold, and pink. Bare branches now flutter with soft petals and colorful birds move between them like flecks of confetti against a cerulean blue sky. The beige and gray grasses of the salt marshes have given way to the new greens of this year’s growt...

WHAT Returns With In-Person Summer season

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater (WHAT) is back with a concise summer season, presented under the stars starting June 30. After a year without in-person performances, live theater returns on a new garden stage situated in front of the theater and in the Larry Phillips Performance Pavilion. The season starts off with an epic high seas tale, “Shipwrecked! An Entertainment, The Amazing Adv entures of Louis de Rou...

Otis Russell of Chatham, well-known locally after 45 years in the hospitality business, has just published his first book for “edgy children,” “Sammy Finds a Home” (Wicked Whale Publishing, 2021). The 49-page hardcover combines Russell’s words with the gorgeous illustrations of award-winning artist Barbara Harmon. Harmon has made a name for herself as a biological and medical illustrator. She lives in Orleans ...

By every estimate, the summer of 2021 will be a busy one for the Cape. Rental bookings are way up, with many families coming for longer periods of time than ever before. Retailers, restaurateurs and owners of businesses in other sectors are ready to welcome an onslaught of visitors with a pent-up appetite for fun. As Memorial Day signals the unofficial start of summer, to you, our summer visitors, we off...

Letters To The Editor: May 27, 2021

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Let's Have A Parade! Editor: With Gov. Baker lifting all COVID-19 restrictions, let’s push Chatham to open up July 4th and have the parade. Bring the community together, help small businesses, bring families together. It would truly be a special day if we can make this happen! Let’s have a parade! Bill Underwood New York, N.Y.   Summer Beach Services Update Editor: Dear Summer Beach Worshi...