Brewster News

BREWSTER — The Brewster Chamber of Commerce partnered with town officials Thursday, Aug. 4, to offer tours at the grand opening of Serenity Apartments, a 130-unit, independent living community for residents 55 and up. Located at 873 Harwich Rd., the facility formerly housed Epoch, Wingate and Brewster Manor assisted living. The fully renovated building is adjacent to the Cape Cod Rail Trail. “You really c...

BREWSTER — Captain Edmund Sears was unloading his ship in Boston when he joined an act of protest that would ultimately define a nation. Sears (1712-1796) on Monday became the 100th Massachusetts Bay colonist credited with participating in the Boston Tea Party on Dec. 16, 1773 – an event Royal Governor Thomas Hutchinson called “the boldest stroke yet struck” against the British in the New World. On Monday, ...

Against The Tide Fundraiser Aug. 13

By: Contributed

BREWSTER — Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) will hold its annual Against the Tide athletic fundraising event on Saturday, Aug. 13 at Nickerson State Park. The family-friendly event takes place rain or shine. Additionally, MBCC will host the Against the Tide August Virtual Event through Aug. 13. This event will feature a one-mile recreational and competitive swim, a half-mile recreational swim, certifi...

BREWSTER – Cyclists descend on Cape Cod this weekend for the Pan-Mass Challenge, but next weekend is reserved for Against the Tide, the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition's largest annual fundraiser. Cheryl Osimo, MBCC executive director and outreach coordinator for the Silent Spring Institute, said organizers are expecting hundreds of swimmers, runners and walkers to compete in-person at Nickerson State Pa...

New 132-Unit Serenity Apartments Opens In Brewster

By: Bronwen Walsh

BREWSTER – The Brewster Chamber of Commerce is holding an 11 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony today (Aug. 4) for the grand opening of the final 91 units at the Serenity Apartments at Brewster, a newly revitalized 55-plus independent senior community at 873 Harwich Rd. Adjacent to the Cape Cod Rail Trail, the two-story, 132-unit complex features 400- to 500-square-foot studio or one-bedroom apartments with a f...

Brewster Library Construction Cost Estimates Soar

By: Bronwen Walsh

While Awaiting Word On State Funding BREWSTER – Design and construction plans for enlarging the Brewster Ladies’ Library envision a new, lower-level main entrance, double the circulation space, and a new enclosed outdoor space for children. But the price tag just went way up. Joan Pernice, president of the Brewster Ladies’ Library, on July 25 briefed the select board on where the library’s state grant ap...

BREWSTER – Paula Duguay was inhaling a sandwich between answering phone calls while Larry Gabriel used the electric lift to fine-tune the gears on a new Trek bike Monday. After 33 years and two months of operating Brewster Bike, plus another decade of simultaneously running a second store in Chatham, “we’re so tired right now,” Duguay said. She and Gabriel have sold Brewster Bike and all its inventory to Matt...

BREWSTER – Town Administrator Peter Lombardi estimates that about 25 percent of town residents live on or adjacent to Millstone Road, which transports approximately 4,000 vehicles a day between Routes 6A and 137. “This road is a major cut-through,” said Nicole Bohane, who was out gardening at her Millstone Road house. “I’m in the middle. My family has owned our home for over 30 years. I’m one of the lucky ones”...

BREWSTER – The infield at Stony Brook Field in Brewster was lined by 27 new U.S. citizens on Friday as the Whitecaps hosted the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. They were all there for their naturalization ceremony, the first in the CCBL’s history. The ceremony, which took place before the game between the Brewster Whitecaps and Cotuit Kettleers, was led by Justice of the Barnstable Superior...

BREWSTER – Nauset Public Schools has named Steven Guditus as the new principal of Eddy Elementary School, which serves 209 students in grades 3 to 5. Guditus (pronounced Ga-DI’-tus) has 20 years of professional educational and administrative leadership experience. He was a social studies teacher at Medfield Public Schools; an assistant principal at Westford Public Schools; a principal at Manchester-Essex Regio...

BREWSTER – Hiring a program administrator was the first goal of the Brewster Housing Production Plan approved by the Select Board June 30, 2017. Three weeks later, the town completed that goal by hiring Jill Scalise as housing coordinator. A self-proclaimed “data person,” Scalise is Cape Cod’s lead contact for administering Regional Community Development Block Grant funding for housing rehabilitation and child...

Hundreds Help Revive Brewster Conservation Day

By: Bronwen Walsh

BREWSTER – The Brewster Fire and Rescue’s ladder truck flew a huge U.S. flag under sunny blue skies, luring hundreds of visitors to Conservation Day at Drummer Boy Park last Saturday. This year’s theme was “Our Water Resources: We Are All Part of the Solution.” “I have lived here for 20 years, and I’ve never experienced anything like this!” said Ellen Wendell. “This is wonderful!” Town Administrator Pete...