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Pelham House Owners Purchase Commodore Inn

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH – The Commodore Inn adjacent to the Earle Road Beach parking lot has been sold to the owners of the Pelham House Resort in Dennis. Selectmen on Jan. 18 approved the transfer of the seasonal all alcohol liquor license from 30 Earle Road, LLC to Pelham on Earle Operating LLC, which listed John McCarthy as manager. The sale of the Commodore Inn to the new owners took place on Dec. 6. The prop...

Selectmen Back ARPA Funds For Health Dept.

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH – As town officials discuss ways to expend the $1.27 million Harwich will receive from the federal American Rescue Plan Act, selectmen are increasingly recognizing the need to supplement health department staffing. Health Department Director Dr. Katie O’Neill sent a memo to selectmen and Town Administrator Joseph Powers two weeks ago describing the strain the pandemic is placing on her understaffed dep...

SANDWICH – It’s hard enough being a high school wrestler when everything is going your way. Between training sessions and maintaining your desired weight, the journey leading up to each match provides a grueling test of stamina and mental fitness. With all of the hard work required to prepare, it can feel like a bit more than a gut punch when matches get canceled, a common occurrence as the sport that requires...

HARWICH – While the measure of a team’s success can often be traced to the scoreboard and standings, Cape Cod Tech girls basketball coach Chris Leonard is keenly aware of what his team is up against this winter. After missing out on last season completely due to COVID-19, the Crusaders are still making strides to return to full strength, a difficult but rewarding journey for a team comprised of mostly first-ye...

The dust has cleared and the starting points have been set. On Friday, Massachusetts high school basketball and hockey teams learned where they stand in terms of seeding for the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association’s winter statewide postseason tournament, a new format the state introduced in the fall, when the MIAA released the first edition of its weekly power rankings for the winter season. ...

Nature Connection: The Kids Are Alright

By: Mary Richmond

There’s a tendency today among some older people to roll their eyes and talk about the young people today as if they were aliens, just glued to screens, indifferent to the real world around them. It’s true that kids today have screens and they, like pretty much everyone else, are attentive to them in ways our own younger selves would have found hard to imagine. They also are well informed, quick witted, involved ...

Letters To The Editor: Jan. 27, 2022

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Re: Take Action In New Year Editor: ReThink, ReFurbish, ReBuild, ReFuse, ReDuce, ReUse, RePurpose, RePair. Or Rot. When it comes to plastic there is no ReCycle. What are you doing for the New Year? Patrick Otton East Harwich    Tobin Went To Bat For A's Editor: I would like to take this time to first congratulate Dan Tobin on his retirement after 37 years with the Chatham Parks and R...

Our View: A Not Unexpected Conflict

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

What happens when too much development impinges on the natural environment? Conflicts develop. We've seen this in the abstract with the controversy over the open space off Middle Road in Chatham. Taking just a small part of it to build affordable housing prompted a backlash from residents who want to see the land remain undeveloped, despite the deep housing crisis the town and region are experiencing. Peopl...

ORLEANS – Is it a boat, or is it a sign? The zoning board of appeals on Feb. 2 will again take up the status of the boat out in front of Atlantic Workshop, even though the business' owner already won an appeal of an order calling for its removal in 2020. Scott Feen, who owns and runs the business out of his home at 94 Main St., is appealing a letter he received in November from the town's building commissio...

ORLEANS – If the town wants to move ahead with dredging the Nauset Estuary, some important questions need addressing. Questions include the location of the town boundary in the project area separating Orleans from Eastham, and can the boundary be moved? Town Counsel Michael Ford summarized for the select board Jan. 19 where things stand regarding the boundary as it relates to plans to follow through on the dre...

Orleans Due State, County ARPA Funds

By: Ryan Bray

ORLEANS – Between state and federal COVID-19 funding and anticipated revenue from two recreational marijuana shops due to open in town, more money is coming to Orleans. But town officials need more guidance on how to spend it. The select board on Jan. 19 had a preliminary discussion on what the town can expect from state and county COVID-19 relief funding and tried to get a sense of how that money can and cann...

ORLEANS – Town officials want to have all of the information they need in place if and when the time comes to demolish the existing Governor Prence Inn buildings. The select board and the affordable housing trust board, which together co-own the 5.5-acre property on Route 6A, voted during a joint meeting Jan. 18 to begin the process of undertaking site reconstruction and a topological survey, funding for which...

NORTH EASTHAM – The energy and excitement was reminiscent of what you would expect during the final moments of a tense sporting event in a school gymnasium rather than the usually quiet confines of the library. For four days spread across two weeks, Nauset Regional High School’s library served as a battlefield, as the school welcomed Dennis-Yarmouth and Falmouth High School students to compete in the Cape Cod ...

Duck Hunters Rescued From Frigid Waters Off Scatteree

By: Staff Reports

CHATHAM – Four duck hunters and their dog were rescued Tuesday afternoon when their boat overturned and dumped them in the frigid waters off Scatteree town landing. All four of the men were unharmed, and after being brought to the fish pier and warming up in ambulances, declined further treatment. It was the second day in a row the fire department received a call for a duck hunting boat in distress. And on ...

Frederick Howard Connelly, Jr

By: Contributed

Frederick Howard Connelly, Jr. died after a long illness on January 15, 2022, about 3 weeks shy of his 83rd birthday.  Fred was born the eldest of four siblings in Attleboro to Frederick H. Connelly, Sr. and Marie (McNally) Connelly.  He attended the Coyle High School in Taunton, and he graduated at the top of his class from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in 1963, where he was a member ...