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HARWICH – Approximately 600 children from throughout Cape Cod will experience the thrill of opening presents on Christmas morning thanks to the 31 st edition of the Family Pantry of Cape Cod’s Toy Day event, which took place Sunday at the pantry’s warehouse on Queen Anne Road. The Toy Day event returned to the pantry’s calendar this year after it was canceled last December due to COVID-19. Safety was still a ...

Monomoy Regional School District Superintendent Dr. Scott Carpenter is one of four finalists for the superintendent position in both the Barnstable Public Schools and the Hingham Public Schools. Both communities are expected to name the successful candidate shortly after the holiday break. “There are moments in life when leaving your comfort zone may open the door to tremendous personal growth,” Carpenter wrot...

Board Nixes Recommendation To Stop Outdoor Entertainment HARWICH – In acting on long-awaited findings on alleged noise and liquor license violations against five local establishments, selectmen rejected a recommendation to not issue any outdoor entertainment permits in 2022. However, the board warned that if noise complaints and liquor license violations continue, there could be more severe action. “If t...

HARWICH — The cultural center, which began as a stopgap use for the old Harwich Middle School building, has become an important feature for residents and visitors. Acknowledging that fact, Town Administrator Joseph Powers has proposed creating a full-time director of cultural affairs position to oversee the building and the town’s two soon-to-be-established cultural districts. “We can’t do justice to talking a...

HYANNIS – The Cape Cod Tech boys basketball players are just beginning to feel that feeling they forgot. The Crusaders have been easing into their return to play after missing out on last season entirely once the Mayflower League decided to cancel winter sports a year ago. “We haven’t played in two years,” explained Cape Tech coach Brent Warren. “We didn’t play last year — we had a brand-new gym and we coul...

SOUTH DENNIS – It’s hard for athletes from two schools to come together to build a rapport under the umbrella of a co-op team. It’s even harder when the team finds itself shorthanded for lengthy stretches of play. Penalties proved costly for the Mashpee-Monomoy boys co-op hockey team Thursday afternoon, as Martha’s Vineyard spoiled its home opener at Tony Kent Arena after skating to a 5-1 victory over the Mona...

NORTH EASTHAM – Make your way to the Nauset Regional High School gymnasium some afternoon and you’ll likely stumble upon a flurry of activity. There’s a good chance you’ll bump into one of the Warriors boys or girls basketball teams, the school’s wrestling program or the winter cheerleading squad. While those teams break apart from one another to practice, there’s a different scene happening at the end of the ...

Theater Review: A New Magical, Fanciful 'Alice' At CCTC/HJT

By: Amy Tagliaferri

This holiday season you and your family should take a trip through the looking glass to Wonderland. “Alice: A New Musical for the Holidays” is a fanciful, hilarious, madcap and beautiful celebration of childhood. The Cape Cod Theatre Company/Harwich Junior Theatre undertakes this classic tale with a twist based on Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland” and treats us to theater magic. The play, written by Andrew...

This book, “A Bronx Boy’s Christmas Story: When I Believed in Santa Claus…” comes with a spoiler alert from author Sebastian Mudry of Harwich. If you plan to read the book aloud to someone age seven or under, do not share the book’s subtitle. The subtitle, of course, gives away the spoiler that Santa may not exist. Those seven and under will say, “Well, doesn’t everyone believe in Santa Claus?” Mudry said d...

Our View: A Muted Holiday

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

We all hoped this holiday season would be a return to normal, or at least close to it. Unfortunately, it looks like that won't be the case. With the new Omicron variant looming like a Grinch and COVID surging again – is this the fourth surge? – holiday celebrations are being scaled back or eliminated. Positive cases are higher than this time last year, even though there's a widely available vaccine. Some are c...

Our View: In West Chatham Debate, Beware Of Creeping Politics

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

A recent airing of the planning board’s draft zoning proposal for Route 28 in West Chatham focuses on improving the streetscape. It’s about controlling the size and location of buildings, making the area more attractive to pedestrians, and creating opportunities for affordable housing. It’s not about the airport. Encouraging aircraft safety is a town-wide concern, and it’s one being addressed by the newly u...

Letters To The Editor: Dec. 23, 2021

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

An Existential Threat To Chatham Editor: OK, I understand why Chatham changed the name of the town’s governing body from the sexist “board of selectmen” to the “select board.” After all, the gender of the members of the board is totally irrelevant to their jobs. But why on earth was the name changed to the “select board?” That sounds awfully “elitist” to me. “Well, ‘we are among the select,’ and you are ...

ORLEANS — A consultant has been tapped to help guide the planning board in putting together its economic development strategic plan. Streetsense Consulting began work in late November. The firm was hired through $60,000 authorized through annual town meeting in May, planning board member Chip Bechtold said during the board's Dec. 14 meeting. The plan is designed to help the board, and the town, look far int...

HAC Given Control Of 107 Main Street Property

By: Ryan Bray

ORLEANS - Housing Assistance Corporation has been given control of property at 107 Main St., and the nonprofit also appears on track to secure funding necessary to bring housing to the site. Both the select board and the town's affordable housing trust board voted unanimously Dec. 15 to approve a land disposition agreement with HAC, giving it site control of the 1.3 acre parcel where the former Masonic Lodge c...

ORLEANS – The select board has host community agreements in place for two businesses seeking state licensing to operate retail marijuana businesses in town. But one of the businesses is seeking a separate agreement that would allow it to also manufacture its product. Seaside Joint Ventures, LLC, plans to operate a manufacturing facility out of the same space it will occupy to run retail operations at 14 Lots H...

Mary Verna Whiteley

By: Contributed

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of Mary Verna Whiteley that occurred on September 16, 2021.  Verna was the daughter of W Vernon and Mary G Whiteley (both deceased) and sister to W Thomas Whiteley.  A funeral Mass will be held at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Chatham on December 21 st  at 10AM with burial to follow at Evergreen Cemetery East Harwich. Family and friends are welcome to attend.  ...