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By all projections, and based on the crowds seen already this week, it’s going to be a very busy summer at local beaches. While not all Cape towns have fared as well, local beach managers say they’re glad to have filled out their roster of lifeguards for the coming season. “We have a full crew. Unfortunately, there’s a few who just aren’t here yet,” Chatham Parks and Recreation Director Dan Tobin said Tuesday....

CHATHAM – While growing up in Maine, Rick Nye never made it as far south as Cape Cod; the Maine coast was a much closer vacation spot. “Any farther south was just too crowded,” he said. He got his first introduction to the region a few weeks ago, when he began working as the new manager at the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge. Nye comes to Monomoy by way of the Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge, a 965-...

Summer’s The Time For ‘Helping Neighbors’

By: Alan Pollock

When it comes to summer food on Cape Cod, it’s all about cookouts, lobster rolls and soft-serve ice cream. But for lots of year-round residents, summer’s just another season in the struggle to put nutritious food on the table. “Some of our summer folks might not know it, but the high cost of living means that lots of local families need extra help making ends meet,” Cape Cod Chronicle Publisher Henry C. Hyora ...

Planning Board Declines To Endorse Hall’s Path Plan

By: William F. Galvin

conditions and decided if the plan is a subdivision or meets the standards for approval by right. “How it got that way is a different pill to swallow,” he said. “There are allegations it was done improperly.” Singer said the road existed before the town instituted zoning and subdivision control laws. Court cases have ruled that a road “does not have to be perfect access, it’s access,” he said. Planning B...

Jeffrey Handler Announces Candidacy For Harwich Selectman

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — “I want to be part of something where I can give of myself and make a difference,” Jeffery Handler said of his decision to run for an unexpired term on the board of selectmen. A special election is being held Sept. 21 to fill the seat created with the passing in April of Selectman Stephen Ford. Handler was the first candidate to take out nomination papers. West Harwich resident Mark Kelleher, an aqua...

HARWICH — Harwich has produced some great artists over the years, but none quite as renowned as the Father of American Bird Carving, Elmer Crowell, or the first Master Painter of Cape Cod, Charles D. Cahoon. The Harwich Historical Society is bringing the works of these two talents together this summer in its new exhibit “A Tale of Two Artists.” The two Harwich men were born around the same time and passed thro...

Selectmen Striving For Harmony In Harwich Port

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Residents and town officials are in harmony about one thing: music has helped grow business in Harwich Port. But it was also clear during Monday night's board of selectmen's meeting that there also needs to be a better balance. The town’s ad hoc noise containment committee presented its long awaited report to selectmen, and the board also received praise from an attorney retained by private citize...

HARWICH — Town Administrator Joseph Powers told selectmen Monday night reports that Harwich is withdrawing from the Dennis-Harwich-Yarmouth Clean Water Partnership are completely inaccurate. Powers was referring to a section of the draft minutes from a June 18 meeting of the DHY partnership working group where the status the proposed three-town regional wastewater treatment plant in Dennis was discussed. A ...

BUZZARDS BAY – The Chatham Anglers were one out away from achieving a feat no other Cape Cod Baseball League team has been able to accomplish this summer: defeating the Bourne Braves. Chatham overcame an early deficit Monday night to garner a one-run lead in the top of the fifth inning and preserved it until the final out of the bottom of the ninth. That’s when Bourne pinch-hitter Braylen Wimmer (South Carolin...

Kevin Curtin grew up in a baseball family. His grandfather, Barney, pitched at Boston College and then coached Somerville High School for 17 years. His Somerville teams won four Eastern Mass. championships and three state titles during his tenure. Then there was Curtin’s dad, Jim, one of the most successful high school coaches the state has ever seen. He coached Burlington High School for 52 years, and his tea...

ABINGTON – Even in defeat, the fifth-seeded Monomoy Regional High School softball team left Abington with heads held high after suffering a 7-2 loss to fourth-seeded Abington on June 23 in the Division 3 South sectional quarterfinals. There were plenty of reasons for the Sharks to be proud of their season, most notably the way they dominated the Cape and Islands League with such a young roster. Although the te...

A Cappella Groups Return To Summer Concert Schedule

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

The long pandemic silence has finally broken, and members of two local a capella groups are so excited about it they're raising their voices in song. Hy annis Sound, an all-male professional a cappella group comprised of 10 college-aged men from around the country, and Cape Harmony, an all-female a cappella group of 10 talented young women from across the nation, have both announced their return to a week...

Steve Cass’ trust in Sony dates back to his high school days, when he was involved with his school’s television program. When it came time for Monomoy Regional High School’s TV and digital media department to upgrade its equipment, Cass, who serves as a digital media/TV production teacher and oversees MRHS-TV, knew what brand to rely on. “I was lucky enough to have a TV program similar to what the students hav...

Our View: Applause, Applause

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

The early modernist painter Marc Chagall said, “Great art picks up where nature ends.” Last year, when nature in the form of the COVID-19 pandemic put an end to social gatherings and in-person events and left many of us isolated in our homes, great art picked up in a big way. And we are grateful it did. As everyday necessities vanished from store shelves and people blew the dust off their sewing machines and lear...

Letters to the Editor, July 1

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Keep Town Meeting Open Editor: Several members of the Chatham Select Board (SB), at their post-town meeting discussion, blamed the several big losses they suffered on the fact that they were not given the opportunity to speak long enough or frequently enough. They blamed the moderator and “misinformed voters.” This is disheartening. This is the same board, minus Cory Metters, who voted to eliminate meaningf...

Russ Allen: Welcome Back

By: Russ Allen

Welcome back to Harwich! Whether as a tourist, vacationer, or casual visitor, perhaps someone unable to come here last summer due to COVID-19 restrictions, you are welcome as things reopen and a new summertime normal emerges. If you were here during the summer of 2020, you know that many activities and offerings were suspended or restricted. The Cape League Baseball season, outdoor concerts and craft fairs wer...