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CHATHAM – The fact that a short-term rental bylaw proposal went down to defeat at last week's Orleans special town meeting didn't deter the select board from continuing to move toward creating a similar measure in Chatham. Last week the board moved ahead with establishing a short-term rental bylaw working group, creating a 13-member panel that will consider a bylaw for possible action at next May's annual town...

HARWICH – It has been a dream of local farmer Leo Cakounes to use the town ’s 33.6-acre Main Street cranberry bog property as an agricultural education center for Cape Cod Regional Technical High School. While progress has been slow, selectmen Monday gave extra time for the town, Cakounes and the tech school to work toward the goal. Cakounes held the lease on the town-owned bog for 20 years, farming cran...

TIP Program To Fund Three Harwich Projects In 2024

By: William F. Galvin

Saquatucket To Harwich Port Sidewalk Included HARWICH – T h e f ederal fiscal year 2024 promises to be an active one for road construction projects in town. The Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) has released its five-year transportation improvement plan (TIP) for Cape towns, and it includes three Harwich projects scheduled for 2024. Harwich projects total more than $10 million, which wi...

Health Board To Revisit Fertilizer Regs

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH – The board of health will be seeking public input on whether to support the creation of a bylaw that would ban fertilizer use on residential lots. Nearly a year ago, the health board rescinded a fertilizer control regulation it had approved when informed by town counsel Amy Kwesell of K. P. Law that state law prohibits communities from regulating the application of fertilizers. The authorit...

Lauzon Challenges Cyr For Cape And Islands Senate Seat

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Among the local races on the Nov. 8 election ballot is the contest the Cape and Islands state senate seat between incumbent Julian Cyr of Truro and political newcomer Christopher Lauzon of Marstons Mills. We sent questions to the candidates on issues of particular concern to local residents, and their answers are printed below. Early voting continues through Nov. 4. Name: Julian Cyr Age : 36 Residenc...

HARWICH – It all started during the week of practice leading up to the game. Following back-to-back road losses at Bourne and Holbrook, the Monomoy football team approached the last week of practice with a renewed sense of energy, commitment and focus. It paid off in a big way Friday night, when the team pulled away from Upper Cape Tech for a 28-8 victory in front of a festive homecoming crowd in Harwich. T...

BOURNE – The Cape Cod Tech girls volleyball team is hardly one-dimensional. The Crusaders have a plethora of strong servers and are capable of remaining steady when a match requires them to trade volleys for an extended period of time. Perhaps most importantly, the squad has the focus and hand-eye coordination that is necessary to stick with the ball and make plays when a volley breaks down into a scattered me...

NORTH EASTHAM – After playing shorthanded for much of the fall, the Nauset boys soccer team is finally feeling whole just in time for the state tournament. Sunday’s 5-0 victory over Nantucket demonstrated just how dominant the team can be when it is playing with a full roster, as the team improved to 12-2-1 after senior captain Nate Watring recorded a hat trick and goalkeeper Chase Lemieux, another senior, pit...

Athlete Of The Week: Quinn Connors

By: Brad Joyal

HARWICH – When the Monomoy football team needed a spark, junior Quinn Connors answered the call. And when the Sharks needed a big play to seal the deal, Connors delivered in the clutch. Connors played a key role in Monomoy’s 28-8 non-league victory over Upper Cape Tech on Friday night as he caught a 50-yard touchdown pass to open the scoring before sealing the win late in the fourth quarter with an interceptio...

Chatham Orpheum Theater Throws A Spooky Celebration

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

          Spooky season is upon us, and if you’re searching for a fun evening out with a costume contest, great food, and a digitally remastered horror classic that’s never looked better, the Chatham Orpheum is your Halloween party destination this Saturday, Oct. 29.           The fun will begin at 8 p.m. with a reception in the Orpheum’s haunted lobby. Put together your best zombie costume, and you just ...

As I stood on the beach the other day, a huge flock of double crested cormorants flew over the water in a long, long skein heading south. They were silent but the small flock of snow buntings that recently arrived from farther north was not. One of the dune rabbits, which I swear is twice the size of a normal cottontail rabbit, sat under a prickly rosa rugosa, smugly chewing on some leaves, getting even fatter an...

Our View: County Commission And State Senate

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

The Nov. 8 mid-term election is heavy on state-wide races, but includes several of local interest. This week we offer endorsements on two of those contests. Barnstable County Commission The contest for a seat on the Barnstable County Commission between challenger Ronald Beaty and incumbent Ronald Bergstrom is a classic liberal-conservative battle. Although partisan politics plays only a limited role at th...

Letters to the Editor, Oct. 27

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Fishing Column Fan Editor: The recent article, “How Chatham Became a Fishing Center,” by Bill Amaru, was outstanding in every way. It was very informative, thorough, educational, and engaging, and I learned a lot. This caliber of writing is rare and so appreciated. I’m looking forward to more. Thanks, Bill! Donna Ricciuti-Faucher Dennis   License Question Benefits All Editor: The law in Massach...

ORLEANS – After 13 months of work, the town's Governor Prence planning committee has concluded that the 5.5-acre property should be used for housing. Now the question is how to make it a reality. The committee presented its final report to the select board Oct. 19, recommending that the former motel site be used to accommodate a variety of housing types, mostly affordable rental units but also workforce housin...

ORLEANS – Town meeting voters last week narrowly passed an article seeking permission to petition the state legislature to craft local legislation prohibiting the use of fertilizers. But speaking for the finance committee, Constance Kremer said the matter shouldn't have been before voters at all. While Kremer said the committee shared in the town's concern about protecting the town's waterways, she said the ar...

Holly Berry Bazaar Returns After COVID Hiatus

By: Ryan Bray

ORLEANS – It's been four years since the Orleans branch of the Cape Cod Hospital Auxiliary has hosted its biannual Holly Berry Bazaar, but the group is ready to get back into the holiday spirit. Everything from jewelry and woodcrafts to baked goods, jams, gift baskets and hand-knit scarves and clothing will be on sale Nov. 12 at Nauset Regional Middle School, where the auxiliary will host this year's bazaar fr...