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Selectmen Approve ARPA Funds For Great Sand Lakes System

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH – The town will be using more than $600,000 of its American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds for final design plans, speciation, and to obtain construction cost estimates for the Great Sand Lakes sewer collection system. The board Monday night approved the use of $616,255 in the ARPA funds distributed by Barnstable County for design of approximately four miles of gravity, low pressure, force main pipeline,...

MassDOT Seeking Local Input On School Sidewalk Project

By: William F. Galvin

Virtual Hearing Scheduled For Sept. 13 HARWICH – It has been more than three years since the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) announced that the Harwich Elementary School would be getting sidewalk improvements through the Safe Routes To School Program. The state agency is now looking for design input on the project. MassDOT has scheduled a virtual public information meeting t...

HARWICH – Rob Sliney is ready to make his mark on Monomoy football. Although the Brewster native and 2009 Nauset graduate has served as an assistant coach for the Sharks under Larry Souza in recent years, Sliney is excited to take over the reins of the program and make some adjustments that he hopes will help take Monomoy to new heights. It starts on the offensive side of the ball. “The offense is comple...

NORTH EASTHAM – Jesse Peno is a familiar face for the Nauset football program. The 1999 Nauset graduate was a freshman when the school introduced football in 1995 and was one of the first four-year players to go through the program. After playing four years at Assumption College in Worcester, Peno returned to Nauset and coached his former team as an assistant, most recently under Mike Sherman and Bruce Strunk,...

HARWICH – The Cape Cod Tech football program is entering the fall with one goal in mind: compete. The Rams want to compete at every practice, compete in every game and, they hope, eventually compete for a vocational state title at the end of the season. “I think it’s a favorable schedule for us,” coach Chris Leonard said after Saturday’s practice. “We have some challenges there but we’re looking to be in th...

HARWICH – “This is our time together that we treasure,” Natalie Coleman-Fuller said after she and her older sister, Allison Coleman, were crowned the Orleans Yacht Club’s Daysailer club champions following three first-place finishes Sunday at Town Cove. “We sail any race that we can together and it’s just a way that we stay connected and also talk about plans for our families,” Coleman-Fuller added. “So, it’s ...

Athlete Of The Week: Ronald Timm

By: Brad Joyal

HARWICH – Ronald Timm doesn’t want to waste the opportunity. After competing for the Cape Tech football team the past three years, Timm, a senior from Centerville, said it’s starting to hit him that this will be his last season playing for the Rams. “Yesterday at practice I was like, ‘This is my last first day’ and was thinking about it,” said Timm, who plays wide receiver and cornerback for Tech. “It’s ver...

CHATHAM – Sour cream and onion crickets and Mexican spiced mealworms. Those were the two items on the menu at the community center Aug. 16. In “Edible Insects, an Introduction to Entomophagy,” Barnstable County Entomologist for Larry Dapsis took the attendees on an unusual journey, explaining everything there is to know about eating bugs.  The presentation started with a bang, as Dapsis informed everyone th...

The Chatham Orpheum Theater, in the nine years since its revival, has been a space for local and local-adjacent filmmakers to show their completed projects. Such screenings are often made into events, bringing in a wide range of interest and attendees from across the Cape. Jay Craven, a Vermont-based filmmaker and film professor, has benefited from the theater’s community orientation more than once. His films ...

An infamous pirate, a witch, forbidden love and more all occurred on Cape Cod in the early 18 th century as portrayed in the world premiere of “From The Heart Of The Wreck” at Brewster’s Cape Rep Theatre. Around the time Chatham was established over 300 hundred years ago, a pirate ship wrecked off the coast of Wellfleet after sailing through the Chatham fog into a violent nor’easter. After hearing the story o...

It’s traditional to applaud the set when the curtain rises on a play. It’s rare, though, for the set to be applauded several times. Yet that’s just what happened at the opening night of Agatha Christie’s classic “Murder on the Orient Express” at The Cape Playhouse in Dennis, where it will run through Aug. 27. Scenic designer Chen-Wei Liao treated a full house of masked theatergoers to absolutely beautiful i...

Our View: Stuck Over Senior Center

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Chatham's search for a place to build a new senior center is stuck. The latest assessment released last week shows that building a new facility at the Stony Hill Road location of the current senior center is fraught with problems, from a lack of space for parking to the high cost. Adding on to the community center to accommodate some council on aging programs means more cost, bifurcated programming and potential ...

Letters To The Editor: Aug. 25, 2022

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Appreciates Theater, Film Coverage Editor: The Aug. 11 edition of The Chronicle had really terrific coverage of the arts with more movie and theater reviews than I can remember in one edition. This was such a joy to see so much coverage of the arts, and this is the month when we have so much available. First, there was the review of a 2014 move, “Detours,” by James Cole, who apparently is a friend of the...

ORLEANS – Every morning, Bill Wibel walks Kent's Point. In doing so, the Keziah's Lane resident said he's noticed what he calls "a changing ecology," and not for the better. "We own this," he said of the town's waterways during a public workshop Monday to discuss a possible prohibition on the use of fertilizers in town. "We can change it, or we can watch it die." There was little debate Monday over the role...

ORLEANS – Can a "pay as you throw" program help further recycling efforts and curb the amount of solid waste coming through the town's transfer station? The select board hopes so, but board of health members have their doubts. The two boards will have a joint meeting Sept. 15 to discuss pay as you throw, which encourages recycling and aims to reduce solid waste disposal by charging people according to how much...

Mandatory Water Restrictions Adopted In Orleans

By: Ryan Bray

ORLEANS – On the heels of the state's reclassification of the Cape's drought status, the board of water sewer commissioners voted Aug. 17 to adopt mandatory restrictions governing outdoor watering until at least late September. Only hand-held and drip irrigation will be allowed through Sept. 21, the board voted. Watering will be allowed between the hours of 5 p.m. and 9 a.m. On Aug. 13, the state department...