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Special Meeting Seeks To Reallocate School Funds

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH – The reallocation of more than $900,000 in school funds from the Monomoy Regional School District and Cape Cod Regional Technical High School budgets are the chief items on the docket for the Sept. 26 special town meeting.  The special meeting contains six articles to date.   Following the approval of an amendment to Monomoy Regional School District agreement approved by the state Department of Ele...

Celebrating 275 Years At Congregational Church Of Harwich

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH – There was a lot of foot traffic on the front lawn of the First Congregational Church of Harwich last weekend as the church celebrated its 275th anniversary. The celebration, one of several planned this year, included music by the Harwich Town Band, a strawberry social dance, a luncheon and plenty of entertainment for kids.    The church's anniversary committee put together events from June thro...

BREWSTER – Brewster Whitecaps manager Jamie Shevchik wasn’t in a rush to get out of town, one indication that he was pleased with the effort his players gave throughout the summer. Although Shevchik won’t be crossing the canal with another Cape League championship trophy, Brewster’s skipper said he was able to enjoy the summer he had with the Whitecaps, who repeated as East Division championships before fallin...

Many big league ballplayers hope to make it to Cooperstown, N.Y. The quaint village in central New York is home to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, making it a coveted landing spot for many baseball players with hopes of becoming immortalized as one of the sport’s all-time greats. The Cape Cod Sharks 12-and-under baseball team recently made its own trek to Cooperstown. Although the Sharks visited the Hall o...

Perfect Weather Makes Brew Run One To Remember

By: Brendan Samson

BREWSTER – It’s not every day that a 5.2-mile road race ends with an ice cold beer, but on Saturday at the 43rd annual Brew Run, that is how many of the runners celebrated finishing. The Brew Run, which starts at The Woodshed in Brewster and finishes right down the road on Route 6A, attracts runners from all around New England and beyond to compete and enjoy the community it forms. This year, the community ...

Athlete Of The Week: Ben Szuhaj

By: Brad Joyal

BREWSTER – A handful of years have passed since Ben Szuhaj made his mark competing for the Dartmouth College cross country and track and field teams, but the Pennsylvania native now living in Washington, D.C. still felt at home in his return to New England. The 2019 Dartmouth graduate captured Saturday’s Brew Run title after completing the 5.2-mile road race in 26 minutes, 32 seconds. “I just started back t...

'From the Heart Of The Wreck' Premieres On Cape Rep Stage

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

      A pirate. A witch. A shipwreck. A love story. What more could anyone possibly want?       How about all of that and more in a world premiere on the Cape Rep stage?       “From the Heart of the Wreck,” conceived and written by Cape Rep's Nick Nudler and Kirsten Peacock, explores the fascinating local tale, part history and part folklore, of 18 th century English sailor turned notorious pirate Samuel “B...

51st Festival Of The Arts Opens Friday

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

      It’s festival time again!       The Creative Arts Center’s 51st annual Festival of the Arts will take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 19 through 21, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Chatham’s Chase Park. This year’s festival will feature 110 juried local and national artisans and craftspeople displaying fine art, pottery, photography, jewelry and uniquely crafted creations of fabric, metal, stone, ...

Nature Connection: Waste Not, Want Not

By: Mary Richmond

Back in the day the adage “waste not, want not” was a common saying. Mostly we heard it from our grandparents who had lived through the Depression, but our parents mostly embraced it as well. In my home, as well as those of most of my friends, wasting something or throwing away something that could still be used was frowned upon, if not deserving of punishment. It was a time of using all our dinner leftovers, ...

Our View: Residential Tax Exemption Deserves Attention

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

The highlight of last week's summer town meeting, sponsored by the town's summer residents advisory committee, was a report on the group's opposition to the residential tax exemption. Allowed as a local option under state law, the exemption gives a community the option to lower property taxes for year-round residents. As the summer residents' presentation noted, this shifts a portion of the tax burden onto non-re...

Our View: Time Running Out For ‘Neighbors’

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

You’ve heard the one about the man who fell off a tall building? Each floor he passed by, he was heard saying, “so far, so good.” Well, that’s how it’s been with this year’s summertime Helping Neighbors campaign to benefit the Family Pantry of Cape Cod. Generous donations have been coming in steadily, making the most of dollar-for-dollar matching grants. So far, so good. But with the campaign set to end in ...

Letters To The Editor: Aug. 18, 2022

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Vacation Rentals Vital To Economy Editor: I read with interest your article “Can Property Managers Help Guide Short-Term Rentals” in The Chronicle (Aug. 4).  As you’re probably aware, many towns on the Cape and Islands are grappling with the growth in STRs and how to regulate them while at the same time, allowing homeowners to rent out their homes seasonally as they have for decades. My husband and I own...

HARWICH – “Cape Cod cottage outfitters since 1952.” That’s the tagline Michaela Doherty’s parents Bemis and Mary Boies had for their store.  Now in 2022, The Yankee Doodle Shop, located at 181 Main St., is celebrating its 70-year anniversary. Doherty runs the store with her husband Ed, and they keep that same spirit alive through their merchandise.  “Over the years, I think we're best known for unfinishe...

Rec Chair: Orleans Residents Deserve Better

By: Ryan Bray

ORLEANS – As chair of the town's recreation advisory committee, Tracy Murphy sees what the town has the potential to offer residents and visitors in terms of programming. But speaking before the select board last week, she couldn't ignore what is currently lacking. As the summer draws to a close, Murphy said the recreation department has fallen behind in its offerings compared to neighboring towns. While Brews...

Public Weighs In On Community Center Planning

By: Ryan Bray

ORLEANS – Multi-colored post-it notes canvassed the walls of the cafeteria in the public works building on Giddiah Hill Road Monday afternoon. Together, they may offer a vision for a new community center in town. That's the hope of the town's community center feasibility task force, which held a public workshop to get input on what residents and town officials want to see out of a new building. The workshop...

ORLEANS – With approval from the conservation commission earlier this month, the Sipson Island Trust is ready to begin work restoring the island to its natural condition this fall. The island went up for sale in 2018, and the nonprofit trust was formed the following year in an effort to protect the island for public access, research, education and recreation. Following an extensive campaign that raised more...