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New Development Proposed For The Center Of Harwich Port

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH PORT — The vacant lot with the white picket fence across Route 28 from Cumberland Farms in Harwich Port may soon contain a mixed use development with a couple of restaurants, retail space and five residential units on the second floor. Main Street HP LLC will be going before the planning board on July 12 seeking a site plan review special permit and use special permit with waivers for the development. ...

CHATHAM – The cotton candy-colored clouds resting above Veterans Field and the unrelenting fog rolling in from the outfield. The thrill of a towering home run or a comeback victory, and the suffocating agony that lingers in the wake of a crushing defeat. Those are just a few of the sights – and feelings – Dan D’Uva captured while announcing Chatham A’s games during the early 2000s. D’Uva and his childhood f...

HARWICH – Moments after he struck out Brewster shortstop Alex Freeland to end the top half of the fifth inning of Monday’s game at Whitehouse Field, Harwich pitcher Billy Seidl took two steps toward the Mariners’ dugout and clenched his fist by his waist. It was hardly an animated celebration from Seidl, but the subtle fist pump was well deserved for the Wellesley native and right-handed pitcher from Duke who ...

BREWSTER – It can be challenging for Cape League players and coaches to build relationships because every team experiences so much turnover throughout the summer. Some players arrive late from college teams that advanced far in the NCAA tournament, while other players leave early to join USA Baseball’s Collegiate National Team, to prepare for the MLB Draft, or to take some extra rest before school restarts in ...

CHATHAM – The Chatham Anglers’ opening day starter is heading to the MLB draft after four starts with the team. Carson Whisenhunt, a senior left-handed pitcher from East Carolina University, is a projected first-round selection in the upcoming MLB entry draft on July 17. After missing the entire 2022 college season due to a suspension following a positive PED test, Whisenhunt joined the Anglers to get back int...

CHATHAM – The Ole Miss Rebels and Oklahoma Sooners combined for 19 runs scored during their two-game NCAA College World Series, with the Rebels claiming the national title after outscoring the Sooners 14-5 during the series. That run explosion – a commonality in college baseball – is uncommon in the Cape League while the college players used to aluminum bats adjust to using wooden bats. While the best playe...

Athlete Of The Week: Alex Freeland

By: Brad Joyal

HARWICH – The Brewster Whitecaps were on the verge of being held hitless. Then Whitecaps shortstop Alex Freeland did what he does best: hit the ball into a gap. The Harwich Mariners only needed four more outs to throw a combined no-hitter against Brewster on Monday at Whitehouse Field when Freeland collected the Whitecaps’ first hit of the game with a single to rightfield with two outs in the top of the eighth...

Author Darby Hobbs Signs At Three Local Bookstores

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

     Chatham author Darby Hobbs will appear at three local bookstores over the next few weeks to sign and read from her new book for young readers, “Hockey Island.” During her signing events Hobbs would like to enlist the talent of any young bookstore visitors who might be interested in lending a hand to contribute to a future book.      “ At each book signing I am inviting children to participate in my next ...

     On Thursday, July 7 the Cranfest in the Courtyard Concert Series, presented by the Harwich Cranberry Arts and Music Festival, will open to the unique sound of Runa, an award–winning Celtic-American Roots supergroup known for pushing the boundaries of Irish folk music. The concert series will continue for five consecutive Thursday evenings, finishing up on Aug. 4.      Admission is $25 per show, with a seas...

Summer, Cape Cod, ice cream. What better combinations are there? Here at the Cape's elbow, there is an especially dense collection of businesses devoted to satisfying the craving for frozen treats. Of the town's half a dozen ice cream shops, the two longest-running are under new management. But tradition dies hard here, and the new operators of Short and Sweet in South Chatham and Buffy's Ice Cream downtown...

Jon Vaughan, founder of Yankee Ingenuity on Chatham’s Main Street, has just published his second book of stunning photographs and essays called “Cape Cod: Dawn to Dusk.” He calls the book his “tribute to this incredible sandcastle created by a glacier and preserved by humanity.” Due to the forced pandemic closing of Yankee Ingenuity for 92 days beginning in March 2020, Vaughan finally had time to assemble his ...

It’s happened. Summer has arrived and with her all the attendant joys and headaches that a peninsula bursting with people, vehicles, and entitled demands can hold. I’m a lifer here and tend to be more forgiving toward our visitors than many newcomers, which is kind of ironic, I think. If someone moved here not realizing this is a bustling summer tourist destination, oops. Some of us spend more time out in n...

Our View: Outrage

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Residents should be outraged that anti-Semitic flyers were dropped along residential roads in Chatham earlier this week. Historically, Chatham has always been a very tolerant community, welcoming a diversity of religious denominations and people. To find something like this in our midst, and to know that someone with such abhorrent views was on our streets, sends a chill up the spine. About 20 of the flyers we...

Our View: Downtown

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Local downtowns are experiencing a renaissance of sorts. We're fortunate here that our downtowns have remained vibrant over the decades while many small towns have seen their traditional business districts wither as businesses relocate to malls and shopping centers. On the Cape, the summer tourist season is vital to our downtowns, but they've also been able to survive year-round thanks to local residents' devotio...

Letters To The Editor: July 7, 2022

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Disheartened By Letter Editor: I was so disappointed and disheartened by the recent letter from Jared Fulcher. A great example of the divide in our country. His point that it’s not guns, it’s mental illness, what about McVeigh, what about this guy is the exact reason more children will be slaughtered soon again. This isn’t a Democrat or Republican issue, we are Americans first and our children are being sla...

ORLEANS – Lower and Outer Cape residents now have an urgent care option closer to home. On Saturday, Cape Cod Healthcare opened the doors of its newest urgent care center at 42 Route 6A in Orleans. The new center, located at the site of the former Lobster Claw restaurant, is the provider's sixth urgent care facility, joining others in Falmouth, Sandwich, Hyannis, Harwich and Osterville. Two days before its ...