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Selectmen's Budget Message: Slow Down Spending

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — “We need to slow down and stop spending money,” Board of Selectmen Chairman Michael MacAskill said when presenting the board of selectmen's budget message Monday night. Referring to the five-year financial analysis presented last week by Town Administrator Christopher Clark and Finance Director Carol Coppola, the message stated clearly the need of selectmen, administration, finance committee and depa...

OSTERVILLE ─ Monday was a great day to not only be a Shark, but to also be a member of the Monomoy boys soccer team, which shut out Cape Cod Academy 4-0 in Cape and Islands League play. Three separate Sharks scored in the outing, with team captain Sean Spies netting the first goal just 2:13 into regulation play on an assist from teammate Connor Coughlan to put Monomoy up 1-0. Unfortunately for the Seahawks a...

Crusaders Stymied By Bulldogs In Boys Soccer

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ The Cape Tech Crusaders put up a heck of a battle against the Old Rochester Regional Bulldogs last Friday afternoon, but in spite of chances near the net, came away with a 3-0 loss. A strong first half had the Crusaders maneuvering the ball into scoring territory several times, while holding their opponents to just one goal, which came less than 10 minutes into game play, with Cape Tech holding off...

Sharks Sunk By Whalers In Football Action

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ The Monomoy football team knew their Sept. 30 battle against Nantucket would be a tough one, and it was, ending with a lopsided score of 55-6 in favor of the visitors. “They're a good team. They've got size, great speed, and No. 22 is a heck of an athlete. Anytime you get him the ball you can see he just takes it to the house,” said Monomoy head coach Brandon Perry. Indeed, Nantucket's Alex Smal...

School News, Oct. 5

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Chatham Elementary School The Chatham Department of Natural Resources and Board of Health will provide free voluntary seasonal flu vaccine to the students, families and employees of the Monomoy Regional School District on Oct. 17 from 2:45 to 5:30 p.m. at Chatham Elementary School. Flu is very contagious, especially among children, and they can also spread the flu to people in the home who could get very sic...

Rodgers and Hammerstein showed a curiosity about cultures different from theirs, and this interest was evident in the Chatham Drama Guild ’s freshly retooled production of “Rodgers and Hammerstein in Chatham.” The revue originally opened in May and returned Sept. 29 and will run for the weekends of Oct. 7 and 14. While the show took the audience to such faraway places as Thailand and China, it also provid...

Irish music with a dash of Irish history is coming to the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House in Chatham on Oct. 12 when the highly-acclaimed Irish folk singer/songwriter Sean Tyrrell performs “Message of Peace: The Life of John Boyle O’Reilly in Song and Story.” “The show consists of a range of songs drawn from many sources—poets whose work I have set to music and songwriters,” Tyrrell said in an email last ...

Our View: Time To Say Goodbye To Balloons

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

As far as set pieces go, the bandstand in Kate Gould Park, when it's occupied by the Chatham Band and surrounded by thousands of enthusiastic concertgoers, is about as iconic as it gets. It's summer, it's families, it's wholesome all-American entertainment; it's Chatham. A key part of that scene for at least the last half century has, however, been overtaken by changing attitudes and should be retired. Heli...

Letter to the Editor, Oct. 5

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Celebrating Town's Superstars Editor: The Chatham Ecumenical Council Helping Neighbors in Need celebrated founding members Phyllis Tileston and the late Nancy Cole at a tribute dinner on Sept. 21 at the Wayside Inn. We wish to express our sincere gratitude to Shane Coughlin, Linda Kidd and David and Gail Oppenheim for their extraordinary efforts in making the fund-raising event a huge success. David Willard...

Russ Allen: What Makes Harwich A Good Community?

By: Russ Allen

What makes for a good community? What are the marks of a town whose people lead healthy, productive, and wholesome lives? What measuring sticks can we use to assess the type of town Harwich is today? Some of the more objective answers are easy to enumerate. A good community is safe; it has strong law enforcement, fire and ambulance services. It serves its residents by making quality medical care readily availa...

Greg Horne of Chatham has written a brave and honest memoir about his struggles with mental illness, specifically obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). “I wanted to educate people about OCD,” Horne said during a telephone interview last week. His book, “I Chose Life: A Struggle with OCD, Anxiety, and Depression,” was published in time for International OCD Awareness Week, Oct. 8 to 14. Horne, now 31, grew up...

ORLEANS — A state lawyer says that the Department of Transportation's intersection project on Main Street can't be changed to include construction of a sewer collection system, which could delay the sewer work well into the next decade. Later this month, town meeting and voters at a subsequent special election are scheduled to decide on spending $3.7 million for the sewer work. The plan was to have Lawrence-...

ORLEANS — In banking terms, Snow Library welcomes withdrawals but has suspended accepting deposits. With the Friends of Snow Library Room in the basement about to be renovated, there is no room to store donated books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, and the like. This Saturday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Friends will hold its last book sale of the year in hopes of reducing its stores further. Last week, M...

ORLEANS — A state lawyer says that the Department of Transportation's intersection project on Main Street can't be changed to include construction of a sewer collection system, which could delay the sewer work well into the next decade. Later this month, town meeting and voters at a subsequent special election are scheduled to decide on spending $3.7 million for the sewer work. The plan was to have Lawrence-...

CHATHAM – When the town purchased the Eldredge trap dock on Stage Harbor for $1.5 million in 2016, it was with the understanding that at some point, the commercial facility would be upgraded at a significant cost. The work was included as one of several projects to be funded over the next five years through an $11.3 million bond issue approved by voters this past May. Officials also realized that it would make...

José Departs, At Long Last

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — Like an unwelcome visitor who wouldn't take the hint, José spun bands of rain and wind on the Lower Cape for the better part of last week, leaving a soggy parting gift of downed leaves and twigs, but caused no significant damage. José was at peak strength when it crossed the Atlantic. Approaching the Leeward Islands with a maximum sustained winds of 155 mph, the hurricane mostly dodged populated is...