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CHATHAM - Town officials traveled to the state house Monday to meet with Lt. Governor Karyn Polito in hopes of gaining support from the Baker administration for efforts to scale back the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's claims of jurisdiction over the waters west of the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge. Officials said Polito understood their concerns and would convey the town's position to Gov. Charlie Baker....

CHATHAM — Officials are still reviewing the data collected from a necropsy of a North Atlantic right whale calf found dead off Chatham on May 5, but it appears that the endangered animal was alive when it was struck and wounded by boat propellers. Federal officials are investigating the incident to determine which boats were in the area at the time and whether they might have been violating a federal law that l...

Fire Station Opening Delayed By Verizon Strike

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — The public will have a chance to tour the town's sparkling new fire department headquarters Sunday, but the building isn't yet ready for use. Fire Chief Michael Ambriscoe said the ongoing strike by Verizon workers has delayed the building's occupancy by at least a month. “We had hoped to be moving in by the end of April or the first week of May,” he said. “The Verizon situation put us behind.” Since A...

Historical Society Welcomes New Exec

By: Alan Pollock

New Harwich Historical Society Executive Director Janet Cassidy has impressive credentials, but to judge her passion for history, here's what you need to know: when she moved to town about a year and a half ago, she made a bee-line for the local cemetery. “I felt like I was coming home,” she quipped. That's because Cassidy came to Cape Cod from Putnam County, N.Y., where she was president of the Patterson Histo...

MacAskill And Kavanagh Winners In Harwich Election

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Voters returned incumbent Selectman Michael D. MacAskill to a three-year term on the board and elected a new member, Julie E. Kavanagh, to a three-year term in Tuesday's annual election, which saw an extremely thin turnout with only 1,566 voters going to the polls. MacAskill was the big winner with 997 votes. Kavanagh received 789 votes, just 100 more than incumbent Linda Cebula. This will be MacAski...

May 19 Letters

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Community Keeps Station Going Editor: On behalf of the staff, volunteers and board of directors at WOMR/WFMR, I would like to thank our listeners and supporters who called into the station and pledged donations in our Spring Pledge Drive. It is because of the generosity of this community that we have been able to broadcast for more than 34 years. Thank you for always being there for us. John Braden WOM...

Democracy, With A Bullet

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With town meeting and election season over, it's helpful to look back with a critical eye toward what changes could be made to improve the processes, and just as importantly to recognize what worked well. In both Chatham and Harwich, town meetings moved through voluminous and complex warrants relatively quickly and efficiently. With literally hundreds of years of experience, it's no surprise that the communiti...

Monomoy Football Falls To Lions In Home Opener

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ The scent of baby powder in the air and the intensity of the fans in the stands remained steady throughout Monomoy football's Sept. 15 home opener, but it wasn't quite enough to fuel the Sharks in their battle against the St. John Paul II Lions, who claimed a 48-8 victory. “That was a very tough loss,” said Monomoy head coach Brandon Perry. “I just feel like they were the better team tonight, and I...

HARWICH ─ In sports it is said that attitude is everything. The Cape Tech girls varsity soccer team made that clear on Monday when they hosted rival Upper Cape Tech on their home field, falling 6-0. But don't be fooled by the score since this, according to head coach Patrick O'Neill and senior captain Cat Ready, was their most well-played game of the season so far. “This is the best game they've played all y...

Shark Field Hockey Nipped By Dolphins

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ It took the better part of the first half for the D-Y Dolphins to break through Monomoy's defense in the Sharks field hockey home opener last Wednesday, but once they found the scoreboard, the visitors didn't look back, posting an 8-1 victory in the Sept. 13 outing. “We just got it handed to us,” said head coach Ron Bonollo. “They played very well. We played a team game and our team game was all ba...

After a season of struggle, the Chatham Anglers came up with just enough runs and some stellar pitching to stun the Harwich Mariners, with the Anglers winning two of the three first round games to advance in the Cape League playoffs, as the Mariners found their 2016 season suddenly over. In spite of a 17-26 regular season record, the Anglers somehow mustered a 2-1 victory against the Orleans Firebirds on Aug. ...