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APCC Chief Talks About The Politics Of Water Quality

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — In addition to being a former state environmental official and the current executive director for the Association to Preserve Cape Cod, Andrew Gottleib is a four-term Mashpee selectman. And he knows that if constituents don't speak out about an issue, it won't be a priority for his board. That's why in some towns, wastewater planning hasn't really moved the political needle, he said. “In many resp...

Court Rules Congregational Church Owns Historic Cemetery

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The state Land Court has ruled that the First Congregational Church of Harwich is the owner of the historic Harwich Center Cemetery, holding title dating back to 1743. The decision means the church also owns the memorial garden, a subject of controversy with the town's cemetery commission. The ruling makes clear that the cemetery commission has no authority to order the church to disinter cremains in...

Death Cafe: An Informal Discussion About Facing Mortality

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — People have a hard time talking about death and dying and discussing plans for the inevitable. So the Council On Aging has taken steps to encourage such discussion, not in the form of grief support or counseling, but in a more informal fashion. Kevin Grunwald, MSW, social service coordinator at the COA, facilitates the Death Cafe, a group-directed discussion of death with no specific agenda. Using...

PLEASANT LAKE — Two men face a variety of charges stemming from an alleged shooting that police say followed a drug deal gone wrong Monday. Police say a 21-year-old man from Harwich had arranged to purchase an unknown quantity of marijuana from two other men at the commuter parking lot on Route 124 just before 6:30 p.m. Monday. “The drug deal went wrong and turned violent, which resulted in the suspect sh...

Dancing With The Produce At Harwich Farmers' Market

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The Harwich Farmers' Market was in full swing last week, led by the Cape Cod Chamber Ensemble. There will be plenty of other opportunities to dance alongside fresh produce into early October; the market will be open every Thursday. The town's agricultural committee, in cooperation with the Harwich Historical Society, sponsors the Farmers' market on the grounds of Brooks Academy. Local farmers provide...

HARWICH ─ It had been awhile since Ron Bonollo was on the sidelines of a field hockey game, but after seeing a posting for a new head coach at Monomoy High School, he found himself intrigued. When that same posting appeared again a few months later, he decided to go for it. “I said, 'You know what? I'm looking for a challenge and a system that really cares about field hockey,'” Bonollo said. “I'm going to ap...

HARWICH ─ To the players from the Royal Grammar School in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, it's called football. To players on the Monomoy boys squad, it's soccer. No matter the name, however, on Aug. 25 when the two groups gathered at Monomoy Regional High for a scrimmage it was a chance to play a beloved game and carry on a unique tradition. Every two years players from RGS travel to the United States to face...

One-man Show At Drama Guild Highlights A Life In Music

By: Ellen Petry Whalen

Glenn Starner-Tate knew his calling as a young child. However, as sometimes happens, life put a few obstacles in his way. “My Music and Me,” now playing at the Chatham Drama Guild, is a one-man autobiographical show starring Starner-Tate that debuted in 2016 at the Cotuit Center for the Arts. The local musician, actor and playwright shares a lifetime of joys and sorrows while slowly rediscovering his childhood...

Book Tells Timeless Stories Inspired By Harwich Port

By: Debra Lawless

“Everything seems to taste better at the beach,” author Kristen H. Scholz Demeo’s mother used to say. Demeo, a member of a four-generation Cape Cod summer family, has published “Harwichport: Three Harbors, One Port: An Inspirational and Historical Guide to this Seaside Haven,” a 33-page valentine to Harwich Port. The short book is designed to help other visitors make their own memories in Harwich Port. “I w...

Why Culling Great White Sharks Is A Bad Idea

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

When we received Barnstable County Commissioner Ronald Beaty's press release last week announcing “Targeted, localized shark hazard mitigation strategy proposal,” we gave it a quick read and set it aside. We were on deadline and didn't see the announcement as big news, and having dealt with Beaty in the past, we did not take his idea of culling sharks by hooking and shooting them seriously. Alas, others did. ...

Letters to the Editor, Aug. 31

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Tech School Project Moves Ahead Editor: On behalf of the Cape Cod Regional Technical High School, I would like to extend my appreciation to the boards of selectmen from the towns of Brewster, Chatham, Dennis, Eastham, Orleans, Truro and Wellfleet for their unanimous approval of our school's building project. In the coming days and weeks, we hope to garner similar endorsements from the remaining five towns. ...

ORLEANS — Selectmen planned to hold their clear-the-air work session on water quality projects last night (Aug. 30) with decisions pending on wastewater collection and treatment options and alternative ways in which the system could be designed, built, and operated. And there's more to come: at the board's Aug. 23 meeting, Selectman Mark Mathison said the shellfish and waterways improvement advisory committe...

ORLEANS — Sharks are becoming a fact of life in the waters off Cape Cod, and the town needs to alter its beach rescue operations. “The regularity of white sharks being in the vicinity of the beach justifies a new approach to ocean rescue,” Natural Resources Director Nate Sears told selectmen Aug. 23. “I no longer feel comfortable sending lifeguards a considerable distance offshore to rescue persons in distre...

Miriam Ellen Scott

By: Contributed

Miriam Ellen Scott                 Miriam Ellen Scott, age 90, of Chatham was granted her final wish having passed away peacefully in her own home surrounded by caregivers and family, August 5.                 Miriam or “Mim” as her friends and colleagues so affectionately called her, was born August 17, 1926 in Arlington to Harold Puffer and Edith (Fraser) Puffer.  Mim earned her associates degree in the f...

Alleged Drug Dealers Fire Shots After Botched Deal

By: Alan Pollock

PLEASANT LAKE — Two men face a variety of charges stemming from an alleged shooting that police say followed a drug deal gone wrong Monday. Police say a 21-year-old man from Harwich had arranged to purchase an unknown quantity of marijuana from two other men at the commuter parking lot on Route 124 just before 6:30 p.m. Monday. “The drug deal went wrong and turned violent, which resulted in the suspect sh...