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Mayo House Tree Will Return To Benefit Foundation

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – The Bradford pear tree removed from the front lawn of the Mayo House will return, in a different form, to benefit the Chatham Conservation Foundation. The Foundation, which owns the historic Main Street three-quarter Cape, removed the tree two weeks ago after being told by an arborist that its heavy canopy and shallow root system made it a potential hazard. After it was cut down, rather than chipping...

Intersection Improvements To Be Scaled Back

By: Tim Wood

Selectmen Request 'Minimalist' Upgrade To Rt. 28-Crowell Rd. Corner CHATHAM – The board of selectmen voted Tuesday to ask its consultants to develop a scaled-back version of improvements at the Crowell Road-Route 28 intersection, minimizing lane width and extras like bike lanes as much as possible without compromising vehicle or pedestrian safety. Board members and many residents felt the initial proposal...

Development, Deluge Lead To Crowell Rd. Disaster

By: Tim Wood

Runoff Overwhelms Old Stormwater System CHATHAM – It wasn't until 2004 that Dr. Neill S. Cowles noticed flooding in the parking lot of the Crowell Road optometry office he'd built in 1971. Runoff from Crowell Road began to flood the property's parking lot during heavy rains, sometimes three or four inches deep, but would usually drain quickly. It was clear the runoff was coming from the roadway, and he as...

HARWICH — While playing a high-tech treasure hunt game in Hawksnest State Park Friday, a father and his two young children uncovered a bag filled with heroin paraphernalia. Justin Tavano, a Chatham firefighter, was in the conservation land with his eight-year-old son and six-year-old daughter searching for a geocache, usually a small container filled with trinkets for the finder. But in the spot where the ca...

Going Green Could Help Harwich Earn Some

By: Alan Pollock

HARWICH — Should it meet the requirements, Harwich could become the fifth Cape Cod town to join the state's Green Communities program, earning cash for its energy conservation efforts. Town officials met last Tuesday with program representative Seth Pickering, who said Harwich could receive an initial grant of up to $160,000, plus additional funding opportunities, for meeting five key criteria. Town Admin...

Port Sidewalk Plan Taking Shape

By: Alan Pollock

HARWICH PORT — When renovations are complete, Saquatucket Harbor will be a major attraction for summer visitors. Town officials want to make sure that, for pedestrians coming from the nearby shopping district, it isn't an attractive nuisance. Coming from the village center, there are sidewalks along Route 28 from the Bank Street intersection to a point just beyond Snow Inn Road, but not quite to the popular ...

HARWICH ─ People in the Harwich area might be used to seeing Eric Beebe out for a run on the Rail Trail now and again as part of his commitment to wellness, but when he took to the trail on Oct. 15, it was for an entirely different reason. This time the run had a deeper purpose: to raise money for Children's Hospital in Boston, with which he has a special connection. “Four years ago my oldest son was diagnos...

New East Harwich Fire Station Wins Selectmen's Support

By: Alan Pollock

HARWICH — The board of selectmen Monday unanimously endorsed the construction of a new East Harwich fire substation, even though the costs are likely to be about $2 million higher than expected. The $6,044,954 request will go before voters in May. Fire Chief Norman Clarke, Jr., said he takes responsibility for the fact that the project cost has jumped significantly since he pledged to hold the line at $4 mil...

Dredging Begins At Saquatucket

By: Alan Pollock

HARWICH PORT — Painstakingly, one boatload at a time, a contractor has begun to dredge Saquatucket Harbor. The work began last week, and as of Monday morning, two scows filled with silty sand had been removed from the harbor, leaving about 22 loads to go. Working from a barge, crews use a large excavator fitted with a clamshell scoop to remove the dredged material, loading it on special barges. The work is m...

Monomoy Cheerleaders Are The Sharks With Spirit

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ They knew the competition would be challenging, but when the Monomoy cheerleading squad headed to the regional competition in Franklin last weekend, they ignored the odds and gave it everything they had, impressing their fans and their coach. “It was extremely tough,” said coach Robbin Kelly. “I can't tell you how proud I am of their performance.” While most fans see the team on the sidelines an...

EASTHAM ─ A tie-breaking shootout brought to a close the exciting 2017 season of the Nauset boys varsity soccer team, but before the heartbreak there was victory as the Warriors shut out Foxborough 5-0 in one of more than a dozen similar shutouts in a season that carried on the magic of the team's state championship winning 2016. The Thursday night game was literally a battle of Warriors, with both teams bea...

Letters to the Editor, Nov. 16

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Editorial Unfair To School Com Editor: I am the parent of four students in the Monomoy Regional School District and I attend nearly every single school committee meeting. I was extremely disappointed to read The Chronicle’s editorial column last week. I find it disrespectful to the hardworking members of the school committee to characterize them as passive or as anything but extremely invested in the succ...

Andrews Buckley: A-Silvering

By: Andrew Buckley

The silver waters out Chatham Harbor, past Fool’s Channel, reflected, rippling the silver sky of this second full month of autumn. November. A month to make decisions. When the leaves have, as usual, fled the trees just prior to Halloween, letting the moonlight through at night, and the lowering angle of the sun during the narrowing days. As part of my morning routine, after Sofie catches the bus, I am down at...

John K. Kendrick

By: Contributed

John K. Kendrick           John K. Kendrick passed away on November 4.  Born May 9, 1953, John was the son of the late Douglas and Marion Kendrick. He was a true Cape Codder.  John was a loving father, grandfather and new great- grandfather.  He recently worked for the Town of Chatham’s Park and Recreation Dept.  He was a lifelong skilled of heavy equipment repairman and a shellfisherman.           Survived...

Elizabeth M. Moye

By: Contributed

Elizabeth M. Moye             To the perpetual memory of Elizabeth M. Moye, who died at Liberty Commons on November 9, 2017, after a long illness.  She was 89 years old.              The daughter of M. Harry and Catherine Monks, she was born and raised in Waban, a village of Newton outside of Boston, along with her siblings Arthur and Frances. She attended Lasell College in Newton and worked in fashion befo...

Robert B. Our Company Celebrates 60 Years In Business

By: Debra Lawless

Do a little research on the lifespans of typical family-run businesses, and you will find that they last, on the average, for 24 years, and only in 30 percent of the businesses will the second generation succeed the founding generation. This makes it all the more remarkable that the Robert B. Our Co., Inc., (RBO) at 25 Great Western Rd. in Harwich is celebrating its 60 th year in business this year and boasts...