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Towns Get Grant To Study Regional Sewer Plant

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The Baker-Polito Administration has awarded Dennis, Harwich, Yarmouth and Barnstable a $150,000 grant to study a regional wastewater treatment facility. The communities have been studying a regional facility for more than a year. The Community Compact Cabinet grant was among $2 million awarded to 92 communities across the state. There are two components to the grant, Town Administrator Christopher...

HARWICH — Town officials learned Monday that the landside Saquatucket Harbor project will receive a $1 million state Seaport Economic Council grant. But what exactly this means for the project, which was altered and reduced in scope due to insufficient town funding, remains unclear. Questions yet to be answered include whether the state funds will be used to restore the original project approved by town meetin...

Senate Task Force Gets Retail Pitch From Local Businesses

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — A lot needs to be done on the Cape to improve the retail climate for local businesses. That message was conveyed to the Senate Task Force on Strengthening Local Retail during a visit to town on Monday. The task force came to see what steps government can take to improve the economic climate for small businesses, many of which face a small window during the summer months to show a profit. Those that d...

HARWICH ─ Winning is awesome, and is certainly the main goal of most sports, but sometimes a game comes down to not how a team won, but how well they lost. On Saturday, the Monomoy girls basketball team might have fallen to Nantucket 40-28, but they did so by playing one of the best games of the season thus far. “That game and the Falmouth game we just played were two of the better games we played all year,”...

Shark Boys Redirect Navigators In 66-36 Victory

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ Getting a win in boys basketball is always a good thing, but when it's a whole-team victory it's even sweeter. Such was the case on Monday night when the Monomoy boys triumphed over Sturgis West in a 66-36 Cape and Islands League outing. Playing their third game in four days, and without starter Eli Nickerson who was sidelined by illness, the Sharks made it clear early on in the game they were the ...

HARWICH ─ The Cape Cod Tech boys varsity basketball team gave it their all on Jan. 18 when they played host to the Nantucket Whalers, but proved no match for the visiting squad as they came away with an 86-59 loss. “They pulled us out of what we wanted to accomplish,” said Tech head coach Brent Warren. “We got pulled into their type of game and we can't run with those guys. They're faster.” The Crusaders ...

Skylark Vocal Ensemble of Greater Boston will premiere compositions by Gregory Brown, the brother of Dan Brown, the internationally-bestselling author of “The Da Vinci Code” and the recent “Origin,” during its Feb. 1 performance in Chatham. “Greg wanted Skylark to premiere it,” Skylark’s Artistic Director Matthew Guard said during a telephone interview from his home in Atlanta last week. “ We ’ ...

And Now, 2018

By: John Whelan

“Goodbye to you my trusted friend We’ve known each other since we were 9 or 10. We had joy, we had fun We had seasons in the sun But the wine and the song Like the seasons have all gone.”   The song is “Seasons in the Sun” and Canadian singer Terry Jacks sold 10 million copies of the record after its release in 1974. The song was written by Jacques Brel in 1961 and was originally named “Le Mo...

One Building At A Time

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

One of the arguments used by opponents of sidewalks along Stage Harbor Road was that they would destroy the street's historic streetscape. Many of those same people have torpedoed a proposed National Register Historic District for the neighborhood. Just seems a bit ironic to us. There's no arguing with the historical commission's assertion that Stage Harbor Road contains one of the most significant grouping...

Letters to the Editor, Jan. 25

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Negative Impact Of Skydiving Editor: How unfortunate that Cape Cod elected officials are promoting aviation and skydiving interests (to benefit the few) at the expense of their constituents’ quality of life. We have watched similar scenarios unfold in communities across the country. If the Citizens for a Safe Chatham Airport lose their judicial case against the town, you can rest assured the entire communit...

Margaret Atkins Sommer

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                                              Margaret Atkins Sommer              Margaret Atkins Sommer (formerly from Harrington Park, N.J.) passed away on Monday, January 8, 2018 at Liberty Commons, North Chatham. It was four days following her 88th birthday.               Margaret was born in Oklahoma City, Okla., and lived in Oklahoma and Peoria, Illinois during her formative years.  After high school ...

Allen E. Swanson

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Allen E. Swanson             South Harwich - Allen E. Swanson, 88, of South Harwich, passed away peacefully at home on January 21, 2018. Allen leaves behind his wife of 62 years, Carolyn (Holmes) and three children, Kathryn Hurd of South Harwich, Eric and Charles Swanson of West Barnstable, three grandchildren, Christian Littlefield, Nicole and Sarah Swanson, three great grandchildren, Ethan, Audrey, and Caris...

Jane McCarter Nickerson West

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Jane McCarter Nickerson West               Jane McCarter Nickerson West, 94, died peacefully on Monday, January 22 at Cape Cod Hospital after a brief illness. She is preceded in death by her husband John Hughes Nickerson in 1978 and by her second husband James C. West in 2006.                Jane was born in 1924 in Memphis, Tennessee to Robert and Grace McCarter. She spent her early life across the r...

ORLEANS — Keeping things safe on Beach Road, the town's scenic route through East Orleans to Nauset Beach, means different things to different people. If you cycle or walk along the winding road, it might mean adding bike lanes or sidewalks. If you live along the road, it might mean defending your landscaping and the overall scenic charm. The bike and pedestrian committee asked selectmen last week to supp...

ORLEANS — The fiscal year that begins July 1 will see a projected 3.8 percent increase in the non-school operating budget to $20,197,000, just within the 4 percent cap imposed by selectmen this year. Adding projected school costs (at 4 percent for now as final numbers for the Orleans Elementary, Nauset Regional, and Cape Tech budgets are not available) and debt service brings the proposed spending plan to $37,1...