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Lisa Genova of Chatham hopes her new novel, “Every Note Played,” about a concert pianist who has recently been diagnosed with ALS, will help people empathize with those suffering from the disease. “ Story is such a powerful vehicle for empathy,” Genova said in an email interview last week. ALS is short for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and is sometimes called Lou Gehrig’s Disease after the famous New Yor...

CHATHAM – Two last-minute candidates, one of whom is a former selectman, have transformed this year's annual town election from what was an uncontested yawner into a potentially hot race. Last Thursday, the final day to secure a place on the May 17 ballot, Seth Taylor turned in nomination papers to run for the two three-year terms on the board, while Jamie Bassett turned in papers for the one-year unexpired te...

CHATHAM — The board of selectmen Monday softened plans to increase a variety of fees at the transfer station after a private trash hauling company indicated it had started taking its business to Harwich. Faced with a $90 per ton increase to dispose of single-stream recyclables, and a large penalty if recyclables are mixed in with trash, Tim Milley said his company, Milley Trucking, has begun bringing its tra...

Town Meeting To Decide Snack Shack Funding

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Town meeting will be asked to authorize spending of the $1 million Seaport Economic Council grant awarded to the town for the landside construction project at Saquatucket Harbor, in addition to the $3 million originally approved, allowing inclusion of a snack shack in the project. If the grant funds are approved by town meeting voters, Town Administrator Christopher Clark said that will “give the gre...

Sennott Bog Purchase Tied To Cold Brook Restoration

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The Compact of Cape Cod Conservation Trusts, working with the Harwich Conservation Trust, has purchased the 7.9-acre cranberry bog along Bank Street formerly owned by John and Paula Sennott. The purchase is instrumental to the Harwich Conservation Trust's ecological restoration plan for the Robert F. Smith Cold Brook Preserve, which the bog property abuts, giving the trust control of the water flow f...

State Senate Recognizes Jimmy Marceline's Contributions

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The Massachusetts Senate has recognized the community contributions of Jimmy Marceline, adjourning its March 12 session in his memory. Mr. Marceline died on Jan., 28 at the age of 92. Mr. Marceline, a decorated veteran of World War II, dedicated his life to country and community. After returning home from war, where he suffered as a prisoner of war, Mr. Marceline spent the remainder of his life impro...

Trust And Town Seek Agreement On Cold Brook Restoration

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — While funding and technical details relating to the design alterations of the Harwich Conservation Trust's Robert F. Smith Cold Brook Preserve are still being discussed, town officials, consultants, state and trust representatives are confident they are getting close to a final plan. “We're actually getting close and I can't think of a more exciting project to address the nitrogen issue,” said David ...

Selectmen Express Concern About Spending Increases

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Increasing costs and the town's ability to fund spending requests was a major focus Monday night as selectmen put the finishing touches on article recommendations and the FY19 operating budget. Board of Selectmen Chairman Michael MacAskill pointed out that over the past nine years the budget has increased from $44 million to $65 million. The board's budget message issued last fall called for no more ...

HARWICH – When it comes to the Monomoy girls lacrosse program, one thing is clear: though only in their second season, the Sharks aim to compete as evidenced by their strong performance against Nantucket in the team's home opener. While the Whalers earned a 10-8 victory, the Sharks kept pace throughout the game, with two Monomoy players netting hat tricks in the outing. Emma Mawn and Alyssa Lyons each netted t...

The famed portrait photographer Arnold Newman used to say, quoting Louis Pasteur, that “chance favors the prepared mind.” And that is why, Newman believed, “so many great ‘accidents’ seem to happen to the better photographers.” Orleans’ native son Andrew de Lory has held Newman’s words close during his photographic career traveling the world and photographing the famous, the great and the interesting. “I...

I n December 2016, a group of former congressional staffers published a handbook online called “Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda .” The online publication quickly went viral and gave rise to Indivisible, a national, progressive movement, designed to motivate ordinary citizens to participate in government. After discovering Indivisible on the internet in early ...

Our View: It's Not Rocket Science, Folks

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Can't we all just get along? That phrase may be cliché now, but it perfectly sums up the ridiculous inability of officials from Chatham and Orleans to come to agreement over how to pay for North Beach patrols. The issue has become overly complicated; boiled down, Orleans wants Chatham to take over patrols of its one-mile stretch of beach, but doesn't want to give up any of the revenue from non-resident vehicle...

Letters to the Editor, April 5

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Fundraiser Livens Up The Landscape   Editor: What’s a great way to brighten March’s cold and dreary landscape? Spend an evening surrounded by the generosity of the Chatham year-round community! With remarkable support from more than 165 merchants, tradesmen, local businesses and volunteers, the 11th annual Tools of the Trade was a delightful night out and an incredible gift for the families of Monomoy Co...

Russ Allen: Has Spring Really Sprung?

By: Russ Allen

“There is no ‘spring’ on Cape Cod! The weather just stays winter-like well into April or May – then suddenly it’s summer!” Many Harwich residents, washashores and “true Cape Codders” alike, annually repeat these sentences like a mantra: Their truth often remains unquestioned. However, after almost 12 years living here, I respectfully offer a different opinion: Spring not only exists here, but it may be the bes...

Gladys (Goodspeed) Lumpkin

By: Contributed

Gladys (Goodspeed) Lumpkin             Gladys (Goodspeed) Lumpkin, 96, a lifelong resident of Chatham passed away peacefully on March 24, 2018 at Cape Cod Hospital.  Gladys was the wife of the late Claude (Dick) Lumpkin for 65 years until his death in 2008. They met and married during WWII when Dick was stationed at the U.S. Naval Radio Station-Chatham.             Gladys was the daughter of the late ...