Breathalyzer in Chatham, Harwich Committee Spending To Get Airing

CC-ChronicleChatham and Harwich news
April 19, 2006

ZBA Upholds Building Commissioner’s Guest House Ruling
CHATHAM --- The demolition and reconstruction of single-family homes has been one of the major driving forces in the town’s development for several years now. In a slight twist on that trend, a few recent cases have focused on the demolition and reconstruction of guest houses. Under the town’s bylaw, a guest house is allowed on a lot that has 20,000 square feet of buildable upland in addition to the minimum lot size for the zoning district. Guest house are limited to two bedrooms, and can’t have more than 50 percent of the floor area of the property’s principal dwelling...

Town Has Opportunity To Buy Unique Tract Of Undeveloped Land
CHATHAM --- In the attic of Richard McCoy’s barn is an old, hand-lettered sign advertising the sale of the property in the northwest corner of town that his father bought in 1939.  The sign says the land contains “about” 10 acres and 1,500 feet of pond frontage. It wasn’t until about 40 years later that McCoy, who inherited the property from his father, actually sat down to try to figure out exactly how much land he owned.  He wanted to take advantage of a state forestry management program, which required 10 continuous acres.  His rough estimate showed the property contained 17 to 18 acres...

Breathalyzer Test May Be Required At School Events
CHATHAM --- Students who attend school-sponsored events could be required to take a breathalyzer test under a policy being considered by the school committee...

Selectmen Renew Opposition To Wind Farm
CHATHAM — The board of selectmen hosted a discussion Tuesday about the proposed Nantucket Sound wind farm, and then formally renewed its opposition to the ...

Impact Of Affordable Housing On School Choice Concerns School Com
CHATHAM --- School Choice has been a boon to the town’s school system. The small class size has attracted students from as far ...

Sandwich Assistant New Harwich Elementary School Principal;
HARWICH --- The assistant principal at the Forestdale School in Sandwich will be the next chief administrator of Harwich Elementary School. Samuel F. Hein will be on board as of Monday and will work with interim principal Mary Flynn for the remainder of the school year before taking over the reins. Hein was selected for the position from 17 applicants, six of which were interviewed, Superintendent of Schools Rosemary Joseph said. Hein has served as assistant principal at the K-8 school of 1,000 students in Sandwich since 1999...

Community Preservation Committee Spending To Get Airing
HARWICH --- This year voters will have their first opportunity to decide how Community Preservation Act funds will be expended in town meeting...

Residents Seek Resolution To Allen Harbor’s Troubled Waters
HARWICH --- The quality and depth of Allen Harbor waters has a number of boating enthusiasts concerned and they are looking to the town to develop a plan to improve these conditions to avoid losing one of Harwich’s core economic and recreational assets.  A committee of business, residential and yacht club members have joined together in an effort to improve boating conditions in the harbor. They have petitioned town meeting for funds to conduct an engineering study and plans for improving conditions there...

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