Chatham loses last pharmacy, Seal population explosion study sought, Earle Road protestors (again)

See the ChronicleChatham-Harwich news, October 18, 2006

Stop & Shop Closes Pharmacy
by Alan Pollock. CHATHAM — With little warning, Stop and Shop closed the doors on its Crowell Road pharmacy Saturday, leaving the town without a pharmacy of its own for the first time in decades.    Chatham customers were met by signs welcoming them to come to the expanded pharmacy inside the East Harwich Stop and Shop supermarket, where their prescription records and unfilled prescriptions had been transferred.  Several days earlier, customers with prescriptions on file received a letter alerting them to the change...

More Studies Sought Of Local Seal Population
by Tim Wood. A push is on to learn more about the local population of seals, which some think may be impacting local fish populations. Several local boards of selectmen, including the Chatham selectmen, have signed letters to federal authorities urging an in-depth study of the seals, which are protected under the Marine Mammals Protection Act...

State Will Hear Summerwoods Comprehensive Permit Appeal
The state Housing Appeals Committee will be coming to town in two weeks to take testimony on the appeal of  a portion of the board of appeals  comprehensive permit decision for the Summerwoods affordable housing development. It has been nearly a year since the comprehensive permit application of Harwich One, LLC was heard by the appeals board. The realty trust is seeking to build 32 housing units on 39.5 acres, with eight of those units sold as affordable housing...

Ceremony, Reception Close Year-long Champlain Commemoration
by Debra Lawless. French explorer Samuel de Champlain himself paid a surprise visit to the Atwood House Museum last Saturday evening ...

Strong Resident Participation In Reshaping East Harwich Village
by William F. Galvin. HARWICH --- More than 120 residents attended a planning session last Thursday night at the Wequassett Inn to assist in shaping the future of the East Harwich commercial district. The event was sponsored by the East Harwich Community Association and supported by grant funds from the Cape Cod Economic Development Council and the Cape Cod Commission...

Studds Remembered For Commitment To Fishing Industry, Constituents
by Tim Wood. Surrounded by local fishermen, Congressman Gerry E. Studds stood and watched as the Estonian flag was raised at the Chatham Fish Pier on a warm, sunny day in 1992.  The flag represented not only relief for the beleaguered fishing fleet, but a testament to Studds’ ability to find creative ways to serve his district. The congressman had successfully included language in an Estonian trade bill authorizing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to dredge Aunt Lydia’s Cove, which had been struggling against massive shoaling ever since the 1987 break in North Beach.  Working with fishermen and local officials, Studds used every means at his disposal to ensure that the town’s commercial fishing fleet would survive. ..

Chatham Golf Team Caps Sparkling Season With Mayflower League ...
by Eric Adler. CHATHAM — After dropping their first two matches of the season, the Chatham golf team took one look at their place in the Cape and Islands standings – 16th out of 16 teams – and decided that’s not where they belonged. And so the Blue Devils quickly rebounded, then came on like a firestorm in the second half of the season, winning their final eight matches en route to a spectacular 14-3 record...

Chatham Drama Guild Marks 75 th Year With A Season of Comedy
by Jennifer Sexton. Chatham Drama Guild, the second-oldest community theater on Cape Cod, opens its 75 th season on Oct. 26 with “Over the River and Through the Woods,” a comedy written by Joe DiPietro and directed by Guild President Kay DeFord...

COA Computer Center Dedicated To Longtime Volunteer
by Tim Wood. A 30-year veteran of IBM, Mr. Campbell was one of the first people on board when the council on aging began exploringestablishing a computer school for seniors. “We got the equipment, and Colin installed it,” said Jim Spence, one of the founders of the program...

A Second Volley Of Protest Leveled By Earle Road Neighbors
by William F. Galvin. HARWICH --- While some neighbors may have been satisfied with the Earle Road Beach expansion proposal after a recreation and youth commission forum on the topic two weeks ago, a new wave of protests emerged before the planning board last week. Approximately 15 neighbors appeared before the board last Tuesday to protest the town’s plans to cut into the wood lot behind the present beach parking lot and add what some termed “a disproportionate increase” in parking spaces, as compared with the expanded beach...

A Community Loss
Once upon a time, there were three pharmacies in Chatham. Residents had a choice of where to fill their prescriptions, and didn’t have to drive outside of the community or fight traffic to pay a visit to their friendly neighborhood pharmacist --- they actually had a friendly neighborhood pharmacist...

Cultural Exchange Center Kicks Off Major Fundraising Campaign
by William F. Galvin. HARWICH --- The Friends of the Harwich Cultural Exchange Center, Inc., the non-profit arm of the town’s cultural ...

Group Proposes Dog Park, But Rec Commission Hasn’t Bitten Yet
by Alan Pollock. HARWICH — An enthusiastic group of residents is making plans for a Harwich dog park, complete with every amenity ...

Cultural Exchange Center Kicks Off Major Fundraising Campaign
by William F. Galvin. HARWICH --- The Friends of the Harwich Cultural Exchange Center, Inc., the non-profit arm of the town’s cultural ...

Hinchey: MCI, Other Projects Affordable Under Capital Plan
by Alan Pollock. CHATHAM — In his annual capital facilities planning update Tuesday, Town Manager William Hinchey offered good news and bad news. ...

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