Harwich has First Residential Wind Turbine, Chatham Extending Room Tax To Private Home Rentals

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    The British Naval Destroyer Chatham. Photo by John Fitts.

CC-ChronicleChatham and Harwich NEWS,  November 1, 2006

Selectmen Support Extending Room Tax To Private Home Rentals
by Tim Wood. CHATHAM --- Extending the existing rooms tax to cover short-term vacation rentals in private homes and condominiums could provide “quite a significant revenue stream” for the town, Town Manager William Hinchey told selectmen last week. The additional tax could raise as much as $2 million, Hinchey said, revenue which could conceivably lower the town’s already low tax rate. “It’s a huge opportunity to displace what a whole lot of people feel is an unjust tax, and that’s the property tax,” he said...

First Residential Wind Turbine Approved Under New Bylaw
by William F. Galvin. HARWICH ---“I’ma sailor, I know the power of the wind,” Bill Maloney said Monday while looking out his kitchen window at the wind turbine that rotates above the sports fields at Cape Tech. The Maloneys were given approval by the Planning Board last week to place a residential wind turbine on their hillside property along Hard Way off Long Pond Drive in Pleasant Lake. This is the first wind turbine permit issued under a zoning bylaw approved in a special town meeting last spring.  Bill and Tina Maloney had been working with the town for nearly two years to get a bylaw in place to allow for the harnessing of wind for conversion into electricity. At this time there are two wind turbines functioning in Harwich...

Chatham Welcomes Chatham
by Tim Wood. CHATHAM --- Like a Halloween phantom, the big grey warship appeared out of the mist early Tuesday afternoon, sailing to within a mile of shore before dropping anchor. To the dozens of people gathered at the Lighthouse Beach overlook, the HMS Chatham seemed close enough to reach out and touch.  On its first stop in the United States in its17-year history, the 486-foot frigate was paying a visit to its American namesake...

Barros Challenges O’Leary For State Senate Seat
by Alan Pollock. Campaigning largely on the issue of homeowners’ insurance reform—something that wasn’t on many politicians ...

Business Community Optimistic At 87 th Annual Chamber Meeting
by Debra Lawless. CHATHAM --- Enthusiasm was the mood of the evening at the Chatham Chamber of Commerce’s 87 th annual meeting ...

Town Repays HECH For Loan To Retain Affordable Housing
by William F. Galvin. HARWICH --- Town officials were scheduled this week to present a check to Harwich Ecumenical Council for the ...

Two Independents Seek 10 th District Seat
by Tim Wood. Along with the major party candidates, Two independents are seeking the 10 th Congressional District seat. Peter White ...

School Volunteers Wanted
by Tim Wood. CHATHAM --- If you have expertise to share, an interesting career or hobby, or would just like to help youngsters improve ...

Pier Permit Could Open Up Sales On Town Land, Selectmen Warned
by Tim Wood. CHATHAM --- Jenny Bovey just wants to make sure selectmen know what sort of can of worms they may have opened up in ...

Delahunt, Beatty Locked In Race For 10th District Congressional ...
by Tim Wood. William Delahunt spent 20 years as Norfolk County district attorney before being elected to the 10 th Congressional District in 1997. ...

Chatham Girls Soccer Squad Makes MIAA State Tournament
by Eric Adler. CHATHAM — Snapping a three-year post-season drought, the Chatham girls soccer team qualified for the MIAA Division ...

Peake, Maloy Sprint For The Fourth Barnstable State Rep Vote
by Alan Pollock. The final push is on for Aaron Maloy and Sarah Peake, the two candidates seeking to replace retiring State Representative ...

Saturday School Underway At Harwich High School
by William F. Galvin. HARWICH --- The doors are open to Harwich High School students one Saturday each month under a new program ...

Groups Decry Changes At Community Center Rose Garden
by Alan Pollock. HARWICH — Something smells at the Millie and Tip O’Neill memorial rose garden outside the community center, and it’s not the roses. ...

Bernardo Challenges Doherty For County Commissioner Seat
Chatham resident Thomas Bernardo is running for Barnstable County Commissioner as a Democrat. He is a former selectman and for the ...

Selectmen Move Forward On Beach Plan,
by Alan Pollock. CHATHAM — An all-star team of town officials has produced a draft of a long-awaited North (Nauset) Beach Management ...

Lack Of Vaccine Forces Cancellation Of Chatham Flu Clinic
by Tim Wood. CHATHAM --- The slow arrival of flu vaccine from manufacturers has forced the town to cancel a public flu clinic scheduled for Friday, Nov. 3. ...

A pivotal Election
There’s likely to be a strong turnout in next Tuesday’s election. Town clerks in Chatham and Harwich report strong absentee ...

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