Peake wins; Pampered Palate closes; Garden dispute still not rosey

News of the week from the Cape Cod Chronicle

  Sunset at Cockle Cove in Chatham.  Photo by John Fitts.

Peake Wins Fourth District Seat
CC-ChronicleSarah Peake became only the second Democrat in recent history to capture the Cape and Islands Fourth District State Representative seat Tuesday, beating back a strong challenge from political newcomer Aaron Maloy.  FULL STORY

Financial Difficulties Force Closure Of Pampered Palate
CHATHAM --- On Monday afternoon, Gabe Parker, general manager of the Pampered Palate Market, used a calculator to figure out the discount on a basketful of items one of the day's few customers brought to the front counter.  He'd opened the shop, located in The Cornfield complex in West Chatham, in the hopes of liquidating the remaining stock to help meet the final payroll.    FULL STORY

Consultant: Make New School Driveway One-Way
CHATHAM --- A traffic consultant has recommended that the new access to the middle/high school complex from Crowell Road be restricted to entry only, to avoid conflicts with another school driveway just 50 feet away.   FULL STORY

Downtown Construction Projects Disrupt Business, Owners Say
CHATHAM --- This isn't the busiest time of year in the downtown business district.  So anything that disrupts the already slow flow of customers can have a significant impact on the bottom line.   FULL STORY

Selectmen Vent Frustration Over DEP Delays, Again
CHATHAM - Selectmen Tuesday voted to send a letter to lawmakers and state environmental officials decrying the state's continued delays in issuing a key water quality report.  Without the Cockle Cove Creek nitrogen study, the town's wastewater plan is backed up in the pipeline.

Some Neighbors Unhappy With Landscaping At Habitat Houses
CHATHAM - Some abutters to the three new Habitat for Humanity houses off of Stony Hill Road are complaining that not enough has been done to screen the new development from view.

A's Aces Currier And Duda Enshrined In Cape League Gold
CHATHAM - Chatham A's aces Rik Currier and Steve Duda were two of nine former players who were inducted into the Cape Cod Baseball League Hall of Fame during Saturday's ceremony at the Chatham Bars Inn.   FULL STORY

Merriam Gets Selectmen's Support As Next Town Administrator
HARWICH ---James Merriam, the assistant to the mayor of Attleboro and a former town administrator in Walpole, was selected on Monday to serve as the new town administrator. The decision is subject to contract negotiations.   FULL STORY

State Officials Entertain Dredging Master Plan, Including Allen Harbor Basin
HARWICH --- State and federal officials met here last Thursday to begin sifting through permitting options for dredging local harbors. The town has presented a master plan pre-application for dredge permits in local waters, but there are complications surrounding inner harbor projects and disposal of silt.   FULL STORY

Students' Exit Polls Offer Interesting Insights
HARWICH - As they have in years past, student pollsters from Harwich High School provided a story behind the vote counts in many of the races decided on Tuesday.  Students from John Dickson's senior government class stood outside the polls during the morning, and asked 370 Harwich residents how they cast their ballots.   FULL STORY

Selectmen Give Cultural Group Access
HARWICH --- The cultural council will be breathing new life into the recreation building over the next several months to draw attention to and interest in establishing a cultural center at the Sisson Road site. The council also hopes to develop such a center at the former West Harwich schoolhouse.   FULL STORY

Health Board Chairman Admits Food Inspections Lacking
HARWICH --- Selectmen were warned Monday night the health and safety of the citizens of the town have been compromised as a result of the failed override more than a year ago.

Rose Garden Parties Still Working Toward Resolution
HARWICH ---   Acting Town Administrator Stephen Lombard said he is scheduled to meet once again with parties involved with landscaping issues at the town's community center on Oak Street.  FULL STORY

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