Harwich joins regionalization talks; New break reshapes shore; New Chatham merchant group

News from the Lower Cape, January 23, 2008

CC-ChronicleHeadlines from the Cape Cod Chronicle:
CHATHAM
Citing merchants flap, selectmen deny chamber funds

- Town withholds $20,000, encourages chamber to fix rift with the former merchant's association
Merchants may form new, independent group
-  Merchants meet to discuss forming a new group after their association was dissolved by the Chatham Chamber two weeks ago
New home permits down for third straight year
- Number of homes built in Chatham in 2007 declined, but not has much as the rest of the state and nation
Erosion continues to threaten camps
- Fred Truelove had camp demolished rather than letting the sea get it
New break reshapes shore
- Erosion from new break triggers beach nourishment projects
Summers: Town government too big
- Selectman tells fellow board members he thinks there are two many employees for a town Chatham's size
Chatham's Woman's Club at 93
- Not your mother's woman's club
HARWICH
Committees battle over police station space needs
- Will it be big enough and what of the outstanding cost of $10M?
DOR will not rule on school department spending
- Department of Revenue has decided not to take a stand on the spending questioned by the Harwich Tax Association
Harwich joins regionalization talks
- Town Administrator will meet with D-Y counterparts on January 31 for an 'ice breaker' session
Harwich marks MLK Day
- Residents celebrate diversity in Dr. King's name
Health Department targets Harwich Central Cafe
- Board says septic system is not appropriate for food preparation and service
Residents shape economic vitality
- Citizens participate in shaping a strategic plan to improve local economy and draw community interest

Read these and other stories in the Cape Cod Chronicle here.

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harwich_oracle_155Headlines from the Harwich Oracle:
FlexRoute public hearing Thursday
- Hearing sponsored by the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority  will be held at the Eastham Town Hall
Tribute to King
- Harwich commemorated the birth of MLK at an event sponsored by Harwich No Place for Hate

Read these and other stories in the Harwich Oracle here

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