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Timothy Ruggles – The Rise and Fall of a Massachusetts Loyalist

By Bill Daley Timothy Ruggles of Sandwich was a prominent leader in the Massachusetts colony during the time immediately preceding the American Revolution in 1775. Had he not been a Loyalist, he might have been one of the founding fathers … Continue reading

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Sandwich in the Civil War

The Civil War Memorial Wall Plaque has been delivered and it now hangs on the wall of the first staircase case landing at Town Hall. It shows the full names of the 294 Sandwich men who served as soldiers and … Continue reading

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Optimism Flows At Forum About Wing’s Future

JAMES KINSELLA | Cape Cod Times | April 20, 2015 Some people would look at the Henry T. Wing School and see an aging, cobbled-together building with serious (read “expensive”) structural and electrical problems. Others would look at the same 104,000-square-foot … Continue reading

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Justice Resource Institute Solicits SHC and Public Input

Representative of JRI attended the January 7, 2015 meeting of the SHC to discuss plans for a new school building at 209 Route 6A in Sandwich. The plans and photographs provided by JRI are provided below. (Now updated with the parking … Continue reading

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Preserving Sandwich’s Brady’s Island

By Paul Gately Posted Feb. 6, 2014 @ 1:21 pm Updated Feb 6, 2014 at 1:25 PM Brady’s Island is part of that natural swath between the Mill Creek marsh to the east and the wetland on the edge of … Continue reading

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Sandwich building could become new cultural center

By George Brennan, July 28, 2013 SANDWICH – An old building where the children of glass-factory workers once went to school could get new life as a cultural center. Selectmen have agreed to allow the town’s Historical Commission to … Continue reading

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Public/private effort may chart Sand Hill School future in Sandwich

SANDWICH BROADSIDER Posted Jun 10, 2013 @ 06:00 AM SANDWICH — When it comes to deciding the fate and future of historic properties around Sandwich, the town has had limited success in recent years; Town Hall restoration aside. What to … Continue reading

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Five more homes to receive distinctive Sandwich historical markers

SANDWICH BROADSIDER Posted Jun 06, 2013 @ 08:00 AM SANDWICH —  The Sandwich Historical Commission has unanimously approved distinctive markers for five more homes that help define the town’s architectural look and family histories. A marker will be attached to … Continue reading

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A Christmas Night Murder in 1857

By Bill Daley It was Christmas night 1857 and “peace on earth, good will toward men” was not in the air in the glass workers village of Sandwich’s Jarvesville. A 15-year-old lad named Daniel Fogarty Jr. would be murdered that … Continue reading

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Old Town Burying Ground Gets Restoration Work

Thirty-nine damaged and fallen gravestones in Sandwich’s oldest burying ground are getting professional restoration this fall. Work was begun in late September and is likely to continue into November, 2012 in a contract initiated by Jennifer Madden of the Historical … Continue reading

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