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CHATHAM – Former selectman and long-time service station operator Ben Goodspeed has been named as the marshal of this year's Independence Day parade. Goodspeed will lead off the parade riding in a 1954 Willys Jeep, according to Independence Day Parade Committee Chairman Brad Schiff. “Well over 90” parade entries have been received for the event, which attracts thousands of people to Main Street every year, ...

Author Recounts World War I 'Attack On Orleans'

By: Debra Lawless

During WWI, the only known attack by the Germans on American soil took place on Nauset Beach in Orleans. July 21, 1918 dawned a “hot and hazy day,” author Jake Klim told a standing-room-only audience at the Atwood House Museum last Sunday. Klim now lives in North Bethesda, Md., where he works in television production. Growing up on Cape Cod, references to the events of that day in Orleans intrigued him. In 201...

After a hiatus, the James Baran Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by The Cape Cod Chronicle for Monomoy Dollars for Scholars in memory of longtime Chronicle columnist Jim Baran, is once again helping a student to reach her dreams. The student who has been awarded the $500 scholarship is Monomoy Regional High School graduate Hannah Thacher of Harwich, who will attend Husson University in Maine in the fall. Thac...

CHATHAM ─ On the table in front of James Hereford and Ruth Drake stands the state of Maine's highest peak, Mt. Katahdin. Nearby, on another table, stands the Empire State Building, and not too far from that, Seattle's renowned Space Needle. Glance around and the keen observer might also spot a Hawaiian volcano, a Floridian manatee, and the Colorado state flag. In fact, the entire cafeteria at Chatham Elementary...

HARWICH — A license plate recognition system is scheduled to replace disposal area stickers on July 1. The town has been running a pilot program for the past several months, using cameras to identify license plates on the vehicles of residents who have paid for disposal permits. Town Administrator Christopher Clark said this week the system is being fine-tuned in preparation for the July 1 start of the program...

HDHC: Cooperation Yields Results With Demolition Delays

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — A little cooperation goes a long way in the historic Campground section of town, a couple of homeowners found out this week. A month ago the homeowners were wrestling with the Historic District and Historical Commission over demolition of historic structures in the 11-acre site adjacent to Nantucket Sound. The commission issued two one-year demolition delays on structures in the Ocean Grove Campgroun...

A Long Time Coming: Crowell Workshop Nears Completion

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH CENTER — Reconstruction of the historic A. Elmer Crowell Barn at the Brooks Academy site has been ongoing for two years, much longer than town officials had hoped. But there seems to be renewed optimism the work will be completed in the next couple of weeks. The barn was constructed in East Harwich in the late 1800s and was used as the workshop by world-renowned bird carver A. Elmer Crowell and his son...

HARWICH ─ There are many paths to success in life. Now, thanks to the students of Monomoy Regional High School's Alternative Learning Program (ALP), there is a new path at the school, one that leads to a quiet place of reflection, created for students by students. According to ALP student Greg Hastings, the motivation for creating the space was simple. “It looked like a prison,” Hastings said. “Kids said ...

HARWICH—Perhaps Plato got it right. Twenty-four centuries ago the Greek philosopher declared that, “The beginning is the most important part of any work, especially in the case of the young...” Educators and leadership within the Cape Cod Collaborative and the Dennis-Yarmouth and Monomoy Regional School Districts couldn’t agree more. The regional school districts, with the Cape Cod Collaborative, have partnere...

New Water Tank Construction Underway At Lothrop Ave.

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The views along Lothrop Avenue will be changing over the next several months with the completion of a new ground-based water tank that will replace the 172-foot elevated storage tank that has projected above the tree line for more than 30 years. The new tank, which will hold one million gallons of water, will be a lot less conspicuous, rising up only 36 feet. The concrete tank, wrapped with an inner ...

Lower Cape Senior Babe Ruth Is Back In Action

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ Cape Cod Baseball League isn't the only game in town. If you want to catch a game between younger stars on the rise, get yourself to a match featuring the Lower Cape Senior Babe Ruth team and you'll be in for some sweet baseball. The team, coached by Steve Porter, Michael Porter, and Patrick Watson, is comprised mainly of players from Monomoy and Nauset high schools, with a handful of off-Cape team m...

HARWICH ─ The first day of summer turned out to be a great day for baseball, and an even better day for the Harwich Mariners, who earned a 3-0 victory against the Y-D Red Sox to keep them firmly in place at the top of Cape League as the 2016 season progresses. Pitcher BJ Myers enjoyed a stellar game for the visiting Mariners, pitching 7.1 innings in which he allowed just four hits and no runs while recording t...

Anglers Riding the Win-Lose Wave

By: Kat Szmit

CHATHAM ─ Ten innings proved too much for the Chatham Anglers on Friday as they were outlasted by the visiting Brewster Whitecaps, but the weekend wasn't all bad for the boys in blue, who came back the next night to defeat Falmouth, fell to the Y-D Red Sox, and then Monday night got the best of the Gatemen. Chatham put the first run on the scoreboard against the Whitecaps on Friday, after a special opening cer...

Dealing with numbers is no problem for Marissa McKenna, and that's a good thing, because as Chatham Assistant Treasurer-Collector, numbers are a regular aspect of her work. But while dealing with finances and tallies might be part of her job, there is more to life on Cape Cod for McKenna, who is truly treasuring her time here. Originally from Connecticut, McKenna came to Cape Cod when her mother took a job wit...

Attention music lovers: The Wequassett Resort and Golf Club’s 13 th Annual Cape Cod Jazz Festival will kick off on Tuesday, June 28 with the jazz vocalist Suede. Suzanne Vega, James Montgomery and other popular names in jazz, folk and blues will also perform on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings during the 10-week festival which will wrap up on Aug. 31. All performances begin at 8:30 p.m. in the resort’s Garden T...

The man sits alone in his small, dreary apartment, lonely and socially isolated in a time way before cell phones.  Sitting in an easy chair in arm's reach of his beloved record player that even his cleaning lady is forbidden to touch, he invites the audience to listen along to the tunes that carry him away when he's feeling blue and anxious.  "A story and a few good songs are just a little something you have to e...