“I am Arthur, King of the Britons!” The loud and sonorous voice of Christopher Schultz rang through the audience at the Academy Playhouse in Orleans on Friday in the opening night of “Spamalot.” Based on the film “Monty Python and The Holy Grail,” the musical comedy included all of the classic Monty Python scenes, coconuts, a killer rabbit, an intriguing discussion of African versus European swallows, and of cour...
By: Kat Szmit
The folks at Wild Care, Inc., of Cape Cod have an important message for drivers encountering turtles in the roadway: Stop! You just might save a life. Each year when spring begins its migration into summer here on the peninsula, not only does Cape Cod see an influx of tourist traffic, but roadways also see an increase in turtle crossings, particularly of snapping turtles looking for suitable locations to lay t...
By: John Whelan
Where the river is windin’, big nuggets they’re findin’ North to Alaska go north the rush is on [mush] North to Alaska go north the rush is on. [mush]. In 1960, Mike Phillips wrote it and Johnny Horton sang it, and “North to Alaska” became an all-time great country hit. The song topped the country and western charts from Jan. 9 to Feb. 13, 1961. The lyric tells of Sam McCord and his partners and h...
By: Cape Cod Chronicle
They're here. Like clockwork, they arrived the same time as last year. While there are just a few of them now, in a short time they'll proliferate in our waters and force large numbers of year-rounders to seek higher ground. We refer, of course, to great white sharks. The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy confirmed that a receiver in Shark Cove, off Monomoy Island, detected a signal from Scratchy, who tag...
David Kermit Norris David Kermit Norris, 76 (known by friends and family as Kermit) of Chatham, passed away on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Born in Canton, N.C. to Paul and Margaret Norris, Kermit grew up in the Carolina Beach area of N.C. He was married for 19 years to his high school sweetheart Betty with whom he had two children, David Jr. and Grace. He attended Methodist College in Faye...
Franklin Montross III Franklin Montross III died at his home in North Chatham on June 10, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was born in Tarrytown, New York in 1928. He attended St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire and Duke University. He served in the U.S. Air Force before beginning his banking career at Northern Westchester National Bank. He later worked at Manufactu...
By: Cape Cod Chronicle
Monomoy Regional Middle School On June 9, Monomoy Regional Middle School inducted the newest members of the National Junior Honor Society. The National Junior Honor Society is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding middle level students. More than just an honor roll, NJHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, lead...
By: Ed Maroney
ORLEANS — Members of the conservation commission got two earfuls each of neighborhood opposition June 20 to Eversource's plan to relocate distribution lines from over Cedar Pond to above residential streets. No one from the public spoke in support of the plan for foiling the soiling of the pond caused by excretions of roosting cormorants. The utility proposed relocating the lines to Canal, Cedar Pond, Jones,...
By: Ed Maroney
ORLEANS — Selectmen voted last week to file for permits for a phased retreat of the town's facilities at Nauset Beach. “The average rate of erosion was 12 feet per year between 1994 and 2005,” town consultant Leslie Fields of the Woods Hole Group told the board July 10. “The last two years, it's been a little bit less. Mother Nature has bought the town a little bit of time.” That reprieve has allowed a co...
By: Staff Reports
CHATHAM — A body recovered from the area of North Beach Monday afternoon has been identified as that of 78-year-old David Murdoch, a well respected member of the town's maritime community and a fixture around Chatham's waterfront. Officials say they received a call for an overdue boater and an unattended dinghy was found on the tip of North Beach Island shortly before 4 p.m. Murdoch's remains were located near...
By: Kat Szmit
I've been watching with interest the trial involving Michelle Carter, a young woman who made the disconcerting decision not only to encourage Conrad Roy III to commit suicide, but upon realizing he was following through with the act, did nothing to stop him. Today (Friday) she was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter. Something big that I take away from this verdict? Your words and deeds matter, especially wh...
CHATHAM – Mark Chester began taking the photographs that became “The Bay State: A Multicultural Landscape” in 2015, well before immigration became the hot-button issue it is today. “This is not intended to be a geopolitical project,” said Chester, who grew up in Springfield and now lives in Woods Hole, “but it seems like it's becoming more meaningful.” Chester's project involves photographing more than 400 ...
Sean Stone hasn't had an easy life. Within his family, the Monomoy Regional High School sophomore has been exposed to abuse, violence and addiction. He found an unlikely mentor to guide him through these difficulties and help point him on a path toward a career: Sherlock Holmes. The fictional detective, Stone said, “gave me a sense of hope,” partly because even though he solves seemingly impossible crimes...
By: Alan Pollock
CHATHAM — Thanks to the whims of Chatham's shifting sands, boaters can now quickly travel between Nantucket Sound and the Atlantic for the first time in more than 25 years. But particularly for people in smaller boats, exploring the east side waters means taking extra safety precautions. Chatham Harbormaster Stuart Smith and other experts spoke to a large crowd of recreational boaters Saturday, updating them...