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Brooks Academy Unveils Restored 1858 Map

By: Alan Pollock

HARWICH — What does it take to restore a 158-year-old map that is an important resource for genealogists, a striking artifact in the Harwich Historical Society's collection, and a powerful link to local history? It takes the CPA, and a lot of TLC. Using Community Preservation Act funds, Bob Zaremba of Maps of Antiquity spent more than four months restoring the 1858 Walling map of Barnstable, Dukes and Nantu...

Both Monomoy Regional High School and Cape Cod Technical High School will hold commencement ceremonies this weekend. Cape Tech's graduation takes place on Saturday, June 4 at 2 p.m. at the school on Pleasant Lake Avenue in Harwich. Monomoy's second graduating class will receive their diplomas the next day, on Sunday, June 5, at 2 p.m. at the Oak Street school, under a tent on the school grounds. For the ...

HARWICH — It could be a couple of months before the state department of environmental protection rules on a superseding order of conditions request for the proposed shellfish nursery at the former Lucas fish house on the Herring River. That was the word from Mark N. Bartow, an environmental analyst with DEP's bureau of resource protection, when he conducted an onsite hearing last week. He explained the hearing...

Monomoy Girls Golf Wins South Sectionals

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ In just its fourth year of competition, the Monomoy girls golf program has tucked a pretty significant feather in its cap with their win of the South Sectional Crown on Tuesday. According to longtime Monomoy golf supporter Jack Farrell of the Eastward Ho! Golf Club, the Sharks took first place in the match, held at the Brookside Country Club in Bourne, with top golfer Jen Keim the day's medalist wi...

HARWICH ─ In the world of high school athletics, anything can happen, which Monomoy head football coach Ross Jatkola learned when a Connecticut prep school recently made him an offer he really couldn't refuse. At summer's end, Jatkola will become the assistant coach at Cheshire Academy, a Division 1 private school in Cheshire, Conn. Jatkola, who came to Monomoy last fall, wasn't in the market for a new job. ...

Monomoy Fields A Freshman Baseball Team

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ The best coaches and athletes know that the surest way to improve in a sport is more playing time. But what happens when there isn't a team on which to gain that playing time? That was the case with Monomoy High School baseball, which has varsity and junior varsity programs, but no freshman team. Until this year. The move to field a freshman baseball team at Monomoy was fueled by the reality that w...

In January last year, Washington’s National Gallery acquired "The Conscience of Pinkerton," a surreal painting by Doris Lindo Lewis, a pioneering artist with close connections to Chatham. It was chosen out of 17,000 that the National was required to distribute by court order from the Corcoran Museum there. Three years earlier, a painting of hers had appeared in the first-ever international exhibit of American ...

CHATHAM – One hundred spadefoot toad tadpoles not much longer than a fingernail swim in two tanks at the Monomoy Regional Middle School. They’ve been there for about two weeks and are just now developing rear legs, continuing their 45 day metamorphosis, one of the fastest in the amphibian world. They are being head-started as part of a unique program developed by Long Pasture Mass Audubon’s sanctuary director ...

Ireland and the American South have left their mark on Matt Kelley, but make no mistake about it: he’s Harwich born and bred and he’s still Harwich all the way. The former Harwich High School athlete is now Matthew P. Kelley, attorney at law with an office in West Harwich, and deeply involved in the leadership of both the Family Pantry and the Dollars for Scholars committee at Monomoy High School. And when he ...

The 1970s is considered one of the greatest eras for movies, with top directors like Robert Altman, Francis Ford Coppola, William Friedkin, Sidney Pollack, and Sidney Lumet turning out classics like “Nashville,” “The Godfather” and “The Godfather Part II,” “The French Connection,” “Three Days of the Condor” and “Network.” But the '70s was also a period of excess and tackiness, exemplified by garish home styles...

Fighting Phone Scams

By: Tim Wood

We hear frequently from readers and authorities about various phone scams in our area. Last week, The Chronicle received one of these calls from someone purporting to be from Eversource regarding an outstanding bill. When questioned, the caller hung up; when we rang the number on the caller ID, the person answering said only that we'd reached a corporation in Avon. Not everyone can identify the clues of today'...

Seeking Silence In Harwich

By: Russ Allen

Deciding where to live can be daunting. Sometimes we relocate for reasons beyond our control; other moves are based on employment opportunities, lower costs of living, affordable housing, school systems, security, closeness to family, or a long-term desire to live in a place like Cape Cod. We weigh factors such as medical resources, proximity to shopping locations, or the availability of plumbers, electricians, o...

Letters To The Editor, June 2

By: Tim Wood

Special Recognition For Generous Friend Editor: Thank you so much for the article about my most special excursion to Washington, D.C. It was with chagrin, however, that I realized there was no mention of Reese Hines, my special friend Ana Smythe’s husband, also a retired Marine Corps colonel. Reese, like Ana, could not have been more gracious and generous with his time. He welcomed us into their home and de...

Ann Ailes Lax

By: Tim Wood

Ann Ailes Lax, 85, passed away peacefully May 7, in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends. Ann was born in Shaker Heights and moved to the Chagrin Valley with her loving husband of 59 years, Robert (now deceased). Along the way they also fell in love with Chatham and spent many happy and cherished times there as well. Their marriage of 59 years inspired us in its love a...

Lawrence J. Schatzlein

By: Tim Wood

HARWICH -    Lawrence J. Schatzlein,  93,  died May 25  at the Emerson Health and Rehabilitation Center in Emerson, N.J. He resided in Harwich for 19 years.  Formerly he lived in Garden City, LI, N.Y. After graduating from Notre Dame in 1944, he served as a Naval Officer in World War II  and in 1951 served as a Naval Officer in the Korean War.  He was retired from Uniroyal where he worked as a salesman for ...

Carlton M. Woods Jr.

By: Tim Wood

Carlton M. Woods Jr. (Bud), 93, passed away on May 26, 2016. He was born in 1923 in Boston, the son of Marion H Woods and Carlton M Woods. He graduated from Tabor Academy in Marion in 1941, Bowdoin College in 1945 and Tufts Dental School in 1951. He served in World War ll in the US Army Signal Corps and was stationed in India for several of those years. In 1951, after his marriage to Nancy Cheyne, he star...