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CHATHAM – Selectmen have given the Women's Club of Chatham the go-ahead to install a “Tree of Life” sculpture on an exterior wall at the Eldredge Public Library. The sculpture is a gift to the town from the organization in honor of its 100 th anniversary. “The tree of life seemed to be an appropriate sculpture to go in that area,” Ann Hosmer, chair of the club's centennial gift committee, said at last week...

A toxic plankton bloom prompted state officials to close all of Nantucket Sound to shellfishing Monday. The closure includes all of the waters, flats, bays and embayments along the south coast of Cape Cod. That includes Stage Harbor, Mill Pond, Mitchell River, Forest Beach, Cockle Cove Beach and Ridgevale Beach. In Chatham, waters to the east of Morris Island, including the Southway, Chatham Harbor and the ...

Accidents Highlight Bar Danger

By: Tim Wood

Officials Worry Shoaling May Be Closing Inlet CHATHAM – Following a number of recent incidents, town officials are once again warning that the Chatham Bar is a dangerous place to be this time of year, for both experienced and casual boaters. The deterioration of the channel leading into Chatham Harbor is also raising concerns that it may be filling in. Last Thursday, two Orleans men were thrown from ...

Eldredge Library Sponsors Month-long 'Dog Days'

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – The Eldredge Public Library is going to the dogs. This weekend through the middle of November are “Dog Days at the EPL.” The library will sponsor a number of canine-related programs, ranging authors of dog-themes books and stories to an appearance by the Yarmouth Police K-9 unit. “Everybody likes dogs,” said Library Director Irene Gillies. There are all sorts of benefits to having a canine compani...

Chatham FD Hosts Open House

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

CHATHAM – The Chatham Fire Department is hosting an open house at the new fire station at 135 Depot Rd. on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 2 to 4 pm. in support of Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 9 to 15. The event will include fun activities, demonstrations and take-home information for all ages. This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign is “Don’t Wait: Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years.” The National Fir...

HARWICH — Seventy-three years ago Navy Lt. Ralph Wallace Burns informed his commanding officer he was making one more run on an enemy target in the South Pacific before returning to home base. Burns, considered one of the finest pilots in Torpedo Squadron, never made it back. On Saturday approximately 250 people came to honor the World War II pilot with the dedication of the Route 124 bridge over Route 6 in hi...

Aron Makes The Case For The Libertarian Ticket

By: Alan Pollock

WEST HARWICH — If you're unenthusiastic about voting Democratic or Republican in next month's presidential election, Robert Aron has a place for you. The mild-mannered, 71-year-old clinical psychologist wants you to consider voting Libertarian. He's the chairman of the Cape Cod Chapter of the Libertarian Party, and said he was drawn to the ticket because he couldn't see himself voting for either Donald Trump o...

Brooks Library Painting Remains A Contentious Issue

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The preservation of the face of Brooks Free Library has been a hot topic in town over the past couple of years. While selectmen have approved an architectural firm to oversee the work to be performed, the firm remains a bone of contention, as do comments made against a former historic district and historical commission member who takes exception to recommendations made by the firm. Mirande Dupuy-Dewi...

Barnstable County Plans To Expand Dredging Capabilities

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Barnstable County has placed an order for a second dredge to be used in keeping local harbor channels open for boaters. But the county is also beginning to discuss extending dredging activities into freshwater, including rivers and streams leading to headwaters. “My main goal is to clean up estuary passages because they are not flushing out the way they should,” County Commissioner Leo Cakounes said ...

Sharks Run Past Lions In Cross-Country Home Meet

By: Kat Szmit

The St. John Paul II cross country teams put forth a good effort on Tuesday, but even before the last runners crossed the finish line the meet belonged to the home team Monomoy Sharks, who earned a solid victory in the Cape and Islands League. The meet kicked off around 4:30 on Oct. 11, with the Sharks dominating on their home course, a nearly three-mile trek that winds through the Island Pond Cemetery and sur...

Monomoy Falls To West Bridgewater 41-13

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ Don't let the score fool you. Though the Monomoy Sharks fell 41-13 to West Bridgewater on Friday night, it doesn't mean the effort wasn't there. Just ask head coach Paul “Spanky” Demanche. “The kids' effort was terrific,” said Demanche following the loss. “I thought they played hard.” The Wildcats surprised the Sharks at game's start, pushing across the first of several touchdowns as Monomoy wor...

Kat's Pause: Simply The Best

By: Kat Szmit

In 2003 the Boston Red Sox introduced a new player. In 2016, some 13 years and 483 home runs later, David Ortiz marked his final game in Boston with a bittersweet farewell as more than 20,000 fans cheered, clapped, and cried. Now this fan is left with one question: what do you say to someone like that? Every sports fan has their player, the one person they hold in high esteem always, through highs and lows and...

Hilarious 'Spamalot' Is Just What The Doctor Ordered

By: Ellen Petry Whalen

Today, medical science supports the many health benefits of laughter, which can enhance the immune system and lower stress. In other words, The Academy of Performing Arts’ delightfully preposterous “Monty Python’s Spamalot” is just what the doctor ordered. If you’re not familiar with the 2005 Tony Award-winning Best Musical, its tagline says it all: “A new musical lovingly ripped off from the [1975] m...

Monomoy District School News

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Chatham Elementary School CES Winter Clothing Drive CES is having its annual coat and boot exchange during parent conference days, Oct. 25 and 27, from 12:45 to 3 p.m. Donations will be accepted through Oct. 21. Boxes for donations are located near the main office or may be brought to the nurse's office. Donations sought include gently used clean children’s coats, outerwear, boots, sneakers, skates, glo...

Letter to the Editor, Oct. 13

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Vital Help For Library Editor: Recently the Friends of Brooks Free Library sponsored a raffle to benefit the library’s Vision Impaired Technology Assistance at the Library program (VITAL). An afghan that was knitted and donated by members of the library’s Knit Lit group was won by Harwich resident Bev Thatcher. I would like to thank the Knit Lit group for providing such a beautiful raffle prize, the many vo...