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Harwich Examines New Community Development Direction

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — There could be changes coming to the planning department as town officials examine a move toward officially establishing the position of community development director and having the assistant town administrator serve in that capacity. Town Administrator Christopher Clark said the concept is part of due diligence deliberations given that eight-year veteran Town Planner David Spitz is retiring on July...

Monomoy Baseball Hits A Bump

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ It's been a tough go for the Monomoy boys baseball team as of late, with the Sharks falling in two of their last four games, but even as the post-season nears, head coach Steve Wilson is realistically optimistic. Even fresh off his team's 17-7 loss to D-Y on May 23, Wilson remained objective, issuing a reminder that while wins are great, so too is building the skills of a team's respective players....

by Tim Wood One of Chatham's most important painters was Alice Stallknecht, whose mural “Christ Preaching to the Multitude” depicted Jesus as a modern-day fisherman standing in a dory beneath the Chatham Lighthouse bluff. When it was displayed at the First Congregational Church in 1933, it caused a sensation, both locally and nationally. Stallknecht's son, Frederick S. Wight, was also an artist of note, a...

CHATHAM ─ When it comes to the written word, Alan Pollock isn't one to shy away from a challenge. That's why when he learned that a book about Chatham needed an author, he took on the task, with gusto. The result is the engaging, interesting, and in some cases, eyebrow-raising book simply titled “Chatham,” released this week. Pollock, who has been with the Chronicle 20 years and in the news business for slig...

Back when Christine Hughes-Prince was a child growing up in the Midwest, she spent many a summer running with a gang of siblings and cousins on 17 acres at her grandparents’ house in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. “We’d play kick the can, go fishing in the brooks, swimming in the lake,” Hughes-Prince recalled recently. “We would leave the house and my parents wouldn’t know where we were until dinner tim...

Artist and author John Hutchinson of Chatham has just published his first children’s book, “Bertie’s Adventure at the Beach” (Hummingbird Publishing, 2016), a charming story illustrated by Hutchinson’s daughter Scout. Hutchinson dedicates the book to his mother, Harriet Jaqueth Fitz Hutchinson, who shared the genesis of this story with Hutchinson. He says his mother, who died in 1983, “taught me so much about ...

The Dark Side

By: Kristin Andres

For billions of years, all life has relied on nature’s predictable rhythm of day and night which plays an integral role in the life cycles of all living things. Plants and animals depend on this cycle of sunlight and darkness in reproduction, feeding, sleep, and protection from predators. At a recent talk, Dr. Doug Tallamy, entomologist at University of Delaware, shared how humans have radically disrupted this cy...

Letters To The Editor

By: Tim Wood

Questions Selectman's Independence  Editor: When Selectman Love was a candidate she assured us that her maximum efforts would focus upon bringing more unity to the board. Her first vote was a negative one causing a 3-2 division in the election for  chairman, thus confirming the widespread opinion that when elected she would serve as a puppet for the board’s maverick, Seth Taylor. Charles U. Daly Chatham ...

Worth Every Penny

By: Tim Wood

There is almost universal agreement that the Chatham Fire and Rescue Department is top notch, about as skilled and professional as they come. For many years that was the case despite the department operating out of substandard facilities that failed to meet health and safety codes, provided little opportunity for on-site training and or expansion for new, modern equipment. All that changes this week. Depot ...

Happy Days

By: John Whelan

Happy days are here again The skies above are clear again So, let’s sing a song of cheer again Happy days are here again. Jack Ager wrote this song way back in 1929, with lyrics by Jack Yellen. Franklin Roosevelt used it in his political campaigns, but we are not being political here. “Happy Days” are here again because very shortly the patient people of Chatham will have survived the closing of not o...

Dorothy Margaret Kishibay

By: Larson Funeral Home

DOROTHY MARGARET KISHIBAY artist, lecturer, demonstrator, art juror, wife, mother and creative spirit went home to Jesus on Sunday, May 15, 2016. She is predeceased by her husband, Charles O. Kishibay, Professor Emeritus of Engineering Education at the University of Bridgeport. Born in 1924 in Bridgeport, Conn. to George and Veronica DeMirjian (Kaysalian) she attended both Hall Elementary School and Harding High ...

Claire T. King

By: Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home

EAST PROVIDENCE - "Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without." - Confucius.  It was clear to anyone who knew Claire Tracy King of East Providence (formerly of West Yarmouth and Chatham) that music brought her immense pleasure that was a joy to witness.  Claire passed away peacefully at age 90 on Mother's Day, May 8, 2016, surrounded by family and the music she loved.  She was predecea...

Audrey I. Colucci

By: Contributed

Audrey I. Colucci, born in the Bronx, N.Y., widow of Joseph A. Colucci, died Sunday May 15, 2016. Audrey raised her family of five boys in Pleasantville, N.Y. and Chatham. She is survived by her five boys and many grandchildren and her memories and legacy she built will live on with all who knew and loved her.

Understanding Concussions

By: Kat Szmit

Part I: Taking It On The Chin - Sidelined by Concussion , Athlete Urges Awareness Nick Delande will never forget Sept. 28, 2015. That was the day the Monomoy High School student athlete suffered an injury during a soccer game that not only left him with a broken jaw, but also a concussion so severe it sent him into a months-long ordeal that ultimately forced Nick to withdraw from school during his senior y...

Songs Shine In Johnny Cash Bio 'Ring Of Fire'

By: Amy Tagliaferri

Johnny Cash's life was one of recovery, a bit of fame too soon, then fame transformed, all with a gripping love story. Richard Maltby, Jr. who created the Tony Award-winning "Ain't Misbehavin'," also created "Ring of Fire," a tale of the charismatic singer told only through his music. The Cape Cod Theatre Company's producing artistic director Nina Schuessler saw an opportunity to bring the production to the W...