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Our Back Yard Shark Tank

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

By: Contributed

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

By: Contributed

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...

School News, June 22

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Officials Warn Boaters Of More Shifting Sands

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...

Town Seeks Public Support In Refuge Dispute

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — In a statement released Tuesday, town officials asked the public to send letters to Gov. Charlie Baker and to key lawmakers expressing support for a bill that would negate the proposed expansion of the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge boundary. “With the recent change in make-up of the board of selectmen, the board's subcommittee managing the town's campaign is Selectman Jeffrey Dykens and Selectma...

At U.N., Tolley Touts Small-scale Fisheries

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — Fisheries activist Brett Tolley of Chatham has told many people about the plight of small-scale fishermen like his father, who left the industry because he couldn't compete with big corporate interests. Last week, he told that story to world leaders in a special forum at the United Nations in New York. A proud member of a fourth-generation fishing family, Tolley works as a community organizer and p...

Saquatucket Landside Costs Still An Outstanding Issue

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The landside Saquatucket Harbor renovation costs could be an outstanding issue with some members of the board of selectmen as the town looks toward going out to bid for elements of the project next month. The latest estimate for the project prepared by Brown Lindquist Fenuccio & Raber Architects, Inc., Harbormaster John Rendon stated in a memo to selectmen, is $3,637,171. That number caught the e...