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HARWICH — NASA hopes to have the capabilities to send humans to Mars sometime in the 2030s, but if Matthew Kelley and classmates at Vanderbilt University have a say in the matter, it could happen sooner. Kelley, who recently graduated from Vanderbilt, grew up in Harwich and went to Harwich Elementary School and Chatham Middle School. While he was in middle school, his teacher, Karen Manning, recognized his int...

Monomoy Students Sponsor Lively Senate Candidate Debate

By: Elizabeth Van Wye

HARWICH – Anyone who thinks today’s high school students aren’t interested in the issues that affect their communities would have seen something different at Monomoy Regional High School last Tuesday night. Nearly 150 people showed up to hear a debate between the five candidates vying to replace retiring three-term Senator Dan Wolf, who represents the Cape and Islands district in the Massachussetts Senate. The...

Honoring Those Who Died In Service To The Nation

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The threat of rain did not deter an intrepid audience at the Memorial Day ceremony at Brooks Park on Monday morning, as residents came to hear Lt. Paul Doane, USN, a former four-term state senator of the Cape and Islands and active municipal volunteer. Doane focused on the importance of reflecting and honoring those Americans who died while in service to the nation. For many Americans, Memorial Day h...

Monomoy Start Times Set To Change In 2017

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ When students should arrive at school each day has been a hot topic at a number of recent school committee meetings. Now, after a 4-2 vote, school start times will see a change in the Monomoy district in September 2017. The vote, taken during the May 25 school committee meeting, approved a motion to change the start times at Chatham and Harwich elementary schools to 7:45 a.m., and the start times a...

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...