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Speaker To Chronicle Dynasty Of Rowing Boat Builders

By: Elizabeth Van Wye

HARWICH – “'The Boys In The Boat'…The Rest Of The Story,” set for Thursday, Nov. 9 at 7 pm at the Pilgrim Congregational Church, is the next program in the church’s speakers series. The speaker is Jim Pocock, great nephew of famed boat-builder George Pocock, who built the boat that won the gold medal in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. The 2013 best-selling book “The Boys In The Boat” recounted the story of the ei...

School Committee Influence

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

We respectfully disagree with a statement made by Stephen Davol, one of Chatham's representatives on the Monomoy Regional School Committee, during last week's meeting to fill a vacancy on the education panel. He prefaced his question to the two candidates for the post by cautioning that school committee members “do not affect the day-to-day operations of the schools.” That's the job of the superintendent, he said...

Letters to the Editor, Nov. 2

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Put A Rest To Conspiracy Theories Editor: In the wake of the pending release of the JFK assassination files that have been classified since 1963, I was reminded of my own interest in conspiracy theories, new and old. My wife and I drove across country to Monterey, Calif. from the Cape this summer, stopping in Roswell N.M. to visit the UFO Museum located there. It is an interesting place, filled with artifac...

Russ Allen: Harwich's Hidden History

By: Russ Allen

All over Harwich – based on the pictures I took this past week – there are over 70 of them. Some are easily visible – many are barely noticeable by people driving by – most cannot be read except by pulling off the road and getting out of a car. There is a collection of them in front of the Harwich Police and Fire Departments’ headquarters buildings, and the most recognized one is located near the Route 39-Old Que...

Jena Clough, owner of DreamFyre Pole Fitness, believes that studying pole dance does as much for the mind and attitude as it does for the body. “I’m here to empower women,” she says. “Moms come to me—they can’t stand to look in the mirror.” Through pole dance they have “gotten physical strength and confidence back. The pole means confidence.” Clough, 30, offers classes at Bodystrong Fitness in Orleans and p...

ORLEANS — Nauset Public Schools students may travel in propane-fueled buses starting next September. At a meeting of the joint school committees Oct. 26, the Eastham, Orleans and Wellfleet boards and the regional school committee authorized Superintendent Tom Conrad to negotiate an agreement with the Cape Cod Collaborative to provide student transportation starting next fall. Brewster's committee did not have ...

ORLEANS – The 1850 Captain Linnell House is on track to change hands in October 2020 after owners Bill and Shelly Conway signed a purchase and sales agreement last month with the Orleans Historical Society. The Conways will continue to operate their restaurant and host special events until then. After that, OHS will welcome weddings and special civic and private events. In a joint news release with the Conways...

Chronicle, PBCB, Collaborate On Webcam

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Staff

EAST HARWICH — Visitors to The Cape Cod Chronicle's web page can now view live conditions on Pleasant Bay, thanks to a new webcam installed at Pleasant Bay Community Boating. The camera, which provides a new image every minute or two, is part of a collaboration between the newspaper and PBCB that began in June with the installation of a weather station . The equipment will help improve The Chronicle's storm ...

Mary Elizabeth Roca

By: Contributed

Mary Elizabeth Roca             Brewster, Massachusetts—Mary Elizabeth Roca, 75, left us on October 16, 2017, with her family by her side at Wingate Brewster Nursing Home, after living courageously for one year with lung cancer.             Mary was born September 15, 1942, in Aurora, Illinois to Benjamin Franklin and Katherine Thelma Shirer. She graduated from Batavia High School in not four but thre...

Francis “Friendly Frank” John Lapinski

By: Contributed

Francis “Friendly Frank” John Lapinski 78, died peacefully on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at home in Harwich.               Frank was born in Bayonne N.J., grew up in Far Rockaway, N.Y., raised his family in Kent and West Hartford, Conn.  Frank was the beloved son of the late Frank and Anna Lapinski.  He is survived by his brother Dennis R. Lapinski and his wife Diana of Las Vegas, Nevada; his daughter Laura an...

Sheehan Named To School Committee

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — By joint vote of the board of selectmen and the town's representatives to the Monomoy Regional School Committee, Jo-anne Sheehan was chosen Tuesday to fill a vacancy on the school board. The appointment is valid through May, when voters will choose a candidate to serve until May 2019. Sheehan, a West Chatham resident, retired in 2013 after a lengthy teaching career. Holding an undergraduate history...

CHATHAM – It isn't so much the view of the tower – which looks like a small missile or a very large model rocket – that bothers Tish Crowell. It's the possibility that her backyard could flood because a drainage swale was partially filled to accommodate the structure. “I can see it just going to come right here,” she said of stormwater runoff, looking at the yard of the Crowell Road home she shares with her hu...

Court Narrows Scope Of Skydive Suit Against Town

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – A recent Barnstable Superior Court decision narrows the scope of a lawsuit filed by Cape Cod Skydiving against the town, but allows the action to proceed on several counts, including breach of contract and civil rights violations. After an Oct. 5 hearing, Judge Cornelius Moriarty denied the town's motion to dismiss the $100,000 lawsuit filed by Skydive Cape Cod against the town in January but limited...

Skomal: Chasing White Sharks 'Never Gets Old'

By: Kat Szmit

CHATHAM – The white shark swimming just off the shore of Nauset Beach was angry, but not at the 24-foot boat nearby. That wasn't the problem. The problem was an annoying bluefish that wouldn't stop harassing the shark. While the shark was peeved, those on board the Aleutian Dream marveled at the scene, including longtime shark researcher Greg Skomal. “It never gets old,” he said with a grin.     The...