OSTERVILLE/HARWICH ─ The Monomoy girls basketball team tucked two league wins under its cap in the past week, defeating Sturgis East in a commanding 58-32 victory before defeating Cape Cod Tech 47-25 on the road last Thursday. “Getting two wins in a row, considering all our injuries and illnesses, is very welcome,” said head coach Pete Richer. The Sharks got off to a slow start against the Seahawks, takin...
HARWICH ─ The Sharks started strong but couldn't sustain their momentum against Martha's Vineyard on Monday, falling 77-47, just days after earning a much-needed victory against Sturgis West on the road. It took both teams the better part of the first quarter to find the scoreboard in Monday's match at Monomoy, but it was the Sharks that struck first, putting up two points from a well-timed shot by Sam Reed....
By: Kat Szmit
In more than a decade of sports reporting, I've definitely had the opportunity to meet my fair share of coaches. Each has been memorable for different reasons, and that includes Roy Porter, who passed away recently after a battle with cancer. I knew Coach Porter not from this job, but a past position when he was first head coach at Cape Cod Academy, and then Sturgis East. In a sea of stern-faced leaders shouti...
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More than a foot of snow – 14.5 inches was reported in East Harwich and South Chatham – fell in the area during Saturday's blizzard, leaving slick roads and canceled events in its wake. The storm also created a winter wonderland of sparkling landscapes and perfect surfaces for sledding, which kids and adults alike took advantage of at their sledding hills of choice throughout the area. Rain and milder temperature...
By: Cape Cod Chronicle
Chatham Elementary School Over the past two weeks, Mrs. Cleary's class conducted short research projects where students researched a winter holiday or celebration in another country. Students then gathered their research and organized it to write a five-paragraph expository essay. They also prepared a visual aid for their project that could have been a poster, tri-fold or PowerPoint presentation. We have inv...
When it opened more than a century ago, the Chatham Orpheum Theater, like most movie houses of the day, operated like a repertoire house – films were screened for a day or two before being replaced by new releases. Lengthy runs were rare. The Chatham theater, also like many other small hometown cinemas of the day, also doubled as a live venue for revues and staged plays, performed by traveling companies or loc...
By: Cape Cod Chronicle
It has certainly been a tumultuous few months, with Harwich Town Administrator Christopher Clark interviewing for a new position in several communities in Massachusetts. Clark was a finalist in four communities for positions of town manager and town administrator, but he did not land a job in those communities. He told The Chronicle this week “maybe they (the selectmen in those communities) see that my heart's no...
By: Donna Tavano
The winds had been strong for days; maybe that was why there was so much debris on our beach. A small section of the shoreline was littered with dozens of weathered boards and driftwood. Up ahead I spied what looked like a seal pup; as I got closer I realized it was a huge ball of tangled boat lines. The ebb and flow of tides is so predictable, yet so fickle in what they choose to steal from us and spit out later...
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Cooperative Effort Warms The Heart Editor: It warmed my cold winter heart to read your Dec. 29 piece “Chatham Selectmen Back Eldredge Garage Purchase” and learn that there is such remarkable private/pubic cooperation on acquiring this property for the town. I urge the selectmen to arrange the financing as soon as possible so that all Chathamites and visitors can avail themselves of this in-town treasure ...
Helen Hardman Krumpe Helen (Schmidt) Hardman Krumpe, 102, of Brewster, passed away on Thursday, December 29th at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis, Mass. She died peacefully, surrounded by her children. Helen was born in New York, NewYork on October 16, 1914. She moved with her family to Williamstown, Mass. as a child. After graduating from Williamstown High School, she attended Simmons College in ...
Helen K. Katz It is with sadness that the family of Helen K. Katz announces her passing. Helen, 90, died of natural causes in her home in West Chatham on December 22, 2016. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Maurice Katz, of West Chatham; son, Geoffrey Katz, of Michoacan, Mexico and New Boston, N.H.; daughter, Dianne Oliver, of Simi Valley, Calif.; grandchildren: Holen Katz Hirsh,...
Eugene P. Salvati, M.D. of Martinsville, N.J. and Chatham, passed away on December 8, 2016. He was born in the coal mining town of Pursglove, West Virginia on September 7, 1923. He earned a BS from West Virginia University, and an M.D. from the University of Maryland. He was a die-hard fan of West Virginia University football. His hobbies included making wine and pizza. He loved fishing the r...
Arthur “Skip” Hall December 13, 1934 – December 31, 2016 S ORLEANS - “Skip” Arthur Dudley Hall II, 82, of Orleans, passed on the eve of Dec 31, 2016 surrounded by family. Born in Cambridge, Skip lived in Medford, Winchester, and summered in Yarmouth Port, where he developed a passion for sailing. At Kimball Union Academy, he excelled in hockey ...
Charles K. Tuttle Charles K. Tuttle of Palm City, Fla. and Chatham died peacefully on Jan. 7, 2017. Charlie, as he was known, was 66 and born in Chatham. Fran, his beloved wife, friend and care giver was by his side as he departed on his spiritual journey. Charlie was the son of Charles L. Tuttle and Norma M Stackhouse. He was the beloved husband of Fran Tuttle and brother of John, Susan and J...
Amos H. Mumford Amos H. Mumford, 88, of Chatham died peacefully with many of his family members present on Dec. 29, 2016 at Cape Cod Hospital after battling pneumonia. Born in Wayne, N.J. in 1928 and son of Harry Mumford and Fredrika (Steinke) Mumford, graduated from Boston Museum of Fine Arts School and spent 40 years as an art director in advertising for various firms in New York City and New...
By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley
Newly minted Chatham Historical Society Trustee Stuart Green has been hard at work recently, seeking historic preservation funds to help restore Chatham's circa-1762 Atwood House Museum. Nevertheless, he wants to make one thing clear. “It's not just about the buildings,” Green explains. “It's the people.” Green's passion for nonprofit work, for “giving back as much to the community as I receive,” began when he...