HARWICH ─ It had been awhile since Ron Bonollo was on the sidelines of a field hockey game, but after seeing a posting for a new head coach at Monomoy High School, he found himself intrigued. When that same posting appeared again a few months later, he decided to go for it. “I said, 'You know what? I'm looking for a challenge and a system that really cares about field hockey,'” Bonollo said. “I'm going to ap...
By: Kat Szmit
HARWICH ─ To the players from the Royal Grammar School in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, it's called football. To players on the Monomoy boys squad, it's soccer. No matter the name, however, on Aug. 25 when the two groups gathered at Monomoy Regional High for a scrimmage it was a chance to play a beloved game and carry on a unique tradition. Every two years players from RGS travel to the United States to face...
By: Ellen Petry Whalen
Glenn Starner-Tate knew his calling as a young child. However, as sometimes happens, life put a few obstacles in his way. “My Music and Me,” now playing at the Chatham Drama Guild, is a one-man autobiographical show starring Starner-Tate that debuted in 2016 at the Cotuit Center for the Arts. The local musician, actor and playwright shares a lifetime of joys and sorrows while slowly rediscovering his childhood...
By: Debra Lawless
“Everything seems to taste better at the beach,” author Kristen H. Scholz Demeo’s mother used to say. Demeo, a member of a four-generation Cape Cod summer family, has published “Harwichport: Three Harbors, One Port: An Inspirational and Historical Guide to this Seaside Haven,” a 33-page valentine to Harwich Port. The short book is designed to help other visitors make their own memories in Harwich Port. “I w...
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When we received Barnstable County Commissioner Ronald Beaty's press release last week announcing “Targeted, localized shark hazard mitigation strategy proposal,” we gave it a quick read and set it aside. We were on deadline and didn't see the announcement as big news, and having dealt with Beaty in the past, we did not take his idea of culling sharks by hooking and shooting them seriously. Alas, others did. ...
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Tech School Project Moves Ahead Editor: On behalf of the Cape Cod Regional Technical High School, I would like to extend my appreciation to the boards of selectmen from the towns of Brewster, Chatham, Dennis, Eastham, Orleans, Truro and Wellfleet for their unanimous approval of our school's building project. In the coming days and weeks, we hope to garner similar endorsements from the remaining five towns. ...
ORLEANS — Selectmen planned to hold their clear-the-air work session on water quality projects last night (Aug. 30) with decisions pending on wastewater collection and treatment options and alternative ways in which the system could be designed, built, and operated. And there's more to come: at the board's Aug. 23 meeting, Selectman Mark Mathison said the shellfish and waterways improvement advisory committe...
By: Ed Maroney
ORLEANS — Sharks are becoming a fact of life in the waters off Cape Cod, and the town needs to alter its beach rescue operations. “The regularity of white sharks being in the vicinity of the beach justifies a new approach to ocean rescue,” Natural Resources Director Nate Sears told selectmen Aug. 23. “I no longer feel comfortable sending lifeguards a considerable distance offshore to rescue persons in distre...
Miriam Ellen Scott Miriam Ellen Scott, age 90, of Chatham was granted her final wish having passed away peacefully in her own home surrounded by caregivers and family, August 5. Miriam or “Mim” as her friends and colleagues so affectionately called her, was born August 17, 1926 in Arlington to Harold Puffer and Edith (Fraser) Puffer. Mim earned her associates degree in the f...
By: Alan Pollock
PLEASANT LAKE — Two men face a variety of charges stemming from an alleged shooting that police say followed a drug deal gone wrong Monday. Police say a 21-year-old man from Harwich had arranged to purchase an unknown quantity of marijuana from two other men at the commuter parking lot on Route 124 just before 6:30 p.m. Monday. “The drug deal went wrong and turned violent, which resulted in the suspect sh...
CHATHAM — Thanks to several well-timed rainstorms, the town's water system is keeping up with demand this summer. But officials say that, with another four weeks of summer left, it wouldn't take much more than another heat wave to stress the system beyond capacity. There are also predictions for a warmer-than-usual autumn ahead, Public Works Director Tom Temple told selectmen last week. Water and Sewer A...
CHATHAM – The sandwich board sign announcing the town's farmers market was a familiar and welcome sight to many of the fans of the weekly market. Distinctively hand-lettered by artist Greta Ribb, it conveyed the intensely local and down-to-earth nature of the market. So it's understandable that many, especially the market organizers, were heartbroken when the sign was stolen. And then, unexpectedly, they we...
By: Tim Wood
CHATHAM – The proposed demolition of a home along Stage Harbor Road was halted by the historical commission last week, the second time in recent months the group has put a hold on plans to raze a historic structure in the neighborhood. The action comes as the commission prepares for a meeting Saturday of Stage Harbor Road property owners to discuss the creation of a National Historic Register District in the n...
CHATHAM ─ If it looked like there was a party happening at the Marconi Maritime Center in Chatham on Monday, well, there was. But instead of celebrating all things maritime, this time the museum was looking to the skies as they hosted a festive gathering in honor of the historic partial eclipse. Attendees not only were given special opaque viewing glasses with which to view the moon as it passed in front of ...
CHATHAM – Human remains discovered last Thursday at an Uncle Albert's Drive property during excavation for a swimming pool are thought to be Native American in origin, according to police. Initial examination by a state forensic anthropologist from the Chief Medical Examiner's Office indicated there were two to three sets of remains, which were buried about four feet deep. It appears to have been a family buri...