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HARWICH ─ What do you do when it's your last home game of the 2017 Cape League season and you want to give fans something to celebrate? If you're the Harwich Mariners you groove to the music playing over the PA system, give the game your all, and come away with a 7-4 victory against Brewster. In his final appearance with the Mariners, top-notch hurler and Cape League All-Star Tyler Baum earned the win by thr...

Feminists unite! George Bernard Shaw, the Nobel Prize-winning playwright, heard your voices before your time had come. Is it a matter between two men to debate the passions of romantic love versus the complacency of a dignified marital relationship? Or might the woman in question learn to speak for herself? Is it her right to choose her own destiny? "Candida" at the Monomoy Theater formalizes the discussion of...

That first time you see your child shine it takes your breath away. It’s also the time you realize that this human being you brought into the world is a person, a person who can achieve incredible things. Billy Elliot’s father is drowning; drowning in grief over his wife’s death and drowning in worry because of the imminent coal miners’ strike. Jackie Elliot is trying so hard to give his sons, Tony and Billy, ...

Our View: Step Up To Ensure Parade Steps Off

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Would Chatham still be Chatham without its iconic Independence Day parade? Sure. Would the absence of the event make the July 4 holiday just a little bit duller for a whole lot of people? For sure. The recent resignation of all five members of the Independence Day parade committee, however, leaves a large void that needs to be filled. No doubt, it's a lot of work putting together the event, which has ...

Letters to the Editor, Aug. 10

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Overpass For Harwich Port? Editor: All summer long, we encounter interminable traffic delays driving through Harwich Port center due to frequent pedestrian crossings, resulting in 10, 20, even 40 cars burning gasoline to allow one pedestrian to cross the street.  I would  propose one or more overpass walkways in the center of Harwich Port, thus allowing people to cross safely and quickly, and making for ...

Donna Tavano: Spirited Away

By: Donna Tavano

To say I was swept or blown away by the recent events at the old “vintage” Harwich Middle School does not do justice to the transformations occurring there. Those words almost connote a violent action or a negative removal. It was, more accurately, a case of being “spirited away” to another dimension, a world of imagination, creativity and flight of fancy. Not only was the event the second appearance of Bu...

Colonel John J. Wessmiller

By: Contributed

Colonel John J. Wessmiller               Colonel John J. Wessmiller 98, of Chatham, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on August 5, 2017.             Colonel Wessmiller was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., April 29, 1919.  In 1940, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and participated in the invasions of Africa, Sicily, and Normandy. In 1945, he was commissioned in...

Celestia “Peggy” Vallie

By: Contributed

Celestia “Peggy” Vallie                   CHATHAM – Celestia “Peggy” M. Vallie, 92, of Chatham, passed away peacefully August 2, 2017 at Liberty Commons.  Peggy was born March 30 th , 1925, the daughter of Arthur Clark and Celestia (Eldredge). Her mother passed away after giving birth to Peggy and was raised by Cyrus and Roxana (Gould) Eldredge of West Chatham.                 Growing up she attend...

Adrienne M. Johnson

By: Contributed

Adrienne M. Johnson             Adrienne M. Johnson (Julian), 60, of Harwich Port; affectionately known as “A”, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Friday, August 4, 2017.              Daughter of the late Dorothy and Albert Julian of Dorchester, Adrienne is survived by her husband of 31 years, Joseph V. Johnson Jr., brother Paul Julian (Michelle) of Boston, beloved sisters Diane Shultz a...

Robert Cutts And Barbara Burgo: Cape Verdean Strength And Wisdom

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

Robert Cutts and Barbara Burgo, both Harwich-born and of Cape Verdean descent, have only known each other for a few short months, but the two have joined forces in a labor of love. Their shared passion is the creation of the Harwich Cape Verdean Museum in order to preserve and share the unique culture, food, language and history of the nation of islands off the coast of West Africa which gained independence from ...

ORLEANS — Selectmen got an overview – and even an underview – of bicyclist and pedestrian safety issues in town when they met with Police Chief Scott MacDonald Aug. 2. The “underview” involved discussion of a potential Cape Cod Rail Trail tunnel under Main Street near Old Colony Way, a vexed intersection with many competing interests. Cyclists are required to hop off their bikes and cross streets as pedestri...

ORLEANS — You won't be breaking the law if you walk down the middle of Main Street between routes 28 and 6A next Wednesday night. If you don't believe us, you can ask all the police officers doing the same thing. From 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Aug. 16, that stretch will be closed for the annual Orleans Police Block Party, a downtown tradition since the town's bicentennial in 1997. “I think I have been to every...

CHATHAM ─ Utter the word “planking” to a millennial and they'll immediately conjure up images of a silly internet photo fad. Utter the word to wooden boat enthusiasts such as Woody Metzger at First Light Boatworks and he knows you're talking about the latest addition to a new vessel being built at the shop, a 34-foot double-ended ketch. For the landlubber, planking is the careful process of affixing long pla...

Body Found Inside Coast Guard Boat

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — Investigators say foul play is not likely a factor in the death of a man whose decomposed remains were found inside the rescue boat on display at the Coast Guard station Sunday. But they're eager to learn more about the death, and how it apparently went undiscovered for months under the noses of officials at the most visited, photographed site in town. On Monday, the Cape and Islands District Attor...