HARWICH – A snow day might have delayed the walkout at Monomoy Regional High School, but come Friday morning, a significant number of students braved the brisk and breezy weather as they stood in silence for 17 minutes, senior Grace Boyle reading aloud the names of those killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14. There was one name for each minute the local students stood outside, some with sig...
By: Ellen Chahey
Human beings complicate their lives beyond all telling. Every one of us knows about love-hate relationships. Every one of us knows, even if only at safe distance, about how such relationships can explode into violence. Every one of us knows that there are moments in human life when even the worst of things – for example, when love-hate relationships explode into violence – can still have a humorous aspect. So ...
By: Kat Szmit
HARWICH – Since the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., much of the buzz pertaining to local schools has been on safety protocols. While important, those at Monomoy Middle and High Schools know that what also matters is creating a culture among students in which violence takes a backseat to kindness. At Monomoy Regional High School, a number of initiatives aimed at impro...
Muhammad Ali once said, “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” That became the theme of what students are describing as a life-changing trip to the Dominican Republic. During February vacation, 18 Monomoy students under the tutelage of history teacher John Dickson ventured to the Dominican Republic for an adventure that was part fun and part service. “There is service with and ...
By: Amy Tagliaferri
The Wonderettes are Team Chipmunk in honor of Springfield High’s mascot, but Cape audiences are fans of Team Wilder-Hutchinson. This dynamic duo, Robert Wilder and Suzette Hutchin- son, has done it again! (Previously the two collaborated on “Always, Patsy Cline,” “Sister Act,” “The Great American TrailerParkMusical,”andmanyothers.) Thistimeyou’ll take a trip back in time to those fabulous ‘50s and the...
By: Kat Szmit
EASTHAM – There were a few familiar faces on the court at Nauset Regional High School last weekend as part of the annual Billingsgate Tournament. Taking part in the 26 th annual event were local hoop stars, including former Monomoy player Chris Mazulis, former Harwich player David Duarte, and former Chatham player Jon Robinson, each of whom joined forces on Duarte's “Next Level” team, along with former Nauset...
By: Kat Szmit
Basketball season might have ended for most teams around the Cape and Islands, but the stars will have one more chance to shine come March 18 when the 2018 All-Star Games will be played. Five players from area schools will compete as part of the Lower Cape girls team, including Avery Burns, Reagan Meehan, and Skyeler Sandison of Nauset, Maddie Leonard of Monomoy, and Latasha Miranda of Cape Cod Tech, with coac...
By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers
Disagrees With 'Restoration' Characterization Editor: With all due respect to Mr. Myers’ letter (“Projects Have Added Value,” March 8), Merriam Webster defines restore as to bring something back to its original condition and/or use. What was done to the Wayside Inn and the Mayflower was not a restoration; it was “Invasion of the Building Snatchers.” While the exterior may resemble the original, the inside...
By: Andrew Buckley
He came to us at dusk, or rather, us to him in a parking lot of a motel west of Fall River, on the other side of the Braga Bridge. When I asked if he’d peed yet, Judi said, “Yes, on the way, on my son.” Just about a week earlier, Sofie had been at the Animal Rescue League in Brewster and found a beautiful pointer pup. It had been a regular stop for her, the lover of animals. Sofie could be on fire, running to ...
By: William F. Galvin
HARWICH — There may be a symbol of peace and meditation added to the town's Cultural Center on Sisson Road as selectmen consider a proposal put forward by Community Center Director Carolyn Carey to locate a peace labyrinth and garden on the front lawn. A labyrinth and garden is something she has been thinking about for a while, Carey said, and when she learned one of the artists at the Cultural Center, Laurind...
By: William F. Galvin
HARWICH — Given recent debt exclusion votes, town officials are having difficulty keeping the annual budget in check. It won't get any easier as the town faces the need to fund wastewater infrastructure under the town's comprehensive wastewater management plan. With a 7.2 percent increase in the budget, projected at $65.4 million, selectmen expressed concern about the overall increase that could be presented t...
CHATHAM – Anyone who has driven down Stepping Stones Road in the past two weeks can't help but notice it: The hill that sat along the south side of the road between the bike trail and Heritage Lane is significantly lower. Heavy trucks have been leveling the hill, removing truckload after truckload of earth to create more usable terrain for an expanded Union Cemetery. Some of the sand has gone to protect se...
By: Alan Pollock
Even as the third in a series of powerful coastal storms bore down on the region this week, officials hadn’t yet finished cleaning up debris and assessing damage from the first storm. As they wrestled with the future of Liam’s Snack Shack at Nauset Beach (see story, page 3), Orleans officials took action to save the town bandstand from the encroaching surf. With the structure on the edge of the eroded dune, pu...
CHATHAM – Through-hiking the Appalachian Trail is not for the faint-hearted. It's an enormous challenge, approximately 2,190 from start to finish, covering rolling hills and harsh mountain terrain stretching from Georgia to Maine. But you're looking to take a journey of self discovery, it's a good place to start. Kasey Gillies, who grew up in Harwich, graduated from Nauset High School and works at Pate's Re...
By: Alan Pollock
Heavy, wet snow and high winds knocked out power for much of Cape Cod Tuesday and into Wednesday. It was the second time in less than two weeks that a storm caused widespread outages, and the third major storm in that period. As of Thursday, power had been restored to most of the region, although about 10 percent of Harwich remained out. Check real-time outage information here . Crews were out in force We...