HARWICH ─ Cape Tech quarterback Justin Lukas had one wish for his seniors in their last regular season home game against crosstown rival Monomoy. “Just to give my seniors a last good game on their home field,” he said. “To give them a 'W.'” Lukas, with the help of teammate Lorvens Estinvil and a fired-up Crusader squad, gave his fellow seniors their wish when Cape Tech came away with a stellar 28-20 non-l...
By: Kat Szmit
HARWICH ─ It wasn't the way Monomoy field hockey head coach Cheryl Poore wanted her team's regular season to end, but in spite of strong play all around, the Sharks fell 3-2 to Foxboro on Sunday morning, capping off their 2016 with a record of 11-5-2 overall. “I think it was a pretty evenly matched game,” said Poore. “So it's a bit of a heartbreaker.” It was the game that almost wasn't, courtesy of Mother...
In the year 1790, Sleepy Hollow, N.Y. is a small town filled with happy families who have learned to live with a few ghostly legends. It’s a town bewitched by tales of the Native American spirits who once inhabited the area, and the more modern ghost of a Hessian solider who lost his head to a stray cannonball in a Revolutionary War battle. In Washington Irving’s short story, the Headless Horseman “rides forth to...
By: Rowan Wood
Homelessness has always been a big problem in Africa. A small organization called Jitegemee (jit-teg-umay), currently based in Kenya, has decided to do something about it. Their website states, “[We] exist to provide street children with access to formal and vocational education. We believe every child with the desire to learn and the will to succeed should be encouraged to do so. We are dedicated to removing ...
By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers
Time To Help The Eldredges Editor: The Eldredge Garage has been a Chatham landmark forever. It has served the town as a livery stable, a gas and service station, for 38 years it was Chatham’s fire house, it’s been used as a staging area for construction equipment and movie sets, it has allowed truck turnarounds, wedding parking, motor vehicle storage, taxi service, beach shuttle service and public parking...
By: Russ Allen
Next Tuesday, Nov. 8, is Election Day, and as it is a presidential election a higher percentage of voters will participate than were it a local one choosing members of the board of selectmen. More voters make it to the polls to elect a President or Governor, and given the nature of this overly long and sometimes troubling electoral cycle, the turnout maybe greater than usual. Still it seems appropriate to ask, “W...
By: Alan Pollock
In the past few weeks, a high school student from the Lower Cape took his own life, leaving a gaping hole in his family, his circle of friends and his community. Far from a new phenomenon, teen suicide happens with striking regularity – and there are warning signs that, if heeded, can sometimes prevent tragedy. Child psychiatrist Dr. Bart Main of Cape Cod Human Services, a Hyannis-based group practice affiliat...
ORLEANS — Known as the commercial hub of the Lower Cape, the town may be on its way to a new status as the region's cultural capital. The Nauset Endowment Fund (NEF) rolled out plans this weekend to turn the Nauset Regional Middle School auditorium into the Nauset Performing Arts Center, a “dynamic, multipurpose facility for everyone.” Proposed upgrades include installing air conditioning to allow summert...
By: Ed Maroney
ORLEANS — Supporters are dreaming big about what shape Snow Library should take in the next decade. On Oct. 28, members of the Old Firehouse design group encouraged them to think even bigger. The group, a collection of architects, planners, and other involved citizens, has offered advice on projects ranging from the above-named firehouse to streetscape planning, intersection redesigns, and walkways intended ...
Christopher Michael Aho Christopher Michael Aho, 31 of Belgrade, Mont., joined our heavenly Father on October 25, 2016. Born in Peterborough, N.H. on August 7, 1985 to Jan Hopkins and the late Michael Raymond Aho. Chris attended school in New Ipswich N.H. and graduated from ConVal Regional High School in Peterborough, N.H. As a boy, Chr...
By: Tim Wood
The emergency shellfish closure of Nantucket Sound was lifted by the state division of marine fisheries at noon Monday. Officials said the algae bloom that potentially created dangerous toxins was still present but in very low levels. Tests over the past few weeks had shown very low levels of toxin in shellfish, below safe levels. Read more this Thursday.
By: Tim Wood
Chatham police were searching Saturday for a missing 24-year-old man who was last seen on foot in the area of the Lighthouse Beach parking area. Matthew J. Amsler, 24, of Chatham, was described in a press release as a white male, five feet ten inches tall with brown hair. He was last seen wearing a red plaid long-sleeve shirt, tan pants and black shoes. He was reported missing at 10 p.m. Friday by his wife. ...
By: Alan Pollock
CHATHAM — A consortium of business owners and residents has signed a purchase and sale agreement for the Eldredge Garage property at 365 Main St., which the town had eyed for public parking. Board of Selectmen Chairman Jeffrey Dykens said the coalition aims to purchase the two parcels of land with the goal of cleaning up any environmental contamination there so that it may ultimately be suitable for purchase...
By: Tim Wood
CHATHAM – Shellfish Warden Renee Gagne had a problem. AmeriCorps volunteers recently culled oysters grown out in the town's upwelling system to ready them to be distributed in various waterways. Then a potentially toxic algae bloom closed all of Nantucket Sound, including the various inlets and embayments throughout town, to shellfishing. At almost the same time, work began on renovations to Old Mill Boatyard,...