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HARWICH — The Harwich Conservation Trust received some good news from the Cape Cod Conservation District: a $1.5 million grant for its ecological restoration project in Cold Brook. The federal grant to the district will assist in the removal of degraded water control structures in Cold Brook, restoring tidal flow and improving fish passage into spawning areas. Cape Cod Conservation District Chairman Mark Fores...

South Shore Outlasts Solid Cape Tech Effort

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ After Cape Tech opened their Oct. 7 game against South Shore Voke with a first-possession touchdown, fans were looking forward to a thrilling home game. They got an exciting game, but not quite what they were hoping for when the Crusaders fell 30-24 in spite of some serious spunk. Jermaine Rivera scored the first TD for the home team after a tenacious drive down the field, with Marcus Aylmer cappin...

Warriors Show Strength In Loss To Vikings

By: Kat Szmit

EASTHAM ─ It was a game that could have belonged to either team, but even after the Wareham Vikings took a solid lead, the determined Nauset Warriors capped off their efforts with a late game touchdown that eased the sting of the 28-21 loss on Friday night in Eastham. With seconds left on the clock in the final frame, Harwich's Bobby Joy tucked the ball into the crook of his arm and took off running for the ...

Shark Field Hockey Falls To Dolphins, Warriors

By: Kat Szmit

SOUTH YARMOUTH/HARWICH ─ It's been a tough season for the Monomoy field hockey team and the past week saw their struggles continue with losses to D-Y and Nauset. The Sharks traveled to South Yarmouth on Monday for a rainy match against the Dolphins, hoping to avenge an earlier season loss. In spite of tireless efforts by the Monomoy squad, evening the score wasn't in the cards as the Sharks ultimately fell 9...

School News, Oct. 12

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Chatham Elementary School A Parent University session on school safety will be held Thursday, Oct. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the CES media center. School Resource Officer Sgt. William Massey, Deputy Chief David DePasquale and Firefighter Justin Tavano will give a presentation on school safety procedures at CES. The presentation will include information on fire safety procedures and drills, the MSRD safety manual, a...

Actors' Chemistry Shines In Academy's 'Sunshine Boys'

By: Ellen Petry Whalen

The Academy of Performing Arts is continuing their celebration of playwright Neil Simon’s 90 th birthday with “The Sunshine Boys,” their second Simon play this fall. The comedy is a fun take on aging and explores how two vaudeville comedians deal with it. Willie Clark is not enjoying his retirement; in fact, the widower refuses to be put out to pasture. Having spent 57 years in show business, W...

Our View: Hearth And Home

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

By all accounts, William Nickerson was a bit irascible. A weaver who left Norwich, England with his wife Anne Busby in search of greater freedoms in the New World, he first settled his family in Salem, then moved to Yarmouth, which in 1640 would have been akin to a tiny village in the wilderness. “By all accounts he was a willful man used to having his way, and impatient with bureaucracy,” Dana Eldridge writes in...

Donna Tavano: All Hail Halloween

By: Donna Tavano

“Double, double, toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble.” So goes the Shakespearean mantra for this, the 10th month, October. Wicked winds rip the last desperate leaves from creaking limbs and send them skittering down empty streets as darkness steals hours from our day. It’s Halloween again. Why do we love it so much we spend $7 billion a year on it? It’s because we need fake scary so we won’t b...

Letters to the Editor, Oct. 12

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

ClamBQ Thanks All You, Too Editor: On behalf of the Orleans Chamber of Commerce, I would like to thank the community for its support to make ClamBQ, the Orleans Food and Music Festival, a success. Thank you, town of Orleans selectmen and municipal staff, Nauset Public Schools, Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office, and Orleans Bowling Center for helping us again. Thank you to our official sponsors: Agway...

HARWICH – As people grow older, connecting with others is essential. Judi Wilson, the new director of the Harwich Council on Aging, and her executive administrative assistant, Marie Carlson, have always worked in fields that involved connecting with others. They have been motivated by the desire to help other people. Said Wilson, most recently director of the council on aging in Orleans, “I love the work. T...

Ban On Single-Use Plastic Bags Up For Debate

By: Ed Maroney

ORLEANS — Philip Scholomiti calls them “the flotsam and jetsam of our planet.” Writing to the board of health earlier this year, the Orleans resident said that flimsy single-use plastic bags “mar our highways, clog our storm drains, slowly leach their chemicals into the soil contaminating our food chain, and devastate the animals that inhabit our oceans, bays, and ponds.” Scholomiti called on the health b...

ORLEANS — The heavy lifting is right up front in the special town meeting warrant to be acted upon Oct. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Nauset Middle School gym. Article 1 asks for more than $3.6 million to begin construction of the downtown sewer collection system, Article 3 for a commitment of $94,000 to complete the Lonnie's Pond aquaculture experiment, and Article 4 for $75,000 for an independent review of the 25 perc...

When white sharks are off the coast of Cape Cod, it's clear that they're here for a single purpose: hunting seals. But tracking data shows that white sharks spend the off-season far out in the Atlantic, often in the dark depths far beyond the edge of the continental shelf. A journal article co-authored by state shark biologist Greg Skomal published Friday considers what they might be doing out there. Analyzi...

CHATHAM – Not all historic homes, it seems, are created equal. Although it was included as a contributing structure to the proposed Stage Harbor Road National Historic Register District, a 1940s-era home along the scenic roadway was recently given the nod for demolition. In a Sept. 19 ruling, the historical commission determined that although the bungalow-style home at 292 Stage Harbor Rd. met the technical...