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CHATHAM – About a year ago, a large branch broke off the Bradford pear tree that shades the historic Mayo House at 540 Main St. Concerned that that could happen again and worried that the tree's oversized canopy may pose a safety hazard, the Chatham Conservation Foundation, which owns the property, has proposed removing the tree. “That was kind of like the first warning sign,” Foundation Executive Director Mat...

Pumpkin People Take Over Kate Gould Park This Weekend

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

CHATHAM – With Sharks in the Park now history, it's time for the Pumpkin People to take their place in Kate Gould Park. Tomorrow – which just happens to be Friday the 13 th – local businesses and organizations will begin setting up the annual display of pumpkin-headed scarecrows, scary Halloween scenes and scenarios that defy description. The display will remain up through Halloween, and right in the middle t...

CHATHAM – Increasing “share the road” signs, improving access from the bike trail to Route 28, and upgrading shoulders along Main Street were among the top recommendations made at last week's “listening session” on the draft Chatham Bike Plan. Assembled by the town's bikeways advisory committee and transportation planners at the Cape Cod Commission, the plan analyzes the town's bicycle paths and routes and ide...

CHATHAM – Among the items crammed into the eight-foot skiff that sits on the lawn of the Chatham Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse are tangles of nylon rope, fishing nets, plastic bottles of various sizes, Styrofoam insulation and lobster trap buoys. “And there's more in my backyard,” said Rebecca Arnold. Between January and May, Arnold walked various beaches daily and picked up debris she found, dragging...

CHATHAM – A comprehensive master plan concept for the Eldredge Library grounds, including a restoration and repositioning of the Pioneers Monument along Main Street, was endorsed by the board of selectmen Tuesday. The most significant changes being proposed involve the construction of a sitting wall along the sidewalk in front of the library. The monument, erected in 1924 in honor of Chatham's first European s...

For many people, the tale of the Pendleton rescue is the stuff of big-budget feature films; for others, it's the story of the greatest small-boat rescue in the history of the Coast Guard. But for Renee Pellegrino of Maryville, Ill., it's part of family lore. Pellegrino recently made a 1,000-mile pilgrimage to the Cape to honor her father, the late Raymond Steele, who was one of the 32 men rescued from the ster...

AmeriCorps Provides Land Steward For Harwich And Chatham

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — For the next 10 months, AmeriCorps Cape Cod volunteer Emma Forbes will provide assistance to land stewards in Chatham and Harwich. Forbes will be working with the Harwich Conservation Trust and Chatham Conservation Foundation as well as with the local conservation department. Harwich Conservation Trust Executive Director Michael Lach has praised the working relationship between AmeriCorps Cape Cod an...

HARWICH ─ Do you have a special talent? Do you long for the spotlight? Do you want to support Monomoy Regional High School's Class of 2019 in their efforts to raise money for prom? Then you could be the first Mr. Monomoy! Mr. Monomoy is a revamped fundraiser that will focus on the future while taking a page from the past. According to Junior Class officer Izzy O'Donnell, the event has its origins n the histo...

Perks Gets One-Day Entertainment License Suspension

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH PORT — The selectmen have issued a disciplinary action against Perks Coffee Shop and Beer Garden in Harwich Port for violating its entertainment license. Selectmen supported a recommendation made by Town Administrator Christopher Clark to suspend the weekday license for one day next June. The suspension is related to two violations on Aug. 19 at the establishment along Route 28 in the center of the vil...

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...