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CHATHAM ─ On a summertime afternoon John Schiffner stands at the third-base dugout fence gazing out at Veterans Field, taking a breather in between fielding text messages and phone calls that followed in a flurry after the announcement that his 2017 season as head coach of the Chatham Anglers will be his last. “It's time, for a lot of reasons,” Schiffner said. While the winningest head coach in Cape Cod B...

HARWICH ─ The magic number when Harwich Mariners hosted the Chatham Anglers on July 2 was five. The Mariners were looking to end a five-game losing streak and thanks to a five-run fifth inning did so with a bang, coming away with a 7-3 victory to end their drought. The game-changing inning kicked off when Max Burt reached first on an error by Chatham first baseman Ashton McGee, with Burt racing to second bef...

Swing by Whitehouse or Veterans fields on any given weekday morning and you'd expect to see ballplayers at work honing their skills. After all, the fields are the respective homes of the Cape Cod Baseball League's Harwich Mariners and Chatham Anglers. But while baseball skills are a big part of mornings during the summer months, the fun belongs to the game's future generations taking part in the annual youth clin...

You might remember the dramatic rescue in July 2015 of a juvenile great white shark that beached himself on South Beach. Jamison, as the shark was later named, had jumped out of the water to catch a bird and landed on a sandbar. Unable to extricate himself, he eventually washed onto the shore on his back. Beachgoers kept him alive until he could be towed out to sea again by the harbormaster and shark scientist...

Janet M. Daly has just released her second book telling the story of Chatham’s fascinating history through photographs and captions. “Chatham Through Time” (Fonthill Media, 2017) is a companion to Daly’s 2002 book “Chatham,” published as a part of Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America Series. While her first book is a collection of historic photographs, sketches and cartoons ranging from the 1860s to 1962, th...

Are you a Cape Rep fan? Theater aficionado? Mad about Broadway musicals? Then you are either familiar with these two powerhouse performers or will relish discovering them in this special summer event. Jared Hagen and Trish LaRose excel in a spotlight; the two are natural born entertainers. Director Richard J. Sullivan, with help from the two conceived a show where the two play off each other’s talents and play...

Letters to the Editor, July 6

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Newspaper Connects Students, Environment Editor: This year, fifth grade students at Monomoy Regional Middle School immersed themselves in the newly created grade five Earth and Human Activity Project. Throughout the school year, students studied the impact of humans on the Earth and identified related problems and possible solutions to them. Students engaged in educational field experiences, hands-on, in-sc...

Development Quid Pro Quo

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

In recent months, Chatham has seen a number of developments which seem to maximize building on relatively small parcels of land. The most visible is the subdivision at 78 Crowell Rd., a 1.35 acre lot previously the home of the Chatham Medical Associates offices, which squeezes three large homes on parcels of less than 20,000 square feet, well below the usual minimum lot size. Nonetheless, this was allowable under...

The Other Summer Sports On Cape Cod

By: Russ Allen

The Cape Cod Baseball League, founded in 1885, is the best-known summer sports organization on the Cape, drawing college-age men from across the nation for what can be a steppingstone to the minor and major leagues. CCBL teams are based in Brewster, Bourne, Yarmouth-Dennis, Falmouth, Hyannis, Chatham, Orleans, Cotuit, and Wareham, with the Harwich Mariners playing its games at Whitehouse Field near Monomoy Region...

Capt. Howard M. “Mike” Veillette, USCG (ret.)               Captain Mike Veillette, 83, of Virginia Beach and Chatham passed away on June 21 at his home in Chatham.               He was born in Hartford, Connecticut to Howard and Anna (Walsh) Veillette. He was a member of the 1955 graduating class of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and spent a 30 year career with the Co...

Orleans Rocks The Fourth

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ORLEANS — Hundreds of July Fourth revelers rocked out during the annual Independence Day parade Tuesday, taking to heart the parade's theme, “Dancing to the Beat of Freedom.” Waving flags and decked out in red, white and blue, people on floats danced, sang, and played all kinds of music as the rolling party made its way through town.

ORLEANS – Days before its mandate expired, the town's revenue committee urged the board of selectmen and finance committee to face facts and do something to avert a steep property tax increase over the next four years. At a joint meeting, committee chair John Laurino said the town must establish a policy to pursue grant opportunities aggressively, thereby reducing the cost of borrowing for long-term projects i...

ORLEANS — Mashpee was the first “green community” on Cape Cod, and since 2010 has received $446,093 in state funds. That kind of “green” appeals not only to the Orleans Renewable Energy Committee but also to the town revenue committee. Both boards were represented at the June 21 joint meeting of the selectmen and finance committee to hear a presentation on getting to green from Seth Pickering, southeast region...

Chatham Celebrates A Fabulous Fourth

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – The scene was quintessentially American and particularly Chatham: thousands of people lining Main Street, many in red, white and blue garb, flags galore, clear blue skies and a light sea breeze. A perfect July 4 for a perfect Independence Day parade.   With more than 100 entrants and some 2,000 participants, ranging from kids in mini-cars to the town's oldest resident, the parade had something f...

Orleans Rocks The Fourth

By: Alan Pollock

ORLEANS — Hundreds of July Fourth revelers rocked out during the annual Independence Day parade Tuesday, taking to heart the parade's theme, “Dancing to the Beat of Freedom.” Waving flags and decked out in red, white and blue, people on floats danced, sang, and played all kinds of music as the rolling party made its way through town.