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Gonsalves Steps Down After 22 Years As Water Commissioner

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Danette Gonsalves said she was 13 years old when she started to hear the names of water commissioners and employees in the water department around her kitchen table. The intricacies of the department's operations became more familiar as she grew up. The flow of water department knowledge came early in her life because her father, Richard Hathaway, served for 21 years as a water commissioner. “At 1...

Chatham Raids Harwich's Community Development Department

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Harwich's loss will be Chatham's gain as two employees in the town's community development department have informed Town Administrator Christopher Clark they have taken jobs in Chatham. Clark announced this past week that town planner Aly Sabatino and building inspector Jay W. Briggs are leaving to take positions in Chatham. Briggs has already left; he started work on Monday as Chatham's building com...

KINGSTON ─ Scoring in a football game is about being in the right place at the right time, and the Monomoy football team capitalized on that in a chilly Thanksgiving thriller that saw the Sharks triumph against the Sacred Heart Saints 32-7 on the road. Connor Santoni got the scoring started for the visitors, putting himself in perfect position for a nice pass from quarterback Isaac Hart before racing 40 yard...

CHATHAM ─ Two alumni of the Chatham Anglers' baseball program were inducted into the Cape Cod Baseball League Hall of Fame on Nov. 18 in a traditional ceremony held at the Chatham Bars Inn. Joining the Hall in 2017 were 1984 infielder Joey Cora and 1985 heavy hitter Timothy McIntosh. Quick on base paths and a keen eye at the plate, Cora, an infielder from Vanderbilt, played a stellar season, primarily at ...

Kat's Pause: Pat On The Back

By: Kat Szmit

It's never easy being “that school.” You know, the one with the sports teams boasting records that elicit either pity or mockery. Until recently, Monomoy was that school. But thanks to the dedication of numerous student athletes, things are changing, and it's time to give yourselves a pat on the back. While this is certainly a shout out to each of the athletes that competed for and on Monomoy teams, I want to ...

If you've attended a screening in the Chatham Orpheum Theater's Art and Music Film Series, you've see the work of Brandon DeTraglia. The “Featured Artists Series,” commissioned by the Orpheum, links Cape artists to the wider artistic world with an under-10-minute personal profile that plays before each of the feature documentaries, which focus on classic artist, art galleries or musical performances. DeTraglia...

Our View: Senior Center In The Woods?

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

The “cabin in the woods” scenario is now a well-worn horror movie trope. An incredibly clueless group, usually college age or 20-somethings, decamps to an isolated, dilapidated cottage despite warnings of hauntings, deranged neighbors or ancient curses. Mayhem ensues. Plunking a new Chatham senior center in the middle of the woods probably won't have the same results – as far as we know, there are no ancient b...

Writer's Block: It's Only Rock And Roll

By: Tim Wood

The recent holiday found us in northern Ohio visiting relatives. We took the opportunity to make the short trip into Cleveland and cross the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame off our list of interesting places we'd like to visit. Opened in 1995 on the shore of Lake Erie, the museum presents a striking appearance. Designed by architect I.M. Pei, it rises pyramid-shaped from a courtyard featuring the words “Long Live R...

Letters to the Editor, Nov. 30

By: Tim Wood

Mini-roundabout Best For Intersection Editor: Nobody likes the size of the Howard Stein Hudson (HSH) proposal 3 with traffic-lights and turning lanes at the Crowell Road intersection. The selectmen voted optimistically to reduce the area by “scaling” it. Although HSH say they can look into some hypothetical tweaks, it seems impractical to reduce the size enough to satisfy both the critics and the Federal ...

William G. McGagh

By: Contributed

William G. McGagh             William G. McGagh, of Westwood and Chatham and formerly of Birmingham, Mich. and Los Angeles, Calif., a devoted husband, father and grandfather and former corporate finance executive, died peacefully in his sleep on November 20, 2017 at the age of 88.              Bill is survived by his daughter Sallie (McGagh) Delaney of Newton, his son-in-l...

Richard Joseph Cunningham

By: Contributed

Richard Joseph Cunningham                           Richard Joseph Cunningham, 86, of Rancho Mirage. Calif. and Chatham died November 16, 2017 after a brief illness.               Born on May 8, 1931, in Evanston Ill., Dick was the son of the late William Cunningham and his wife Guila (French), formerly of Bronxville N.Y.               He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Emily (Dexter) Cu...

ORLEANS — A piece of the town's history – albeit one that was born next door in Eastham – goes on the auction block next week. The former Academy Ocean Grille at 2 Academy Place will be auctioned by the Daniel P. McLaughlin Co. of Boston Dec. 8 at 1 p.m. in Orleans. A $25,000 deposit is required at the sale for the 4,000-square-foot building on a 37,026-square-foot parcel. The Academy Ocean Grille's closu...

ORLEANS — Firefighters respond to fires, accidents, and medical emergencies. Next week, members of the local department hope that townspeople will join them in responding to the needs of those who are “Homeless for the Holidays.” For the first time, Orleans will join the roster of Cape towns whose firefighters take turns sleeping outdoors in the cold to raise awareness about homelessness and collect food, to...

Chatham Children's Fund Is Home For The Holidays

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — Having provided a measure of financial stability for local families for decades, the Chatham Children's Fund is now enjoying a little stability of its own – just in time for the holidays. On Monday, resident David Oppenheim said he and his wife, Gail, intend to make the office at 210 Stony Hill Rd. available to the Children's Fund on a permanent basis. It's a boon for the longstanding nonprofit, wh...

On Sunday, 450 local families queued up at the Family Pantry's headquarters in Harwich, and a satellite center in West Barnstable, to receive Thanksgiving dinners. Each left with a turkey and grocery bags filled with potatoes, vegetables, stuffing and a pie, courtesy of the Family Pantry and its donors. Now that's something to be thankful for. As we've done each Thanksgiving since 2004, The Cape Cod Chronic...