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HYANNIS ─ The start of the 2017-2018 season has been a toughie for the Monomoy-Mashpee Monarchs boys varsity ice hockey team, but if their Twitter feed is any indication of their spirit, this is one determined team. After losses to Abington and Nauset, a post appeared on the social media site praising the team's perseverance and will as the Monarchs continue working toward that first victory. The season k...

Monomoy Girls Weather Tough Loss To Nauset

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ To say that it was a tough night for the Monomoy girls basketball team would be overstating the obvious, but in spite of a tough 46-5 loss to Nauset on Dec. 15, the Sharks worked tirelessly throughout the game regardless of the scoreboard. Monomoy's lone basket came from senior captain Maddie Leonard, who found the hoop in the third quarter, with the remaining three points coming from successful fr...

HARWICH ─ The Family Pantry of Cape Cod is typically closed on Sundays, but Dec. 17 was different. It was Toy Day, an annual event that this year will allow more than 600 families to celebrate Christmas with a little something special. Pulling off the feat that is Toy Day requires immense dedication and determination, not to mention planning, the latter of which begins in at the start of September, long befo...

Janice B. Liva

By: Contributed

Janice B. Liva               WESTON- Janice B. Liva, of Weston and Chatham, passed away on Saturday November 25, 2017 following a rare illness that she bravely fought for the past 20 years. She passed in the arms of her loving husband, Kevin G. Tubridy of Weston with whom she shared a 40 year love story.               Born in Medford on January 29, 1953, she was a daughter of Lorraine (Loanes) Liva of...

Selectmen Push Back On West Chatham Roadway Plan

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — Critics of the West Chatham Route 28 reconstruction plan say they believe the project will take much longer than advertised to complete, impacting local businesses and traffic through 2021 or later. The board of selectmen is repeating its request to have MassDOT officials come to town to clarify the project time frame. In May, responding to a request by project opponent David Burns, selectmen as...

CHATHAM – The zoning board of appeals has cleared the way for an iconic windmill to be moved to a new home. The structure, which stood along Chatham Harbor since the early 1930s, will be relocated about 175 yards to the south on property owned by the great niece of the original builder. Declared an historically significant structure by the historical commission, the windmill – which was built as a summer co...

Monomoy Boundary Bill One Step Closer To Reality

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources approved legislation last Wednesday to restore the western boundary of the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge to mean low tide. In last year's comprehensive conservation plan for Monomoy, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service declared as the western boundary an administrative line in Nantucket Sound that essentially added nearly 4,000 acres ...

CHATHAM — Addressing concerns that the deteriorating observation deck at the fish pier might collapse under the weight of summer visitors, selectmen Tuesday approved a conceptual plan to rebuild the structure with one that is stronger, more durable, and handicap-accessible. The plan, prepared by Marion-based CLE Engineering, calls for a $1.2 million deck that is self-supporting, rather than supported by the ...

Anonymous Donors Recruit CFD To Deliver Holiday Meals

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — Thanks to the generosity of complete strangers, 14 needy families will soon be enjoying a holiday feast, delivered by a trio of Chatham firefighters. Firefighter Scott Long said he was approached by a year-round Chatham family interested in helping out some neighbors. “They had an idea about delivering meals for the less fortunate for Christmas,” Long said. Initially, the family planned to do th...

CHATHAM – A Federal Aviation Administration skydiving safety risk assessment released Tuesday concludes that with some minor mitigation efforts, Chatham Municipal Airport is safe for skydiving. The four-page report dated Dec. 18 comes at a time when the town is engaged in two lawsuits over skydiving at the airport. Based on the report's findings, selectmen said in a statement issued Tuesday that it was tim...

CHATHAM — At just seven years of age, having battled a rare form of cancer since he was four, Jesse Nash has earned his badge of courage. And Sunday, surrounded by friends, parents and members of the Chatham Fire Department, he literally received that badge, becoming the department’s honorary chief. “When people think of firefighters, they think of strength, bravery and courage,” Fire Chief Peter Connick...

Health Board Drops Order, Court Appeal, On Viprino Farm

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The board of health voted unanimously this past week to vacate the cease and desist order issued to Resilient Family Farm last April and to drop the court appeal it had filed seeking adherence to suitable manure management practices. The board of health no longer has jurisdiction over the manure management at the farm because there are no longer horses kept there, Health Director Meggan Eldredge told...

Outer Cape Health Files Plans For Harwich Port Health Center

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Outer Cape Health Services, Inc. has filed plans with the planning board for major renovations to the former Thompson's Farm Market building across from Saquatucket Harbor for its Harwich Port Health Center. OCHS CEO Patricia Nadle was before selectmen Monday night with details of the planned expansion, with a ribbon cutting expected next November. Former selectman Ed McManus, a member of the board o...

Eagle Scout Candidate Builds Benches For HCT

By: Alan Pollock

EAST HARWICH — In about a year, if you find yourself strolling the trails of Harwich Conservation Trust’s new Muddy Creek Headwaters Conservation Area, sit on a bench and think of Carl Furner. Furner is a 17-year-old Harwich resident who recently coordinated the construction and installation of three benches at the conservation land off Church Street. The community service project was part of Furner’s bid to...

Our View: Maintaining The Magic

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Too often, we look outward at the holidays, shopping, planning and attending parties, decorating. Coming as it does between the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year (or, if you prefer, the longest night) and the day our calendar tells us begins a new year, Christmas is also a time to look inward, to take stock of our lives and be thankful for family, friends and community. A glimpse at the pages of th...

On the Solstice

By: Andrew Buckley

The sun is barely up when I arrive at the overlook at Lighthouse Beach. It doesn’t even seem to glare like it did in the fall, back in September and October. That’s when the sun would blaze down on my forehead and into my eyes, seeming to make the pushing of the mower a more wretchedly hot ordeal than in the depths of July and August. But now our star is at its greatest distance from us, and even though it mig...