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Rare North Atlantic Right Whale Washes Up On Monomoy

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

CHATHAM – The body of a rare North Atlantic right whale washed up on Monomoy Island last week. There was no obvious sign of the cause of death, said International Fund For Animal Welfare spokesperson Melanie Mahoney. The body was “pretty heavily decomposed” and appeared to be a juvenile, not a fully-grown adult, she said. The carcass was previously spotted by a recreational boater floating near Martha's Vin...

Helping Neighbors Fundraising Campaign Tops $100K

By: Tim Wood

A series of “incredibly generous” donations has pushed the Helping Neighbors summer fund drive over the $100,000 mark. “I think it's amazing,” said Family Pantry of Cape Cod Executive Director Christine Menard. Two $5,000 donations, one anonymous and one from a local woman in memory of her husband, helped bring the campaign to a triumphant conclusion. All of the donations received by the Pantry during the e...

Appeals Board Sued Over Neighborhood Battle

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The board of appeals has been sued over the issuance of a special permit allowing the construction of a two-story addition on a single-family dwelling on Braddock Street. The special permit was issued to 34 Braddock Lane Realty Trust, Bruno Visco and Sandi Conroy trustees. The suit was filed by the abutters, Paul McCourt, Peter McCourt and Brian McCourt, property owners at 36 Braddock St. The appe...

Workforce Housing Proposed For Stone Horse

By: William F. Galvin

SOUTH HARWICH — There is a tremendous need for affordable workforce housing in town, and the community development team will be looking at a proposal this week to utilize the Stone Horse Motel property to provide those accommodations. Trish Kennedy, CEO of Zudy, the South Harwich-based software company, said on Tuesday she and her husband, Tom, have a purchase and sales agreement on the 2.61-acre Stone Horse M...

HARWICH PORT — Spectators will be able to “Feel the Rhythm of Harwich” during the Harwich Hometown Parade that will roll through the village on Sunday, Sept. 9. That rhythm may have a little bit of a go-kart hum to it. This year's Grand Marshal is Emulous E. “Buddy” Hall, a lifelong resident of Harwich, who dedicated almost 50 years to community service and who has kept youngsters smiling for 58 years with Bud...

MONT-TREMBLANT, QUEBEC – Move over Robert Downey, Jr. There's a new iron man in town and it's none other than 2016 Monomoy graduate Garrett Sherman. No, Sherman won't be doing battle against bad guys on the big screen, but he did recently complete the Ironman Mont-Tremblant in Quebec, Canada, his first-ever iron man competition. Fans will recall that the day before Sherman's high school graduation he took on t...

HARWICH – When the Monomoy field hockey team kicked off its 2018 season with a scrimmage against Barnstable on Monday, it was their first competition under the tutelage of new head coach Jennifer Estes. While fans might recall her keeping books at past games, this season the former college player has stepped onto the sidelines and aims to inspire her student athletes on and off the field. By day Estes teaches ...

Sustainability, By The Numbers

By: Alan Pollock

When the Cape Cod Chronicle was first published around a half century ago, it featured advertisements for modern spec homes in new developments, designed to appeal to young working families. Today, those houses are occupied largely by retirees, or they’ve been renovated and expanded for use as vacation homes. It’s a symptom of demographic changes that have been in the works for decades. From school administrat...

Eunice Kennedy Shriver—dare we identify her as the sister of President John F. Kennedy and the mother of Maria Shriver of NBC News?—is a fascinating and accomplished woman who deserves to have her story told apart from those of her famous brothers. This is the premise of a new biography by Eileen McNamara, a journalist who won a Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1997 while writing a column at the Boston Globe. ...

New Book Delves Into 30 Years Of 'The Simpsons'

By: Rowan Wood

Mike Reiss, best known for his work as a writer and producer on the longest-running American television sitcom, “The Simpsons,” spends time in Chatham during the summer. “I come for one week a year, sometimes two weeks,” he said. “I love the town, I know it inside and out by this point.” After he published his book “Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Sim...

Generosity And Need

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Frankly, we were blown away. Just as we were putting together an article marking the end of our summer Helping Neighbors campaign, Family Pantry of Cape Cod Executive Director Christine Menard informed us that a last-minute $5,000 donation – the second one in that amount in a week – had come up. Both of the donations will be matched by a group of summer residents who wish to remain anonymous, pushing the final...

Russ Allen: Is It Too Expensive To Live In Harwich?

By: Russ Allen

It is time to address the elephant in Harwich’s living room, to acknowledge a very personal and private topic, difficult to assess or resolve, kept from view by elements that belie its reality. One that has not been a subject of this monthly column – until now. Why now? Because of a sign in the Harwich Community Center, a poster resembling those that mark municipal boundaries across Massachusetts. Under the na...

Letters to the Editor, Sept. 6

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

CFL Attracted By Deep Pockets Editor: Regarding the article ("CLF Sues Harwich Resorts") in the Aug. 30 Chronicle, please take a look at this link: tinyurl.com/y84h6qa4. I'm hoping that The Chronicle is going to be "fair and balanced" with regard to assessing whether or not CLF is just bullying our resorts with baseless claims all in the name of soaking enterprises with deep pockets so they can pay their bu...

Peter Smith

By: Contributed

CHATHAM, MA - Peter James Smith, 73, passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his family on Monday, August 13, 2018 at Cape Cod Hospital.  He was born in Hartford, CT on November 7, 1944, the second of four children born to the late Francis and Natalie Smith of Orange, CT.   Peter graduated from Amity High School in 1962, received a BS in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University in 1967, ...

Yvonne Tolley

By: Contributed

Yvonne K. Tolley of Yarmouth Port passed away peacefully on August 28, 2018 after a brief illness. Yvonne was the beloved daughter of the late Suzanne and Raymond Kelley; and was born in Cambridge Massachusetts. Surrounded by her family and friends, she had just celebrated her 90 th birthday in July. Yvonne leaves behind her husband of 70 years Walter Tolley of Yarmouth Port, her children:  Bob, and spouse De...

Just What We Need: A New Tick May Be Coming To Cape

By: Elizabeth Van Wye

Larry Dapsis, the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension entomologist for Barnstable County, is on the lookout for Cape Cod's first longhorn tick. A year ago, none were known to be in the United States. Native to Asia, the longhorn tick was first found in November 2017 in Hunterdon County, N.J. This tick has now been seen in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Arkansas. "Once I heard it was outside New York City, I k...