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The countdown clock on the Cape Cod Baseball League's website has reached the single digits and continues ticking away toward one of the most eagerly anticipated days of the year: Opening Day for all CCBL teams. Each of the league's 10 teams, including Chatham, Harwich, and Orleans, spent the off-season prepping fields and filling up rosters, many with new players, but there will be a handful of familiar faces...

CHATHAM — Though we might still like to complain about them, modern weather forecasts are undeniably better than they were even a few years ago, thanks in large part to sophisticated computer modeling. But those models are only as good as the data that’s fed into them, and that’s where Chatham’s Upper Air Station comes in. Twice a day, in all kinds of weather, Tim Morrissette and two colleagues launch radios...

As summer begins and visitors fill our sunny beaches and streets, what could be better than a cool evening’s entertainment at one of Cape Cod’s treasure-trove of fine theaters? Get out your calendar, because 2018 is sure to tempt you with more than one night of theatrical merriment. Whether at the Academy Playhouse in Orleans, Cape Cod Theatre Company: Home of Harwich Junior Theatre, Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Ca...

Adrift In '80s New York

By: Ellen Petry Whalen

Three Young People Grow Up In Hard-hitting 'This Is Our Youth The Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater opens its 34th season with the high-energy “This Is Our Youth”— a play set in the '80s, the same time the theater got its start. First performed in 1996, playwright Kenneth Lonergan’s coming-of-age drama showcases three young adults adrift in New York City’s materialistic and cocaine-snorting Reagan years. W...

Russ Allen: Grocery Store Etiquette

By: Russ Allen

We are about to enter that time of year when the various and diverse segments of Harwich’s society attempt to live together in relative harmony. Full-time residents, second homeowners, returning snowbirds, business owners, employees, and customers, J-1 Visa holders, college sports players, vacationers and tourists; over the next three-four months all of these will interact in ways that hopefully will prove mutual...

Our View: Notice To Mariners

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

If you're planning on going out on the waters of Chatham Harbor, Pleasant Bay, Nantucket Sound or Stage Harbor in the coming weeks, do yourself a favor. Attend Saturday's harbor update session sponsored by the Monomoy Yacht Club. This winter was not kind to east-facing beaches, the outer beaches and the above-mentioned waterways. Four nor'easters ripped sand from the shores, rearranged inlets and shuffled shoa...

Letters to the Editor, June 7

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Rosanne Can Tune Up Editor: Now that ABC cancelled her show due to a deplorable racist Tweet, Rosanne Barr will have plenty of time to perfect her rendition of the Star Spangled Banner. Remember when she screeched out the National Anthem at a Padre's game back in July 1990? Mike Rice South Wellfleet-based   Art And Film Happily Converge Editor: I wanted to take this opportunity to thank...

Leuella E. "Penny" Ray

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Leuella E. "Penny" Ray               RAY, E. Leuella, "Penny" 98, of Sarasota, Fla. /So. Chatham passed away peacefully surrounded by love ones February 16, 2018.             Born April 20, 1919 in St. John, New Brunswick, Canada. Penny is predeceased by her husband, Herbert L. Ray, Jr.; her parents, Saguna & Frank White; her brother, Ensley White; & her daughter, Salli Ray Govatsos. Survived by ...

John (“Jack”) Cogswell

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John (“Jack”) Cogswell               COGSWELL, John (“Jack”) of Needham, formerly of Chatham, June 1, 2018.  Beloved husband for 59 years of Patricia A. “Pat” (Morrissey) Cogswell. Jack is survived by his daughters Julie A. Stone of Amesbury, Catherine J. Sanders and her husband Timothy P. Sanders of Uxbridge as well as his three grandsons, Jacob A. Stone, Isaac J. Stone and Kiernan J. Sanders.          ...

Frederick Andrew Szmit

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Frederick Andrew Szmit             SPOFFORD, N.H. – Frederick Andrew Szmit, 80, of South Shore Road in Spofford, N.H., passed away suddenly on May 30, 2018. He was the husband of 58 years of Frances S. Szmit (Slavin).             Mr. Szmit was born May 26, 1938 in Lowell, to Andrew and Jane Szmit (Dzikiewicz) where he graduated from Lowell High School, later graduating from Lowell Technological Institute wi...

John W. Mastalerz

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John W. Mastalerz                 John W. Mastalerz, 92, passed away at his home in Chandler Arizona on June 1, 2018, surrounded by his loved ones. John was born in Three Rivers in 1926 to the late Sophie Koziel Mastalerz and John E. Mastalerz.                 He graduated from Palmer High School in 1944. He obtained his B.S. at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in 1948, a Master’s degree from Purdue ...

You know you need more exercise to boost your energy, but you’re too tired to make dinner, much less go to the gym. It’s a vicious cycle, and one way to break it is, well, cycling. But with work and a busy schedule, who has time to go for a leisurely bike ride? Though it’s certainly not for everyone, cycling to work might be a good way to get regular exercise without consuming precious weekend time. The key, e...

ORLEANS — With an MVP, the Celtics might have been playing for the NBA championship this week. Last week, the state provided funding to Chatham and Orleans to add a most valuable player to their efforts to assess climate change vulnerability and create resiliency plans. With erosion-stressed Nauset Beach as a backdrop, state Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Matthew Beaton announced almost $2.2 m...

ORLEANS — You've got to know where you are before you can get to where you're going. Snow Library is developing a space usage and projection study that will lead to upgrades of areas for adults, teens, and children. The library's facilities advisory committee has met with consultant Mary Braney to review a draft needs assessment, which is based on extensive interviews and public forums. “In post-1992 atte...

Vincent E. Gulotta

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Vincent E. Gulotta     Vincent E. Gulotta passed away peacefully in Cheshire, Connecticut, after a brief illness.  Known as Vince by some and Vinny by others, he was married for 22 years to Kathie and was stepfather to James, Meg, and Ali.  Since 2008, he worked for the Town of Chatham as Beach Supervisor on Lighthouse Beach in the summer and Building Supervisor at Chatham Community Center in the other seasons. ...

Motorcyclist Killed In North Harwich Crash

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Staff

NORTH HARWICH - A 77-year-old South Yarmouth man died when the motorcycle he was riding was struck by a van at the intersection of Depot Street and Old Chatham Road early Wednesday afternoon. Harwich Police have identified the victim as Charles Koehl, who was riding south on Depot Street when the accident happened at about 12:10 p.m.  An off-duty Harwich firefighter witnessed the crash, called for help and sta...