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NORTH HARWICH — Nearly a month after the brutal attack that almost took its life, Scottie, the seven-year-old Welsh pony, is on the mend. While the close-knit community of equestrians on Cape Cod is still trying to come to grips with the cruelty of the crime, things are beginning to get back to normal, stable owner Claire Bangert said this week. “Scottie is recovering,” she said. The horse is now at a veter...

HARWICH — Representatives of Ember Pizza in Harwich Port were before Interim Town Administrator Joseph Powers last Thursday for a show cause hearing on three noise/entertainment license violations from last summer and fall. This is not the first time the establishment at the corner of Route 28 and Bank Street has faced noise complaints that have been verified by the police department. Ember was before a hearin...

HARWICH — When they start the new school year this fall, Monomoy Regional High School students will be greeted by a dog who’s looking for love, attention, and the scent of marijuana or nicotine. Harwich Police Officer Tom Clarke, the Monomoy High school resource officer, proposed the idea as a means of supporting the school’s ongoing fight against vaping. The dog will be trained to detect marijuana and its a...

Town Meeting To Act On DHY Regional Wastewater Agreement

By: William F. Galvin

YARMOUTH — The cooperation and willingness to move forward with the Dennis, Harwich, Yarmouth Clean Water Community Partnership among selectmen from three towns was evident in a forum last Thursday, as officials put the finishing touches on the operating agreement for upcoming annual town meeting votes. The plan is to put the finishing touches on the three-town agreement this month and for each of the towns to...

HARWICH – Tournament play brought out the best in the Monomoy boys varsity basketball team this week. The Sharks won their first round game against Old Rochester on Feb. 26 before their season came to a heartbreaking end to Jeremiah Burke on Feb. 28. After a stout defensive performance against Old Rochester last Wednesday, the Sharks entered the Div. 3 South Quarterfinals hot. But while Rochester was a tou...

HARWICH – When members of Monomoy Regional High School's Political Action Club attended the Iowa Caucus at the beginning of February, a woman suggested that the students hold their own caucus at school upon their return. Realizing they could make it happen, club members, under the tutelage of teacher John Dickson and with the permission of Principal Bill Burkhead, organized the school's first Mock Caucus for s...

Outer Cape Residents Warm To Winter Surfing

By: Rob Conery

To surf year-round on Cape Cod is to see things differently than many others. Most others. Temperate though our little sandbar may be, this is still New England in winter. Very cold water. “I'm just finishing up a call from Canada.” That's Marc Angelillo of Orleans, globe trotting brand ambassador and year-round Cape Cod surfer. Angelillo estimates there are no more than three dozen hardcores who brave Cape...

Nature Connection: Garden Dreams And Going Green

By: Mary Richmond

March is here and all our little and big springtime dreams are marching right along beside her, if not ahead of her, straight into our imaginations. Thoughts of gardens fill our heads as we gaze out upon dreary landscapes, and all the sprouting that’s going on isn’t helping keep that at bay. Unless you live under a brick basket, you know that all over the world people are trying to make sane choices about ...

Our View: Senior Center Stand-off

By: The Cape Cod Chronicle

Let's call it a senior center stand-off. Chatham Selectmen are pushing ahead with development of plans for a new senior center at 1610 Main St. Last week, members of a working group convened to conduct a $130,000 feasibility study of the location reported that the land is suitable for a council on aging facility, although there are still some unknowns—particularly environmental and traffic issues. As of yet th...

Letters to the Editor, March 5

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Poor Grade For Preservation Editor: At last nights lively C-SHIP meeting the statement was made that Chatham has failed at saving its important historical touchstones. Let us take a look. 1. Old Harbor U.S. Life Saving Station which was built in 1897 was decommissioned 1944 abandoned and sold 1947. The property returned to federal ownership in 1973. It was cut in half and barged to Provincetown where it wa...

Russ Allen: Harwich’s Hidden History 6.5

By: Russ Allen

From their earliest days, Cape Codders engaged in the enslavement of human beings. Cape ships and ship captains participated in the “Triangular Trade” which from the late 16th to early 19th centuries carried slaves, cash crops, and manufactured goods between West Africa, the Caribbean, American colonies, and the European colonial powers. This commerce, along with shipping salted codfish to the Caribbean to feed t...

Joan Elizabeth Ristuccia

By: Contributed

St. Augustine, Fla - Mrs. Joan Elizabeth Ristuccia, 87, longtime resident of North Chatham, died January 2, 2020 after a long illness. She was the loving daughter of the late Joseph J. Mondino and Elizabeth E. Mondino (Moore). Born 1932 in Watertown and raised in Wellesley as an only child, Joan attended the Walnut Hill School, Wheaton College, and Framingham State College where she earned her teaching certificat...

Peter C. Nossal

By: Contributed

Peter C. Nossal, 78, of Harwich, Tarpon Springs, Fla., and formerly of East Longmeadow, passed away on February 19, 2020 in Florida.               Peter was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of Fred and Anna (Mandel) Nossal.  Peter graduated from the American International College.  Over his career as a CPA and CFO, Peter worked at Combustion Engineering, Jack August's Seafood Restaurant and Tyler Equipment C...

Anne Kelleher

By: Contributed

Anne Kelleher died peacefully on March 2nd in Waltham at the age of 84.                         Anne was born August 15,1935 in Washington, D.C. to Louise and James Willey. She graduated from Catholic University where she met the love of her life, Patrick B. Kelleher. Anne and Patrick married in 1959 and were married for 54 years, until Patrick’s passing in 2014. Anne Kelleher is survived by her 5 children,...

With a global pandemic threat, the struggling stock market and divisive politics in Washington, you might be forgiven for feeling a bit anxious lately. Add to those worries the problems of ordinary life, and those feelings might be overwhelming. According to information posted by the National Institute of Mental Health, it’s important to remember that stress is a natural reaction. “Occasional anxiety is an ...

ORLEANS — While fire department personnel “have consistently provided the highest possible level of emergency services to the Orleans community,” according to a new study, the current staffing model “is neither sustainable nor efficient.” A staffing and organizational review by Emergency Services Consulting International recommends a reorganization to increase minimum staffing to four firefighters per shift, r...