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HARWICH – Two well-placed goals made a rainy soccer match that much more worth it for the Nauset girls varsity soccer team, which defeated Monomoy 2-0 in the final game of the regular season for both teams. Monomoy played a hard-fought game, but couldn't get past the quick reflexes of Nauset goalkeeper Brady Deschamps, who managed to keep a grip on the ball in spite of on-and-off rain throughout the game. T...

Chatham Chorale Performs 'Ode To Music'

By: Staff Reports and Contributors

CHATHAM – Music Director Joe Marchio will lead the Chatham Chorale, with guest soloists and chamber ensemble, in an “Ode to Music” at the First Methodist Church Nov. 9 and 10, both at 3 p.m. Featured on the program is George Frideric Handel’s “Ode for Saint Cecilia’s Day.” Tenor Charles Blandy, soprano Joan Kirchner, and the Quartett Giocosa join the singers in Handel’s cantata, composed in just 10 days in 173...

Photographer Kim Roderiques of Chatham has two main passions in life: animals and children. In creating her Dec. 12 fundraising event “Pirouettes, Pliés & Pets” that will benefit both children and animals, she brings these two passions together and adds a third element: dancers. “It’s this unbridled joy when you mix animals with dancers,” Roderiques said in a telephone interview last week. “All of a sud...

Our View: Not An Ideal Option

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

We have to admit that we're not crazy about the Chatham Board of Selectmen's choice of land at 1610 Main St. as the site for a new senior center. But we also admit that it was the best option on a table strewn with poor choices. It's been almost five years since the Gerontology Institute at the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Police and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston conducted a ...

Letters To The Editor: Nov. 7, 2019

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Changes Modernize Chatham Airport  Editor: Recent letters expressing concern about new “instrument approaches” pretend to be authoritative but actually demonstrate a lack of understanding of the topic. This is not surprising, as the subject is complex even for aviators. Here are just a few examples: Concern: Lack of a control tower makes these approaches unsafe. Fact: the proposed approaches are by...

Perhaps you're in charge of preparing a church supper, a potluck dinner or your family’s Thanksgiving feast. But before you show off your culinary talents, consider taking some time to review some basic safety techniques for preparing and handling food. A poorly prepared holiday meal can have consequences that are more severe than dry turkey or a pie crust that isn’t flaky. Millions of cases of foodborne illne...

ORLEANS — To Sean Campbell, there’s nothing out of the ordinary about his family’s house being built on Great Oak Road. “It is unfortunate that we are being singled out for building a private residence (in compliance with town zoning bylaws), it seems, because the home will be used partly as a rental property,” he wrote to The Chronicle last week. “Our view is rental properties are very common in East Orleans,...

Next Big Challenge For Orleans: Stormwater

By: Ed Maroney

ORLEANS — Water is a blessing and a challenge for the town. The beauty of the bays, the peace of the ponds, and the freshness of the drinking water are balanced by the need to manage wastewater and stormwater and to deal with erosion and flooding. With a decades-long plan to address wastewater in place, attention is turning to a possible long-range plan for another pollutant, stormwater runoff. There’s exten...

Town Administrator To Step Down

By: Alan Pollock

HARWICH — Following a closed-door session with selectmen Monday, Town Administrator Christopher Clark announced that he will not seek reappointment to the post he has held since 2014. With emotion in his voice, Clark said he intends to pursue other employment opportunities “and be more available to my family in the short term.  I have enjoyed my time in Harwich and think the world of the staff and board member...

Rejecting the town-owned Marconi property, selectmen Monday night voted unanimously to pursue the purchase of a private parcel on Main Street in West Chatham as the location for a new senior center. Selectmen favored the parcel at 1610 Main St., owned by Eastward Companies, to take the place of the current senior center on Stony Hill Road, which council on aging officials say is too small for its existing prog...

Nature Connection: Early Morning Meditation

By: Mary Richmond

It’s still dark out but there’s a bird chirping outside my window. Several, actually. One is making a steady, monotonous chirp, probably a house sparrow. The other is a bit more melodic, trying on different calls, most likely our resident young mockingbird. He has stood, or flown, steadfast against all rivals so far, including an older but apparently not feistier opponent who tried for several days to oust him. ...

Richard Eliot Nelson

By: Contributed

Richard Eliot Nelson, 82, a long-time summer resident of Chatham and a 50 year resident of Madison, Connecticut, passed away on October 25 th with his family by his side.  For more than 57 years he was the loving husband of the late Judith Nelson.               Rick was born in Boston and raised in Belmont, the second son of Walter and Carolyn Nelson.  A 1954 graduate of Belmont High School, he led the bas...

Benjamin Carl Goodspeed

By: Contributed

Benjamin Carl Goodspeed 1955-2019                 Benjamin C. Goodspeed, 64, a lifelong resident of Chatham passed away peacefully on October 19, 2019 at Cape Cod Hospital after a long illness. Benny was the son of Benjamin K. Goodspeed of North Chatham and the late Ruth Allyne Boone from Alabama.  His roots can be traced back to one of the founders of Chatham and to the famous Daniel Boone.              ...

CHATHAM – A sign posted at the front desk of the Chatham Agway store reassures customers that the ducks that live on the pond in front of the Main Street garden center aren't being harmed during restoration work on the small body of water. People still ask about the ducks, store employees say, but in fact, although they remain on site during the work, it's had little impact on them. When heavy equipment is ope...

CHATHAM – The staff at Broad Reach Hospice and Palliative Care were well aware of Eugene “Gene” Peterson's background as a Navy and commercial airline pilot. When he expressed a desire to fly again, his care staff went into action. Susan Eenigenburg, the Hospice chaplain, social worker Jenna Good-Fantini and hospice nurse case manager Teri Reilly met with Administrator Carla Torres and told her about Peterson'...