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HARWICH – Cape Cod might be known as a place of wealth, but hunger is a real problem here, one that those at Monomoy Regional Middle School are doing something about. To ensure struggling families have what they need, the school created the Monomoy Market, an in-school food pantry, and to raise money for the market the school will host its first-ever Empty Bowls, Full Hearts fundraiser. Slated for March 26,...

John Whelan: A Resilient Shanty

By: John Whelan

“It’s only a shanty In old shanty town The roof is so slanty it touches the ground That tumbled down shack by an old railroad track Like a millionaire’s mansion it’s calling me back.”   Ted Lewis and his band performed the song in 1932 in the movie “The Crooner.” It was a huge hit and became the number one song in the country and stayed there for 10 weeks. Many artists have recorded this great s...

Letters to the Editor, March 22

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Recalls Old Radar Station Editor: Your article on the expansion of the Union Cemetery at the former site of the Gap Filler SAGE radar installation, ESS Station Chatham, brought back memories of researching my 2007 novel, “Stepping Stones.” In the course of writing, I was able to contact some radar veterans who provided details and some photos of the Chatham site. The two buildings were very rudimentary, and...

Our View: A Welcome Restoration

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

The restoration of the South Harwich Meetinghouse is a perfect example of a public-private partnership coming together to benefit the community at large. The historic structure, built in 1836 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was in poor condition when the Friends of the South Harwich Meetinghouse stepped in to oversee its restoration. It's been a long process – 13 years – but finally, la...

Where is Nauset Beach's Next Meal Coming From?

By: Ed Maroney

ORLEANS — The day after the Nauset Beach clam shack was demolished, town officials planned to talk about an alternative food service plan for this summer. The March 21 session was to be held after the newspaper's deadline, but documents in the selectmen's (meeting as park commissioners) packet indicated interest in a Mobile Kitchen Unit like those used by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protec...

ORLEANS — “ORLEANS IS OPEN” say the signs up and down Main Street, a reminder that shops and restaurants are still doing business during sewer construction. In another sense, Revoli Construction's excavators are doing a good job of keeping Main Street itself open, with two crews digging in to build the system toward routes 6A and 28. But there were other signs on some Main Street doors Monday, including Orle...

Alleged Carjacker Who Drove Into Water In Custody

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Staff

CHATHAM — A 27-year-old man with addresses in Chatham and Norwood, Mass., faces a laundry list of criminal charges after his arrest Wednesday morning, hours after he allegedly stole one vehicle and then carjacked another. At his arraignment in Orleans District Court Wednesday, Joseph M. Bopp pleaded not guilty to 14 separate charges. He was also the subject of several outstanding warrants for missing previous ...

ORLEANS — Police are asking the public’s help identifying the person who attempted to rob the Skaket Corners CVS Pharmacy at gunpoint Monday night. At around 8 p.m., a person wearing a hooded sweatshirt, a ski mask and dark glasses entered the business at 9 West Rd. and showed a handgun to the clerk. “When the employee turned away, the subject quickly left the store in an unknown direction,” a police news...

ORLEANS — Police are asking the public’s help identifying the person who attempted to rob the Skaket Corners CVS Pharmacy at gunpoint Monday night. At around 8 p.m., a person wearing a hooded sweatshirt, a ski mask and dark glasses entered the business at 9 West Rd. and showed a handgun to the clerk. “When the employee turned away, the subject quickly left the store in an unknown direction,” a police news...

Orleans Police Investigate Attempted Armed Robbery

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Staff

ORLEANS — Police are asking the public’s help identifying the person who attempted to rob the Skaket Corners CVS Pharmacy at gunpoint Monday night. At around 8 p.m., a person wearing a hooded sweatshirt, a ski mask and dark glasses entered the business at 9 West Rd. and showed a handgun to the clerk. “When the employee turned away, the subject quickly left the store in an unknown direction,” a police news...

Police Seek Connection Between Alleged Carjacking And Crash

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Staff

CHATHAMPORT — Police from several towns are trying to unravel two unusual crimes that took place Tuesday night and are looking for connections between them. Shortly after 10 p.m., Chatham police were called to investigate a report of a 1999 Mercury Sedan that had been stolen from a home in town. The report indicated that the vehicle was last seen being driven by a white man north on Orleans Road toward Orleans...

ORLEANS — Police are asking the public’s help identifying the person who attempted to rob the Skaket Corners CVS Pharmacy at gunpoint Monday night. At around 8 p.m., a person wearing a hooded sweatshirt, a ski mask and dark glasses entered the business at 9 West Rd. and showed a handgun to the clerk. “When the employee turned away, the subject quickly left the store in an unknown direction,” a police news...

HARWICH – A snow day might have delayed the walkout at Monomoy Regional High School, but come Friday morning, a significant number of students braved the brisk and breezy weather as they stood in silence for 17 minutes, senior Grace Boyle reading aloud the names of those killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14. There was one name for each minute the local students stood outside, some with sig...

Human beings complicate their lives beyond all telling. Every one of us knows about love-hate relationships. Every one of us knows, even if only at safe distance, about how such relationships can explode into violence. Every one of us knows that there are moments in human life when even the worst of things – for example, when love-hate relationships explode into violence – can still have a humorous aspect. So ...