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NORTH CHATHAM – When seniors find themselves needing additional health care support, assisted living or even nursing care, it’s an emotionally challenging time of life. But it’s even more stressful for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender elders who also worry about discrimination or harassment. Broad Reach Healthcare, which operates Liberty Commons and the Victorian assisted living residence, is establishin...

Larry Dapsis has taken the message about preventing tick-borne diseases to school classrooms, to civic groups, and even to outdoor fairs. Now he’s taking it to computers, tablets and smartphones. “My job is to reach as many people as I can,” said Dapsis, the Barnstable County entomologist and deer tick project coordinator for the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension. “I thought, as much as I get out and do public sp...

CHATHAM – After more than 30 years in town, the Organic Market will close its store here on Nov. 3 in order to concentrate on its other markets in Dennis Port and at Mashpee Commons. “We're really sad to not be in that location anymore, but really excited about what the future holds for us,” said Rory Eames, president and owner of the company. Prepared foods have become a major part of the Organic Market's ...

People who teach sometimes dislike the month of August, because their days back in the classroom are inching closer. For Joan M. Maloney of Chatham, Labor Day weekend meant that she had to leave Chatham and return to her work-a-day world as a professor at Salem State University in Salem. Maloney retired on Jan. 1, 1999, and on the first Labor Day when she didn’t have to return to work, she staged a kind of cel...

It was 100 years ago this month that, in the waning days of World War I, what was known as the Spanish flu killed between 20 and 50 million people around the world. And Chatham was not immune. All told, 175 cases of influenza were reported in Chatham during the fall of 1918, according to the annual town report. Things got so bad that on Oct. 1, 1918, the Chatham Monitor reported, that “the public schools, O...

School News, Sept. 27

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Monomoy Regional School District On Thursday, Oct. 25, the Monomoy Regional School District will host a Parent University on the topic of technology and social media. The session will be held at Monomoy Regional High School, Room A202, from 5 to 6 p.m. Parents will learn how to help children use technology as a tool; understand the various apps and sites young people use; and get tips on how to effectively m...

Jessica Georges of Brewster calls herself “a tree hugger,” and with the help of a micro-loan from the Lower Cape Outreach Council (LCOC) in Orleans, she has fulfilled her dream of starting a business that befits a conservationist. Growing up in Buffalo, N.Y., Georges became interested, at an early age, in the sustainability of the earth. Of late, she has been concerned about climate change and the health of th...

Elayne Perlstein, 90, is the sole librarian at the South Chatham Public Library, keeping the non-profit library open two afternoons a week year-round. On a sunny Friday afternoon in late August, Perlstein, who describes herself as “a people person,” greets a visitor warmly, but too many patrons are waiting to check out books to chat now. A few days later, at the West Chatham Dunkin’ Donuts, she has the leisure...

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...

BREWSTER – The failure to follow the rules of “regular order” are at the root of Congress' inability to address the pressing issues of the day, Representative William Keating said Tuesday. Health care, immigration, affordable housing and many other matters could be tackled if legislation could just come to the floor for a vote, Keating said, but the current leadership won't allow that to happen, either because...

Back To School Page

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Schools Begins Tuesday Classes start on Tuesday, Sept. 5. Classes at Monomoy Regional High School and Monomoy Regional Middle School begin at 8:45 a.m.; Chatham and Harwich Elementary Schools begins at 7:45 a.m. Kindergarten classes start Sept. 6, and pre-school begins Sept. 10. For a complete bus schedule, see elsewhere in this issue of The Chronicle or visit monomoy.edu.   Monomoy Regional School Di...

CHATHAM –The Chatham Fish Pier was packed, the upper deck was filled with people giggling at seals floating on their backs or watching fishermen coming in with boats full of dogfish that swished down the metal chute to be packed in ice and sent on their way. “It’s usually crowded. Sometimes it will stay empty for five minutes and then it gets bombed again,” said Pier Host Rick Miszkin on a recent sunny Friday....