Topics: Chatham

CHATHAM – John Schiffner was once told he'd never be a head coach in the Cape Cod Baseball League. After all, he was just a high school coach and high school coaches didn't make it to the nation's most renowned summer baseball league. Now those naysayers can come visit Schiffner's plaque where it hangs proudly in the League's illustrious Hall of Fame. Schiffner, longtime head coach of the Chatham Anglers, was ...

CHATHAM – The cool weather was enough to drive most people indoors on Sunday morning, but those taking part in the third annual Chatham in the Fall 10K aren't most people. That's why nearly 200 determined runners laced up their trainers and took to the streets of the scenic venue for what is becoming a pre-Thanksgiving tradition. Acton-Boxborough runner Caleb Straayer was the first overall runner to cross the ...

CHATHAM – On a balmy summer afternoon, Paul Galop sat on the front porch of his home doing a little Sudoku in his favorite rocker, another Cape League summer in the books, Galop's last as commissioner. Though his retirement from the League approaches, don't expect Galop to take up a more permanent place in that rocker. He's got bigger plans, although baseball will always be a part of his life. Galop first beca...

CHATHAM – What do smoked carrots, cheese fondue, flavored shaved ice, and chocolate cupcakes all have in common? Each was part of the varied menu at the Taste of Chatham on July 30, an event that served up excellent fare for an even better cause: supporting Monomoy Community Services. Commemorative Taste of Chatham wine glasses await patrons of the ...

HARWICH – It was the All-Star Game that almost wasn't, but after a rain-dampened afternoon at Whitehouse Field, the first pitch was finally thrown just after 7:30 p.m. on Sunday night in the annual battle between East and West, this year won by the West with a final score of 4-3. Umbrellas dotted the stands for the majority of the event thanks to intermittent but at times heavy showers passing over the Lower C...

CHATHAM – One of the longest-serving members of the finance committee in recent memory is stepping down. Roslyn Coleman opted not to be reappointed after 18 years on the finance panel, said Moderator William Litchfield, whose is charged with appointing finance committee members. “Roz served with great dedication and devotion over the course of six terms on the finance committee, which is at least a modern d...

Mariners No Match For Hard-Hitting Anglers

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH – A home run, solid pitching, and timely hits led the Chatham Anglers to another victory against the Harwich Mariners, this time with the Anglers earning an 8-3 win at Whitehouse Field on July 14. The first inning made it seem as though the fourth match between the A's and the Mariners was destined to become a pitcher's duel as both sides were quickly retired in the opening frame. But Chatham struck qu...

CHATHAM – The Harwich Mariners gave it a good effort against the Chatham Anglers last Saturday night, but errors on the part of the visitors and a five-run fourth inning from the home team propelled the A's to a 9-6 victory. The Anglers put the first run of the game on the scoreboard in the second, hoping to set a tone early when Kyle McCann came home on a sac fly from Blake Sabol. Though they'd led off with a...

CHATHAM – The 2018 Anglers got their first taste of Chatham fog last Thursday night, watching as the sea smoke rolled into Veterans Field and obliterated lines of sight between the outfield and home plate in minutes, ending their game against Hyannis in a 3-3 tie after five innings. Players were wide-eyed at the sight of the misty plumes, but really wanted to finish the game in the hopes of earning a win. Prio...

CHATHAM – A five-run second inning on the part of the Brewster Whitecaps put the Chatham Anglers in a big hole on Friday night, but the A's rebounded after the 10-1 loss to enjoy a triumphant weekend that included a doubleheader sweep against Bourne on Sunday. “It was a lousy game from the start,” said Chatham head coach Tom Holliday. “We were four games in a row and we played like that.” Holliday dubbed th...

CHATHAM – The popular Lighthouse Overlook looks a bit different these days, and the change also makes it a bit safer, according to officials. Along the fence on the west side of the road, in front of the Coast Guard Station, there's a brand new sidewalk. There's also a new sidewalk along the southern end of the overlook, in front of the Chatham Beach and Tennis Club. Both conform with Americans With Disabiliti...

HARWICH – At the Parent University forum hosted by Monomoy Schools on March 21 the prevailing message was clear: student safety is the top priority not only for educators and administrators, but also for local police and fire officials. “Most of us have kids in the district,” said Chatham Police Sergeant William Massey. “So we share your concerns as parents.” The event was held not only to address parent fe...

Dennis Cook Bringing Pitching Prowess To Chatham

By: Kat Szmit

CHATHAM ─ When former Major League baseball pitcher Dennis Cook learned that friend and former colleague Tom Holliday had been named head coach of the Chatham Anglers, he dialed him up to offer congratulations. Little did he know that call would lead to Cook also joining those coaching the 2018 team. “I worked with coach Holliday at UT (University of Texas) in 2003,” said Cook during a Jan. 2 phone interview...

CHATHAM ─ Clad in tall hip waders and bright blue rubber gloves, Monomoy Middle School student Yoangel Rodriguez reached into a purple mesh bag and began scattering what looked like peanuts onto the flats at Mill Creek in Chatham. Rodriguez was really laying down quahog seeds that should come to maturity around the time the young man who planted them graduates high school. The bond between student and shellfish...

CHATHAM ─ Wood shavings litter the floor at First Light Boatworks. The air inside one of the building's massive bays is pungent with the scent of cedar. There is something else, as well: a sense of excitement since progress has clearly been made in the build of a double-ended ketch, which is beginning to resemble the beauty she'll be upon completion next June. This is the part of boat building that First Lig...

CHATHAM ─ If it looked like there was a party happening at the Marconi Maritime Center in Chatham on Monday, well, there was. But instead of celebrating all things maritime, this time the museum was looking to the skies as they hosted a festive gathering in honor of the historic partial eclipse. Attendees not only were given special opaque viewing glasses with which to view the moon as it passed in front of ...