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When nine runners from the Monomoy cross country team ventured to the Div. 7 south sectionals last weekend, they were a few in a sea of many, but according to head coach Don Bates, they weren't the least bit fazed. “They responded well to the amount of kids in the race and didn't get intimidated,” Bates said. Not only did the Sharks tackle the 5K course in Wrentham with determination, they also turned in so...

Noted Children's Book Expert Anita Silvey To Speak At EPL

By: Debra Lawless

CHATHAM – Whether you are a child, a teen or an adult who loves books, an extraordinary opportunity is coming to the Eldredge Public Library (EPL) on Nov. 18 when Anita Silvey, probably the nation’s premiere expert on children’s literature, speaks at the library. “The talk is for everyone with a love of literature and books,” says Tammy DePasquale, EPL’s assistant director and youth services librarian. “She’s ...

Letters to the Editor, Nov, 15

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Public's Charter Input Sought Editor: A charter review committee of five members was appointed by the Chatham Board of Selectmen in conformance with our Home Rule Charter this past June. In August the committee was expanded to nine members. Current members, including me, are John Bendas, Steven Buckley, Gloria Freeman, Tom Geagan, George Lane, Rick Leavitt, Stuart Smith and Seth Taylor. The purpose of the c...

Our View: Seal Culling Faces Major Hurdles

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Any plan to cull seals would likely face extreme challenges, including overcoming the Marine Mammal Protection Act and the likely opposition of both local and national environmental organizations. There has been no authorized seal culling under the Act related to shark attacks since the law was passed in 1972, according to Mike Asaro, Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Branch Chief of the National Oceanic and Atm...

Last summer a model scout hosted 12 young aspiring models in her Orleans home for a masterclass or boot camp for models. The girls’ experience in the camp is now an addictive 10-part docuseries on Snapchat. “You’re coming in as my little chickadee babies and you’re going to leave as skilled models that can rule that runway,” scout Erin Scimeca tells the models in the first episode of “Camp Runway” produced by ...

ORLEANS — The affordable housing committee wants Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank to know the town remains interested in reusing the bank's soon-to-be former headquarters off West Road for housing. “It's important that they realize our enthusiasm is still there,” Selectman Mefford Runyon, his board's liaison to the committee, said at the committee's Nov. 7 meeting. The bank, whose new operations center is...

Orleans To Take A Fresh Look At Its War Memorials

By: Ed Maroney

ORLEANS — The veterans memorial stones at Academy Place help townspeople remember those who fought in the nation's wars. And now the time has come to remember the stones themselves. Kevin Higgins, who chairs the Veterans and Memorial Day committee, and member General Jimmy Dishner appeared at last week's selectmen's meeting to ask for approval “to take a long, hard look at the entire memorial,” in the chairm...

Woman Dies In Single-vehicle Crash

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

PLEASANT LAKE — A woman has died in a single-vehicle crash early Saturday morning on Long Pond Drive. Police and firefighters were called to the intersection of Long Pond Drive and Oak Street just before 2 a.m., and arrived to find a vehicle that had collided with a utility pole and then rolled over.  The only person inside, a woman, had sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash, police said.  The vict...

CHATHAM – Ask Monomoy Regional Middle School science teacher Nancy Gifford what makes science awesome and her answer is simple: everything. Recently, her enthusiasm for teaching earned her the Massachusetts Association of Science Teachers State Educator of the Year award, about which she's still more than a bit surprised. “I didn't see it coming,” she said. As it turns out, Gifford, who began teaching in...

William A. “Bill” Cannata

By: Contributed

            William A. “Bill” Cannata, age 86, of Plymouth passed away peacefully on November 2, 2018 at the McCarthy Care Center in Sandwich.  He was the beloved husband of Carol (Connors) Cannata for twenty-six years.  Besides his wife, he is survived by his sons William Cannata, Jr. and his wife Tessa of Walpole, Robert Cannata and his wife Maria of Westminster, Colorado, and Thomas Cannata of Walpole., his de...

Patricia Rae Kell McConnell

By: Contributed

Patricia Rae Kell McConnell, 92, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 28 at the Cape Cod Hospital, Hyannis, MA, after a brief bout of pneumonia. She was surrounded by her family.        Patty was born on November 17, 1925, in Monessen, Pa., the daughter of Sue Carolyn Provins and Raymond William Kell. She graduated from Charleroi High School in 1943 and Penn State University in 1947 with a BA Degree ...

Roger Williams Vose

By: Contributed

ORLEANS --- Roger Williams Vose, 63, a retired teacher and mediator, died on October 30, 2018 at the Cape Cod Hospital from complications due to diabetes. He was the son of Amelia Cutler (Thompson) Vose and Herbert Phelps Vose. Mr. Vose was born in Boston and attended Noble and Greenough, received a bachelor’s degree in religion from Vassar College and a master’s degree from the Bread Loaf School of English...

ORLEANS — By a margin of 2,726 to 1,048 , voters Tuesday approved borrowing $1.1 million for an early stage of the Nauset Beach Retreat Master Plan, with the remaining $100,000 to come from the town's free cash. The emphatic endorsement means that the town will enhance the dune protecting its buildings and parking lot from the Atlantic Ocean, but it will do little to reduce the swirl of controversy over whe...

CHATHAM – With public safety their top priority, selectmen voted Monday to investigate ways to set up a net or other barrier around the swimming area at Oyster Pond Beach to keep out both seals and sharks. The step is a short-term measure the town can implement next summer in response to citizen concerns about the increasing number of seals and sharks in local waters, board members said. Actually reducing shar...

CHATHAM – Addressing low-lying points at Outermost Harbor Marine and the adjacent Starfish Lane condominiums will provide the most effective flood protection for Little Beach, a new storm tide pathways study concludes. “If you address those two, you've just tackled 78, 80 percent of your problem,” said the report's author, Mark Borrelli, a coastal geologist and director of the seafloor mapping program at the C...