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HARWICH – The Monomoy girls varsity soccer team played hard in the MIAA Div. 4 South quarterfinals against Hull Tuesday, but a well-placed corner kick gave the Pirates a 1-0 victory, bringing to an end the Sharks' 2018 season. Back and forth play marked the start of the game, played on Monomoy's home field, before Hull maintained a fair amount of possession near the Monomoy net, but the visiting Pirates were u...

Monomoy Holds On For 30-28 Win Against Randolph

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH – The Monomoy Sharks dominated the first half of their Nov. 2 game against Randolph, and then held on in the second to win by a precious two points in non-playoff action that saw strong performances from the majority of the Monomoy roster. Quarterback Mark Pawlina ran in Monomoy's first touchdown of the game in the opening quarter, with Chris Hall snagging an impressive two-point conversion to ignite t...

Monomoy Boys Bow Out In Div. 4 Sectionals

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH – The Sharks were the bosses of the ball for the better part of their Div. 4 South first round game against South Shore Christian on Sunday, but two lucky goals from the Warriors made the difference as Monomoy bowed out in a 2-0 heartbreaker. In spite of a dominating performance that saw stellar play from every Monomoy player on the pitch, the Sharks were unable to score in the outing, much to the frus...

Cape Tech Football Falls To Bellingham

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH – The Cape Tech Crusaders started out strong Saturday but couldn't keep up the momentum, ultimately falling 28-6 to the Bellingham Blackhawks in non-playoff action. Cape Tech senior Payton Walker hopped into the end zone from a yard out for a first-quarter touchdown to put the Crusaders up 6-0 early, but the visiting Blackhawks responded quickly with a touchdown of their own, followed by a successful t...

Author Leslie Meier Looks Back At 25 Years Of Murder

By: Debra Lawless

Bestselling author Leslie Meier of Harwich has just celebrated the publication of her 25th mystery, appropriately called “Silver Anniversary Murder” (Kensington Books, 2018). “I feel very fortunate to have the success I’ve had with my books,” Meier said during a recent email interview. “I’m immensely grateful to my readers and hope I can keep writing books that people will want to read. Writing is the best job...

In Love With 'Skakespeare In Love' At Cape Rep

By: Amy Tagliaferri

Ever wondered how William Shakespeare came up with “Romeo and Juliet?” Surely only a man in love could have conceived of such a love story, right? Marc Herman and Tom Stoppard creatively wrote the screenplay “Shakespeare in Love” with such an idea in mind. Their script, with Lee Hall’s adaptation for the stage, incorporates Shakespearean dialect with a contemporary flair. The play, on stage now at the Cape Rep...

Letters to the Editor, Nov. 8

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

A Spooktacular Good Time Editor: Thank you to all the groups and individuals who worked together to make the Halloween Happenings – The Halloween Parade, Cookout, Pumpkin Drop, Photo Booth and Monster Mash Bingo – a wonderful community event for dozens of local families. Special thanks to: Chatham Fire and Rescue, David Oppenheim and the Chatham Wayside Inn, Emily Dowal and the volunteers from Polhemus, ...

Our View: Here In The Trenches

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

The country is divided. The political atmosphere has never been so divisive. Civil society is falling apart, and our democracy is in peril. This is what we've been hearing for months in the lead up to this week's midterm elections. It's the picture being presented by pundits in both the mainstream and fringe media and what politicians from the top on down have been spewing. While it may be true that Congress i...

Donna Tavano: Stem Stalking

By: Donna Tavano

It is the season of the celebrated pumpkin, in one story a Cinderella coach, in reality a perfect vehicle to transport us from the jack o’lantern to the cornucopia centerpiece. A pumpkin is a gourd, squash, vegetable or fruit, depending on which reference material you choose to employ, always the diva of every bountiful autumnal display, resplendent in traditional orange, buttery warm white, and even trendy green...

“ Tiny bubbles Make me warm all over With a feeling that I'm gonna Love you till the end of time.”                - Leon Pober ORLEANS — The Orleans Pond Coalition may not be prepared to aerate Sarah's Pond “till the end of time,” but it's all in on backing a two-year demonstration project using “tiny bubbles” to restore the pond's health. On Nov. 6, the conservation commission decided unanimou...

Bergstrom Takes County Commission Seat

By: Tim Wood

Voters turned out in high numbers for Tuesday's state election, deciding several local races and ballot questions as well as contests for governor, federal and state legislators. In a close contest, Chatham resident Ronald Bergstrom, a Democrat, won a seat on the Barnstable County Commission, beating incumbent Republican Leo Cakounes, a Harwich resident. Bergstrom won Chatham and Orleans, while Cakounes carrie...

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...

Fire Marshal: Cause Of Downtown Fire Was Electrical

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

The cause of the fire that nearly gutted a commercial building off Main Street Thursday was likely electrical, according to the state fire marshal's office. The early morning blaze destroyed most of the northern side of the building at 37 Kent Place, behind The Children's Shop and just off the town offices parking lot.  The Emack and Bolio's ice cream shop occupied the first floor of that section of the buildi...

Donald O. Chapman

By: Contributed

Donald O. Chapman                         A memorial service will be held for Donald O. Chapman on Saturday, November 3rd at 2pm at Pilgrim Congregational Church in Harwich Port. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Donald’s memory to the Chatham Nauset Lions Club, PO Box 1241, Orleans, MA 02653. For more information or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.doanebealames.com ...

William R. Clark

By: Contributed

William R. Clark, 76, of South Chatham, formerly of Harwich and Billerica, passed away peacefully on Wednesday October 24, 2018 with his loving family by his side.  He was the son of the late Thomas H. Clark and Helen A. Clark (Francis) of Charlestown.             He is survived by his four children.  Daughter Kathleen Fraize of Brownfield, Maine, daughter Pamela Brennan and her husband Kevin of Fairfax, Va., ...