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HYANNIS – The end of the 2018-2019 season proved a roller coaster ride for the Monomoy/Mashpee Monarchs boys varsity ice hockey team, which fell to Middleboro/Hull last Thursday, then defeated East Bridgewater to earn a spot in the playoffs before falling to Foxboro in the preliminary round. The team was missing a number of players when they took to the ice at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center against Mid...

The sounds of Celtic music and the goal of historic preservation will come together on Saturday, March 9 in two special musical events being held at the South Harwich Meetinghouse on Chatham Road in Harwich. The “Celtic Crossroads Concert: A Celebration of Celtic Songs, Tunes And Spoken Words,” will be presented by the Friends of the South Harwich Meetinghouse, Inc., and hosted by Rose Clancy, owner of the Cha...

Kickstarter Campaign Will Help Create New Recording Company   HARWICH – Cape songstress Alicia Mathewson has been on a journey and is looking forward to sharing it with the world, with a special nod to her beloved Cape Cod community, which she invites to support her Kickstarter campaign and attend a special concert in June. For some time, Mathewson has been diligently composing songs for her upcoming alb...

John Whelan: This Time, Chatham Is The Loser

By: John Whelan

“What the world needs now is love, sweet love It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of What the world needs now is love, sweet love No not just for some but for everyone”   Way back in 1965, Jackie DeShannon had her biggest hit with this Burt Bacharach-Hal David song. It reached number seven on the pop charts, further enhancing the Bacharach/David duo as popular songwriting greats. While...

Letters To The Editor, Feb. 28

By: Alan Pollock

Limit Dogs On Beaches Editor: I'm in favor of  changing the current Harwich dog on beach regulation from Friday before Memorial Day to May 1 to Oct. 14. I feel that allowing dogs on the beach for 265 days then abruptly opening the next day to beachgoers is much too soon considering residue that can be left behind by dogs. I find this analogous to one removing all of the solids from a litter box then lying i...

Our View: What’s In A Name?

By: The Cape Cod Chronicle

Quick, where’s “Children’s Beach?” If you’re a local from Chatham and you had trouble answering that question, you’re not alone. Having covered the town for nearly 60 combined years, our Chatham reporters didn’t know. A couple of lifelong residents we spoke with were stumped. The parks and recreation department doesn’t use the name, nor does the chamber of commerce. Aside from a few sparse references in our ar...

ORLEANS — In addressing a few complaints about storage of fishing gear in residential districts, the planning board hopes to sniff out a solution that respects both neighbors' rights and town traditions. “Commercial fishing is a longstanding occupation in town,” director of planning and community development George Meservey told the board Feb. 12. “Preservation of traditional occupations is called out in our...

ORLEANS — The Snow Library Facilities Advisory Committee voted Feb. 20 to accept a building program, a comprehensive document that describes existing conditions and ways to address unmet and future needs in a new or renovated and expanded building. The report, which will now be reviewed by library trustees, is an important step in securing state planning funds in the next few years. “Oh, my gosh. I would acc...

Jon Edward Wordell

By: Contributed

Jon Wordell passed away at his home in South Chatham surrounded by his family after a long illness. Jon was born in Fall River in 1943. He was the son of the late Dr. Arnold and Eunisa (Greenlaw) Wordell. He graduated from Procter Academy in Andover, N.H. and Oglethorpe University in Norcross, Ga. He later taught at Indian Mountain School in Lakeville, Conn. During that time, he ran a summer school called the Cha...

Charles Edward (Ed) Dasch

By: Contributed

(1936-2019)             Ed Dasch passed away on Sunday, February 03, 2019 at Liberty Commons Rehabilitation Center.  He had been a patient there for two years, having suffered multiple health issues during that time.             Ed was born on November 12, 1936 in Indianapolis, Ind. and during his first year, moved with his parents to Jamestown, New York where he lived until the age of seventeen. Ed then mo...

Herbert Bremser, Jr

By: Contributed

ORLEANS - Herbert Bremser, Jr., 90, of Orleans, passed away peacefully at home February 14th, 2019, surrounded by family. Herb was the son of the late Herbert Bremser Sr. and Lillian (McFadden) Bremser.  He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 59 years Dorothy (Daniels).   Herb is survived by his brother, John (Jack) of Windsor, Conn.; son Dan and his wife Ann of Franklin; son Jim and his wife Karen of Chatham ...

CPA Endorses $295K For Playground

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – Voters at May's annual town meeting will be asked to spend $295,000 in community preservation funds to upgrade the playground at Chatham Elementary School. The community preservation committee endorsed the proposal last week after trimming $56,000 from the community playground committee's initial request. For more than four years a dedicated group of parents, school administrators and town officia...

Preliminary Results Of Inlet Modeling Study To Be Presented

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

CHATHAM – Preliminary results of a hydrodynamic modeling study of the town's eastern inlets and waterways will be present at the end of the month. Part of a $250,000, wide-ranging study of the waterways from Pleasant Bay to Nantucket Sound, the presentation will happen at 7 p.m. at Feb. 28 at the annex. Coastal Resources Director Ted Keon said the focus of the update to be presented by Applied Coastal Resea...

What Is OPEB And Why Should You Care About It?

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – The acronym OPEB has been popping up more and more often in municipal finance discussions. It's one of those arcane accounting elements that makes the eyes glaze over, but in actuality has a significant impact on the town's finances. Last week the town's OPEB trust fund board of directors held a forum to educate the public and provide background on the topic. The following information was gleaned from t...

Some actions to mitigate the danger from sharks in the region's waters can be put in place this summer. A Bourne consulting group will look at other options as part of a study that begins this week. Officials from six Outer Cape towns, the Cape Cod National Seashore and the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy met with the Woods Hole Group last Wednesday in Wellfleet to kick off the $49,950 shark mitigation altern...