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AmeriCorps Member To Oversee Town Conservation Lands

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Hannah Schmidt grew up among the trees at the base of Mount Hood in Oregon and did not spend a lot of time along the edge of the Pacific Ocean. She never experienced wind like that churning the Atlantic Ocean and whipping trees last Thursday during a three-day nor’easter. But Schmidt has come east to work on land stewardship projects, help develop an arboretum and work on environmental education and ...

Historic Cold Brook Herring Run Could Be Restored

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Following the restoration of an American eel run through Cold Brook to Grassy Pond over the past several years, the state Division of Marine Fisheries and the Harwich Conservation Trust are now looking at restoring the area's native herring run. In a memo issued last month, DMF senior biologist Brad Chase pointed out there was a native river herring run known to occur in the watershed in the 1950s an...

A Student Proposal To Restore Brooks Park Hollow

By: William F. Galvin

Project Would Replace Habitat Lost In Tornado HARWICH — The power of the July tornado was measured by the number of fallen trees in Brooks Park Hollow, but the town may experience the strength of youth and dedication to community in Lily Daniels-Diehl, a Global Studies Program student at Monomoy Regional High School who has crafted plans to revegetate the hollow and restore its wildlife habitat. Daniels-Die...

HARWICH – Shortly after the final whistle blew in the Oct. 14 scoreless tie between Monomoy and Mashpee girls varsity soccer, Monomoy head coach Jenn Peterson had strong words for her team. “I think that was the best defensive game you've played all season,” she told the Sharks. Indeed, the team has come a long way since their September loss to D-Y, showing strength and tenacity that the score didn't reflec...

HARWICH – The Monomoy cross-country teams went out on top in their final home meet of the 2019 season, which proved a bittersweet event for the team’s seniors, Margo Dery and Steven Young, both of whom have been with the team since they were in eighth grade. For both it was a day of passing the torch as each came in second to up and coming runners on both the boys and girls teams. In Young’s case, he finished ...

NANTUCKET – When it comes to Monomoy's Oct. 12 football game against Nantucket, it's debatable on which was worse—the choppy, stomach-churning boat ride over or the game itself, which saw the Sharks fall 41-0 in Cape and Islands League Lighthouse action on a damp, blustery Saturday evening. While the Whalers celebrated a homecoming victory, their second win of the season, Monomoy was thwarted at every turn tha...

Nature Connection: Humbled By Nature

By: Mary Richmond

It doesn’t take much to make me feel humbled by nature. Standing by a sea riled up by wind and current, listening to tall trees swaying and creaking or watching rivulets of rainwater spread and flow anywhere they want, when they want; all these things give me pause. Throw in a sunset or two, a starlit night or the flight of birds through the dunes and I’m convinced. This nature thing is way, way bigger and more p...

'Crude' Treats Serious Subject With Music And Humor

By: Amy Tagliaferri

It’s not often that you have the opportunity to be present when someone’s dream comes true. Maureen Condon wanted to write a play that made a difference. “Crude, The Climate Change Musical” is Condon’s dream, because she “believes in the power of the arts to shape the future.” She’s already seen her musical as an official selection of the New York Musical Festival, and now the world premiere has been held at the ...

Drama Guild's 'Addams Family' Is A Family Affair

By: Connie Hebert

Anyone who grew up with the Addams Family can recall the characters, music, costumes, and humor. This famous family has returned to the Chatham Drama Guild for several encore performances that are sure to bring laughter, fun, and families together this month. “It’s a true family affair because we spend so much time together,” said Rebecca Banas, who stars as the smart, classy and often funny Morticia Addams. T...

Our View: Proceed With Caution

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Autumn is a season of color on Cape Cod, with vibrant pumpkins and falling leaves. But if you’re really into the color orange, you’ll find it in the traffic cones and detour signs at any of dozens of road construction projects. The sewer work in East Harwich is an inconvenience for sure, as was the work at Main Street and Route 28 in Orleans. Additional sewer work will be taking place around Chatham, Ha...

Andrew Buckley: In Contrast

By: Andrew Buckley

It was 97. That’s what my phone read. East Capitol Street started here, the Capitol at my back, with the Library of Congress across to my right and the Supreme Court to the left. There was a nice breeze off from the north, and it was remarkably dry. D.C. is known for its swampy humidity, so you could almost stand the temperature. First week of October in our nation/s capital and it was nearly 100 degrees. Four...

Letters to the Editor, Oct. 17

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Advice To Chatham Selectmen Editor: My wife and I have just become residents of Chatham. We did so because Chatham is the quintessential quaint New England town and has been so for decades. We were aware when we moved that Chatham had a small, quaint, (we thought) daytime-use-only airport, which was consistent with the town’s beauty and character. We have recently learned that the Chatham Airport Commiss...

Wordells Maintain 'Magical' Shop At Cockle Cove

By: Connie Hebert

The magic began in 1952 when Eunisa Greenlaw Wordell decided to open Chatharbor Pottery and Gift Shop on Cockle Cove Road. Her husband, Dr. Arnold Edgar Wordell, built the seasonal shop and family vacation house as an extension of several “cottage colonies” that were handed down to them. Eunisa stocked the tiny shop with jewelry, home décor items, and prints while her 12-year-old son, Nathaniel B. Wordell, learne...

ORLEANS — Another voice has been added to the conversation about the best use of the town’s transfer station. This afternoon (Oct. 17), the board of health will review a report from Kari Parcell, the county’s municipal assistance coordinator, on how to increase recycling opportunities. After a recent public hearing at which opinions were mixed on a proposed change to single-stream recycling, the board decide...

ORLEANS — The animal control and regulation task force, which includes five members who own dogs and two who do not, want to hear from “constituencies that don’t have an actual seat at the table of the committee,” vice chair Karl Oakes said in an interview last week. For instance, “We don’t know to what extent being perceived as a dog-friendly town is important to the rental community,” he said. “If we chang...