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HARWICH – It's been quite a run for the Monomoy boys basketball team, which battled through not one but two overtime periods to earn an electrifying victory over Bourne in the MIAA South Div. 3 first round before the season came to a sad end with a tough loss to Norwell in the quarterfinals. Monomoy head coach Keith Arnold said it best following his team's rip-roaring contest against Bourne on Feb. 28, won by ...

HANOVER/BOSTON – The Monomoy girls basketball team saw stellar play from multiple players during their run in the playoffs. The Sharks rallied from an early deficit to beat South Shore Vocational 47-31 in first round action before falling to Cathedral 72-25. Head coach Pete Richer said the MIAA South Div. 4 first round game against South Shore went exceptionally well in spite of a few bumps along the way. “...

Registration Open For EPL's Spring Learning Series

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

CHATHAM – The Spring 2019 Learning Series at the Eldredge Public Library kicks off March 29. Sponsored by the Friends of The Eldredge Public Library, the courses meet at the library except for the film course which meets at The Chatham Orpheum Theatre, golf at Eastward Ho! County Club and American Songbook at the community center. Suggested donation is $15 per course unless otherwise noted. Registration forms ...

Letters To The Editor: March 7, 2019

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Seals, Not Dogs, Are The Problem   Editor: While I found the author’s point well presented and the issue of dog waste on the beaches is one worthy of conversation, I think that Chatham has a much larger problem on its hands. The letter cites that "one gram of dog waste can contain 23 million coliform bacteria,” which can cause adverse side effects in humans. Most of the unwanted results of the pres...

You Guest It: Time To Elect Woman President

By: Juliet Bernstein

On this year's Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend, some friends of my younger son came from Assonet to Cape Cod. In the course of our conversation, we naturally ended up discussing politics, riveting on the present incumbent in the White House. “Do you know anyone who voted for him?” I inquired. “Actually I do,” responded the male member of the duo. “I recently met an old acquaintance who had voted for him, bu...

Our View: Dredging Must Go On

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

A preliminary study of Chatham's east-facing waterways, from Pleasant Bay to Nantucket Sound, together with anecdotal evidence from commercial fishermen, makes it abundantly clear that dredging near the North Cut will be necessary to facilitate navigation in the months ahead. The problem is that the town's effort to secure a permit to dredge the area is tied up in a lawsuit and state department of environmenta...

A Different Way Of Dealing With Grief: Yoga

By: Debra Lawless

CHATHAM —  It’s almost impossible to reach adulthood without experiencing loss. Early on, maybe a grandparent has died, maybe a relationship has terminated. As we age, we lose many loved ones and grieve for them. Just as stress can affect the body by tightening your muscles, clenching your stomach, so can grief. So how do we cope with all this sadness and loss? Talking and sharing is one way to cope. Peggy...

ORLEANS — The “air” B&B over Cedar Pond enjoyed by roosting cormorants for decades is no more. “As of yesterday, I witnessed that all wires, including the communication wire, are now down from spanning Cedar Pond,” Conservation Agent John Jannell told the conservation commission Tuesday. Some members applauded, with Judith Bruce asking that town counsel “convey our thanks” to Eversource. It was a high...

NORTH EASTHAM — The Nauset Regional High School Building Committee voted Feb. 27 to send six of 11 options for the future of the aged campus to the state School Building Authority for review. They included two required schemes: one with no changes except bringing the buildings up to code and adding a total of 7,400 square feet to two buildings and another based on full demolition and all-new construction. Th...

Summer Season May Be Possible, Says Principal  CHATHAM – The mystery of who is buying the Monomoy Theatre was solved Monday when a Morris Island Road homeowner announced that his company plans to purchase the Main Street property. Gregory T. Clark of Alexandra Properties in Newton Upper Falls, announced during the public forum segment of the board of selectmen's meeting that his company has an agreement wit...

Chatham Casts Net For Shark Barrier Study

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

CHATHAM – All options are on the table when it comes to a shark barrier to protect Oyster Pond Beach. The town this week issued a request for proposals for a feasibility study of a barrier to protect swimmers at the beach, which is often used by families and children and is the location of town swimming lessons. The town has not ruled out any particular technology or form of barrier, according to Natural Resou...

Items Being Accepted For 10th Book And Media Swap

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – Swept up in the Marie Kondo craze? Got lots of stuff you need to get rid of and want to find a way to do so responsibly, following the reduce, reuse, recycle philosophy? Well, if some of that stuff falls into the category of books and media, bring it over to the annex to contribute to the annual Book and Media Swap. Now in its 10 th year, the free event will be held on Saturday, March 9 from 9 a.m. t...

CHATHAM – With growing concern over the loss of historic homes and the replacement of modest houses with buildings several times larger, the planning board is diving into the process of finding a way to limit the scale of residential structures.  Developing a zoning bylaw to accomplish that goal is likely to require study and analysis, perhaps with assistance from the Cape Cod Commission, said Planning Board C...

Historic Tools Explored To Save Monomoy Theatre

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – Faced with an unknown buyer and uncertainty over the future of a key parcel of downtown property, officials and residents are looking to historic preservation tools to provide some control over the Monomoy Theatre property. At its March 5 meeting, the historical commission will consider asking the Massachusetts Historical Commission to determine if the Monomoy property is eligible for listing on the ...