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ORLEANS – The energy on the home team bench was palpable on Feb. 8. Not only was it Senior Night for the Cape Cod Furies, but the Nauset/Monomoy/Cape Tech squad had come to win. Three periods and five goals later, they'd given their seniors something to celebrate. “I was excited. Once we put one in, we got rolling,” Furies head coach Addie Weeks said of the 5-0 game. “We haven't been been able to produce in th...

Whalers Outlast Sharks In Girls Basketball

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH – A late game rally made the Monomoy girls varsity basketball team's Feb. 10 game exciting, but foul trouble and free throw issues allowed Nantucket to eke out a 39-32 victory in Cape and Islands Lighthouse League play. It was clear from the start that both teams were clambering for a win, with Monomoy looking to avenge a Jan. 2 loss to the Whalers on Nantucket, also by seven points. Unfortunately, in ...

Remember bringing home a brand new record album, dropping the needle on the vinyl disc and poring over the jacket as the tracks unfolded in the sequence chosen by the artist? Often, those songs have a special resonance, an association that brings back memories whenever you hear the music. And hearing them on vinyl, rather than in the digital format more common today, just adds to that experience. Vinyl, onc...

Our View: Standing With Scottie

By: The Cape Cod Chronicle

We’re journalists, but sometimes words just fail us. That was what it was like when we learned about the brutal attack on Scottie, a 7-year-old Welsh pony, early Sunday morning. Working under cover of darkness, one or more cowardly perpetrators attacked the horse, whose docile nature made him an easy target. The animal’s injuries were unspeakably violent. It’s hard to imagine the hatred that must be in the ...

Donna Tavano: You Smell

By: Donna Tavano

It’s winter, and time for my life to take a brief hiatus, and a deep breath, except that calming release is now ending instead in a catarrhal cough, not the cleansing exhale for which I’d hoped. Like many of you, due to the evidence of vast tracks of empty supermarket shelves where the tissues once were, I’m ODing daily on Mucinex, having succumbed to an insidious seasonal virus. In spite of this, I cooked supper...

Letters to the Editor, Feb. 13

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Supports School COA Site Editor: It’s brilliant the superintendent of the Monomoy schools would like to see the COA building on the Middle School property. Let’s all get on the bus come May town meeting and vote for the town-owned school property. There is plenty of room for everyone. Thank you, Fred Crimins. Betsy Abreu Chatham   History Is On Women's Side Editor: Feb. 15 marks the day in 182...

Patricia E. Barry

By: Contributed

Patricia E. Barry, 71, of Chatham died on February 9th after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.             Pat is survived by her husband Michael J. Barry, and their two children, Christine Terry and her husband Roger, of Lakeville and Peter Barry and his wife Jennifer, of Marlborough.             Pat is also survived by her sisters-in-law Anne Pleines of Enfield, Conn., Christine Barry of Rumford, R....

Jeanette Julia Robinson Hotchkiss

By: Contributed

Jeanette Hotchkiss died on Sunday, January 26, 2020, at Pleasant Bay Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Brewster, Massachusetts. She was 100 years old.           Jeanette was born on September 18, 1919, in Phoenix, N.Y., the youngest of eight children born to Daniel Webster Robinson and Ella Louise (Moore) Robinson. Soon afterward, the family moved to Syracuse, where her parents opened a popular bakery. W...

Dorothy Krantz

By: Contributed

            Dorothy Krantz (Dotty, Dot) of North Chatham passed on Feb 5th peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family.             Born in 1930 in NYC and oldest daughter of Alex and Phyllis De Paul. Dotty was known around town as a volunteer at Harwich United Methodist Thrift Shop and spent many years putting smiles on faces at local Supermarket's handing out samples. She was loved by her family m...

Council On Aging Chefs Know How To Keep Seniors Happy

By: Debra Lawless

“I just try to make them happy,” says Linda St. Pierre, the chef at the Harwich Senior Center. Lunches are served on a varying schedule at the Harwich, Chatham and Orleans Senior Centers and chefs in all three towns know how to keep the senior diners happy and healthy. St. Pierre has been cooking lunches and dinners at the Harwich Senior Center for 10 years now, and she knows many of the seniors by name as ...

ORLEANS — The development team for the proposed F. W. Webb facility on Route 6A was ready for a show and tell, complete with posterboard-mounted plans and drawings for a new 32,00-square-foot warehouse and sales building at the site of the currently vacant Underground Mall. Then the chairman of the Old King’s Highway Regional Historic District Committee made it clear that the Feb. 6 preliminary review would be al...

ORLEANS — As a choreographer, educator, hair stylist, and planning board member, Andrea Shaw Reed has looked to bring out the beauty in people and places. Now she wants to bring what she’s learned to another board, where she hopes to learn more. “The board of selectmen is five people,” she said in a recent interview. “You have to wrestle with ideas, to listen to the people you’re talking to so you can move for...

Brutal Attack On Horse Prompts Distress, Outrage

By: Alan Pollock

NORTH HARWICH — The brutal attack on a seven-year-old Welsh pony overnight Saturday has left the horse with life-threatening injuries, and leaves local equestrians and supporters angry and afraid. Police say sometime late Saturday night or early Sunday morning, one or more perpetrators entered the barn at CB Equestrian off Old Chatham Road, let four horses out of their stalls, and then violently attacked one w...

Sipson Island Preservationists Have New Deadline

By: Ed Maroney

ORLEANS — The countdown clock has been reset for the acquisition of Sipson Island as a natural preserve, a destination for public access, and an educational resource. With just under a million dollars left to raise, the Friends of Pleasant Bay and other organizations involved in the effort announced an extension of the closing date from Jan. 30 to the end of March. “We had a strong finish in 2019, with ge...

CHATHAM – A special town meeting will be held to consider an alternative site for a new senior center. A group of residents filed a petition last Thursday to investigate land off Stepping Stones Road that is part of the Monomoy Regional Middle School campus. The wooded 1.599 acres sits between the road and the Old Colony Rail Trail and is not currently being used by the school. Town Clerk Julie Smith certified...