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SOUTH YARMOUTH – The Monomoy boys clawed their way back from a 1-0 deficit to a 2-1 lead in the Cape and Islands Lighthouse League finals against Sturgis East on Monday night, and then, with the Sharks just seconds away from their first-ever championship win, the lights above the pitch at Townhouse Field in Yarmouth went out, casting the field in darkness. The glitch was just one more oddity in a season of str...

HARWICH – It was a strange season for the Monomoy girls varsity field hockey team, but the Sharks weathered the changes and their opponents in the Cape and Islands Lighthouse League to earn the championship with a commanding 11-1 victory against Sturgis West on Nov. 14. To make the sport safer to play during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, games were restructured so that play featured 7-on-7 instead of the trad...

HARWICH – Adulting, even under the best circumstances, can be challenging, especially when it comes to trying to find a balance between the personal and professional. It is a challenge Pete Richer knows well as he recently had to step down from his position as head coach of Monomoy girls basketball to attend to his landscaping business. Richer emphasized that the decision to resign did not come easy. “It's ...

New Organ Arrives At Chatham Congregational Church

By: Debra Lawless

If you happened to venture within listening distance of the First Congregational Church of Chatham on Oct. 19, you might have heard a little shouted French. That’s because an employee of Casavant Freres, a pipe organ-building company founded in 1879 in Saint Hyacinthe, Quebec, was directing two of his co-workers and six men from a local moving company as they hauled 1,501 pipes for the church’s new organ up th...

You know that folding table decorated with a fishnet where authors sign their new work outside Yellow Umbrella Books? Weather permitting, Yellow Umbrella owner Eric Linder will sit at that table on Nov. 21 signing his own new book, “The Blue in the Eye of the Girl at La Jolla: New and Selected Poems” (Loom Press, 2020). The signing and the sale of a Bob Staake giclée print are a part of the store’s fun 40th an...

Our View: Patience

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

When a truck ran into trouble last week in the new roundabout at Main Street and George Ryder Road in West Chatham, it took little time for the naysayers and opponents of the West Chatham Roadway Project to take to social media to say “I told you so.” The incident bore out their worst fears: that the changes would condemn the road to a future of accidents and traffic snarls and kill the West Chatham business dist...

Letters To The Editor: Nov. 19, 2020

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Questions About Airport Plans Editor: Don’t be deceived by the letter last week from a local pilot who is amazed that a minority group can impede the “improvements” at the airport. Perhaps it is the pilots and the airport commission who are the minority. At a time when the town wants to create a people-friendly West Chatham neighborhood center, which happens to be in an airport runway protection safety z...

The Addison Art Gallery in Orleans is celebrating its 25th anniversary this November with an unusual twist: For one month it is donating to the nonprofits its clients choose when they buy an artwork. “Since the pandemic started, for months, we chose various nonprofits as recipients of the donations,” says gallery owner Helen Addison. “As I was trying to decide on the organizations to receive funds during Novem...

Captain Linnell House Sold, Will Be Private Residence

By: Contributed

ORLEANS – The historic Captain Linnell House, long a well-known restaurant, has been sold and will be converted back into a private residence. The 2.28-acre property at 137 Skaket Beach Rd. sold for $1.45 million. Its current assessment is $813,300, according to the town's assessing records. The buyers were Joseph and Linda Beals, according to John Ciluzzi, the realtor who sold the property. Built by sea ca...

The holiday season always puts a big demand on area food pantries, but this year the Lower Cape Outreach Council is facing an even greater need for donations due to the challenges area families are facing due to the ongoing pandemic, which has cost many folks on the Lower Cape their income. This morning, registered families will pick up turkeys, fresh produce, and all the fixings for a delicious Thanksgiving d...

Medical Building Proposed For Lobster Claw Site

By: Staff Reports

ORLEANS — Cape Cod Healthcare is proposing to redevelop the Lobster Claw restaurant property at 42 Route 6A, demolishing the existing structure and constructing a $5.6 million, 6,500-square-foot, multi-use medical building. The facility will offer primary, specialty and urgent care services, with on-site x-ray and lab drawing for the Lower and Outer Cape regions beginning in 2022, according to a press release....

ORLEANS — The town’s investment in studying housing uses for the former Cape Cod Five operations center has led to a plan for 62 rental units at the West Road site. Pennrose, which recently developed the Village at Nauset Green affordable housing community in Eastham, has signed a purchase and sales agreement with the bank, which relocated its central office to Hyannis last year. The developer plans to create ...

ORLEANS – The Orleans Historical Commission put off until its Dec. 9 meeting a vote on when focus groups will be convened to discuss the proposed East Orleans Historic District. During the virtual Nov. 12 meeting, Commissioner Joan Nix said the focus groups, which are anticipated to have up to eight participants each, will initially be held for only property owners within the proposed historic district that ru...

George Matthew Meaney

By: Contributed

George Matthew Meaney, 83, died October 26, 2020 at Martin Medical Center in Stuart, Florida. George attended Columbia High School in Maplewood, N.J., where he met his wife of 60 years, Lori Colucci Meaney. He graduated from Villanova University, then served in the U.S. Navy earning the rank of Lieutenant Commander. George holds a master’s degree in international finance from New York University. He held several...

Kenneth Alan McKusick

By: Contributed

Kenneth Alan McKusick passed away peacefully at his home on November 3, 2020.  Ken was born and raised in Newton.  Ken’s early years on the farm helped shape his character and strong value system.  He had fond memories of delivering milk with his father, Harold, and as the baby of the family, the special attention he got from his four older siblings and stepmother, Jesse.   Beginning with an academic scholarshi...

Margaret Murray

By: Contributed

Harwich - Margaret Murray of Harwich passed away peacefully at home on November 5 at the age of 94.  She is by survived her children, Richard Murray, Margaret Kenyon, Mary Russell, Patricia Krause, Susan Egan, John Murray, James Murray, Joseph Murray and their spouses, and was only recently predeceased by her youngest daughter, Ann Steidel, also of Harwich.  Richard, her beloved husband of 50 years passed away in...