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CCTC/HJT Presents Remote ‘Just Give Me A Minute’

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

When times are uncertain and the daily cable TV news just seems to go from bad to worse, doesn’t the company of a friend sound comforting? In the Cape Cod Theatre Company/Harwich Junior Theatre’s latest offering, a 10-minute play titled “Just Give Me a Minute,” two friends contemplate the “Golden Girls option.” Instead of living their lives separately and facing the future on their own, why not pool their reso...

Local Jimmy Fund Walkers Take Steps Toward A Cure

By: Kat Szmit

If determination had an image, it would be of a cancer patient still smiling in spite of enduring harsh treatments that don’t come with a guarantee of success. Behind them would likely be family and friends in their Jimmy Fund Walk shirts, raising funds for research and taking steps they hope will one day lead to a cure. Brenda Azure and her daughters Sienna and Alexa know that walk well, for they’ve completed...

Our View: Plastics And Zoning

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Harwich's long-delayed annual town meeting takes place this Saturday at 10 a.m. outdoors at football field behind the Monomoy Regional High School. Despite efforts to pare back articles to limit discussion and the length of the meeting, there's a lot of meat on the warrant. Voters will tackle not only the usual budget measures, but a critical zoning amendment and controversial petitions to ban the sale of single-...

Letters To The Editor: Sept. 24, 2020

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

The Real Price Of Plastic Water Bottles Editor: As a citizen of Orleans and someone who has worked for 20 years for marine scientists, I am voicing my strongest possible support for a ban on all commercial sales of single-use plastic water bottles in Orleans.  As a Cape Codder, I urge all my fellow citizens throughout this unique and cherished place we call home to ask for the same in your own hometowns. ...

Weekend At The Beach Reserved For Special Town Meeting

By: Ed Maroney

ORLEANS — The Saturday, Oct. 31, special town meeting will be no day at the beach — well, actually, that’s exactly what it will be. Starting at 11 a.m., the Nauset Beach gathering will cover the waterfront of town needs with articles addressing the deteriorating fire station, dredging of Nauset Estuary and Pleasant Bay, retail marijuana sales, and even a resident parking sticker for the beach itself and othe...

ORLEANS — The Governor Prence Inn on Route 6A, which did not open this season, could be acquired by the town for housing and other uses. Select Board Chair Kevin Galligan made the announcement at his board’s Sept. 16 meeting. Earlier this year, the town was approached by the Ross family, which owns the Governor Prence as well as the nearby Seashore Park Inn; the latter was open this summer. In July Gov. Pren...

Crews Contain Brush Fire Behind School

By: Alan Pollock

ORLEANS — Firefighters from several towns snuffed a brush fire in the woods behind Orleans Elementary School around 8:30 Tuesday morning. Alerted by a neighbor on Brewster Cross Road, firefighters acted quickly to contain the blaze, Fire Chief Geof Deering said. “With the dry conditions and the wind, we brought in as many personnel as we could from our department, as well as Eastham, Harwich and Brewster,” h...

ORLEANS — Notre Dame de Paris was built eight centuries ago by people who believed in miracles. Something like that happened last weekend, outside the cathedral’s charred ruins, when an international group of volunteer carpenters raised an oak truss created of the same materials and by the same methods as the roof supports lost in the blaze. “The main thing was showing the public that the cathedral can be re...

Monomoy High Student Tests Positive For COVID-19

By: Tim Wood

Positive Cases Trigger COVID Testing For Fire Department, Harbormaster Staff A student at Monomoy Regional High School has tested positive for COVID-19. According to Superintendent of Schools Scott Carpenter, school officials were notified of the positive test Friday night. The student does not appear to have contracted the virus at school, he said. Students and staff who were in close contact or in classro...

Orleans Announces Interest in Gov. Prence Inn Property

By: Ed Maroney

ORLEANS – The Governor Prence Inn on Route 6A, which did not open this season, could be acquired by the town for housing and other uses. Select Board Chair Kevin Galligan made the announcement at the board’s Sept. 16 meeting. Discussions over the last few months in executive sessions of the select board, affordable housing committee, and affordable housing trust have led to “a letter of interest that will prov...

Work Resumes On West Chatham Roadway Project

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — With peak summer visitor season in the rearview mirror, utility crews have returned to Route 28 in West Chatham to resume work on the roadway reconstruction project. Public Works Director Tom Temple told selectmen Tuesday that National Grid resumed work on Sept. 8 and aims to restore natural gas connections to 11 properties in the area by the end of the month. Verizon expects to complete its work b...

Historic West Harwich Baptist Church Is For Sale

By: William F. Galvin

WEST HARWICH — The historic West Harwich Baptist Church is for sale. The church is considered a centerpiece of the West Harwich village. Next week, voters will be asked to put in place a zoning amendment to preserve the historic character of the stretch of Route 28 called Captain’s Row as part of a Barnstable County-designated District Of Critical Planning Concern. Pastor Jonathan Allen Cobb confirmed that ...

Sharktivity App Now Registers Real-Time Detections

By: Kat Szmit

CHATHAM – If you use the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy’s Sharktivity app, you might have noticed some new alerts. Along with the familiar blue square with a white fin indicating a white shark sighting are new yellow boxes that when clicked, offer information on tagged sharks detected by real-time acoustic receivers. The new feature officially launched on Sept. 14, allowing users to access real-time detectio...

COVID-19 Ushers In New Era For High School Sports

By: Kat Szmit

Education isn’t the only thing that’s gotten a makeover due to COVID-19. So too have high school and middle school sports in the Monomoy and Nauset regional school districts. While athletics will take place, it will be in a very new way with a number of new rules that include not only players and coaches, but spectators, as well. Under the Monomoy plan, which follows guidelines set forth by the Massachusetts I...

Pieter Schiller

By: Contributed

Pieter Schiller of North Chatham, Massachusetts, formerly of Concord, Massachusetts, passed away on Monday, September 7, 2020 in Boston at 82 years of age. Pieter was born on January 14, 1938 in Orange, New Jersey. He was the son of John and Helen Schiller of Maplewood, New Jersey. Pieter was married to Betty Schiller for 55 years. He attended Middlebury College in Vermont and graduated with a bachelor’s degree ...