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It's that time of year again, baseball fans. Yes, you guessed it, the Cape Cod Baseball League is back in action as of June 10. As players began arriving early last week, a buzz of excitement began swirling along the base paths at ball fields across the Cape. Here's a look at who will be joining the fray at Chatham, Harwich, and Orleans to get the 2019 season started. After a stellar 2018 season under the tute...

Monomoy Refuge Celebrates 75 Years

By: Tim Wood

Even before it became a protected sanctuary for migratory birds, Monomoy Island was known among avian enthusiasts. For decades duck hunters had come to Monomoy from far and wide, and by the 1930s it was recognized as one of the most important shorebird habitats on the east coast. “They saw Monomoy as a place where hundreds, thousands of shorebirds and waterfowl congregated,” said Matt Hillman, current manager ...

Can you imagine life on Cape Cod without the ocean? Of course not. It’s a gruesome thought. So let’s join together in celebrating the waters both nearby and worldwide on the Second Annual World Oceans Day, Saturday, June 8. On that day the non-profit group Ocean Protection Advocacy Kids, Inc. (OPAK) will commemorate “One Ocean, One Cape Cod: A Marine Celebration” by screening the Emmy Award-winning documentary...

HARWICH – The era of firsts continued at Monomoy Regional High School on Sunday when the Class of 2019 became the first to attend the school from its opening day in 2014 through five years of classes, athletics, activities, concerts, musicals, and multicultural festivals, culminating in a heartfelt commencement at the school on June 2. Erin Starkey,...

Letters to the Editor, June 6 2019

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Can You Hear Me Now? Editor: I usually don’t get involved with too many ongoings here in our little town. But it might be time I threw one of my two cents in concerning the roadwork in front of my store. I see that new telephone poles have been placed strategically. But has anyone informed the telephone pole company that “wireless” has been invented? I’m no interior designer, but those poles would look ...

Our View: Report Should Instill Confidence

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

It's hard to square the dismal ratings two members of the Harwich Board of Selectmen, Michael MacAskill and Donald Howell, gave to Town Administrator Christopher Clark in his recent annual review with the picture of the town's administration painted by the analysis of the town's credit rating released this week by bond rating agency S&P Global. MacAskill gave Clark a rating of 42.5, and Howell had an even ...

EAST HARWICH — When Dina and Richard Qualter started Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy of Cape Cod in a small former real estate office next to CVS in 2010, the space was a little cramped for the two of them to work. Since then, the demand for their services has grown steadily, and the Qualters have moved their practice into a spacious new building next door. It’s testament to the value of physical therapy...

ORLEANS – When banker Valerie LaBelle reported to work at the Rockland Trust branch here on the Tuesday after the long Memorial Day weekend, she saw something that made her very happy: A small color rendering of an inlet running through marsh grass was tucked up behind the Plexiglas of a poster in the bank’s ATM lobby. When she retrieved the original art and turned it over, she saw the words in black ink: “Fro...

NORTH EASTHAM  — The results of the Nauset Regional High School Youth Health Survey were about more than numbers for the region's substance abuse task force when it met June 3. For example, 94.56 percent of students responding said they never had a day when they stayed away from school because they felt they'd be unsafe there or on their way—but eight of the 147 who answered said they did. “There shouldn't be...

BARNSTABLE — With TV camera crews from Boston circling like great white sharks, the board of county commissioners heard a proposal last week to use sound to move seals and sharks away from the Cape's off-shore swimming areas. With the exception of coastal homes falling into the sea from eroding banks, off-Cape media attention is limited to the summer months and mostly concentrates on traffic jams and the wea...

Nature Connection: Walking Alone

By: Mary Richmond

When I tell people I prefer to walk in the woods or down the beach alone, they shake their heads and tell me it isn’t safe. I don’t even take the dog on my long walks, and I’ve never had a problem. My dog’s a dawdler and a sniffer and he loves to bark at anything that moves, including leaves, so he and I do our walking at other times, in other places. I especially like to ramble alone in the early morning or jus...

PLEASANT LAKE — Compared to the heavy political, financial and legislative lifting needed for the Cape Cod Tech school building project, hoisting a several-thousand-pound steel beam in place for the traditional topping-off ceremony Thursday was clearly the easy part of the job. State Sen. Julian Cyr spoke about special legislation he pursued with ...

Humane Society, IFAW Beg To Differ Barnstable County officials listened Wednesday morning as general contractor Willy Planinshek of Yarmouthport and Kevin McCarthy of Falmouth, who's worked for decades in oceanographic manufacturing, talked about technology that could divert seals, and thus, they say, sharks, from waters enjoyed by Cape swimmers.   Their acoustic device, now in very early planning stages...

ORLEANS — With the help of Woods Hole Group, the town has completed a Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) report for the state and updated its federal Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan (MHMP). Final drafts of both documents are available on the planning department's webpage (town.orleans.ma.us/planning-department), with comments being accepted through May 31 by Director of Planning and Community Development Geo...

Kenneth Merrill Stetson

By: Contributed

  Kenneth Merrill Stetson of West Hartford, Connecticut and Chatham died peacefully on May 22, 2019 surrounded by his family.  He was 91 years old. He was born on March 20, 1928 in Brooklyn, Connecticut, the son of Kenneth Gallup and Miriam (Cornell) Stetson.                Ken attended Brooklyn Grammar School and graduated from Killingly High School in 1946.  He th...