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Pumpkin People Return To Chatham Friday

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

CHATHAM – The summer residents have gone and the leaves are falling from the trees. Must be about time for the Pumpkin People to make their return. Indeed, this Friday, Oct. 18, members of the Chatham Merchants Association will be marching into Kate Gould Park to set up their autumnal creations in the group's annual Pumpkin People in the Park display, which runs through Oct. 29. This year's Oktoberfest cele...

Selectmen Narrow Potential Senior Center Locations

By: Alan Pollock

Board: Reusing Current Site Too Costly, Complex CHATHAM — It still remains to be seen where a proposed new senior center will be located, but it won't be at the existing site on Stony Hill Road. Meeting in special session last Thursday, selectmen showed interest in using either part of the Marconi campus in Chathamport or a private parcel at 1610 Main St. in West Chatham for the new council on ag...

The 'Chatham Ghost' Comes To Kate Gould Park

By: Debra Lawless

The days are getting shorter, and Chatham's Main Street can be deserted after dark as a breeze whirls dead leaves through the gutters. Sometimes, down by the lighthouse with the wind howling and nothing but the black water below, it can be downright creepy. You’re right to be creeped out, because it turns out a ghost has been haunting these streets for many years. Over a century and a half ago, the ghost wa...

Wequassett Settles Conservation Law Foundation Suit

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit filed more than a year ago against the Wequassett Resort and Golf Club by the Conservation Law Foundation which alleged the resort was illegally discharging pollutants impairing the health of marine waters. “CLF brought this case and others because nitrogen pollution is choking Cape Cod’s waters,” said CLF President Brad Campbell. “But in my 30 years of hold...

HARWICH – Students approaching the Game of Reality were initially excited to spin the wheel and see what life had in store, until, that is, they realized that more often than not the wheel landed them in a financial hole. This was just one of many lessons passed along to Monomoy Regional High School seniors during the 2019 Credit For Life event, held Oct. 10 at the high school. The event, sponsored by the Cape...

Jawsome Java Has Monomoy Abuzz

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH – Mornings just aren't the same without a comforting cup of java, tea, or hot cocoa, especially now that the weather is growing cooler. That's probably why the folks at Monomoy Regional High School are all abuzz about the SHORE Program's latest venture: the Jawsome Java SHORE Caf e . Special Education teacher Shana Grogan, who helms the SHORE (Students Having Opportunities for Recreation and Employment...

AmeriCorps Member To Oversee Town Conservation Lands

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Hannah Schmidt grew up among the trees at the base of Mount Hood in Oregon and did not spend a lot of time along the edge of the Pacific Ocean. She never experienced wind like that churning the Atlantic Ocean and whipping trees last Thursday during a three-day nor’easter. But Schmidt has come east to work on land stewardship projects, help develop an arboretum and work on environmental education and ...

Historic Cold Brook Herring Run Could Be Restored

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Following the restoration of an American eel run through Cold Brook to Grassy Pond over the past several years, the state Division of Marine Fisheries and the Harwich Conservation Trust are now looking at restoring the area's native herring run. In a memo issued last month, DMF senior biologist Brad Chase pointed out there was a native river herring run known to occur in the watershed in the 1950s an...

A Student Proposal To Restore Brooks Park Hollow

By: William F. Galvin

Project Would Replace Habitat Lost In Tornado HARWICH — The power of the July tornado was measured by the number of fallen trees in Brooks Park Hollow, but the town may experience the strength of youth and dedication to community in Lily Daniels-Diehl, a Global Studies Program student at Monomoy Regional High School who has crafted plans to revegetate the hollow and restore its wildlife habitat. Daniels-Die...

HARWICH – Shortly after the final whistle blew in the Oct. 14 scoreless tie between Monomoy and Mashpee girls varsity soccer, Monomoy head coach Jenn Peterson had strong words for her team. “I think that was the best defensive game you've played all season,” she told the Sharks. Indeed, the team has come a long way since their September loss to D-Y, showing strength and tenacity that the score didn't reflec...

HARWICH – The Monomoy cross-country teams went out on top in their final home meet of the 2019 season, which proved a bittersweet event for the team’s seniors, Margo Dery and Steven Young, both of whom have been with the team since they were in eighth grade. For both it was a day of passing the torch as each came in second to up and coming runners on both the boys and girls teams. In Young’s case, he finished ...

NANTUCKET – When it comes to Monomoy's Oct. 12 football game against Nantucket, it's debatable on which was worse—the choppy, stomach-churning boat ride over or the game itself, which saw the Sharks fall 41-0 in Cape and Islands League Lighthouse action on a damp, blustery Saturday evening. While the Whalers celebrated a homecoming victory, their second win of the season, Monomoy was thwarted at every turn tha...

Nature Connection: Humbled By Nature

By: Mary Richmond

It doesn’t take much to make me feel humbled by nature. Standing by a sea riled up by wind and current, listening to tall trees swaying and creaking or watching rivulets of rainwater spread and flow anywhere they want, when they want; all these things give me pause. Throw in a sunset or two, a starlit night or the flight of birds through the dunes and I’m convinced. This nature thing is way, way bigger and more p...

'Crude' Treats Serious Subject With Music And Humor

By: Amy Tagliaferri

It’s not often that you have the opportunity to be present when someone’s dream comes true. Maureen Condon wanted to write a play that made a difference. “Crude, The Climate Change Musical” is Condon’s dream, because she “believes in the power of the arts to shape the future.” She’s already seen her musical as an official selection of the New York Musical Festival, and now the world premiere has been held at the ...

Drama Guild's 'Addams Family' Is A Family Affair

By: Connie Hebert

Anyone who grew up with the Addams Family can recall the characters, music, costumes, and humor. This famous family has returned to the Chatham Drama Guild for several encore performances that are sure to bring laughter, fun, and families together this month. “It’s a true family affair because we spend so much time together,” said Rebecca Banas, who stars as the smart, classy and often funny Morticia Addams. T...

Our View: Proceed With Caution

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Autumn is a season of color on Cape Cod, with vibrant pumpkins and falling leaves. But if you’re really into the color orange, you’ll find it in the traffic cones and detour signs at any of dozens of road construction projects. The sewer work in East Harwich is an inconvenience for sure, as was the work at Main Street and Route 28 in Orleans. Additional sewer work will be taking place around Chatham, Ha...