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Monarchs Drop First Two Games Despite Quick Starts

By: Brad Joyal

SOUTH DENNIS – If high school hockey games were sudden-death and victories were awarded to the first team that scored, the Monarchs would be well on their way to posting a successful season. The co-op hockey team featuring boys from Mashpee and Monomoy managed to find the back of the net before its opponents in each of its first two games, though fast starts weren’t enough for the Monarchs to earn victories ag...

Harwich Family Finds The Dog Of Their Dreams...In Antigua

By: Elizabeth Van Wye

HARWICH – Adopting a dog is high on the list of things people are doing in the pandemic. So high, in fact, that nationwide shelters are reporting that the supply of dogs has often not been able to keep up with the demand. A Harwich family recently found a creative solution to this problem and adopted a rescue dog from the Caribbean island of Antigua. When Cheryl Eldredge and her husband Matthew decided the tim...

It was Christmas Day and Andrea Spence was starting to prepare dinner when she received a call about 20 stranded dolphins. She quickly left her home in South Orleans and headed for Brewster, where she weathered heavy rain with other members of the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Marine Mammal Rescue and Research Team. Spence and her colleagues were met with a dire situation: 11 live dolphins were stran...

Our View: Go Bold With Housing

By: The Cape Cod Chronicle

The figures are, frankly, astounding. The number of single-family homes in Chatham sold during 2020 increased 53.5 percent over 2019, with the median sales price rising to more than $860,000. Orleans saw an 86.8 percent increase, with a median sale price of $827,000. Sales were lower in Harwich, increasing 10 percent, which in most years would be a respectable level. COVID-19 helped drive record-setting real e...

Our View: Doing Your Part

By: The Cape Cod Chronicle

The elderly man on crutches moved slowly across the Friends’ Marketplace parking lot, pushing a shopping cart of groceries. You would think that, after loading up his car, he would have left the cart for an employee to retrieve. Not this bent-over but purpose-filled citizen, who retraced every difficult step back to the cart corral alongside the store, then back again to his car. At a time when some may be won...

Letters To The Editor: Jan. 28, 2021

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

West Chatham Runway Is Unsafe Editor: What a mess we have been left with in West Chatham. It is unconscionable for town officials and MassDOT to leave the roadway between Barn Hill Road and George Ryder Road in such an unsafe condition. Instead of cleaning it up and making it safe in December, there was a push to rush the job, and then MassDOT retreated, leaving behind an unsafe area that is causing a great...

ORLEANS — Pennrose, LLC, has a date with the community preservation committee today (Jan. 28) at 4:30 p.m. to discuss its request for $2 million to help buy the Cape Cod Five’s former operations center for transformation into affordable housing. The company is also seeking $700,000 in total from neighboring towns’ community preserve committees toward the $3.25 million purchase price. “We’ve already met with ...

ORLEANS — Confusing and conflicting information from both sides of the debate over the proposed renovation and expansion of Nauset Regional High School is roiling the waters in the four district towns. What appeared to be a final word (“No”) on further funding extensions from the Massachusetts State Building Authority was actually much more nuanced. Claims that approving the project at town meetings would re...

ORLEANS – Dr. Maxine Minkoff loves to do jigsaw puzzles. In fact, she admits to loving to solve "puzzles of all kinds." The Orleans resident and retired principal of Nauset Regional Middle School, now also the newly named executive director of the Centers for Culture and History (the CHO) in Orleans, has just the right skills for her new job, especially the ability to pull all the pieces together to form a cohesi...

ORLEANS — Carolyn Carey didn’t take a time machine to get to the Orleans Citizens Forum meeting, but she did seem to beam in from a future to which this town might aspire. Carey, director of the Harwich Community Center since its opening 21 years ago, participated Jan. 25 in an online panel discussion titled “Orleans Community Center: Imagine All It Can Be” with Select Board Chair Kevin Galligan and recreati...

Raymond Herbert Hecht

By: Contributed

Raymond Herbert Hecht Chemical Engineer, Church Advocate Raymond Herbert Hecht, 102, of Brewster, died on January 10, 2021 at the Pleasant Bay Nursing Facility. He was born in Paterson, NJ in 1918 to Cora and Herb Hecht. He graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in chemical engineering and married his college sweetheart, Mary Gilmore Hart...

Elizabeth Sayre Naughton

By: Contributed

West Harwich: It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Elizabeth Sayre Naughton on January 5, 2021.                Born on December 16, 1933 and raised in Washington, D.C. Her parents were the late Dr. A. Nelson Sayre and May Laudenslager Sayre. She graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School. She then went on to graduate from Wellesley College in 1956 with a Bachelor's degree in Zoology. ...

Peter F. Demers

By: Contributed

On Sunday, January 10, 2021, Peter F. Demers, 79, beloved by family and friends, succumbed to a brief, but fierce, battle with COVID-19 in Los Angeles, California while caring for his partner of 36 years.               Peter was a cherished member of the Chatham community. His generosity and genial presence touched all who encountered him. He lived his life to the fullest and was known by his family and fri...

Leonard Hayden

By: Contributed

                Leonard Hayden, age 72, of West Harwich, formerly of Fair Lawn, N.J., passed away on Wednesday, January 13, 2021.                  Beloved son of Stanley Hayden and the late May.  Devoted father of Pamela Douglas, and Trevor Hayden.  Cherished grandfather of Noah and Quinn Hayden, and Tyler, Casey May, and Lila Douglas.  Dear sister of Hilary Levenson.                  A graveside service wa...

COVID-19 Toll Climbs; County Boosts Pandemic Resources

By: Alan Pollock

  While the upward climb of COVID-19 cases continues unabated, Barnstable County officials are bringing more resources to bear on the pandemic, thanks to a boost from lawmakers. Your Questions About the COVID-19 Vaccine, Answered Under legislation filed by State Rep. Sarah Peake, D–Provincetown, and State Senator Julian Cyr, D–Truro, the state has absorbed the annual pension liability for retired...

Group Pushes To 'Save Chatham Elementary'

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – For some, the prospect of closing Chatham Elementary School is giving up on the town as a vibrant, diverse, year-round community. “If we lose our elementary school, the opportunity for a future where we can attract families and gain ground on making Chatham an affordable place to live that's diverse loses ground,” said Brett Tolley. Tolley served on the now-disbanded Chatham 365 Task Force, which ...