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Select Board Asks Airport Commission For Delay CHATHAM — For almost 35 years, commercial fishermen have had an agreement with the town allowing them to store their gear on vacant land northeast of the airport runway. Under pressure from the FAA, the airport commission is bringing that arrangement to a close, and the town has asked fishermen to remove their equipment by Nov. 19. “I really ...

CHATHAM — One-hundred seven days after departing Chatham, Guirec Soudée maneuvered his 26-foot ocean rowboat into the harbor at Brest, touching off a festive celebration and an emotional reunion with loved ones. The 29-year-old adventurer looked energetic and healthy – if somewhat thin – and beamed as he waved to dozens of supporters standing elbow-to-elbow on the breakwater, many waving Breton flags like the ...

Battle Continues Over Chloe’s Path Housing Development

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH – Neighborhood opposition to the proposed Chloe’s Path development off Sisson Road remained strong as proponents of the 96-unit proposed affordable/mixed unit housing project made another attempt Monday to gain the support of selectmen. Opponents said the project will violate an environmental deed restriction on the property and disrupt the neighborhood. The owner's representative countered that ...

Harwich Shop Owner Helped Revolutionize Skateboarding

By: William F. Galvin

Former Z-Boy Wentlze Ruml Wants To Increase Opportunities On The Cape HARWICH – The Zephyr skateboarding team revolutionized skateboarding in the 1970s. Now team member Wentlze Ruml IV, owner of Cape Cod Skate Shop in West Harwich, is looking to rejuvenate the sport locally. The Z-Boys, as they were called back then, were a mix of surfers and skateboarders from the Venice and Ocean Park areas of Southern Ca...

Harwich Port Merchants Sponsor Festival Saturday

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH PORT – More than a dozen shops and businesses in the village will be joining together on Saturday to sponsor the first Harwich Port Merchants Fall Festival, featuring music, contests, craft sessions, face painting, raffles, specials and sidewalk sales. With a hint of fall in the air, the festival will include a raft of seasonal activities from a pie baking contest at Reciprocity's Cross Street Studio t...

Harwich Selectmen Support New Housing Coordinator Position

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH – Selectmen Monday supported the transition of the housing coordinator function from a contractor to a new part-time town employee, although given the duties of the job, a number of town officials supported making the position full time. Over the past few years the town has been using coordinator services provided by the Community Development Partnership, Inc. (CDP) a non-profit located in Eastha...

HARWICH – Rev. Susan Thomas has been hired as the first female settled pastor in the 274-year history of the First Congregational Church of Harwich in 274 years. Thomas became the pastor of the church on Sept. 10. Trustee Robert S. Buchanan said the church is embarking on a new journey as it welcomes the 63rd settled pastor in its long history. Thomas has two master’s degrees from Columbia Theological Semin...

HARWICH – Thanksgiving came early for the Monomoy and St. John Paul II football teams. The rivals met in an early preview of their Thanksgiving morning clash Friday night at Monomoy Regional High School, and they provided their respective fan bases with an exciting back-and-forth affair complete with plenty of highlights that will long be remembered. Although it was the host Sharks that got on the scoreboar...

NORTH EASTHAM — One of the best – and worst – aspects of high school sports is that each team faces a revolving door at the end of every season. It’s almost always a bittersweet process as teams watch some memorable and impactful seniors graduate and leave the team while newcomers join and take their place. The Nauset Regional High School boys and girls cross-country teams are both going through changes, thoug...

Heading into the high school football season, it was apparent that the Lower Cape teams were facing some obstacles to fielding football programs. Attendance numbers are down across the state, but it’s an even bigger issue on the Cape. Nauset’s varsity team had to cancel Friday’s scheduled game at Mashpee because of a lack of players. However, the Warriors weren’t dealing with a COVID-19 situation – instead, th...

'Rise Above' Sings Praises Of Harwich's Sarah Swain

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

HARWICH – Local photographer, author and documentary filmmaker Kim Roderiques has done it again. Roderiques is known for her photography in such books as “I Am of Cape Cod,” “I Am of Chatham,” “Dogs on Cape Cod” and others. She is also known for her documentaries, made with local cinematographer Geoffrey Bassett. “Pirouettes, Pliés, and Pets” features the relationship between dancers and animals, and “The Way H...

Peggi Joseph, long dark hair tied in a ponytail, blue sweatshirt and matching rubber gloves peeking out of orange Grundens, makes quick work of packing thousands of pounds of haddock.  Her image was captured by photographer Shareen Davis at Stage Harbor as Joseph moved hefty haddock into totes beside a bin of ice. Joseph seems unaware of the camera. Davis catches her intent on doing a job she loves. The ...

Nature Connection: Taking Stock

By: Mary Richmond

Here it is, October, and I feel like I haven’t quite finished with my summer chores. Sure, it’s a chilly morn and I have my fuzzy socks and warm sweatshirt on while I sip my coffee, but my head is still swimming in a summer breeze of birds, butterflies, and tomatoes blushing on the vine.  Like many others, I’ve seen my schedule amp up day by day until I sometimes feel busier that I was pre-COVID. Artists and w...

An illustrated cookbook by a Chatham artist and a modern-day thriller, both by nonagenarian authors, prove that it’s never too late to paint, write and publish. Oil painter Nancy Whalen Rude, 92, has created a charming cookbook, “Cooking and Dining with Friends: The Art and Favorite Recipes of Nancy Whalen Rude” that is both a showcase for her own beautiful oil paintings and a tribute to 50-years of friendship...

Our View: The Facebook Dilemma

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Facebook has dominated the news the past few weeks, following a whistleblower's revelations, via a series of stories in the Wall Street Journal and more recently in television news interviews, that the social network is aware of the harm the platform causes and deliberately pushes posts that promote misinformation and division. Frances Haugen was scheduled to testify before Congress Tuesday in hearings that are l...

Letters To The Editor: Oct. 7, 2021

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

What Happened To Colonial Ordinances? Editor: This: Thanks for the art history lesson. When I first saw the Sept. 9 Shark Cove my reaction was "that's a Mondrian trout, who's this De Stijl character?" Thanks to Google I now know that De Stijl (the style in Dutch) was Mondrian's art movement. That: Whatever happened to the Colonial Ordinances of 1641-47 where the Massachusetts Bay Colony conveyed most, but ...