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HARWICH – Ask Amy Hinesley and Josie Ganshaw if their calculus teacher Mary Hemeon acts any differently when she’s interacting with them outside of the classroom as the girls track and field coach, and the two recent Monomoy Regional High School graduates will tell you she is pretty similar in both roles. Hemeon struggles to see it that way. That’s because she has 37 years of experience teaching mathematics...

Academy Playhouse Announces Summer Shows, Classes

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

As the summer season begins to bloom, the Academy of Performing Arts in Orleans has some summer shows and classes scheduled that have been over a year in the making. In spring 2020, Academy Board of Trustees President Judy Hamer explained, the plan was to stage an in-person performance of “The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet.” COVID-19 soon put those plans into storage. “A year later, we're bringing it a...

HARWICH — For football players, it's the Super Bowl. For dog lovers, the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show has been the ultimate stage to showcase all breeds of dogs. This weekend, Harwich resident Karen Smith will be fulfilling a lifelong dream as she leads her 2-year-old red Australian cattle dog Bizzie Bea into the ring for a chance to be named 2021 Best of Breed or Best in Show at the prestigious show. S...

Our View: Vote For Housing

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

In stories about the housing crisis over the past four weeks, we've talked to people who have been frozen out of the tight rental market, year-round residents constantly outbid for homes by second home owners, folks who have had to move out of their hometown because they could not afford to either buy or rent, and others who have lost leases when a house is sold or an owner decides to pursue the lucrative summer ...

Our View: Metters And Nicastro

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

There is only one contested race on the ballot of next week's annual town election in Chatham. Three candidates are vying for two three-year terms on the select board. We urge voters to return incumbents Cory Metters and Dean Nicastro to office. Both have shown an ability to think critically about the issues that come before the board as well as a willingness to hold positions they believe are best for the tow...

Letters To The Editor: June 10, 2021

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Airport, Aquifer Link Needs Investigation Editor: In the June 3 edition of The Chronicle, it was reported that a major source of Chatham’s drinking water, well 5, has been disconnected.  That should be of concern to all Chatham residents. The reason for such drastic action is that higher than acceptable levels of per- and poly-fluoridated alkyl substances (PFAS) were detected in that well.  PFAS are man-ma...

CHATHAM – It doesn't take a close inspection to see the failings of the current senior center on Stony Hill Road. Originally built as a residence, its rooms and offices are small and lack privacy, a steep staircase leads to more constricted spaces on the second floor, it lacks an adequate ventilation system, and the building had to be shored up a few years ago because of structural problems. A decade ago, talk...

NORTH EASTHAM – Unlike the seniors who came before them, Nauset Regional High School’s class of 2021 did not have the luxury of forging its own legacy. They did not choose to be the seniors who attended Nauset during a pandemic. They did, however, choose to make the most of their situation. They will always be remembered as Nauset’s COVID Kids — as the senior class that withstood a global pandemic and made ...

ORLEANS — The select board has many roles, but procurement officer is not one of them. That was made clear, or at least clearer, June 2 as the board designated Seaside Joint Venture and Ember Gardens as the applicants for the town’s two retail marijuana licenses and invited both to negotiate host community agreements. Dune Wellness LLC was selected as the alternate should Seaside or Ember falter. “I can’t s...

ORLEANS — It will be a “lite” version, but the Fourth of July parade will step off at 10 a.m. on Independence Day, with fireworks to follow on July 10 (rain date July 13). The select board voted unanimously June 2 to allow the traditional festivities after hearing from Jennifer Allard, chair of the Fourth of July celebration committee. “We really feel it’s your decision to make the decision whether it’s s...

Strain CEO Says Company Not Treated Fairly

By: Ed Maroney

ORLEANS — The CEO of Strain, LLC, whose company finished out of the running in the competition to secure one of the town’s two retail marijuana licenses, called the process “completely unfair” in a telephone interview this week. “It was rigged,” Priscilla Brown said. Strain and four other companies responded to the town’s request for information. A composite of their scoring gave Ember Gardens 100.8 point...

Phyllis B. Mandel

By: Contributed

Phyllis B. Mandel May 19, 1946 – May 20, 2021 Phyllis Blanche Mandel, a pioneering executive in book publishing operations, passed away on May 20, 2021 in Cape Cod, MA. She was 75 years old. Phyllis’s 40-year career began in New York City at Select Magazines in 1966, where she served as an order processing department of one. She went on to lead distribution and fulfillment at Bantam Books, Bantam Doubleday Dell, ...

Lorraine A. (Dion) Carlson

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Lorraine A. (Dion) Carlson of North Chatham died peacefully at the age of 88 on May 22, 2021 surrounded by family. She was born to George and Claudia (Rivard) Dion in Worcester where she met and married Russell H. Carlson in 1952.  Lorraine and Russell raised their 14 children in Oxford before moving to Hyannis in 1985.    Lorraine is preceded in death by her husband Russell, her brother George (Sonny) Dion and h...

Sandy Rose Schaefer-Ung

By: Contributed

Sandy Rose Schaefer-Ung Sandy Rose Schaefer-Ung (May 16, 1942-May 16, 2021) of Orleans passed away peacefully after a long illness. She was well cared for by the staffs of Cape Cod Hospital and Pleasant Bay Nursing and Rehabilitation.    Sandy was the daughter of George and Nina Schaefer.  Sandy’s mother was a distinguished nurse in Roslindale. Annually Sandy presented the Nina Schaefer award that was created in ...

Robert Fred Fogelman

By: Contributed

Robert Fred Fogelman was born in Memphis, Tennessee on January 10, 1936 to Mr. and Mrs. Morris S. Fogelman. He passed away on May 30, 2021. He was happily married to Martha Hicky Fogelman for 56 years until her passing on March 1, 2021. Bobby graduated from Central High School where he ran cross country and track. In the fall of 1953, he matriculated to the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce at the University...

Gardner E. ‘Ted’ Prouty III

By: Contributed

Gardner E. ‘Ted’ Prouty III August 6, 1941 - May 20, 2021 After a heroic battle with cancer, Ted died 5/20/2021.  He is survived by his wife Lee Ziegler-Prouty, his beloved daughters Pamela J. Talley and Lisa H. Prouty of Fredericksburg, VA. and his grandson Justin E. Prouty. He is also survived by several cousins.  He was known for his great low key sense of humor and his kindness to all.  In 1990, he bought his...