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Cape Cod Furies Skate To Ties Against Nantucket, D-Y

By: Brad Joyal

ORLEANS – It wasn’t for a lack of shots. That much is sure. Despite registering 34 shots on goal, the Cape Cod Furies couldn’t find the back of the net against Nantucket and its senior goaltender, Shea Harnishfeger, on Saturday at Charles Moore Arena. Two days later, the Furies skated to a 1-1 tie against Dennis-Yarmouth after Nauset Regional High School sophomore Emily Underhill scored the only goal for th...

Beginning with the closures of the Chatham and Harwich High Schools and the opening of Monomoy Regional High School, the Lower Cape has experienced many changes over the years. However, the more some things change, the more others stay the same. Among the organizations that have survived the test of time is Monomoy’s Dollars for Scholars program, which is celebrating its 55th anniversary this year. Like mos...

HARWICH — Author Katie O’Sullivan of Harwich has published prolifically across several genres including romance and young adult. “I started out writing romance, but began a young adult series when my fourth grader complained she wanted to read one of my books,” O’Sullivan said in a recent email interview. Her latest novel is “Ghost in the Machine” (Windmill Point Press, 2020). If you enjoy fiction se...

The History, And Future, Of Wireless Subject Of Marconi Talk

By: Elizabeth Van Wye

CHATHAMPORT – Is the innovative technology displayed in Star Trek within our reach? On the contrary, according to author and science consultant Ira Brodsky. Except for the transporter, "Star Trek is already behind what we can do." With cellphones now playing an ever more essential role in our lives, what can we expect for the future? Wireless technology has come a long way, primarily through a series of crea...

Letters To The Editor: Feb. 18, 2021

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Save Cranberry Farming Editor: The recent announcement that the Harwich Conservation Trust is seeking to purchase the Jenkins property that includes 20 acres of cranberry bogs is of interest. Preserving additional open space for public use is honorable and important for the environment and the community. But cranberry production is a vital part of the history and economy of Harwich (my great grandfather was...

Our View: When The Dust Settles

By: The Cape Cod Chronicle

With the federal and state government still struggling to coordinate the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine, it’s no time to give up on the precautions that are containing the spread of the disease. That means that we need to keep wearing masks, staying socially distant and washing our hands frequently. But with an end to the crisis now on the horizon, it’s time to look to the future. If you have grown weary of ...

The Place Between: Ginger And Other Gifts From The Sea

By: Susanna Graham-Pye

This week we're introducing a new column by Susanna Graham-Pye,“The Place Between.” An Orleans resident since age 12, she is a former Chronicle staff member and novelist who currently teaches at the Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School. Her column will appear monthly. I’ve heard it said that Orleans folk are “full of ginger.” It’s pretty true if you ask me and I’m one of them. We’re a spunky bunch, up and at ‘...

Grant Program Provides Local Oysters To Food Pantries

By: Debra Lawless

A program using grant money to purchase large oysters from local oyster farmers and pay to have the oysters shucked, packaged and frozen and donated to food pantries is helping everyone along the line – from the farmers to food-insecure people. “This program not only provides much-needed relief to our local oyster farming industry, it also provides seafood protein to our clients,” says Gennie Moran, chief oper...

ORLEANS — Is it worth it to the citizens of the four member towns of the Nauset school system to pay for a revamped high school that will serve their children but also hundreds of students from other Cape communities which will not help pay for the project? That’s a question that has caused deep divisions in Brewster, Eastham, Orleans, and Wellfleet, including split votes on a couple of finance committee...

ORLEANS — Moving ahead on collecting and treating wastewater required buy-in from a wide variety of town committees and other groups of citizens. Now some are feeling the need for a professional coordinator devoted to monitoring progress and keeping everyone on track as initiatives expand to encompass areas outside downtown, including ponds, and innovative treatment methods. “There are a lot of policy decisi...

ORLEANS — The conservation commission is ready to approve an alum treatment for impaired Uncle Harvey’s Pond. The board closed public comment Feb. 16 and scheduled a vote on an order of conditions for March 2. The treatment, recommended in a study by the UMass Dartmouth Coastal Systems Group that was seconded by the town’s marine and freshwater quality committee, would reduce available phosphorus in the pond...

Robert L. ‘Bob’ Shafter

By: Contributed

Robert L. “Bob” Shafter, age 89, of Chatham (and, formerly, New Canaan, Conn.) passed away peacefully on Thursday February 4, 2021. Born on June 9, 1931 in Freeport, Long Island to Ruland and Helen Shafter, Bob graduated from Cranwell Preparatory School in Lenox in 1949 and Georgetown College in 1953 with a degree in History and Government. He also earned his LL.B. from Georgetown Law in 1958, following active-du...

John James Fitzgerald

By: Contributed

 John James Fitzgerald (Jack), 79, of Harwich, formerly of Chatham, passed away in the comfort of his home on Monday, February 1, surrounded by his loving family. Born on August 23, 1941 in Norwood to Captain John James and Marion R. (Lyons) Fitzgerald, Jack lived his life on his own terms and dedicated to his family. The oldest of four children, Jack grew up in Roslindale and began his life’s journey as a decora...

John Alexander Scott

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John Alexander Scott, long-time resident of Chatham, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 2, 2021, at age 79. Ian was born to Irish immigrants John and Evelyn (Hughes) Scott in New York City on December 19, 1941.  He grew up in the Kew Gardens neighborhood of Queens, as well as in Dublin, Ireland.  Ian changed his legal name to John as a teenager. He graduated Xavier High School in Manhattan in 1960, revel...

Town Accepts Donation Of Coast Guard Boathouse

By: Alan Pollock

Plans For Reuse Are Still Developing CHATHAM — Twice before, the town of Chatham declined opportunities to take ownership of the historic Coast Guard Boathouse that once watched over Stage Harbor. Members of the select board weren’t about to turn down a third opportunity, vot ing Tuesday to accept the donation of the building and effectively saving the structure from demolition. It appears feasible tha...