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HARWICH – For the first time in the Pals For Life Foundation’s 26-year history, the PFL hosted its annual golf tournament without its founder, the late Richard Costello, the former owner of the Chatham Squire who died in May. Costello’s memory and spirit were in attendance, however, during the 25th annual tournament, which was held Oct. 6 under pristine, sunny conditions at Captains Golf Course in Brewster. ...

HARWICH – The Monomoy girls soccer players feel like they are hitting their stride at the perfect time — right as the team is eyeing a playoff push. The team showed its depth Thursday afternoon when it earned a 5-1 victory over Cape and Islands League Lighthouse Division rival Sturgis East in Harwich. Four different Sharks scored goals to help the team improve to 7-4 on the season. “We’ve had pretty good de...

NORTH EASTHAM – It wasn’t the end result the Nauset football team had hoped for, but the Warriors returned to the gridiron, and that’s what mattered most to the team’s players and coaches. One week after Nauset had to cancel its game against Mashpee scheduled for Oct. 1 due to too many injuries, the team returned to the field Friday against visiting Sandwich. The Blue Knights spoiled the Warriors’ return to pl...

Nature Connection: No Empty Lots

By: Mary Richmond

Recently I’ve been doing a lot of walking in various towns and neighborhoods in addition to my regular treks along the beach or through the woods and meadows. I highly recommend this as you get to see so much more on foot than you do when driving by.  I walk in all sorts of neighborhoods, some poor, some not so poor, and some very well off. It’s been a very educational few months. Unlike many walkers and jogge...

Letters to the Editor Oct. 14

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Stop Unwanted Airport Development Editor: The roadway project in West Chatham has been an outstanding success, benefiting everyone, calming traffic and easing those hair-raising intersections. Unknown to many people another danger lurks, brought home by that plane accident in Provincetown recently. The center of West Chatham Village is designated as a so-called "Runway Protection Zone" (RPZ) The FAA demands...

Our View: A Vaccination Mandate

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Mandates have been shown to increase the rate of COVID-19 vaccinations. Federal workers, staff in healthcare facilities and Massachusetts State Police are all under mandates to get the shot. Many private employers have also mandated vaccines for their workers, including airlines. Courts have thus far upheld vaccine mandates, even over union objections, as was the case with the Massachusetts State Police. Given...

Our View: Time To Retool Festival

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Sometimes it takes a threat of dire consequences to snap people out of complacency and provide the motivation for action. That, in our view, seems to have been behind Harwich Cranberry Arts and Music Festival Chairman Ed McManus' recent comment that the popular festival would have to end its long run without a new infusion of volunteers. To be clear, it was not an empty threat; this fall's Beach Day event had to ...

Don't Be Afraid To Report Fraud, Officials Urge It began with an innocent online order. Back in late July, the 68-year-old Orleans woman made a rare purchase through Amazon.com, so the next day, when she took a call from a man identifying himself as Amazon security, she believed him. The man asked her if she had purchased a $600 phone, as his records indicated. When she said no, he put his “supervisor” o...

ORLEANS -- Det. Sgt. Andrew McLaughlin has been investigating cybercrime for the Orleans Police Department for the past five years, and he says the job isn't getting any easier. If anything, he said, it's only gotten harder as perpetrators continue to find different ways of committing crimes online. "I try to stay on top of it as much as I can," said McLaughlin, who works with other Cape police departments ...

ORLEANS -- When Jessica Shiever was given the keys to her new home at 15 Quanset Rd. last week, she held her future in her hands. Two years earlier, Jessica, 32, was a working, single mother struggling to find affordable housing for herself and her daughter, Willow. The lease on her small studio apartment in Provincetown was due to run out, so she turned to the Homeless Prevention Council for help. There sh...

ORLEANS - We all grow up learning about the story of the Pilgrims, the Mayflower and the first Thanksgiving. But Way Yin Yuen never could have guessed as a child that his own ancestors played a part in the settlement of America. Way, a Harwich resident, was raised in Brewster and graduated from Nauset High School in 1996. Growing up, his family operated the Double Dragon Inn on Route 6A in Orleans. "I've al...

CPC Criticized For Main Street Housing Vote

By: Ryan Bray

ORLEANS – What looked on paper to be a simple committee reappointment evolved into a discussion about the future makeup of the town's community preservation committee last week. The select board ultimately voted 4-0 Oct. 6 to reappoint Sue Christie to the committee, but not without some discussion about what some members saw as the need for new voices on the CPC. The CPC has received criticism in recent wee...

CHATHAM – During a public hearing last week, members of the planning board made clear their reluctance to approve a subdivision for the former Monomoy Theatre property without more information about the future of the theater building and the historic home adjacent to it. They may have no choice, however. If the five-lot subdivision plan for 776 Main St. and 70 Depot Rd. meets the requirements set out in the...

CHATHAM — When it comes to keeping hazardous materials out of the Cape’s single-source aquifer, the key to success isn’t heavy-handed enforcement, it’s building relationships. That was the message Barnstable County Hazardous Materials Specialist Amy Alati delivered to the board of health this week. Spurred by the presence of PFAS in two town wells, the health board invited Alati to speak about other potent...

CHATHAM – On Thursday, Oct. 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Chatham Drama Guild will receive some much-deserved love as the seventh annual CARE for the Cape and Islands Day event gives the longtime theater venue a good cleaning, organizing, painting, landscaping and all-around maintenance in preparation for fall. Volunteers are needed for the CARE event, which will take place 10 days before Halloween. As an adde...

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 ...