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CHATHAM – Today, Cow Yard Lane is an unpaved town landing that leads to Chatham Harbor, just north of Aunt Lydia's Cove. Beachgoers crowd the narrow landing in the summer, and some folks still use it for launching and hauling boats. Once, however, this unusually named roadway bordered exactly what its name implies – a pasture. It's also right in the middle of an area that played a key role in the town's histor...

CHATHAM — Despite persistent winds pushing him away from the coast of France, transatlantic rower Guirec Soudée is in good spirits – and not just because he’s nearing completion of his months-long odyssey. Last week, Soudée made contact with a passing tanker, whose captain rigged a phone patch allowing the 29-year-old adventurer to speak briefly with his family. It was the first conversation he’s had with an...

9/11: The Day That Everything Changed

By: Tim Wood

Every holiday season, a reminder of David and Lynn Angell's affection for Chatham stands at the downtown rotary. It may be just an inflatable snowman festooned with multi-colored lights, but it represents something far larger: a local connection to one of the most significant events in recent history. The Angells were on American Airlines Flight 11 on Sept. 11, 2001, returning to their home in Hollywood from a...

Harwich Selectman Candidates Make Pitch For Votes

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH – Jeffery Handler, Julie Kavanagh and Mark Kelleher – the three candidates running for a seat on the board of selectmen in the Sept. 21 special election – sought to win voter support in a candidates forum last Thursday evening. The session was sponsored by the town’s voter information committee and moderated by Joan Craig of the League of Women Voters of the Cape Cod Area. Questions for the candi...

HARWICH – As the town prepares bid specifications for a third contract to complete phase two sewering in East Harwich, there remains an outstanding decision on whether Continental Drive and Whidah Drive should have sewers installed. Residents of the Pleasant Bay Association spent thousands of dollars on connection plans before being told the town didn't have the money to sewer their streets. New projections fo...

Fall For Harwich Returns

By: William F. Galvin

Hometown Parade Kicks Off Celebration Sunday, But Beach Day Cancelled HARWICH – After a year's hiatus due to the pandemic, Fall for Harwich is back, with numerous events scheduled over the next several weeks beginning with Sunday's Hometown Parade. Saturday's planned Beach Day, however, has been cancelled. The Harwich Cranberry Festival Committee announced that it was not able to muster enough volunteers to...

While everybody felt the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic differently, certain Massachusetts high school sports teams were impacted more than others during the 2020-21 academic calendar. The Nauset Regional High School boys soccer team is among the programs that feels it missed out on some opportunities last fall, when Massachusetts held an abbreviated fall season without postseason state tournaments. “I ce...

Anybody who regularly plays golf has likely pondered what it would be like to hit a hole in one. Doug Gorman is no different. The avid golfer has thought about that feeling for roughly 25 years — but more than just that, Gorman’s vision of his first hole in one has included him dropping dead once he retrieves the ball. “I’ve always had this thing in my head that the perfect way to die is when I’m 81, I’d get a...

Registration is open for the Monomoy Booster Club’s 2021 golf tournament, which will be held Columbus Day, Oct. 11, at The Ridge Club in Sandwich. The golf tournament is the primary fundraising event for the Monomoy Booster Club, which supports Monomoy student-athletes with scholarships, special equipment and more. Registration is $175 per individual or $700 per team. Sponsorship opportunities are also avai...

Local Residents Recall 9/11

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

On the 20 th anniversary of 9/11, we asked local residents to send us their recollections and thoughts on that day. What follows are edited versions of the responses.   I was on a ship traveling up the entire eastern coastline originating from Florida and bound for Europe three days before 9/11.  When we arrived in New York City on Sept. 9, I vividly remember how bright and sunny NYC had been and not...

Icons Created To Commemorate 9/11 Collected Into New Book

By: Debra Lawless

How do you make sense of the senseless through art? Artist Pamela Chatterton-Purdy of Harwich is known for her 47 “Icons of the Civil Rights Movement.” But her first eight icons were created to “wrest meaning” from the terrible events of Sept. 11, “the day that changed everything.” Chatterton-Purdy is one of several Cape Cod artists and musicians who will exhibit her work or perform during a commemoration o...

Review: 'Nunsense' A Welcome Return To Musical Silliness

By: Elizabeth Van Wye

Musicals are slowly reopening on Broadway to masked audiences after the long COVID hiatus, and Cape Cod has not been left behind.  The last musical staged by the Academy Playhouse in Orleans was in August 2019, and two years later a talented cast of five has returned and are singing and dancing their hearts out in a delightfully rollicking and welcome production of "Nunsense!" "Nunsense!" is propelled by a fan...

Our View: Coming Together

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

For those of us who lived through it, it's hard to believe that 20 years have passed since Sept. 11, 2001. The memories of the events of that day, the images of the smoking Twin Towers and their subsequent collapse, are vivid and as clear as that morning's skies, as is the horror at the death and destruction caused by 19 hijackers whose actions did more than just destroy symbols of western hegemony. They set in m...

Letters To The Editor: Sept. 9, 2021

By: Alan Pollock

Solution To Coast Guard Issue Editor: After many months, the feds have turned a deaf ear to the knowledgeable voices of fishermen, the maritime community and local government officials regarding the need to keep the US Coast Guard 42-foot rescue boats. Why?  Because they can’t find replacement parts for boats designed for the challenging waters of Chatham.  The federal government is not known for “Yankee in...

Celebrate Our Waters Returns After COVID-19 Hiatus

By: Ryan Bray

ORLEANS -- Water quality continues to be a cornerstone issue on Cape Cod, and for almost 20 years, the Orleans Pond Coalition has been doing its part to try and improve the region’s waterways. From piloting programs to conducting research into new ways to help keep the town’s ponds clean, the coalition has taken numerous approaches to addressing the issue of water quality since it began in 2003. Part of the co...

ORLEANS -- An article to expand universal pre-kindergarten options in town is expected to go before voters at a special town meeting next month. The select board on Sept. 1 voted 3-0 to create an article requesting the expanded programming for inclusion on the warrant for the fall session on Oct. 25. The Orleans School Committee is specifically seeking $495,000 through an override of Proposition 2½ to fund the...