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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 ...

Health officials are sharing encouraging news about COVID-19 case counts, but say it’s too early to loosen requirements for mask-wearing. “The numbers have been going down,” Chatham Health and Natural Resources Director Robert Duncanson told the health board Monday. Twelve cases were reported in the first week of September, then seven and nine cases, and just five cases in the final week of the month. “And tha...

ORLEANS - As town assessor, Brad Hinote is in regular conversation with buyers, sellers, real estate agents and other assessors from across the Cape. When it comes to the local real estate market over the past 18 months, the response from everyone he’s talked to has been consistent. “We’ve never seen anything like it.” The ongoing real estate boom has turned the local housing market on its ear, and Hinote p...

Hackers Bring School Building Meeting To A Halt

By: Ryan Bray

ORLEANS - A virtual meeting of the Nauset High School Building Committee came to an abrupt end last week after hackers interrupted and took control of the proceedings. The meeting, which was held via Zoom Sept. 29, was adjourned after less than 10 minutes when hackers took control of a presentation on plans for the high school renovation project. Representatives from Daedalus/CHA, the owner’s project manage...

Canning Retires As Orleans’ First Health Agent

By: Ryan Bray

ORLEANS — Wednesday, Sept. 29 was by any measure a typical day in the Orleans Health Department. Employees answered phones and helped customers, while Bob Canning, the town’s longtime health agent, sat at his desk in his office overlooking the parking lot outside of town hall. Of course, when Canning was hired in 1984, none of this existed. Looking back on his career in town, he can recall in vivid detail his ...

Cape Cod Chronicle publisher Henry C. Hyora this week announced the hiring of former Falmouth Enterprise and Cape Cod Times reporter and editor Ryan Bray as the paper's new Orleans reporter. Bray will cover Orleans full time beginning this week. He began covering the town in late summer after the retirement of Ed Maroney, who originated the Orleans beat for The Chronicle. “Ryan has been able to step in and ...

Nature Connection: Taking A Deep Breath

By: Mary Richmond

Sometimes life just hands you a random bouquet of flowers and says, here, just enjoy this. It’s surprising and lovely and when it involves a friend offering a place away from it all in an incredibly beautiful location with no strings attached, the only thing you can do is pinch yourself and say thank you over and over again. This very thing happened to me last week and in less than two days I’d packed my sleep...

More Research Needed On Seal-Fishermen Interactions

By: Doreen Leggett

In Sweden, fishermen, regulators, and environmental organizations work with government funding dedicated to developing fishing gear that is safe for seals. In the United States, that doesn’t happen. There is a section of the Marine Mammal Protection Act that provides fishermen with the opportunity to deter seals, but to avoid penalties they are supposed to abide by a list of recommendations produced by National M...