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CHATHAM – Fifty-five years have passed since the 1967 Boston Red Sox pulled off what affectionately became known as “The Impossible Dream” after the team posted its first winning season since 1958 and advanced to the World Series for the first time since 1946. Peter Fraser was among the thousands of young kids who fell in love with the ’67 Sox while growing up in Massachusetts. There were a lot of players t...

Monomoy Boys Tennis Secures Playoff Berth

By: Brad Joyal

HARWICH – The Monomoy boys tennis team entered the season with big expectations. With seniors accounting for half of the 16-player roster, there was a reason for the Sharks to be optimistic about what they might be able to accomplish. So far, those expectations have been spot on. Monomoy became one of the first Lower Cape teams to qualify for the postseason when it punched its ticket to the Division 4 state...

Athlete Of The Week: Lucy Mawn

By: Brad Joyal

Even before this season began, it was widely known that Lucy Mawn is an impact player for the Monomoy girls lacrosse team. The junior from Harwich was a key contributor last year as a sophomore, so it was only natural that she would make a jump and take on an even larger role this season as an upperclassman. Monday was the perfect example of just how much Mawn can do to make a difference, as she scored six goa...

CHATHAM – For a second consecutive year, the Monomoy Early Childhood Council is hosting a book drive for Chatham and Harwich children throughout the months of May and June. Last year’s inaugural book drive resulted in more than 700 new books being purchased and donated. The Monomoy Early Childhood Family Resource Center at Harwich Elementary School will distribute the books to children identified in collaborat...

Our View: Emily Mitchell For Town Clerk

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Harwich voters will go to the polls on May 17 to select a new town clerk. Jannell Brown, Shelagh Delaney and Emily Mitchell are vying for the job. Each of the candidates has experience in town government and is capable of performing the tasks of town clerk. However, in our view, one candidate stands out as the person who would be the exemplary keeper of the records for the town: current Council On Aging Director ...

Letters To The Editor: May 12, 2022

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Monomoy After Prom Thanks Community Supporters Editor: The Monomoy Regional High School After Prom Committee wants to thank the many businesses, organizations, and individuals that contributed to a successful After Prom event for the MRHS Class of 2022. This event allowed students to continue celebrating in a safe manner following their senior prom on April 14. Many thanks to the following for donating fo...

You have probably seen the stunning Cape Cod statistics detailing how few houses are on the market for under $1 million — just 149 in March, down from 1,000 two years ago. The median price for a single-family home on the Cape is $650,000 — up $214,000 in just two years. In other words, it’s a sellers’ market, and problems with tight and expensive housing have been exacerbated by the pandemic. “We’ve sort...

ORLEANS – They didn't pass quietly, but articles to secure construction funding for Meetinghouse Pond sewer work and adopt a new sewer assessment bylaw garnered voter approval during Monday night's annual town meeting. The bylaw, which calls for sewer costs downtown and in the area of Meetinghouse Pond to be split between the tax rate (80 percent) and users who will tie into the new sewer system (20 percent), ...

Lower Cape TV Readies Move To Orleans

By: Ryan Bray

ORLEANS – The inside of Lower Cape TV's new headquarters doesn't look like much now, but executive director Teresa Martin sees what it has the potential to be: a community hub. There's much still to be done before the nonprofit can officially move its base of operations over from Nauset Regional High School, but Martin can already visualize where the studios, the control room and the office and community space...

ORLEANS – The town is working toward a solution for re-engineering the traffic signal system outside the fire station on Eldredge Park Way. A petition article went before voters during Monday's special town meeting seeking to deactivate the three flashing yellow traffic lights except when needed to function for emergency vehicles. Prior to the meeting on May 4, the select board discussed plans to fix the exist...

ORLEANS – Outdoor music may be on its way back to the Barley Neck Inn, that's if it can get an outdoor entertainment license from the select board. An application for the license was filed at town hall last week after the zoning board of appeals voted May 4 that it did not need to first issue a special permit to the inn to allow it to again host outdoor music this summer. Phil Ruggieiri, who co-owns the inn, s...

ORLEANS – Habitat For Humanity Cape Cod wants to bring more density to the homes it builds locally on the Cape, but could this new model work within plans for the Governor Prence Inn property? The town's affordable housing committee met with representatives from Habitat For Humanity May 3, which led to a discussion among committee members about how affordable housing should factor into plans for the 5.5-acre p...

ORLEANS – They didn't pass quietly, but articles to secure construction funding for Meetinghouse Pond sewer work and adopt a new sewer assessment bylaw garnered voter approval during Monday night's annual town meeting. The bylaw, which calls for sewer costs downtown and in the area of Meetinghouse Pond to be split between the tax rate (80 percent) and users who will tie into the new sewer system (20 percent), ...

Robert Noel French

By: Contributed

Robert Noel French, 95, a man of simple needs, left for home April 26, 2022.  Along the way he spent his youth in Newington, Conn. with Mom, Dad, Brother Dick and Sister Marge, who went home long before his leaving.  Bob smiled when telling stories of his early years, such as driving a team of horses to Hartford.  Following in his brother’s footsteps to the University of Connecticut, he fondly reminisced of his c...

Evelyn Ann Sneeden

By: Contributed

Evelyn Ann Sneeden (née Fromberger) Born Garfield, N.J. December 1, 1927, died Hyannis April 20, 2022.   Evelyn Sneeden was the only child of George and Pauline Fromberger.  Growing up in a close-knit second-generation community of Czech, German, and Polish immigrants in Garfield, New Jersey where her father owned and ran an automotive service station, she became a passionate tap dancer, continued her education u...

William D. Mullens

By: Contributed

Mullens, William D. (Bill), passed away quietly at the home of his daughter, Karen Mills, on March 28, 2022. He was the widower of Marion (Tobin) Mullens. He is survived by his family, Karen (Mullens) and Danny Mills of Harwich, Sioux (Mullens) and Rick Waks of Acton, and his loving grandchildren: Philip Mills, Caitlin Mills, Michael and Kristyn Mills, Adam Waks, Jesse Waks and also his  sister-in law, Ruth (Tobi...