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Athlete Of The Week: Melissa Velasquez

By: Brad Joyal

ARWICH – It was the type of performance the Monomoy girls basketball team had grown to expect out of Melissa Velasquez. Still, it couldn’t have come at a better time for the Sharks. The junior guard from Harwich scored a career high 23 points to guide 26 th -seeded Monomoy to a 61-22 victory over No. 39 Blue Hills in the opening round of the Division 4 state tournament March 1 in Harwich. “It’s exciting to ...

CCTC/HJT Presents New Comedy 'The Sherlock Problem'

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

     It's many an author's dream to create a character who will resonate so strongly with readers that they just can't get enough. But what happens when the character becomes so charismatic, so compelling, so popular that he outshines the author?      Why, it's elementary, my dear Watson. What happens is "The Sherlock Problem."      From March 18 to April 3, Cape Cod Theatre Company/Harwich Junior Theatre wi...

     At long last, Monomoy Regional High School is back with an in-person production, and this one is worth the wait. “The 25 th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” is a musical comedy that will deliver laughs while setting your toes tapping. Can you spell H-I-L-A-R-I-O-U-S?      Two years ago, as if we need to be reminded, the arrival of COVID-19 forced the MRHS performing arts department to halt production of “...

After 25 Years, CCTC/HJT's Nina Schuessler Retires

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

     HARWICH – “Find something you love to do, and you'll never work a day in your life.”      The love portion of the old adage certainly pertains to Nina Schuessler, Producing Artistic Director of Cape Cod Theatre Company/Harwich Junior Theatre for the past 25 years. Schuessler's love has shone in her every action at the beloved West Harwich theater. As for the never working a day in your life? Over 25 years...

Our View: Add Health Club To Senior Center Study

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

If the Chatham Select Board does not fold the former Chatham Health and Swim Club into an ongoing feasibility study of potential senior center locations, officials risk once again losing a town meeting vote on a new facility to serve the town's growing senior population. There's significant interest in the community in at least investigating how the health club – closed since the pandemic began and on the mark...

Letters To The Editor: March 10, 2022

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Don't Pass Up Opportunity Editor: The former Chatham Health Club building, with its pool, is a wonderful resource for townspeople of all ages. We should try to save it. Babies to seniors would benefit and everyone in between. It would keep us moving, walking, and exercising. It lowers stress and improves well-being. We have lost the pool at Broad Reach and we miss it. This is an opportunity, but it is go...

Upcoming Activities At Local Councils On Aging

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Chatham Council On Aging The following council on aging programs and events are scheduled during March. Most require registration. For more information, to register for a program, get help with Zoom or find out about transportation, contact the senior center at 508-945-5190. AARP tax aide income tax preparation assistance is scheduling appointments through mid April. Free federal and state income tax pr...

Cedar Pond’s Health Improving Incrementally

By: Ed Maroney

ORLEANS — The news from Cedar Pond isn’t all bad. “There have been some improvements since various management plans have gone into place,” marine and fresh water quality committee chair Judy Scanlon told members March 7. “The public needs to hear some of the positive developments.” They’ll have an opportunity to do that at the committee’s next meeting, on March 28, when the recent adaptive management monito...

ORLEANS — The town’s comprehensive wastewater management plan has an adaptive management component that accounts for changes in technology and other factors that may arise during the decades it will take to clean local waters. It appears that adaptive management can apply to financing the effort as well. A lot has changed in the wastewater financing world since 2011, when the town’s wastewater plan was approve...

ORLEANS — The Nauset Regional School Committee says it’s done what it could to hold down projected costs for the budget that begins July 1, but recognizes that some sharp increases are beyond its control. Members are ready to make their case and take questions at tonight’s (March 10) public hearing at 6 p.m. before voting on the budget. The operating budget for the regional high school is proposed to go up ...

Mary J. Higgins, 89

By: Contributed

Mary J. Higgins passed peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, February 20, 2022, at Maplewood at Brewster.  Mary was born in Franklin, Pa. but grew up outside of Erie, Pa. in Wesleyville, Pa.  She graduated from Wesleyville H.S. and then moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where she attended St. Lukes nursing school and graduated with her R.N. in 1955.     Afterward, she moved to Dallas, Texas, to work at Parkland Hospital.  I...

Jacqueline ‘Jackie’ Anne Jane Carsey

By: Contributed

Jacqueline “Jackie” Anne Jane Carsey, age 91, of Chatham, passed away peacefully on February 17, 2022. She was born in New York, New York, on November 22, 1930 to Mabel Burger and William Carsey. Jackie had two older brothers, John Jay ‘Jack’ and Robert ‘Bobby,’ whom she loved dearly.  Despite growing up in Manhattan during the Great Depression, she was a happy child and as a young adult worked as a Librarian. Sh...

Anne Mary (Gaudette) Meservey

By: Contributed

Born: April 9, 1940 in Lowell Died: February 21, 2022 in Chatham Anne Mary Meservey is survived by her husband, George Daniel Meservey Jr; children, George (Cheryl) Meservey III, Michael (Maura) Meservey, Stephen (Cheryl) Meservey, and Maryellen (Edward) Howell; 18 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; sisters Elizabeth (Michael) McOsker, Joan (Steve) LeFave, and sisters-in-law Nancy Eldredge and Sally Hutchin...

Craig Poosikian's Passion For Fishing Was No Fluke

By: Doreen Leggett

Craig Poosikian was a summer kid from New Jersey fishing in Harwich when he caught the fish that got him hooked. “I caught my first fluke when I was 11. They are the most awesome fish in the ocean. The lowly fluke – just awesome,” he said. He caught the bottom-dwelling summer flounder, as it is also called, with a popper that floats on the surface. He was curious about the flat, toothy fish and talked to on...

CHATHAM — The select board heard pitches last week for two petition articles that will appear on the upcoming annual town meeting warrant. One proposes that the town purchase the former Monomoy Theatre property, and the other would ban the use of certain plastics that contribute to pollution of waterways. The board asked for more information before staking a position on either proposal. The select board hear...