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BREWSTER — Despite being one of the hottest teams in the Cape Cod Baseball League during the past couple weeks, the Brewster Whitecaps met their match when they faced the Bourne Braves in a rematch of last year’s CCBL championship series. Unlike last year, when the Whitecaps made quick work of the Braves to capture the organization’s third title, it was Bourne that dominated this year’s series with strong pitchi...

BREWSTER – The Brewster Whitecaps are experiencing a feeling the team hasn’t felt the past two postseasons. Their backs are up against the wall. After suffering a 3-0 loss to the Bourne Braves on Wednesday night in Game 1 of the best-of-three Cape Cod Baseball League championship series, the Whitecaps will need to win Game 2 on Tuesday to force a winner-takes-all matchup back at Bourne on Friday. “Their pit...

WEST CHATHAM — The prevailing southwest winds, which have been blowing steadily for at least a week, have brought some unwelcome visitors to shore. Portuguese man-o-wars, jellyfish-like creatures that can deliver a powerful sting, have washed up with some regularity, prompting beach managers to warn swimmers out of the water. Harding’s Beach in Chatham has been closed to swimmers repeatedly since last week. Li...

Peake Faces Primary Challenge From Another Provincetown Dem

By: Alan Pollock , Tim Wood

Radio Debate Set For Sept. 1 State Rep. Sarah Peake, who is seeking her eighth term in office representing the Fourth Barnstable District, faces an unusual challenge from another Provincetown Democrat. Jack Stanton, a 30-year-old commercial lobsterman and Cape native, is seeking to unseat Peake in the Sept. 6 primary. Their positions on many issues are similar, but on issues like combating climate change an...

CHATHAM – Slowly, plans are coming into focus for the former Monomoy Theatre property at 776 Main St. Last Wednesday, the historic business district commission gave an informal nod to the latest plans for renovations and additions to the historic theater and the adjacent Washington Taylor House. Greg and Victoria Clark of Chatham Productions, owners of the property, presented revised renderings of their pla...

For the first time in many days, weather forecasters were calling for the chance of measurable rainfall this week. But even if it comes, it won’t do much to quench the drought gripping the area. Less than two weeks after Harwich officials voted to ban all automated water irrigation systems in response to the drought and complaints about low water pressure, Chatham officials adopted a similar proposal. Meeting ...

CHATHAM – Chris Doughty has a plan for Cape Cod. A candidate for the Republican nomination for Massachusetts governor in the Sept. 6 state primary, Doughty's “Cape Cod Initiative” broadly aims to end congestion, grow the blue economy, enhance water quality, travel and tourism, and increase workforce housing. “The Cape is a treasure for Massachusetts, but it's also a treasure for America,” he said in a recen...

Selectmen Support $2.35 Million Allen Harbor Jetty Repairs 

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH —  The town will move ahead with design, engineering and permitting for repairs to the west jetty at the entrance to Allen Harbor.  The repair project is projected to cost $2,350,000. Selectmen Monday directed Harbormaster John Rendon to begin the design and permitting phase. The town has been wrestling with the jetty failure for more than a quarter of a century. The county dredge has removed approx...

Pat Carroll Had A Long History With Harwich 

By: William F. Galvin

Stage, Screen Actress, Comedian Dies At 95 HARWICH — “Acting is what she did, but not who she was,” Marcia Monbleau said of her good friend, actress-comedian Pat Carroll, who passed away from pneumonia last week. “She was a very dear person.” Ms. Carroll, a Harwich resident, was well known for her years on television, her time on stage – which included her one-woman show “Gertrude Stein, Gertrude Stein Gert...

Commission Approves Cold Brook Eco-Restoration Project

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The conservation commission last week approved the eco-restoration project planned for the Robert F. Smith Cold Brook Preserve. The project proposes major alterations to approximately 49 acres of fallow cranberry bogs through which Cold Brook passes off Bank Street, with the goal of reducing nitrogen levels in Saquatucket Harbor. Commission members raised questions about how nitrogen attenuatio...

Lifeguards Perform Rescue Mission At Earle Road Beach

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Swimmers along Earle Road Beach panicked last Wednesday after a fin was seen cutting through the waters just offshore. There were 30 to 40 bathers swimming and wading near the shore, and four kids headed for the buoys that mark the outer swimming limits at the beach. But quick action by lifeguards quickly defused the situation and prevented any injuries. Maureen Condon said she was in the water at...

SOUTH YARMOUTH — The late New York Yankee and Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra said it best. “It’s like déjà vu all over again.” For a second consecutive summer, the Brewster Whitecaps and Bourne Braves are set to square off in the Cape Cod Baseball League championship. The defending champion Whitecaps made quick work of the Harwich Mariners and Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox to earn a shot at defending their title...

Mariners’ Season Ends, But The Relationships Will Remain IntactHARWICH — Show up on time, play your hardest, and have fun. Those are the three things that Harwich Mariners manager Steve Englert asked of his team every day this summer. And while the Mariners’ season may not have ended as they'd hoped, those three core values forged relationships that will last a lifetime. “You make great friendships here, yo...

After earning a playoff berth by securing a third-place finish in the East Division on the final day of the regular season, the Orleans Firebirds were ousted from the playoffs following a 2-0 series sweep against the second-seeded Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox. Orleans suffered a season-ending 8-4 loss to Y-D on Friday at Eldredge Park after the teams played the final inning of the first game of the series earlier i...

BREWSTER — Finn Riley wasn’t old enough to drive, let alone play in the Cape Cod Baseball League, when he first found himself immersed in all of the collegiate summer baseball action. “I actually used to be a bat boy for the Whitecaps when I was younger,” said Riley, a Brewster native who graduated from Nauset in 2021 and returned to the area this summer to work and intern for the defending CCBL champion Brews...

Despite Championship Loss, Lower Cape Senior Babe Ruth Team Has a Positive SeasonCHATHAM — The Lower Cape Gray Senior Babe Ruth team has 14 players on its roster, but some games only eight players will show up. That is one common obstacle when it comes to summer baseball on the Cape. The team, which finished its season Saturday following an 8-0 loss in the third game of the championship series against Falmo...