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CHATHAM – The only thing that can get rid of the taste of a bad loss is a bounce-back victory. Thankfully, the Monomoy girls tennis team didn’t have to wait long to rebound from its season-opening loss to St. John Paul II. Just one day after the JP II Lions handed Monomoy a 3-2 loss, the Sharks responded Friday with a 5-0 victory over Rising Tide at Monomoy Middle School, which both MRHS tennis teams have been...

NORTH EASTHAM – Cold and windy conditions are hardly the ideal environment for track and field athletes, particularly for a first meet of a season, when the athletes are still finding their footing and getting acclimated with the new season. Despite an abbreviated preseason and far from ideal conditions, the Nauset boys and girls outdoor track and field teams still saw plenty of impressive performances Thursda...

Athlete Of The Week: Andrew Clifford

By: Brad Joyal

After missing all of last season due to a sprained anterior cruciate ligament in his knee, Andrew Clifford didn’t want to waste his first taste of varsity baseball. The junior from Barnstable made the most of his big debut, contributing both at the plate and on the mound to help guide the Monomoy baseball team to a 10-2 victory over Cape Cod Tech on Monday during the season opener for both teams at Whitehouse ...

Nature Connection: And The Trees Came Tumbling Down

By: Mary Richmond

When one reaches a certain age there seem to be daily reminders that what was once important or meaningful to you is now either irrelevant or simply gone. In place of people and places we have only memories, and those are fleeting and ephemeral. Our landscape, both physical and emotional, keeps changing. Having grown up here, I’ve lived through many changes on the Cape, most of them not so good. Our beautiful ...

Family Is Front And Center In 'Miss Delta Township'

By: Amy Tagliaferri

"Miss Delta Township" at Cape Rep Theater will tickle your funny bone and tug at your heart all in the space of less than an hour and half. Written and performed by Joanne Callum Powers, this one-woman show captures the essence of a family. Powers is great at portraying relatable characters with voice inflections, a few props and superb lighting. Powers as the narrator of her family life creates a very diverse...

Our View: A Bold Approach

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

For the second year in a row, Chatham Town Meeting voters will be asked to approve a property tax exemption for year-round residential homeowners. State law allows the town to adopt an exemption of between 10 and 35 percent for residents who occupy their homes year-round, with the additional property tax burden shifted to non-resident homeowners, who in fact make up the majority of property owners in town. The ai...

Letters To The Editor: April 7, 2022

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Potential Gas Price Solution Editor: If Donald Trump was currently president, his solution to the record high gas prices nationwide would probably be to have officials look into the possibility of running vehicles on bleach, since Trump's suggestion of injecting bleach worked so well in eliminating COVID-19. Mike Rice South Wellfleet   Observations On Harding’s Beach Editor: I was intrigued b...

A humorous staple of old TV shows is a character who, after he indicates he has a pain in his neck, is grabbed by a chiropractor who then cracks his neck and immediately relieves the pain. A more modern version of this are YouTube video compilations of “greatest cracks.” Chatham chiropractor Troy Niezgoda, who will celebrate the one-year anniversary of opening his practice at 60F Munson Meeting Way on May 1...

ORLEANS – When Hannah Greene was in the third grade, she wrote a poem about one day becoming a police officer. A Yarmouth native, she wanted to follow in the footsteps of her cousin, a New York state trooper. "I think just the job itself, being looked up to by so many people, being the one to help people, the person that people look up to for answers to any of their problems," Greene, 26, said of what initiall...

EASTHAM – Court Watson took an art history class as a sophomore at Nauset Regional High School. But nothing he learned in the classroom could have prepared him for the things he saw in Rome up close. One of 17 Nauset High students who went on a trip to the ancient city over the school's February break, Watson, now a senior, recalled a visit to a museum in a house built upon layers of the city's past history. ...

ORLEANS – Annual town meeting is May 9, and there will be no shortage of articles for voters to work their way through. The select board on March 30 voted to place on the warrant and recommend a total of 85 articles, including 75 for the annual town meeting and an additional 10 for the warrant for special town meeting. The spring sessions are scheduled for 6 p.m. inside the Nauset Regional Middle School gymnas...

ORLEANS – If the Barley Neck Inn hopes to continue offering outdoor music this summer season, it may need more than just an outdoor entertainment license. Building Commissioner Thomas Evers has determined that the Beach Road establishment, which is located in a rural business district, first needs to apply for and receive a special permit from the zoning board of appeals to host outdoor music in order to apply...

Nature Connection: Settling Into The Season

By: Mary Richmond

It’s officially spring, which means we better get a move on here to enjoy our Cape Cod before the summer influx of visitors. Seasoned old timers know what I mean. It won’t be long now before the roads, beaches, grocery stores, and theaters will have to be shared. These next few weeks and months are the times Cape Codders can get back and forth to Provincetown to watch whales from the beach without fighting a mob ...

Fishing: Man Overboard

By: Bill Amaru

Going to sea for 50 years you get to experience some remarkable events. Of equal importance are the stories you hear of others. I was just starting commercial fishing in 1972 and listened a great deal to what was said around the dock. There were many middle aged and older fishermen who had come up in the 1940s and '50s. Some of the best were from Nova Scotia, Canada, and had come to the Cape for a better life fro...

Wayside Inn Sells For $18 Million

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – The Chatham Wayside Inn, a Main Street icon that has served travelers for more than 150 years, has been sold to a Rhode Island-based real estate investment company. Procaccianti Companies purchased the downtown property from longtime owner David Oppenheim on Thursday. The sale price was $18 million, according to the Barnstable County Registry of Deeds. A spokesperson for the Cranston, R.I. company sa...