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Lara Rouillard was visiting Brazil in early December 2020 when she discovered that longtime New England Patriots cheerleading coach Tracy Sormanti had died after a three-year battle with multiple myeloma. The news was a blow for Rouillard, who first connected with Sormanti in 2019 when she reached out to the coach to learn more about the team’s tryouts. Rouillard tried out to be a Patriots cheerleader in 2019 ...

A trio of baseball players from Nauset Regional High School and another who spends his summers in Chatham helped the Team Cape Cod Senior Babe Ruth baseball team win the New England championship and advance to the Senior Babe Ruth 16-18U World Series tournament in Mobile, Ala. Recent Nauset graduates Kurt Thomas and Ethan Keeney, as well as rising senior Noah Clarke, were among the players to play for Team Cap...

New Monomoy Youth Soccer Program Announced

By: Brad Joyal

Monomoy’s soccer program just got a little more serious. On Monday night, the South Coast Soccer League voted to accept the newly-formed Monomoy Youth Soccer program as a member of its league. Monomoy Youth Soccer was spearheaded by president Jason Laramee and vice president Jenn Peterson, who serves as the girls varsity coach at Monomoy Regional High School. “Although the rec departments offer some opportu...

It was 30 years ago today when Hurricane Bob blew through Cape Cod, battering the peninsula with sustained winds averaging 96 to 100 miles per hour and gusts reaching as high as 125 mph. Monday, Aug. 19, 1991 was a day hard to forget; the hurricane hit in the middle of the Cape's tourist season. Bob was a short duration event that left long-lasting impacts. Power was lost throughout the Cape, and in some areas...

WHAT's 'Nat Turner' Grapples With Our Racist Past

By: Elizabeth Van Wye

"Nat Turner in Jerusalem," currently running at Wellfleet Harbor Actor's Theater, showcases the kind of superb talent and commitment to craft we have come to expect from WHAT, demonstrating the powerful impact that one person's unwavering convictions may have on others. This timely, intense and moving production is marked by two strong performances that anchor the show and challenge our understanding of our ow...

Nature Connection: The Joys And Perils Of Adolescence

By: Mary Richmond

Before I sat down to write, I went out to the vegetable garden. The morning was quiet but muggy and heat was already rising. The sun gold tomatoes, those little tomatoes that taste as sweet as summer, were ripening and spreading everywhere, and early morning is the best time for picking. It was cool, the birds were hopping about, and a few bees were already busy at their pollinating jobs. There were purple beans ...

Our View: Masks And Schools Go Together, For Now

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Some states, rather notoriously at this point, are prohibiting school districts from mandating that students and staff wear masks in classrooms and school buildings. Some are even threatening to withhold funding from districts that insist on requiring masks inside buildings. Aside from being contrary to the U.S. tradition of local control of schools, it is contrary to science and misguided because it puts at risk...

Letters To The Editor: Aug. 19, 2021

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

A Day To Remember Editor: What a day July 2 was!  Long to be remembered, my 108th year!  I am happy everyone enjoyed it.  Thank you, everybody! A special thank you to all who set it up!  How can I ever forget it?  The police sirens!  The clanging of the fire engines!  The wonderful food! Juliet Bernstein Chatham   Pleasantly Surprised By W. Chatham Editor: Before returning to Chatham in Ma...

Mariah Fidalgo, Orleans native and co-owner of Wild Water Collective, is a wizard with a dye pot and a sewing machine. Based out of New York City, she was at the top of her game in costume design for theater, film, and television. Enter the global pandemic: her livelihood came to a screeching halt and the place she’d called home for seven years went into lockdown. Like many at that time, Fidalgo and her hus...

Orleans Officials Say New Fire Station Needed

By: Ryan Bray

ORLEANS -- What began as a plan to renovate the town’s fire station on Eldredge Park Way has become one to build a brand new facility. There is $5 million in capital improvement funding earmarked for Fiscal Year 2023 to make necessary upgrades to the existing building. But an Aug. 11 update to the select board from town officials made clear that a bigger project is needed to adequately bring the aging station ...

ORLEANS - What will Orleans look like in 20 years? It’s a big question to tackle, but the planning board hopes that an economic development study will help put it on the right path toward shaping the town’s future. Board members talked with members of the finance committee Aug. 10 about the plan, how it should be formulated and what they thought the town needs to plan for moving ahead. The planning board...

ORLEANS - Despite noise and parking complaints from some abutters, the select board will not amend the Barley Neck Inn’s existing license authorizing outdoor music this season. Failing to find a way to properly define what does and does not constitute “amplified” music, the select board on Aug. 11 instead opted to allow the inn to operate as permitted through Sept. 19. The inn’s license allows for outdoor m...

Alexander David Shaw III

By: Contributed

Alexander David Shaw III, known affectionately to friends and family as “Sandy,” passed away on May 2, 2021. Born in Paterson, New Jersey, on October 9, 1930 to Alexander David Shaw II and Kathleen Braitmayer Shaw. Known for his intelligence and wit, Sandy was an accomplished chemist and maintained a lifelong interest in technology, music, books and travel. He was a beloved storyteller whose keen wit was punctuat...

Shirley K. Harding

By: Contributed

Shirley K. Harding, 86 West Harwich – On Tuesday August 3, 2021, Shirley K. Harding passed away after a long battle with dementia. She was predeceased by her parents William and Ethel Fleming, her loving husband John (Jack) B. Harding and her two sons, Jackie and Tommy.  She is survived by her daughter Debra DeCosta and her husband Dana of Harwich, two grandchildren, Billman DeCosta and his wife Rosalie of Plymo...

While Officials Mull Facility's Future CHATHAM – As member of the council on aging board mull over the future of the town's senior center, a group of local residents has volunteered to brainstorm new approaches that might garner more support from voters. “I think we need new, innovative ideas,” board member David Speciale said during the COA's meeting Monday. He said he was approached by several individuals...