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HARWICH — Even this year, when COVID-19 protocols have forced capacity restrictions, Senior Night remains a special game that motivates players to leave a little more on the court. The Monomoy Regional High School girls basketball team proved it was energized by the occasion when it celebrated its two seniors, Leah Nash and Maggie Dever, before its Cape and Islands League matchup against Lighthouse Division ri...

SOUTH DENNIS — It was only a matter of time before the Nauset Regional High School boys hockey team received a little puck luck. It finally came last week. After playing in five games without a win, the Warriors finally got in the win column on Feb. 3 when they celebrated Senior Night with a 4-3 victory over Barnstable at Charles Moore Arena.  Three days later, Nauset notched its first winning streak of the...

Orpheum Launches New Cultural Council For Theater, Community

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

The Chatham Orpheum Theater and an enthusiastic group of local leaders in all areas of the arts have come together virtually to create a new advisory group. The Orpheum Cultural Council will guide the theater's programming and foster an even more comprehensive approach to cultural events and issues in the community, including the expansion of event offerings throughout the entire year and a more focused outrea...

Monomoy Is The Setting For 'Seal Murder Mystery'

By: Debra Lawless

 It seems like it has been quite a while since we have read a new mystery set in Chatham, and that is what we have with “Roger Sherman III and the Seal Murder Mystery” (2020), a debut novel by Chatham summer resident John Beneville. Beneville, a 2016 graduate of Dartmouth College who grew up in Cos Cob, Conn., has been coming to Chatham with his parents and grandparents since he was very young. “My parents ...

Our View: A Sidewalk Whose Time Has Come

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Harwich officials learned this week that the Massachusetts Department of Transportation project review committee gave the green light to a sidewalk along Route 28 between Saquatucket Harbor and Bank Street. It's about time. Walking along the heavily traveled roadway is dangerous, as is biking. There's little space on either side of the pavement to scoot off the road. A pedestrian path between the harbor and Ha...

Donna Tavano: Lovey-Dovey

By: Donna Tavano

A year has passed since COVID-19 reared its spiky corona head, and we have become well versed in altering our traditions in response. Like it or not, Valentine’s Day is on the way. Many of us have unlimited time to devote to anything and everything, so even if you are a Never-Valentiner, consider embracing it this time around. Oh, Valentine’s Day, why do we love thee, minus the hearts and love appeal? It bo...

Letters To The Editor: Feb. 11, 2021

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Committee Supports Boathouse Return Edi tor: The South Coastal Harbor Plan committee had a full discussion of the issues of the history and conditions of the USCG Chatham boathouse at our meeting on Monday, Jan. 25. Committee members reviewed the December 2020 “Due Diligence Report” by GEI consultants, among other documents. We regret decisions wrongly made by former boards of selectmen not to accept prior...

CHATHAM — John and Barbara Emison of Chatham met 78 years ago when they were both students at DePauw University. The world was torn apart by World War II when the 17-year-old freshman and the 20-year-old junior went on a blind date. “John’s good friend and my roommate wanted us to meet,” Barbara Emison, 95, recalled during a telephone interview last week. His friend and her roommate came up with a ruse beca...

Sidelined under the Trump administration, the Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission seems poised for a comeback. Last Thursday, Congressman Bill Keating, D–9th District, reintroduced legislation to reauthorize the commission, which has been disbanded since its previous authorization ended in 2018. The bill is the same one Keating introduced in the last Congress, which passed in the House in November 2...

ORLEANS — Isaac Snow was no Anglophile. The Eastham native, twice imprisoned by the British during the Revolutionary War, returned to America with the help of the French. In 1797, when the south parish of Eastham became its own town and needed a name, Snow urged that the new community be called Orleans in honor of the revolutionary spirit of a Gallic aristocrat who became known as “Citizen Equality.” Just a ...

Nauset Superintendent Tom Conrad To Retire In June

By: Ed Maroney

ORLEANS  — Tom Conrad’s long service to the Nauset Public Schools, first as principal of the high school and then as superintendent, will end with his retirement in June. Conrad shared the news at a joint meeting of the Nauset school committees Feb. 3. “I have been truly blessed to be in public education over 43 years, 29 of which in the Nauset system,” he said. “I am totally grateful to be able to work in a ...

Of Ice And Mice, Naughty And Nice

By: Mary Richmond

It seems that winter has finally found us. For a while, it only flirted with us from the outside; a little frost here, a bit of nasty wind there, some flash black ice for some extra fun and a thin coating of snow that lasted about 10 minutes. All through these little wintry games, the temperatures hovered around or above freezing, which has been downright tolerable, for winter. Even the birds got a little lazy wi...

Nauset Superintendent to Retire in June

By: Ed Maroney

Tom Conrad to Step Down After Three Decades in System Tom Conrad's long service as superintendent of the Nauset Public Schools and principal of its high school will end with his retirement in June. Conrad shared the news with a joint meeting of the Nauset school committees Feb. 3. "I have been truly blessed to be in public education over 43 years, 29 of which in the Nauset system," he said. "I am totally gr...

William E. Manley

By: Contributed

William E. Manley  William E. Manley born 10/13/1927 passed on December 27, 2020 after a long battle with a variety of medical issues over the past few years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy 1945-1948. Bill grew up in West Medford, the youngest of three brothers.  Bill was a personable man talking with people from all walks of life, making new friends and always willing to lend a helping hand.  He was a cons...

James P. Mellett, Jr.

By: Contributed

James P. Mellett, Jr.  On January 27, 2021, James P. Mellett, Jr. lost his battle with COVID-19. Jim was born in Boston on December 8, 1943 to the late James P. and Margaret Fay Mellett. He grew up with a close knit extended family with his siblings, Maureen, Paula and Ken and many cousins in Roslindale. Jim went on to attend Boston Latin School, Boston College High School, and graduate from Georgetown University...

William DeWitt Hitchcock

By: Contributed

  William DeWitt Hitchcock  ORLEANS—William “Bill” DeWitt Hitchcock, under the care of his loving daughters and hospice, passed away peacefully at home on January 17, 2021, at the age of 93. Bill was predeceased by his wife Joan (Fancy) Hitchcock in March 2020 after 59 years of marriage. Bill was born in 1927 at Schenectady, N.Y. to William Jamieson Hitc...