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Harwich Considers Preschool Subsidies

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH – With a number of Lower C ape communities offering subsidies to assist parents in paying childcare and pre-school school tuition, selectmen agreed Monday that they should examine a means of assisting young families with those expenses. “Many of the surrounding communities are making an effort to come up with a stipend for pre-kindergarten,” Selectman Julie Kavanagh said. “We talk about housi...

Elementary School Students Collect Food For Vets

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH – Harwich Elementary School students were bus y last Thursday preparing Thanksgiving food baskets for the 10th annual “Give Thanks to Our Heroes” veterans’ food drive. Over the past decade, students and staff at the school have conducted the food drive for veterans and their families on Cape Cod. Students from preschool through the fourth grade are requested, based on grade level, to bring i...

Monomoy Redoubles School Security Planning

By: Alan Pollock

Online System Designed To Help In Emergency The Monomoy Regional Schools have always taken school security seriously, but the district has taken a fresh look at its practices and procedures in the wake of a bomb threat at the high school earlier this year and high-profile school shootings in Texas and elsewhere. On the heels of a School Safety Week shortly after the start of classes, the district completed ...

Veterans Honored For Putting Service Before Self

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH – The theme for Veteran ’s Day 2022 was “Honor,” said Brigadier General Anthony E. Schiavi before a crowd at the Veterans Memorial in Island Pond Cemetery Nov. 11. Honor the men and women who have experienced the burdens and sacrifices of military service, as their commitment has helped keep the country and its citizens safe and free, Schiavi urged attendees. “‘ Service before self,’ is why we owe...

Mawn Gets Alumni Leadership Award From Harvard

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH – Captain Paul E . Mawn, a member of the Harwich Town Band and a part-time resident, has been named the initial recipient of the Alumni Leadership Award by the Harvard Veterans Alumni Organization. The award was presented to Mawn by Harvard President Larry Bacow and HVAO President Peter Goodman. Mawn was commissioned as an officer in the US Navy through his participation in the Navy ROTC ...

Monomoy Field Hockey Falls Short In State Semifinal

By: Brad Joyal

HARWICH – To understand the story of this year’s Monomoy field hockey team, you really need to go back to Nov. 16, 2021, when the Sharks’ climb came to a heartbreaking finish following a Division 4 state semifinals loss to Ipswich. Monomoy overcame a 2-0 deficit to force overtime before the game ultimately ended in a shootout. Although the team suffered a 3-2 loss, it was clear that the program was ascending a...

MELROSE – All season, the Nauset boys soccer team prided itself on starting games fast. The Warriors worked hard to score first so they could establish control on the scoreboard and force opponents to play catchup. It was No. 22 Nauset who was playing catchup Friday in a Division 2 state tournament second-round matchup at sixth-seeded Melrose. Amir Lahkiky gave the host Red Raiders an early lead after scoring ...

HARWICH – It was the sort of response Monomoy’s first-year coach Rob Sliney wanted. It just took a little bit for Sliney’s Sharks to get going. One week after suffering a 42-0 loss at Carver on Nov. 3, the Monomoy football team returned to its winning ways Thursday with a 39-6 victory over crosstown rival Cape Cod Tech at MRHS. Although the Sharks ultimately got back on track, it wasn’t without some lumps. ...

A Chatham tradition is set to return to form Thanksgiving morning as the family-friendly Turkey Trot will feature an in-person 5-kilometer walk or run for the first time since 2019, when COVID-19 forced the event to be held virtually the past two years. For the first time in its history, the Turkey Trot will be professionally timed as locals and visitors bond over the 3.1-mile course comprised of winding and r...

A pair of Nauset runners and a Monomoy standout have qualified for their respective cross-country state tournament meets after strong performances at the state qualifiers. Nauset junior William Crowell and sophomore Madeline Mahoney will represent the Warriors on Saturday in the Division 2 state championship in Fort Devens. Mahoney earned her spot with a third-place finish after posting a time of 19 minutes...

Athlete Of The Week: Susannah Brown

By: Brad Joyal

Each new season brings new responsibilities, new expectations, and new challenges. Monomoy junior Susannah Brown hasn’t run from the changes. In fact, she’s embraced them. After helping Monomoy’s field hockey team advance to last year’s Division 4 state semifinals as a sophomore center-midfielder, Brown has played a key role in this year’s postseason run after moving up to forward under first-year coach Kyle C...

Nature Connection: Finding gratitude everywhere

By: Mary Richmond

A few years back I decided to begin a gratitude journal, thinking that the act of writing down what I was grateful for daily would be a wonderful, even life-changing thing to do. I had a bunch of notebooks hanging around so one day I began. Three and a half years later I have several notebooks filled with all the things I’m grateful for. I write two sentences a day, noting two different things I’m thankful for. I...

If you love live theater, “Murder on the Nile” will keep you on the edge of your seat as the cast and crew at the Chatham Drama Guild escorts the audience to the observation saloon on a paddle steamer in Egypt. True to the Queen of Mystery Agatha Christie’s 1944 play, a cast of talented thespians sips champagne while challenging one another with talk of friendship, family, love, marriage, jealousy, faith, travel,...

Our View: Welcome Back, Cap't Cass

By: The Cape Cod Chronicle

We have fond memories of Cap't Cass Rock Harbor Seafood. Its lobster rolls were for years the best on the Lower Cape, full of fresh lobster meat with little filler and just the right amount of mayo. But for many, the food was secondary to the ambiance. You want Old Cape Cod? It was there in spades, from the checkerboard tablecloths to the colorful buoys hanging on the side of the small, weathered-shingle building...

Our View: A Welcome Change

By: The Cape Cod Chronicle

It was years ago now, but once upon a time quite a few iconic local businesses that are now open year round closed their doors right after Labor Day. Chatham Bars Inn, the Chatham Squire, Cape Sea Grille and the Chatham Wayside are among the many businesses that made the jump from seasonal to year round, benefiting the local community by generating much needed off-season economic activity and employing local folk...

Letters To The Editor: Nov. 17, 2022

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Shame For Not Voting Editor: So, the election is over, and maybe your candidates won or maybe they did not. Maybe the votes on the public questions went the way you had hoped, or maybe they did not. But if things didn't turn out as you had hoped and you didn't vote even though you could have, keep your mouth shut! Yes, you have the right of free speech and can legally voice your dissatisfaction, but if you ...