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Cape Cod Commission Program Studies Low-lying Roads CHATHAM — Chatham, Harwich and three other Cape towns will share a $205,479 state grant to assess low-lying roads threatened by sea level rise. The program, coordinated by the Cape Cod Commission, is part of a longstanding effort to respond to the effects of climate change. “We’ve known for years there are certain areas around town that have a recurrent fl...

First Night Buttons Available This Weekend

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

CHATHAM — First Night Chatham is preparing the town’s family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration to welcome in 2023 and is inviting everyone to join the party and “make some noise all around town.” That’s the theme of this year’s event, and beginning this weekend, First Night buttons will be on sale at various local merchants. While many of First Night’s activities and performances take place outdoors and are ...

Brooks Academy Renovations To Begin Soon

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH – The shoring up of historic Brooks Academy will begin soon after the selectmen approved the contract for the project Monday. Of the four bids submitted, Campbell Construction Group of Peabody’s was the only one within the town’s appropriation for the renovations. “Campbell Construction Group has successfully completed numerous projects with us over a period of about 20 years. We know them and their...

Wixon Dock Access Improvements Proposed

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH – The harbor department is shaping plans to address road runoff and access issues at the Wixon Dock landing in West Harwich.  The plan to address stormwater issues and create better access to Wixon Dock has been in the works for several years, and it was approved as part of the town’s capital plan in 2019 and funded in the annual town meeting that year. Currently people have to walk through water at...

HARWICH – People who spend time along Red River Beach are becoming accustomed to a large drone that can be observed hovering over the nearby marsh. Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) of the type being used by researchers here are playing a major role in assessing the ecological integrity of Massachusetts salt marshes.  The Red River marsh is one of nine wetlands across the state being studied by University of Massa...

BOURNE – There’s no denying that the Cape Cod Tech boys soccer team is playing some of its best soccer in recent memory. After opening the season with losses to Monomoy and Atlantis Charter, Cape Tech answered with five straight victories, including a 6-1 drubbing of Falmouth Academy on Monday night. The Crusaders have outscored opponents 33-5 during the five-game win streak, with the only close game coming in...

CHATHAM – Monomoy golf coach John Anderson has seen plenty of strong performances throughout the years. Although he’s coached strong individual players and teams full of talent, this year’s boys golf team stands on its own. “It’s the most athletic team that I’ve had in 10 years,” Anderson said after Monomoy improved to 7-1 with a 5-1 victory over Sturgis West at the Eastward Ho! Country Club in Chatham. “They ...

NORTH EASTHAM – After forfeiting last year’s game against Falmouth due to low numbers, the Nauset football team showed just how far it has come in one year when the teams finally met last Friday night at Nauset. It wasn’t the result the Warriors had hoped for — the visiting Clippers escaped town with 14-13 victory — but the result demonstrated that the Warriors have already made strides under first-year coach ...

Athlete Of The Week: Lucas Gurski

By: Brad Joyal

Ask Cape Cod Tech senior Lucas Gurski about his ability to kick free kicks and he’ll offer a humble answer about how he’s not the best at taking free kicks. The results, however, prove otherwise. It was Gurski’s crossing prowess that helped Cape Cod Tech eke out a 2-1 victory over Upper Cape Cod Tech on Thursday afternoon in Bourne. Gurski, a senior from Hyannis, assisted on Jacob Gardiner’s goal after sending...

‘The Addams Family Musical’ Brings Ooky Fun To CCTC/HT Stage

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

          They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky, they’re altogether ooky. You know who I’m talking about.           October is here and “The Addams Family” is right on time, kicking the spooky season into high gear with a new musical comedy at Cape Cod Theatre Company/HJT. Wednesday Addams, everyone’s favorite princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a young man from a resp...

Ladies Of The Cape Festival Brings Creative Community Together

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

On Sunday, Oct. 9 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. creative women from across the Cape will gather together to perform, network and have fun at the third annual Ladies of the Cape Art and Music Festival. The free event will take place at the Elks Lodge in Eastham, and will include art, jewelry, clothing, live music and an open mic. Event founder and organizer Melissa McMahon works at Abroad Global Cuisine in Orlean...

ORLEANS – In 2010, Bill Doherty was driving down Cedar Cove Road on his way to a yard sale. Recently retired from a long career as a captain of U.S. Navy and Merchant Marine ships, he had begun busying himself with taking apart and rebuilding old fishing gear, and he was curious to see what he'd find. But his biggest discovery that day came as he turned past an old, worn sign that bore a familiar name. "I p...

Nature Connection: Enjoying Nature’s Gifts

By: Mary Richmond

Over the last week I’ve packed my sketchpad, pen, watercolors, binoculars, camera, water, and lunch and taken off to see what I could see. While others were flying off to other states, even other countries, I’ve been revisiting some of my favorite local places while having a bit of a break between teaching summer and fall classes. It’s been great. I’ve walked in the woods, along salt marshes, up and down more ...

Our View: To Florida, With Love

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

The connections between Cape Cod and Florida are strong, with many of our summer residents now headed south for the winter. So the images of devastation from Hurricane Ian hit home. It’s clear that it will take months or years for the state to recover from this calamity. In response, The Chronicle’s employees have made a small donation to the American Red Cross disaster relief fund earmarked for Hurricane Ian rel...

Our View: National Newspaper Week

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

The Local News Initiatives at Northwestern University reported recently that 2,500 newspapers had closed in the United States since 2005. By 2025, one-third of the newspapers in the country will be closed, the 2022 “State of Local News” report suggested. The majority of those are weekly newspapers. Locally, the Cape's newspaper landscape has changed considerably in the past few years. All but three papers are ...

Letters to the Editor, Oct. 6

By: Tim Wood

Bikers Are The Best Editor: I would like to express my gratitude to the walkers and bikers of the CCRT. While cycling through Brewster this morning, I experienced lightheadedness. As I slowed to pull over to the side of the trail, I fainted. The next thing I remember, after being “out” for a few seconds, was men and women asking me if I was OK. They made sure I had water, something to eat, and my phone. One...