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Big Victories For Monomoy Girls Lacrosse

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH – The second year of Monomoy's girls varsity lacrosse program looks to be their winningest yet, especially after two big victories against Cape Cod Academy and Dennis-Yarmouth, the latter of which boosted the team to a 5-4 overall record. When the Sharks hosted the Seahawks on April 26, the home team dominated and because of that seized the opportunity to get as many players onto the pitch as possible....

From May 23 to 26, the organization known as Destination Imagination will hold its annual global competition at the University of Tennessee and will once again host a team from Cape Cod. Destination Imagination (DI) is an innovative problem-solving competition composed mainly of high school and middle school students. It is meant to be highly challenging and competitive in order to sort out the students who wo...

Ashley Wade Returns To Chatham For Two Concerts

By: Debra Lawless

About 25 years after she first debuted as a singer in Chatham’s churches, mezzo-soprano Ashley Wade will return to perform in Chatham as a part of the choral ensemble Lyricora and then in a second, solo concert this spring. “I really was raised in music on Cape Cod, and that’s rare and special,” Wade, 35, said during a telephone interview from her home in Dover, N.H. last week. “I’ve been studying voice and si...

On Monday Harwich voters will face a 69-article annual town meeting warrant containing a lot of weighty and, in some cases, costly articles. There are more than $30 million in debt and capital exclusion requests and the operating budgets for the town, Monomoy Regional School District and Cape Cod Tech push the number beyond $65 million. There are several major issues on the minds of voters, foremost among them...

Eleven years ago, my wife and I moved to Harwich Center. At first reluctant to consider living here, when our agent showed us assets like the community center and Brooks Free Library, and a house that met our criteria, we changed our minds. This column, my 48 th , marks completion of four years spent learning about and deepening my appreciation for Harwich, a feeling strengthened reading the 2017 Annual Town R...

Letters to the Editor, May 3

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Board Can Use New Blood Editor: As we approach the upcoming election in Harwich, we would suggest serious consideration for Tom Sherry for selectman. Though new to the political scene, he is a fine, hardworking, sincere man. Tom is interested in the future of this beautiful town and its people. An undeniable asset is Tom’s willingness to listen to his constituents. He has a calm, patient demeanor and will w...

When Dr. Mitch Tishler first opened his chiropractic office in Munson Meeting in October 1987, someone gave him a small ficus tree. That tree still stands in his light-filled examination room, where its branches tickle the ceiling. “All I do is water it once a week,” Tishler says of the tree. “I think it lives on love.” Like the ficus tree, Chatham Chiropractic Wellness Center has grown in place, and love i...

If you get your drinking water from a private well, a team of public health researchers would like you to volunteer for their study of harmful chemicals in the aquifer. Specifically, researchers are looking for wells that may be contaminated with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, a group of chemicals linked with chronic health problems. Often associated with airports and fire training academies ...

ORLEANS — Appearances notwithstanding, the Academy of Performing Arts is not preparing an outdoor production of the logging musical “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.” In fact, all the tree-clearing work so evident on Main Street near the theater has been done on a lot abutting the playhouse. “I can tell by the way people look up to the property that there is some concern about the tree removal, but rest...

ORLEANS — For years, town meetings have debated a sewer system in the abstract. When this year's session opens May 7, there will be facts on – make that in – the ground. “Next week, we will finish the first piping for the downtown sewer system,” Selectman Alan McClennen told the Orleans Citizens Forum April 26 at the senior center. “The contractor has been spectacular. He'll be out of there hopefully by May ...

Chatham's Only Candidate Forum Set For Wednesday

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

     CHATHAM - In what seems likely to be the only chance for voters to hear from the five men seeking three seats on the board of selectmen this year, the Chatham Alliance for Preservation and Conservation has scheduled a public candidates' forum for Wednesday, May 2 at 3 p.m. at the Eldredge Public Library. Incumbents Cory Metters and Dean Nicastro are being challenged by Seth Taylor for two full terms on the b...

Local ArtWeek Events Schedule

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

HARWICH — ArtWeek begins at the cultural center on Saturday under the title “Harwich Is Creative.” That creativity will be on display for 10 days with numerous demonstrations, performances and exhibits. This is the first year Harwich is participating in the festival that began in Boston in 2013, started by the Boch Center, and has spread to 155 towns and neighborhoods across the state. The Ha...

Michael Peretz

By: Contributed

Michael Peretz Oct. 13, 1941 - Feb 3, 2018           Michael Peretz, 76, of Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Brewster and Orleans, passed away peacefully, at home after a courageous battle with liver cancer.           Michael was proudly born in the Bronx and raised in Yonkers, N.Y.           He leaves his loving and devoted wife of 34 years, Gloria, his daughter Jacqueline Peretz, son and daughte...

Ellen A. Galeota

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Ellen A. Galeota                 WEST HARWICH – Ellen A. (Masuret) Galeota, age 76, passed away peacefully at her home on April 23, 2018 following a long and courageous battle with progressive multiple sclerosis (30 plus years).                  Ellen was born January 2, 1942 in Boston (West Roxbury) to the late Charles and Anna (Hoban) Masuret.  She had two older brothers, C. Leo (deceased) and Donald of P...