Opinion

Letters to the Editor, Jan. 19

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Donations Keep Kids Warm Editor: Chatham, you have done it again! Community organizations, businesses, churches and individuals came forward to provide warm winter clothing and holiday wishes to over 200 of Chatham’s children. The Chatham Children’s Fund, Monomoy Community Services and The Chatham Angel Fund collaborate year-round to support Chatham’s families with children in a variety of ways. Special ...

The Night Walk

By: Andrew Buckley

When mixing in a food processor with frozen berries, heavy cream is not interchangeable with Greek yogurt. I mean, sure, the result is delicious – fruity whipped cream. But there was a point, right around the 1¾ cup mark, where my throat wouldn't actually swallow. It was like being Thanksgiving-worthy full, but in a matter of a minute. This was 7:30 p.m. this past Sunday night. Weather was clear, windless a...

Two Faucets

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

It has certainly been a tumultuous few months, with Harwich Town Administrator Christopher Clark interviewing for a new position in several communities in Massachusetts. Clark was a finalist in four communities for positions of town manager and town administrator, but he did not land a job in those communities. He told The Chronicle this week “maybe they (the selectmen in those communities) see that my heart's no...

Untangled

By: Donna Tavano

The winds had been strong for days; maybe that was why there was so much debris on our beach. A small section of the shoreline was littered with dozens of weathered boards and driftwood. Up ahead I spied what looked like a seal pup; as I got closer I realized it was a huge ball of tangled boat lines. The ebb and flow of tides is so predictable, yet so fickle in what they choose to steal from us and spit out later...

Letters to the Editor, Jan. 12

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Cooperative Effort Warms The Heart Editor: It warmed my cold winter heart to read your Dec. 29 piece “Chatham Selectmen Back Eldredge Garage Purchase” and learn that there is such remarkable private/pubic cooperation on acquiring this property for the town.  I urge the selectmen to arrange the financing as soon as possible so that all Chathamites and visitors can avail themselves of this in-town treasure ...

Harwich After The Holiday Season

By: Russ Allen

Tomorrow is Twelfth Night, the last day of the traditional Christmas season, but for many the holidays ended last Tuesday. Today we might feel relief that the tree has been untrimmed and the outside lights taken down. All that is left for us to do is address (or ignore) our New Year’s resolutions, decide which gifts to keep, return, exchange, or repurpose, and await the arrival of January’s credit card bills. ...

Letters to the Editor, Jan. 5

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Questions Plans For Historic Home Editor: The house at 271 Stage Harbor Rd. was a second home of sorts for me. That's why I was upset though not surprised when I read that the new owners want to demolish it. It took a strong stomach to watch their attorney nonchalantly claim that the present house doesn't fit in with the needs of their family. There was also a ridiculous assertion that the house is unliv...

Looking Ahead

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

More than a few people are anxious about the coming year. After the nasty tenor of the presidential election and given the toxic political environment and the lack of anything much of a positive nature on the national level, we're keeping our gaze fixed on what's right in front of us – in the communities we call home – as a way to nurture inspiration and hope. In Chatham, we are encouraged by recent discussion...

Letters to the Editor, Dec. 29

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Use Freedom Of Speech Now Editor: I do not know Tom Johnson, Sr., but he speaks truth when he tells us to “speak out”(Chronicle, Dec. 15) How right he is! President-elect Trump is traveling the country, gloating about his win,  with the same noxious rants that he had during the  campaign to large meetings of his base corps, the “deplorables” who still chant “put her in jail.” Encouraged then and now to b...

In Memorium

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

It's the time of year to look back and remember not only the events of the past year, as we do in this issue, but also the community members to whom we bid adieu. Our region is blessed with a population of interesting, engaged folks, some of whom have astonishing backgrounds that often don't come to light until we read about it in their obituary. From financial wizards to fishermen, architects to art dealers, we ...

It's Not Too Late For 'Helping Neighbors' In 2016

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Thanks to your generosity and a last-minute surge in donations, the Chronicle's Helping Neighbors campaign has raised more than $39,755 for the Family Pantry of Cape Cod this year. We're proud and thankful for our readers who have contributed to the campaign, which helps the Pantry put food on the table for Cape Codders in need. But we won't gloss over the fact that, having set a $60,000 goal for this year's e...

Letters to the Editor, Dec. 22

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Christmas At The Marconi Editor: We at Chatham Marconi Maritime Center delayed our usual seasonal hibernation to participate in Chatham’s Christmas Stroll weekend by decorating our “Hotel Nautilus” as it might have appeared at Christmas in the early 1900s.  We wish to thank the volunteers and supporters who generously gave their time and resources to make it possible.  Many visitors came to enjoy their hand...