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Downtown Sewer Construction is Just One Vote Away

By: Ed Maroney

ORLEANS — If voters approve at the ballot box Oct. 24, bidding for and construction of the central section of a downtown sewer collection system can begin within a few months. On Monday night, by a vote of 413 to 120 that comfortably exceeded the necessary two-thirds majority, town meeting approved spending $3.68 million to install a sewer system with connections to property lines under Main Street between t...

Chatham Officials Meet With Interior Secretary

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – In their continuing effort to lobby the federal government to drop its claim over the waters and flats west of the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, town officials Monday scored their most influential meeting yet. Late in the afternoon they were scheduled to meet with Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke. Selectman Shareen Davis, Health and Natural Resources Director Robert Duncanson and Town Manager...

ORLEANS — At town meeting Monday night, voters will decide by closed ballot whether to support installing a sewer collection system under Main Street between Routes 6A and 28. On Oct. 24, there will be a question on the special election ballot to borrow $3.68 million for the work. After an Orleans Citizens Forum session Oct. 11 about the special town meeting, Town Moderator David Lyttle told The Chronicle he...

Harvesting At Thacher's Bog

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The cranberry harvest at Thacher's bogs off Great Western Road provided some of Cape Cod's best fall colors last week. Cranberry growers in town are saying the harvest will be a little thin this year. Predictions are that harvests throughout Southeastern Massachusetts will be down by about 4 percent.  CLICK HERE FOR PHOTO GALLERY

Helen Rice Pickett

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Helen Rice Pickett             Helen Rice Pickett, 88, died last Wednesday after living with Alzheimer’s disease for seven years. Her death at home was peaceful, with her husband and three daughters at her bedside.             Helen was born in Durban, Natal, South Africa, in 1929, one of four children of Congregational missionaries. During the Great Depression, she lived in a series of small towns in Oklah...

Hoyt Ecker

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Hoyt Ecker             Hoyt Ecker died on October 5 at the age of 91. The cause was a massive stroke.  His wife, Deborah Stark Ecker and their daughters Emily Sears Ecker and Ellen Ecker Ogden were with him at his death.           Mr. Ecker was known for his pleasure in traditional jazz, tennis, skiing, sailing, his home and family and his optimism about all he undertook. He was born in 1926, the second ...

Louis G. Petti

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Louis G. Petti           South Chatham – Louis G. Petti, 75 of South Chatham and Tucson, Ariz. passed away peacefully at McCarthy Care Center in Sandwich on October 2, 2017.  He had been a stroke survivor since the age of 61 and fought a most courageous battle with cancer for the past six years.            Louis (known as Lou, dad, PaPa Lou, cousin, friend) is survived by his loving wife Cynthia (known as C...

The Story Of The Other 'Finest Hours' Rescue Boat

By: Debra Lawless

By chance, Don St. Pierre of Chatham and his long-time friend Pete Norgeot of Orleans discovered that they were both involved with what has been seen as a footnote to history. Their story revolves around the rescue boat CG36383, a twin to the famous CG36500 that played a heroic role in the rescue of 32 men from the stern of the ill-fated ship Pendleton. The Pendleton broke in half off Chatham during a bitter n...

CHATHAM – About a year ago, a large branch broke off the Bradford pear tree that shades the historic Mayo House at 540 Main St. Concerned that that could happen again and worried that the tree's oversized canopy may pose a safety hazard, the Chatham Conservation Foundation, which owns the property, has proposed removing the tree. “That was kind of like the first warning sign,” Foundation Executive Director Mat...

Pumpkin People Take Over Kate Gould Park This Weekend

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

CHATHAM – With Sharks in the Park now history, it's time for the Pumpkin People to take their place in Kate Gould Park. Tomorrow – which just happens to be Friday the 13 th – local businesses and organizations will begin setting up the annual display of pumpkin-headed scarecrows, scary Halloween scenes and scenarios that defy description. The display will remain up through Halloween, and right in the middle t...

CHATHAM – Increasing “share the road” signs, improving access from the bike trail to Route 28, and upgrading shoulders along Main Street were among the top recommendations made at last week's “listening session” on the draft Chatham Bike Plan. Assembled by the town's bikeways advisory committee and transportation planners at the Cape Cod Commission, the plan analyzes the town's bicycle paths and routes and ide...

CHATHAM – Among the items crammed into the eight-foot skiff that sits on the lawn of the Chatham Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse are tangles of nylon rope, fishing nets, plastic bottles of various sizes, Styrofoam insulation and lobster trap buoys. “And there's more in my backyard,” said Rebecca Arnold. Between January and May, Arnold walked various beaches daily and picked up debris she found, dragging...

CHATHAM – A comprehensive master plan concept for the Eldredge Library grounds, including a restoration and repositioning of the Pioneers Monument along Main Street, was endorsed by the board of selectmen Tuesday. The most significant changes being proposed involve the construction of a sitting wall along the sidewalk in front of the library. The monument, erected in 1924 in honor of Chatham's first European s...

For many people, the tale of the Pendleton rescue is the stuff of big-budget feature films; for others, it's the story of the greatest small-boat rescue in the history of the Coast Guard. But for Renee Pellegrino of Maryville, Ill., it's part of family lore. Pellegrino recently made a 1,000-mile pilgrimage to the Cape to honor her father, the late Raymond Steele, who was one of the 32 men rescued from the ster...

AmeriCorps Provides Land Steward For Harwich And Chatham

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — For the next 10 months, AmeriCorps Cape Cod volunteer Emma Forbes will provide assistance to land stewards in Chatham and Harwich. Forbes will be working with the Harwich Conservation Trust and Chatham Conservation Foundation as well as with the local conservation department. Harwich Conservation Trust Executive Director Michael Lach has praised the working relationship between AmeriCorps Cape Cod an...

HARWICH ─ Do you have a special talent? Do you long for the spotlight? Do you want to support Monomoy Regional High School's Class of 2019 in their efforts to raise money for prom? Then you could be the first Mr. Monomoy! Mr. Monomoy is a revamped fundraiser that will focus on the future while taking a page from the past. According to Junior Class officer Izzy O'Donnell, the event has its origins n the histo...