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CHATHAM – Speakers at a forum last Sunday agreed: Climate Change is real – and humanity bears most of the responsibility for it. Sea levels will rise as much as two to six feet by the end of this century, with higher levels resulting from storms. The coastlines of the Cape, and many key facilities such as hospitals, schools, fire and police departments, and government buildings, will be affected. Reducing the ...

Letters to the Editor, Feb. 15

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Kudos For Coming Forward Editor: Kudos to Meg McCarthy and Alan Young for their terrific Jan. 18 letters and to Ms. McCarthy for her courage to come forward at her own expense! Though women are still relegated to second class membership in the Catholic Church, it took a woman to speak out so forcefully and publicly! This is my first letter written to The Cape Cod Chronicle and I've lived here for almost 15 y...

Our View: A Vote For Community

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

The Cape, and the Chatham-Harwich-Orleans region in particular, face an increasingly acute crisis. Middle class working people can't afford to live here. As Chatham Housing Authority Chairman Alan Mowry told the board of selectmen last week, the town, and the Cape, need to decide if it's going to be a destination, or a community. Right now it's heading more toward the former and is less and less the latter. Th...

Andrew Buckley: Noun Or Verb

By: Andrew Buckley

There has been a surprising bit of turnover on our little road of late. Not the literal kind that happens at this time every year, when potholes from trucks appear and frost heaves erupt to crack the 10-foot width of pavement overnight. Rather, it is the sale of homes by longtime year-round neighbors. In a neighborhood of maybe a couple dozen homes, four homes sold or listed for sale feels like a lot. It does ...

Xenia A. Christiansen

By: Contributed

Xenia A. Christiansen February 28, 1929 – February 4, 2018             Chatham - Xenia A. Christiansen, 85, passed away peacefully Sunday, February 4 2018.             Born on February 28, 1932 in San Nicolas, Aruba to John and Beatrice De Abreu. She was the second eldest of seven children.             She came to the United States with her family in June 1940 at 8 years old. She became a citizen ...

Edith L. (Gotthardt) Mielke

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Edith L. (Gotthardt) Mielke               ORLEANS – Edith L. (Gotthardt) Mielke, 96, passed away on Thursday, January 25, 2018. She was the wife of the late Herbert G. Mielke.             Edith graduated from high school in 1939 in New Jersey then attended business college. She married her beloved Herbert in 1941 and they lived in Texas, Idaho, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. On Cap...

Mary Elizabeth Larkin

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Mary Elizabeth Larkin             Mary Elizabeth Larkin, 68, of Harwich, passed away on Thursday, February 8, 2018.               She was the daughter of the late Dan and Mary Larkin.  Mary was raised in Milton and summered with her family in Harwich.  She graduated from Milton High School and attended Katherine Gibbs School in Boston and Digital University as well as Harvard University in School of Indu...

If you work at home you may miss, from time to time, the companionship and collegiality of co-workers. The Pants Factory at 101 Route 6A in Orleans, which just passed its eight-month mark since opening on June 1, offers a shared work space. And with it comes a community without the usual office politics. “People who work remotely are decentralized. People miss a bit of community,” says Andrew Stern who, wit...

Kevin Galligan Is Running For Orleans Selectman

By: Ed Maroney

ORLEANS — Kevin Galligan, a finance committee member and president of the Orleans Conservation Trust, is the first candidate to return nomination papers for selectman. He's seeking the seat held by chairman Jon Fuller, who's not running again, at the May 15 election. “I think I've been in training for this post for many, many years,” Galligan said in a phone interview. “I've watched so many selectmen at work...

ORLEANS — The town's science experiment in Lonnie's Pond is one step closer to becoming a self-supporting commercial enterprise. At an extraordinary Saturday meeting, the board of selectmen asked its consultants for a management plan for a private grower to take over the effort in 2019, when three years of town funding will end. Members were encouraged by the amount of nitrogen removed from the pond so far b...

Would Clickers Be Quicker At Town Meeting?

By: Ed Maroney

ORLEANS — Imagine that voting has begun on a controversial issue at town meeting. Instead of standing up and shuffling to the ballot box in a long line, as is the practice now for a secret ballot, you just press your clicker to record your vote in an instant. Sounds simple, but many of the devils in the details were aired last week when selectmen met with Town Clerk Cynthia May, Moderator David Lyttle, and T...

CHATHAM – Selectmen Tuesday unanimously rejected a change to the regional school agreement that would have allowed a realignment of elementary school grades. After hearing from a number of residents who vehemently opposed the change proposed by the Monomoy Regional School Committee, board members agreed they had to uphold the promise made to residents when schools were regionalized five years ago to maintain a...

Chatham Sewer Work Continues

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

CHATHAM – Several crews will continue sewer work around town the next two weeks. From Feb. 12 to 16, a crew will be working installing a gravity main on Inlet Road, while a second crew works on Absegami Run. During the week of Feb. 19 to 23, work on Inlet Road and Absegami Run is expected to continue. A third crew will install drainage on Oyster Pond Furlong. The schedule is subject to change due to weat...

CHATHAM — The president of the United States doesn’t like sharks. As it turns out, that’s working out nicely for the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy. The nonprofit group has received a surprise surge in donations from Trump critics who are apparently seeking to make a political statement while also supporting white shark conservation and education. In 2013, Trump received a Twitter message challenging hi...

When filmmaker Craig Dudnick met Alice Tregay, he had no idea that she had played a pivotal role in the civil rights movement. At the time, he was working on a documentary about the struggles of the African American community in Evanston, Ill.; Tregay's brother was the community's first black firefighter, and she provided some photographs for the film. “She liked the film I made and said she had other things I...