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Artist's 'Icons' Keep 9/11 Memories Fresh

By: Alan Pollock

HARWICH PORT — Immediately after the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, artist Pamela Chatterton-Purdy went to her easel to express the deep emotions she was feeling and to try and find spiritual meaning behind the senseless violence. Now, 15 years later, her series of “Icons of 9/11” paintings are once again going on display in an exhibit at the Cape Cod Art Association. “Hard to believe that it has been 15 years...

Town Stops Work At Newly Sprouted Farm

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The Resilient Family Farm is growing faster than a zucchini in the heat of summer, and it has caught the eyes of town officials. Conservation Administrator Amy Usowski last week issued a stop work order on portions of the farm that are within the 100-foot buffer zone of wetlands. The farm is located on 3.14 acres down a shelled driveway at 35 Chatham Rd. Owner Barry Viprino said he has added another ...

Major Changes Coming To Harwich Port This Fall

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH PORT— The center of this village will see some changes in the near future, with Cumberland Farms planning to begin construction of a new convenience store in Mid-October and major plans for the former Dino's Harwich Port Grille property going before the planning board later this month. Even the United Gas station adjacent to the Cumberland Farms site, owned by Bassil Brothers Trust, got a facelift over...

Town Looking At Purchase Of Handler Property On Allen Harbor

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The board of selectmen was scheduled on Tuesday night to go into executive session to consider the purchase of real estate at 397 Route 28, the former Handler's Auto Parts property that sits at the head of Allen Harbor. There is apparent interest in the purchase of the property, as the town's real estate and open space committee has also been discussing the property. That committee met on Aug. 19 in ...

HARWICH ─ The return of students to area high schools also means a return of student athletes to their chosen sports, many of which get underway this week, including at Monomoy Regional High School and Cape Cod Tech. So what can fans expect this season? At Cape Tech, coach Bill Reilly is looking to breathe new life into the girls volleyball program, while at Monomoy, teams are getting set to start competing ...

Some people don't enjoy talking about what they do for a living. Tom Daley, Director of Public Works for the Town of Orleans isn't one of them. He loves his job and he'll happily tell you why. It has just a little bit to do with the ability to get things done. Since graduating from UMass Lowell in 1986 with a Civil Engineering degree, Daley has made it is goal to get things done, beginning with his first job w...

'The Woman In Black' A Classic Ghost Story At Cape Rep

By: Jennifer Sexton

From Sept. 15 to Oct. 16, Cape Rep will present a ghostly tale which has left audiences breathless in London's West End since it opened in 1987, making it the second longest-running non-musical production in that district's history. Arthur Kipps, a middle-aged solicitor, is tormented by an episode from his past when he is visited by a terrifying figure in black while settling the estate of an elderly recluse...

Letters to the Editor, Sept. 8

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Four-way Stop Safest Solution Editor: Having witnessed firsthand one of the many collisions at the intersection of Pleasant Bay Road and Route 39 and experienced the frequent congestion that this intersection creates, it seems a simple, effective and inexpensive way to increase the safety of this intersection is to create a four-way stop. Adding two stop signs requires no land taking, slows traffic in all d...

Poke (Who?) Mon Go!

By: Donna Tavano

We’ve all seen the news clips of phone texters so intently focused they stumble into mall fountain pools and catapult over curbs. And we are equally familiar with the stereotype of video gamers who isolate themselves, never straying from the couch as they play disturbingly violent video games. A new phenomenon has arisen, a video game which draws its users outside, into the fresh air, to local landmarks, ...

You Guessed It: Climate Change: Facts vs. Fantasy

By: Paulette Fehlig

Cape Codders won't be surprised to learn that this summer has been historically hot and dry. In fact, all of Massachusetts and most of New England has been in a moderate to extreme drought. The Boston Globe: "In the 136 years scientists have been tracking global temperatures, there has never been a warmer month than this July, according to a new NASA report. It was the 10th consecutive month of record warmth, mak...

Political Insensitivity

By: The Cape Cod Chronicle

We love the First Amendment. We're all for both freedom of the press and freedom of speech; without either we'd be out of business. But like any freedom or rights, its application must be tempered by common sense. There's a local example that fails on that count, startlingly so. Every once and a while a controversy flares up over the location of political signs. In Chatham a few years ago, the town ordered tha...

Kathryn Richtmyre

By: Contributed

Kathryn Richtmyre, 93    Kathryn Smith Richtmyre of Chatham, age 93, passed away at home on Aug, 18, 2016, with her family at her side and under the care of the staff of Visiting Nurse Hospice. She had been ill for about a month.    Born in Orange, N.J., to Woodruff and Emily Herr Smith, she lived in northern New Jersey until she and her husband, the late William Conard Richtmyre, moved to Chatham in 1996. ...

George Hotchkiss Wightman

By: Contributed

George Hotchkiss Wightman, died peacefully at his home in Boxford surrounded by his family, on Friday August 26, 2016 after a long illness. Born in Boston on June 5, 1953, George grew up in Wayland, the son of beloved parents, William and Sally Wightman.  He was the proud 11 th generation namesake of George Wightman who left England in pursuit of opportunity and settled in Wickford, R.I. in 1654. George ha...

Florence Hackman

By: Contributed

Florence Hackman                 Daughter of Jacob and Jennie Hackman. Born in Bristol, Conn., 1924. A graduate of the University of Connecticut. Graduate degrees from Boston University and Yale University. Began business career on Wall Street in 1947. The first woman to reach vice presidential level at the Hartford Insurance Group. Among the first thirty women to be granted the Chartered Financial Analy...

Stephen Thomas Donohue

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            Stephen Thomas Donohue was born January 11, 1921 in Minneapolis Minn.             To Joseph and Margaret Mary (Morgenstern) Donohue. He passed away Friday August 26, 2016 at N.Y. Presbyterian Cornell hospital at the age of 95 years.             He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers: Joseph and wife Agnes, Frances (Bud) and wife Sally, Edward (EJ) and wife Verna, and sister Margar...