Opinion

June 9 Letters To The Editor

By: Tim Wood

Best-looking Convenience Store On Cape Editor: Thanks to work of the Chatham Planning Board and other Chatham committees and officials, we have a new Cumberland Farms that fits our village community.  Cumberland Farms initially proposed an oversized building and gas canopy (like on Route 134 in Dennis) and recently proposed operating it 24 hours a day.  The planning board protected the historic and small...

Meet Your Maker

By: Donna Tavano

Everything old is always new again, not just miniskirts and mid-century modern furniture, but expressions and concepts. Take the word “Maker,” as in old-school “better get your act together and prepare to meet your Maker.” The new Maker doesn’t just refer to the deity, it’s a movement. You might have heard mention of Makers’ Faires, or Makers' Spaces at libraries or museums where like-minded souls interact to s...

Fighting Phone Scams

By: Tim Wood

We hear frequently from readers and authorities about various phone scams in our area. Last week, The Chronicle received one of these calls from someone purporting to be from Eversource regarding an outstanding bill. When questioned, the caller hung up; when we rang the number on the caller ID, the person answering said only that we'd reached a corporation in Avon. Not everyone can identify the clues of today'...

Seeking Silence In Harwich

By: Russ Allen

Deciding where to live can be daunting. Sometimes we relocate for reasons beyond our control; other moves are based on employment opportunities, lower costs of living, affordable housing, school systems, security, closeness to family, or a long-term desire to live in a place like Cape Cod. We weigh factors such as medical resources, proximity to shopping locations, or the availability of plumbers, electricians, o...

Letters To The Editor, June 2

By: Tim Wood

Special Recognition For Generous Friend Editor: Thank you so much for the article about my most special excursion to Washington, D.C. It was with chagrin, however, that I realized there was no mention of Reese Hines, my special friend Ana Smythe’s husband, also a retired Marine Corps colonel. Reese, like Ana, could not have been more gracious and generous with his time. He welcomed us into their home and de...

Letters To The Editor

By: Tim Wood

Questions Selectman's Independence  Editor: When Selectman Love was a candidate she assured us that her maximum efforts would focus upon bringing more unity to the board. Her first vote was a negative one causing a 3-2 division in the election for  chairman, thus confirming the widespread opinion that when elected she would serve as a puppet for the board’s maverick, Seth Taylor. Charles U. Daly Chatham ...

Worth Every Penny

By: Tim Wood

There is almost universal agreement that the Chatham Fire and Rescue Department is top notch, about as skilled and professional as they come. For many years that was the case despite the department operating out of substandard facilities that failed to meet health and safety codes, provided little opportunity for on-site training and or expansion for new, modern equipment. All that changes this week. Depot ...

Happy Days

By: John Whelan

Happy days are here again The skies above are clear again So, let’s sing a song of cheer again Happy days are here again. Jack Ager wrote this song way back in 1929, with lyrics by Jack Yellen. Franklin Roosevelt used it in his political campaigns, but we are not being political here. “Happy Days” are here again because very shortly the patient people of Chatham will have survived the closing of not o...

May 19 Letters

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Community Keeps Station Going Editor: On behalf of the staff, volunteers and board of directors at WOMR/WFMR, I would like to thank our listeners and supporters who called into the station and pledged donations in our Spring Pledge Drive. It is because of the generosity of this community that we have been able to broadcast for more than 34 years. Thank you for always being there for us. John Braden WOM...

Democracy, With A Bullet

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With town meeting and election season over, it's helpful to look back with a critical eye toward what changes could be made to improve the processes, and just as importantly to recognize what worked well. In both Chatham and Harwich, town meetings moved through voluminous and complex warrants relatively quickly and efficiently. With literally hundreds of years of experience, it's no surprise that the communiti...