Chatham News

CHATHAM – Chatham Bars Inn is once again tangling with the zoning board of appeals over the fate of its property at 45 Chatham Bars Ave. Zoning board members were skeptical of a recent appeal filed by the inn seeking a special permit to operate a warehouse and office at the building, once the town's bowling alley. A previous appeal regarding the same property, board members noted, remains open, and is subject ...

CHATHAM – This is not the easiest town from which to spot whales. Provincetown is the place to see the frolicking just offshore, although at times huge mammals can be glimpse from the Lighthouse Overlook breaching not far off the beach. But for the next few months, Chatham will be a great place to spot whales. At least in local shops and businesses. “Where are the Whales?” is this year's summer scavenger hu...

When they signed up for an Honor Flight trip to Washington, D.C., three local World War II veterans expected to see the memorials, swap a few stories and spend time thinking about the friends they made and lost a lifetime ago. They didn't expect the outpouring of love and thanks they received from hundreds of complete strangers. The three Chatham residents, Ian Mott and Robert and Dorothy Raymond, found out ...

Pleasant Bay and the Nauset Barrier Beach system will survive sea level rise, but not without potentially significant impacts. With a projected sea level rise of between 1.2 and 2.9 feet, Pleasant Bay could lose one quarter to one half of its 392 acres of landside intertidal resource area by 2100, according to a new report from the Pleasant Bay Alliance. Revetments along the inner shore will exacerbate the los...

'Pier To Plate' Puts Skate, Dogfish On The Menu

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — It's strange but true: locally-caught dogfish and skate can be easier to find on the menu in Europe and Asia than in restaurants here on Cape Cod. That's despite the fact that they're plentiful, delicious, and make up most of the catch landed by the local fishing fleet. A new effort launching this weekend, called  Pier to Plate , aims to change that by promoting these "under-loved" fish varieties.  ...

CHATHAM — Next month, residents and visitors will have a unique chance to learn more about Chatham's working waterfront, while they savor the fresh seafood and libations the town has to offer. The nonprofit Fishing Partnership Support Services , which made a name for itself by helping fishing families obtain health insurance and other kinds of assistance, is sponsoring the first-ever Chatham Port Tour and S...

West Chatham Roadway Project Gets Green Light

By: Alan Pollock

BARNSTABLE — Over the concerns raised by vocal critics, a key regional panel Monday approved a transportation plan that includes the West Chatham Route 28 Roadway Project. The vote by the Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) essentially ensures funding for the roadway reconstruction, which includes the installation of roundabouts at Barn Hill Road and George Ryder Road and elimination of the cen...

More than 50 decorated sharks were set up in Kate Gould Park Friday as part of the Chatham Merchants Association's annual Sharks in the Park exhibit.  The five-foot sharks will remain on display in the park until the end of June, when they will move to the front lawn of the Eldredge Public Library.  SEE A GALLERY OF SHARKS IN THE PARK PHOTOS HERE

CHATHAM – Two new exhibits open at the Chatham Historical Society’s Atwood House and Museum this Friday, May 26: “Chatham in the Military” and “Windows into Time: Clothing and Artifacts.” Let’s begin with a look at wartime Chatham. “We’re focusing on three primary wars and how they impacted our small community,” says Danielle Jeanloz, the society's executive director. Chatham residents Col. Benjamin Godf...

CHATHAM – Interested in a free ice cream cone, muffin or discounts on dozens of services and retail stores? Then the “Passport To Savings” is for you. A fundraiser for the Friends of the Eldredge Library, the Passport – which looks a just like a real passport – is available for $20 and provides special offers and discounts at 64 local businesses. Purchasers can also enter giveaways for two nights at the Waysid...

Sharks Are Back...In The Park

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

More than 50 decorated sharks were set up in Kate Gould Park Friday as part of the Chatham Merchants Association's annual Sharks in the Park exhibit.  The five-foot sharks will remain on display in the park until the end of June, when they will move to the front lawn of the Eldredge Public Library.  SEE A GALLERY OF SHARKS IN THE PARK PHOTOS HERE

With a projected sea level rise of between 1.2 and 2.9 feet, Pleasant Bay could lose as much as half of its 392 acres of landside intertidal resource area by 2100, according to a new report sponsored by the Pleasant Bay Alliance. While the barrier beach that protects the bay from the Atlantic will remain intact, its configuration and rate of inlet formation and evolution will be different than it has in the pa...