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Andrew Buckley: Traveler

By: Andrew Buckley

Disappearing into the crowd of boarding passengers at the Gare De L’Est, her blonde hair tinged with pink ends against the white windbreaker picked up in London earlier in the week, Sofie boarded the train to Germany yesterday morning. My child is 15 now, and these partings are becoming more poignant since they will become less frequent. High school years race by, I am told. I texted to reassure her I would re...

Jay Hornberger

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                                                    Jay Hornberger     Jay Hornberger, age 48, passed away peacefully on April 15, 2018 in Boston, after a long illness.     Graduate of Bexley High School (1988) and Columbus State Community College (1992).     Worked as a real estate appraiser for Cape Cod & Islands Appraisal Group and Valligent Appraisal Group.     He is survived by his sons Wesley and Na...

William “Bill” Sperry Beinecke

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William “Bill” Sperry Beinecke               William “Bill” Sperry Beinecke died at home in New York City on April 8, 2018, at age 103. Born on May 22, 1914 in New York City, Bill was the son of Frederick W. Beinecke and Carrie (Sperry) Beinecke. His paternal grandfather, Bernhard Beinecke, was a German immigrant who, among his entrepreneurial ventures, created New York City’s Plaza Hotel and Boston’s Cople...

Giles L. Chapin

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Giles L. Chapin CHATHAM – Giles L. Chapin, 96, passed away on Friday, February 16, 2018. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 21 st at 10:00 AM at Holy Redeemer Church, 57 Highland Ave, Chatham, MA 02633. Burial will follow in Seaside Cemetery in Chatham.

CHATHAM – The Chatham Drama Guild (CDG) is ready to celebrate its facelift in public. During a festive gala on April 22 everyone can admire the CDG’s new stage, buffed floors, painted walls and new bathroom fixtures as well as see a sneak preview of “The Miracle Worker.” “At 85 years it deserves a makeover,” says CDG Vice President Pamela Banas of Orleans who spearheaded the two-month project. “I am so enth...

ORLEANS — Things look good on paper. There are 28 town landings, 28 opportunities to get your boat or kayak into the water. But “the major impact on every one is adequate parking,” Town Administrator John Kelly told the board of selectmen, meeting as park commissioners, last week. “The number one issue is, we don't have enough parking, regardless of use.” Except for restrictions during striped bass season...

ORLEANS — Cape Symphony Artistic Director Jung-Ho Pak isn't the only Cape Cod musician who's earned the title maestro. Applause, please, for the eight Maestro award winners of Nauset Regional High School, who received that honor recently at the Atlanta Heritage Festival competition. Take a bow, Gordon Clark (trombone), Sean Chung (euphonium), Keb Hutchings-McMahon (guitar), Parker Mumford (piano), Acacia Nel...

No Injuries After Dragger Hauls Up Unexploded Ordnance

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

ORLEANS — A Rock Harbor fisherman got a surprise when he hauled up his dredge late Wednesday morning and discovered two pieces of unexploded ammunition. The fisherman hauled the items aboard and brought them to shore, leaving them on the dock a short distance from the fuel pumps. The man called the harbormaster, who, in turn, notified firefighters and police. The two rusty objects included a small cylindrica...

Orleans, Chatham Reach Beach Management Agreement

By: Alan Pollock

Barring any tricks from Mother Nature, off-road vehicles will have access to North (Nauset) Beach this summer under a joint management agreement between Chatham and Orleans. With Chatham selectmen in attendance Wednesday, Orleans selectmen voted to approve the pact, which requires Chatham to resume patrolling its portion of the barrier beach. The one-year agreement also stipulates that Orleans will retain 75 p...

Expect To Pay More For Water

By: Tim Wood

Revenue Needed To Fund Infrastructure Improvements CHATHAM – A proposed change in the way water use is billed will increase the cost of town water between 10 and 37 percent for most households and businesses. The rate changes eliminate the current allowance of 1,000 cubic feet of water use in the basic residential minimum charge, substituting a lower minimum charge that covers the operating costs of the wat...

Senate, House Pass Short-term Rental Tax

By: Tim Wood

Long-sought Revenue Source Likely To Go Into Effect In 2019 With the backing of both the state Senate and House, it appears as if the extension of the room occupancy excise tax to include short-term room and home rentals is a done deal. Both houses of the legislature have passed bills authorizing the short-term rental tax, which would apply to summer home rentals of less than 90 days, as well as Air BnB-typ...

CHATHAM – In 1968, two and a half years after Lady Bird Johnson initiated her national beautification program, the women of the newly-formed Chatham Garden Club began to beautify Chatham by planting flowers, ornamental grasses and flowering trees. Armed with trowels, gardening gloves and watering cans, the women tended plantings in traffic islands and window boxes. And half a century later, garden club members...

Chatham Wins State Grant For Recycling Education

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — If you take the time to separate out your plastics and tin cans before pitching out the trash, you might think you’re pretty well schooled in recycling. Turns out, most people need a periodic refresher about what and how to recycle. To that end, the town has received a state grant of up to $7,500 to improve the town’s “Recycling IQ.” “We were one of the first communities on the Cape to get this,” D...

CHATHAM — Summer visitors will be able to continue to park at the old Eldredge Garage property this summer, but it’ll cost them. In what will be the town’s first experiment with paid parking in downtown Chatham, selectmen this week endorsed a plan to charge visitors – but not Chatham residents or taxpayers – to park at the town-owned site this summer. The recommendation came from the Eldredge Garage prope...