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Letters to the Editor, April 27

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

A Candidate Who Looks Out For All Editor: I urge Chatham voters to consider Seth Taylor in the coming election. He is a fiercely independent Chatham man who, when he speaks out strongly and clearly for what he thinks is best for the town, has been a voice for those of us who do not wish to see outside business interests that are destroying Chatham’s soul in their ongoing efforts to take over and rapac...

Centerfield

By: John Whelan

“Put me in coach, I’m ready to play, today Put me in coach, I’m ready to play today Look at me, I can be centerfield.”   I’ve heard John Fogarty’s “Centerfield” about 20 times in the past two weeks. Fogarty, lead singer of the Creedence Clearwater Revival, wrote a great song. It has become one of baseball’s anthems along with “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.” Spring is here, and spring and baseball are s...

Support Wastewater Articles

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

We cherish our shoreline. It is the beautiful sand beaches and ocean waters that have drawn so many of us to Cape Cod; for the long-timers, it is one of the reasons generations of families remain. Take a dive into most of the clear freshwater ponds and when you surface you know how fortunate we are to live here. Walking along the miles of ocean shoreline makes us thankful for its preservation. We have an obligati...

Nancy Ann Harrington West

By: Contributed

Nancy Ann Harrington West CONCORD, N.C. - Nancy Ann Harrington West passed away in Concord, N.C. on April 20, 2017.                   Born March 9, 1930 in Lexington, MA, the daughter of the late Gladys T. and Edward T. Harrington, she was preceded in death by her husband, Don G. West, in 1994 and is survived by her son, Steven Edward West, and his wife, Susan Tucker West, of Chatham and by her sister Ph...

Christina Elisa Holmes

By: Contributed

Christina Elisa Holmes Christina Elisa Holmes, 45, of North Chatham passed away on Monday, April 10, 2017, following a long struggle with cancer: a battle of courage.               Christina was the beloved wife of Thomas C. Holmes and mother of Thomas J. Holmes and Lilliana M. Holmes. She was born in Watertown, Connecticut on March 28, 1972 to Gennaro and Anne Romano of North Chatham and Watertown, Conn...

ORLEANS — More than 500 Cape Codders experienced a sort of therapy session April 20 for what U.S. Sen. Ed Markey called “PTSD: Post Trump Stress Disorder.” Markey and U.S. Rep. Bill Keating took the stage in the Nauset Regional Middle School auditorium with a fighting spirit and insights into the political process, including the likely bipartisan rejection of many of the president's proposed budget cuts. The...

Two Perish In High Seas Ship Explosion

By: Staff Reports and Contributors

BOSTON — Two men died following an explosion and fire aboard a 623-foot cargo ship on the Atlantic high seas Monday morning. At approximately 7 a.m., the captain of the Marshall Islands-flagged bulk carrier Tamar contacted watchstanders at the Coast Guard command center reporting an explosion in the ship’s forward storeroom. He also reported the explosion killed one crewmember and three suffered massive burns ...

Stalemate On Route 28 Plan

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — A deadlocked board of selectmen Tuesday failed to endorse the continuation of the West Chatham Route 28 reconstruction project. The vote sends a fresh signal to state officials that the board is divided on the plan, but by itself, it does nothing to stop the project from going forward. Chairman Jeffrey Dykens said board member Seth Taylor called on him to recuse himself from the vote because his wi...

HARWICH – Complaints against two Monomoy Regional School Committee members remain unresolved after both declined to acknowledge that they'd violated the group's conduct policy. Karen Ryder and Sharon Stout were accused by fellow committee member Nancy Scott and eight Monomoy Regional High School department heads of violating sections of the committee's norms and protocols at a March 23 meeting. During a curric...

Supporting The Next Generation Of Fishermen

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — For many years, fighting for a sustainable commercial fishery meant ensuring that there were enough fish in the sea to support the industry. A new sustainability initiative seeks to ensure that, years from now, there are enough fishermen. Though fishing is often a family business, there's never been a coordinated, nationwide effort to train, educate and support the next generation of commercial fis...

CHATHAM — Though they weren't ready to sign a check, selectmen last week gladly signed a letter once again opposing the use of pesticides to control vegetation along Eversource power line rights-of-way. The campaign is being organized by the group Protect Our Cape Cod Aquifer (POCCA), which is also asking Cape towns to contribute to a legal fund. Laura Kelley, president of POCCA, is visiting towns around the C...

Southern Sharks Showing Up On Sharktivity App

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy's Sharktivity smartphone app is usually pretty quiet during the winter and early spring months. The white sharks that visit Cape waters during the summer are usually long gone by the new year, and the first sightings of the season usually don't happen until June. It may have come as a surprise, then, when notifications of shark detections began showing up on the a...

CHATHAM – Especially during Friday nights in the summer, when the Chatham Band performs at nearby Kate Gould Park, the north side of Chatham Bars Avenue is lined with vehicles, many of them parked up against a stockade fence along property owned by Chatham Bars Inn. Planning Board member Robert Dubis wants to make sure those parking spaces aren't lost under a new proposal by the inn to use the former bowling a...

CHATHAM – Architecturally, the Eldredge Public Library stands out on Main Street both for its uniqueness – its Renaissance/Romanesque Revival style is unlike anything else in town – and the nearly pristine state of preservation of the original 1886 building. Upon close inspection, however, some of the details of the building have suffered with age. Specifically, the sills, sashes and windows in the 131-year-ol...

HARWICH — The planning board endorsed the proposed temporary moratorium on the sale and distribution of recreational marijuana in a public hearing this past week after receiving testimony from Police Chief David Guillemette and Sgt. Robert Brackett. At the onset of the hearing, Planning Board member Joseph McParland sought confirmation the town voted negatively last November on the state ballot question that a...