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In Blackest Day, In Brightest Night

By: Andrew Buckley

Waves barely made the slightest lap on the shore. It was a day without gulls. Ducks cruised the surface instead. The wind out of the northwest was barely a breath. Good for it, too, as the temperature had registered only 19 degrees Fahrenheit when I checked my phone this morning. Barely half an hour had crept by from my house to getting coffee to parking at the lighthouse and walking over to the stairs to the ...

Customize Moorings

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

When The Cape Cod Chronicle needed a new circulation system, we looked at what was available on the market, compared it to our needs and decided to hire some young coding wizards to build our own system. That not only got us exactly what we wanted – an interactive web-based system that allowed readers to control their own subscriptions – but at considerably less cost than existing subscription software packages. ...

Chatham Jewelers Celebrates 65 Years On Main Street

By: Debra Lawless

Last Friday Chatham Jewelers, Inc. celebrated its 65 th anniversary—a noteworthy milestone for the family-run business. Jewelry is, of course, often given as a gift to mark an occasion—an engagement, marriage, birth, birthday – or even to remember a special place, such as Chatham. Jewelry promotes romance, nostalgia, happy feelings. “That’s what we’re in—the business of sentiment,” says Scott Hamilton, pre...

Nauset High Upgrade Sought For Another 20-plus Years Of Use

By: Ed Maroney Location: Nauset Regional High School

ORLEANS — Some Massachusetts towns are struggling with the cost of replacing their high schools, with price tags reaching the hundreds of millions. Nauset Public Schools is pursuing a more conservative path, seeking to upgrade the existing Nauset Regional High School in Eastham so it can last another two decades or more. “The campus is tired,” said Superintendent Tom Conrad, who was principal of Nauset High ...

Skull Found On Atwood House Museum Grounds

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM -- A human skull thought to be more than 100 years old was found by landscapers on the grounds of the Atwood House Museum Friday morning. Workers from Luciano's Landscaping were preparing the back lawn of the Stage Harbor Road museum, owned by the Chatham Historical Society, for the winter when they came across the partially buried skull, according to museum Executive Director Danielle Jeanloz. The ...

Seniors: 'Santa Tom' Eldredge: The Real Thing

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

Go ahead. Try to pull off Tom Eldredg'e Santa beard. “Ouch! It's the real thing,” he says, with a Santa-esque belly laugh. “After all, I am a member of the International Brotherhood of Real Bearded Santas.” Eldredge, who lives in Chatham, says that he had a normal child's love of Santa Claus as a boy, but not the slightest idea that he would one day don the red suit himself. “I think like a lot of kids, ...

CHATHAM – In 1959, Morton Dean was a young reporter working for a radio station in Mount Kisco, N.Y. That summer, he decided to go someplace interesting on his vacation, someplace where news was happening so he could also file a report for his station. He flew to Miami and then got on a small plane for the short flight to Havana, Cuba. “You could still do that then,” said Dean, an Emmy Award-winning newsman wh...

30-year Evolution Of Chatham From Space

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Time-lapse images taken over a 30-year period by Landsat satellites, compiled by Google and released by Time Magazine, include a 10-second glimpse of three decades of evolution of Chatham's barrier beaches.  Chatham is among dozens of locations across the globe highlighted in the video, which was initially put together by NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey and then cleaned up and assembled into one video monta...

SOUTH CHATHAM — For adolescents and teens who are addicted to alcohol or other drugs, functioning in a regular high school can be an insurmountable challenge. Though most people aren't aware of them, Massachusetts has five “recovery high schools” that help meet the special needs of youngsters struggling to break addiction. Local advocates are now asking whether it's time for the Cape to have its own recove...

CHATHAM – The town Christmas tree at Sears Park will light up Friday evening to kick off the 38 th annual Christmas by the Sea celebration. This marks the 38 th annual holiday celebration sponsored by the Chatham Merchants Association. “It's older than I am!” said merchants president Rebecca Voelkel. There are two new elements added to the festivities this year. The first commemorative “Chatham Christm...

CHATHAM — Unbeknownst to most residents, several people have taken their own lives in the last two to three months in Chatham. In response, the Samaritans are starting a new support group at the Eldredge Library for loved ones left behind by suicide. “It's a community that's really in need right now,” said Stephanie Kelly, Executive Director of the Samaritans on Cape Cod and the Islands . The Samaritans, be...

Give A Toy, Cast A Vote!

By: Alan Pollock

Toys for older kids and teens are particularly needed, along with gift cards and monetary gifts. The toys will be distributed to local children in time for the holidays. Organizers say donations are lagging this year and contributions are needed right away. Vote early, vote often!

CHATHAM – Three and a half years years of work by Cynthia Wigren, executive director and co-founder of The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, paid off this fall when the Massachusetts Department of Transportation announced that the great white shark license plate sponsored by the non-profit group had reached the state's pre-order minimum. The new plates, with a design featuring a great white shark, two strip...

CHATHAM – Nearly two years after it dipped below 6,000, the town's official population figure has once again risen above that milestone, thanks to last month's presidential election. It's not unusual for voter registration to spike during a presidential election year, said Town Clerk Julie Smith. That in turn leads to an increase in the official count of the total number of residents in town, which is based bo...