Opinion

Letters to the Editor, May 18

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

  Candidate Should Be Recognized Editor: The Chronicle, of course, has the absolute right to endorse the selectman candidate of its choice. What I object to, in your editorial of May 3 is your lack of acknowledgment of the other candidate in this race. Seth Taylor is a hard-working, sometimes-too-outspoken advocate for many in Chatham whose voice would otherwise go unheard. He is diligent in seeking all...

Rose-colored Fences

By: Andrew Buckley

I don’t know their species. They are roses. They’ve always been there, from my earliest memories. I could look them up, I suppose, on the pretext of seeing what they need to thrive. But they thrive on their own, more or less, with a little maintenance. They stretch along the split rail fence that runs up from the grassy end of Water Street, near the slope down to the Mill Pond. The only break is at the drivewa...

Mid-Week Blog: Shopping List Mania

By: Tim Wood

When it comes to downtown shopping district, there's no doubt – and we'll admit to being biased here – Chatham has the best on the Cape. And perhaps beyond, an opinion we apparently are not alone in sharing. Lsst week USA Today released its “10 Great American Shopping Streets,” and sharing the list along with shopping districts in Columbus, Ohio, Delray Beach, Fla., Pasadena, Calif, and Denver, Colo., was litt...

Ballantine And Howell

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Ballantine And Howell   At last week's Harwich Town Meeting, outgoing Selectmen Peter Hughes and Angelo LaMantia were recognized for their combined 24 years of public service to Harwich. With their departure there will be a major absence of experience on the board. The three remaining selectmen – Michael MacAskill, Jannell Brown and Julie Kavanagh – have a total of five years of service on the board and a l...

Practical Solutions in Unsettled Times

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Hasty action seems to be the rule of the day in Washington, where sweeping legislation is rushed through to meet an artificial deadline. Fortunately, that's not the case with the menu of ballot questions awaiting Orleans voters on May 16. They'll find five items that have been well vetted by town officials and, as of Monday night, by town meeting. That body said yes to a new DPW/natural resources facility, to ...

Letters to the Editor, May 11

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Against Chatham Marijuana Sales Editor: As a citizen of Chatham, I hope no one is interested in having a pot shop in our town. There are enough drug and alcohol problems on Cape Cod. We do not need to add to them. Carol Cummings Chatham   Sewer Plan Unaffordable. Editor: The question is how much will the Harwich wastewater plan really cost. Harwich Selectmen claim the next two phases of th...

Treasure Under Our Toes

By: Donna Tavano

Our son had his hands full that dreary early spring day a few weeks ago. Mom was working, there was no school, the kids were bickering, and the dogs were being their usual annoying selves, having been cooped up for too long. The walls closed in and nature beckoned. He marshaled the motley group together and deftly herded a pug, a huge chocolate lab and a five and seven year old (who could have used some tethers ...

Introducing The Mid-Week Blog

By: Tim Wood

Things have changed for weekly papers over the past few years. Not only are independent community papers like The Chronicle few and far between, but the way we gather, report and publish the news has changed as well. Our weekly cycle used to consist of a Tuesday deadline, publication on Thursday, and that was it. Today we still maintain those two touchstones, but thanks to the internet and social media, when n...

Shareen Davis

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Anyone who heeds the call to municipal service and runs for office should be praised for their willingness to put in the time and effort to serve and place themselves in the often unforgiving public eye. At a time when politics, both at the national and local levels, has become so divisive, all candidates should be recognized for putting their community first and contributing toward the greater good. In any el...

Letters to the Editor, May 4

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Playing The 'Revenue' Card Editor: Plans for landside improvements at Saquatucket Harbor continue to change. The $5 million engineering estimate on the first plan was almost 70 percent over what was expected. There are still plenty of ways to bring the price down even more. However, what some proponents are saying is that since the Harbors generate about $1 million in revenue, then they, the harbormaster de...

Harwich Under Water?

By: Russ Allen

According to scientists and scientific research, by the year 2100 the entire shoreline of Cape Cod will be reduced by 100 feet on all sides by a rise in sea levels resulting from human-created climate change. Further losses will result from erosion caused by increasingly severe weather and some streams and ponds, and parts of the Cape's aquifer will be contaminated by seawater. Provincetown will become an island....

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...