Some people don't enjoy talking about what they do for a living. Tom Daley, Director of Public Works for the Town of Orleans isn't one of them. He loves his job and he'll happily tell you why. It has just a little bit to do with the ability to get things done. Since graduating from UMass Lowell in 1986 with a Civil Engineering degree, Daley has made it is goal to get things done, beginning with his first job w...
By: Jennifer Sexton
From Sept. 15 to Oct. 16, Cape Rep will present a ghostly tale which has left audiences breathless in London's West End since it opened in 1987, making it the second longest-running non-musical production in that district's history. Arthur Kipps, a middle-aged solicitor, is tormented by an episode from his past when he is visited by a terrifying figure in black while settling the estate of an elderly recluse...
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Four-way Stop Safest Solution Editor: Having witnessed firsthand one of the many collisions at the intersection of Pleasant Bay Road and Route 39 and experienced the frequent congestion that this intersection creates, it seems a simple, effective and inexpensive way to increase the safety of this intersection is to create a four-way stop. Adding two stop signs requires no land taking, slows traffic in all d...
By: Donna Tavano
We’ve all seen the news clips of phone texters so intently focused they stumble into mall fountain pools and catapult over curbs. And we are equally familiar with the stereotype of video gamers who isolate themselves, never straying from the couch as they play disturbingly violent video games. A new phenomenon has arisen, a video game which draws its users outside, into the fresh air, to local landmarks, ...
By: Paulette Fehlig
Cape Codders won't be surprised to learn that this summer has been historically hot and dry. In fact, all of Massachusetts and most of New England has been in a moderate to extreme drought. The Boston Globe: "In the 136 years scientists have been tracking global temperatures, there has never been a warmer month than this July, according to a new NASA report. It was the 10th consecutive month of record warmth, mak...
By: The Cape Cod Chronicle
We love the First Amendment. We're all for both freedom of the press and freedom of speech; without either we'd be out of business. But like any freedom or rights, its application must be tempered by common sense. There's a local example that fails on that count, startlingly so. Every once and a while a controversy flares up over the location of political signs. In Chatham a few years ago, the town ordered tha...
Kathryn Richtmyre, 93 Kathryn Smith Richtmyre of Chatham, age 93, passed away at home on Aug, 18, 2016, with her family at her side and under the care of the staff of Visiting Nurse Hospice. She had been ill for about a month. Born in Orange, N.J., to Woodruff and Emily Herr Smith, she lived in northern New Jersey until she and her husband, the late William Conard Richtmyre, moved to Chatham in 1996. ...
George Hotchkiss Wightman, died peacefully at his home in Boxford surrounded by his family, on Friday August 26, 2016 after a long illness. Born in Boston on June 5, 1953, George grew up in Wayland, the son of beloved parents, William and Sally Wightman. He was the proud 11 th generation namesake of George Wightman who left England in pursuit of opportunity and settled in Wickford, R.I. in 1654. George ha...
Florence Hackman Daughter of Jacob and Jennie Hackman. Born in Bristol, Conn., 1924. A graduate of the University of Connecticut. Graduate degrees from Boston University and Yale University. Began business career on Wall Street in 1947. The first woman to reach vice presidential level at the Hartford Insurance Group. Among the first thirty women to be granted the Chartered Financial Analy...
Stephen Thomas Donohue was born January 11, 1921 in Minneapolis Minn. To Joseph and Margaret Mary (Morgenstern) Donohue. He passed away Friday August 26, 2016 at N.Y. Presbyterian Cornell hospital at the age of 95 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers: Joseph and wife Agnes, Frances (Bud) and wife Sally, Edward (EJ) and wife Verna, and sister Margar...
By: Cape Cod Chronicle
Tuesday update : Storm damage from Hermine has been very light. Trees and branches were downed in several locations overnight, including Barn Hill Road and Crow's Pond Road in Chatham and Cedardale Road in Pleasant Lake. A tree went through the roof of a house in Brewster, and the high winds caused a number of boats to drag their moorings in Nantucket Harbor. According to the National Weather Service ...
Obituary for Mary G. Cushing, my wife, 1929-2016. Our wonderful Mary left us on August 9, due to a sudden illness. Mary was the light of the lives of myself and our two sons, Hugh and Evan. Fortunately, they were able to be at her bedside when she died. Mary was a remarkable person, bright, loving, curious, active and warm. Everybody we knew came to love her. Her main strength was an iron-clad will to...
President Barack Obama is many things to many people. Depending upon your ideological outlook, he's either a whip-smart leader and unifier or a conniving dissembler. He's either ruined America or made the country stronger and more prosperous. In short, he's either the best or worst president ever. “The Best 'Worst President'” happens to be the title of a new book written by a former Cape Codder and illustrated...
CHATHAM – Residents will have an opportunity to comment and make suggestions on landscaping that will go along with the West Chatham Roadway Project at a public meeting to be held by the planning board and historic business district commission. For the past year, a private ad hoc committee has been working with town staff on landscaping to accompany the Route 28 roadway construction project, but Selectman Cory...
By: Tim Wood
Two-week Project Renovates Historic Keeper's House On Remote Island CHATHAM – The early morning boat ride includes two U.S. Fish and Wildlife staffers, two electricians, four plastic fuel containers, two water containers, four giant rolls of insulation, various equipment, backpacks and one reporter. Everything squeezes onto the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge's 23-foot Parker for a choppy 20-minute, seve...