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Mother-Daughter Pair Bring Heart To 'The Miracle Worker'

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

Whether between a teacher and a student, a mother and a child or a reader and a story, a moment of connection can be nothing short of miraculous. From May 11 to 27, these connections and more will be celebrated as the Chatham Drama Guild presents “The Miracle Worker,” the inspiring story of the young deaf-blind Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan. The performances will be made even more special by the ...

Women's Music Festival Message: Rock Yes, Plastic No

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

It's that time of year again. On Saturday, May 12 the sixth annual Cape Cod Women's Music Festival (CCWMF) will once again light up the stage – and the outdoor tent – at The Cape Playhouse in Dennis. This year's lineup is sure to bring down the house while raising funds for Cape Wellness Collaborative (CWC) to provide free integrative therapies to those facing cancer on Cape Cod and the Islands. This year, with...

There’s nothing worse for a play to be than mediocre. Luckily, Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Trial By Jury” is anything but, a fact that holds especially true with the current performance by the Eventide Theater Company. If you haven’t heard of the Eventide Theater Company, you might not be alone; they consider themselves to be Dennis’ little secret, an unfortunate fact given the fantastic performances I witnessed o...

Letters to the Editor, May 10

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Stairway To Heaven Editor: I just received a receipt for a donation to the Eldredge Public Library. And I think I have read in The Chronicle that the current librarian is retiring. Which got me to thinking: what was the name of the Chatham librarian back in the 1940s and 1950s who was stone deaf? Stone deaf but able to hear the thoughts of anyone even thinking about climbing the old circular staircase to t...

Our View 2: McManus For Selectman

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

When Harwich voters go to the polls on Tuesday, May 15, they will have to weigh the value of experience against new candidates who have contributed little to municipal government. Our recommendation is to take the experience. Ed McManus sits on the finance committee and is a member of the Barnstable County Assembly of Delegates. He served as a selectman for 11 years, stepping down from the board when he was el...

Our View: Cocolis, Metters And Nicastro

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Chatham's town government is running pretty smoothly. Taxes are low, water is flowing, streets are paved, and trains, so to speak, are running on time. We understand as much as anyone that things aren't perfect; the shoreline is a mess, spending could be reined in, and there are some big projects on the horizon, which will need steady guidance from the top. It seems to us this isn't the time to disrupt the system...

Paula Parker Raye

By: Contributed

Paula Parker Raye                 Paula, beloved wife of John Raye, to whom she was happily married for over 53 years passed on May 2, 2018 at home in Chatham.   They were life partners who cherished, respected, loved and challenged each other.  John was by her side every moment until her death.  Family was everything to her and she was deeply loved by the many generations: Kimberly Raye Woolley & Peter Wo...

Edith Hardy

By: Contributed

Edith Hardy                 Edith Hardy went gracefully home on April 5, 2018 at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, Plymouth in the presence of loving family members.  A service to celebrate her life will be held at The Redemption Rock Church, Rte. 137, S. Chatham this Saturday, May 12 th at 10 a.m. with brunch to follow.

Jean Anderson (Allison) Young

By: Contributed

Jean Anderson (Allison) Young                 Jean Anderson (Allison) Young died May 1, 2018 at Cape Cod Hospital from complications of lung cancer.  Surrounded by nearby family, the end was peaceful, swift and filled with love.                 Jean was born a month premature in Minneapolis, Minnesota on June 1, 1945.  She spent her life trying to catch up with herself.                  She was the d...

Seniors Invited To Have 'Pizza With The Police'

By: Debra Lawless

Like pizza? Have questions you’d like to ask the Chatham police and police chief? Your chance to enjoy pizza while getting your questions answered will come during an informal luncheon called “Pizza with the Police” on May 11 at the Chatham Council on Aging (COA). “This is one of our community interactions that we do,” says Chatham Police Chief Mark R. Pawlina. And “what gets people together more than anyth...

ORLEANS — Town meeting was in a mood to approve some big-ticket items Monday night, including a $37.1 million operating budget for the town and schools and $4.2 million for continued work on water quality projects, but members were downright penny-pinching when it came to raising fees. The meeting voted down the finance committee's proposal to review all fees annually with an eye toward eventually bringing t...

ORLEANS — Some of the promises made at this week's town meeting will have to be kept right away. On Monday, voters said they wanted to spend $4.2 million to advance water quality projects, $450,000 to fund Other Post-Employment Benefits obligations, $275,000 to seed a new affordable housing trust, and $175,000 for a master plan to relocate facilities at Nauset Beach. Next Tuesday, they'll have to confirm tho...

ORLEANS — Town meeting was in a mood to approve some big-ticket items Monday night, including a $37.1 million operating budget for the town and schools and $4.2 million for continued work on water quality projects, but members were downright penny-pinching when it came to raising fees. The meeting voted down the finance committee's proposal to review all fees annually with an eye toward eventually bringing t...

Darrel Palm

By: Contributed

Darrel Palm     Darrel “Dewey” Palm, 59, passed away on Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 at his home in Brewster.     He was the beloved son of Sally Palm, loving partner of Irene Gallant, brother to Tracy Moss, uncle to Trevor and Kelley Moss and loving father of Jeffrey Palm, Amanda Palm and Jay Grenier. He had four beautiful grandchildren: Jordan, Nevaeh, Riley and Cullen. Darrell was predeceased by his father Lee ...

Parker Newhall Chick Jr.

By: Contributed

Parker Newhall Chick Jr.             CHATHAM - Parker Newhall Chick Jr., 85, of Chatham, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 26, 2018 after a long illness. He was the beloved husband of Priscilla (Freeman) Chick for over 64 years. He is predeceased by his parents Parker Chick Sr. & Katharine (Pearson) Chick, and his beloved brother Peter Chick of Tacoma, Wash. ...

Carol Ann Jefferson, 77

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Carol Ann Jefferson, 77                 HARWICH – Carol Ann (Vaughan) Jefferson loving wife, mother, mother-in-law, sister and grandmother died on Thursday, April 26th at Boston Medical Center after a long battle with multiple illnesses.  She was the daughter of Theodore and Florence Vaughan formally of Carver and Cohasset.                 Carol is survived by her daughter Cheryl Pichel and husband Philip P...