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Political Insensitivity

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

By: Contributed

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

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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

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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

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            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...

VIDEO: Hermine Brings Wind, Rain To Region

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 ...

Mary G. Cushing

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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...

RESTORING MONOMOY LIGHT

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...

CHATHAM — The feature film “The Finest Hours” is a tale of survival against tall odds. So it's appropriate that a special Sept. 15 showing of the film will be raising money for Tyra Pacheco, who survived a June 17 helicopter crash near Crow's Pond. “The fact that she survived is a miracle unto itself,” said Casey Sherman, co-author of the book that became the Disney movie. Working with a group of local real ...

CHATHAM – Town officials and representatives of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are scheduled to meet today to discuss a proposed memorandum of understanding regarding the western boundary of the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge. There may be some give on the part of the federal agency in the latest draft of the memorandum of understanding (MOU). Scott Kahan, regional chief of the National Wildlife Refuge S...

Orca Pod Spotted Off Chatham

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – A video taken by a group of tuna fishermen about a dozen miles east of Chatham shows a pod of orcas swimming alongside the boat. It's the second sighting of a killer whale off the town's coast this summer. The video was shot by Alex Wyckoff aboard the Fish Box out of Pleasant Bay on Tuesday. At least four orcas, females and juveniles, can be seen in the waters around the boat and swam along the boat ...

WEST HARWICH — There is restoration activity taking place at the former Bishop's Terrace restaurant on Route 28 here. The activity has raised some eyebrows because the historic structure has sat vacant for more than three years. The work is reportedly being done to get the structure ready to be sold. The building, which according to tax records dates from 1778, was built by Job Chase, who owned the land fro...