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Fighting Phone Scams

By: Tim Wood

We hear frequently from readers and authorities about various phone scams in our area. Last week, The Chronicle received one of these calls from someone purporting to be from Eversource regarding an outstanding bill. When questioned, the caller hung up; when we rang the number on the caller ID, the person answering said only that we'd reached a corporation in Avon. Not everyone can identify the clues of today'...

Seeking Silence In Harwich

By: Russ Allen

Deciding where to live can be daunting. Sometimes we relocate for reasons beyond our control; other moves are based on employment opportunities, lower costs of living, affordable housing, school systems, security, closeness to family, or a long-term desire to live in a place like Cape Cod. We weigh factors such as medical resources, proximity to shopping locations, or the availability of plumbers, electricians, o...

Letters To The Editor, June 2

By: Tim Wood

Special Recognition For Generous Friend Editor: Thank you so much for the article about my most special excursion to Washington, D.C. It was with chagrin, however, that I realized there was no mention of Reese Hines, my special friend Ana Smythe’s husband, also a retired Marine Corps colonel. Reese, like Ana, could not have been more gracious and generous with his time. He welcomed us into their home and de...

Ann Ailes Lax

By: Tim Wood

Ann Ailes Lax, 85, passed away peacefully May 7, in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends. Ann was born in Shaker Heights and moved to the Chagrin Valley with her loving husband of 59 years, Robert (now deceased). Along the way they also fell in love with Chatham and spent many happy and cherished times there as well. Their marriage of 59 years inspired us in its love a...

Lawrence J. Schatzlein

By: Tim Wood

HARWICH -    Lawrence J. Schatzlein,  93,  died May 25  at the Emerson Health and Rehabilitation Center in Emerson, N.J. He resided in Harwich for 19 years.  Formerly he lived in Garden City, LI, N.Y. After graduating from Notre Dame in 1944, he served as a Naval Officer in World War II  and in 1951 served as a Naval Officer in the Korean War.  He was retired from Uniroyal where he worked as a salesman for ...

Carlton M. Woods Jr.

By: Tim Wood

Carlton M. Woods Jr. (Bud), 93, passed away on May 26, 2016. He was born in 1923 in Boston, the son of Marion H Woods and Carlton M Woods. He graduated from Tabor Academy in Marion in 1941, Bowdoin College in 1945 and Tufts Dental School in 1951. He served in World War ll in the US Army Signal Corps and was stationed in India for several of those years. In 1951, after his marriage to Nancy Cheyne, he star...

With the Zika virus continuing to generate headlines – and threatening to derail the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio – it's not hard to understand why local officials have had inquiries about the risk on Cape Cod. Public health officials and entomologists say they have received calls from Cape Codders concerned about contracting the Zika virus from mosquitoes. While the two species of mosquitoes that carry Zika a...

Monomoy School News

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National Honor Society Induction Ceremony Congratulations to all current and new members to MRHS's National Honor Society. A beautiful NHS induction ceremony was held at MRHS on May 18. This is a hard earned, well-deserved honor and we appreciate your efforts. Thank you to all the parents, family members, teachers, community members and administration that turned out for the event. A special thank you to NH...

“Good things happen to those who wait.” Those were the words of Chairman of Selectmen Jeffrey Dykens at Sunday's dedication of the town's new $11 million fire station. Nobody knows that better than Deputy Fire Chief Peter Connick. When he was hired by the department in 1979 and was shown around the then-27-year-old building, he was told they'd be getting a new station. “They were right,” he said, standing i...

'The Finest Hours' DVD Released

By: Tim Wood

Now you can watch the daring adventures of Bernie Webber and the crew of the CG36500 in your own home. The DVD and Blu-ray disc of the Disney Studios Film “The Finest Hour” was released on Tuesday. The disc not only includes the full theatrical version of the film detailing the rescue of the crew of the tanker Pendleton off Chatham's east coast in 1952, but many extras as well. They include “Against All Odds: The...

HARWICH ─ It was a night of stellar lacrosse play, burgers on the barbie, and for some a trip down memory lane as Monomoy Regional High School hosted a special fundraiser last Friday night to support the building of the school's eagerly anticipated concession stand. Monomoy Girls Strong Against Nantucket The Monomoy-Cape Tech girls coop lacrosse team kicked off the evening with a spirited match against Nant...

CHATHAM – Chatham Bars Inn has been ordered to stop using the former Chatham Bowling Alley building on Chatham Bars Avenue that it purchased last year. The conservation commission also issued a stop work order to halt paving work on the south side of the building that was within 100 feet of a wetland and had not been permitted. The inn has reportedly been using the former bowling alley building at 45 Chatha...

CHATHAM — Imagine this logistical nightmare: 18 tons of building supplies need to be delivered to a remote island. Boats are impractical, and federal law keeps you from using forklifts or other heavy equipment on the beach. What do you do? You call in military air support. On Friday and Monday, a Jayhawk rescue helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod made nine trips from a staging area at Har...

CHATHAM – For the families of commercial fishermen, there's always that little trepidation in the back of the mind whenever someone is out on the water. Fishing can be a dangerous occupation, and nature is not always cooperative. Although its practicality can be debated, there's no doubt that participating in a blessing of the fleet helps ease those concerns. “It helps all of us, the families, to know that ...

CHATHAM – Preservation advocates are upset about the demolition of an historic West Chatham home over the weekend. Although under the jurisdiction of the historic business district commission, the 150-year-old home at 1610 Main St. was torn down without any historic review after Building Commissioner Justin Post determined it was unsafe and dangerous. A demolition permit was filed on May 10 by owner Eastwar...

CHATHAM – The controversial West Chatham Roadway Design project along Route 28 is likely to be delayed by at least one year. The project to improve a 1,700-foot stretch of the highway between Barn Hill Road and George Ryder Road was originally included with state highway projects slated for construction for this year. Due to the time it will take to secure rights-of-way, however, the project is being moved to ...