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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

By: Contributed

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...

CHATHAM – The only thing certain about the fate of an iconic Shore Road home is that it will continue to exist in its present state for at least the next 18 months. After unanimously agreeing that the 91-year-old house, whose official address is 233 Seaview St., is historically significant, the commission voted Tuesday to impose an 18-month demolition delay on the structure. Owners Ronald and Ann Cami of San F...

CHATHAM – Toxic algae has closed several freshwater ponds on Cape Cod in recent years, including Harwich's Hinckley's Pond in 2009. So far Chatham's ponds have not been impacted, and a new testing program aims at providing a warning if that changes. Volunteers are being sought to help collect water quality samples from five ponds this summer. Testing for cyanobacteria – the organism that causes the blue-green ...

CHATHAM — Because of an apparent miscommunication, an article seeking to renew the Monomoy Regional School agreement was not included on Chatham's annual town meeting warrant and will have to wait until next year. Fortunately, the revised agreement doesn’t include any weighty changes, so the postponement doesn’t pose a problem, Superintendent of Schools Scott Carpenter said. At first, it seemed the revisi...