Archive

Orleans To Elect Two New Selectmen May 16

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Orleans voters go to the polls Tuesday, May 16 to decide a three-person race for two three-year terms on the board of selectmen. Below, candidates David Currier, Erik Oliver and Mefford Runyon answer questions posted by The Chronicle. The polls at the senior center on Rock Harbor Road will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.   Name: David Currier Age: 39 Occupation : Self-employed, local business owner...

ORLEANS — Town meeting kept the water quality projects ball rolling May 8, but not without deflating it a bit. Voters – the turnout was 489 - agreed to spend $2,963,560 on work in the fiscal year starting July 1, but removed $730,900 planned to take the design of a wastewater collection system for Meetinghouse Pond to 25 percent completion. They supported the proposed new DPW and Natural Resources building t...

ORLEANS — Town meeting kept the water quality projects ball rolling Tuesday, but not without deflating it a bit. Voters agreed to spend $2,963,560 on work in the fiscal year starting July 1, removing $730,900 planned to take the design of a wastewater collection system for Meetinghouse Pond to 25 percent. They supported the proposed new DPW and natural resources building that will cost $13,575,000 and signed...

Chatham Endorses Harwich Sewer Agreement

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – Voters at Monday's town meeting decided that being good neighbors – and having clean water – was more important than any shortfalls that might be contained in an inter-municipal wastewater treatment agreement with Harwich. By an overwhelming vote of 220 to 61, voters endorsed the inter-municipal agreement (IMA) that calls for up to 300,000 gallons per day of sewage from East Harwich to be treated ...

CHATHAM – The two candidates for selectman raised nearly the same amount of money in the week's leading up to today's election, with Seth Taylor's total exceeding Shareen Davis' by less than $100. Taylor spent more money Davis, however, by more than $2,500, according to campaign finance forms filed last week. SEE SETH TAYLOR'S CAMPAIGN FINANCE FORM HERE SEE SHAREEN DAVIS' CAMPAIGN FINANCE FORM HERE ...

Introducing The Mid-Week Blog

By: Tim Wood

Things have changed for weekly papers over the past few years. Not only are independent community papers like The Chronicle few and far between, but the way we gather, report and publish the news has changed as well. Our weekly cycle used to consist of a Tuesday deadline, publication on Thursday, and that was it. Today we still maintain those two touchstones, but thanks to the internet and social media, when n...

Janine E. Marjollet

By: Contributed

Janine E. Marjollet               CHATHAM – Janine E. Marjollet, 88, passed away peacefully at home on April 27, 2017.               Janine was born October 15, 1928 in Boston, the daughter of Leon and Leona (Balance) Marjollet. She was a graduate of Brookline High School and Simmons College.               Janine worked in the Advertising Department at WCRB in Waltham and at KYA Radio in San Fra...

Timothy L. Roper

By: Contributed

Timothy L. Roper                   Timothy Lee Roper of Chatham, Massachusetts passed away in his home in Chatham on February 19 th , 2017.  He was 65.                   The son of the late Eugene and Estelle Roper, Tim Roper was born in Oxford, Mississippi on September 9 th , 1951. Tim’s early childhood was spent in Memphis, middle years in Connecticut and high school in West Bloomfield, Mich. For ...

Francis J. “Franny” Lamoureux

By: Contributed

Francis J. “Franny” Lamoureux             Francis J. “Franny” Lamoureux, 70, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, April 22, 2017 in Chatham.              Born in Springfield son of the late Joseph and Katherine (Neuman) Lamoureux, he grew up in Springfield and lived in Southwick for many years before moving to Chatham.              Fran’s passion was his customers, co-workers and friends at Genden Auto...

Car Recovered From Bank Street Bog

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

HARWICH -- A crane was used to lift a BMW out of a cranberry bog off Bank Street after it left the road and plunged into a ditch running alongside the bog. The driver, who was not identified, was taken to Cape Cod Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to Deputy Fire Chief Dave LeBlanc.  The accident occurred at about 3:26 in the afternoon and kept a section of Bank Street closed for about two ...

Four-vehicle crash Closes Route 39

By: Alan Pollock

HARWICH — One person was reportedly hurt in a four-vehicle collision Wednesday afternoon. Shortly after 1 p.m., police and firefighters were called to the intersection of Route 39 and Depot Road, and found two damaged vehicles in the roadway and two more on the side of Route 39 near the roundabout at Queen Anne Road. One person was taken by ambulance to Cape Cod Hospital with unknown injuries. The driver's ...

Chatham Town Meeting Tonight

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – Discussions and compromises worked out over the past few months will likely avoid a number of potential controversies in next Monday's annual town meeting. That's not to say, however, that there won't be spirited discussion over some of the 40 articles on the warrant. Specifically, contention appears to be brewing over Article 38, which seeks approval for the selectmen to enter into an inter-municipa...

CHATHAM – The town's insurance won't cover damages being sought in a lawsuit by Skydive Cape Cod. In January, Skydive filed a lawsuit charging the town with breach of contract and civil rights violations for its failure to renew its contract to operate at Chatham Municipal Airport in 2013. The company is seeking $100,000 in damages. In an April 11 letter to the town, Stephen Hall, the attorney for Old Repub...

CHATHAM – A split school committee declined to send a letter to Monomoy Regional High School department heads apologizing for comments made at the group's March 23 meeting. The committee voted 3-2, with one member abstaining, not to send a letter apologizing for what the department heads, in a letter to the school committee, had said were violations of the committee's norms and protocols. The teachers said the...

In an unusual step, Monomoy school officials and local youth advocates are voicing concerns about “13 Reasons Why,” a series on Netflix that may be seen to romanticize teen suicide. Based on a 2007 young adult novel by Jay Asher, the video series follows a series of audio recordings a teen leaves behind for her classmates and peers explaining why she decided to kill herself. Last week, the Monomoy school distr...