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Our View: Examine Shoreline Solutions – Now

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

If you want to know what climate change and sea level rise looks like, just check out photos and videos from the winter storm that hit our area Jan. 4. Local officials would do well to pay attention to that preview. We've become inured to storms inundating certain areas along the coast; Chatham's Ryder's Cove floods regularly, as do a number of roadways hard by the water, including the intersection of Route 28...

Unlike many towns on Cape Cod, Chatham has always been home to one or more small grocery stores and has never lost its customers to the big chains. “Small local grocery stores are very important,” says Scott MacDonald, one of the owners of Chatham Village Market. “It’s necessary for the town. It’s not just a convenience. It works with those who need a home delivery.” Local home deliveries are just $5...

ORLEANS — Another way to apportion the cost of the planned town sewer system is gaining ground. The current phased approach would burden those in the early stages with more of the cost for the treatment plant and disposal site that will eventually be used by all sewer customers. Putting the plant and disposal costs on the tax rate, rather than paying for those facilities in part with individual betterments, cou...

ORLEANS — As you travel on Main Street from Route 28 into East Orleans, the sense of history is palpable. Many 19 th century homes line either side of the road and most are situated to preserve the open elegance of the area. Yet something is missing from this picture: a guarantee that such history and style will survive to represent one of the town's great resources. Unlike many Cape communities, Orleans ha...

Mary Power Monaghan

By: Contributed

Mary Power Monaghan Mary Power Monaghan, age 79, formerly of Chatham and Cohasset, Greenwich, Conn. and Bloomfield Hills, Mich. died Jan. 8, 2018. She was the beloved mother of Patricia Monaghan Underwood and her husband Steven of Acton, Peter Joseph Monaghan of Pontiac, Mich., Kevin Christopher Monaghan and his wife Elizabeth of Waterford, Mich., Erin Carney and her husband Tucker of Los Angeles, Calif. an...

George Robertson

By: Contributed

George Robertson             CHATHAM – George Robertson, 86, passed away on Saturday, January 6, 2018. He was born in Scotland and moved to Chatham in 1960.             He was a carpenter until retirement, and later worked at Chatham Seaside Links. He leaves behind his wife Gladys; son Keith and daughter-in-law Dayna, and grandsons Ian and Kyle, all of Glocester, R.I.; sister Freda of Chatham; brother Colin...

Carl Bernard Olson

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Carl Bernard Olson               CHATHAM - Carl Bernard Olson passed away peacefully on December 31, 2017 following a brief illness. He was 78. Born in Chatham to Reliance (Howes) and Axel Olson, Carl graduated from Chatham High School in 1957 and spent the following four years serving in the US Navy. He then received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, followed by ...

CHATHAM – Allegation of conflict of interest were leveled last week against a member of the historical commission who is proposing to demolish an 80-year-old home on Stage Harbor Road. Neighbors of 372 Stage Harbor Rd. said commission member Tim Smith was present at a Dec. 29 on-site hearing at the house and was actively advising the current homeowner while members of the commission inspected the 944-square-fo...

CHATHAM – A sculpture of the Tree of Life, a gift to the town by the Women's Club of Chatham to mark the organization's centennial, was dedicated before a cold but appreciative crowd Sunday afternoon. The steel sculpture, by local artist Faye Anderson, hangs on the wall of the Eldredge Public Library to the left of the Library Lane entrance. “This is a big milestone for us,” club president Lorraine Cocolis ...

Selectmen Vow 'Vigorous Defense' Of Skydiving

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — With federal regulators now firmly in their corner, selectmen are vowing to come out swinging when a suit brought by skydiving opponents goes to trial in March. Saying they were acting in the benefit of public transparency, the board issued a statement announcing its position following an hour-long closed-door session Monday evening. The town has been in litigation over the issue of skydiving fo...

No Special Election To Fill Vacant Selectman's Seat

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — Saying the costs simply don’t justify the benefits, selectmen Monday voted to wait until the May annual town election to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of board member Amanda Love, rather than calling a special election. “There’s a potential cost of at least $6,000 to hold a special election,” board Chairman Cory Metters said. And according to the town clerk, the earliest a special ele...

CHATHAM – About a dozen years ago, author Bernard Cornwell was asked by Monomoy Theatre Artistic Director Alan Rust to give a talk to the company on the background of Shakespeare's “Henry V.” Cornwell hadn't yet written his historical novel “Azincourt,” but knew enough about the 1415 campaign to give an authoritative presentation. Rust was impressed. “It was really quite stunning,” he said of that talk. Not lo...

Storm Surge Sweeps Little Beach

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — When Penny Haughwout sat down at her computer table to do some work Thursday morning, she noticed nothing out of the ordinary outside her condo on Starfish Lane. Her low-lying neighborhood, Little Beach, routinely gets puddles during heavy rains, and the field opposite her window becomes an impromptu duck pond. When she happened to glance up at around 11:30 a.m., she saw trouble. “When I looked up,...

Saquatucket Harbor Restaurant Plan Draws Mixed Reaction

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Town Administrator Christopher Clark told selectmen Monday night he received an email this week from another party interested in pursuing a public/private deal to locate a restaurant at Saquatucket Harbor. Clark was before the board seeking to lay out a process for how to move forward with such an arrangement. The town has had at least one other expression of interest from a private consortium for lo...