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What does it mean to live sustainably? For Madhavi Venkatesan, the answer is simple. She defines it as “living my life everyday as though I recognize my own mortality.” As the executive director of Sustainability Practices, Venkatesan has had a huge hand in delivering the non-profit’s message about conscious consumption. Primarily, the group is raising awareness by screening films tied into the theme of sustai...

Letters to the Editor, March 29

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Look To Kennedy's Words Editor: Hear! Hear! to Anne Broderick for your “Trump Is A Real Leader” letter. Trump’s ideology of less big government interference does indeed help promote self sufficiency. Let so-called liberals look back to president Kennedy’s inauguration words, “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country,” as a point of inspiration if they have difficulty w...

Tim Wood: Students Lead The Way

By: Tim Wood

We are fortunate. We live in a state that has strong gun laws and ranks first in the nation in terms of gun safety and death rate by guns. There hasn't been a mass shooting here since 2000, when seven people were killed at Edgewater Technology in Wakefield. One of the weapons used in that incident was a variant of an AK-47 assault rifle. In 2004, when the U.S. Congress allowed an assault weapons ban put in ...

Our View: A Beneficial Tax

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

For years local officials have been discussing imposing a tax on short-term rentals as a way to even the playing field between the summer rental of private homes and hotels and motels, which now must pay a state-imposed room tax. The rooms tax is currently 5.7 percent, and local towns can add up to 6 percent, though few charge up the limit. Chatham, for instance, currently applies a 4 percent tax to hotel and mot...

Florence B. Haetinger

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Florence B. Haetinger                         Harwich-  Florence B. Haetinger, 91, died at  Broad Reach in Chatham on March 23, 2018.  Florence was born in Springfield, on November 7, 1926.   She grew up in Springfield and attended Classical High School.  She married Richard M. Haetinger in 1945.  They lived in East Longmeadow until 1979 when they bought The Tale of The Cod in Chatham. She was a member of C...

Phyllis Baker Newton

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Phyllis Baker Newton  (1923 – 2018)               Phyllis Newton, 94, of Naples, Fla. and Harwich Port, died on March 5, 2018 at Harbor Point in Centerville.                Phyllis was born on October 12, 1923 in Chicago to Marjorie Newstrom and George E. Baker.  She was married to John W. Newton (1921-2012) for sixty-four years.  They raised their family and worked in and around Boston, livi...

Nancy Yeaw

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Nancy Yeaw             Chatham - Nancy Yeaw, 80, of Chatham, passed away on March 12 at Liberty Commons.             She was predeceased by her husband, Colie Yeaw, and is survived by her sons, Coleman and John (Tigger), their wives Yumiko and Marnie, and three grandchildren Cole, Wescott and Kathrine.             She was born in Cleveland Ohio, daughter of John Wescott Blemker and Virginia Page (McBurne...

Captain Scott MacAllister has just spent weeks indoors putting an enormous amount of time, energy and money into his boat, F/V Carol Marie, but he did it happily remembering late last fall … He was in the throes of groundfish season and had been working 16-hour days, barely sleeping during the hours he had before waking up in the middle of the night to set off from the Chatham Fish Pier once again. So he ...

ORLEANS — Town meeting in May will weigh in on a variety of initiatives to address the community's needs, not least among them a commitment to continued wastewater and water quality efforts to the tune of $4.2 million. Concerned about the lack of housing for all in Orleans? You can vote to fund an affordable housing trust. Worried that the town will otherwise take too long and incur greater costs to meet its...

ORLEANS — A meeting with state legislators on the concerns of seniors last week morphed into a conversation about the Cape's aging power delivery systems. On March 16 at the senior center, state Sen. Julian Cyr and state Rep. Sarah Peake welcomed state Rep. Danielle Gregoire, House chair of the Joint Committee on Elder Affairs. Modestly admitting that she hadn't even been a member of the committee before bei...

ORLEANS — Snow Library has a lot going for it, and it's going to have a lot more going for it if the aspirations expressed at a public forum March 21 are realized. With consultant Mary Braney encouraging comments, about 20 people shared their ideas about the library's present and future. It was one of several general and targeted forums held as part of a needs assessment; another was scheduled for last night...

HARWICH PORT — Police are providing limited information about the burglary of an automatic teller machine inside the CVS Pharmacy in Harwich Port that took place during the storm-related power outage two weeks ago. “It’s still an active case,” Harwich Police Det. Sgt. Robert Brackett said. One or more suspects broke in the front door of the CVS and then went to work on the ATM, forcibly breaking in and steal...

Police Investigate ATM Burglaries

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Staff

HARWICH PORT — Police are providing limited information about the burglary of an automatic teller machine inside the CVS Pharmacy in Harwich Port that took place during the storm-related power outage two weeks ago. “It’s still an active case,” Harwich Police Det. Sgt. Robert Brackett said. One or more suspects broke in the front door of the CVS and then went to work on the ATM, forcibly breaking in and steal...

Lights Out: Recent Power Outages Raise Questions

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — Come snow, rain, wind or high water, there’s one thing on the minds of many Lower Cape residents as the latest coastal storm passes through: will the lights stay on? In what appears to have been the largest power outage since Hurricane Bob in 1991, the Cape saw nearly 120,000 people without power during the height of last week’s blizzard, with the entire town of Chatham without electrical service f...

Chatham Proposes Raising Transfer Station Fees

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — In a bid to dig out from a growing pile of bills from recycling companies, the town is seeking to increase a variety of fees at the transfer station. While the change will affect per-item charges for residents recycling old mattresses, tires and electronics, the biggest increase will be for local commercial haulers looking to bring in mixed recyclables. For those two companies, Benjamin T. Nickerso...