Opinion

Letters to the editor, Dec. 7

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

AOC Helps With Bell-weather Recovery Editor: I have had the good fortune to lead one of the quirkiest clubs available in any high school for well over a decade. The Monomoy Ringers are a wonderful group of students who volunteer their time and talent to perform handbells throughout the community. Because we are not a regular part of the music department we rely on donations and grants to help us cover our e...

Last month I introduced the topic of the monuments that populate our town, promising to explore them in future Discovering Harwich columns, focusing on the people memorialized there, when and why their monuments were created, and what their message might be for Harwich today. In this second column I will share the information I have gleaned about the memorials that are somewhat inaccurately self-identified as ...

Our View: A Housing Opportunity

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Anyone can rent a room in their home, but while its not unusual for seniors to do so as a way to supplement their income, provide in-home personal care or just companionship, it's not the ideal solution for most young people who want a place of their own. It's debatable whether separate apartments in single-family homes would be more ideal, but the idea of allowing additional units within existing houses as a way...

Our View: Senior Center In The Woods?

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

The “cabin in the woods” scenario is now a well-worn horror movie trope. An incredibly clueless group, usually college age or 20-somethings, decamps to an isolated, dilapidated cottage despite warnings of hauntings, deranged neighbors or ancient curses. Mayhem ensues. Plunking a new Chatham senior center in the middle of the woods probably won't have the same results – as far as we know, there are no ancient b...

Writer's Block: It's Only Rock And Roll

By: Tim Wood

The recent holiday found us in northern Ohio visiting relatives. We took the opportunity to make the short trip into Cleveland and cross the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame off our list of interesting places we'd like to visit. Opened in 1995 on the shore of Lake Erie, the museum presents a striking appearance. Designed by architect I.M. Pei, it rises pyramid-shaped from a courtyard featuring the words “Long Live R...

Letters to the Editor, Nov. 30

By: Tim Wood

Mini-roundabout Best For Intersection Editor: Nobody likes the size of the Howard Stein Hudson (HSH) proposal 3 with traffic-lights and turning lanes at the Crowell Road intersection. The selectmen voted optimistically to reduce the area by “scaling” it. Although HSH say they can look into some hypothetical tweaks, it seems impractical to reduce the size enough to satisfy both the critics and the Federal ...

Join Us In 'Helping Neighbors'

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Here at The Chronicle, we don't have to look far for reasons to be thankful. We're grateful for our loyal readers, our family of fine staff and talented contributors, and the advertisers who make the whole operation possible. But this time of year, we've got an extra reason to be thankful. Each year, you – our readers – join us in supporting the Family Pantry of Cape Cod through our Helping Neighbors campaign....

Letters to the Editor, Nov. 16

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Editorial Unfair To School Com Editor: I am the parent of four students in the Monomoy Regional School District and I attend nearly every single school committee meeting. I was extremely disappointed to read The Chronicle’s editorial column last week. I find it disrespectful to the hardworking members of the school committee to characterize them as passive or as anything but extremely invested in the succ...

Andrews Buckley: A-Silvering

By: Andrew Buckley

The silver waters out Chatham Harbor, past Fool’s Channel, reflected, rippling the silver sky of this second full month of autumn. November. A month to make decisions. When the leaves have, as usual, fled the trees just prior to Halloween, letting the moonlight through at night, and the lowering angle of the sun during the narrowing days. As part of my morning routine, after Sofie catches the bus, I am down at...

Pedestrian Accommodations Key For Intersection

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

The Chatham Board of Selectmen may have been premature in choosing a preferred design for the Crowell Road-Route 28 intersection improvement project. Although discussions about the intersection have been ongoing for at least two years, it wasn't until consultants presented detailed plans for the three alternatives – a roundabout, new signals or no action – in August that interest was piqued enough to elicit the s...

Letters to the Editor, Nov. 9

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Cape Cod Is In Peril Editor: Do not close your eyes or it will be too late, if it isn’t already. The Cape is a strip of finite land with a sole source aquifer. Its beauty is both the asset and the vehicle towards its destruction. Do you think sewering is just about wastewater? It is absolutely tied to growth. There is an orchestrated multifaceted push to grow the Cape using paid employees to do so. Pleas...

Involve, Not Devolve

By: Donna Tavano

We just escaped October, National Depression Month, or did we? Daily we see more and more people complaining about their dissatisfaction with what’s swirling about them politically, socially, corporately and religiously. There are plaintive cries to advice columnists and letters to the editor reflecting a clear and present disgruntlement with the society in which we live. For some, it appears as anger borne out ...