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Letters to the Editor, March 16

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Plastic Bag Ban Not A Hit Editor: I read your passionate reporting on how some food markets were skirting the law by using heavier plastic bags instead of paper bags. I once again am wondering why this regulation was promulgated in the first place. After watching one woman picking up groceries after a paper bag broke I spoke with many cashiers and the manager who confirm that consumers universally dislik...

On Shame And Justice

By: Andrew Buckley

Everything looked exactly as it did this morning as it did yesterday. Brilliant blue sky. Yard draped in a cold, white blanket. Bracing, bone-dry wind from the west-northwest, swirling will-o-wisps of dusty snow that caught the twinkles of sun. In the teens, below zero in the stiff breeze, but the red oak in the stove kept the house cozy warm. My watch reading 7:30 a.m., and the dogs were not yet stirring beca...

Brooke Naramore Williams

By: Contributed

Brooke Naramore Williams             West Harwich - Architect Brooke Naramore Williams of Chestnut Hill and West Harwich died at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston on March 2nd. He was 58 years old and fought a courageous battle against cancer. His family would like to thank the hospital staff for the tremendous care he received during the past several months.             Williams was president ...

Dr. Forrest A. Jacobs

By: Contributed

Dr. Forrest A. Jacobs               Dr. Forrest A. Jacobs, formerly of Auburn and West Chatham died on Sunday, March 5, 2017, in New Port Richey, Fla.               He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Shirley (Holbrook); son, Glenn and his wife Leslie, of New Port Richey, Florida; two granddaughters, Tara Johnson and her husband, Robert of Tampa; Amy Gee and her husband, Brian of Toronto, Canada; ...

Kevin L. House

By: Contributed

Kevin L. House PORTLAND, Maine - Kevin L. House, 60, passed away at this home in Portland on March 2, 2017, after a brief illness. Kevin was born in Hartford, Connecticut on July 11, 1956, the third child of seven of Frank E. House III and Patty (Tighe) House. Kevin graduated from Windsor High School in 1975 and eventually made his way to Burlington, Vermont where he worked in the building eq...

Theodora E. Koepper

By: Contributed

Theodora E. Koepper                 Theodora E. Koepper died peacefully at the home of her daughter Cynthia Thompson in Acton on February 21, 2017 at the age of 94. Born in Karlsruhe, Germany, she was the daughter of Gertrude and Leo Berberich.                 She married John G. Koepper in 1942.  Shortly after he was deployed to England as part of the 8th Air Force, 389th Bombardment Group.  After the War th...

Robert Harris Wilkinson

By: Contributed

Robert Harris Wilkinson             West Harwich - Robert Harris Wilkinson of West Harwich died peacefully at Cape Cod Hospital on March 9, 2017 with his family beside him.              Bob, also well known as “Wilkee” was born on August 6, 1941 in New Haven, Conn.  He was the son of the late Bob and Ann (Fitzharris) Wilkinson.  He was the beloved husband of his wife Phyllis (Holden) Wilkinson and his daugh...

Sharon (Gentry) Cruickshank

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Sharon (Gentry) Cruickshank                   CHATHAM – Sharon (Gentry) Cruickshank passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 8 in Chatham at the age of 80.  Sharon was born in 1937, in Findlay, Ohio, to Hazel M. (Corbin) and Myles F. Gentry.                 After graduating from Port Clinton, Ohio, High School in 1955, she attended Kent State University where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree, m...

A Time Of Growth For Outer Cape Health Services

By: Alan Pollock

HARWICH PORT — Outer Cape Health Services, the region's nonprofit community health center, is on the edge of something big. The health care provider is launching a major expansion in Harwich Port, based at the former Thompson's Farm Market property at 710 Route 28. Two weeks ago, Outer Cape moved its telephone call center to the building's spacious upstairs offices, where a team of workers handled 1,100 requ...

ORLEANS — The intersection of Route 6A and West Road, the first impression many visitors have of Orleans, will send a different message in years to come.     The big barn of a building that held the Hearth 'n Kettle restaurant is being torn down, complete with its little gazebo. In its place will rise a large CVS pharmacy complete with drive-through window.     Instead of “stop and linger,” the message will be mo...

A Month Of New Works Enlivens Town Hall

By: Ed Maroney

ORLEANS — Theatergoers are familiar with the Night of New Works presented annually by the Academy Playhouse. Through March 31, you can enjoy a whole month of new works at Orleans Town Hall. The artists are sixth to 12 th graders at Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School, Nauset Regional Middle School, and Nauset Regional High School, and their art and media are as distinctive as their creators. Just inside t...

 Strong Winds, High Seas Batter Lower Cape      CHATHAM — Though barely a flake of snow fell, Tuesday's strong storm downed scores of limbs and trees and tore up east-facing portions of the shoreline with high surf.  The afternoon high tide inundated low-lying coastal areas, flooded portions of Old Wharf Road in North Chatham and splashed over Route 28 in East Harwich and South Orleans. Winds...

Acknowledging that their draft wastewater agreement with Harwich is a complex, weighty document, some Chatham selectmen are floating the possibility of deferring action until a special town meeting in the summer or fall, rather than seeking approval at the May annual town meeting. The board will likely make a decision at its March 14 meeting, but several people at their Feb. 28 session raised the possibly of d...

Historic Eldredge Garage Gives Up One More Secret

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — A downtown landmark for more than a century, the large livery barn at the former Eldredge Garage will likely go under the wrecking ball this week, deemed unsafe to use and impractical to restore. But before being reduced to rubble, the historic building had a secret treasure for preservationists. Deep in the basement of the old building, perhaps untouched for the better part of a century, was a horse...

CHATHAM – Given the uncertainty about the future of the main navigation channel into Chatham Harbor, selectmen are raising questions about sinking millions into renovations of the municipal fish pier and are looking for more flexibility in directing resources to Stage Harbor as an alternative for the town's commercial fishing fleet. Rather than move ahead with just some of the elements of a five-year waterfron...