Letters to the Editor, Aug. 10

Overpass For Harwich Port?


All summer long, we encounter interminable traffic delays driving through Harwich Port center due to frequent pedestrian crossings, resulting in 10, 20, even 40 cars burning gasoline to allow one pedestrian to cross the street. 

I would  propose one or more overpass walkways in the center of Harwich Port, thus allowing people to cross safely and quickly, and making for a significantly smoother flow of traffic through town.

Robert D. Aron

West Harwich

Dredge Should Take Precedence


What is to stop the federal government from passing any law that affects the livelihood of many individuals? Where is the line drawn? At some point towns have to take back their rights. We have been very successful working with Orleans on Nauset. Local communities, not the federal government, are successful. The town is best positioned to manage the Monomoy asset. The citizens have local knowledge, extensive experience and a vested interest in sustainability. We need to reduce the governments demand of extension. When I read about the new break and dredging I became a bit annoyed that nothing is done because of the boundary dispute. A weak and faulty argument. We should act, because I believe lives could be at risk. A town/federal dispute shouldn’t trump a single human life.

George Khalil


Library Depends On Community Support


We would like to express our appreciation to all those who helped to make the South Chatham Library's Book and Bake Sale a success. We are grateful to patrons and friends who supported our efforts and those who helped by donating fine books and puzzles as well as the wonderful bakers who contributed to the bake sale. We greatly appreciate the efforts of those who helped in setting up and cleaning up after the event and to those who bought at the sale. We are fortunate to be part of such a supportive community.

Judy Buchanan

John Curran

South Chatham Library


Cottage Still Good To Go


My sincere thanks to Alain deVergie and Larry Sampson for their fond memories of summers spent at our “We Like It” cottage in South Chatham.  My grandparents built the “We Like It” in the 1930s long after, according to Mr. deVergie, rumrunners stored illegal booze there.  By the way, the “little inn at the top of the hill” belonged to my father’s mother’s sister and was known as Cockle Cove Inn.  The “We Like It” cottage is now one of three we rent to those who would like an old fashioned Cape Cod experience. 


George Metters

South Chatham