Chatham is more than sharks when it comes to science. At Wellfleet Bay Mass Audubon’s 22nd annual Cape Cod Natural History Conference at Cape Cod Community College last weekend, a number of projects relevant to the area were discussed. Mark Borelli of the Center for Coastal Studies discussed the use of cutting edge mapping from two small craft with shallow drafts, each equipped with two methods of using sonar,...
By: Cape Cod Chronicle
Monomoy Regional District News The Monomoy Regional School District provides an integrated preschool program at Chatham and Harwich elementary schools that is designed to meet the requirements of the special needs preschool population as well as other preschool children from the community. Application for the admission for children with and without special needs considerations will be take place on Wednesday...
By: Cape Cod Chronicle Staff
Historically, the entrance to Chatham Harbor – and the infamous “Chatham Bar” that must be crossed to access the entrance – has shifted back and forth from relatively benign to downright dangerous. Right now it's in the dangerous phase, not atypical for the fall and winter months, although this iteration is more hazardous than usual due to numerous factors, including the channel pushing hard against the outer sho...
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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...
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 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 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 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 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 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 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...
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...
By: Ed Maroney
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...
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...