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Russ Allen: Strangers In Our Midst?

By: Russ Allen

Recently overheard in a nearby store: Local man (with a tone of disgust): “Well – they’re here again. I saw them yesterday.” Store owner: “Who?” Local man: “Them. They had bicycles on the back of their car.” The local man: a retired resident of the Cape. Them: Visitors. Tourists. Early vacationers. People he was not terribly happy to see. Was he thinking as he spoke, “I wish they would close those bri...

Prepare For Sea Level Rise

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Even climate change skeptics can't dispute the evidence which shows that regional sea level rose approximately one foot over the last century. That's the highest rate in 3,000 years, according to a recent study on sea level rise in Pleasant Bay conducted by the Center for Coastal Studies in Provincetown under the auspices of the Pleasant Bay Alliance. In another century we may be nostalgic for that historic sea l...

The Alzheimer’s Family Support Center of Cape Cod is offering new free support groups for people with MCI or early-stage Alzheimer’s/dementia disease, and for their caregivers. The groups, which run simultaneously, will take place on the Cape Cod Hospital campus every third Tuesday of the month from 5:30 to 7 p.m. People with MCI will meet in the Cape Cod Medical Center Board Room, while caregivers meet in the Ca...

ORLEANS — The Cape Cod cottage is a recognized architectural style, and Cape Cod artists are recognized as individual stylists. Put them together and you have the community known as Artist Cottages at Orleans Market Square. The sheds clustered off Old Colony Way may be more utilitarian than the standard Cape, but the creators inhabiting them this summer have their own distinctive takes on a wide range of med...

ORLEANS — Cape Codders are invited to show their support for the nationwide March for Truth June 3 by gathering on the Boston Common from 2 to 5 p.m. or at the Orleans-Eastham rotary from noon to 2 p.m. The Our Revolution Cape Cod Affiliate has joined forces with Lower Cape Indivisible to encourage a big turnout. Our Revolution, a national organization that grew out of the Bernie Sanders campaign, lists thre...

ORLEANS — Standing in the cold rain and gusty winds was a small sacrifice for a crowd of residents who gathered Monday to commemorate Memorial Day. The ceremony began under a tent at the Orleans Yacht Club, where a bouquet of flowers was dropped into Town Cove to remember veterans of the U.S. Navy and the Coast Guard. Gen. Jimmy Dishner, USAF Ret., offered a prayer giving thanks for those “who gave their liv...

Hi I'm Kat and I was a Facebook addict. (All together now, “Hi Kat.”) Until recently when I did something that in this day and age is probably considered shocking. I disabled my Facebook page, at least for a while. The truth behind my decision is as simple as it is complex. I have depression. For those who aren't familiar, depression goes beyond feeling "meh" or "blah." It can mean difficulty just waking up in...

When they signed up for an Honor Flight trip to Washington, D.C., three local World War II veterans expected to see the memorials, swap a few stories and spend time thinking about the friends they made and lost a lifetime ago. They didn't expect the outpouring of love and thanks they received from hundreds of complete strangers. The three Chatham residents, Ian Mott and Robert and Dorothy Raymond, found out ...

Pleasant Bay and the Nauset Barrier Beach system will survive sea level rise, but not without potentially significant impacts. With a projected sea level rise of between 1.2 and 2.9 feet, Pleasant Bay could lose one quarter to one half of its 392 acres of landside intertidal resource area by 2100, according to a new report from the Pleasant Bay Alliance. Revetments along the inner shore will exacerbate the los...

'Pier To Plate' Puts Skate, Dogfish On The Menu

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — It's strange but true: locally-caught dogfish and skate can be easier to find on the menu in Europe and Asia than in restaurants here on Cape Cod. That's despite the fact that they're plentiful, delicious, and make up most of the catch landed by the local fishing fleet. A new effort launching this weekend, called  Pier to Plate , aims to change that by promoting these "under-loved" fish varieties.  ...

CHATHAM — Next month, residents and visitors will have a unique chance to learn more about Chatham's working waterfront, while they savor the fresh seafood and libations the town has to offer. The nonprofit Fishing Partnership Support Services , which made a name for itself by helping fishing families obtain health insurance and other kinds of assistance, is sponsoring the first-ever Chatham Port Tour and S...

West Chatham Roadway Project Gets Green Light

By: Alan Pollock

BARNSTABLE — Over the concerns raised by vocal critics, a key regional panel Monday approved a transportation plan that includes the West Chatham Route 28 Roadway Project. The vote by the Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) essentially ensures funding for the roadway reconstruction, which includes the installation of roundabouts at Barn Hill Road and George Ryder Road and elimination of the cen...

More than 50 decorated sharks were set up in Kate Gould Park Friday as part of the Chatham Merchants Association's annual Sharks in the Park exhibit.  The five-foot sharks will remain on display in the park until the end of June, when they will move to the front lawn of the Eldredge Public Library.  SEE A GALLERY OF SHARKS IN THE PARK PHOTOS HERE

CHATHAM – Two new exhibits open at the Chatham Historical Society’s Atwood House and Museum this Friday, May 26: “Chatham in the Military” and “Windows into Time: Clothing and Artifacts.” Let’s begin with a look at wartime Chatham. “We’re focusing on three primary wars and how they impacted our small community,” says Danielle Jeanloz, the society's executive director. Chatham residents Col. Benjamin Godf...