The Chandler Travis Philharmonic's “Waving Kissyhead Vol. 2 & 1” was soft-released late in 2016. The official album release party is set for Saturday, Feb. 18 at Preservation Hall in Wellfleet. The 17 tracks are, not surprisingly, all over the map. But in a good way. By design. One standout track is “The Strongman of North America (bedhead remix).” Co-written with frequent Travis collaborator David Greenbe...
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This week we take a break from budgets, wastewater and government controversies – well, not completely, but, shall we say instead “feature less prominently” – in favor of highlighting two local folks whose talent has taken them far and brought them great recognition. Earlier this month, Chatham's Dr. Michael Tompsett stood with three other notable engineers on a London stage to receive the £1 million Queen Eli...
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Letter Misrepresented Positions Editor: Our question is why someone would misrepresent the truth about the Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization’s (MPO) meeting, which we, the undersigned, attended. A letter that appeared in last week’s Chronicle came from R. Leavitt, who was totally frustrated at that meeting when he learned about a new petition signed by the West Chatham neighborhood center busin...
By: Andrew Buckley
There’s a picture on the bookshelf that greets you as you walk in our house. On the top shelf, between the blue miniature wooden dory that once carried Barbies, stuffed animals, a beloved plastic horse and hand-drawn paper dolls, and the wicker basket full of Christmas cards, sits a red foam photo frame. Adorned with two pink hearts (that always seem to be falling off and are just as easily found and reaffixed...
David H. “Davey” Hovey, III David H. “Davey” Hovey, III, 26, of Boston, died Monday, February 6, 2017 after a valiant battle with brain cancer. He was born September 23, 1990 in Littleton, Colo., the beloved son of David H. Hovey, Jr. and Leigh (Armstrong) Hovey of Simsbury, Conn. and Chatham. He was a graduate of Westminster School in Simsbury, Class of 2009, and received his Bachel...
Neal Barry Waters Prominent Cape Cod Jeweler February 6, 1960 – January 20, 2017 Neal Barry Waters, 56, of Harwich, passed away peacefully in Vero Beach, Fla., January 20, 2017, after years of struggle with the rare disease of Hemochromatosis. Neal was a 40-year employee of Monahan & Co., Fine Jewelers of Harwich Port and Vero Beach, Fla. beginning at age 17, from stock boy to president. ...
Jane Hathaway Haven, 93 CHATHAM – On February 2, 2017, Jane Hathaway Haven passed on at Cape Heritage in Sandwich after several years of declining health. Jane was born December 8, 1923, the only child of Elmer Leroy Hathaway and Marie Ketels Hathaway in St. Louis, Missouri. She grew up in Chilicothe, Illinois, where her father was a Division Engineer on the Santa Fe Railroad. She gr...
CHATHAM – It's no secret that housing costs on the Cape – and in Chatham in particular – are a barrier to young people moving and/or staying here. With the average value of a Chatham home running $872,615, the salary it takes to afford a house is beyond those offered by most area employers. When members of the town's economic development committee (EDC) began looking at how to encourage greater age diversity i...
By: Ed Maroney
ORLEANS — If 50 million Frenchmen can't be wrong, can a million oysters be just right? Town consultant Science Wares planned to file Feb. 14 with the conservation commission for review of a potential second stage of the oyster filtration pilot project conducted last year in Lonnies Pond. Sia Karplus of Science Wares and Dr. Brian Howes of the School of Marine Science and Technology at UMass Darmouth spoke wi...
By: Cape Cod Chronicle Staff
The National Weather Service has hoisted a high wind warning for Cape Cod, reflecting the high winds expected from the most recent coastal storm expected to strike the region. The heavy winds were expected to continue through this evening, with intermittent bands of heavy snow sometimes creating white-out conditions. Sunday afternoon, officials dropped the blizzard watch for the area in favor of a hi...
By: Tim Wood
CHATHAM – “Chatham For The Holidays” is the theme for this year's Fourth of July parade. Independence Day Parade committee chairman Brad Schiff announced the theme at Tuesday's board of selectmen meeting, explaining that it represents the idea that Chatham is a “great place to celebrate all holidays throughout the year, no matter when they fall.” The theme was submitted to the group by long-time summer visi...
By: Tim Wood
CHATHAM – A 32-year-old Chatham man was transported to Cape Cod Hospital after his pickup truck crashed through street signs, mailboxes, a stone wall and knocked out a utility pole before flipping over on Shore Road Saturday night . Police received a call reporting the crash at about 9 p.m. When they arrived they found an overturned 2001 Toyota Tundra pickup truck and a long trail of damage along the road, acc...
By: Tim Wood
CHATHAM – Town officials have asked Congressman William Keating to refile legislation to define the western boundary of the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge. In September Keating filed a bill to reverse the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's claim to between 3,000 and 4,000 acres of submerged lands in Nantucket Sound west of the refuge. But the legislation expired when the last Congress adjourned and has to be f...
CHATHAM – The value of commercial shellfish landed in town grew last year, but officials are concerned that the shifting sands along the east coast could make the most productive areas inaccessible. The 7 percent increase in the value of the catch is based on a per-pound price assigned by the state division of marine fisheries, according to Shellfish Constable Renee Gagne. Chatham's numbers are probably a bit ...
CHATHAM – Legend has it that it was the late boatyard owner Skip Hall who gave Paul Lucas the nickname Captain Eelgrass. The fisherman's boat, is seems, was notorious for the amount of sea vegetation that clung to its hull. It was in 1983 that the name gained notoriety after a cooking fire nearly burned down Mr. Lucas' house. Friends took an ad in the newspaper for the “Captain Eelgrass Cooking School” featuri...