Chatham News

Sharks Are Back...In The Park

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

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

With a projected sea level rise of between 1.2 and 2.9 feet, Pleasant Bay could lose as much as half of its 392 acres of landside intertidal resource area by 2100, according to a new report sponsored by the Pleasant Bay Alliance. While the barrier beach that protects the bay from the Atlantic will remain intact, its configuration and rate of inlet formation and evolution will be different than it has in the pa...

CHATHAM – Fred and Lindsay Bierwirth were driving by the former Campari's Restaurant on Orleans Road when they both had one of those “aha” moments. The couple was at a crossroads in their life; Fred was working for an investment research firm and was ready for something different. Lindsay, a stay-at-home mom who also does research for author Michael Thompson, wanted to move back to her hometown to raise their ...

CHATHAM — The board of selectmen voted unanimously Tuesday to pitch in $7,500 to support the legal battle to stop Eversource from spraying herbicides on power line right-of-ways on the Cape. The board also voted to send a letter to the Barnstable county commissioners urging them to support the effort. The vote came several weeks after selectmen opted to send a letter to the Massachusetts Department of Agricu...

CHATHAM – With an accelerated construction schedule, the West Chatham Roadway Project can be completed in two construction seasons, according to a construction time determination study by project manager Howard Stein Hudson. The timeline includes early relocation of utilities and a moratorium on work during the winter and assumes both multiple work zones and delaying the state's usual summer work moratorium un...

Shareen Davis Wins Chatham Selectmen's Race

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — By a healthy margin of 1,289 to 706, Shareen Davis unseated Selectman Seth Taylor in last Thursday's annual town election. Davis began her three-year term the following day, when she took her oath of office. The selectman's race was the only contested one on the ballot. Davis thanked those who backed her campaign. “We had a really good support team of volunteers,” she said. A series of meet-a...

Death Café: A Relaxed Chat About Mortality

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

Death Café is back by popular demand. On Monday, May 22 at 10 a.m. at the Stony Hill Road senior center, Beacon Hospice director of operations Carla Torres and bereavement coordinator Judy Hunter will facilitate the Death Café, an opportunity to breathe life into conversations about mortality. What is a Death Café ? Death Café is a global movement designed to bring discussion about dea...

Sharks Return To Kate Gould Park Friday

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – Once again, dozens of five-foot-long, brightly decorated sharks will be swimming into Kate Gould Park. The Chatham Merchants Association-sponsored Sharks in the Park, one of the town's most popular events and a sure indication that summer is on the way, will be set up this Friday, May 19, and will be open to the public thereafter. Local businesses sponsor the sharks, which local artists decorate u...

Liberty Commons Curbs Water Use

By: Alan Pollock

NORTH CHATHAM — Faced with the potential of someday paying a premium as one of the town's largest consumers of drinking water, Broad Reach Healthcare is turning down the tap. The parent company of Liberty Commons and the Victorian announced last week that it voluntarily put in place water conservation measures that, at least at first blush, seem to be having a beneficial effect. Based on an analysis of ac...

Shareen Davis Wins Chatham Selectmen's Race

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — By a healthy margin of 1,289 votes to 706, Shareen Davis unseated Selectman Seth Taylor in Thursday's annual town election. The unofficial election results were released shortly after polls closed at 8 p.m. The selectmen's race was the only contested one on the ballot. Davis thanked her supporters and election volunteers, and said the series of meet-and-greet events she held during the campaign ga...

CHATHAM – In last-minute ads, fliers and emails, incumbent Selectmen Seth Taylor is criticizing comments made by challenger Shareen Davis regarding the retail sale of marijuana in town. At the League of Women Voters candidate forum April 20, Davis said the town should not dismiss the retail sale of marijuana outright. Taylor also said the subject should be addressed “rationally” and that people should “not get...

CHATHAM – In the past, summer workers could count on finding a room in one of the town's many dormitories or rooming houses, many of which were located in the Old Village and downtown. Today, those locations represent some of the town's priciest real estate, and places like the Hawes House and the Epicure dorms have given way to private residences or upscale condos. But with the scarcity of workforce housin...