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ORLEANS — Appearances notwithstanding, the Academy of Performing Arts is not preparing an outdoor production of the logging musical “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.” In fact, all the tree-clearing work so evident on Main Street near the theater has been done on a lot abutting the playhouse. “I can tell by the way people look up to the property that there is some concern about the tree removal, but rest...

ORLEANS — For years, town meetings have debated a sewer system in the abstract. When this year's session opens May 7, there will be facts on – make that in – the ground. “Next week, we will finish the first piping for the downtown sewer system,” Selectman Alan McClennen told the Orleans Citizens Forum April 26 at the senior center. “The contractor has been spectacular. He'll be out of there hopefully by May ...

Chatham's Only Candidate Forum Set For Wednesday

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

     CHATHAM - In what seems likely to be the only chance for voters to hear from the five men seeking three seats on the board of selectmen this year, the Chatham Alliance for Preservation and Conservation has scheduled a public candidates' forum for Wednesday, May 2 at 3 p.m. at the Eldredge Public Library. Incumbents Cory Metters and Dean Nicastro are being challenged by Seth Taylor for two full terms on the b...

Local ArtWeek Events Schedule

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

HARWICH — ArtWeek begins at the cultural center on Saturday under the title “Harwich Is Creative.” That creativity will be on display for 10 days with numerous demonstrations, performances and exhibits. This is the first year Harwich is participating in the festival that began in Boston in 2013, started by the Boch Center, and has spread to 155 towns and neighborhoods across the state. The Ha...

Michael Peretz

By: Contributed

Michael Peretz Oct. 13, 1941 - Feb 3, 2018           Michael Peretz, 76, of Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Brewster and Orleans, passed away peacefully, at home after a courageous battle with liver cancer.           Michael was proudly born in the Bronx and raised in Yonkers, N.Y.           He leaves his loving and devoted wife of 34 years, Gloria, his daughter Jacqueline Peretz, son and daughte...

Ellen A. Galeota

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Ellen A. Galeota                 WEST HARWICH – Ellen A. (Masuret) Galeota, age 76, passed away peacefully at her home on April 23, 2018 following a long and courageous battle with progressive multiple sclerosis (30 plus years).                  Ellen was born January 2, 1942 in Boston (West Roxbury) to the late Charles and Anna (Hoban) Masuret.  She had two older brothers, C. Leo (deceased) and Donald of P...

Edith Gould Hardy

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Edith Gould Hardy “Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.“  Proverbs 31:29             Edith Hardy, known as Edie, went gracefully home on April 5, 2018 at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital Plymouth in the presence of her loving and beloved daughter, Beth and granddaughters, Rebecca and Emma.             Edie was born on March 1, 1920 at home in Orleans to Willis S. Gould, Sr.  and Mary F. ...

Articles Seek Funding For Airport, Library, COA, Dredging This is the first of a three-part series looking at warrant articles for Chatham's May 14 annual town meeting. CHATHAM – It's a big year for capital expenditures. When all capital spending proposals are combined – the annual five-year capital improvement plan, water department capital projects and a half dozen special capital funding requests – ...

CHATHAM — With the weather feeling decidedly more spring-like, people are getting out their bicycles, dusting them off and hitting the pavement. But town officials have had bikes on the brain for the last year or so, and have unveiled an ambitious bicycle master plan that recommends millions of dollars of improvements over the coming years. “The heart of the plan is a list of 25 discrete projects,” bikeways ...

CHATHAM – For the first time in the more than two decades it has sponsored candidate forums centered on the annual town election, the League of Women Voters of the Cape Cod Area has cancelled a planned debate. That leaves a single event, a forum sponsored by the Chatham Alliance for Preservation and Conservation scheduled for May 2, for voters to hear the five candidates for the board of selectmen discuss and ...

It’s just after 5 p.m. on a blustery Wednesday in April and director Elsa Bastone’s cast of “A Nostalgic Return to the Golden Age of Radio” is holding a tech rehearsal downstairs in the Forgeron Room of the Eldredge Public Library. The premise for the group's April 29 event at the library is that it is broadcasting from radio station WEPL and the Cape Cod Theatre of the Air. Five actors and two sound effects t...

CHATHAM — Residents will have one more opportunity this week to sound out on the new consolidated waterways regulations before they are finalized and presented to selectmen. A sparsely attended public hearing on March 22 was continued to Thursday, April 26 at 5 p.m. at the community center. After that session, officials will finalize the 54-page document before presenting it to selectmen. The draft reg...

Warren Calls For Stronger Response To Opioid Crisis

By: Debra Lawless

HARWICH – A stronger response is needed to the nation's opioid crisis, beginning with legislation that will target the hardest-hit communities, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren told an audience of over 200 Saturday. “One hundred and fifteen people die every day,” Warren told the group in the auditorium of the Cape Cod Regional Technical High School. She said that those deaths are the equivalent of an airplane crash ...