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“Two roads diverged in a yellow wood.” So begins Robert Frost’s famous 1916 poem “The Road Not Taken.” Wouldn’t it enhance Frost’s poem if you could read it while standing in a picturesque wood? Since mid-June you can. This and 27 other poems—half for adults, half for young readers—are set out on Chatham’s first Poetry Walk thanks to a collaboration between the Eldredge Public Library (EPL) and the Chatham ...

CHATHAM — Two of Chatham’s long-time summer residents will sign their new books, an allergy-free cookbook and a young adult novel, this week. At the age of 14, Catherine Walker has published a cookbook, “Cook It Up: Delicious Recipes for Healthy Cooking” (Bookbaby, 2018) made up of about 75 recipes that she wrote. Walker, who lives in Hudson, Ohio, also cooked the food, plated it, staged it and photograph...

Our View: CBI Rapprochement

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

With new a new manager now on board at Chatham Bars Inn, it's time for the town and its major resort and largest private employer to resolve their various differences and begin working together. Over the past several years, the town and the 104-year-old Shore Road resort have been involved in several disputes, a few of which have ended up in court. While it isn't unusual for municipalities and businesses to fi...

Health Officials: Go On In, The Water’s Fine

By: Debra Lawless

Good news: The fresh and salt waters of Harwich, Chatham and Orleans have remained clean and safe for swimmers all summer, according to health agents in the three towns. “So far there have been no exceedances or failures of our beaches,” says Harwich Health Director Meggan Eldredge. “There are no complaints. Honestly, I don’t know of any last year, either.” One minor issue in 2017 was that Red River Beach had ...

ORLEANS — About 60 people packed a hearing room at town hall July 24 to talk about the planning board's proposed zoning bylaw amendments to regulate the sale, cultivation and other uses of marijuana. Although it wasn't part of the hearing agenda, Selectman David Currier was on hand to discuss his own proposed amendment, which is under review by town counsel. The back-and-forth made it clear that there's stil...

ORLEANS — When they meet Aug. 1 , the selectmen will be looking at proposed building and site evaluation contracts to help determine whether the Cape Cod Five Operations Center at 19 West Rd. can be reused as affordable apartments. Faced with a lack of options for housing, town meeting voted in May to create a new affordable housing trust and fund it with hundreds of thousands of dollars, some from Community...

ORLEANS — When they meet Aug. 1 , the selectmen will be looking at proposed building and site evaluation contracts to help determine whether the Cape Cod Five Operations Center at 19 West Rd. can be reused as affordable apartments. Faced with a lack of options for housing, town meeting voted in May to create a new affordable housing trust and fund it with hundreds of thousands of dollars, some from Community...

The day a professional puppeteer brought Audrey II, the alien plant that is the villain in “Little Shop of Horrors,” to life during the Monomoy Theatre's rehearsals for the musical was “like having the final cast member show up,” said director Marsha Korb Predovic. The giant plant, created by Monomoy veteran Dennis Predovic – who will also voice the character – not only has to talk and sing like the rest of th...

A Farmer’s Market Brings On The Lobster

By: Doreen Leggett

A middle-aged man wearing a striped polo and khaki shorts was strolling through the farmers' market in Brewster. He passed stalls of vegetables, looked at the honey, and after he passed a display of local yarn he did a double take. He had just seen a sign advertising fresh lobsters for $8 a pound. “Are you here all the time?” he asked. Tyler Daley, captain of the lobster boat Dorothea Isabel, was sitting...

Elizabeth S. Talbot

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Elizabeth S. Talbot                 Elizabeth S. Talbot died July 17, 2018, at the Tippett Hospice Home in Needham after a short, brave battle with renal cancer. She was 80 years old and had lived for the last 30 years in South Orleans, Reading and Oak Bluffs after raising her family in White Plains, N.Y.                 Known as “Liz” or “Zibbie” to her friends, and as “GrandZ” to her grandchildren, Ms. ...

Richard A. Mochen

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Richard A. Mochen               Richard A. Mochen, 63, of Milton, his family announces with great sadness his passing on July 22, 2018 at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston after a 5 month battle with brain cancer.                Born in 1955 at Chelsea Naval Hospital, Richard was the fourth child of the late Daniel T. and Alice Duggan Mochen of Chatham. After being raised with his five siblings...

Peter Blodgett Burnham

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Peter Blodgett Burnham             Peter Blodgett Burnham, 84, son of Virginia and Douglass O. Burnham died on June 24, 2018. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, the former Ellen Cluett of Milton and four children: Peter, Jr. of Seattle, Wash., John of Hubert, N.C., Elizabeth Broderick of Marshfield and Benjamin of Hingham. He is also survived by two brothers, one sister, five grandchildren and many nieces...

Alfred J. Rank

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Alfred J. Rank                 Harwich - Cdr. Alfred J. Rank, a forty-year resident of Harwich died on June 7. 2018 after a long illness.  He was the loving husband of Robin (Erickson) Rank. Father of Dane, Christopher and Elizabeth. Affectionately known as Pop-Pop to his four grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Saturday August 4, 2018 (Coast Guard Day) at 2pm at F...

Alice Brandeis Popkin

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                                                                                                Alice Brandeis Popkin     Alice Brandeis Popkin of Washington, DC and Chatham passed away on July 18, 2018 at Liberty Commons in Chatham.  She was born on May 14, 1928 in New York City and was raised there and in Chatham by her parents, Jacob H. and Susan Brandeis Gilbert.  She is lovingly remembered as a remarkable a...

CHATHAM – A Barnstable Superior Court judge has ruled that the town's 2014 taking of an easement over property owned by the Chatham Bars Inn adjacent to the fish pier was valid, rejecting the inn's claims that the taking lacked a public purpose and was done in bad faith. In granting the town's motion for summary judgment in a June 24 decision, Justice Gregg J. Pasquale left only one issue in the case to move a...