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Letters to the Editor, May 3

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Board Can Use New Blood Editor: As we approach the upcoming election in Harwich, we would suggest serious consideration for Tom Sherry for selectman. Though new to the political scene, he is a fine, hardworking, sincere man. Tom is interested in the future of this beautiful town and its people. An undeniable asset is Tom’s willingness to listen to his constituents. He has a calm, patient demeanor and will w...

When Dr. Mitch Tishler first opened his chiropractic office in Munson Meeting in October 1987, someone gave him a small ficus tree. That tree still stands in his light-filled examination room, where its branches tickle the ceiling. “All I do is water it once a week,” Tishler says of the tree. “I think it lives on love.” Like the ficus tree, Chatham Chiropractic Wellness Center has grown in place, and love i...

If you get your drinking water from a private well, a team of public health researchers would like you to volunteer for their study of harmful chemicals in the aquifer. Specifically, researchers are looking for wells that may be contaminated with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, a group of chemicals linked with chronic health problems. Often associated with airports and fire training academies ...

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 ...