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Trouble just seems to follow Tom Sawyer, and Tom doesn’t seem to want to steer clear of it either. Aunt Polly has her hands full raising both Tom and his brother Sid. The mischievous child is always in the middle of one pickle or another. He’s late for school, never finishes assignments, explores where he’s not supposed to go and sneaks around all with a twinkle in his eye and a tick in his pocket. When one of...

Letters to the Editor, July 26

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

The Benefits Of Seniority Editor: Mr. Lindsay, David Bixby,and J. Denis Glover: The Chatham airport has been here a lot longer than you have, and why weren't you aware of the proximity to your property when you bought your home here? Barry Fulcher Chatham   Democracy Not In Action Editor: Congratulations to the folks of Wellfleet who convinced MassDOT to change their plans for a roundabo...

John Whelan: Ebb Tide

By: John Whelan

“First the tide rushes in Plants a kiss on the shore Then rolls out to sea and the sea is very still once more” The Righteous Brothers I’m a beach guy. Not everyone is. I’ve been going to the same beach between Holway Street and Andrew Harding's Lane for more than 70 years. The water there is always too cold. This year, the spring, or the lack of spring, had me totally discouraged. I was afraid it wou...

Our View: Paddle Smart

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

We’ve had a stretch of great weather recently, and it seems like more people than ever are taking to kayaks and stand-up paddleboards to explore area waterways. It’s a fun, healthy, family-friendly activity that’s popular with lots of visitors – many of whom haven’t spent much time on the water. Becoming a recreational boater usually requires a little financial commitment: buying the boat, maintaining it, tran...

ORLEANS — This time, there were no shells flying over the dunes. A crowd gathered in the parking lot at Nauset Beach July 21 to commemorate the centennial of the only enemy gunfire to strike American soil in World War I. In 1918, a German submarine fired at a passing tug and its barges, with stray shells landing on shore. Selectmen Chairman Alan McClennen set the stage. “You all arrived on Beach Road,” he...

ORLEANS — Rather than plunge into a multi-million-dollar plan to preserve Nauset Beach uses, the selectmen will consider treading water for a year. Faced last week with two options presented by DPW/Natural Resources Director Tom Daley – reconstructing rest room and administration facilities in the parking lot or rebuilding up above on the Hubler property – the board asked its consultants to explore a third p...

Selectmen Pass Judgment on 'Nuisance' Dog

By: Ed Maroney

ORLEANS — The most eloquent witness at last week's dog hearing never made a sound. Sitting placidly or resting on his side, Bear the dog let his human companion, Peter Christian, do the talking as the selectmen responded to complaints about Bear biting people in town. Just weeks before, the board ordered another dog euthanized. Animal control officer Duane Boucher detailed several incidents: a man bitten ...

Florine W. Myer

By: Contributed

Florine W. Myer             It is with great sadness that the family of Florine W. Myer of Chatham, announces her passing, on Friday, July 13, 2018, at the age of 92 years. Florine will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 72 years, Dwight and her children, Gary, David, and Tom and her sister MaryAnn Engelmann.             A viewing will be held on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, from 4 - 7 p.m., at the...

Thomas Joseph Baldwin

By: Contributed

Thomas Joseph Baldwin             Thomas Joseph Baldwin, of Chatham was reunited with his bride Marilyn at last, after peacefully passing away in his home on July 9, 2018. He was 84 years old.             Originally from The Bronx, New York, Tom was a proud alumnus of Our Lady of Solace Grammar School, Cardinal Hayes High School and Fordham University.  He cheered for the N.Y. Yankees, lamented over the N.Y...

Robert Donald Vessels

By: Contributed

  Robert Donald Vessels Saratoga Springs – Robert Donald Vessels of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and Chatham died peacefully in Chestnut Hill on July 3, 2018. He was 91.             Born in Long Beach, Calif., on March 8, 1927, he was the son of Frederick and Berniece Vessels. As a boy Bob grew up with a healthy mix of body surfing and manual labor, and learned to love nature at places like Big Bear Lake a...

Jack W. Swenson

By: Contributed

Jack W. Swenson           Jack W. Swenson, 85, passed away on July 14 th 2018 at the Cape Cod Hospital. He was born on June 8, 1933 Walpole and was the son of Carl and Naemi (Storm) Swenson. He was the husband to Deborah (Mahoney) Swenson of Chatham for 48 years.           He is survived by his son Christopher F Swenson, Moultonborough, N.H. and daughter Maggie Swenson, Abington. Also survived by gra...

H. Donald Lockhart

By: Contributed

H. Donald Lockhart H. Donald Lockhart of Harwich Port, formerly Walpole, was born to eternal life July 13, 2018 surrounded by his loving family at the age of eighty-five. He was born on December 4, 1932 in Boston and grew up in Hyde Park. Don was a devoted husband, father and proud grandfather. Don and his wife Betsy were married in 1957 and recently celebrated their 61 s...

Beach Nourishment Underway At Cockle Cove

By: Alan Pollock

SOUTH CHATHAM - The Barnstable County dredge Codfish began work clearing shoals from Mill Creek in South Chatham last week, pumping the recovered sand to Cockle Cove Beach. Beach nourishment is underway at Cockle Cove Beach, #SouthChatham . pic.twitter.com/pmJj9gXubk — Alan Pollock (@CCCAlanPollock) July 12, 2018 The sand is a dark color at first because of organic material, but quickly bleach...

CHATHAM – In the past decade, the town has served as a location for two movies – the small, independent production “The Golden Boys” and Disney's big-budget recreation of the Pendleton rescue, “The Finest Hours.” This week Chatham will serve as the setting for a much smaller, more intimate film, a student short entitled “Man of War.” In a sense, the film may be the closest of all to the spirit of Chatham. “...

CHATHAM – For the second year in a row, the Friends of the Eldredge Public Library is holding its “Passport to Savings” fundraiser. The Friends are selling “passports” – small, blue booklets that look just like a U.S. passport – that contain special offers and discounts from 79 local businesses. Purchase of the $20 passport also provides entry into four “special giveaways” for overnight stays, dinner and lunch...