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Susanna Graham-Pye: Lost And Found

By: Susanna Graham-Pye

“Did you check lost and found?”  When, as I do, you live most of your days alongside middle schoolers, those wonderful, wild people traveling the skittery suspension bridge between child and young adult, you say that phrase – “Did you check lost and found?” – a lot! Did I say “check lost and found?” The length and breadth of the trail left in the wake of 200-plus children is magnificent, filled with all ...

Letters to the Editor, April 15

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Levity When Most Needed Editor: Your April Fool's Day wraparound offered prize-worthy levity at a time starved for such. I do admit that the Disney segment captured my immediate attention, so relevant to current greed obsessions. Fine insight, clever satire, laudable effort. The Cape Cod Comical deserves a gold star. Long life to our local publication. Ursula Corbett Harwich   Way To Retain E...

The husband and wife co-owners of Ducks in the Window on Main Street, Chatham now own a second business, on Main Street, Harwich — the iconic Dr. Gravity’s Kite Shop. Rob Foster and his wife Colette Cummings bought Dr. Gravity’s Kite Shop at 560 Main St. (Route 28) from owner Peter Hurst in December. “There’s a synergy between the shops,” Cummings said during a telephone interview last week. Both businesses...

ORLEANS — Pending contract negotiations, Nashoba Regional School District Superintendent Brooke Clenchy will serve as interim superintendent of the Nauset Regional School District for the 2021-22 school year. She has extensive experience as superintendent of several other systems and was one of two senior associate commissioners of the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). Clenchy...

Noëlle Pina Bids Fond Farewell To Orleans Chamber

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

After eight years as executive director of the 300-plus member Orleans Chamber of Commerce, Noëlle Pina has announced she is moving on to other pursuits. Pina will join longtime associate and former chamber chair Brian Junkins in a marketing position at Friends' Marketplace. Pina worked in retail marketing in Nassau, Bahamas before moving to Cape Cod in 2010, having studied public relations at Florida Sou...

ORLEANS — The new owner of the former Academy of Performing Arts building at 5 Giddiah Hill Rd. is taking steps to restore the dance studios there. Meanwhile, across town at the Academy Playhouse’s performance space, a new dance studio/classroom is being prepared in what was the Academy’s original dance studio before it acquired the Giddiah Hill building decades ago. “We have been holding online classes all ...

ORLEANS - Pending contract negotiations, Nashoba Regional School District Superintendent Brooke Clenchy will serve as interim superintendent of the Nauset Regional School District. She has extensive experience as superintendent of several other systems and was senior associate commissioner of the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.   Clenchy was one of three finalists interviewed Monday ...

Harwich Selectman Stephen Ford Dies

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Staff

HARWICH – Stephen Ford, vice chairman of the board of selectmen, has died, according to a statement issued Saturday by board chairman Larry Ballantine. “Stephen’s love for his hometown of Harwich was exceeded only by his love of family,” Ballantine said in the statement. “His presence at board meetings and his efforts on behalf of so many organizations and causes within Harwich, Cape Cod and the Commonwealth w...

Lynn Thurston Brountas

By: Contributed

Lynn Thurston Brountas, of Weston and Chatham, died peacefully at age 83 on Tuesday, March 22, 2021. She was the loving wife of the late Paul P. Brountas, to whom she was married for 54 years. She was the devoted and endlessly beloved mother of Paul P. Brountas, Jr. of Waltham, Jennifer V.W. Brountas of Boston, and Barrett Brountas and husband Christopher Biddle of Wayland. She also leaves the absolute lights ...

Community Pitching In After Fire Displaces Family

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — A single mom with three kids is scrambling to find housing after their apartment was damaged by fire on March 24, and the community is lending a helping hand. “No one was hurt,” Kate McCoy said. But two of the apartments in the building are uninhabitable because of the fire damage, and the whole building will remain uninhabitable until repairs can be made and the building is brought up to building an...

April Fools Swimmers Jump In For Jennie

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — On Saturday, the water off Harding’s Beach was a frigid 40 degrees. But it was still a couple degrees warmer than the air temperature. Neither one deterred the April Fools of Chatham, who made their annual swim for a good cause. The event was postponed from April 1 because of a gusty rainstorm. This year’s plunge was made in honor of 36-year-old Jennie Porter, who is recovering from the effe...

CHATHAM — One of the things Christie Beckley likes best about her hometown is, of course, its beaches. But with the effects of climate change already becoming clear, the Monomoy Regional High School sophomore wants Chatham to take steps to preserve those beaches in the face of sea level rise and erosion. She recently outlined her plan for the parks and recreation commission. “It’s so important that our beaches...

Elementary School Community Forum April 15

By: Staff Reports

CHATHAM – A community forum to gather public input on the operation of the town's elementary school will be held by the select board next Thursday, April 15, at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. The board is looking for direction as it addresses the concerns of the Monomoy Regional School Committee about decreasing enrollment at Chatham Elementary School (CES), its impact on elementary students' educational experience, the ...

CHATHAM – The finance committee is putting its money where its mouth is. Or, rather, the town's money. Acting on conclusions reached by a committee working group a year ago, the committee is recommending the voters approve four town meeting articles that take significant steps in the drive to increase the availability of attainable and affordable housing in town. The committee backed the acquisition of prop...

CHATHAM – While the chief of Coast Guard Station Chatham defended the replacement of the station's surf boats with the agency's standard patrol boat, the chairman of the Aunt Lydia's Cove Committee said the change would be disastrous for the town's commercial fishing fleet. “We're being left high and dry” by the move, said fisherman Doug Feeney. Chatham Harbor has one of the most dangerous bars on the east coa...