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Family Fun Fair Saturday At Monomoy High

By: Tim Wood

HARWICH – If there's one thing most people agree on, it's that after a year of social isolation, the time is right to get out and have some fun. Doing that, albeit within health and safety protocols, is one of the aims of the Family Fun Fair, a free drive-by event being held at Monomoy Regional High School on Saturday, April 10, from 10 a.m. to noon. “It's been a really tough year for parents with young chi...

Letters To The Editor: April 8, 2021

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Clarifying Word Choice Editor: I write in the hope that James Coyle might allow himself a deep breath and a review of what he presents as fact. Then-president Trump never banned flights from China. He restricted travel of some non-Americans, but planes from China arrived here every day in the month following his Jan. 31 “travel ban,” and they carried tens of thousands of passengers. Most of these were Ameri...

Our View: Really, Mitch?

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

This week, the US Senate's top Republican, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, came down hard on Major League Baseball and other corporations that have either pulled their business from Georgia in reaction to the state's newly passed voting law or criticized the new restrictions the legislation imposes. He accused businesses of using “economic blackmail” in reaction to the “Outrage-Industrial Complex.” Didn't McConne...

In less than two weeks, most adults will be eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines. There are a lot of people betting that, once they get their shot, life will return to normal. Think for a minute before you lay down that wager. It will be a real triumph when everyone eligible to receive a vaccine gets one. The speedy development and deployment of COVID-19 vaccines is a public health victory the likes of whi...

When Karen McPherson’s husband qualified for the first round of COVID-19 vaccinations because he is six years her senior, McPherson thought back to the days of faking ID cards when she was not yet of age. McPherson, who lives in Chatham, didn’t qualify for the first round of vaccine appointments that opened up in February because she was just three weeks shy of 75. As she joked to a friend, “I hadn’t faked an ...

Orleans Boards Back Gov. Prence Purchase

By: Ed Maroney

ORLEANS — The select board and the finance committee are recommending that the town buy the Governor Prence Inn properties for $2.8 million and kick in another $125,000 for maintenance, insurance, and design services for demolition. "The basic message is to secure the property," Select Board Chair Kevin Galligan said. "It's so important we control this so we can plan for the property in an inclusive way t...

ORLEANS — Both affordable housing developments have been in the news for years. One was poised to receive a comprehensive permit from the zoning board of appeals last night (April 7), while the other is a few months away from identifying a developer and a plan. Both the former (Pennrose, LLC’s plan for 62 rental units at the former Cape Cod 5 operations center on West Road) and the latter (ongoing work to cr...

ORLEANS — When the town says transfer station stickers are on sale, they really mean it. The stickers aren’t just available. Until July 1, you might even say they’re being offered at a discount. It’s proposed that the basic sticker price will go up from $140 to $165 as of July 1. But most stickers are sold each year well before that date, so anyone buying a sticker before then can lock in a lower price fo...

Trump Tower Chatham Proposed

By: Muck R. Ayk

CHATHAM – One of the most unsightly properties in town is about to get a makeover – and what a makeover it will be! The former Cumberland Farms store near the corner of Main Street and Crowell Road has been sold to the mysterious DJTTTC LLC. But a bit of sleuthing by The Comical, and plans filed with the town's community development department, confirmed that former president Donald J. Trump is behind the purc...

Roundabout Added To Airport Runway

By: Knottin Beck Yahd

CHATHAM – The addition of a roundabout to the south end of the runway at Chatham Municipal Airport will allow larger airplanes to land and take off from the facility, a longtime goal of the airport commission. “This is a way to lengthen the runway to accommodate huge, loud and obnoxious planes that wouldn't otherwise be able to land here,” said commission chairman Harry Hunting. The roundabout – not a rotar...

Disney To Build Park In Harwich Port

By: Cranny Barry

Cranny Barry HARWICH – Due to a glitch in zoning laws, the planned mini-golf course near Buddy's Go-Go-Karts in Harwich Port will be upgraded to a theme park. The Disney company has been chose as the vender and yesterday announced plans for an elaborate attraction called “Cape Cod Land.” A planned protest by neighbors was cancelled after they were all given free lifetime subscriptions to Disney-Plus. A...

Town Meeting To Ship Out To Sipson

By: Cass Tighe Wei

ORLEANS — Sipson Island will host next month’s annual town meeting. “Everyone’s been cooped up during the pandemic,” said Select Board Chair Kevin Gilligan. “This is a great way to showcase the town’s natural resources and get some fresh air.” Although there was interest in returning to Nauset Beach for the event, an infestation of cormorants made that impossible. “I swear it’s revenge for taking the line...

Caroline Signe Gerda Wolf Ritz

By: Contributed

itz, Caroline Signe Gerda Wolf, age 80, of Harwich, passed away on March 19, 2021. Caroline was born in the Bronx, N.Y., on July 6, 1940 and graduated from Evander Childs High School. She married childhood sweetheart Henry A. (Hank) Ritz on June 11, 1960 at St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Bronx. Caroline worked for AT&T for several years until she became a...

Anne Kingsbury Briggs

By: Contributed

Anne Kingsbury Briggs, of Arlington and Harwich Port, passed away at home in Arlington on February 9th. She was 75. Anne was a dynamic, loving, talented woman who excelled at her many careers and was beloved by her numerous friends and family members. Anne grew up in Attleboro and Harwich Port, Massachusetts, and graduated from Attleboro High School in 1963. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire with...

Coast Guard Plans To Yank Chatham Surf Boats

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – Coast Guard Station Chatham's three 42-foot surf boats will be replaced by two 45-foot patrol boats, which will strip the station of its ability to carry out surf and heavy weather rescues. Town officials met last Friday with Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England commander Captain Christian J. Glander who confirmed the swap. Chatham officials initiated the meeting after getting wind of the chan...