Chatham News

Chamber Nixes Downtown Food Truck—For Now

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

CHATHAM – Don't look for a food truck downtown during this summer's Mondays on Main music events. In a split vote, the chamber of commerce board of directors voted recently to not submit paperwork the board of selectmen needed to act on a request to allow the Mom and Pops Burgers food truck downtown during the weekly music strolls. The issue will be tabled until after the summer. Chamber President Stephen W...

CHATHAM — Saying it cannot ignore “dysfunction” on the charter review committee or the complaint lodged against one of its members, selectmen will be putting that group under the magnifying glass. Board members Monday resolved to take up discussion on both the complaint lodged against charter committee member Seth Taylor and on the ability of the committee as a whole to carry out its charge. The concerns ...

CHATHAM – When Susan Carroll and Jamie Neithold-Nash set out on a special sojourn in Spain this spring, little did they know a painted rock seen along their trek would sum up their trip perfectly: A Traveler is a human being on a spiritual journey. A Pilgrim is a spiritual being on a human journey. While the pair's shared journey along the Camino Walk had its share of human moments, both Nash and Carroll agree ...

CHATHAM – It's taken nearly three years, but Lindsay and Fred Bierwirth's vision of creating a combined fitness center and co-working space has finally come to fruition. “There were certainly many, many times when we thought this day would never come,” Fred Bierwirth said Monday during a ribbon cutting for the new facility at 323 Orleans Rd. in North Chatham. But even then, with the building's occupancy permit...

Parades, Fireworks On Tap For Independence Day Holiday

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

It's the official start of summer, and there's no shortage of activities over the coming week, starting off with Fourth of July parades on Thursday. Chatham's parade steps off at 9:30 a.m. at the corner of Main Street and Shore Road, and proceeds down Main Street to Crowell Road, ending at Tip Cart Road. More than 90 floats, groups and vehicles both antique and modern are scheduled to participate, with more mu...

No Summer Holiday for Childhood Hunger

By: Tim Wood

Program Keeps Thousands Of Kids Fed Over School Vacation CHATHAM – Summer on Cape Cod is often synonymous with endless beach days, Americana band concerts, and lobster roll picnics. But, for many children, summer also brings uncertainty and hunger.  “The students who depend upon free and reduced school meals for more than half their daily calories during the school year are at risk for hunger during the s...

CHATHAM – Coming back from a devastating fire was not, shall we say, a smoothie for Emack and Bolio's, but it wasn't exactly a rocky road either. After the building that houses the ice cream shop at 2 Kent Place, just behind the Children's Shop, was destroyed in a blaze last Halloween, a team of builders, tradesmen and contractors kicked into gear to get the structure completely rebuilt and the shop open for b...

Some Say They Feel 'Unsafe' CHATHAM – Several members of the charter review committee say they will resign unless selectmen take action following an incident in which committee clerk Seth Taylor shouted at and allegedly physically confronted a member of the public. The confrontation occurred after the committee's June 18 meeting had been adjourned and the meeting room video recorder had been turned off. Pro...

CHATHAM — At age 93, Ivan Bassett looks back on many happy Independence Day celebrations, and never misses the parade in Chatham. This year, as grand marshal, he’ll be watching from the back seat of a vintage Ford Phaeton convertible, part of the parade’s salute to veterans and members of the military. It’ll be a memorable experience, but perhaps not as memorable as a Fourth of July he spent 75 years ago, off I...

CHATHAM – A confirmed sighting of a great white shark eating a seal off the southern end of Monomoy Monday leaves no doubt that what are now the region's most unwelcome summer visitors have arrived. With shark sightings comes renewed concerns over safety at area beaches. Last week new signs went up at most town beaches and town landings warning of the presence of great white sharks. The bright red and blue sig...

CHATHAM – Five years ago, a golden retriever named Lazy Daze Sir Charles Barkley (known better as Chatham Charlie) became the “unofficial ambassador” of the town of Chatham. That status continued after his unexpected death last August from hemangiosarcoma cancer. “One day he was swimming at Cow Yard, and the next morning he passed away,” said Paul Litwin, one of Charlie’s owners. Charlie’s life will be cele...

West Chatham Roadwork To End Friday

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – There's good news for folks who frequently drive along Route 28 through the West Chatham business district. The West Chatham Roadway Project is about to end for the summer. Work on revamping Route 28 (Main Street) between Barn Hill Road and George Ryder Road road is scheduled to end Friday, June 28, according to Public Works Director Tom Temple. “They're actually ahead of schedule at this point,” ...