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Updated List Of Restaurants Offering Takeout

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

The following list of restaurants offering takeout and curb-side pickup service was provided by the Chatham, Harwich and Orleans chambers of commerce. Details may change by the time of publication. Check with establishment websites or call for updated hours and menus.   Chatham Marion’s Pie Shop   www.marionspieshopofchatham.com/ Tuesday-Saturday 8-5, Sunday 8-4,   508-432-9439  Mom and Pops Burgers  ww...

Travelers From NY, NJ, CT Urged To Self-isolate

By: Staff Reports and Contributors

On Wednesday, the Chatham Board of Health issued a notice urging people from New Jersey, New York or Connecticut who've come to their seasonal homes in Chatham voluntarily self-isolate in their homes for 14 days. The move was recommended by the White House Coronavirus Task Force, the notice reads . "This voluntary self-isolation, out of an abundance of caution, recognizes that New York City is the current ...

Confined To Home? Escape Into A Book

By: Debra Lawless

As news about the coronavirus pandemic dominates the airwaves and new cases are discovered here on Cape Cod, many of us, sheltering in our homes, have taken to reading as a comfort and a pastime. As of last week, Yellow Umbrella Books was still open for business, although by press time it may be shuttered. “We’re going on a day-to-day basis to see what we can do,” owner Eric Linder said in a telephone intervie...

Amy Francis Rose

By: Contributed

Amy Francis Rose 83, lifelong resident of Harwich, passed way surrounded by her loving family.           Born in Provincetown and the daughter of the late Jane and Bertram Clapp. She graduated from Orleans High School and had her own cleaning business for 28 years. She retired 8 years ago.           She loved bowling, camping, quilting, sewing and being with her grandchildren.           She leav...

Nature Connection: The More Things Change

By: Mary Richmond

Almost every day I walk outdoors. Many of the places I walk are places I return to again and again for different reasons. Some are simply close by and easy choices when time is tight. Some are seasonal. I have my favorite spots for watching for spring migrants and I know where I’ll often find the first blooming mayflowers. There’s a spot where brown creepers sing and a place where big black racers stretch o...

John Whelan: Bridge Over Troubled Water

By: John Whelan

“When you’re down and out When you’re on the street When evening falls so hard I will comfort you I’ll take your part Oh when darkness comes And pain is all around”   Paul Simon wrote “Bridge Over Troubled Water” in 1969 and he and his partner, Art Garfunkel, released the song in January 1970. The song was a huge hit and stayed at number one on the pop charts for six weeks. It was also a s...

Letters to the Editor, March 26

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Virus Keeps Candidate Off Ballot Editor: Under ordinary circumstances, I would have been able to get the signatures, by Thursday's (March 26) deadline, necessary to qualify as a candidate for the board of selectmen this spring, as I had back in 2008 and 2009. However, due to COVID-19, we all have been advised to practice "social distancing" which, for any of us, makes it risky to handle, or even sign, a pa...

Our View: Looking After Each Other

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

After last summer's tornado, there was an outpouring of assistance for those unlucky enough to be caught in its path. Neighbors helped neighbors, food donations flooded emergency service providers, and there was a sense of pulling together in the face of a disaster. We've seen that before, after hurricanes and winter storms. Cape Codders look after each other. The coronavirus pandemic is a disaster on an entir...

Virus Apparently Claims Retired Episcopal Priest

By: Alan Pollock

Though it could not be confirmed through public health channels, the COVID-19 virus has apparently claimed the life of a retired priest who was affiliated with Christ Church, Harwich Port. According to the Rev. Brian McGurk, rector at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church of Chatham, the Rev. Dr. Richard Ottaway, an Episcopal priest and college professor, died Sunday night at Cape Cod Hospital as as result of COV...

Recognizing that many local residents are hurting because of the closures and other restrictions imposed by the coronavirus emergency, businesses, individuals and nonprofit organizations are stepping up to the plate to provide much-needed support and services, ranging from financial donations to supplying families with diapers and other necessities to sewing protective masks for healthcare workers. “This commu...

CHATHAM — Not surprisingly, selectmen this week officially threw their support behind the plan for a new senior center at 1610 Main St. The board recommended that town meeting pass the $8.28 million article, despite the fiscal uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. “The issues with the council on aging are not going to go away after we get through this period of emergency,” Selectman Peter Cocolis s...

CHATHAM — In the short term, new electrical equipment being installed in downtown Chatham aims to help town officials charge their new electric vehicles. But in the longer term, it’s designed to reduce the number and duration of power outages in the downtown area. John Ventura, Eversource Manager of Distribution System Engineering, spoke to selectmen last week to secure permission to install two new transforme...

CHATHAM — Voters at the next annual town meeting will be asked to reserve the town-owned house at 127 Old Harbor Rd., formerly the water department offices, for affordable housing. But it’s not clear whether any specific plan is on the table for doing so. In 1971, a special town meeting voted to accept the property as a gift from the late Marion Nickerson Ellis, with the provision that the property be designat...

Delays In East Harwich Sewer Project Impact Development

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH – The decision to put off a request for additional funding to complete phase two of the comprehensive wastewater management plan is creating problems for one local developer. Eastward Homes Business Trust of Chatham was issued planning board approval for the eight-lot Bascom Hollow subdivision off Route 39, to the east of the commercial district, in May 2018. Among the conditions imposed by the board o...

Test Kits And Supplies Thin At Outer Cape Health Services

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Outer Cape Health Services will be conducting all its COVID-19 testing from its Wellfleet health clinic, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Andrew Jorgenson said in a teleconference on Monday afternoon. But he expressed frustration with the lack of test kits and protective supplies available to the clinic. He explained the reason for using only one of OCHS’s three clinics is to prevent the other clinics from ...