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'Deathtrap' Brings A Satisfying End To Playhouse Season

By: Ellen Petry Whalen

Authors of murder mysteries spend copious hours thinking up the perfect crime, but what if they actually acted upon them? Playwright Ira Levin plays out this idea in his time-honored comic-thriller “Deathtrap.” Sidney Bruhl is a famous playwright who has been in a long-term slump. He hasn’t written a hit murder mystery since his celebrated show “The Murder Game.” Desperate for a comeback, he thinks hi...

“Dead in the Water,” a documentary about the impact of government regulations on the New England commercial fishing industry, will have an encore screening at the Chatham Orpheum Theater Saturday, Aug. 31, at 10 a.m. Filmmaker David Wittkower will attend the showing, which will include a question and answer session with local fishermen. The one-hour film was shown at the Orpheum a year ago and has since pla...

Renew Harwich Sidewalk Effort

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

It would be nice, on this Labor Day weekend, to take a stroll from downtown Harwich Port to Saquatucket Harbor to view the new facilities and perhaps have a bite to eat on the new deck overlooking the water. Unfortunately, walking along Route 28 between those two locations is both inadvisable and downright dangerous. Not only is there no sidewalk, there's precious little shoulder area. At some spots, a pedestrian...

Letters to the Editor, Aug. 29

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Keep It Safe, Selectmen Editor: Let’s work together! Let’s keep Chatham’s airspace safe. We all agree we want a safe environment in Chatham for our residents, families, friends and visitors. A safe place to live, work, play and visit. Safety on our streets, on our beaches and ponds, in our backyards and in our airspace is important to help keep Chatham thriving. We all agree that Chatham is a conge...

Elizabeth Nye “Betsy” Suter

By: Contributed

Elizabeth Nye “Betsy” Suter, long-time summer resident of North Chatham, of Concord and also of Green Valley, Ariz. in the winters, died Sunday, May 26th, 2019, at Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln, of multiple causes.  She was 93.   Betsy first summered on Cape Cod with her family as a tween and young teen in the late 1930’s at The Narrows in South Orleans, driven there with her two younger sisters by th...

Judith W. Young

By: Contributed

Judith W. Young, loving wife, mother and grandmother, died peacefully at home August 22, 2019 surrounded by her family.  She was a talented teacher, seamstress, solver of crossword puzzles, and she loved to travel with her husband.  She is survived by her husband, Jim Young, her two daughters Suzanne Young and Kathleen Morse and Kathleen’s companion Harold Johnson, and her grandchildren Kelsey and Jonathan Mors...

Dennis Charles Marquis

By: Contributed

Dennis Charles Marquis 1934 – 2019 Dennis Charles Marquis passed away August 18, 2019 in Ocala, Fla., after a series of health challenges. Dennis lived a life of richness in family, friends, professional accomplishments, and travel. He and his wife June Harrington Marquis have been members of the Chatham community since 1978.  Dennis was born in Lima, Ohio, to Tom and Ethel Marquis. He attended Stetson Universi...

Mary Frances Gray

By: Contributed

Mary Frances Gray of Chatham and Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., a beloved daughter, sister, aunt and friend left this earth on August 20th after a battle with cancer.       She was born November 9, 1959 in Worcester to the late Lawrence Gray and Marion Gray, and moved to Chatham as a child. She was a graduate of Chatham High School class of 1978.       She leaves behind her mother, her brother David and sister Nancy...

Taking A Shine To Solar Power, At Home And Work

By: Ed Maroney

ORLEANS — David Currier is in the midst of having solar panels installed on the roofs of his business and his home. “Electric rates aren't going down,” the owner of Orleans Bowling Center said last week. “Those big companies don't like making less money.” Currier, who's also a selectman, is working with BlueSel Solar to realize his dream of generating his own power. He grew up with one of the company's sa...

ORLEANS — Attention, developers: affordable housing units could be built at the Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank operations center campus on West Road, according to a study presented last night (Aug. 28) to the board of selectmen. Two concepts, one with 45 units and the other with 51, are in no sense a fixed plan to be carried out by builders. They express the elements that the town's affordable housing comm...

At Long Last, Coast Guard Honors One Of Its Fallen

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM —One-hundred-and-one years ago, 130 men were lost when the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa was torpedoed by a World War I German U-boat. This week, the family of one of those men received his Purple Heart. Admiral Andrew Tiongson, center, presents the Purple Heart certificate to Steven (left) and Brad Finch.  Congressman William Keating (behind) wa...

CHATHAM – To say the least, Tony Guthrie was disappointed that food trucks were not allowed downtown during this summer's Mondays on Main music nights. He feels having them there would have attracted more people and injected some fun into the event; instead, a few people were able to block food trucks by claiming they'd take customers away from downtown restaurants. “Not everybody wants to sit in a restaurant,...

CHATHAM — When it comes to providing emergency medical services, firefighters do what they can to help their patients make a complete recovery. But Chatham Firefighter Paramedic Michael Lopriore is going the extra mile—with a dog leash in his hand. Lopriore and his colleagues were repeatedly called to help a resident suffering from a severe medical condition. “It was kind of an ongoing thing. It was getti...

CHATHAM – The Chatham Merchants Association's Art in the Park exhibit ended last Friday, and while the auction of the painted and decorated Cape Cod and mermaid silhouettes did not bring in as much as Sharks in the Park did in previous years, the organizer are pleased with the final tally. “I think we did great, we really did well,” commented Susan Dimm, president of the merchants group. Online bids for the...

CHATHAM – Working under a directive from the board of selectmen, the planning board has begun investigating ways to limit the size and mass of new homes. Last week the board met with two members of the planning board in Truro, which recently enacted a residential house size bylaw. Chatham has no similar bylaw, although controlling the mass and size of residential construction is called for in the town's compre...