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Nature Connection: The Perils Of Travel

By: Mary Richmond

Travel seems to be part of our universal experience as mobile organisms. We are on the move as soon as we can scoot or crawl across the ground. Baby animals and birds move as soon as they are able as well. Some of us move around close to home all our lives, but many of us feel the need to move well beyond our own dens, nests or backyards.  Today, humans don’t have to travel for survival as they once did, at...

John Whelan: Striking A Nerve

By: John Whelan

“Another op’nin,’ another show In Philly, Boston or Baltimo’ A chance for stage folks to say hello! Another op’nin,’ another show” In 1948, Cole Porter opened his great musical “Kiss Me Kate” with “Another op’nin,’ another show.” The song has become a Broadway anthem. The musical, which was based on William Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew,” was one of Broadway’s most enduring shows. I’ve been th...

Letters to the Editor, Jan. 24 2019

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Letter Opened A Much-needed Dialogue Editor: In recent weeks there as been an outpouring of feedback to the letter from Beverly Nelson.   Like everyone else, I was outraged and a little pissed off at Bev to say the least.  As time as gone by, though, I want to thank Beverly for her (in my opinion) misguided and uninformed letter.  Her letter began a conversation that was long overdue. Like most things in li...

Our View: Don't Raise Resident Beach Fee

By: The Cape Cod Chronicle

Given the discussions that have gone on in Chatham recently about trying to sustain a diverse year-round population, the park and recreation commission's proposal to raise the annual resident beach sticker fee comes at the wrong time. Like death by a thousand cuts, each time town government raises a permit fee it digs into the limited resources of those who live here year round. Some, like building permits, ha...

Monomoy School News

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Monomoy Regional High School Congratulations to Jenna Beebe, whose poem, "Inside of Me" was chosen for publication in the American High School Poets anthology, published by the Live Poets Society of New Jersey. On Friday, Jan. 4, Monomoy AP and We the People government students went to the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the Senate in Boston to participate in a day-long Senate simulation field trip. Stude...

Radio Host Shares Music And Mission With MLK Breakfast Audience

By: Ed Maroney , Russ Allen

ORLEANS — For decades, New Englanders looking for a daily antidote to life's stresses turned their radio dials to WGBH-FM for the start of “Eric in the Evening.” With the first notes of Tommy Flanagan's rendition of Horace Silver's “Peace,” listeners' souls were calmed and stirred. On the 90 th anniversary of the birth of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, radio host and musicologist Eric Jackson did it again...

Citizens Step Up For Training To 'Stop The Bleed'

By: Ed Maroney

ORLEANS — Townspeople are flocking to courses to learn how to “Stop the Bleed.” The monthly sessions given by the fire and rescue department with the support of the Orleans Citizens Forum are already fully booked into the spring. Twenty-five people attended a training Jan. 17 at the senior center, where Fire Chief Anthony Pike explained that the program had originated at the White House in 2015 as a way to r...

Storm Brings Rain, Minor Coastal Flooding

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

CHATHAM -- The first major winter storm of the season brought minor coastal flooding and a lot rain to the region. The usual hotspots -- Ryder's Cove, Little Beach -- experienced flooding at high tide late Sunday morning, but there appeared to be no major damage or erosion. More than 1.5 inches of rain fell in the area, leading to widespread flooding in roadways. There appeared to be washovers on North Beac...

Andrew Buckley: Life At Sea

By: Andrew Buckley

The last thing I expected to find on a warm October day in Washington, D.C. was a Maine lobsterman. Or, rather, a statue of one. It was a brilliant, warm, breezy day. Rains from a couple days before had churned up the Potomac, resulting in the light rust mud color of the water, along with all manner of branches and leaves scattered across and under the surface. Having never been to the newly renovated Distr...

Eleanor Laing Greenhalgh-Kilty

By: Contributed

Constance Eleanor Laing Greenhalgh-Kilty of Chatham died peacefully in her sleep on January 6 th , midway through her 96 th year of an eventful life.  “Ellie” was born in Wellesley on April 22, 1923 and grew up during the great depression, raised by her mother Rena after her father passed away when she was 9. She moved to Chatham in 1947 and has lived the past 63 years in her current home. Ellie was predeceased ...

N. William Atwater

By: Contributed

 N. William Atwater, age 84 of Tewksbury Township/Chatham, Mass, passed away peacefully at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania on January 12, 2019 surrounded by family.  Born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania to Neil and Mildred (Schmidt) Atwater, Bill received his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees from Stevens Institute of Technology.  Upon graduating, Bill began a 43-year career with Foster Whee...

Nature Connection: The Nature Of Death

By: Mary Richmond

There’s a place where I’ve walked for over 50 years. Yes, it’s true, I’m ancient. I’ve seen this spit of beach change a lot in all those years. I learned to swim there. My children learned to swim there and my grandchildren swim there now. I’ve seen sunrises and sunsets, bad days and good days. I’ve walked any number of dogs there that began as puppies and ended up as grizzled, arthritic, old dogs.  O...

Letters to the Editor, Jan. 17

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Churches Key To First Night  Editor: We should all be thankful for the support given to First Night Chatham by the churches in Chatham that provide venues for the events. Roughly half of the locations this year were town-owned properties with the balance being offered by our community organizations that provide venues for a very high level of artistic and entertaining performances which were enjoyed by all ...

Chatham Police Chief To Step Down In 2021

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – In May 2012, Mark Pawlina will have been a police officer for 37 and a half years. That, to him, seemed like a good time to try something different. Earlier this month, Town Manager Jill Goldsmith extended Pawlina's contract as the town's chief of police through May 31, 2021, a six-month extension of his current agreement. Pawlina agreed that will be his final contract extension and he will step down...

CHATHAM — Saying the “stingy” stipend they receive hasn’t been increased in years, selectmen this week proposed doubling their pay and that of the town moderator. Board members currently receive an annual stipend of $2,000, with an extra $500 for the chairman. At the board’s direction, staff surveyed the stipends paid to other boards of selectmen on the Cape, and found that they ranged from a low of $1,500 i...