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The story of life on the Lower Cape is, and always has been, about water. Years ago, our waterways sustained generations of fishermen, whalers, merchant seamen and others, and they still fuel the economy today. People come to the Cape to be near the water, and that drives the visitor industry and the real estate market. The surge of residential development that began in the 1960s and continues today is undercu...

Letters to the Editor, June 13

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Harwich Faces Serious Traffic Problems Editor: As a Harwich resident using Route 124, Route 39 and Oak Street, I am reminded daily of two intersections that need to be monitored and supervised. Oak Street is heavily traveled through out the year. The volume and speed of traffic turning onto and off of Oak at Route 39 pose problems in terms of traffic flow and, more importantly, safety. Consider that this...

Donna Tavano: Jest Talkin’ Jaywalkin’

By: Donna Tavano

It really is almost summer. As much as we relish its positive virtues, we dread the perils: endless streams of traffic and never-ending supermarket register lines. Live here for a few years, you learn how to cope; right turns only, and shop early morning or late at night. We’ve traded constant winter road construction for seemingly suicidal clusters of colorfully clad cyclists. But there is one road hazard...

The nominating period for the Age Forward Employer Awards has been extended to Monday, July 1, says Laura H. Roskos, senior community services employment program director with Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands (ESCCI). For the second time this fall, MassHire Cape and Islands Workforce Board and Career Center, in partnership with ESCCI, will give awards to workplaces that are senior friendly. The Age F...

EASTHAM – When Benten Niggel first came to Cape Cod, it was as a timid three-year-old recently adopted after several years in foster care. On June 8, Niggel, president of Nauset Regional High School’s Class of 2019, became one of 240 graduates of the school, grateful for the journey that saw him through his formative years and which will encourage him to soar as he heads to Harvard University in the fall. “The...

ORLEANS — Maybe this would be easier if Orleans had never split from Eastham in 1797. Instead, two boards of selectmen rather than one will meet again at the Eastham Public Library, on June 24 at 5:30 p.m., to try to find a way forward on dredging Nauset estuary. The shoaled-up estuary is a hazard to recreational and commercial navigation, almost as problematic as two captains trying to steer the same ship. ...

James Bowles

By: Contributed

James Bowles, 61 James Bowles, 61, of Austin, Texas passed away on May 28, 2019 at MD Anderson after battling cancer. He is survived by his wife, Carla, of 37 years; sons, Justin & Jeffrey Bowles; sisters and spouses, Teresa and Stanley Otsubo of Seattle, Wash., Frances and Mike Kiser of Keene, N.H., Kathy Bowles of Boston, Caroline and Peter Shelly of Pittstown, N.J., Jeanette and David Queenan of Melrose....

Alvin Louis Stern

By: Contributed

Alvin Louis Stern, 82, of Sun Lakes, Ariz. passed away peacefully May 17, 2019, at home after a struggle with leukemia. After growing up in Great Neck, N.Y., Al attended Brown University, graduating and receiving his commission as a naval officer in 1959. Following his three years of Naval service, Al earned his JD degree at New York University Law School in 1965. Al started his legal career at the admiralty law ...

David Colfax Garre, Jr. (Davey)

By: Contributed

On Wednesday, May 29, 2019, David (Davey) Colfax Garre, Jr., passed away peacefully at the age of 47. He battled end stage renal failure coupled with rheumatoid arthritis for several years.   Davey was born on April 4, 1972 at Cape Cod Hospital and raised in Chatham. Davey attended Chatham Public School. He also attend The Pomfret School in Connecticut. Davey attended Roger Williams University in Rhode Islan...

Joan Jazowski Fellows

By: Contributed

Joan Jazowski Fellows died on April 12, 2019 in West Yarmouth. A resident of New London, N.H. and formerly of Weston and Belmont, she grew up in Braintree, attended Thayer Academy and graduated from Hood College, Class of 1953. She was predeceased by her husband Haynes “Pete” Fellows and former husband, William T. Blackwell of Cohasset. Joan was the former Director of Marketing for the Harvard Community Heal...

Town Prepares New Shark Safety Measures

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — With high-tech barriers or deterrent systems apparently off the table for the 2019 summer season, town officials are preparing other measures designed to keep swimmers safe from sharks and seals. Those measures include better communication, patrols, and first aid kiosks on the outer beaches. A memo from the parks and recreation department indicates that all lifeguard, beach patrol and harbor patrol...

Fish Pier Delays Vex Fishermen, Sightseers

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — With the commercial fishing and visitor seasons rapidly approaching, delays in rebuilding the fish pier observation deck are causing nerves to fray. “It’s becoming a safety issue,” commercial fisherman Doug Feeney, chairman of the town's Aunt Lydia's Cove committee, told selectmen Monday night. Commercial fishermen are unable to unload their catch in the usual way because the electric fish hoists h...

CHATHAM – Despite dredging this past winter, shoals have filled in the channel between Outermost Harbor and open water, making the marina inaccessible two hours either side of low tide. The town has provided about 30 moorings in the open water off Morris Island where the marina will stage boats for its customers. During the times when the marina basin is inaccessible, customers will be shuttled to their vessel...

CHATHAM – About 100 government, business and community leaders met at the community center Tuesday to provide input into the economic development planning process launched by Gov. Charlie Baker last month. The “engagement session” sponsored by the governor's economic development planning council focused on gaining a Cape perspective on six topics that will inform Baker's economic development policies in his se...

CHATHAM – Between fiscal years 2018 and 2019, use of the town's online bill paying system increased by 60 percent. The figure is likely to increase with the introduction of a new system that allows people to pay more bills online with fewer fees. Beginning with the next round of water bills, scheduled to be issued in the next week or two, residents and property owners will be able to pay free of charge with el...