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'Matilda' Is A Lively, Fun Family Treat

By: Amy Tagliaferri

Between her mean TV-obsessed parents and a cruel school headmistress (“You Maggots!”), Matilda Wormwood has it pretty tough. What’s a five year old child to do? Why, read books of course! You see Matilda is smart, really smart, and has a powerful mind in more ways than one (think telekinetic!). Her teacher, Miss Honey, sees it and nurtures her student. But both she and Matilda have the awful Mrs. Trunchbull to co...

Zany! Crazy! Hilarious! Amazing! “The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Summer Blockbusters” opened at Cape Rep last week for its East Coast premiere, where it’s sure to get the same raves the parodies experienced in Los Angeles. The creator of the show, Kate Pazakis, is no doubt thrilled to be here as she’s very familiar with this stage. She performed on it over 25 years ago. A huge TV screen with a Simpsons-...

Parents and children alike can struggle with conforming to society’s demands while still maintaining their individuality. In his latest musical “Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Rock Experience,” popular children’s book author Mo Willems explores this idea of fitting in while still being true to oneself. The entertainingly silly story is set underground in Grandpah’s tunnel, where every naked mole rat is proud...

Happy Independence Day

By: Russ Allen

Today is the 243rd anniversary of the adoption by the Continental Congress of the Declaration of Independence. Each year the Fourth of July, and the days before and after, offer opportunities to celebrate that event. In addition, it marks the official start of the summer season, which means that for the next two months Cape Cod will be crowded with residents, vacationers, and tourists enjoying all that this uniqu...

Our View: Dissolve The Chatham Charter Review Committee

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

There is no dispute about the general outline of what occurred at the June 18 Chatham Charter Review Committee meeting. After the session was adjourned, property owner George Myers stood at the podium to speak about Open Meeting Law violation complaints he filed against the committee. Committee members urged him to stop speaking, because if they continued to deliberate they would be violating the Open Meeting Law...

Letters To The Editor, July 4, 2019

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Working To Save Old Buildings Editor: We are an “alliance for combined action to save our antique buildings in Chatham,” the Cape and Islands and nationally. Meet Protect Our Past, LLC, a newly formed not-for-profit organization. Our purpose is to promote education and public awareness of the value of local architectural legacy; to preserve, protect and restore the visual quality and integrity of historic b...

Milton D. Moore Jr.

By: Contributed

  Longtime Chatham resident Milton D. Moore Jr. died peacefully in his sleep Saturday, June 29, at age 97. Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Milton led an exemplary life of hard work, generosity and kindness. His generosity was not restricted to a checkbook, but was a genuine quality of his personality. He had a generosity of spirit. Milton was open and non-judgmental to al...

Dorothy “Dot” Hewins

By: Contributed

HARWICH- Dorothy “Dot” Hewins of Key West, Fla., formerly of Harwich, passed away peacefully at her daughter’s home in Key West on June 24 th .  She was predeceased by her beloved husband Larry Hewins whom she was married to for over fifty years.                 Dot was born and raised in Norwood.  She and Larry raised their family in Walpole and Harwich.  She had a tremendous love of Cape Cod and especially e...

Sarah Bailey Doggett

By: Contributed

Sarah Bailey Doggett May 27, 1968 – June 30, 2019               Sarah, a remarkable human, cherished friend, and exceptional mother and wife died peacefully on Sunday, June 30, 2019, after a long and courageous fight with breast cancer.               Sarah was the third child born to Joan Bailey and the late John Peter Bailey on May 27, 1968, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa where she was raised. Sarah attend...

Margaret M. Balfe

By: Contributed

Margaret M. Balfe known as Peg or Peggy, passed away on June 28, 2019. She was born on July 22, 1935 in New York City to Ann Keating Balfe and John Thomas Balfe, who were residing in Mount Vernon, N.Y. at the time.  Shortly thereafter the family moved to Rye, N.Y., where she attended Resurrection Grammar School and was in the first graduating class at the Academy of the Resurrection.  She attended St. Mary’s Coll...

When she was told in early June that Dr. Diane Campbell had abruptly left the Fontaine Medical Center in East Harwich, Pamela Scott Hanrahan was more than a little upset. For about seven years Campbell had been an attentive, caring primary care doctor for her family. “She was the kind of person who would literally lean in and listen to you,” Hanrahan said. But Campbell's departure left her scrambling to fin...

WELLFLEET — It was a hazy morning at Marconi Beach, but the message of those gathered on the bank above was clear: the six towns from Chatham to Provincetown and the Cape Cod National Seashore are working together on the challenge dealing with sharks in local waters. Seashore Superintendent Brian Carlstrom hosted a press conference July 2 with Lower Cape town administrators and public safety officials to dis...

EASTHAM — The Nauset Regional High School Building Committee shared facts and figures about addition and renovation plans for the 1970s-era campus with the region's town administrators and members of boards of selectmen and finance committees June 26. An option that retains 60 percent of the existing buildings has been selected, with a conceptual cost of $140,030,000. The Massachusetts School Building Authority (...

HARWICH — The planning board came close Tuesday night to pulling the trigger on sending the Harwich Retail LLC project to the Cape Cod Commission as a limited discretionary referral for a development of regional impact review. Board members agreed, however, that more definition of the reasons for the filing was necessary before taking a vote. Approximately 150 residents filled the large hearing room in town ha...

Kenneth Russell (Rusty) Lambert

By: Contributed

Kenneth Russell (Rusty) Lambert of Old Saybrook, Conn., and formerly of Framingham and Chatham, passed away on June 24, 2019 at home after a hard-fought battle with cancer.     Rusty was born on December 7, 1934, in Binghamton, N.Y., the son of Kenneth Gray Lambert and Catherine Mohan Lambert. He graduated from Boston College in 1957 and was the widower of both Gail and Maureen Lambert. In 1958, Rusty began a len...

Ian Monroe Mott

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Chatham - Ian Monroe Mott, 95, died Saturday June 22, 2019.  He was the husband of the late Janet (Nickerson) Mott, and the son of the late Thomas and Annie (Gosse) Mott.             Ian graduated from Cambridge Academy, Cambridge in 1943 and was immediately drafted in the Army to fight in WWII.  He was a mechanic in the 297th and followed General Patton around Western Europe.  His unit was the first one to ar...