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Donna Tavano: WADITW

By: Donna Tavano

The New Year – 2019 – there will never be another, what does it mean, other than to remember to write the new date on checks and documents, or to purchase an amusing doggie yoga calendar to organize ourselves for the next 52 weeks.  But even as wizened and weary Father Time ushers in the tiny diapered one, each new year we sense a change, a subtle shift of time. Jan. 1 gives us another chance to begin anew,...

CHATHAM —  In the lower level of the Atwood House and Museum on Stage Harbor Road in Chatham is arguably the best collection of documents, artifacts, and other treasured elements of the town’s history. Official records, including some rescued from the town hall fire of 1919, as well as family papers, maps, rare books and historic clothing are preserved for their protection and access by historians and other inte...

ORLEANS — The Snow Library Board of Trustees voted 4-3 Jan. 8 to support the town locating a sewer pumping station – most of it underground – on library property abutting the village green. The decision was complicated by ongoing planning for a new or expanded library that could push the library east to accommodate more parking and full vehicle access around the building. AECOM project engineer Reggie Don...

ORLEANS — The push to get something done regarding affordable housing continued last week as the selectmen appointed seven members of the new affordable housing trust fund board and the affordable housing committee zeroed in on practical steps toward acquiring specific properties to meet the need. The new trust, created by town meeting, will no longer have to wait until that body meets to act on property pur...

CHATHAM – For more than six decades, local theater enthusiasts have flocked to the Monomoy Theatre to see shows evoking a sense of Broadway in their backyard. Now, the future of the landmark is in jeopardy after recent health and safety violations prompted the University of Hartford to terminate its lease, which in turn has motivated the property owners to put the property up for sale in the coming weeks. The ...

Lenore Marie Clark

By: Contributed

Lenore Marie Clark 96 Nov 19, 1922               Lenore (Lee) Marie Reimann Clark passed away on December 15, 2018 in Brewster.  Born in Mount Vernon, N.Y., she was the daughter of George and Ella Reimann, sister to Mary Agnes Whittle, Dorothy Wallace and Robert Reimann. She was educated at Good Council, White Plains, N.Y., graduating high school at the age of 16.  She moved to Boston where she ...

Arthur Kempton Hilbert II (Arty)

By: Contributed

                Arthur Kempton Hilbert II (Arty) died on the evening of Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 after a long battle with an illness.                  Arty served in the Air Force for four years after graduating high school. Shortly thereafter, he worked as a fisherman and forever appreciated Cape Cod for its natural beauty and peaceful beaches, something that always lured him back home when he ventured el...

Waterfront Chatham Estate Sells For $14.7 Million

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

CHATHAM – A waterfront estate on Morris Island was the highest-selling real estate property in town during 2018. The two-acre parcel at 97 Tilipi Run sold for $14,750,000, according to the Barnstable County Registry of Deeds. The property contains a 10,915-square-foot, six-bedroom house as well as a 1,197-square-foot, two-bedroom guest house. The property was sold by Mary Holmes of Longboat Key, Fla,, trustee ...

CHATHAM – A third historic home on Stage Harbor Road appears headed for the wrecking ball. Despite pleas from Historical Commission Chairman Frank Messina, the zoning board of appeals last week approved a special permit allowing the demolition of a nearly 160-year-old house at 356 Stage Harbor Rd. so that a new dwelling can be built. “We're down two strikes on Stage Harbor Road,” Messina told zoning board m...

CHATHAM – The home of the most famous surfboat crew in the history of the Coast Guard is no longer a surf station. As of Dec. 10, Coast Guard Station Chatham's designation was changed from a surf station to a heavy weather station. That means crews can only respond if surf on the bar is under eight feet, said Senior Chief Petty Officer Carlos Hessler, the officer in charge of the station. “That's the only c...

Chatham Upgrades Sidewalks Through Old Village

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – In recent weeks, crews have repaved sidewalks along Main Street in the Old Village and in a few other locations in town, replacing uneven, sometimes narrow walkways with facilities that comply with federal and state access laws. “This is part of the whole comprehensive sidewalk plan,” said Department of Public Works Director Tom Temple. Crews began work just past the Chatham Lighthouse and worked ...

Legislation extending the state room occupancy tax to include short-term rentals was signed into law by Gov. Charlie Baker Friday. Along with applying the tax to summer home rentals and AirBnBs, the legislation adds an additional 2.75 percent to the tax to create a fund to clean up the Cape's coastal waterways. The legislation was a compromise between a House and Senate conference committee agreement and am...

Chatham Builds Fleet Of Green Vehicles

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — When it comes to reducing its carbon footprint, Chatham town government is getting plugged in. On the advice of the town’s energy committee, staff have begun replacing certain town vehicles with plug-in hybrid models. The vehicles are being leased for three years, after which time the town has the option to purchase them. Over the summer, the town took delivery of a Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in ...

In this country we have often-strange priorities when it comes to food and feeding the hungry. In 2010, $161 billion worth of food was wasted and ended up in landfills, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This represents 30 to 40 percent of all the food produced. And in 2017, people spent over $66 billion on dieting and weight loss products. At the same time, many of us can’t conceive of what i...

EverSource Infrastructure Issues Impacting Cranberry Valley

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Without a resolution with EverSource on costs associated with providing additional electric infrastructure to Cranberry Valley Golf Course, the town may have to delay implementing plans for a solar array at the new golf cart barn and the switch from gas to electric golf carts. “Everything is dictated by EverSource,” Golf Director Roman Greer told members of the golf committee in a session two weeks a...

Harwich Designated Green Community, Gets State Grant

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The town's Green Communities designation is paying off. The Baker-Polito Administration on Thursday announced that Harwich was among 30 municipalities across the state designated as Green Communities. The town received a $152,910 grant, part of $4,866,648 in grants awarded by the administration to recognized communities' commitment to reduce energy consumption and contribute to a healthier environmen...