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Our View: 'Cape Cod Detour Land'

By: The Cape Cod Chronicle

(Sung to the tune of “Winter Wonderland.”) Backup alarms ring, are you listening? In the lane, pavement's blistering. A frustrating sight, We'll be late tonight, Driving through a Cape Cod detour land. Flagmen freeze, just like stones. Halting traffic, on their iPhones. They're backing up cars, Gazing at stars, Driving through a Cape Cod detour land. On the detour we can see the back lanes. And pret...

Business: New England Pizza To Move To Knots Landing

By: Debra Lawless

CHATHAM – After 33 years, New England Pizza Chatham will be moving from 1200 Main St. to 1077 Main St. to merge with its sister restaurant, Knots Landing Bar & Grill, when its lease expires at the end of this month. “It’s a win-win for everyone,” says Sophia Malitas, 51, who, with her brother Philip Malitas, 55, owns the two restaurants and the property at 1077 Main St. One afternoon last week the pair ...

ORLEANS – Most of those who spoke at the state’s Dec. 11 hearing on a proposed roundabout at routes 28 and 39 and Quanset Road thought it was a bright idea, but they didn’t want it to be too bright. “There are 17 light fixtures in this plan,” Selectman Kevin Galligan told representatives of the state Department of Transportation and consultants from VHB. “This is over-lit. Picture coming from a dark space ...

ORLEANS – It’s a watershed moment. Conservation groups in the four Pleasant Bay watershed towns have pledged a total of $326,000 toward the acquisition of Sipson Island, the only island in the Bay that is still privately owned and has no public access. “This level of commitment – recognizing the importance of the Pleasant Bay watershed regardless of municipal lines – sends a powerful message of collaboratio...

ORLEANS – It’s a watershed moment. Conservation groups in the four Pleasant Bay watershed towns have pledged a total of $326,000 toward the acquisition of Sipson Island, the only island in the Bay that is still privately owned and has no public access. “This level of commitment – recognizing the importance of the Pleasant Bay watershed regardless of municipal lines – sends a powerful message of collaboratio...

ORLEANS— Jeremy Gingras, the former Harwich Chamber of Commerce executive director who was fired for stealing thousands of dollars from the chamber and its charitable foundation, will avoid a trial on embezzlement charges as part of a plea deal accepted Friday in Orleans District Court. Through his attorney, Gingras pleaded guilty to two reduced charges and agreed to repay the Harwich Chamber of Commerce $30,0...

Robert P. Anderson

By: Contributed

Robert P. Anderson Robert P. Anderson, 70, of Berlin, N.H. passed away on Saturday December 7, 2019 at the Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin after a long illness. He was born in Lowell on December 18, 1948 the son of Earl and Beulah (Rogers) Anderson and was raised and educated in Massachusetts. He came to Berlin 12 years ago. Prior to his retirement, he had been employed as a cosmetologist and lastly as a ...

Ronald “Pee Wee” Ray Baker

By: Contributed

Ronald “Pee Wee” Ray Baker Ronald “Pee Wee” Ray Baker, 68, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by family on December 6, 2019.  Celebration of Life: 11:00 AM, Saturday, December 14, 2019, Wiley Funeral Home Chapel, Granbury.  A celebration of life will be held in Vermont in the summer.        Pee Wee was born on January 13, 1951 to Pete and Minnie Lee Baker in Weatherford, Texas. He grew up in Brock, ...

John Thomas Fox

By: Contributed

John Thomas Fox John Thomas Fox, age 96, died peacefully on Tuesday Nov. 26, 2019. He was the beloved husband of Veronica (Gavin) Fox for 69 years; loving father of Joellen (Fox) Serkes, John Stephen Fox and he was predeceased by his son Thomas Edward Fox. He was a loving grandfather and great grandfather. In addition to his parents Francis Henry and Catherine Fox, he was predeceased by his sisters Margaret Rei...

Barbara Smith Andersen

By: Contributed

Barbara Smith Andersen Barbara Smith Andersen passed away peacefully at 91 on October 27, 2019 in Denver, Colorado.  Barbara was born in Braintree and graduated from Thayer Academy in Braintree and Linden Hall School in Lititz, Pa. Barbara raised her family in Lebanon, Pa. and later moved to West Harwich where she lived for many years owning and operating the Salt Meadow Motel.   After marrying her beloved Johan...

Richard Kean Clifford

By: Contributed

Richard Kean Clifford, 76 Richard Kean Clifford, 76, of Chatham, formerly of Simsbury, Conn., passed away at his home on December 6, 2019 surrounded by his family. He was born February 19, 1943 and spent his childhood growing up in Bantam, Conn.  Richard graduated from Torrington High School, Torrington, Conn., in 1961.  He went on to graduate from Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, with a degree in E...

CHATHAM — At the request of local business owners, selectmen this week rejected a proposal that would have put in place a one-month detour allowing only westbound traffic through the West Chatham Roadway Project construction zone. The decision will spare stores and restaurants in the area from the detour, which some claim would kill business, but it is also likely to add another year to the project. Roadway...

Richard Clifford, ‘Countdown Cod’ Creator, 76

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — Richard Clifford, perhaps best known locally as the creator of the Countdown Cod sculpture that helps Chatham celebrate New Year’s Eve each year, has died at the age of 76. A trained engineer and landscape architect, Mr. Clifford made a career working for the Connecticut state parks department before retiring to his Chatham vacation home with wife Judi in 1997. In retirement, he was a founding member...

CHATHAM – There's no stopping the Cookie Express. The annual holiday event sponsored by the First Congregational Church, which stops at the Chatham Congregational Church this Saturday, Dec. 14, has been chugging along for many years, perhaps two or three decades, first as part of a church Christmas fair, and on its own for at least the past 15 years. What's crystal clear, however, is that its ongoing popularit...

CHATHAM – Taking action ahead of a new state law set to go into effect June 1, the board of health last week approved regulations banning the retail sale of all flavored tobacco products in town. Last summer the board banned flavored tobacco sales in regular retail stores, but allowed the sales in adult-only smoke shops. The latest revision of the town's tobacco control regulations, slated to go into effect Ja...

Run, run Rudolph, Santa has to make it to town Santa make him hurry, tell him he can take the freeway down Run, run Rudolph, reeling like a merry-go-round – Chuck Berry, “Run Run Rudolph” CHATHAM – There will be a lot of Rudolphs running in downtown Saturday thanks to a new event that's been added to this weekend's 41 st annual Christmas By The Sea celebration. “Rudolph's Flight” takes off on ...