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New Book Delves Into 30 Years Of 'The Simpsons'

By: Rowan Wood

Mike Reiss, best known for his work as a writer and producer on the longest-running American television sitcom, “The Simpsons,” spends time in Chatham during the summer. “I come for one week a year, sometimes two weeks,” he said. “I love the town, I know it inside and out by this point.” After he published his book “Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Sim...

Generosity And Need

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Frankly, we were blown away. Just as we were putting together an article marking the end of our summer Helping Neighbors campaign, Family Pantry of Cape Cod Executive Director Christine Menard informed us that a last-minute $5,000 donation – the second one in that amount in a week – had come up. Both of the donations will be matched by a group of summer residents who wish to remain anonymous, pushing the final...

Russ Allen: Is It Too Expensive To Live In Harwich?

By: Russ Allen

It is time to address the elephant in Harwich’s living room, to acknowledge a very personal and private topic, difficult to assess or resolve, kept from view by elements that belie its reality. One that has not been a subject of this monthly column – until now. Why now? Because of a sign in the Harwich Community Center, a poster resembling those that mark municipal boundaries across Massachusetts. Under the na...

Letters to the Editor, Sept. 6

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

CFL Attracted By Deep Pockets Editor: Regarding the article ("CLF Sues Harwich Resorts") in the Aug. 30 Chronicle, please take a look at this link: tinyurl.com/y84h6qa4. I'm hoping that The Chronicle is going to be "fair and balanced" with regard to assessing whether or not CLF is just bullying our resorts with baseless claims all in the name of soaking enterprises with deep pockets so they can pay their bu...

Peter Smith

By: Contributed

CHATHAM, MA - Peter James Smith, 73, passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his family on Monday, August 13, 2018 at Cape Cod Hospital.  He was born in Hartford, CT on November 7, 1944, the second of four children born to the late Francis and Natalie Smith of Orange, CT.   Peter graduated from Amity High School in 1962, received a BS in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University in 1967, ...

Yvonne Tolley

By: Contributed

Yvonne K. Tolley of Yarmouth Port passed away peacefully on August 28, 2018 after a brief illness. Yvonne was the beloved daughter of the late Suzanne and Raymond Kelley; and was born in Cambridge Massachusetts. Surrounded by her family and friends, she had just celebrated her 90 th birthday in July. Yvonne leaves behind her husband of 70 years Walter Tolley of Yarmouth Port, her children:  Bob, and spouse De...

Just What We Need: A New Tick May Be Coming To Cape

By: Elizabeth Van Wye

Larry Dapsis, the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension entomologist for Barnstable County, is on the lookout for Cape Cod's first longhorn tick. A year ago, none were known to be in the United States. Native to Asia, the longhorn tick was first found in November 2017 in Hunterdon County, N.J. This tick has now been seen in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Arkansas. "Once I heard it was outside New York City, I k...

ORLEANS — They're on a mission to celebrate the historic heritage of the town and encourage its preservation. They are the Orleans Historical Commission, and they'd appreciate an invitation to speak to your group about their mission. “Preservation really isn't about laws and regulations,” said commission chairman Ron Petersen. “It's about winning hearts and minds and establishing community norms that support...

ORLEANS — It's a pretty little stretch of sand on Cape Cod Bay, with a big parking lot close by. And you don't need a sticker to use it. The shoreline at Rock Harbor is one of the town's many waterside attractions popular with local residents and visitors alike. Balancing those demands has the board of selectmen contemplating some sort of resident parking sticker that could give priority to those who live he...

Fish Pier Observation Deck Closed

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – The observation deck at the fish pier was closed Monday after a support post was damaged by a fork lift. Wharfinger Michael Ryder secured the deck and shut down access by the public after being informed of the incident by Red's Best, one of the two tenants that lease the packing building. In an email, Ryder said the deck would be closed until the damage can be properly repaired. Plans are in th...

BREWSTER – The failure to follow the rules of “regular order” are at the root of Congress' inability to address the pressing issues of the day, Representative William Keating said Tuesday. Health care, immigration, affordable housing and many other matters could be tackled if legislation could just come to the floor for a vote, Keating said, but the current leadership won't allow that to happen, either because...

Selectmen Battle With Fees Versus Taxes To Fund Departments

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Selectmen continue to wrestle with the cost of permits as the town looks at bringing fees in line with the costs of running the building department. The topic has drawn some interesting debate, and selectmen could not come to a conclusion on increases in fees recommended by Building Commissioner Raymond Chesley. Over the past three weeks selectmen have been debating an increase in building departm...

'Chatham Charlie' Was The Town's Unofficial Ambassador

By: Debra Lawless

CHATHAM – Chatham Charlie was a “heart dog,” a special dog out of many beloved dogs, who wiggled his way deep into hearts. For Charlie’s “humans” Paul and Robin Litwin and, it turns out, for an awful lot of other people, the beautiful golden retriever with his huge smile and extraordinary personality made each day a little better. In his capacity as unofficial “ambassador” for the town of Chatham, Charlie lure...

New Study Seeks To Reveal The Secrets Of Halibut

By: Doreen Leggett

Fred Bennett has been a fisherman for about 60 years and he just stared, perplexed, at a graph supposedly showing a halibut, tagged to track its progress, moving in the water column. He shook his head in consternation and looked at fellow captain Mike Anderson who has spent more than 40 years on the water. How is that possible? Bennett wondered. Anderson was laughing. It’s not, he said – unless the st...

CHATHAM – The central portion of the iconic house at the corner of Shore Road and Seaview Street will be saved from the wrecking ball. Peter Polhemus of Polhemus Savery DaSilva Builders Architects told the historical commission last week that the firm has been working “quite intensely” with owners Ronald and Ann Cami on a design that will incorporate the original 1927-section of the building at 233 Seaview St....