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CHATHAMPORT – “The United States is today the only country in the world carrying on direct commercial communication by wireless with five other countries. Your corporation is the only company in the country operating high power radio stations communicating with other countries. This service has all been developed within the year.” The year was 1920, and these words greeted stockholders of the Radio Corporation of...

Our View: Off The Boat

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Once, it was pretty common for fishermen to sell whole fish right off the boat to local folks. The loss of that connection between consumers and commercial fishermen is one of the major victims of the changes the industry has undergone in the past several decades. But it's been rekindled, in a way, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. While fishermen are deemed essential and are allowed to work during the shu...

Letters To The Editor: May 14, 2020

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Sidewalk Needed For Safety Editor: A number of years ago the town authorized the installation of a sidewalk on Old Queen Anne from Stepping Stones to Main Street. This is the only stretch on that road that does not have a sidewalk from Lakeshore Drive to Main Street. It is dangerous to walk one side of the road. You are to always face traffic when walking on a road, but there is little escape if a car was c...

“I spent many years in Central America dealing with destruction — when I retired I became involved with construction,” said Joe Towle, a Maryknoll Priest who lives in Harwich Port, during a lunch break at the Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod’s recent building project on Paul Hush Way off Tubman Road in Brewster. Having dealt with the harmful products of corrupt government, criminal activity and poverty in seve...

ORLEANS — You might call it the nuclear option. Should the board of selectmen decide to refer the F. W. Webb project to the Cape Cod Commission for review, and should the commission accept, all local permitting would be suspended. In a memo responding to the board’s request for an update on the proposed 38,329-square-foot development bordering Route 6A near the Brewster town line, Director of Planning and C...

Nature Connection: Seeds Of hope

By: Mary Richmond

These days I do a lot of my walking in the woods. I’ve always loved the woods and as a child I spent many happy hours exploring the woods around my home in Hyannis. Yes, it’s true. There once were woods all through Hyannis. I woke in the night to songs of whip-poor-wills outside my window and was entertained by the largest, fattest toad in the world that spent his evenings by our old brick steps wa...

Selectmen Say Harwich Beaches Will Be Open This Summer

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH – Selectmen made it clear Monday night that Harwich beaches will be open this summer. Recreation Director Eric Beebe said he has reached out to other communities on the Cape and most are planning to open beaches. He said in some cases towns will be limiting parking to control the amount of people on beaches and ensure social distancing. There were questions about having a full opening with lifeguard...

Entertainment Sampler, May 7

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

In response to continued stay-at-home advisories and further precautions dur- ing the COVID-19 pandemic, our Entertainment Sampler has been temporarily revised. Please contact the theaters and galleries listed here directly for any additional changes in hours, exhibits, shows and online availability. VIRTUAL PAYOMET PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 29 Old Dewline Road, North Truro. 508- 487-5400; info@payomet.org;...

Edward J. Millar

By: Contributed

Edward J. Millar passed away peacefully at Cape Cod Hospital on April 27, 2020 at the age of 88.               Edward was born in 1931 in Winthrop to the late Athol and Emily (Person) of Revere.  He graduated from Revere High School and worked at Forbes Lithograph for several years and married the love of his life, Susan in 1958.   He then worked at Kelly’s Roast Beef in Revere Beach where he was a fixture ...

CHATHAM — Though touted as a cheaper and better senior center alternative to 1610 Main St., a site on Stepping Stones Road just doesn’t deliver the goods. That was the message from selectmen this week, who voted not to support the proposal whenever it comes up for a vote. The senior center project working group presented its analysis of the Stepping Stones site Monday, completing a $75,000 feasibility study ...

CHATHAM – Although it may have receded into the background during the coronavirus crisis, climate change remains as much a threat to the future as the current emergency. But unlike the virus, there are things people can do to help counter climate change. That was the premise of “Chatham Acts On Climate,” an online forum held Saturday by the Chatham Climate Action Network (C-CAN). About 70 participants heard ni...

CHATHAM – When he extended the state emergency order to May 18, Governor Charlie Baker also announced the formation of a reopening advisory board, which was charged with developing a phased plan to reopen the economy by May 18. The plan will likely have a big impact on how the town, and local businesses, approach the coming summer season. It's also likely that the plan will leave some decisions up to local aut...

COVID Toll Rises; Planning Underway For Summer

By: Alan Pollock

Though the human toll of COVID-19 keeps growing, statistics show hopeful signs that the virus emergency may be reaching its peak. And with less than three weeks until the traditional start of the summer visitor season, that has heightened efforts to plan for the eventual reopening of the Cape’s economy. As of Monday, there were 960 confirmed cases on Cape Cod, but a large number of those people have recovered ...

CHATHAM — So maybe it’s a little early to be thinking about New Year’s Eve. But then again, less than halfway through the year 2020, most people wouldn’t mind a fresh start in 2021. While plans for Memorial Day and the Fourth of July remain up in the air, First Night Chatham is sounding a hopeful tone about New Year’s Eve. “We’re cautiously optimistic that it’s going to be business as usual,” albeit with ...