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Letters to the Editor, Sept. 20

By: Tim Wood

Something Smells Fishy Editor: Wequassett Resort and Golf Club is held in the highest regard as one the most respected businesses on Cape Cod; principle-centered, socially responsible, philanthropic, and a leader in management solutions. The resort was recognized last year as “Business Leader of the Year,” does endless philanthropic work including major land conservation work in Harwich and beyond and, in f...

Our View: Ramp Up Shark Education

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Saturday's tragic death of 26-year-old Arthur Medici of Revere forces local officials to decide to continue to education the public about the dangers of sharks in our coastal waters or take a more drastic approach – whatever that may be. Medici was killed after being bitten by a great white shark off a Wellfleet beach, where he was boogie boarding with others. He wasn't doing anything unusual; the day before a...

Our View: Read A Banned Book

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

President Trump has famously said he doesn't have time to read books. Perhaps if John Kelly hid the TV remote, the president might have a couple of hours here and there to read a book. And we'd like to propose something really radical: that he read a banned book. Sept. 23 to 29 is Banned Books Week, which the American Library Association has been sponsoring since 1982. The event celebrates not just the freedom...

Jessica Georges of Brewster calls herself “a tree hugger,” and with the help of a micro-loan from the Lower Cape Outreach Council (LCOC) in Orleans, she has fulfilled her dream of starting a business that befits a conservationist. Growing up in Buffalo, N.Y., Georges became interested, at an early age, in the sustainability of the earth. Of late, she has been concerned about climate change and the health of th...

ORLEANS — The planning board voted last week to maintain a maximum of three recreational marijuana retail establishments in a proposed zoning bylaw amendment. Other options included four, which would be half of the number of liquor stores in town, or eight, the latter as recommended by the board of selectmen. “I'd like to see us walk before we run,” said member Tom Johnson, an adamant advocate of the lower n...

ORLEANS — For some, the town's ship of state is hung up on a sandbar, unable to sail through the planning and permitting necessary to dredge the Nauset Estuary and allow commercial and pleasure craft to navigate more easily between Town Cove and Nauset Inlet. “There IS an emergency in Nauset Marsh,” Charles Carlson wrote to selectmen Kevin Galligan and Mefford Runyon Sept. 3. “Yet, to the best of my knowledge,...

Fatal Shark Attack In Wellfleet

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Staff

WELLFLEET - A young man has died after being attacked by a white shark just south of Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet Saturday. The attack reportedly happened around 12:30 p.m., and the man died despite the efforts of numerous beachgoers and rescue personnel.  The man, identified as 26-year-old Arthur Medici of Revere, was reportedly using a boogie board at the time of the attack.   Bystanders and rescuers...

CHATHAM – The 44-year-old Newburyport man who drowned in Chatham Harbor Wednesday was the founder and chief technology officer of a technology company based in Beverly. Louis Guarracina was a visionary engineer who reinvented the way automation and robotics work in laboratory settings, said HighRes Biosolutions Chief Executive Officer Peter Harris. "He really had such a giant impact" on the pharmaceutical a...

John Read Flood

By: Contributed

John Read Flood died at Pleasant Bay Nursing Home on August 31 st following a short illness. He was born on October 21, 1921. He was the son of J Robley and Bessy Recid Flood in Chemung, N.Y.             Following graduating from Waverly High School, he attended Niagara College in 1943 and earned a degree in Accounting.  He also served in World War II in the Army Air Force with the 4 th Combat Cargo Group, i...

Vintage Cars Visit Chatham

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

A few dozen antique cars, like the 1932 Packard shown above parked at the Chatham Marconi Maritime Center, were in town last Friday, paying visits to the Atwood House and Museum, Marconi and an antique auto barn on Depot Road. Most of the cars belonged to members of the Classic Car Club of America's New England Region, who were on Cape for their Grand Classic Event, held at Heritage Museum and Gardens in Sandwich...

CHATHAM – Ten years ago, a proposal to make significant changes to the building known as the John Hallett Store at 193 Main St. was turned down by the town and the Cape Cod Commission. Now the owner is asking to carry out what was a minor part of that plan: removing a shed at the rear of the lot and replacing it with a two-car garage. No changes are proposed for the main structure, the lime green and yellow ed...

ALC Chair: Town Should Purchase Yacht Club Pier

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – Given the evolving conditions in Chatham Harbor, having an alternate location for commercial fishing boats to offload their catch, once a long-term strategy, is looking more like a necessity. Officials had that use in mind when the town purchased of the Eldredge Trap Dock on Stage Harbor in 2016, and plans are in process to modernize the pier to accommodate at least some commercial fishing boats. In ...

Coastsweep Beach Cleanups Start Saturday

By: Alan Pollock

After a long summer of beaching and boating, the coastline is in need of a good tidying. Volunteers are being recruited for several beach clean-up efforts taking place under the state’s Coastsweep program. Chatham’s mainland beaches will be scoured by Coastsweep volunteers this Saturday, Sept. 15 from 9 a.m. to noon, under the coordination of the Friends of Chatham Waterways. Would-be helpers are asked to emai...

Hessler Glad To Take Helm At Coast Guard Station Chatham

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — The new man in charge at the Coast Guard station, Senior Chief Petty Officer Carlos Hessler, said he’s impressed by the sense of pride at Station Chatham as well as its role in the community – and its place in history. Hessler has been the station’s commanding officer for a few weeks now and is still getting to know its people, its unique equipment and its role in the local network of first responder...