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Selectmen Express Concern About Spending Increases

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Increasing costs and the town's ability to fund spending requests was a major focus Monday night as selectmen put the finishing touches on article recommendations and the FY19 operating budget. Board of Selectmen Chairman Michael MacAskill pointed out that over the past nine years the budget has increased from $44 million to $65 million. The board's budget message issued last fall called for no more ...

HARWICH – When it comes to the Monomoy girls lacrosse program, one thing is clear: though only in their second season, the Sharks aim to compete as evidenced by their strong performance against Nantucket in the team's home opener. While the Whalers earned a 10-8 victory, the Sharks kept pace throughout the game, with two Monomoy players netting hat tricks in the outing. Emma Mawn and Alyssa Lyons each netted t...

The famed portrait photographer Arnold Newman used to say, quoting Louis Pasteur, that “chance favors the prepared mind.” And that is why, Newman believed, “so many great ‘accidents’ seem to happen to the better photographers.” Orleans’ native son Andrew de Lory has held Newman’s words close during his photographic career traveling the world and photographing the famous, the great and the interesting. “I...

I n December 2016, a group of former congressional staffers published a handbook online called “Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda .” The online publication quickly went viral and gave rise to Indivisible, a national, progressive movement, designed to motivate ordinary citizens to participate in government. After discovering Indivisible on the internet in early ...

Our View: It's Not Rocket Science, Folks

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Can't we all just get along? That phrase may be cliché now, but it perfectly sums up the ridiculous inability of officials from Chatham and Orleans to come to agreement over how to pay for North Beach patrols. The issue has become overly complicated; boiled down, Orleans wants Chatham to take over patrols of its one-mile stretch of beach, but doesn't want to give up any of the revenue from non-resident vehicle...

Letters to the Editor, April 5

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Fundraiser Livens Up The Landscape   Editor: What’s a great way to brighten March’s cold and dreary landscape? Spend an evening surrounded by the generosity of the Chatham year-round community! With remarkable support from more than 165 merchants, tradesmen, local businesses and volunteers, the 11th annual Tools of the Trade was a delightful night out and an incredible gift for the families of Monomoy Co...

Russ Allen: Has Spring Really Sprung?

By: Russ Allen

“There is no ‘spring’ on Cape Cod! The weather just stays winter-like well into April or May – then suddenly it’s summer!” Many Harwich residents, washashores and “true Cape Codders” alike, annually repeat these sentences like a mantra: Their truth often remains unquestioned. However, after almost 12 years living here, I respectfully offer a different opinion: Spring not only exists here, but it may be the bes...

Gladys (Goodspeed) Lumpkin

By: Contributed

Gladys (Goodspeed) Lumpkin             Gladys (Goodspeed) Lumpkin, 96, a lifelong resident of Chatham passed away peacefully on March 24, 2018 at Cape Cod Hospital.  Gladys was the wife of the late Claude (Dick) Lumpkin for 65 years until his death in 2008. They met and married during WWII when Dick was stationed at the U.S. Naval Radio Station-Chatham.             Gladys was the daughter of the late ...

Janet Booth Jobson

By: Contributed

Janet Booth Jobson                 Harwich Port – Janet Booth Jobson passed away peacefully in Glen Carbon, Ill. on March 26, 2018. Janet was six weeks shy of her 100 th birthday. She and her deceased husband William (Bill) R. Jobson, Jr lived on Wah-Wah Taysee Road in Harwich Port for 20 years before moving to Glen Carbon. While in Harwich Port Janet and Bill were members of the Allen Harbor Yacht Club. Ja...

Carl B. Olson

By: Contributed

Carl B. Olson, 78, passed away on December 31,2017. He was the husband of Carol Olson. A memorial service will be held at St. Christopher's in Chatham, MA on April 7th at 11 am, followed by a reception at the Chatham Wayside Inn. Burial will be private.  

Iona Loch Siegel

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Iona Loch Siegel             East Harwich – Iona L. Siegel departed from her wonderful journey of earthly life.             Known fondly as “Io”, she entered immortality on March 26, 2018, in her home surrounded by family. Born in Pitcairn, Pa., the third of four children to the Reverend Howard F. and Esther R. Loch, she grew up in Kittanning, Pa., with her brothers Charles (deceased), Merle, and her sist...

NORTH HARWICH — When it comes to fighting high blood pressure or diabetes, most people know the importance of a healthy diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables. But healthy eating isn't always easy, since fresh produce can be expensive and junk food seems to be everywhere around us. A collaboration between the Family Pantry of Cape Cod and the Barnstable County Public Health Nurses is finding creative solut...

Chatham, Orleans Drifting Apart On Nauset Beach Talks

By: Ed Maroney , Alan Pollock

With a deadline looming for Chatham and Orleans to sign an agreement for the joint management of Nauset (North) Beach, negotiations are threatening to devolve into a sand-kicking contest. Last week, Orleans officials rejected Chatham’s plan for the beach, which included a surcharge on non-resident stickers designed to help pay for efforts to protect shorebirds on Chatham’s portion of the beach.  This week, Cha...

ORLEANS — Tom Daley, the town's DPW director, calls Buddy Young a rascal. Then he tells you, “I admire his honesty and his caring for the town of Orleans.” “I enjoy making trouble,” said Young, a familiar presence at selectmen's meetings and a member of the facility committee for the new DPW building. “I never could say what I wanted to. Now I don't care.” He definitely cares about his town, where he was ...

Fitting together all the pieces of the Nauset Beach experience isn't easy, and it's even harder when the ocean is tapping on your shoulder. Last week, selectmen and Woods Hole Group consultant Leslie Fields wrestled with responses to recent storms that have forced the town to demolish the beach's iconic clam shack and move the decades-old gazebo to higher ground. In the short term – for this summer – the to...