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Our View: Unmoored

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

The label “fake news” is thrown around a lot since its coining on the Trump campaign trail. Sometimes it’s used to distinguish gossip, opinion and commentary from actual journalism. Of course, those things aren’t news at all – fake or otherwise. But sometimes the term “fake news” is applied to actual, verifiable facts that the labeler finds uncomfortable. If it’s provable, that’s not fake news. Period. Even he...

Letters to the Editor, Aug. 16

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Shoes No Longer Secure Editor: I am sad to report that visitors can no longer safely leave their shoes at the bottom of Lighthouse Beach steps. After our allotted 30 minute visit, ours had been taken. What a shame! Judy Nichols Chatham   Accident Reinforces Safety Concerns Editor: The Trustees and staff members of Brooks Free Library would like to thank you for the Aug. 9 article “Safety Concerns R...

Voyage Of The Colby (Part II)

By: Andrew Buckley

Not again. Unlike yesterday, we were going to get an early start. With an outgoing tide from Menemesha Pond, we would slide out into the northwest current and make it around West Chop and out of Vineyard Sound well before noon. Then, despite the reversal of the tidal flow to against us, the southwest wind would hurry us home diagonally across Nantucket Sound. If the engine would start. A little after fiv...

ORLEANS — For more than 15 years, townspeople have been taking the fate of their estuaries into their own hands. They've done this literally, by diligent collection of water samples from Nauset Marsh/Town Cove, Upper Pleasant Bay, Rock Harbor, and Namskaket and Little Namskaket marshes. The data were used by the Massachusetts Estuaries Project (MEP) to assess the health of these water bodies and played a par...

Father, Daughter Team Up In Monomoy's 'As You Like It'

By: Elizabeth Van Wye

It was a little more than 24 hours before opening night of "As You Like It" at the Monomoy Theatre, and Allison Layman, who was preparing to go on as Rosalind in Shakespeare's comedy, was "nervous and excited." In addition to tackling the demanding role, often referred to as "Hamlet for women," Layman was also being directed for the first time by her father, Monomoy guest artist and favorite Terry Layman. Alli...

After Blustery Session, ConsCom Approves Emergency Dredging

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Staff

CHATHAM    —    The conservation commission voted unanimously Wednesday to issue emergency certification for dredging near the North Inlet to Chatham Harbor. The vote came after a hearing that was contentious at times. Minister’s Point property owner Gerald Milden told the commission that dredging in the harbor is responsible for erosion of his land and other properties. After Milden made a series of heated co...

CHATHAM –The Chatham Fish Pier was packed, the upper deck was filled with people giggling at seals floating on their backs or watching fishermen coming in with boats full of dogfish that swished down the metal chute to be packed in ice and sent on their way. “It’s usually crowded. Sometimes it will stay empty for five minutes and then it gets bombed again,” said Pier Host Rick Miszkin on a recent sunny Friday....

Mary Ellen Baggitt

By: Contributed

Mary Ellen Baggitt             Mary Ellen Baggitt, 69, of Chatham passed away early Monday morning, holding the hands of her Mary Ellen Baggitt             Mary Ellen Baggitt, 69, of Chatham passed away early Monday morning, holding the hands of her husband George and son Shaun.             Mary was born and raised in Cranford, N.J. She attended Georgian Court College, in Lakewood, N.J. and would even...

Lee Fuller

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Lee Fuller         Lee Fuller (Little Momma), surrounded by children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, died on August 1, in North Chatham. She was born on October 13, 1924, in Worcester, Mass. Her almost 94 years of life were extraordinary, full of passion for social justice, her family, animals, the nursing profession, especially Hospice, and the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House.         I...

Francis B. Jones

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Francis B. Jones, 88               CHATHAM-Francis Burchell Jones of Chatham died peacefully on August 3, 2018 surrounded by his loving family.  He was born in Chatham on January 3, 1930, the son of Norman and Aurelia Jones.  Fran was predeceased by his wife of 58 years, Jean Jones, and his brothers Norman, Robert and Arthur Jones.  He leaves his daughters, Ann J. Jones of Vernon, Conn. and Kathleen A. J....

Irene Elizabeth Lund

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Irene Elizabeth Lund               Irene Elizabeth Lund passed away peacefully at age 81 on July 13, 2018 in Houston, Texas where she had lived for 14 years.               She was born October 26, 1936 in Youngstown, Ohio to Andrew and Ida Johnson.               Irene attended Boardman High School in Boardman, Ohio, graduating in 1954 and went on to attend nursing school at Youngstown State Univ...

William (Bill) Richard Lean, Jr.

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William (Bill) Richard Lean, Jr.             HARWICH PORT - William (Bill) Richard Lean, Jr. passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 surrounded by the love of family and friends. He is survived by his college sweetheart, wife of 54 years, Mary Beth D. Lean.             Born in South Bend, Indiana on March 18, 1942, Bill was predeceased by his father, William Richard Lean, and his mother, Mary Ca...

CHATHAM – The town continued its 72-year tradition of summer town meetings Tuesday, with more than 65 summer folks getting a two-hour run-down on the state of the community from selectmen and other town officials. The litany of details provided to non-resident taxpayers included the financial condition of the community, an overview of projects and issues officials have dealt with in the past year and expect to...

CHATHAM – The park and recreation commission is considering expanding the community center's fitness room into the adjacent conference room. The idea is only in the concept stage right now, and the commission plans to survey fitness room users to determine interest in expanding the facility's offerings. “People I've talked to are excited” about the possibility, commission chair Meredith Fry commented at las...