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For The Family Pantry, The Surge Is Here

By: Alan Pollock

NORTH HARWICH — Thankfully, Cape Cod has yet to experience a surge of COVID-19 patients in area hospitals. But from the perspective of the Family Pantry of Cape Cod, the surge in clients is already here. The nonprofit recently reported a 97 percent increase in new client visits this April compared to the previous April. The numbers show what’s already clear from the line of vehicles outside the Pantry: more pe...

Mini-Golf Course, Royal Apartment Appeals Withdrawn

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Both the 36-hole miniature golf course proposed for land at the corner of Route 28 and Sisson Road and the Royal Apartments proposal were withdrawn last week after it became clear neither project could muster the supermajority necessary for approval by the zoning board of appeals. Andrew Singer, the attorney representing mini-golf course property owner Andrew Hall of Emulous Hall Realty Trust, said l...

Town Chef Creates Nourishing Meals For Seniors

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The days of seniors coming into the community center for a hearty lunch were disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, but there remain elderly residents in need of a good daily meal. Town Chef Linda St. Pierre has been busy preparing these nutritious lunches-to-go for seniors. “I miss my seniors terribly, a lot of them are wonderfully entertaining,” St. Pierre said of the folks who came to the center for ...

Selectmen Seek State Approval To Deficit Spend

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Selectmen Tuesday afternoon voted to send a formal request to the division of local services in the state department of revenue to allow the town to deficit spend up to $250,000 due to the COVID-19 pandemic in FY2020. Because of the state of emergency declared by Gov. Charlie Baker on March 10, the town anticipates extraordinary expenses, according to the letter, which will be sent to Mary Jane Handy...

HARWICH — Wingate of Harwich has reported that 48 residents and nine staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. The numbers were released based on extensive testing conducted last week by the National Guard. Four residents of the Headwaters Drive facility have died of coronavirus-related causes. On Monday, Michele Clark, administrator at the 135-bed facility, confirmed in an email that the mobile test...

Update : May 8, 2020 - Golfers eager to return to their favorite pastime received a bit of happy news on May 7 when Gov. Charlie Baker gave the green light for courses across the state to reopen, but don't rush off to the clubhouse just yet as it's likely not open. Though the state has granted permission to courses to reopen, many, including local courses, must seek permission from the towns they're in, and must...

CHATHAM – Each year for the past five years on the first sunny day in May, ideally a Monday, the folks at A Great Yarn hang knitted blankets in vibrant hues and intricate patterns from the sides of the building, but it’s not just a colorful treat for passersby. The annual “yarn bomb” celebrates another successful year of donating the handmade treasures to people facing homelessness. The yarn bombing began in 2...

A Century Ago, A Pandemic Gripped Chatham

By: Debra Lawless

Anyone in this part of Cape Cod who has lived through the past two months of the coronavirus pandemic might have felt comfortable in 1918 and 1919 when the Spanish Influenza closed Chatham schools and public buildings and sickened many residents. “Avoid unnecessary gathering.” “Avoid the cough and the sneeze. Wash the hands frequently and before putting them to the mouth.” Do these words sound familiar? Thi...

New Coloring Book Focuses On Chatham Restaurants

By: Debra Lawless

Have you ever wondered what the venerable gray shingle and red brick Chatham Bars Inn might look like if it were painted, say, hot fuchsia? Or what the pristine-white Chatham Wayside Inn might look like in purple with green instead of black shutters? And why should the Red Nun building be red with white trim, anyway? It might be pretty in pink. Now is your chance to find out how these colors would look on C...

Letters To The Editor, May 7, 2020

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Administration Promotes Slow Opening Editor: Your editorial of April 22 accuses the Trump administration of rushing to open the economy. Get people back to work. Ignoring the consequences of starting back too soon. This is not true.  At numerous press conferences the president stated that governors of states severely impacted by COVID-19 should proceed cautiously while other parts of the country that exp...

Our View: What Summer 2020 May Look Like

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

What we know about the summer right now: No Cape Cod Baseball League; no Barnstable County Fair; no Paw Palooza; no summer concerts at Nauset Beach; no Chatham Harbor Run; no Mashpee Powwow; no Figawi. What we don't know: What other summer events—band concerts, July 4 parades, arts festivals, fireworks, theater performances—will happen and which won't, whether beaches will be open or restricted, whether we'll ...

Some people are showing up in local emergency rooms after experiencing chest pains for many hours, or abdominal pains that have lasted for days. Over concerns about COVID-19, they’re ignoring symptoms that demand immediate attention, putting themselves at greater risk, experts say. “Waiting isn’t smart,” Cape Cod Healthcare CEO Michael Lauf said in a recent news conference. “We don’t want to see people adverse...

ORLEANS — The global pandemic wants a reservation for every other parking space at Nauset and Skaket beaches. Town officials have recommended to the park commissioners that, effective immediately, the beach lots “will be closed once at 50 percent capacity or less based on beachfront availability and discretion of the Natural Resources Manager,” according to an April 30 memo from Town Administrator John Kelly, ...

ORLEANS — In the midst of a pandemic, Principal Elaine Pender told the elementary school committee last week that she has many reasons to give thanks. There’s the feeding program run by cafeteria and lunch program director Susan Murray and “our amazing” Lisa Chappel, the cafeteria manager, who are “behind the scenes producing massive amounts of food every day” for pick-up by families and handing it out in all ...

HARWICH — Wingate of Harwich has reported that 48 residents and nine staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. The numbers were released based on extensive testing conducted last week by the National Guard. Three residents of the Headwaters Drive facility have died of coronavirus-related causes. On Monday, Michele Clark, administrator at the 135-bed facility, confirmed in an email that the mobile tes...

Jeffrey S. Driscoll

By: Contributed

Jeffrey S. Driscoll, 63, passed away peacefully at home in East Harwich in the company of his loving wife Kathryn (Ronski) Driscoll and daughter Stacey Driscoll, after a long battle with ALS.                 Jeffrey was born in New London, Conn., on March 2, 1957, to the late Marie (Burvett) and Ronald Driscoll. He was a graduate of East Lyme High School in East Lyme, Conn.                 In 1994 he moved ...