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Our View: Don't Cut Elementary School Spanish

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

The future. That's why Monomoy Regional School District officials say they are leaning toward reducing or eliminating Spanish language instruction from Chatham and Harwich Elementary Schools in favor of more science/STEM. Given the changes in technology over the past two decades, students graduating 10 years from now will need even more grounding in science and STEM subjects to compete. That emerged from a rec...

Letters to the Editor, Feb. 21

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Stop The Madness, Save Monomoy   Editor: Say it isn’t true that the town of Chatham, that is us, the people, the town government, the business owners, all who love Chatham tradition and summer after summer of superb theater, are going to let the Monomoy Theatre disappear. Will someone please come forward with a plan to stop this madness? Carole and Lou Maloof Chatham   Confused By Pet Ceme...

Andrew Buckley: The Uneventful

By: Andrew Buckley

The clip-clop of these work boots always catches my attention. I heard it the other day and thought, that’s funny. I don’t ever recall ever hearing that over the past few months since I bought them. It would be outdoors. Not running. Typically on concrete or stone. Of course, then I realized the soles were cold. They had lost their bounce, and so sounded more like clogs on the hard winter surfaces. Or an old t...

Will Residents Pay To Play At Nauset Beach?

By: Ed Maroney

ORLEANS – If the town's beaches can be considered among the best things in life, then for residents the best things in life are free. That won't be the case if a proposed new resident beach parking sticker fee makes it to town meeting and is approved. Of course, taxpayers support the beaches financially in other ways already, but a resident sticker fee has always been a step too far. Last week, the selectme...

ORLEANS – The town's new affordable housing trust agreed to put dollars behind desires last week, earmarking $2,200 to help spur marketing for an affordable unit that could lose that designation otherwise. The board met Feb. 13 to address a two-bedroom condo at 18 West Rd., one of 11 units designated affordable at the 42-unit complex. The designated units are under a deed restriction that requires they be sold...

Harwich Man Dies When Truck Flips On Highway

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

NORTH HARWICH —State police are trying to determine what caused a fatal truck accident on Route 6 early Saturday morning. At around 2:15 a.m., Massachusetts State Police troopers responded to the crash between Exit 9 and 10, and found an overturned tractor trailer cab. The driver, 46-year-old David Marceline of Harwich, was killed. A preliminary investigation by Trooper Gary Turgiss indicates that the cab, ...

Shark Study Survey Announced

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

CHATHAM – A survey to get public feedback about a number of shark mitigation strategies under consideration will feed into a study scheduled to begin next week. Officials from six Outer Cape towns met Wednesday in Wellfleet with the Woods Hole Group to discuss alternatives to address concerns about shark safety. Also participating in the meeting were the Cape Cod National Seashore, the Atlantic White Shark Con...

New Contract Approved For Monomoy Educators

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH - After eight months, the teachers in the Monomoy Regional School District have a ratified contract agreement. The announcement came during Tuesday night’s school committee meeting, the only local meeting not canceled due to inclement weather, with a unanimous vote of approval from the school committee affirming the agreement. The new agreement, which is retroactively effective July 1 and expires Ju...

Peter Paul Saunders

By: Contributed

Peter Paul Saunders was born on April 25, 1934 in Norwood to Katherine (Foss) and Paul Saunders. Graduated from Norwood High in 1952 and Northeastern University in 1957. He worked as an engineer in Baltimore, Md. first for the Martin Company then for AT&T. In 1967, he purchased the Sterling Manufacturing Co. in Mansfield and moved his family there and served as a selectman and on the board of directors for Ba...

Donald Ellsworth Studley Jr.

By: Contributed

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Donald Ellsworth Studley Jr. of Ocala Florida (formerly of Chatham) passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on Jan. 29, 2019 at 81 years old.  He leaves his wife Brenda Counsell Studley, his sister Sarah (Snow) Rivers, brother in-law Bill Rivers both of South Dennis. He also leaves a son Trey Studley and his wife Nicole of Maplewood, N.J.; former wife and lifelong friend Scarle...

CPC Turns Down Chatham VFW Funding Request

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – The community preservation committee has turned down the Chatham VFW Post's requests for funds to upgrade the heating system at its George Ryder Road facility. The $205,000 request doesn't adhere to Community Preservation Act guidelines for historic structures because it does not involve acquisition, preservation, rehabilitation or restoration. While a section of the building has been determined to b...

CHATHAM – For nearly a quarter of a century, Peter Saunders ran poetry workshops and taught writing classes here and in other Cape towns. He published a dozen books of poetry and became known as the town's unofficial poet laureate. “He always said there are no rules,” said John Poignand, who considered Mr. Saunders a mentor and friend. “He would not allow people to say bad things about their poetry. A good tea...

CHATHAM – Most special permit and other zoning regulations addressing land use apply to the property in question. For instance, a special permit granted by the zoning board of appeals applies to the subject property, no matter who the owner or how many times it's resold. The same goes for demolition delays imposed by the historical commission. That allows an owner who wants to sell a home that's been determine...

$200k Grant Supports Urgent Behavioral Health Care

By: Alan Pollock

When a person is experiencing a mental health crisis, it can sometimes take hours to get professional help to the scene. Thanks to a grant from the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation, Bay Cove Human Services will be providing additional staff to respond to after-hours crises between Hyannis and Provincetown. Under its contract with MassHealth, Bay Cove is required to provide emergency services ...

Could Demo Ban Boost School Enrollment?

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – A former finance committee member is urging the board of selectmen to “think outside the box” and impose a moratorium on tear downs to prevent developers from converting more affordable year-round housing to expensive summer homes. Doing so could provide more opportunities for families to remain in town and stem declining school enrollment, which is playing havoc with the budget process. Roslyn Colem...