Opinion

Our View: Outrage

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Residents should be outraged that anti-Semitic flyers were dropped along residential roads in Chatham earlier this week. Historically, Chatham has always been a very tolerant community, welcoming a diversity of religious denominations and people. To find something like this in our midst, and to know that someone with such abhorrent views was on our streets, sends a chill up the spine. About 20 of the flyers we...

Our View: Downtown

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Local downtowns are experiencing a renaissance of sorts. We're fortunate here that our downtowns have remained vibrant over the decades while many small towns have seen their traditional business districts wither as businesses relocate to malls and shopping centers. On the Cape, the summer tourist season is vital to our downtowns, but they've also been able to survive year-round thanks to local residents' devotio...

Letters To The Editor: July 7, 2022

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Disheartened By Letter Editor: I was so disappointed and disheartened by the recent letter from Jared Fulcher. A great example of the divide in our country. His point that it’s not guns, it’s mental illness, what about McVeigh, what about this guy is the exact reason more children will be slaughtered soon again. This isn’t a Democrat or Republican issue, we are Americans first and our children are being sla...

Letters To The Editor: June 30, 2022

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Chief Pawlina Offers Thanks Editor: For the past 16.5 years, I have had the honor and privilege of serving the Chatham community as your chief of police. I will be retiring from police service after 38 years in the business. I have enjoyed working with so many wonderful people in town, as well as the outstanding men and women of the Chatham Police Department. There have been many changes made along the way ...

At The Cape Cod Chronicle, change is glacial. Sometimes that means we’re behind the times a bit when it comes to technology and the latest trends in digital communication. In the great Zoom meeting of life, we’re the one who usually forgets to un-mute. It’s partly a product of being a family-owned small business. But occasionally, our inertia works to our advantage. Lately, our greatest successes have come fro...

Our View: In Praise Of Angela Chilaka

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

If anyone deserves to be named Cape Cod's Woman of the Year, it's Harwich's Angela Chilaka. A highly respected member of the Cape Cod and Harwich communities, Chilaka received the Mercy Otis Warren Cape Cod Woman of the Year last week by the Barnstable County Commission in recognition of the leadership role she has taken in the community, both as a long-time educator, volunteer and promoter of the Cape Verde c...

Letters To The Editor: June 23, 2022

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Questions Coast Guard Choice Editor: I was stationed at Station Chatham from February 1984 until October 1987 as a BM3 and BM2. I was a qualified heavy weather coxswain. During that time we responded to many search and rescue calls. In that time I only remember going to little Pleasant Bay one time for a rescue. We were able to go where we needed to using a 21-foot Outrage with twin outboards. The new 27-fo...

Our View: Historic Anniversaries

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

It's History Weekend in Chatham, but this year marks more than just a celebration of the museums and institutions that keep our past alive. Many are experiencing anniversaries of their own, demonstrating the commitment and passion of those who are dedicated to ensuring a better future by remembering the past. It was 125 years ago Sunday that descendants of William and Anne Nickerson gathered for the first of w...

Letters To The Editor: June 16, 2022

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Nickerson Association Celebrates 125 Years Editor: The Nickerson Family Association, Inc. (NFA) is celebrating its 125th year in 2022. William Emery Nickerson invited descendants of William and Anne Nickerson to a picnic in 1897, thus inaugurating the association. Behind our North Chatham campus is William and Anne’s recently-excavated circa 1664 homestead. On our campus, the circa 1829 Caleb Nickerson Home...

Letters to the Editor, June 9

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Help Celebrate Juliet's Life Editor: For 50 years, starting with her retirement to Chatham with her husband Selig in 1971, Juliet R. Bernstein was an outspoken advocate on Cape Cod for peace, social justice, women’s rights, and many other issues. She was sometimes called the conscience of Chatham. Juliet died on Nov. 18 at age 108. Due to the kindness and support, through a GoFundMe campaign, of people in Cha...

Our View: Zero Tolerance

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

No laws were broken when a Chatham town employee left a BB gun in a desk at the town offices. Even so, the unbelievable lack of judgment and tone deafness that led the person to bring the realistic-looking pistol into a public building and workplace in the first place warrants their dismissal. The owner told police the pistol was in a laptop bag and was put in the desk drawer before they went to a meeting in a...

Our View: The Resilience Of Youth

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

The high school seniors who crossed the stage to receive their diplomas during ceremonies in Harwich and North Eastham last Saturday have a lot to be proud of. Graduating high school is in and of itself a feat; but doing so after spending half of your high school years adapting to the uncertainty engendered by a pandemic is an accomplishment that will give these young people a unique perspective and set of skills...