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Andrew Buckley: Lorax

By: Andrew Buckley

  I went to go visit my father today. One of those absurdly sunny, clear April days full of green and warmth and lies. In January, when he had gone up to my sister Meg’s place outside Boston until we could get his care sorted out, it hadn’t been bad for a winter day. The whole winter hadn’t been, except for that morning when I had gotten a call at 6 a.m. from the Chatham Police that they had brought Dad home, ...

Joseph P. Buckley, Jr.

By: Contributed

Joseph Patrick Buckley, Jr., 93, of West Chatham passed away peacefully during an afternoon nap on Monday, April 13th at the CareOne nursing home in Newton, Massachusetts, where he had been staying since February.  Ten days earlier, he had tested positive for coronavirus, but he had not been exhibiting any symptoms from it.     Joe was born October 12, 1926 on Bearse’s Byway ...

Letters To The Editor, April 23, 2020

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Welcomes Airport Scrutiny Editor: Leaders in our community should welcome and expect careful scrutiny of their statements, especially when those statements are made to influence public policy.  Challenging these statements is a public duty for all citizens especially when those statements undermine the operation of our public institutions.  I am proud and grateful to be in a country where free speech is all...

June Carolyn Hereford

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June Carolyn (Turner) Hereford, 88, a longtime resident of Chatham, passed away on March 13th at Liberty Commons Nursing Center in Chatham.  June was born in New Jersey in 1931 and raised in Montclair. She graduated from Montclair High School in 1949 before going on to attend the University of Delaware and Upsala College.     After college, June worked in the sales and display departments of Hahne & Co. Depa...

Llewellyn Jenkins

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Llewellyn Jenkins 1919-2020     Lew Jenkins passed away peacefully on March 2, 2020 in Scottsdale, Ariz.  His family was with him.     Llewellyn was born of Welsh immigrant parents on 8/25/1919 in New York City.  His father, an ex coal miner, intended that his son have a good education.  He did.   He attended the Harvey School for Boys and went on to Phillips Exeter, class of 1938.  He graduated from the Wha...

Marcia (Jo) Molnar

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Marcia (Jo) Molnar died April 17th, 2020 peacefully at her home in Harwich.     Her husband of 57 years, Edward, survives her as well as four children, Mary Russo (Phil) of Wellesley, Mark Molnar (Melissa) of Skillman, N.J., Martha Cafro (RJ) of Matawan, N.J. and Michael Molnar (Cathy) of Burlingame, Calif.  She is predeceased by five  siblings, Edward Holland, Madeline Holland, Joan Knorring, John Holland and R...

CHATHAM — More than ever, fire departments need to make sure that ambulances are fully sanitized between each response, and that can be a labor-intensive process. But Chatham firefighters are trying a new way to sanitize ambulances, police cars and other vehicle interiors using an improvised aerosol system. Fire Chief Peter Connick said credit properly goes to the Tulsa, Okla., fire department, which posted a ...

CHATHAM – Just over a week after it was established, the Chatham Coronavirus Impact Fund is nearly two-thirds of the way toward its fundraising goal, and has already dispersed money to local residents in need. “It's working,” said Stephen Daniel, who co-founded the fund with his wife Mary Beth. As of Monday the Chatham Coronavirus Impact Fund (CCIF) had raised about $220,000, Daniel said, with more donation...

CHATHAM – Unable to hold an in-person event due to the coronavirus emergency, a local group is taking its Earth Day celebration online. Chatham Acts On Climate, formed recently to promote local action on climate change, will host a “stay home event” Saturday, May 2, to mark the 50 th anniversary of Earth Day, which fell on April 22. Nine speakers will talk about actionable ideas, projects and opportunities th...

Uncertainty Clouds Summer Season

By: Tim Wood

Ask local business owners about the upcoming summer season, and you'll hear a mixture of trepidation and optimism. Many feel that once the coronavirus emergency eases, Cape Cod will be well positioned as a summer driving destination for millions of vacationers who are likely to avoid air travel in the near future. Uncertainty over exactly when that easing will occur, and how continued provisions for social dis...

Tavano Named Next Deputy Fire Chief

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — At the end of next month, when Fire Chief Peter Connick retires after more than four decades of service in town, Deputy Chief Dave DePasquale will take over leadership of the department. Taking DePasquale’s desk as deputy will be Lieutenant Justin Tavano, a 16-year veteran firefighter. Town Manager Jill Goldsmith recently announced Tavano as her choice for the department’s number two position. Connic...

CHATHAM – A 300 th anniversary only happens once. The First Congregational Church of Chatham has the bad luck to have its tricentennial coincide with a once-in-a-century pandemic. Like most events scheduled for the next few months, upcoming celebrations around the downtown church's anniversary have either been postponed or canceled. Work on a multi-million dollar renovation of the historic structure is also o...

Industrial Zone Expansion Proponents Have Lost Interest

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The property owners who initiated a proposed change to the Industrial Light District along the west end of Queen Anne Road have now informed the town’s planning department they have no interest in pursuing the zoning change. The request to change the zoning was made to Town Planner Charleen Greenhalgh last summer by Alan and Edward Hall. In a public hearing on the proposed zoning change before the pl...

Public health officials are sounding the alarm after it was revealed this week that 60 of the 92 patients at Brewster’s Pleasant Bay Nursing and Rehabilitation Center tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The key concern is that an outbreak of COVID-19 in nursing homes might create enough seriously ill people to overwhelm hospitals, Barnstable County Health and Environment Director Sean O’Brien said Tuesday....

HARWICH – With Governor Charlie Baker's announcement Tuesday that schools will remain closed, members of the Monomoy High School Class of 2020 face the disappointing prospect of never seeing the inside of the school again, as well as uncertainty as to when and if a graduation ceremony will be held. High school seniors throughout the Cape—indeed, throughout the nation—are in similar straits. And communities aro...