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Letters to the Editor, July 18

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Living Is Good, But... Editor: Last week’s Letter “And The Living Is Good” brought on a sly chuckle, because five of the first six items listed (“temperatures rising” being the exception) are purely money focused and materialistic.  This leads me to believe that Mr. Fields profits from those activities, either as a business owner or absentee landlord who rents; i.e., to him “good” equals dollars.  I, on the...

CHATHAM – Isak Dinesen once said, “The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears, or the sea.” Salt water, specifically from the shores of Cape Cod, is also what Paul Shibles uses to create his popular jars of 1830 Sea Salt, which he makes in Chatham the old-fashioned way. In the mid-1800s, a major industry on Cape Cod was salt harvesting. Back then, seawater was evaporated on large beds covered with point...

ORLEANS – With a backdrop of downtown traffic and many drivers beeping their horns in support, a group of about 120 protesters gathered on the Orleans Town Green last Friday afternoon to express their concerns over the current immigration policies and practices of the United States and the treatment of immigrant families, especially children, on its southern border. This was one of 15 “Lights for Liberty Vigil...

ORLEANS — The affordable housing trust fund board and the affordable housing committee exercised their legs and their imaginations July 10 on a site visit to the Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank operations center on West Road. The bank, which will be moving its HQ to Hyannis soon, agreed to let the town study the possibilities of converting the property to affordable rental units. With the caveats that any a...

ORLEANS — For almost two decades, Skip Norgeot engaged in hand-to-hand combat with addiction. From his big chair not far from the door of Pause A While, the meeting space for a variety of 12-step recovery programs, Norgeot, “a big man with white hair, would literally reach out his hands... Skip had big, powerful hands... and shake hands with incredibly welcoming smiles,” said Paul Dart, president of Pause A ...

Susan Williams Freudenheim

By: Contributed

Susan Williams Freudenheim of Chatham passed away on June 5, 2019, after an eleven month bout with acute myeloblastic leukemia.          Susan grew up in Brighton and graduated from Simmons College--now Simmons University, Class of 1956. After graduation with a degree in Biology, she moved to Michigan to work for Park Davis Pharmaceutical Company on their version of the birth control pill.  In 1959, she return...

Matthias Plum, Jr.

By: Contributed

Matthias Plum, Jr.           Matthias Plum, Jr., age 85, passed away the evening of the summer solstice Friday, June 21 st surrounded by his loving family. He is survived and missed by his wife Margaret White Plum of Boston and Chatham, daughter Arabella Plum and her husband Jeff of Ipswich, stepdaughter Julia Morris of Tampa, son Matthias Plum and his wife Coco and their children Matty and Chase Plum of Esse...

Karl Frederick Kolb

By: Contributed

            Karl Frederick Kolb, age 90, of Harwich, passed away peacefully on July 3, 2019 at Cape Cod Hospital.              Karl was born in Port Chester, New York on October 17 th , 1928 and was raised in Greenwich, Conn.  He was a graduate of Greenwich High School class of 1946.  Karl served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Korea.  He attended both Brown and Columbia Universities and graduated from C...

Kathryn Anne Arnone

By: Contributed

                ARNONE, Kathryn Anne Beloved wife of the late Edward J. Heeney of Dublin, Ireland and Wellesley, died peacefully soon after dawn on July 5, 2019 in her home in Chatham in the loving care of her dear friends Annie Doyle of Chatham and Tina Cusson of Harwich, her daughter Jenna Matheson and grandson Jonathan Guedel of Wellesley, and her sisters Loretta and Rose.                 Kathryn valiantl...

Controversial West Harwich Retail Plan Withdrawn

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The proponents of a controversial retail development project proposed in West Harwich withdrew Tuesday evening as the planning board was poised to vote on a limited discretionary referral to the Cape Cod Commission. Chad Brubaker of Liscotti Development has been the major proponent of the 7,489-square-foot retail outlet proposed along Route 28. He read a letter at the start of Tuesday evening’s sessi...

CHATHAM – The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy was created with public safety, research, and education in mind, and this summer the nonprofit is taking the public safety piece to heart with its new Shark Smart Beach Program at Lighthouse Beach. Each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday between 9 and 10 a.m., folks from the AWSC will be offering informational talks on sharks and shark safety. “We want to increase t...

Locals Remember Apollo 11 Moon Landing

By: Debra Lawless

Orpheum To Screen Documentary On 50th Anniversary One Sunday afternoon in July 1969, Don St. Pierre was announcing a dune buggy race in a pit on Middle Road near what was then the Chatham dump. Then, when St. Pierre shouted through his megaphone that the “Eagle” had just landed on the moon, “everyone applauded and screamed and hollered,” St. Pierre remembered last week. It July 20, 1969, 4:18 p.m. Joyce K. W...

Phillips Farm Family's breathtaking depiction of a revolving globe supported by military men and women following a giant eagle—reminiscent of the Marine Corps Eagle, Globe, and Anchor  emblem—was named the best overall float in Chatham's Independence Day parade, the second top honor in a row for the family. The float also won for Best Patriotic Entry. The float, and many others, reflected the parade's theme, “...

Grant Provides Intern For Atwood Museum

By: Caroline Imparato

CHATHAM – The Chatham Historical Society has awarded a special internship grant this year thanks to the generosity of the Robert Hardy Memorial Fund, created in memory of Mr. Hardy by his children, Jane Roiter and Robert “Chip” Hardy. The purpose of the Hardy grant is to help support a gifted student interested in museum studies experience the inner workings of an active and established museum. This year’s gra...

CHATHAM – Who is looking for housing in town? “I see every income, literally, from one extreme to the other,” said Tracy Cannon, the Chatham Housing Authority's administrative assistant. While emergency housing situations are almost always addressed immediately, some have remained on the waiting list for one of the agency's 72 units for as long as 15 years. During a wide-ranging discussion that touched on b...

CHATHAM — The shifting sands off Chatham will cause North Beach Island to fold in toward the mainland by the year 2045, experts predict. That will mean more sand to protect parts of the shoreline from waves and storm surges, but more trouble for boats trying to navigate in and out of Aunt Lydia's Cove. In a recent public forum, John Ramsey of Applied Coastal Research and Engineering presented the predictions...