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Less Traffic Means No Night Work Needed On Sewer Project

By: William F. Galvin

EAST HARWICH — There will be no night sewer work on the north side of the main intersection along Route 137. Interim Town Administrator Joseph Powers recommended not going to night work given reductions in traffic associated with the COVID 19 stay-at-home restrictions. Selectmen approved the recommendation last week. Powers told selectmen he met with staff, consultants and contractor Robert B. Our Company a...

HARWICH — A freeze on non-essential spending has been put in place by selectmen in an effort to keep town costs down given the unknown financial impact the COVID-19 pandemic may have on the community. Selectmen last week expressed concern that revenues could be lost if the pandemic keeps people away from the Cape this summer. Various taxes and fees, such as the meals and hotel taxes, would likely be lower than...

Outer Cape Health Services Struggles To Keep Clinics Open

By: William F. Galvin

Staff Reduced, Emergency Equipment In Short Supply HARWICH — Outer Cape Health Services is hoping to keep its three health clinics in operation, but this week it took the drastic step of reducing its staff by 50 percent. The COVID-19 outbreak has reduced patient visits and driven additional expenses to the point that projected revenue losses are as much as $1 million a month, according to the agency. “Betwe...

Herring Are Running, But Annual Count Is Canceled

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Last week, Natural Resources Director Heinz Proft reported more than 2,000 herring had already passed through Johnson’s Flume at the West Harwich herring run. It’s a good, early start for the annual anadromous spawning migration. The state Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) installed an electronic fish counter at Johnson’s Flume a few years ago, and it registered 1,223,211 passing in 2019, more herri...

Student athletes across the state gave a cautiously optimistic cheer on Monday afternoon when it was announced that the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association approved a shortened spring season for all sports. The MIAA Board of Directors held a two-hour phone conference, voting 12-0, with one abstention, to hold a shortened spring season to begin upon the planned reopening of schools on May 4, at w...

For a once-in-a-lifetime experience, if you want to get away from it all, there is no better place than Greenland, affectionately called “the coolest place on earth.” Located mostly within the Arctic Circle, it is the largest island in the world and 80 percent is covered by an ice sheet. The island’s entire population, primarily located on the southwest coast, hovers around 57,000. Although it is a Danish possess...

Good Deeds

By: Tim Wood

Do you know someone who is going above and beyond in this extraordinary time? Let us know! For the next few weeks we'll be highlighting those who do good deeds in our local communities by selflessly helping their neighbors. Drop us an email at editor@capecodchronicle.com if you know of any good deeds you'd like to see exposed. Vets, Military Families Get Relief Volunteers with the Brewster, Orleans, Cha...

Our View: Push Town Meetings To The Fall

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Next month's annual town meetings in local towns will be postponed. Exactly when they will be rescheduled must await developments in the coming days and weeks. Moderators now have the authority to postpone or continue annual sessions; newly filed state legislation likely to be approved soon will allow selectmen to reschedule meetings as late as June 30 or even later. Last week, Chatham selectmen voted to postpone...

Letters To The Editor: April 2, 2020

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

The Importance Of Scooping Editor: Dear dog walkers, Of the things focusing our attention on personal, community and national health right now, a key one should be the health of the Cape Cod fresh water supply source. The Harwich watershed includes Thompson’s Field where human and canine family members exercise. Thompson’s Field is a woodland and field conservation area used year round. The Harwich Co...

Our View: Stay Home

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Quite a few people flipped out when they saw a lot of out-of-state license plates on Lower Cape roads over the past two weeks. Yes, a lot of second homeowners fled here once the COVID-19 pandemic struck. Is that a reason to panic? No, so long as those from areas where the virus is more endemic keep to themselves for the 14 days recommended by state and local authorities. While there's anecdotal evidence that's no...

Patricia Cobb Tarnow

By: Contributed

Patricia Cobb Tarnow peacefully sailed into eternity on March 17, 2020. She was born on March 13, 1928 in Columbus, Ohio to parents Samuel Henry and Charlotte Caton Cobb. Patricia, also known as Pat, Patty, Coobie, or Oma by loving friends and family, was the last surviving of eight siblings: Samuel Henry Jr, Laura Caton, Charles Caton, George Henry II, Edward Douglas, Nancy Ann, and Charlotte Melissa Cobb.   ...

Richard Abineri

By: Contributed

Richard Abineri of Brookline and Chatham passed away peacefully on March 20, 2020 surrounded by family after a valiant fight against multiple myeloma.  He will be missed by his wife Barbara Abineri after 50 wonderful years of marriage.  He is survived by daughter Laura Gurry, son-in-law Adam Gurry, granddaughters Lila (8) and Nora (5) Gurry; siblings Tessa, David and Adrian and many aunts, uncles and cousins. ...

Gail Wilson Gibson

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Gail Wilson Gibson January 12, 1936 – March 26, 2020               Gail W. Gibson passed away peacefully on March 26, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. She was a resident of Brewster & Harwich for 52 years. She was born in Jamaica, New York in 1936 and spent her early life in St. Albans, New York; as a young woman she modeled for the DebuTogs clothing line. She later attended Long Beach City Col...

Health: Stay Informed About COVID-19

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Staff

Prevention The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the coronavirus. Wash your hands frequently, practice cough etiquette, stay home when possible and maintain social distancing. Learn more at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick and www.mass.gov/covid19 . If You Think You’re Sick The key symptoms of COVID-19 are a fever, a cough and shortness of breath. Find an ...

ORLEANS — Dogs may be allowed to bring their owners to the sands of Skaket Beach and Rock Harbor until Memorial Day Weekend for the first time in five years. Acting as park commissioners, the board of selectmen was to vote last night (April 1) on a proposal by Natural Resources Manager Nate Sears to allow dogs at those locations from Labor Day through the Friday before Memorial Day while maintaining the April ...