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CHATHAM – A lot of attention is being focused lately on the preservation of the Monomoy Theatre building and the adjacent Washington Taylor House. There are several other old buildings on the property, though most are not particularly historic. With one exception. At the rear of the property — actually on a separate lot facing Depot Road — is a tiny, 645-square-foot three-quarter Cape that occupies a very swee...

Getting Up Close And Personal With Sharks And Mola Molas

By: Terri Adamsons

CHATHAM – Once in a while a local gets to experience a one-of-a-kind Cape Cod day after working all summer while the tourists enjoy this glorious place we all call home. We were invited to join friends Jerry Evans and Erin Hilley on Jerry’s Carolina Skiff to go on a shark spotting adventure. Our hosts had heard there were numerous shark sightings off Chatham’s shores so off we went on a sunny breeze towards “J...

Chatham Orpheum Theater Presents Virtual Screening Room

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

CHATHAM — “It's hard being closed,” said Kevin McLain, executive director of The Chatham Orpheum Theater. But don't get the wrong idea. The Orpheum is committed to staying closed until it can safely reopen to provide the same kind of experience for which it is known and loved. The number one priority of this community theater is exactly that. Community. It's that commitment to community which has inspired the ...

Our View: Vote No On Monomoy Theatre Overlay District

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

It's unfortunate that the proposed Main Street Overlay District zoning amendment, scheduled to go before voters at Saturday's special town meeting, did not get a thorough enough airing earlier. It's problematic and in its current form should not be approved. The overlay district clearly lacks the specificity needed to justify the tradeoff of less restrictive zoning for continuation of the iconic theater and re...

Letters To The Editor: Oct. 1, 2020

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Oppose Ballot Question 2 Editor: I strongly oppose Nov. 3 Massachusetts Ballot Question 2 on “Ranked Choice Voting.” First, in my view, it is actually nothing more than a political scam being promoted by the radical Massachusetts Democrat Party. Second, “ranked choice voting” is a scheme to disconnect elections from issues and allow candidates with marginal support from voters to win. Third, it obscures ...

Our View: Unprecedented Need

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

The Greater Boston Food Bank is projecting a 59 percent increase in the number of people in Eastern Massachusetts who will experience food insecurity due to the pandemic. On the Cape, that number is expected to be higher; during normal times, about 10 percent of the population of the peninsula – approximately 28,000 people – experience food insecurity, according to Christine Menard, director of the Family Pantry ...

Dona Louisa Pike

By: Contributed

Dona Louisa Pike (Patti), 79, of Orleans, passed away at home on September 22, 2020, surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of Harry Lynn Pike and daughter of the late Anthony and Antoinette Patti.  Born in New York, she later made her home on Cape Cod, where she enjoyed spending time by the water and gardening. She had a lifelong love of reading and rose early each morning to complete the crossword...

Robert Lawrence Kemp

By: Contributed

CONCORD - Robert (Bob) Lawrence Kemp, age 88, of Concord, died peacefully at home surrounded by family on September 25, 2020. He was the beloved husband of Mary (Blayz) Kemp for 61 years.  Bob was the proud father of five daughters, forever missed by Carolyn Kemp and her husband Eric Broege, Margaret Carlson and her fiancé Michel Zeitouny, Elizabeth Wiza, Amy Sweeney and her husband Joseph, and Katherine Flood a...

Marjorie Joan Lovely Welsh

By: Contributed

Born: Dedham, MA November 27,1931   Died: Harwich, MA September 26, 2020. Daughter of Weldon and Christine Lovely Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Great Great Grandmother, Nurse and Friend. A graduate of the Cape Cod Community College Nursing Program, Marjorie served her Cape Cod friends and neighbors for over 40 years as a Registered Nurse at Cape Cod Hospital. An active member of Pilgrim Congregation...

Andrew Patrick Doane

By: Contributed

Andrew Patrick Doane, 52, of Chatham passed away unexpectedly at home on Sept. 20, 2020.  He was born on May 18, 1968 at Cape Cod Hospital, son of Tommy Doane and the late Pella Cooling.  He is survived by his father and stepmother, Tommy and Linda Doane, his sister and nephew, Kristen and Matthew Doane, his sister and brother-in-law, Katy and Dan VanderZwaag, aunt and uncle Donna and David Carter, cousins Lindse...

Health: Food Insecurity Sows Seeds Of Health Problems

By: Alan Pollock

Not knowing where one’s next meal is coming from causes more than just a rumble in the stomach. It turns out it can cause a host of health problems, some of which take years to manifest. Known as “food insecurity,” it’s a problem that typically afflicts around 10 percent of the population on Cape Cod, or around 28,000 people. This year, because of the pandemic and economic disaster, about 650,000 people in eas...

ORLEANS — Townspeople got a report last week from the front lines in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. Assistant Health Agent Alexandra Fitch, Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Noelle Pina, Nauset School Superintendent Tom Conrad, and Council on Aging Executive Director Judi Wilson shared their stories with a virtual Orleans Citizens Forum audience Sept. 24. “It became clear we had to decide what ...

Orleans Wonders: Whose Job Is Economic Development?

By: Ed Maroney

ORLEANS — There’s no question the business community faces a challenging landscape that includes a pandemic, a two-year construction project for sewers downtown, and a shift from retail store sales to online purchases. To what extent should the town play a role, beyond providing infrastructure and fair regulation, in growing the local economy? On Sept. 22, the planning board hosted a meeting with members of the f...

ORLEANS — “Class” is not the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about sewers. Ed Norton and his undershirt, yes, and perhaps escaped alligators, yet nothing particularly elevating. But DPW Director Tom Daley and the Orleans Improvement Association have put their inspired stamp on the otherwise mundane covers that will conceal access to sewer lines and drainage areas in coming years. At a conferenc...

Harwich Bans Plastic Bottles, OK West Harwich District

By: Staff Reports

HARWICH - At Saturday's annual town meeting, voters joined other Cape towns in approving a ban on the sale of single-use plastic bottles under one gallon. The assembly also approved a zoning amendment that puts in place regulations for the West Harwich District of Critical Planning Concern. The article drew limited debate, but another zoning amendment expanding and relaxing some provisions for multifamily dwel...