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Letters to the Editor, March 5

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Poor Grade For Preservation Editor: At last nights lively C-SHIP meeting the statement was made that Chatham has failed at saving its important historical touchstones. Let us take a look. 1. Old Harbor U.S. Life Saving Station which was built in 1897 was decommissioned 1944 abandoned and sold 1947. The property returned to federal ownership in 1973. It was cut in half and barged to Provincetown where it wa...

Russ Allen: Harwich’s Hidden History 6.5

By: Russ Allen

From their earliest days, Cape Codders engaged in the enslavement of human beings. Cape ships and ship captains participated in the “Triangular Trade” which from the late 16th to early 19th centuries carried slaves, cash crops, and manufactured goods between West Africa, the Caribbean, American colonies, and the European colonial powers. This commerce, along with shipping salted codfish to the Caribbean to feed t...

Joan Elizabeth Ristuccia

By: Contributed

St. Augustine, Fla - Mrs. Joan Elizabeth Ristuccia, 87, longtime resident of North Chatham, died January 2, 2020 after a long illness. She was the loving daughter of the late Joseph J. Mondino and Elizabeth E. Mondino (Moore). Born 1932 in Watertown and raised in Wellesley as an only child, Joan attended the Walnut Hill School, Wheaton College, and Framingham State College where she earned her teaching certificat...

Peter C. Nossal

By: Contributed

Peter C. Nossal, 78, of Harwich, Tarpon Springs, Fla., and formerly of East Longmeadow, passed away on February 19, 2020 in Florida.               Peter was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of Fred and Anna (Mandel) Nossal.  Peter graduated from the American International College.  Over his career as a CPA and CFO, Peter worked at Combustion Engineering, Jack August's Seafood Restaurant and Tyler Equipment C...

Anne Kelleher

By: Contributed

Anne Kelleher died peacefully on March 2nd in Waltham at the age of 84.                         Anne was born August 15,1935 in Washington, D.C. to Louise and James Willey. She graduated from Catholic University where she met the love of her life, Patrick B. Kelleher. Anne and Patrick married in 1959 and were married for 54 years, until Patrick’s passing in 2014. Anne Kelleher is survived by her 5 children,...

With a global pandemic threat, the struggling stock market and divisive politics in Washington, you might be forgiven for feeling a bit anxious lately. Add to those worries the problems of ordinary life, and those feelings might be overwhelming. According to information posted by the National Institute of Mental Health, it’s important to remember that stress is a natural reaction. “Occasional anxiety is an ...

ORLEANS — While fire department personnel “have consistently provided the highest possible level of emergency services to the Orleans community,” according to a new study, the current staffing model “is neither sustainable nor efficient.” A staffing and organizational review by Emergency Services Consulting International recommends a reorganization to increase minimum staffing to four firefighters per shift, r...

BREWSTER – There are two schools of thought about the $131,825,665 Nauset Regional High School renovation/addition project. One reflects years of work to produce a plan for a 905-student school that will receive significant financial support from the Massachusetts School Building Authority and include school choice students from other districts to maintain sufficient enrollment to provide a wide variety of cou...

CHATHAM – The Monomoy Regional School Committee voted unanimously Thursday not to give up middle school land along Stepping Stones Road where some residents want to see a senior center built. A group of residents petitioned for a special town meeting, scheduled for Saturday, March 7, to seek money for a feasibility study of the two-acre parcel, which lies between the road and the Old Colony Bike Trail, as an a...

WaterWORKS Brings Blue Economy To Students

By: Doreen Leggett

As a guidance counselor at Monomoy Regional High School, Sean Burke spends a fair amount of time helping students decide what college they want to attend. A day at WaterWORKS changed some of the conversations to what they want to go to college for. The career day, designed to introduce students to all manner of professions in and around the “Blue Economy,” also prompted another shift in thinking. Burke said...

National Grid To Reinstall West Chatham Gas Lines

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – National Grid will reinstall 1,700 feet of gas lines along Route 28 at the proper depth to accommodate the reconstruction of the roadway along the West Chatham business corridor. “It looks like it could be happening starting in two weeks,” Public Works Director Tom Temple told selectmen Monday. He met earlier in the day with representatives from National Grid, the Massachusetts Department of Transpor...

Chatham Earns 'Green Community' Designation From State

By: Staff Reports

CHATHAM – The town has been designated a Green Community by the state department of energy resources, making it eligible for grant money to pursue energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Town staff are currently assembling a grant proposal specifying how the $134,620 award will be used. The focus will be on high-priority building projects identified as part of the Green Community Program's energy redu...

Chatham Leads Lower Cape In Millionaires

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – There are more millionaires in the town at the Cape's elbow than any other community on the Lower Cape. Only two Cape towns, Falmouth and Barnstable, have more millionaires than Chatham. That's according to state department of revenue data which lists the number of residents whose adjusted gross income was more than $1 million on tax filings. That's income, not assets, meaning those listed had earnin...

CHATHAM –The finance committee voted Thursday afternoon to support the March 7 special town meeting article calling for a study of land on Stepping Stones Road as a possible home for a new senior center. Selectmen on Tuesday voted unanimously against the article (see story below), voicing their support instead for building a senior center at 1610 Main St., land that is being donated to the town by William Mars...

Warrant Takes Shape For 56-article Annual Town Meeting

By: Alan Pollock

HARWICH — From forging a new wastewater partnership and purchasing fire apparatus to declaring a climate emergency, voters will be asked to consider a varied 56-article warrant at the May 4 annual town meeting. Selectmen received the draft warrant last week and will review it and make recommendations on the articles before closing and signing the warrant on March 23. In financial articles, voters will be as...