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Letters to the Editor, Oct. 24

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

It's People Who Save Old Houses Editor: Our family has read with interest the stories this fall regarding efforts to save our former summer home on Champlain Road. We are pleased that Bob Mahoney, the current owner, has pledged to save it, either at its present location or elsewhere in Chatham. He would not have had that choice (or us, for that matter) were it not for the loving labors of the late Steve H...

John Whelan: 'Amazing Grace'

By: John Whelan

Amazing grace [how sweet the sound] That saved a wretch like me! I once was lost, but now am found, Was blind, but now I see. “Amazing Grace” is a beautiful hymn. In a way, it is the perfect hymn, expressing gratitude to the Lord for redemption. So it is not a great surprise that “Amazing Grace” is part of so many funerals. It seems I have reached the stage in life where attending funerals has become somet...

Our View: A Regional Shark Authority

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

The findings of the shark mitigation analysis released last week were hardly a surprise. Of the 27 alternatives examined by the Woods Hole Group, most were found to be ineffective or unproven in deterring shark attacks. Some, the report found, bear further examination and might help provide more timely warnings of the presence of the predator. But the bottom line of the $50,000 study—commissioned by six Outer Cap...

ORLEANS — The Centers for Culture and History in Orleans (formerly the Orleans Historical Society) has ended plans to acquire the historic Captain Linnell House. Owners Bill and Shelly Conway have put their retirement plans on hold and are taking reservations for Christmas parties and weddings again. “Next year will be our 32 nd year,” Shelly Conway said in a phone interview Monday. “We’ve weathered a lot o...

ORLEANS — More than a century and a half after Henry David Thoreau of Concord stopped at Higgins’s tavern on his journey to Provincetown, Frank Durant of Salem spoke with a reporter at Ames Pizzeria before setting off to walk in the steps of the sage of Walden Pond. Like Thoreau, Durant is a man of many talents. He’s an actor and producer who studied storytelling at Harvard Divinity School with the one and o...

High Winds Batter Region

By: Tim Wood

Wind gusts of 72 miles per hour in Harwich and 66 miles per hour in Chatham -- with a reported 90 mile per hour gust in Provincetown -- battered the area Thursday in the wake of a fast-moving nor'easter that also drenched the region with heavy rain overnight. Emergency officials were dealing with numerous downed trees and limbs as well as utility poles and power lines.  As of early Thursday, 1,648 customers in...

The only way to be completely safe from a shark attack, a new report released Wednesday concludes, is to stay out of the water. The $50,000 study by the Woods Hole Group analyzed 27 shark mitigation alternatives but did not recommend any single or group of solutions. The report concludes that current practices, such as “shark smart” education, heightened awareness and emergency measures such as stop the bleed ...

Kenneth Dayton Bennett

By: Contributed

Kenneth Dayton Bennett June 8, 1929-October 12, 2019             Harwich-Kenneth D. Bennett of Harwich passed away on October 12, 2019 at the age of 90 with his family around him. He was born in Bronx, NY. He served in the US Army 1951-1956 and was a member of the American Legion at post #0310. He married the love of his life Virginia F. Piscitelli on August 25, 1962. He is ...

Robert (Bob) E Perry

By: Contributed

Robert (Bob) E Perry, Sr, age 83, of South Harwich died on Tuesday October 8, 2019 in Cape Cod Hospital following a short illness, surrounded by his loved ones.             Bob is survived by his son, Robert E. Perry Jr., of Dudley and his daughter in law Kristina and his grandsons Joshua and Zachary whom he cherished, and his sister Christine Demars, of Worcester. He is preceded by his wife, Carol Ann Perry; ...

Susan Marie Hart

By: Contributed

                Harwich - Susan Marie Hart of Harwich passed away on October 2, 2019, after a prolonged illness. Sue was born on September 21, 1948, in Oakland, Calif., to John Milton Hanson and Jean Elizabeth Hanson. She was predeceased by her younger sister Mary E Kilburn and her brother John P Hanson.                 Sue is survived by her husband of 53 years, Walter Matthew Hart. Of Harwich.  She is also s...

John Laurence (Jack) Rafuse

By: Contributed

John Laurence (Jack) Rafuse 12/24/1936 - 10/11/2019             ALEXANDRIA, Va. - John Laurence Rafuse, 82, passed away Friday, October 11, 2019 at the Inova Hospital in Mount Vernon, Va. He leaves his loving wife of 56 years, Patricia Ann (Wahl) Rafuse; his children Jonathan Malcolm, Heather Anne, and Amanda Louise; his sister Frances MacDonald and her three children; his grandchildren Abby, Sam, Melia and...

Anne McLaughlin

By: Contributed

Anne McLaughlin, 25, of St. Petersburg, Fla., died from injuries sustained in a vehicle/bicycle accident in St. Petersburg on September 19.               Anne was born in Providence, R.I. on November 1, 1993.  She is survived by her father Mark McLaughlin of East Harwich, mother Kristin Shulman of St. Petersburg, sisters Erin and Katherine, brother Patrick, grandparents Don and Ellen Gaffney, grandmother Pa...

James Harold Goddard Jr

By: Contributed

James Harold Goddard Jr., 93 of Chatham and Vero Beach, Fla. passed away on the morning of October 1, 2019.             Jim was born on November 25, 1925 in Boston, to James Harold Goddard Sr. and Marion Potter Lake (Goddard) of Newton and also had a daughter, the late, Gloria (Goddard) Cutler of Squantum and his first wife, the late Nancy Anne Leonard, 73 of Chestnut Hill on September 11, 2001 in Vero Beach, ...

Fish Pier Contractor Misses ‘Final’ Deadline

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — In news that causes town officials plenty of dismay but little surprise, the contractor replacing the observation deck at the fish pier has missed the final project deadline. After multiple delays and change orders, Sciaba Construction Corp. and the town agreed on a final extension of the project completion date of Oct. 16. As of press time, it was clear that the deadline would be missed. Healt...

Plan Calls For New $4.6 Million Airport Terminal

By: Tim Wood

This is the first of two stories examining the draft master plan update for Chatham Municipal Airport. CHATHAM – Much of the attention being given to the update of the Chatham Municipal Airport Master Plan has been devoted to the proposal to allow direct instrument approach landings. But the thick, 10-chapter study, still in the development stage, contains other significant proposals which could change the ...