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Our View: One Man, One Vote

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Like his colleagues, Orleans Selectman Cecil Newcomb wasn’t happy when bids to build the downtown sewer collection system and others for the treatment plant/disposal system came in $12 million over estimates. He cast the only vote against putting that sum into a June 20 town meeting article to make up the difference. A second vote was required to put that request on the June 23 ballot for a debt exclusion. Aga...

Letters To The Editor: May 21, 2020

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Know Candidates' Positions Editor: Within the framework of decisions we are all making these days, determining who to vote for for selectman June 23 in the Orleans general election is an exceptionally important task. When you go to vote, educate yourself on the candidates' positions on matters of importance to the well being of the community both in the present and for the preservation of its character and ...

Phyllis L (Bergstrom) Hutchins

By: Contributed

Phyllis L (Bergstrom) Hutchins Of Southbridge, a former long-time resident of Needham, passed on Tuesday May 5 th 2020.  She was preceded by her beloved husband of 58 years, Robert H Hutchins, in 2008 and leaves her four children, Susan H. Detwiler and companion John Jacobs of Southbridge, Jeffrey D. Hutchins and his wife Karen of Medfield, Paul D. Hutchins and his wife Sheila of Brockton and Charles D. Hutch...

Thomas C. Halliday, III, M.D

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Thomas C. Halliday, III, M.D. of Chatham passed away peacefully on May 11, 2020 at Cape Cod Hospital from complications due to COVID-19.  Dr. Halliday was born November 23, 1933 in Bronx, New York to Margaret A. and Thomas C. Halliday, Jr.  He graduated from Evander Childs High School at 16 years old in 1950 and was a 1954 graduate of Bates College, majoring in biology and running for the track team. He went on t...

Walter Tolley Jr.

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Walter Tolley Jr.             Walter Tolley Jr. passed away peacefully at his home on May 7th. He was 93 years old and above all he loved three things: his family, fishing, and telling stories about his family and fishing! Walt was predeceased by his wife of 70 years Yvonne K. Tolley and his grandson, Matthew Tolley. He leaves behind his children:  Bob, and spouse Deena of Yarmouth Port, Ken, and spouse Karen ...

Margaret S. Carson

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Margaret S. Carson, of East Orleans died peacefully in her sleep on May 11, 2020 at The Terraces in Orleans. Peggy was 88.             Margaret Joan Stroker was born in Detroit, Mich. in 1931, the oldest daughter of John P. and Margaret (Magas) Stroker. She was valedictorian of the first high school class to graduate from St. Cyril’s High School in 1949. From there, she attended Providence Hospital School of N...

Two Downtown Chatham Businesses To Share Space

By: Elizabeth Van Wye

Island Pursuits Moves Into Chatham Hardware Building   by Elizabeth Van Wye This is a tale of two businesses. Island Pursuit wanted to stay in Chatham, but after 12 years, the clothing business was faced with rent that was no longer affordable. Chatham Hardware, under a succession of owners, has been housed in the iconic Main Street location since 1936. They faced a changed business model and more s...

ORLEANS — Town counsel Michael Ford, who’s been Harwich’s moderator since the 1970s, has never seen or heard of an outdoor town meeting. Nevertheless, he’s scheduled to take his customary seat with the board of selectmen on June 20 when Moderator David Lyttle will call the meeting to order on the lawn inside the running track at Nauset Regional Middle School. At last week’s selectmen’s meeting, Lyttle and th...

ORLEANS – As Nauset Regional High School makes plans for graduation ceremonies in July (see related story), planning is under way for the fall semester. “We’ve already started conversations about next year,” Principal Chris Ellsasser told the regional school committee May 14. “My feeling is we will need a remote version (of instruction), a blended version, face-to-face, and one that does all three. We’re estab...

ORLEANS – Questions about building size, traffic to be generated, and whether the operation is retail or wholesale were raised by the selectmen last week as they discussed the F. W. Webb building proposed for the Underground Mall site off Route 6A near the Brewster line. The board wants to hear more from all parties before making a decision about a discretionary referral of the project to the Cape Cod Commissi...

Gov. Charlie Baker today announced the start of a careful process of reopening shuttered businesses and restarting public activities, with the goal of reaching a “new normal” state by the end of July. But for that schedule to hold, COVID-19 cases need to continue declining, which means continuing social distancing, hand washing, face covering and other personal precautions. Essential businesses that are alread...

HARWICH – For weeks, administrators at Monomoy Regional High School have been brainstorming ideas on how to hold a meaningful graduation during a time of quarantine due to COVID-19. Pending Gov. Charlie Baker’s decision on May 18 regarding crowd sizes, not only does MRHS have a plan, but they’ll be doing all they can do celebrate their seniors. Principal Bill Burkhead revealed the commencement plan during the ...

ORLEANS - Town meeting may be asked to add $12 million to the $47 million it authorized last year to complete the downtown sewer system and build a treatment plant and effluent disposal system. Five bids each were received for the sewer collection system and for the treatment plant and disposal system. Robert B. Our, of Harwich, was apparent low bidder for the sewer collection system and Daniel O'Connell's Son...

Open-Air Town Meeting Set for June 20

By: Ed Maroney

ORLEANS - There's no word yet on whether picnic lunches will be encouraged, but the selectmen have decided that the 2020 annual town meeting will be held alfresco. The town's annual legislative session will be held outdoors Saturday, June 20, at 10 a.m. in the center of Nauset Regional Middle School's running track.  The open-air session will be postponed if it rains. Town meeting usually takes place in the...

First Chatham COVID-19 Death Reported

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

CHATHAM -- A local resident has died of COVID-19, the first person in Chatham to succumb to the coronavirus, town officials reported late Wednesday. The individual was not identified. In a two-paragraph announcement, Director of Health and Natural Resources said town officials offered condolences to the individual’s family and wold not release further information out of respect for their privacy.  ...