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Our View: Applause, Applause

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

The early modernist painter Marc Chagall said, “Great art picks up where nature ends.” Last year, when nature in the form of the COVID-19 pandemic put an end to social gatherings and in-person events and left many of us isolated in our homes, great art picked up in a big way. And we are grateful it did. As everyday necessities vanished from store shelves and people blew the dust off their sewing machines and lear...

Letters to the Editor, July 1

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Keep Town Meeting Open Editor: Several members of the Chatham Select Board (SB), at their post-town meeting discussion, blamed the several big losses they suffered on the fact that they were not given the opportunity to speak long enough or frequently enough. They blamed the moderator and “misinformed voters.” This is disheartening. This is the same board, minus Cory Metters, who voted to eliminate meaningf...

Russ Allen: Welcome Back

By: Russ Allen

Welcome back to Harwich! Whether as a tourist, vacationer, or casual visitor, perhaps someone unable to come here last summer due to COVID-19 restrictions, you are welcome as things reopen and a new summertime normal emerges. If you were here during the summer of 2020, you know that many activities and offerings were suspended or restricted. The Cape League Baseball season, outdoor concerts and craft fairs wer...

WEST CHATHAM — A new cardiology practice opened this week in the heart of West Chatham. Cape Cod Healthcare announced recently that Dr. Elissa Thompson will be heading a new practice called the Cape Cod Healthcare Cardiovascular Center at the Oppenheim Medical Building at 1629 Main St. The opening took place last week, and the facility is expected to serve patients from around the Lower Cape. Thom...

ORLEANS — The town has received a single proposal – from Housing Assistance Corporation – to develop and operate rental housing at 107 Main St. HAC CEO Alisa Magnotta wrote of plans to build 14 affordable rental apartments “in one structure designed in the style of a historic Cape Cod home, befitting the rich history of the property.” In an area of antique homes, the proposed building follows a traditiona...

ORLEANS — Clashing perspectives on Nauset Estuary were evident again at last week’s public forum on dredging the heavily-shoaled waters in Eastham and Orleans. To some, the condition of the estuary is a clear and present danger to the fishing fleet and recreational boaters and a hindrance to commerce. To others, such risks are known and do not outbalance the potential damage large-scale dredging could do to ...

ORLEANS — The forecast for Sunday, July 4, is for partly cloudy skies, a high of 71 degrees, and zero chance of rain. And although Weather Underground reports only on natural phenomena, it’s a good bet crowds will be gathering well before 10 a.m. to celebrate the return of the town’s Independence Day Parade. “The theme is America is Back!” parade committee chair Jenn Allard wrote in a recent email. “And we t...

Albert Anthony Curt, Jr.

By: Contributed

CHATHAM - Albert Anthony Curt, Jr. (you can call me Al) passed away peacefully on June 20, 2021, surrounded by love. He was born in Hempstead, N.Y., on August 22, 1938, son of Albert Anthony Curt, Sr., and Ethel Forrestal Curt and younger brother of Lila Curt Horvath, all of whom preceded him in death. Al attended Fairfield Prep – and in 1956 was crowned King of the Barnum Festival. From there, he continued his e...

Edward Robert Harned, MD

By: Contributed

n Loving Memory Edward Robert Harned, MD June 27, 1928 - May 7, 2021 Dr. E. Robert Harned passed away on May 7, 2021, at The Terraces Orleans, surrounded by loved ones. He is predeceased by his wife, Dorothy Orechovsky Harned, and survived by his life partner, Jacqueline Hebert Beale, his daughters, Faith Harned-Smith, Hope Soo, and Judith Ann Harned; his grandchildren, Zachary and Justin Smith, and Namahoe, Tai,...

Robert C. Borthwick Jr.

By: Contributed

Robert (Bob) C. Borthwick Jr. passed away at the age of 82 on June 16th, 2021 at his home in Harwich, surrounded by his family. Bob was a graduate of Chatham High School class on 1957. He joined the Air Force on February 1st, 1961 and is a Vietnam Veteran.     Bob enjoyed coin collecting and building model trains and was a member of the Cape Cod Model Railroad Club and the Nauset Model Railroad club. He also enjo...

Sadie Grace (Aluia) Joyce

By: Contributed

Chatham – Sadie Grace (Aluia) Joyce of Chatham, formerly of New City, New York and Naples, Florida, died peacefully on June 15, 2021. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Jack, with whom she shared 54 happy years of marriage, and by her daughter, Karen Joyce Franchini. She is survived by her children, Honorable Kathleen Coffey and her husband Joseph Coffey, Patricia Joyce, Michael Joyce and his wife Martha ...

Beth Lavoie

By: Contributed

Beth Lavoie Hopkinton – Beth Lavoie passed away peacefully on June 19, 2021, lovingly surrounded by her family at her home of 41 years in Hopkinton. Born on March 2, 1951 in Syracuse, New York, Beth was the first of five children of the late Dolores (Reynolds) and Edward Burke. She and her late husband, Leo Lavoie, were married for 36 years.        Beth treasured spending time in Chatham, where she created a seco...

Town To Coast Guard: Where Were You?

By: Alan Pollock

Congressional Hearing Sought CHATHAM — After it took the Coast Guard 14 hours to respond to a grounded sailboat on Monomoy Point, the select board is seeking some answers, even if it takes an act of Congress to get them. Which it might. On Tuesday, the board voted to ask Ninth District Congressman Bill Keating to intervene in the case. In a letter authorized by the whole board, Chair Peter Cocolis asked Kea...

Of the top 29 fishing communities in the Northeast facing gentrification stress, Chatham is ranked third. Research undertaken by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) collated a host of indices including retiree migration and housing disruption into a story map, also highlighting voices of fishermen.  “A story map puts it into context and can help raise awareness of issues that have bee...

For the year so far, the median sale price of a single-family home in Chatham is $1,283,750, a nearly 75 percent jump from last year, when the median price was $735,500. In Orleans and Harwich, the figures are not as eye-popping, yet they still tell the story of a real estate market that's on fire. The median sale price of a house in Orleans for the year year is $977,000, a nearly 29 percent increase; in Harwi...

Back 2 Summer Sound Fest To Benefit MCS

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – It's been a long 18 months for many nonprofit organizations that have worked extra hard to meet the needs of the community and yet haven't been able to hold their traditional fundraisers due to COVID-19 restrictions. Monomoy Community Services hopes to start climbing back out of the fundraising hole with a new event, the Back 2 Summer Sound Festival, scheduled for Thursday, July 1 at the VFW on George R...