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Andrew Buckley: In Contrast

By: Andrew Buckley

It was 97. That’s what my phone read. East Capitol Street started here, the Capitol at my back, with the Library of Congress across to my right and the Supreme Court to the left. There was a nice breeze off from the north, and it was remarkably dry. D.C. is known for its swampy humidity, so you could almost stand the temperature. First week of October in our nation/s capital and it was nearly 100 degrees. Four...

Letters to the Editor, Oct. 17

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Advice To Chatham Selectmen Editor: My wife and I have just become residents of Chatham. We did so because Chatham is the quintessential quaint New England town and has been so for decades. We were aware when we moved that Chatham had a small, quaint, (we thought) daytime-use-only airport, which was consistent with the town’s beauty and character. We have recently learned that the Chatham Airport Commiss...

Wordells Maintain 'Magical' Shop At Cockle Cove

By: Connie Hebert

The magic began in 1952 when Eunisa Greenlaw Wordell decided to open Chatharbor Pottery and Gift Shop on Cockle Cove Road. Her husband, Dr. Arnold Edgar Wordell, built the seasonal shop and family vacation house as an extension of several “cottage colonies” that were handed down to them. Eunisa stocked the tiny shop with jewelry, home décor items, and prints while her 12-year-old son, Nathaniel B. Wordell, learne...

ORLEANS — Another voice has been added to the conversation about the best use of the town’s transfer station. This afternoon (Oct. 17), the board of health will review a report from Kari Parcell, the county’s municipal assistance coordinator, on how to increase recycling opportunities. After a recent public hearing at which opinions were mixed on a proposed change to single-stream recycling, the board decide...

ORLEANS — The animal control and regulation task force, which includes five members who own dogs and two who do not, want to hear from “constituencies that don’t have an actual seat at the table of the committee,” vice chair Karl Oakes said in an interview last week. For instance, “We don’t know to what extent being perceived as a dog-friendly town is important to the rental community,” he said. “If we chang...

Samuel Howes King

By: Contributed

Samuel Howes King April 24 th 1953 – May 17th 2019    Sam succumbed to advanced throat cancer near his home in Crystal River, Fla. in May. He had been living in Florida for the past five years after calling Chatham home for most of his life. He was 66.               The 2 nd of nine children born to Wendy Howes and Ted King, Sam spent his earliest years summering in Chatham amongst a vast extende...

George W. Fisk

By: Contributed

CHATHAM – George W. Fisk passed away on October 4, 2019 after a brief stay at Liberty Commons Nursing Home.  He was born in Springfield on December 12, 1922.             After graduating from Springfield’s Technical High School in 1940, he served in the 9 th Infantry Division, European Theater of Operations, from 1942-1945.  He was wounded in Germany and awarded the Purple Heart.  Following the war, he comple...

MARY DOROTHY (Dotty) MULCAHY

By: Contributed

MARY DOROTHY (Dotty) MULCAHY,  July 13, 1949 - September 16, 2019             “Dotty” Mulcahy, a free spirited child of the 60s whose mischievous smile and sparkling blue eyes will live in the hearts of all who knew and loved her, died at her Provincetown home of ovarian cancer on September16, she was 70.           Dotty leaves her beloved wife Cherie Mittenthal, her McBride family, and many dear friend...

CHATHAM – Barring unforeseen objections, it looks like smooth sailing for the proposal to nominate South Chatham as a National Register Historic District. There were few questions and no objections raised to the plan at a public informational meeting last week sponsored by the historical commission and the South Chatham Village Association, attended by about 25 neighborhood residents. At the end of the session...

CHATHAM – The nature of retirement has changed in the past few decades. With fewer companies offering pensions, older folks who might have quit the workforce altogether once they reached 65 are now either working longer or transitioning to some sort of quasi-retirement that includes a part-time job or consulting work. Those factors have led the Chatham Retired Men's Club, now in its 62 nd year, to drop the wo...

CHATHAM – The future of the historic home known as Starboard Light is looking a little brighter. Robert Moss has a purchase and sales agreement on the 154 Champlain Rd. property and wants to move the circa 1860 Cape slightly east on the lot and build several other structures alongside it. While the old house would remain on the original property, it would be rotated so that the front faces west, and a new hous...

Youth Risk Survey Raises Alarms

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH – The results of the most recent Youth Risk Behavior Survey at Monomoy Regional High School are out, and have given school administrators, parents, and educators much to think about. The 2019 survey was administered in June, and after the weeding out of potentially invalid surveys (in Monomoy's case, 13), a sample size of 522 respondents was used to compile the data, 401 students from grades 9-12, and ...

CHATHAM — Early on, one of the key hurdles identified by local working families has been the lack of affordable early childhood education programs. The Monomoy Regional School District is exploring ways to bridge the gap by introducing a plan for universal pre-kindergarten (pre-K) for Chatham youngsters. Last week, the Chatham 365 Task Force made its recommendations about ways the town can provide better suppo...

Pleasant Lake Is Losing Its Local Flavor

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Like the trains that once rumbled by outside, Local Flavor, the modified general store, pastry, breakfast and sandwich shop at the Pleasant Lake General Store, will soon be no more. The business has been operating out of the old general store for nearly five years, but the lease they have with owners Robert and Jeannette Payne is about to expire and no agreement could be reached on a new lease. Lo...