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Letters To The Editor: Sept. 10, 2020

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Do Something For The Environment Editor: If you had the opportunity to do something for the environment, wildlife and your future that only took a bit of forward thinking and a small amount of effort, would you? If you don’t want to be swimming in, consuming, surrounded by, and overrun by ever mounting plastic trash, now is the time to support a Cape-wide ban on single-use plastic bottles. Otherwise, som...

CHATHAM – What a time to start a new job — during a pandemic. But that is exactly what the Rev. Tracy Johnson did when she joined the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House of Chatham as its half-time minister on July 1. “It has been interesting getting up to speed with the technology to hold people together in community when we can’t be physically together,” Johnson said during a telephone interview las...

ORLEANS — “I have grown gray in the service of my country,” George Washington said in 1783. This week, the town’s wastewater wars veterans, their locks now silver and white after decades of advocacy, gathered on the village green to break ground for a pumping station for a downtown sewer system and treatment plant. At the ceremony Sept. 8, Select Board Chair Kevin Galligan spoke of the moment in 2014 when wh...

Atlantic Workshop Debate Anything But Pacific

By: Ed Maroney

ORLEANS — The zoning board declined to sink the Atlantic Workshop’s boat last week, leaving it up to Building Commissioner Tom Evers to fire another warning shot across its bow. The woodworking workshop at 94 Main St. was allowed by special permit as a customary home occupation by the board in 2017, with a number of conditions ranging from no retail sales to no signage and including an annual review. Since t...

ORLEANS — Like information, water wants to be free. And, like information, it isn’t. Your water bill pays for the infrastructure that pumps the liquid out of the town’s wells, treats it to ensure quality, and sends it out to homes and businesses. It flows into a house’s or store’s own pipes, where it’s controlled by the turn of a faucet – or is it? Things happen. Pipes leak or break, toilets keep running,...

Will Voters Catch a (Radio) Wave at Nauset Beach?

By: Ed Maroney

In-Car Town Meeting One of Several Options  ORLEANS - They're stopping short of bringing back Liam's for car hop service, but the option of an in-vehicle town meeting at Nauset Beach next month is on the select board's agenda for Sept. 9.   It's one of several pandemic-moment alternatives that include a back-to-school approach (indoors at Nauset Regional Middle School or outdoors inside the school's trac...

Chatham Squire COVID-19 Cluster Now At Seven

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – The number of positive COVID-19 cases among staff members at the Chatham Squire has risen to seven. Earlier this week the venerable downtown restaurant closed after one person tested positive. Subsequent testing of 15 staff members revealed three more positive cases. Three more cases were identified by town officials Friday. The restaurant has closed several times over the past week to do deep cleani...

Cape Cod Tech Postpones Fall Sports To February

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH – Student athletes at Cape Cod Tech will have to wait a while for fall sports. All fall athletics have been postponed until February. Athletic Director Alan Harrison said the decision to postpone to what’s being called the “Fall II” season, which runs from Feb. 22 to April 25, conforms the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association’s guidelines regarding COVID-19 and is also in keeping with May...

Nature Connection: A Perfect Day For Daydreaming

By: Mary Richmond

“Tomorrow will be the pick of the week,” the weatherman said as he grinned through the TV screen at me. “The sun will shine, the humidity will drop and the temperature will be perfect. It may be the best summer day we’ve had and will have.” I took him at his word and gleefully planned my day. Amazingly, I had nothing on my calendar that couldn’t be moved around. I packed my sketching and painting things, m...

Markey, Lyons, Forest Win Locally In State Primary

By: Staff Reports

Local results from Tuesday's state primary reflected final tallies from across the state and region, with Senator Edward Markey, Republican Senate candidate Kevin O'Connor and Barnstable County Commission Candidates Sheila Lyons and Mark Forest winning the backing of voters in the only contested races. Markey won a decisive state-wide victory over Joseph Kennedy III. Locally, Markey bested Kennedy in Chatham 1...

Jayne Elizabeth Sully

By: Contributed

Harwich – Jayne Elizabeth Sully, 53, passed away at home on August 17, 2020 with her beloved husband of 24 years by her side and surrounded by the love and comfort of her family and friends. Jayne was heroic in her determination to stare down cancer and for over five years she never blinked. She endured two surgeries (one over 12 hours long), numerous rounds of radiation, chemotherapy, immunotherapy and interv...

Jeffrey Pease Taylor

By: Contributed

                                        Jeffrey Pease Taylor, 1951-2020               Jeffrey Pease Taylor, age 69 years, died peacefully on August 21, 2020 at Wentworth Douglass Hospital (Dover, N.H.) of complications from metastatic melanoma.             Jeff was the beloved husband of Catherine (Twomey) Taylor of Rochester, N.H. and Chatham.  Jeff was born at Hartford Hospital (Conn.) to Saunda (Pea...

Richard “Dick” A. Robbins

By: Contributed

Richard “ Dick ” A . Robbins , 84, of Port Charlotte, Florida died Monday, August 24, 2020 at home. He was born October 17, 1935 in Quincy, Massachusetts to the late Harold and Blanche Robbins.  Dick lived in Quincy until he moved Chatham, MA to run the Surfside Motor Inn for 20 plus years. He retired and split his time between Chatham and Port Charlotte and traveling the world.               There is ...

Barbara (Whitmore) Howard

By: Contributed

Barbara (Whitmore) Howard, 87, of Chatham and formerly of Canton, Conn., died peacefully surrounded by her family on August 25, 2020 at home.             She was born in Middletown, Conn. on July 18, 1933, the daughter of the late Stewart and Dorothy Whitmore. Barbara is survived by her son, David A. Howard of Chatham and her brother, Russell B. Whitmore of Spokane, Wash. Her husband, Allan Howard, died on Jun...

HARWICH – When Monomoy boys basketball coach Keith Arnold first considered stepping away from the sidelines, he decided to give the decision time. But as the months passed, Arnold recognized that although he loved the sport, it was time to put family first, especially his eight grandchildren. “The longer I thought about the future, the basketball part of it was always there, but it didn’t seem to have the same...

Four Squire Employees Test Positive For COVID-19

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – The Chatham Squire, one of the town's most iconic restaurants, closed Sunday after a staf member tested positive for COVID-19. After briefly reopening Monday, the restaurant voluntarily closed again Tuesday after three more employees tested positive. Owner Todd Hearle said the iconic restaurant would remain closed until at least Thursday to allow additional deep cleaning and disinfecting. “We have...