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Our View: Push Town Meetings To The Fall

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Next month's annual town meetings in local towns will be postponed. Exactly when they will be rescheduled must await developments in the coming days and weeks. Moderators now have the authority to postpone or continue annual sessions; newly filed state legislation likely to be approved soon will allow selectmen to reschedule meetings as late as June 30 or even later. Last week, Chatham selectmen voted to postpone...

Letters To The Editor: April 2, 2020

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

The Importance Of Scooping Editor: Dear dog walkers, Of the things focusing our attention on personal, community and national health right now, a key one should be the health of the Cape Cod fresh water supply source. The Harwich watershed includes Thompson’s Field where human and canine family members exercise. Thompson’s Field is a woodland and field conservation area used year round. The Harwich Co...

Our View: Stay Home

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Quite a few people flipped out when they saw a lot of out-of-state license plates on Lower Cape roads over the past two weeks. Yes, a lot of second homeowners fled here once the COVID-19 pandemic struck. Is that a reason to panic? No, so long as those from areas where the virus is more endemic keep to themselves for the 14 days recommended by state and local authorities. While there's anecdotal evidence that's no...

Patricia Cobb Tarnow

By: Contributed

Patricia Cobb Tarnow peacefully sailed into eternity on March 17, 2020. She was born on March 13, 1928 in Columbus, Ohio to parents Samuel Henry and Charlotte Caton Cobb. Patricia, also known as Pat, Patty, Coobie, or Oma by loving friends and family, was the last surviving of eight siblings: Samuel Henry Jr, Laura Caton, Charles Caton, George Henry II, Edward Douglas, Nancy Ann, and Charlotte Melissa Cobb.   ...

Richard Abineri

By: Contributed

Richard Abineri of Brookline and Chatham passed away peacefully on March 20, 2020 surrounded by family after a valiant fight against multiple myeloma.  He will be missed by his wife Barbara Abineri after 50 wonderful years of marriage.  He is survived by daughter Laura Gurry, son-in-law Adam Gurry, granddaughters Lila (8) and Nora (5) Gurry; siblings Tessa, David and Adrian and many aunts, uncles and cousins. ...

Gail Wilson Gibson

By: Contributed

Gail Wilson Gibson January 12, 1936 – March 26, 2020               Gail W. Gibson passed away peacefully on March 26, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. She was a resident of Brewster & Harwich for 52 years. She was born in Jamaica, New York in 1936 and spent her early life in St. Albans, New York; as a young woman she modeled for the DebuTogs clothing line. She later attended Long Beach City Col...

Health: Stay Informed About COVID-19

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Staff

Prevention The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the coronavirus. Wash your hands frequently, practice cough etiquette, stay home when possible and maintain social distancing. Learn more at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick and www.mass.gov/covid19 . If You Think You’re Sick The key symptoms of COVID-19 are a fever, a cough and shortness of breath. Find an ...

ORLEANS — Dogs may be allowed to bring their owners to the sands of Skaket Beach and Rock Harbor until Memorial Day Weekend for the first time in five years. Acting as park commissioners, the board of selectmen was to vote last night (April 1) on a proposal by Natural Resources Manager Nate Sears to allow dogs at those locations from Labor Day through the Friday before Memorial Day while maintaining the April ...

  Restaurants Offering Take-out The following list of restaurants offering takeout and curb-side pickup service was provided by the Chatham, Harwich and Orleans chambers of commerce. Details may change by the time of publication. Check with establishment websites or call for updated hours and menus.  Scroll down for a list of places the print edition of The Chronicle is available. Chatham Marion’...

Travelers From NY, NJ, CT Urged To Self-isolate

By: Staff Reports and Contributors

On Wednesday, the Chatham Board of Health issued a notice urging people from New Jersey, New York or Connecticut who've come to their seasonal homes in Chatham voluntarily self-isolate in their homes for 14 days. The move was recommended by the White House Coronavirus Task Force, the notice reads . "This voluntary self-isolation, out of an abundance of caution, recognizes that New York City is the current ...

Confined To Home? Escape Into A Book

By: Debra Lawless

As news about the coronavirus pandemic dominates the airwaves and new cases are discovered here on Cape Cod, many of us, sheltering in our homes, have taken to reading as a comfort and a pastime. As of last week, Yellow Umbrella Books was still open for business, although by press time it may be shuttered. “We’re going on a day-to-day basis to see what we can do,” owner Eric Linder said in a telephone intervie...

Amy Francis Rose

By: Contributed

Amy Francis Rose 83, lifelong resident of Harwich, passed way surrounded by her loving family.           Born in Provincetown and the daughter of the late Jane and Bertram Clapp. She graduated from Orleans High School and had her own cleaning business for 28 years. She retired 8 years ago.           She loved bowling, camping, quilting, sewing and being with her grandchildren.           She leav...

Nature Connection: The More Things Change

By: Mary Richmond

Almost every day I walk outdoors. Many of the places I walk are places I return to again and again for different reasons. Some are simply close by and easy choices when time is tight. Some are seasonal. I have my favorite spots for watching for spring migrants and I know where I’ll often find the first blooming mayflowers. There’s a spot where brown creepers sing and a place where big black racers stretch o...

John Whelan: Bridge Over Troubled Water

By: John Whelan

“When you’re down and out When you’re on the street When evening falls so hard I will comfort you I’ll take your part Oh when darkness comes And pain is all around”   Paul Simon wrote “Bridge Over Troubled Water” in 1969 and he and his partner, Art Garfunkel, released the song in January 1970. The song was a huge hit and stayed at number one on the pop charts for six weeks. It was also a s...

Letters to the Editor, March 26

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Virus Keeps Candidate Off Ballot Editor: Under ordinary circumstances, I would have been able to get the signatures, by Thursday's (March 26) deadline, necessary to qualify as a candidate for the board of selectmen this spring, as I had back in 2008 and 2009. However, due to COVID-19, we all have been advised to practice "social distancing" which, for any of us, makes it risky to handle, or even sign, a pa...