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Cape Noir Radio Theater: A Sound Night Of Adventure

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

With all of the Zoom calls, virtual socializing via Skype or FaceTime and streaming of movies and TV shows at home instead of going out for live theater or trips to the cinema, sometimes it seems like everything we do these days involves staring at a screen. Wouldn't it be nice to get cozy, close your hardworking eyes and enjoy a bit of mystery and adventure on the limitless screen of your imagination? You are...

Therapeutic Center Offers More Than Just A Ride On A Horse

By: Evelyn Jackson

“Geyser is furry and he warms you when you are cold. He makes me feel safe. I know he's not going to hurt me,” says 10-year-old Ava from Harwich about the horse she rides at the Emerald Hollow Therapeutic Riding Center in Brewster. Says Ava's mom Sara, “I adopted Ava when she was 19 months old. She had a long history of inconsistent care — a hard beginning to her life. By the time she was six she had panic att...

“I just want to go on record again saying I think this idea is stupid.” Eli had been saying this for as long as the rest of us had been planning, and at this point it was too late to change his mind. We stood at the metaphorical point of no return at the edge of the parking lot at Race Point in Provincetown. Twenty-seven miles of sandy beach lay ahead of us. It had stopped raining but the wind coming off the w...

Letters To The Editor: Nov. 12, 2020

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Drive-Through Was All Treats Editor: The Harwich Community Center trick-or-treat Halloween drive-through would not be possible without donations from our generous sponsors: Ann and Arthur Steidel, Break Time Vending Co., Brenda Weeks Travel, The Cape Cod Chronicle, Christmas Tree Shop, CVS East Harwich, CVS Harwich Port, Main St. 6 Post Office Square, Dairy Queen, Dr. Gary Campagna, Pleasant Lake Avenue ...

Our View: History Needs A Foundation

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

In Harwich, the Brooks Academy Museum, built by Sidney Brooks in 1844 as Pine Grove Seminary, needs a new foundation. The question before the town is whether to place a basic foundation underneath the historic structure at about $570,000; put in a foundation plus a partial basement at $900,000; or a foundation plus a full basement for about $1.2 million. The building is certainly important historically and aes...

Our View: The Turning Point

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

This week marks the 400th anniversary of what is being called “The Turning Point.” After an arduous 10-week voyage across the Atlantic, the passengers and crew of the Mayflower sighted land – most likely the Nauset highlands somewhere around Orleans or Eastham – and headed south toward the Hudson River Valley, their destination. However, the Pollock Rip shoals east of Monomoy, soon to become infamous for their sh...

Firefighters, COA’s Work To Keep Seniors Safe At Home

By: Alan Pollock

It’s no secret that most seniors want to remain at home as they age, but it’s important to make sure that home continues to be a safe place as the years pass. To that end, local fire departments and councils on aging are collaborating to provide home safety assessments, even during the pandemic. In Chatham, the assessments are part of a community risk reduction program, and residents or concerned family member...

ORLEANS — Acknowledged as “the father of planning in Orleans,” Dr. Kenneth McKusick, 89, died Nov. 4 at his home on Namequoit Road.  Dr. McKusick, noted for his work on the planning board and board of water and sewer commissioners, “passed away peacefully in his sleep last night,” Select Board Chair Kevin Galligan said as he opened his board’s meeting last week. “We offer our sincerest thanks and gratitude for...

Signs Get High Priority In Orleans Complete Street Plan

By: Debra Lawless

ORLEANS – Residents have until Sunday, Nov. 22 to offer their comments to town officials or Cape Cod Commission staff regarding the Orleans Complete Streets Prioritization Plan. Lev Malakhoff, commission transportation planner, recommends that people who wish to comment should first look at the materials pertaining to the Complete Streets plan on the commission's website. On Nov. 5, the commission held a vi...

Stranded Whale Dies

By: Staff Reports

CHATHAM — A young humpback whale stranded on shoals east of the Stage Harbor entrance channel has died. Harbormaster Stuart Smith said the 25-foot whale, which stranded early Saturday, did not make it through the night. A nearby location will be found to perform a necropsy on the animal and it will be towed there, he said. Staff and volunteer from the International Fund For Animal Welfare's mammal rescue pr...

Roger F. Sullivan

By: Contributed

Roger F. Sullivan, 75, a native of Oak Square and Our Lady of the Presentation Church community in Brighton, Mass., died in Sarasota, Fla., on Monday morning, October 26, from pancreatic cancer. He was predeceased by his parents, Walter F. Sullivan and Ruth Bonner Sullivan of Brighton, Mass. and his brother, David. He is survived by his daughter, Honoré and her husband Peter Steedman of Falmouth, Mass.; his son, ...

Jason Michael Chase

By: Contributed

Jason Michael Chase age 37 of South Chatham died unexpectedly on Oct. 23,2020. He was the son of Michael Chase and Sandra Wiinikainen of West Yarmouth. A graveside service under the direction of Morris O’Connor & Blute Funeral Home Harwich will be held in Evergreen Cemetery , East Harwich on Fri, Nov 6 at 1PM. Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to The Chatham Fire Association, 135 Depot Rd...

Plus One Case At Monomoy High, Four At Squire NORTH CHATHAM — Two residents of Liberty Commons nursing home have tested positive for the novel coronavirus following a visit by a state public health inspection team, which was checking – among other things – the nursing home’s compliance with COVID-19 protocols. The cases were announced just as positive COVID-19 rates were ramping up nationwide. Locally, four...

Local Towns Hold Virtual Veterans Day Ceremonies

By: Staff Reports

With pandemic restrictions prohibiting large gatherings, local towns are planning to commemorate Veterans Day with virtual events held online and cable TV. Chatham will host a virtual Veterans Day parade on Channel 18 on Nov. 11 beginning at 11 a.m. Local residents are invited to participate by sending a high-resolution digital photo of a Chatham veteran (or veterans) to Shanna Nealy at snealy@chatham-ma.gov a...

Free Meals To Vets Courtesy Of Chatham COA

By: Staff Reports and Contributors

CHATHAM – On Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov. 10, from noon until 1:30 p.m., the council on aging will honor Chatham veterans and military spouses who are Chatham residents aged 60 or older with a free meal, distributed via a drive-through pick up at the Stony Hill Road senior center. This fresh meal will be prepared and packaged by COA Event Luncheon Chef Heather Bailey of The Optimal Kitchen and will be packaged ...

CHATHAM — Thanks to property tax revenues that remain strong and some early cost containment measures, town finances remain reasonably strong. But as town officials begin crafting the fiscal 2022 budget, they’re saying there’s still every reason to take a cautious approach to spending, given COVID-19. “Cases are increasing, so we have to be very conservative in our planning, and have an idea what the worst-c...