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Late Surge Not Enough As Warriors' Boys Drop Opener

By: Brad Joyal

NORTH EASTHAM – There were moments when it felt like a lid was covering the Warriors’ basket. It didn’t matter if the Nauset Regional High School boys’ basketball team attacked inside or let jumpers fly from the perimeter, the shots weren’t falling for the Warriors during the first half of their season opener against Nantucket on Jan. 7. “We had a bunch of good looks,” Nauset coach John McCarthy said. “We e...

WHOI Researcher: Underwater Tech Driving Knowledge Of Oceans

By: Elizabeth Van Wye

As anyone who has attempted to recover their lost sunglasses after they fell off a boat can attest, even clean ocean water is impenetrable beyond a few inches. Over the past decades, dramatic improvements in our ability to explore the ocean depths have taken place and yet there is still so much to be learned about the ocean, whose well-being is critical to our global ecosystem. More than 80 people were online ...

Nature Connection: When There Are No Words

By: Mary Richmond

Sunsets do not utter sentences. Waves do not speak in rhymes. Trees don’t spout half truths and flowers tell no lies. Birds sing but not with lyrics. Coyotes howl and yip but with no paragraphs or grammar. Rabbits and deer are mostly silent, yet they get their points across. Underwater there are clicks and whines, melodies and harmonies but no whales or fish use words to tell their tales. Only we ...

Our View: No Time To Remain Silent

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Whenever we editorialize about national politics, we are criticized, unfailingly, by those who feel we should keep our comments local, as well as others who simply call us “fake news.” But after the events in Washington, D.C. last Wednesday, we can't be silent; indeed, no American should be. We won't rehash the incident that turned from a protest to a mob to an insurrection. The scenes of people in MAGA hats c...

Donna Tavano: Happy Bubble Wrap Month

By: Donna Tavano

The Elf on the Shelf has returned to wherever imaginary illusions retire for another year, and we are getting a crack at a do-over (differently) in 2021. His departure leaves a void, as his dust-bathing in the flour bin and fan- spinning adventures briefly distracted us from the daunting concerns of the day. The New Year’s baby cannot get us out of this muck, he’s just a kid! As January yawns its dreary winter be...

Letters To The Editor, Jan. 14

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Proposals Turn Back Clock At Airport Editor: Starting in 1950, decisions – consciously or unconsciously – were made and re-made in Chatham to effectively prohibit the airport’s (CQX) growth – physical expansion as well as expansion of aircraft use. Those decisions manifested themselves by land use authorities’ allowing considerable residential development in “runway protection zones” established by law and ...

ORLEANS — An online survey that drew more than 700 responses ranked affordable housing and a community center as the top desired uses for the 5.5-acre Governor Prence Inn property between Route 6A and the Cape Cod Rail Trail. The survey was part of a feasibility study, supported by town meeting in October and the affordable housing trust, to help determine whether the town could benefit from buying the prope...

ORLEANS — There were pluses and minuses in the third year of growing at Putnam Farm, Conservation Agent John Jannell told the agricultural advisory committee Jan. 11. “The 2020 season was a good season,” he said of the five plots in the conservation area not far from the district courthouse. “We had five full growers for the first time through the season out there. Everyone was active.” Even so, “I’m not sure I c...

ORLEANS — A district-wide vote to approve the $132 million Nauset Regional High School building project will be held in the four member towns on March 30. The date was approved by the regional school committee Jan. 7 following consultation with town clerks. The one-day balloting decision was a response to the uncertainties of the pandemic, which prompted worries that Brewster, Eastham, Orleans, and Wellfleet...

CHATHAM - Officials are investigating a cluster of COVID-19 cases among staff at the North Chatham Post Office and are urging anyone who has visited that location since Dec. 28 to watch for symptoms, speak with their doctor, and consider getting tested. On Saturday, town health officials were contacted by the Occupational Health Nurse Administrator for the New England Region of the Postal Service and learned t...

Coast Guard Boathouse Moved To Quincy

By: Tim Wood

The historic Stage Harbor Coast Guard boathouse was moved early Friday from Hull to Quincy, where it will be stored until a new location can found for it in Chatham. David Doherty, who has been spearheading the move to return the boathouse to town, obtained final approval from Hull officials on Thursday to remove the structure from the shorefront Acushnet Marina, where it has been sitting for approximately 18 ...

Alice Faith (Freeman) Twombly

By: Contributed

Alice Faith (Freeman) Twombly, 96, of Chatham, known as Faith by family and friends, passed away on January 3, 2021 at her home surrounded by family. Though she was born in Lexington on April 27, 1924, she spent her childhood summers in Chatham and considered it home. After graduating Middlebury College in 1945, she accepted a teaching position in a two room schoolhouse in the small town of Madison, N.H., where s...

Bill Krantz JR (William)

By: Contributed

              Bill Krantz JR (William) of North Chatham passed away on December 30th at the McCarthy Care Center in Sandwich with his daughter Kristen Kiki Garcia by his side.              Born in 1938 in NYC and oldest son of William and Muriel Krantz. Bill honorably served his country from as an Personnel Services Officer in the Air Force reaching the rank of 2 nd Lieutenant.  Bill went on to retire from ...

Katherine Nolan Burlin

By: Contributed

Katherine Nolan Burlin July 16, 1922 – December 8, 2020                     Katherine Nolan Burlin, 98, of Fort Belvoir, Virginia, and North Chatham passed away on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 in Alexandria, Virginia following a stroke.  Born July 16, 1922, in Whiz Bang, Oklahoma to Margaret Cecelia Phalen Nolan and Leo Bernard Nolan, she was raised in oil field boom towns in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas. ...

CHATHAM – The town's business community is weathering the COVID-19 crisis despite significant losses, with some sectors down nearly 50 percent. Hardest hit are accommodations, down 40 to 50 percent, and restaurants, which are off about 30 percent, said Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Mary Cavanaugh. Retail businesses are down 25 to 30 percent, she said, due primarily to the three-month closure last spri...