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'The Starfish And The Fisherman' Is A Real Catch

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

With wintry weather upon us and many in-person holiday events canceled, the opportunity to spend a screen-free evening enjoying quality original family-friendly entertainment is something we're all fishing for. Look no farther than Cape Noir Radio Theater's “The Starfish And The Fisherman,” an original and entirely charming fable which weaves magic, wonder and Greek myth into a story of adventure and danger in wh...

NORTH EASTHAM - For nearly two decades, Nauset Regional High School teacher Lisa Brown has made annual visits to Haiti’s capital city, Port-au-Prince, with members of the school’s Human Rights Academy. Once there, the group boards a ferry and travels roughly 10 miles to the island of La Gonave, where they are greeted by locals with access to transportation. Depending on the size of Nauset’s traveling party, th...

Andrew Buckley: Treading Water

By: Andrew Buckley

“ And three hours later a big fat PBY comes down and starts to pick us up. You know that was the time I was most frightened? Waitin’ for my turn. I’ll never put on a lifejacket again.” – Captain Quint, “Jaws” It was warm again this past Friday. The trend of milder winters seemed to be carrying through for a third straight year. Perhaps that was too early a call, it not yet being on the other side of the winte...

Letters to the Editor, Dec. 17

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Lauds Contributions Of Chronicle's Szmit Editor: On behalf of the Monomoy Regional School Committee, I extend my deepest gratitude for the extraordinary work done by Kat Szmit in her role as a sports reporter for The Cape Cod Chronicle.  Kat has been a beacon of light in our community, always seen on the sidelines at our sporting events – taking photos, following the games, keeping up with stats, intervi...

Our View: Give Locally

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

As the holidays draw closer, we encourage readers to consider giving to local organizations combating the fallout of the pandemic. Many of our neighbors are looking at grim winters as restaurants close, shops curtail hours and services such as landscaping cut back as the temperatures plunge. With vaccines being rolled out with all speed, the future is beginning to look a bit brighter, but as they saying goes, it'...

How To Stay In Business During A Pandemic? Move Outdoors

By: Debra Lawless

It turns out that opals do not fare well when moved rapidly from indoor warmth to the outdoor cold of winter. They may even crack. It was 27 degrees one morning last week, so the staff of Forest Beach Designer-Goldsmith at 436 Main St. in Chatham did not include the opals on the outside display tables. “Everything else is hardy,” says Steve Wardle. The sensitivity of opals is one fun fact about gems that Wa...

ORLEANS — Even on a cold and windy day, their warm feelings about the Main Street Reconstruction and Village Center Streetscape project came through. Planning and Community Development Director George Meservey and DPW/Natural Resources Director Tom Daley took another close-up look last week at the results of a years-long effort to reorder traffic flow and provide amenities such as seating and pocket parks on t...

ORLEANS — The consultant retained to answer questions about the potential re-use of the Governor Prence Motel had plenty of her own for town leaders last week. The select board, affordable housing committee, and affordable housing trust board met Dec. 10 with Judi Barrett, owner and managing director of Barrett Planning Group LLC. “Who’s struggling to stay in Orleans?” she asked. “What kinds of households, age...

NORTH EASTHAM — Traditional town meetings next spring may not be a sure thing, but one thing is certain: the Massachusetts School Building Authority is not offering an extension beyond May 31 for its financial support of a redeveloped Nauset Regional High School. With a $36 million state contribution to the $132 million project on the line, the regional school committee voted last week to abandon plans to brin...

Robert Joseph Townsend

By: Contributed

      CHATHAM - Robert Joseph Townsend, 85 passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his family on Saturday, November 28, 2020.  He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on July 23, 1935, the second of four children born to the late Robert Alexander and Edith (Cooke) Townsend.       Robert graduated from Brooklyn Prep in 1953, received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Villanova University in 1958.  He served fo...

Peter Wesley McIntire

By: Contributed

Peter Wesley McIntire, 81, of Chatham and Koloa, HI, passed away December 2 nd , after a brief illness, or as Pete would say “want of breath.”  He was the husband of Marcia (Eldredge) McIntire for 57 years.               Born in Newton to the late Winnifred (Reed) and Wesley McIntire, and raised in Natick, receiving his Eagle Scout badge in 1955, and graduating from Natick High School in 1957.        ...

Carol English

By: Contributed

Carol English, 73, of North Chatham, passed away on November 19 th , 2020.             She was the wife of James Radford English who died in 2003.             Mrs. English was born in Boston and raised in Milton and Marshfield during the summer months.             At Milton High School, she captained the field hockey and volley ball teams and co-captained the basketball and softball teams. She also swam ...

Selectmen Seek Dialogue And Data On Nips

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — Treading lightly over what they admit is a complicated issue, selectmen Tuesday opened a dialogue about the proliferation of single-serve “nip” bottles of alcohol. The 15-milliliter bottles litter area roadways, and the problem has led other towns – including Harwich – to consider banning their sale. Nip bans are already in place on the Upper Cape, Selectman Jeffrey Dykens noted. When he walks Route ...

COVID-19 Brings More Disruption, Tragedy

By: Alan Pollock

Chatham Records Another Death CHATHAM — The pandemic’s toll on Chatham is growing. In the span of a week, new cases caused three restaurant closures and prompted a new round of testing at Liberty Commons. And public health officials confirm that the town has now recorded its third fatality from COVID-19. “There was a death of a Chatham resident over the weekend who had tested positive for COVID-19,” Health ...

When a 63-year-old woman was killed by a great white shark off Bailey Island in Maine in July, state officials needed help. This was the first ever fatal shark attack in Maine waters, and local authorities had little experience dealing with the apex predator. Greg Skomal, shark biologist with the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries, and several other experts were called in to positively identify the ani...