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In the charming 1987 rom-com movie “Roxanne,” a tongue-tied young firefighter is unable express his romantic feelings for a beautiful woman. Step in Steve Martin, who ghostwrites love letters of such eloquence that the woman falls in love with the firefighter. Jill Meyer of Chatham, who founded the wedding service company “Write Weddings,” has performed that same magic. A Washington, D.C. man contacted her and...

Letters to the Editor: Jan. 7, 2021

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Thankful For Asymptomatic Testing Editor: Thanks to Outer Cape Health Services and Pat Nadle, Julian Cyr , Sarah Peake, and Mass DPH for supporting asymptomatic COVID-19 testing at the OCHS sites. Hopefully, funding will continue past Jan. 10 and a “stop the spread site” can be arranged in the near future. I was lucky to obtain a testing appointment for my husband and myself after an exposure scare which ha...

Our View: Sign Of Hope

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

There is a lot of hope invested in 2021. Hope that the pandemic comes to an end. Hope that the economy picks up. Hope that schools can return to in-person classes. Hope that the turmoil and bickering in Washington, D.C. ends. Just a week into the year, it's hard to see signs those sentiments will be realized. A lack of federal leadership resulted in a botched rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine. The situation in M...

Health Page: Pony Club Imparts Horse Sense At True North Farm

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

Kay Slater, owner of True North Farm in Harwich, trotted out an entire herd of answers when asked what makes Pony Club special. After several tries, she finally settled on something unexpected. “I love that the testing is oral,” she responded. “Getting especially young girls to speak out loud confidently about what they know is life changing.” Pony Club provides a comprehensive horse education curriculu...

ORLEANS — Sometimes, floating an idea means just that. A Massachusetts Institute of Technology faculty member is testing an experimental solar-powered data buoy known as PEARL that's anchored in Deep Pond. Last month, Professor Olivier L. de Weck answered questions from the conservation commission about the device, which is a prototype of a larger version to be deployed in the ocean. The floating p...

ORLEANS — A preference survey of potential new uses for the Governor Prence Inn property is open for responses until Jan. 9 and available online here . Results of the brief opinion poll created by the town’s consultant, Barrett Planning Group, will be available Jan. 12 at 5:30 p.m. during a joint public meeting of the affordable housing committee, affordable housing trust board, planning board, and select b...

Monomoy Schools To Be Remote Through Jan. 11

By: Tim Wood

Because of the increase in COVID-19 cases in area towns, the all schools in the Monomoy Regional School District will operate remotely through Jan. 11.  Classes in the district will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 5, to provide time to distribute computers and other material for remote learning, Superintendent Scott Carpenter announced Saturday. There will be no sports or extracurricular activities during the remote p...

Historic USCG Boathouse Demolition Delayed

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – Demolition of the historic Stage Harbor Coast Guard boathouse, scheduled for Monday, has been put on hold. Officials in Hull, where the structure has been for more than a year, agreed to hold off on enforcement orders requiring the removal of the boathouse from a shorefront property by Jan. 1. Earlier this week it appeared that the boathouse, built in 1936 and once sheltered the historic CG36500 G...

The COVID-19 Vaccine Comes To Chatham

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – Nancy Ryder Petrus had no misgivings about getting the COVID-19 vaccine. “I'm 100 percent positive,” she said. “At my age, I'll take my chances.” On Tuesday, a team of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians took over the dining hall at the Victorian Assisted Living facility in North Chatham and set up check-in and inoculation stations so residents and staff could receive the vaccine. Along with the ...

First Night Offers Celebration Without Congregation

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — It’s more than a COVID-safe way to celebrate New Year’s Eve. This year, First Night Chatham is a tribute to ingenuity. For public health reasons, the town’s traditional family-friendly New Year’s party couldn’t happen as usual this year, but First Night volunteers and the artists they celebrate found some creative ways to provide at least a sampling of the usual festivities. To help set the scen...

Pandemic Cast A Pall Over Chatham In 2020

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – There's no escaping the pall the COVID-19 pandemic cast over everything during 2020. Despite a relatively low number of positive cases, Chatham did not escape the impact, economically, socially and politically. Main Street was shut down for weeks, events and celebrations were canceled, and schools went remote as officials wrestled with how to keep residents safe without rending the fabric of the comm...

Historic CG Boathouse May Be Lost

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – The historic Stage Harbor Coast Guard boathouse may not make it off the shore in Hull, where it has been sitting derelict for more than a year. David Doherty, who spearheaded the effort to bring the boathouse back to Chatham, said he was informed late Tuesday by the attorney for the structure's current owners that an agreement to purchase the building was off and that his deposit check would be retur...

ORLEANS – The COVID-19 pandemic is altering First Night Chatham, but it isn’t stopping the Lower Cape Figure Skating Association from holding its annual Holidays on Ice show at the Charles Moore Arena in Orleans.   However, this year’s show will look a little different — it’s going to be a virtual event featuring masked participants.   Forty-three figure skaters ranging from ages 6 to 17 participated ...

Students Sponsor Legislation To Rename Route 137 Bridge

By: William F. Galvin

To honor 'Hidden Wound' Veterans HARWICH — The Route 137 bridge over Route 6 could take on another purpose than just carrying vehicles over the state highway. An eighth grade civics class at Monomoy Regional High School wants to have the bridge honor veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and other lingering effects of their service. The state Senate is weighing that idea now. The idea was s...

COVID-19 Testing Comes To Harwich Port

By: Alan Pollock

Baker Launches Small Business Relief Effort HARWICH PORT — Outer Cape Health Services is now providing COVID-19 testing for asymptomatic people at its Harwich Port health center. Appointments are required to receive a test; to reserve a space, call 508-905-2888. Tests are also available at Outer Cape Health Services’ sites in Wellfleet and Provincetown. Asymptomatic people will receive an Abbott BinaxN...

Helping Neighbors Campaign Raises $85K, Surpassing Goal

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

We're finally at the end of 2020, a year that has been challenging at best. Despite a pandemic and all of the complications that came with it, the Helping Neighbors Campaign hasn't merely met its goal to raise $65,000 for hungry individuals and families on Cape Cod. It sailed on past it and raised an incredible $85,010 and still counting. With so many in our community experiencing job loss, housing insecurity ...