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Our View: Thanks, 2020

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Given COVID-19, the economic crisis and a nation deeply divided on issues of race, politics and climate change, how would you rate the year 2020? Survey says? Dumpster fire. But today, we focus on reasons to be thankful – and there are many. Social isolation has forced us to think about what’s important in our lives: our friends and loved ones, our coworkers, and our health. By depriving us of much, the pan...

Letters To The Editor: Nov. 26, 2020

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Found Shark Cove Cartoon Offensive Editor: Am I the only one who found your “cartoon” offensive (Shark Cove, Nov. 12)? You owe the Christian community of Chatham a sincere apology for such an offensive rendering. You should be ashamed. Keith Bradley Chatham A Quaint Airport No More? Editor: This is in response to Allan Brooks’ letter from last week, “What shows an ignorance is moving next to an...

Orleans Terraces Residents Get A Royal Thrill

By: Debra Lawless

ORLEANS – This Thanksgiving, one of the most difficult aspects of the coronavirus pandemic is that many extended families cannot sit at the same table to eat, laugh and reminisce. The isolation can hit seniors particularly hard. In senior living centers, visits are prohibited or kept short to protect elder loved ones from the virus. Seniors can’t hug family members and can’t cradle newborns in their laps. B...

ORLEANS — With two outdoor town meetings and one presidential balloting behind them, voters will be asked to make one more set of decisions in 2020 on Tuesday, Dec. 1. That’s when a special town election will determine whether the town moves ahead on a feasibility study for the renovation and/or expansion of the aged and inadequate fire station, the planned purchase of a new pumper truck, and continuing preparati...

The Cape Cod Chronicle won the Orleans Chamber of Commerce’s 2020 Small Business of the Year Award, given during the chamber’s 31st annual meeting held virtually on Nov. 17. “Thank you for all you do for the Orleans community,” the chamber’s incoming chair Judy Lindahl of Nauset Marine said in announcing the award. She added that the paper supports the chamber, businesses, non-profits, and civic and community ...

ORLEANS — Back in 2016, the town paid $500,000 for a property at 141 Portanimicut Rd. that included a beach, marshland, and a house. The purpose for the purchase was open space and recreation, but for a few years the house was used as a satellite natural resources office. More recently, the 141 Portanimicut Rd. Task Force, appointed by the conservation commission, has been working on a land management plan for...

Forum: Pandemic Shows Need For More Affordable Housing

By: Debra Lawless

“We are in a moment right now where it has never been more apparent that housing equals health care,” Andrea Aldana, director of Housing Advocacy for Community Development Partnership (CDP), said last week during an Orleans Citizens forum on affordable housing. “Our ability to control the pandemic is really closely tied to access to safe, decent and affordable housing that allows people to shelter in place and pr...

Malcolm L. Ward

By: Contributed

 After living his best life of 94 years, Malcolm L. Ward passed away peacefully on November 5, 2020 in Chatham. Malcolm was part of the “greatest generation” and he exemplified the patriotism, selflessness and personal responsibility of that era. He was born in Lynn on June 29, 1926, the only child of the late George and Gladys (Owen) Ward and raised in Saugus. As a proud Eagle Scout, the associated scout value...

Susan Mary O’Neil

By: Contributed

Susan Mary “Sue” (Cole) O’Neil, age 81, a longtime resident of Concord and Chatham, passed away peacefully on November 12, 2020, following a short illness and complications due to Polycythemia.  She was loved by not only her family, but all who knew her. Sue was born in Cambridge on May 11, 1939 to her late parents, Stephen and Julia (Mooney) Cole.  She grew up in Cambridge, Belmont and Concord and graduated fro...

Damian John Macaluso

By: Contributed

Damian John Macaluso passed away at his home in Chatham on October 22, 2020. Beloved husband to Marylou, married in 1973, Damian and Marylou raised three daughters. Kate Macaluso of Brooklyn, N.Y., Jennie McCashin (son-in-law Stephen McCashin) of Orinda, Calf., and Laura Macaluso of Talent, Ore. He was a cherished, loving and playful Popi to his five grandchildren: Koa Macaluso, Maeve, Thomas Damian (Teddy), Mill...

Marcia Dearman Corrigan

By: Contributed

Marcia Dearman Corrigan, age 77, of Sarasota, Florida and Chatham passed away on November 7, 2020.  She was born on August 18, 1943 to the late Albert Dearman and Catherine Mahon Dearman of Knoxville Pennsylvania. Marcia graduated from Cornell University in 1965 where she was a member of Alpha Phi Sorority and where she met her husband Michael V. Corrigan.  They married on December 21, 1968.  After working with...

Town: Truck Troubles On 28 Are Temporary

By: Alan Pollock

WEST CHATHAM — The new roundabout at the corner of Main Street and George Ryder Road is taking shape, and there have been reports that particularly long tractor trailers have had trouble navigating the traffic circle. The news seems to support longtime concerns raised by critics of the new traffic plan, but officials say the tractor trailer problem is temporary. Last Tuesday, a truck pulling a car carrier tr...

CHATHAM — Though it will be without the crowds, the holiday season won’t be without Christmas cheer in downtown Chatham. In lieu of the Christmas Stroll, the merchants’ association and chamber of commerce are planning a more subdued holiday celebration that will encourage holiday shoppers to spend their dollars locally while observing the necessary precautions during the pandemic. “The focus begins Thanksgi...

A Front Seat To History

By: Debra Lawless

In New Memoir, Chatham's Charles Daly Recalls Korea, Kennedy And Life Of Service One rainy Sunday a couple of years ago, Christine Daly of Chatham was sorting through a century-old box of photos of her husband’s family in Ireland when she made an astonishing discovery. Beneath the “piles and piles” of photos, she found a “big old tattered Manilla folder” marked “WH.” In it were 200 or 300 typed four-by-six ...

COVID-19 Cases Surge, Child Care Program Shuttered

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — After a community center staff member tested positive for COVID-19, town officials announced that the PARK after school childcare program will be shut down until Nov. 30. As of early this week, there was no indication that any of the children in the program had contracted the illness, but parents had been warned to watch their youngsters for symptoms. Last Friday, town officials learned that the comm...