Opinion

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'...

Letters To The Editor: Dec. 10, 2020

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Orleans Charter Com Needs Input Editor: How well is Orleans town government working for you? Do you have any ideas to improve it? This is your opportunity to share those ideas and tell us what you think. Orleans has a home rule charter, a framework for its governance. Once every seven years a charter review committee (CRC) is appointed by the select board “to review the provisions of the charter and repo...

Our View: Light At The End Of The Tunnel

By: The Cape Cod Chronicle

The pages of this week’s paper are filled with distressing news about the pandemic. We’re in the midst of what public health officials call a “surge upon a surge,” with new cases spread at Thanksgiving gatherings being added to the seasonal surge associated with the onset of cold weather. But at long last, after months of bleak uncertainty, there’s light at the end of the tunnel. Vaccines are being rushed t...

Letters To The Editor: Dec. 3, 2020

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Rein In Airport Commission Editor: The Chatham Airport Commission has submitted a proposed plan to the FAA which apparently has not been publicly posted, presented or approved. Gale Associates say that the five-year plan requires 22 easements. However, the Airport Layout Plan (ALP), a definitive document, includes the original 46 avigation easements and a ruinous 40:1 surface for instrument departures, whic...

Our View: Chatham Elementary School's Future

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

The future of Chatham Elementary School requires extensive discussion and some deep soul searching on the part of residents, town and school officials. Nothing should be off the table; the future of the Monomoy Regional School District is at stake. Enrollment in the lower grades in the Monomoy district has been declining for several years, with Chatham Elementary leading the way. This year there is a single ki...

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...

Our View: Patience

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

When a truck ran into trouble last week in the new roundabout at Main Street and George Ryder Road in West Chatham, it took little time for the naysayers and opponents of the West Chatham Roadway Project to take to social media to say “I told you so.” The incident bore out their worst fears: that the changes would condemn the road to a future of accidents and traffic snarls and kill the West Chatham business dist...

Letters To The Editor: Nov. 19, 2020

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Questions About Airport Plans Editor: Don’t be deceived by the letter last week from a local pilot who is amazed that a minority group can impede the “improvements” at the airport. Perhaps it is the pilots and the airport commission who are the minority. At a time when the town wants to create a people-friendly West Chatham neighborhood center, which happens to be in an airport runway protection safety z...

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...