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Nature Connection: Finding Comfort In A Place

By: Mary Richmond

When we first saw our house 37 years ago, it was about this time of year. It was a traditional Cape built in 1929 and occupied by only one family all that time. We fell in love instantly. There were old lilacs and many trees even with the tiny lot. The house itself was old and very small, rundown and in need of a lot of work. We didn’t care. It was in a neighborhood I had played in many times as a child, was with...

Cape Rep Theatre Restores And Transforms Historic Crosby Barn

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

Cape Rep Theatre in Brewster, with support from the community and the state, is in the midst of transforming the property's historic Crosby Barn from a storage space for scenery and props into a fully restored performance space which will double as a venue for rehearsal, classes and community events.  The Crosby Barn, the final building on the Cape Rep campus to be renovated, was built in 1889 by one of Brewst...

Brian Porter still recalls how he felt when he began his first job in the boatbuilding shop at Arey’s Pond Boat Yard while he was attending Nauset Regional High School. “I was like, ‘This is awesome. It’s like woodshop all day and I’m getting paid for it,’” recalls Porter, who also spent a couple of his teenage years interning for the now defunct Pleasant Bay Boat and Spar Company in his hometown of Orleans. “...

Our View: More Work Needed On 'Mansion Tax'

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

The so-called “mansion tax” proposed in Chatham is an innovative way to fund affordable and attainable housing, but it needs much more discussion and refinement before it goes before voters at the annual town meeting set for June 12. A one-half of one percent surcharge on real estate sales of more than $2 million, the fee would provide a steady stream of revenue to complement other sources, including property ...

Letters To The Editor: March 4, 2021

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Proud Of The Port/Ember Team Editor: In response to your article on The Port and Ember (“Selectmen To Conduct Hearings On Port And Ember Liquor Licenses,” Feb. 18), I would like to give a first hand account of how we responded to COVID rules and regulations this year. I have worked at The Port/Ember for the past 10 years, and both restaurants operate as a family. We care about one another and work hard y...

On March 14, it will be one year since the first case of COVID-19 was diagnosed on Cape Cod. Three days later, Gov. Charlie Baker shut down schools and all but essential businesses statewide. How well are we coping? Do we need to find additional help? The Cape Cod COVID-19 Response Task Force and MassSupport Network sponsored a livestreamed forum, “Season of Change, Coping During COVID,” on Feb. 24. People may...

ORLEANS — Is the Governor Prence Inn property the hill affordable housing advocates want to die on? In a joint meeting Tuesday night, the affordable housing committee and affordable housing trust board considered what advice to give the select board the following evening about acquiring the parcel for housing and other uses. By March 15, the select board must decide whether to ask this spring’s town meeting ...

ORLEANS — The town charter lays out how the town works – but is it working for everyone? Every seven years, a charter review committee takes a look at the document (readable and searchable at ecode360.com/14345881). Under the chairmanship of former selectman Jon Fuller, the current committee is determined to reach out not only to department heads, elected officials, and appointed board members but also to th...

ORLEANS — With a structural deficit no longer looming in next fiscal year’s budget, the select board considered last week what programs and services could be added back into the spending plan. A projected unused tax levy capacity of $640,000 allowed the board to develop a list of potential additions ranging from increased hours for a part-time video technician to creation of a part-time recreation coordinato...

Barbara Ann Daly

By: Contributed

Barbara Ann Daly, 95, passed away on February 10th. She was the daughter of Jesse and Viola Walsh. She was raised in Belmont. She was predeceased by her siblings Jacqueline Kiley and Jesse Walsh Jr, and survived by her brother Whitney Walsh of Florida. She married Thomas Daly, also of Belmont, on June 5, 1948. They were married for 35 years before he died in 1983. After Tom served in World War II, they raised a f...

Dr. Charles Osgood Parker

By: Contributed

Dr. Charles Osgood Parker of Harwich died on February 10, 2021, after living a healthy and productive 101 years. He lived in his home overlooking Long Pond, with his beloved wife of 75 years, Loraine Whiteford Parker.  Charles was born in the Flatbush area of Brooklyn on November 11, 1919, the son of Horatio and Amabel (Rogers) Parker.  He was predeceased by his older sisters, Alice Case and Helen Saunders, and h...

Thomas Joseph Anischik

By: Contributed

Thomas Joseph Anischik, 63, of Tolland, Conn. and Chatham, passed away unexpectedly at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. Tom was born on June 26, 1957 and was raised in Chicopee. He was the son of the late Joseph Edward and Lorraine Constance (Gwozdz) Anischik.    Tom received an associate of science degree in turf management from Stockbridge School of Agriculture, a bachelor’s...

John A. Keeler

By: Contributed

John A. Keeler was born in Boston on November 7, 1936. He died in Sandwich at the McCarthy Care Center on February 10, 2021.    He was a resident of Chatham since the 1970s.    John leaves behind his best friend and wife, Catharine Blunt.    Donations in John’s name may be made to the charity of your choice.    Burial will be private.

John R. ‘Beach’ Jones

By: Contributed

John R. ‘Beach’ Jones 1927 — 2021 Naugatuck, Conn. —John Robert “Beach” Jones, 93, husband of the late Cecilia (Regan) Jones, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Saturday, February 13, 2021. Beach was born on November 2, 1927, in Waterbury, a son of the late Mark and Adaline (Beach) Jones. Beach was a lifelong resident of Naugatuck and a longtime resident of East Harwich. He was an avid fisherma...

William Cullum Snow

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William Cullum Snow, age 91, passed away peacefully on February 11, 2021 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was predeceased by his loving wife, J. Anne Snow (Cummings) in 2016. Born on April 8, 1929 in Eastham, William was the eldest son of Adeline Cullum Snow and Harry Howard Snow. He lived his entire life in Orleans.    William graduated from Orleans High School in 1947 and Worce...