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'Miss Delta Township' Has World Premiere At Cape Rep

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

Summer may be over, but that doesn't mean the theater season has gone into hibernation. Get ready for a Cape Rep Theatre world premiere, as “Miss Delta Township,” a new one-woman show written and performed by Joanne Callum Powers, takes the stage Sept. 22 to Oct. 3. Can your story be a coming-of-age tale when you’ve already reached a certain age? “Miss Delta Township” answers that question with a story about t...

CHATHAMPORT —"Tragedies drive marine safety reform, but they are written in blood."  Award-winning investigative journalist and author Bob Frump, along with Gene Kelly, one of three survivors of the February 1983 sinking of the SS Marine Electric in a vicious nor'easter, were on hand Thursday night for an emotional and riveting program describing in detail how that tragic event, in which 34 lives were lost, re...

More Research Needed On Seal-Fishermen Interactions

By: Doreen Leggett

In Sweden, fishermen, regulators, and environmental organizations work with government funding dedicated to developing fishing gear that is safe for seals. In the United States, that doesn’t happen. There is a section of the Marine Mammal Protection Act that provides fishermen with the opportunity to deter seals, but to avoid penalties they are supposed to abide by a list of recommendations produced by National M...

Our View: A Crisis In Housing

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

In rebuffing the Orleans Select Board's request that it bond $1 million for the 107 Main St. housing development, the community preservation committee has its priorities wrong. The move could also endanger the project or increase its cost to taxpayers. The Housing Assistance Corporation, the only respondent to the town's request for proposals to develop the former Masonic Lodge property into affordable housing...

Letters To The Editor: Sept. 23, 2021

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

A Big Wedding Thank You Editor: Chatham has been our second home for almost 20 years.  As a result, when our son and daughter-in-law got engaged, they wanted to have their wedding here.  They wanted their family and friends to experience the true gem that Chatham is and all that it has to offer.  This past weekend was their wedding celebration and it was just beautiful in every way possible.  Our guests dis...

It's “Helping Haiti Week” at Monomoy Regional High School. With more than a dozen Haitian-American or native Haitian students, the tragedies that have befallen the Caribbean country – the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse in July and the Aug. 14 earthquake – hit close to home. Many areas of the nation have not yet recovered from three major hurricanes that hit the island in less than 10 years. Studen...

ORLEANS – The community preservation committee last week declined to support bonding $1 million of its funding for the 107 Main St. project, leaving the select board to decide the source of the money needed to meet the town's share of the cost of converting the former Masonic Lodge to affordable housing. The board's options include placing a general borrowing article on the Oct. 25 special town meeting warrant...

ORLEANS — What if Cape Cod as a whole was a mindful community? With that thought in mind, Fiona Jensen started Calmer Choice in 2010. Now, 11 years later, the nonprofit’s founder is ready to hand over the reins to a new CEO at the beginning of the year. Calmer Choice, based in South Yarmouth, has brought emotional and wellness support programming to more than 35 schools in the state over the past decade, in...

ORLEANS – Is it possible to learn some new information about an event that happened nearly 400 years ago?  When it comes to the vessel Sparrow Hawk, shipwrecked in 1626 on Nauset beach off the Old Inlet in Orleans, there is definitely more to learn.  Dr. Calvin Mires, a maritime archaeologist and research associate at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, will be on hand on Thursday night, Sept. 30 at 7 p....

Kavanagh Wins Selectman’s Seat By 30 Votes

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH – Former selectman Julie Kavanagh will return to the board of selectmen after out-distancing Jeffery Handler by 30 votes in Tuesday’s special election. The turnout was light, with 1,383 voters casting ballots, just 12 percent of registered voters.  Kavanagh received 582 votes, Handler 552 votes and Mark Kelleher  243 votes. Kavanagh served one term as a selectman from 2016 and 2019,...

Judith Blainey Llewellyn

By: Contributed

Judith Blainey Llewellyn, 75, passed away at her home on September 1, 2021. She was born to the late Emma “Kay” and James Blainey, December 8, 1945, in New York City.  She attended Hathaway Brown School in Cleveland, Ohio, and graduated from Chatham High School.  She received a BA in English from Wellesley College. Upon graduating from Wellesley, she worked at Fidelity Investments where she gained experience in t...

Robin Davis Wilkins

By: Contributed

Robin Davis Wilkins, 80, of Harwich Port, passed away on September 5th at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis.  With degrees from Parsons College, Columbia University and McCary University, Robin devoted his life to education and service to others. Robin is survived by his wife of 57 years, Joan Anderson Wilkins, two sons, Andy Jones-Wilkins and Luke Wilkins, and five grandsons, Carson Jones-Wilkins, Logan Jones-Wilkins...

David Carleton Grant

By: Contributed

David Carleton Grant born April 10, 1942 in Portland, Maine and raised in Yarmouth, Maine, passed away August 9, 2021.  David is the only child of Ruth and Carleton Grant of Yarmouth, Maine and graduated from Deering High School. An illness within the family required the family to relocate to Cape Cod.  David served briefly on the Harwich Fire Department before taking a position with the Chatham Police Department...

CHATHAM — A special round of water tests revealed that a second public water supply well in Chatham now has levels of PFAS above state standards and has been shut down. In an urgent effort to conserve water, the select board Tuesday ordered an immediate ban on all outdoor watering. Well 8 is adjacent to Well 5, off Training Field Road, which was shut down in April when levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substa...

CHATHAM – Since erosion forced the closure of beach access at the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge headquarters on Morris Island earlier this year, visitors have been using a nearby path along Tisquantum Road to get to the refuge's trails and beach. While the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has a right-of-way over the path, which is on private land, the increased use has resulted in conflicts with neighbors. In...

Oct. 23 Special Town Meeting To Focus On Water

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — If the weather gods cooperate, voters will gather for an outdoor special town meeting on Oct. 23 to decide $5.25 million in critical water system upgrades. The Saturday session will start at 9:30 a.m. at Veterans Field, and is expected to have a warrant with just three articles. Town Manager Jill Goldsmith said town officials decided to hold the session outdoors, despite the lateness of the season....