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Letters To The Editor: Aug. 26, 2021

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

State Owes Chatham An Apology Editor: Whoa! Mass. Dept of Transportation officials didn't want Chatham citizens to attend an on-site inspection of our new West Chatham roadway? These MassDOT officials have apparently forgotten that we Chatham citizens, through our state tax dollars, pay their salaries.  We are their employers, and we have every right to examine their work. I sincerely hope that State...

Our View: Henri’s Epitaph

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Maybe it’s because we’re all a little dulled to disaster preparedness because of the pandemic. Or maybe it’s just been long enough since our last significant hurricane that most people don’t remember the havoc such storms can wreak. In the lead-up to Henri, when the hurricane was expected to make a direct hit on Cape Cod, we saw few crowded supermarkets. With one or two exceptions, cars weren’t lined up at gas...

ORLEANS - In an effort to expedite a plan for the future use of the Governor Prence Inn, a new planning committee will help steer the town through potential options for the property on Route 6A. An outline of the committee’s work, as well as a timetable for identifying a recommended use for the inn, was presented during a joint hearing of the select board and the affordable housing trust board Aug. 18. The ...

ORLEANS - The town’s board of health stopped short of issuing a masking order last week, opting instead to get behind an advisory modeled after guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  The board voted 5-0 in favor of the advisory, which urges people to wear masks "whenever indoors on the premises of a business, club, or place of assembly, including but not limited to retail establishments...

ORLEANS - The town is ready to partner with Housing Assistance Corporation to bring affordable housing to the site of the former Masonic Lodge on Main Street. But how it comes up with its share of the money to do so has yet to be decided.  The affordable housing trust fund board voted 8-0 Aug. 17 to accept Town Administrator John Kelly’s recommendation that the town partner with the Hyannis-based nonprofit to ...

Henri Spares Cape

By: Staff Reports

Downgraded to a tropical storm, Henri made landfall near Westerly, R.I., Sunday morning, having brought only gusty winds and the briefest of rain showers to the Lower Cape. The Sunday afternoon high tide was higher than normal, but not high enough to cause flooding.  On the Lower Cape, the sun was out much of the day Sunday and downtown shopping areas were busy.  Many people went to the shore to see the waves,...

Robert Jack Garver

By: Contributed

Robert Jack Garver (never once known as Robert), internationally-renowned watercolorist, West Chatham resident, and all-around great guy, died on August 2, 2021, four days after his 96th birthday. Jack was born on July 29, 1925 in Cumberland, Maryland, the only child of Mary Pearl Bock and Earle Snively Garver (that’s right, Pearl and Earle). He grew up in Hagerstown, Maryland, where at the age of 2, he met the l...

Anne Marie Schimmel (Deshler) ‘Annie’

By: Contributed

Anne Marie Schimmel (Deshler) ‘Annie’   1/29/1940-8/3/2021 Anne Marie Schimmel (Deshler),  “Annie,”  (81)  passed away peacefully August 3, 2021. She is survived by her husband and soul mate of 64 years, Peter A. Schimmel, her two children, son Peter Schimmel Jr., and daughter Pamela McMahon and husband John McMahon, and granddaughter Jennifer Mersky. Anne was born in Cambridge where she attended St.Mary’s Ca...

Frances Antenucci Johnston

By: Contributed

Frances Antenucci Johnston September 26, 1942-August 3, 2021   Following an 18-month vigorous battle with uterine cancer, complicated by Guillain-Barre syndrome, Frances passed away peacefully and comfortably, August 3 at her home in Chatham, surrounded by family and close Friends.    Born and growing up in New York City, Fran was the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Arthur J. Antenucci.  Dr. Antenucci, a prominent...

Daniel Guy Marini

By: Contributed

Daniel Guy Marini April 14, 1929 – August 5, 2021   Daniel Guy Marini, 92, of North Chatham, died August 5, 2021 after a brief final illness. He was born in Quincy, MA, to Serafini and Dorothy (Anderson) Marini and grew up there with his two older sisters. He attended South Quincy High School and made lifelong friends on the football field, where he earned the nickname Scrappy Dan. Decades later, he was ind...

William Mathews Feighan

By: Contributed

William Mathews Feighan passed away peacefully July 9, 2021 at his home in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. after a long struggle with Parkinson’s.  Bill was born in Cleveland, Ohio on April 14, 1934 to Florence (nee Mathews) and retired U.S. Congressman Michael A. Feighan.  Bill was named after western scout, Old Bill Williams, an itinerant scout who guided treks out west in the 18th century from his home in Virginia and Ke...

Efforts To Save Town's Oldest Home Stumble

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – The fate of what many believe is the oldest house in town hangs in the balance after the zoning board of appeals failed to approve a plan for the redevelopment of the property on which the building has sat since about 1700. Joe Giacalone, who owns the nearly three-acre property at 68 Shell Dr., asked to continue the Aug. 12 special permit hearing when it became clear that there weren't enough votes t...

CHATHAM – The planning board is struggling to figure out how Chatham Municipal Airport fits in with its effort to rezone the West Chatham neighborhood center. Last week, the board declined to take on the task of developing a zoning overlay district for the airport's runway protection zone (RPZ), which overlaps the West Chatham neighborhood center. Board members said it was premature to take any action at this ...

CHATHAM – Jack Garver had a German shell to thank for his art career. Wounded during the Battle of the Bulge, he was sent to a hospital to recuperate. Because he'd received a concussion, protocol required that he see a psychiatrist. That doctor noticed drawings and doodles Mr. Garver was doing and asked if he could do a few drawings for his office. A mural for the hospital followed, after which Mr. Garver was ...

CHATHAM — The beach on the Chatham side of Jackknife Harbor is popular with beachgoers and paddlers, but vehicles, pedestrians and the current flowing under the new Muddy Creek bridge are threatening to erode the narrow dirt road that provides public access. Working with the Pleasant Bay Alliance and the town of Chatham, environmental consultants are proposing a means of stemming the erosion using natural marin...