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Nature Connection: Hello And Goodbye

By: Mary Richmond

Back when Paul McCartney was writing the lyrics, “You say goodbye, but I say hello,” he probably wasn’t thinking about scoters and ospreys, but that was the song that popped into my head as I stood on an empty beach this past week. Calling a beach empty is probably an oxymoron, for even if we can’t see them, thousands, even millions of tiny organisms are doing their jobs. Plants such as beach peas are spreadin...

HCT Hosts Free Webinar On AllTrails App

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

After all this time cooped up inside the house and socially distancing, are you yearning to get outside and explore the springtime landscape? Are you a little bit anxious about the idea of getting lost, or accidentally taking a route that ends up covering a few more miles than you are ready for? Fear no more. On Tuesday, April 6 from 7 to 8 p.m. Harwich Conservation Trust will host a free webinar in which Harw...

Eventide's 'Quakeress' Focuses On First Woman To Earn A Ph.D.

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

Eventide Theatre Company's Virtual Playhouse is back with an original work written and directed by Matthew Senie. “Quakeress” is the story of Helen Magill White, the first American woman to earn a Ph.D. The play explores duty, ambition, and 19th-century conceptions of womanhood and domesticity. Helen is torn between her Quaker upbringing – her ideals of virtue and equality – and the expectations put upon femin...

Letters To The Editor: April 1, 2021

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Elementary School Vs. New Senior Center Editor: I know a new senior center has been before the community for a long time, but the recent idea regarding housing it in part of the elementary school building has great merit. Things to consider: cost savings of probably $5 million, location near downtown and the community center and outdoor activities – very important that seniors would be able to be near an...

Our View: The Irony Of Nature

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

We have a precarious relationship with nature around here. To be sure, it made Cape Cod what it is today, both literally and figuratively; natural processes shaped the Cape – and continue to do so – and nature is also why most of us are here, either calling the place home or stopping by for a short time. Nature hasn't been kind to us lately, however. Specifically, erosion is once again causing significant chan...

Assessing COVID’s Toll On Mental Health

By: Alan Pollock

Over the past year, feeling anxious and depressed has almost become part of the daily routine. But for more and more people, those feelings are getting in the way of day-to-day living. State Senator Julian Cyr, D–Truro, has been fully immersed in the region’s response to the pandemic since the beginning, attending countless meetings and helping to organize the Cape Cod COVID Response Task Force. When the first...

Voters Endorse Nauset High Project

By: Tim Wood

The $131,825,665 renovation and expansion of Nauset Regional High School was approved by all four district towns in a special election Tuesday. Each town approved two separate questions, one authorizing the regional school committee to borrow the cost of the project, the other exempting each town's share from Proposition 2½. “The voters of the Nauset Region have spoken, resoundingly,” Christopher Easley, ch...

Japanese Cuisine Coming To Orleans In May

By: Susanna Graham-Pye

ORLEANS – Orleans has a broad array of dining options likely to suit most any culinary craving. But one thing that’s been missing around here is Japanese cuisine. That will change with the arrival of Ten Yen, mainly a sushi bar but also serving a limited number of ramen bowls each day, according to owner-chef Michael Jacek. “We’re hoping to open in early- to mid-May,” Jacek said, explaining that renovations...

Study: Sharks And Humans Share The Same Shallows

By: Alan Pollock

NORTH CHATHAM — A just-published study led by researcher Megan Winton of the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy concludes that white sharks in local waters spend nearly half of their time in waters 15 feet deep or shallower. The research signals that, while rare, encounters between white sharks and people are a regular possibility. “These sharks are here and they spend a lot of time in shallow water when they ...

The $131 million renovation and expansion of Nauset Regional High School was approved by all four district towns in a special election Tuesday. Each town approved two separate questions, one authorizing the regional school committee to borrow the cost of the project, the other exempting each town's share from Proposition 2½. “The voters of the Nauset Region have spoken, resoundingly,” Christopher Easley, ch...

Study: Sharks And Humans Share The Same Shallows

By: Alan Pollock

NORTH CHATHAM — A just-published study led by researcher Megan Winton of the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy concludes that white sharks in local waters spend nearly half of their time in waters 15 feet deep or shallower. The research signals that, while rare, encounters between white sharks and people are a regular possibility. To assess the extent of potential overlap between sharks and recreational water...

Steve Lyons

By: Contributed

Beloved Chatham artist and resident, Steve Lyons, passed away at his home, Sunday, March 21, after a stouthearted and courageous battle with brain cancer. He was surrounded by family. Steve was 62. For seven years, his artistic gifts and welcoming presence lit up Chatham’s art scene. Prior to that, he gained early fame as a painter and gallerist in Provincetown. Steve was the frequent recipient of numerous nation...

James A. Smith

By: Contributed

James A. Smith, 85, of Harwich, passed away peacefully on March 8, 2021. James was born in Jersey City, N.J. and was a long-time resident of Chatham.  He served in the United States Army as a Specialist Technician, ultimately being stationed in Alaska along with his young family. He attended Upsala College where he received a degree in chemistry and was a member of the Theta Epsilon fraternity. He co-owned a comp...

Joseph Charles McDonald

By: Contributed

Joseph Charles McDonald, age 74, died on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at his home in Chatham after a long period of failing health. Born May 30, 1946 in Dorchester, he was one of four children born to William and Doris McDonald. For the past 51 years he was partner and husband to Judith Fallon McDonald, a native of Quincy. They lived in Quincy, Cheshire, Conn., and retired to Chatham. Joe attended Archbishop Williams...

CHATHAM — Calling it a great opportunity for the town, the select board threw its unanimous support behind a plan to purchase four parcels of land in South Chatham to build affordable and attainable housing. The proposal will be addressed by town meeting voters in June. The property at 2337 Main St. is in the area of the town-owned Bassett House visitor center, and owner Dennis Jordan has offered the land to t...