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Not many of us remember the thrill of having a penpal, or even the thrill of getting personal letters in the mail. The concept of exchanging letters has become more, shall we say, electronic and instant these days. For those of you who haven’t experienced a penpal, a penpal by definition is “a person with whom one becomes friendly by exchanging letters, especially someone far away whom one has never met.” Ofte...

All Aboard For Chatham Drama Guild's 'Murder On The Orient Express'

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

It's all aboard for a murder mystery with a touch of laughter as the Chatham Drama Guild presents the Cape Cod debut of an adaptation by Ken Ludwig of Agatha Christie's classic  “Murder on the Orient Express.”  Belgian detective Hercule Poirot is on the scene as the luxurious Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snow drift. The passengers have no choice but to wait until the tracks can be cleared, but ...

Our View: We Say Again – Bury Utility Wires

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

We've said it before and we'll say it again: A concerted effort has to be made to bury utility wires. With warnings of more extreme weather due to climate change, storms like last week's brutal nor'easter may become more common. Tens of thousands of Cape Codders and Southeastern Massachusetts residents spent days without power after winds of hurricane force or greater downed trees and branches, which in turn p...

Letters To The Editor: Nov. 4, 2021

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Existential Questions About Flicks Editor: I would agree with James Cole’s review of the “slow pacing and preachiness” of “Midnight Mass” (Oct. 7) except for one nagging question. Why do I keep thinking about the series? And why do I watch series like this? Or as I just did, watch movies like the 2019 flick “The Lighthouse” starring Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson portraying two men serving a stint ...

COVID Boosters: Who’s Eligible?

By: Alan Pollock

There seem to be new headlines every day describing which group of people are now eligible to receive which COVID-19 vaccine. Some people can now get booster shots, depending on their age, health and occupation. There is even talk now about a possible fourth shot for some people, even as public health officials work to get first doses into many arms. Let’s sort it out. Initial doses of the vaccine are currentl...

Herman wins in unopposed bid for select board

By: Ryan Bray

ORLEANS – For the first time since June, the select board is at full membership. Voters at Tuesday’s special town election backed Michael Herman to finish out the term vacated by Cecil Newcomb last summer. Herman, who ran unopposed for the seat, garnered 1,475 votes. There were 41 write-in votes and 33 ballots left blank. "Excited to serve, thankful for the trust and confidence of those who voted for me and...

Starbucks Planned For Hearth n’ Kettle Site

By: Ryan Bray

ORLEANS – The world's largest coffee chain could be coming to Orleans. The site plan review committee has given an informal review to a concept plan for a proposed Starbucks at the site of the former Hearth n' Kettle on West Road. George Meservey, the town's director of planning and community development who also chairs the site plan committee, updated the select board Oct. 13 on the plan from TRT Orleans, ...

Wreckage Of Missing Plane Located

By: Ryan Bray

Wreckage of a plane missing since Sunday has been located, according to Chatham Harbormaster Stuart Smith. State police divers, accompanied by Chatham and Harwich harbormaster personnel, spent the morning and part of the afternoon searching an area about a mile and a half off Nauset. They returned to the Chatham Fish Pier about 2:45 p.m. The wreckage was found about two miles east of Nauset Beach, Smith sai...

Committee Gets To Work On Governor Prence Plan

By: Ryan Bray

ORLEANS – Where to begin with plans for the Governor Prence Inn property? Town officials say a tour of the 5.5-acre parcel might be a good start. The first meeting of the Governor Prence Planning Committee was held Oct. 21. The seven-member board, which is comprised of one member each from the town’s select board, planning board, affordable housing committee and affordable housing trust board as well as th...

by Ryan Bray ORLEANS – As town officials and Eversource crews worked around the clock to restore power in the days after last week's nor'easter, special efforts were made to residents of the town's two senior housing developments. Almost all residents and businesses in Orleans were without power Oct. 27, including those at Tonset Woods and Rock Harbor Village. The developments, which are managed by the Orle...

Herman wins in unopposed bid for select board

By: Ryan Bray

ORLEANS – For the first time since June, the select board is at full membership. Voters at Tuesday's special town election backed Michael Herman to finish out the term vacated by Cecil Newcomb last summer. Herman, who ran unopposed for the seat, garnered 1,475 votes. There were 41 write-in votes and 33 ballots left blank. Four ballot questions also were put before voters on Tuesday. A request for $365,000 t...

Lewis H. Masson

By: Contributed

Lewis H. Masson               On Saturday, October 23, Lewis passed away peacefully at Pleasant Bay nursing home in Brewster while surrounded by his family.                Lewis was born in Cruden Bay, a small fishing village on the northeast coast of Scotland. He emigrated to the US in 1949 with his parents after serving in the RAF in Egypt.               He entered Chatham High School via a po...

Mildred E. Davis

By: Contributed

Mildred E. Davis (Betty), 101 years young, of South Yarmouth passed away on October 13, 2021.             Born October 15, 1919, in Wellesley Hills, daughter of Mildred Derby and James C. Derby, she later lived in West Springfield, graduating from West Springfield High School in 1937. She married Stafford E. Davis on April 17, 1943 in Walla Walla, Wash. She was a resident of Newtonville until 1981. She and Sta...

Robert E. Cruickshank

By: Contributed

Robert E. Cruickshank Human Resources Executive Chatham, MA – Robert E. Cruickshank, age 85, formerly of Dover, MA, died peacefully. Born in Medford, MA, he was the son of the late James and Margaret (Boston) Cruickshank. Mr. Cruickshank attended schools in Needham, MA, graduated from the University of ME with a B.S. degree in 1957, and completed the PMD Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Bu...

Alan Frederick Atkinson

By: Contributed

HARWICH PORT- Alan Frederick Atkinson, age 84, of Harwich Port passed away on October 18, 2021 in Hyannis.  Alan was born in Providence, R.I. to the late Frederick and Melba Atkinson on August 22, 1937.               Alan served as a captain in the US Army Reserve and graduated from the University of Rhode Island, where he was a proud member of the Theta Chi Fraternity.               He began his prof...

Officials in Chatham, Harwich and Orleans spent almost two days assisting the Coast Guard in its search for a small plane that was reported missing late Sunday night. But what happened to the vessel and its pilot was still unknown as of late Tuesday. The Coast Guard suspended its search Tuesday for 67-year-old Roger Mills, who was reported missing by a friend after the plane he was operating failed to land as ...