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Artist Cottages Open At Orleans Market Square

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

T he Artist Cottages at Orleans Market Square are now open and ready for visitors at 15 Old Colony Way, and soon there will be music to enjoy along with the visuals. With a wide variety of art to enjoy, artists to meet and a lovely space in which to relax and have a snack from Little Beach Baker, The Food Truck or a treat from the Hot Chocolate Sparrow, the cottages are a perfect family-friendly destina...

Our View: 'Stay Vigilant'

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

We enjoyed a very un-Cape Cod-like spring, largely without the usual cool, damp dreariness. While the calendar says summer arrived early this week, it was actually here, weather-wise, several weeks ago. Blooms are running a few weeks ahead of their usual peaks, and the temperature of the water that surrounds us is already at mid-July levels. Climate change or just a fluke? Only time will tell. Also apparently ...

Letters To The Editor: June 24, 2021

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Urges Action On Airport Plan Editor: The Chatham Airport Commission's master plan update (AMPU) environmental assessment plan is available for review and feedback until July 5. If you are not familiar with this plan, I encourage everyone to contact commission chair Huntley Harrison, for a printed copy of the report. Please review it and send your comments to the airport commission.  The environmental ass...

ORLEANS — You might say Cecil Newcomb is keeping his own counsel in declining requests to explain why he resigned from the select board last week. Meanwhile, his former colleagues were planning to meet in executive session last night (June 23) to discuss a legal complaint filed by a cannabis company that was not invited to negotiate a host community agreement to open a retail marijuana dispensary. A hearing on...

ORLEANS — The recreation advisory committee is exercised (as in worried or perplexed). “Our committee right now is frustrated and disappointed by what we’ve not been able to improve with the rec department, especially when it comes to programming,” committee chair Tracy Murphy told the select board June 16. “It must be welcoming, low-cost, accessible to all ages, interests, and abilities, responsive to communi...

CHATHAM – Incumbent Select Board members Cory Metters and Dean Nicastro were returned to office in Thursday's annual town election. Metters topped the vote tally with 832 votes, followed by Nicastro with 685 and challenger Tom Wilson with 406. The two three-year terms on the board were the only contested races on the ballot. A total of 1,115 voters turned out for the election at the community center, 18 per...

ORLEANS -- A driver was taken to Cape Cod Hospital after the SUV she was driving collided with an apartment building Thursday morning. The collision happened shortly before 11 a.m. at 36 Old Colony Way, an apartment building known as Hancock III.  Witnesses say the driver, who lives nearby, drove over the lawn and through the parking lot before the vehicle crashed into the first floor of the three-story buildi...

Orleans Select Board Member Resigns

By: Ed Maroney

ORLEANS - Cecil Newcomb resigned from the select board today (June 16), effective immediately. "It has been an Honor to serve the Town of Orleans as a member of the Selectboard," he wrote in a letter that did not specify the reason for his action. He had not replied to an e-mailed request for comment by posting time.   It's now up to Newcomb's former colleagues to decide whether to continue as a four-member...

Horace Worster Lewis

By: Contributed

Captain Horace Worster “Lew” Lewis, of West Chatham and formerly of Clearwater, Florida died peacefully of natural causes on June 8, 2021 at the age of 100. He was preceded in death by his wife of 73 years, Peggy Lewis, who passed away on April 21, 2021. Lew was born in Bangor, Maine, the son of Edgar H. Lewis and Dora I. Worster.  He and his sister Margaret were raised on a small farm along the Kenduskeag Stream...

Dennis Dwight Sheehan

By: Contributed

Dennis “Denny” Dwight Sheehan, 76 of East Orleans passed away peacefully on June 5, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family following a short battle with pancreatic cancer.  Denny previously resided in Bristol and Killingworth, Connecticut, before retiring to Cape Cod in 1998.   Born in Hartford, Connecticut on June 6, 1944, D-Day, otherwise known as “Denny Day” to his buddies.  Son of Fredrick and Anna ...

Maria Katerini Dounelis-Bradley

By: Contributed

 Maria Katerini Dounelis-Bradley, born on March 27, 1930 in Napi Lesvos, Greece, died on May 2, 2021. Maria is the eldest daughter of Peter and Anna (Salta) Dounelis of Salem and Brockton. Maria earned BA and MA degrees from Bridgewater College and taught American History at Brockton High School for 35  years. Upon retirement, Maria entered the retail industry to, as she put it, “remain active.” Maria is survi...

Plastic Bottle Ban, Boathouse Funding Approved CHATHAM – Housing dominated both the Saturday and Sunday sessions of the town's annual town meeting, with many warning that without taking significant steps to make housing more affordable, the town will lose the opportunity to become an inclusive and diverse community and risk becoming an enclave for the wealthy. “Affordable and attainable housing is a keyston...

CHATHAM – The prospect of The Squire selling cold beer in its Main Street shop did not sit well with members of the select board. Concerned that customers might drink the Squire-branded beer in public, the board voted unanimously last week not to grant a beer and wine package store license to the shop, which is across the street from the popular tavern and restaurant. Squire owner Todd Hearle said he wanted...