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Letters To The Editor: Sept. 2, 2021

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Thanks For The Joy Editor: A grand celebration of life has been taking place every Tuesday evening this summer at Brooks Park in Harwich Center. After last year’s dark season, the Harwich Town Band, under the direction of Tom Jahnke, has been playing its heart out. Audience members have been cheering, clapping, and singing along to familiar melodies. Kudos to all who have given their time and their talen...

Our View: Labor Day Reflections

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Labor Day has been a federal holiday since 1894 and was celebrated earlier in some locations, including Massachusetts, which passed a law establishing a day set aside to celebrate workers in 1887. In most locations it's a respite for workers, although here on Cape Cod, the rest has to wait, as Labor Day marks the end of summer with a long holiday weekend that usually signals the final opportunity to capitalize on...

Our View: A More Flexible Regional School Agreement

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

When crafting an update to the Monomoy Regional School District agreement, school officials might want to consider a slight language alteration that would allow changes to the document to be brought before any town meeting, not just annual meetings. School and town officials have been advised that the wording of the existing agreement only allows changes to be made at an annual town meeting. This came up after...

With kids returning to school, cooler weather around the corner, and the Delta variant spreading rapidly, public health officials have a clear message: the best hope for the putting the pandemic behind us is for more people to get vaccinated. Last Monday, the FDA granted full approval to the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, which had been authorized only for emergency use, like the Moderna and Johnson and Johnson vacc...

ORLEANS -- Several well-used couches populate a small room in the back of the community center on Main Street. Pictures and artwork adorn the walls, while the counters are populated with packaged snacks, board games and personalized mugs. For a few hours each weekday afternoon during the school year, it’s a space middle school students make their own. But it’s been almost 18 months since the youth after school...

ORLEANS -- Outside Nauset Middle School on Aug. 26, backpacks sat in orderly rows on the grass waiting to be picked up, each one specially packed up for individual students across different grade levels.  The Homeless Prevention Council has so far provided backpacks full of school supplies for approximately 285 students for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year through its annual Backpack to School program. Now i...

Four Seriously Hurt When Car Strikes Tree

By: Alan Pollock

SOUTH HARWICH — Four teenagers suffered potentially life-threatening injuries when their car struck a tree on Chatham Road Monday afternoon. The crash happened at around 2:15 p.m. just north of the intersection of County Road. The four-door Nissan hatchback came to rest in the southbound lane, and police closed the road for the rescue and a subsequent accident investigation. The driver was a 16-year-old mal...

CHATHAM - Despite the heat and humidity, there was no shortage of visitors to the Chatham Fish Pier Wednesday afternoon. But looking out from the pier’s observation deck, town officials saw past the impeccable views into more pressing issues, among them the uncertainty surrounding future operations of the Chatham Coast Guard Station. The issue was one of several that were brought directly to U.S. Senator Edwar...

Carolyn Kyle

By: Contributed

A bright light has gone out in Santa Barbara and Chatham. Carolyn Smith Kyle has passed from metastatic Melanoma on August 17, 2021 at her home in Santa Barbara. Happily, all of Carolyn’s family had spent quality time with her in the last few weeks of her life. Carolyn was born on October 8, 1941 in Bakersfield, Calif., to Norman James Smith and Irma Thorne.  After 10 years living in Portland, Seattle and Oakland...

William (Bill) C.Looney Jr.

By: Contributed

William (Bill) C. Looney Jr. of Harwich passed away, after a brief illness, on August 8, 2021 at Pleasant Bay Nursing Center, Brewster. He was born on January 13, 1931 to William C. and Agnes G. (Burns) Looney.  In his later years he took great pleasure in maintaining and driving his big red Ford F150 Super Cab.  It surprised many that he didn’t polish the paint right off of that truck. Bill is survived by his yo...

Grace Weston Hobbs

By: Contributed

Grace Hobbs, 43, passed away Thursday, July 15, 2021 peacefully at her home in Charlotte, N.C. She was born on June 19, 1978 in Indianapolis, Ind. to James W. Hobbs and Laurie C. Schott. After studying music production in college, she became a musician and lived her professional life in Murfreesboro, Tenn., Chatham and then she moved to Charlotte N.C. Throughout her life, she was a creative soul driven by values ...

Joan Marilyn Charette

By: Contributed

Joan Marilyn Charette August 14, 1935 ~ August 4, 2021 Joan Marilyn Charette passed away peacefully with her youngest daughter, Lisa, by her side in the early morning hours on August 4th, 2021.  She was born on August 14th, 1935 in Medford to John Ralph Rayner and Georgina Mae Wilson. “Joanie,” as she was called by her second husband Norman A. Charette, resided in Easthampton with her daughter Lisa E. Harding at ...

CHATHAM – Organizer had hoped that the auction of whales in this year's Art in the Park exhibit would top last year's record bidding. But they never expected it to be by so much. When bidding closed Friday at noon, the 59 whales and one “Welcome to Chatham” whale-themed sign had raised a total of $124,345. The bids ranged from more than $6,000 to $569. All but seven went for $1,000 or more, with 12 going for $...

Chemical Linked To Firefighting Foam Found In Water Samples CHATHAM — The class of “forever chemicals” known as PFAS is a new cause for concern in Chatham; less than three months ago, it was found to be present in a public water supply well in levels over the state standard. But for other communities around New England and around the nation, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances are nothing new. Speaking at...