Opinion

Our View: To Florida, With Love

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

The connections between Cape Cod and Florida are strong, with many of our summer residents now headed south for the winter. So the images of devastation from Hurricane Ian hit home. It’s clear that it will take months or years for the state to recover from this calamity. In response, The Chronicle’s employees have made a small donation to the American Red Cross disaster relief fund earmarked for Hurricane Ian rel...

Our View: National Newspaper Week

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

The Local News Initiatives at Northwestern University reported recently that 2,500 newspapers had closed in the United States since 2005. By 2025, one-third of the newspapers in the country will be closed, the 2022 “State of Local News” report suggested. The majority of those are weekly newspapers. Locally, the Cape's newspaper landscape has changed considerably in the past few years. All but three papers are ...

Letters to the Editor, Oct. 6

By: Tim Wood

Bikers Are The Best Editor: I would like to express my gratitude to the walkers and bikers of the CCRT. While cycling through Brewster this morning, I experienced lightheadedness. As I slowed to pull over to the side of the trail, I fainted. The next thing I remember, after being “out” for a few seconds, was men and women asking me if I was OK. They made sure I had water, something to eat, and my phone. One...

You Guest It: The Dangers Of Climate Policy

By: Bruce Everett

The fear of catastrophic climate change is everywhere today, including on the Cape. Well-intentioned people are working tirelessly in our schools, local governments and non-profits to promote clean energy and save the planet. What could be wrong with that? Quite a lot, actually.  Let’s start with the science. Carbon dioxide (CO2), erroneously called “pollution” by many, is a benign gas necessary for life on Ea...

Our View: Postpone Rock Harbor Paid Parking Plan

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

The proposal to establish paid parking at the Rock Harbor lot in Orleans isn't ready for prime time. Officials should postpone the Oct. 17 special town meeting article to allow the program to be fine tuned, and more importantly, to broaden discussions to find out if the community really wants to take this step. Our sense is that right now, there is little to no support and the article is likely to fail. We've ...

Letters To The Editor: Sept. 29, 2022

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Paid Parking Makes No Sense Editor: I would like to respond to the article in the Sept. 8 issue of The Chronicle regarding the intent on the part of the town of Orleans to begin charging a parking fee at Rock Harbor. I was very pleased to see Captain Hap Farrell’s response in the Sept. 15 issue and would like to support his astute observations while including a few of my own.  I am a volunteer with the C...

Our View: Migrants Are People, Too

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." The Declaration of Independence makes it quite clear that America was designed to be a country that welcomed others from the outside. This is a country founded by people fed up with the oppressive rule...

Letters To The Editor: Sept. 22, 2022

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Grateful For Meservey Remembrance Editor: Dan Meservey was remembered recently by many in our community. He was well known! Some might think of him as the face of West Chatham. As a selectman, Dan earned respect of many more folks in our growing town. Generations in my family patronized his businesses as he was honest and smart. He seldom showed a temper and always had a smile. He was knowledgeable and h...

Our View: When Theory Becomes Reality

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

If coverage in The Chronicle is any indicator, it wasn’t until about 2001 that ordinary people on the Lower cape started seriously considering the potential impacts of a very slow-moving, theoretical disaster. Experts, some seen to be on the scientific fringes, were calling it “global warming.” It’s amazing the clarity a couple of decades can bring. Responding to human-caused climate change is no longer the...

Letters to the Editor, Sept. 15

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Appreciates Compassionate Firefighters Editor: I would like to personally thank two of our Chatham community firefighters, “Pickles” and Dustin, for their recent assistance. What a gift it is to have such kind, caring, knowledgeable and compassionate men and women in our community at the other end of a 911 call.  My sincere thanks. Gail Tilton North Chatham Sign Of The Times Editor: In response ...

Letters to the Editor, Sept. 8

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Only A Matter Of Time Editor: On Friday, Aug. 12, my grandson and I were walking down Harold Lane at 11 a.m. when a plane from the 1940s drew our attention, initially by the noise, but when we looked up, we were startled to see how close the plane seemed to be above the trees, and then we smelled the exhaust it left behind. I was furious. I called the airport to report the issue and was told that there was ...

Our View: Thank You

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

It was down to the wire. A real nail biter. But we made it. The Cape Cod Chronicle's Helping Neighbors summer fundraiser for the Family Pantry of Cape Cod met its goal. And then some. For a while, it seemed like reaching this season's $75,000 goal was a long shot; just a few short weeks ago, more than $45,000 remained to close the gap. In a series of stories, we emphasized the importance of helping the Family ...