Chatham News

Chatham Works Holds Benefit For Cape Wellness Collaborative

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

          To Mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Chatham Works will hold the third annual Tabata, Tatas and Treats event on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit Cape Wellness Collaborative. Event participants will join Chatham Works owner Lindsay Bierwirth, a survivor of both breast cancer and stomach cancer, and Chatham Works’ instructors Taryn Ritchie and Amy Drew fo...

CHATHAM — Quick. What’s the atomic mass of nitrogen? What year was Shays’ Rebellion? What’s the quadratic equation? Somehow, when we learned these things in school, we knew at the time that they wouldn’t prepare us for life as adults. Paul Simon was right: it’s a wonder we can think at all. As part of its long-term planning process, the Monomoy Regional School District is taking a new look at the skills gradua...

Cape Cod Commission Program Studies Low-lying Roads CHATHAM — Chatham, Harwich and three other Cape towns will share a $205,479 state grant to assess low-lying roads threatened by sea level rise. The program, coordinated by the Cape Cod Commission, is part of a longstanding effort to respond to the effects of climate change. “We’ve known for years there are certain areas around town that have a recurrent fl...

First Night Buttons Available This Weekend

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

CHATHAM — First Night Chatham is preparing the town’s family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration to welcome in 2023 and is inviting everyone to join the party and “make some noise all around town.” That’s the theme of this year’s event, and beginning this weekend, First Night buttons will be on sale at various local merchants. While many of First Night’s activities and performances take place outdoors and are ...

Even Without The Water, Witches Fundraiser Successful

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

The combined powers of the Witches on the Water couldn't change the weather Saturday, with the wind and rain forcing the non-profit group's annual benefit to move to the Monomoy Regional Middle School gym. Although they weren't able to get on their paddleboards and cruise Oyster Pond, a few dozen witches, decked out in their finest regalia, held a lively fundraiser with raffles, food trucks and music by the Mike ...

CHATHAM — A handful of volunteers came together at the senior center last month for a final thank-you party for Chatham Fish, a grassroots organization that has provided people with rides to their medical appointments for a half century or more. Only about 15 people attended, which reflects the organization’s aging volunteer base. “And part of it, too, is their attitude. ‘You don’t need to thank me; I don’t...

Town Advances Five Corners Intersection Project

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — Though doing so might draw public ire, might worsen bike congestion downtown – and ultimately might not yield a workable plan – the select board Tuesday voted to continue the redesign of the tricky intersection of Route 28 and Crowell, Queen Anne and Depot roads. If they don’t, the board reasoned, safety problems will remain at the crossroads, and the town risks losing more than $3 million in state and ...

Parking Restrictions Recommended For Cow Yard

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – The waterways advisory committee is recommending that parking along Cow Yard Lane be limited to residents, property owners and mooring permit holders. The proposal will now go to the traffic safety committee, which will decide whether to forward it to the select board or make its own recommendation. Neighbors of the town landing located off Old Harbor Road on Aunt Lydia's Cove requested measures t...

Airport Commission Responds To Turboprop Concerns

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — In its most recent meeting, the airport commission addressed concerns raised by a former commissioner about the use of turboprop aircraft at Chatham Airport, specifically by a charter company working with Chatham Bars Inn. In a letter published in the Chronicle on Aug. 4, former commissioner Susan Wilcox argued that the charter service provides little benefit to the town but will increase traffic at ...

On a bright Boston September afternoon in 2010, my two daughters, husband and I met family and friends at the Jimmy Fund Clinic to walk and raise money for cancer. “Do we have to?” I asked my sister a few weeks before. “We do,” she said. The week before, my 5-year-old had just finished 18 months of treatment for stage IV high-risk neuroblastoma and given a 50/50 chance of survival. The protocol of care was so ...

CHATHAM – Traditionally, witches have had a fraught relationship with water. According to some folklore, witches can't cross running water. And we all know what happened to the Wicked Witch of the West. But this is Cape Cod, where witches take to water more readily than to broomsticks. On Saturday, Oct. 1, a coven of self-proclaimed witches will climb onto their stand-up paddleboards and cross the waters of...

CHATHAM – Chatham has an airport. It's an upscale community in a blue state. There's no reason to think that what happened on Martha's Vineyard last week couldn't happen here. Two planes chartered by the state of Florida arrived on Martha's Vineyard unannounced Sept. 14 carrying 48 Venezuelan asylum seekers who had been recruited in Texas. The group spent two days on Martha's Vineyard before being moved to Joi...