Opinion

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

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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

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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 ...

Our View: Long Live Summer

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

It's hard to believe that Labor Day is here. In some ways, that means that summer is over. In others, it means it's just beginning. For summer residents and vacationers, the past two months saw an almost unparalleled stretch of beautiful, sunny, warm days – perfect beach weather – with just a handful of cloudy, rainy days, and few of them causing anything other than a minor annoyance. That, of course, is much ...

Letters To The Editor: Sept 1, 2022

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Airport Traffic Increasing Editor: Airplane traffic interferes with the quality of life in Chatham neighborhoods the most during the summer, when throngs of people are here, house windows are open, and people are socializing out on their decks and yards. This is when noisy late-night and early-morning charter flights most disturb sleep, and the repeated roar of flights most interrupts daytime peace and soci...

Our View: Stuck Over Senior Center

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Chatham's search for a place to build a new senior center is stuck. The latest assessment released last week shows that building a new facility at the Stony Hill Road location of the current senior center is fraught with problems, from a lack of space for parking to the high cost. Adding on to the community center to accommodate some council on aging programs means more cost, bifurcated programming and potential ...

Letters To The Editor: Aug. 25, 2022

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Appreciates Theater, Film Coverage Editor: The Aug. 11 edition of The Chronicle had really terrific coverage of the arts with more movie and theater reviews than I can remember in one edition. This was such a joy to see so much coverage of the arts, and this is the month when we have so much available. First, there was the review of a 2014 move, “Detours,” by James Cole, who apparently is a friend of the...

Our View: Residential Tax Exemption Deserves Attention

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

The highlight of last week's summer town meeting, sponsored by the town's summer residents advisory committee, was a report on the group's opposition to the residential tax exemption. Allowed as a local option under state law, the exemption gives a community the option to lower property taxes for year-round residents. As the summer residents' presentation noted, this shifts a portion of the tax burden onto non-re...

Our View: Time Running Out For ‘Neighbors’

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

You’ve heard the one about the man who fell off a tall building? Each floor he passed by, he was heard saying, “so far, so good.” Well, that’s how it’s been with this year’s summertime Helping Neighbors campaign to benefit the Family Pantry of Cape Cod. Generous donations have been coming in steadily, making the most of dollar-for-dollar matching grants. So far, so good. But with the campaign set to end in ...