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Our View: Support Cape Tech Building Project

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Each week, the most consequential stories in the pages of The Chronicle are ones related to sustainability. Whether it's about wastewater treatment, waterways infrastructure, municipal finance or roads and bridges, the debate is always about providing for the needs of the next generation of people who will call this place home. And so the proposed Cape Tech building project isn't just about education or the ta...

Andrew Buckley: Ghosts And Monsters

By: Andrew Buckley

It was a blowy night, inky black with clouds obscuring the moon and stars of the sub-Antarctic sky. Inside the stout white cottage, the fluorescent yellow lights flickered and hummed at normal speeds, mostly. Everyone else had gone to bed. Five adult Americans whose brief residence had nearly doubled the population of the island. I’ve written and produced a documentary film about our time here on Saunders Isla...

Letters to the Editor, Oct. 19

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Bayside Visit Creates Booklet Editor: Monomoy Regional High School would like to send a huge thank you to the Friends of Pleasant Bay for awarding us a grant to visit the bay, to spend time writing, photographing, and sketching there, and to help us pay for professional publishing of the booklet we are about to put together of all the student work created on and inspired by that visit to the beach.  Several...

For three hours every Wednesday afternoon for the past four years, Avis Drucker of Chatham has answered the telephone and greeted clients at We Can in Harwich Port. “I take incoming calls from women trying to cope with many challenges,” Drucker says. “They’re overwhelmed and emotional. It takes a lot of courage to make that first call.” When the women come into the office they’re “nervous and quiet,” and Dr...

Downtown Sewer Construction is Just One Vote Away

By: Ed Maroney

ORLEANS — If voters approve at the ballot box Oct. 24, bidding for and construction of the central section of a downtown sewer collection system can begin within a few months. On Oct. 16, by a vote of 413 to 120 that comfortably exceeded the necessary two-thirds majority, town meeting approved spending $3.68 million to install a sewer system with connections to property lines under Main Street between the Ca...

ORLEANS — Police officers, the faith community, and human rights advocates – not mutually exclusive groups – are putting together a Cape-wide forum on community policing titled “Cape Cod: Making It the Best Place for All of Us!” “We can avoid some of the pitfalls,” said the Rev. Wesley Williams, one of the event's organizers, “by having a conversation with the police right now. We know that there are issues ...

Chatham Officials Meet With Interior Secretary

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – In their continuing effort to lobby the federal government to drop its claim over the waters and flats west of the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, town officials Monday scored their most influential meeting yet. Late in the afternoon they were scheduled to meet with Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke. Selectman Shareen Davis, Health and Natural Resources Director Robert Duncanson and Town Manager...

Harvesting At Thacher's Bog

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The cranberry harvest at Thacher's bogs off Great Western Road provided some of Cape Cod's best fall colors last week. Cranberry growers in town are saying the harvest will be a little thin this year. Predictions are that harvests throughout Southeastern Massachusetts will be down by about 4 percent.  CLICK HERE FOR PHOTO GALLERY

Helen Rice Pickett

By: Contributed

Helen Rice Pickett             Helen Rice Pickett, 88, died last Wednesday after living with Alzheimer’s disease for seven years. Her death at home was peaceful, with her husband and three daughters at her bedside.             Helen was born in Durban, Natal, South Africa, in 1929, one of four children of Congregational missionaries. During the Great Depression, she lived in a series of small towns in Oklah...

Hoyt Ecker

By: Contributed

Hoyt Ecker             Hoyt Ecker died on October 5 at the age of 91. The cause was a massive stroke.  His wife, Deborah Stark Ecker and their daughters Emily Sears Ecker and Ellen Ecker Ogden were with him at his death.           Mr. Ecker was known for his pleasure in traditional jazz, tennis, skiing, sailing, his home and family and his optimism about all he undertook. He was born in 1926, the second ...

Louis G. Petti

By: Contributed

Louis G. Petti           South Chatham – Louis G. Petti, 75 of South Chatham and Tucson, Ariz. passed away peacefully at McCarthy Care Center in Sandwich on October 2, 2017.  He had been a stroke survivor since the age of 61 and fought a most courageous battle with cancer for the past six years.            Louis (known as Lou, dad, PaPa Lou, cousin, friend) is survived by his loving wife Cynthia (known as C...

The Story Of The Other 'Finest Hours' Rescue Boat

By: Debra Lawless

By chance, Don St. Pierre of Chatham and his long-time friend Pete Norgeot of Orleans discovered that they were both involved with what has been seen as a footnote to history. Their story revolves around the rescue boat CG36383, a twin to the famous CG36500 that played a heroic role in the rescue of 32 men from the stern of the ill-fated ship Pendleton. The Pendleton broke in half off Chatham during a bitter n...

CHATHAM – About a year ago, a large branch broke off the Bradford pear tree that shades the historic Mayo House at 540 Main St. Concerned that that could happen again and worried that the tree's oversized canopy may pose a safety hazard, the Chatham Conservation Foundation, which owns the property, has proposed removing the tree. “That was kind of like the first warning sign,” Foundation Executive Director Mat...

Pumpkin People Take Over Kate Gould Park This Weekend

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

CHATHAM – With Sharks in the Park now history, it's time for the Pumpkin People to take their place in Kate Gould Park. Tomorrow – which just happens to be Friday the 13 th – local businesses and organizations will begin setting up the annual display of pumpkin-headed scarecrows, scary Halloween scenes and scenarios that defy description. The display will remain up through Halloween, and right in the middle t...

CHATHAM – Increasing “share the road” signs, improving access from the bike trail to Route 28, and upgrading shoulders along Main Street were among the top recommendations made at last week's “listening session” on the draft Chatham Bike Plan. Assembled by the town's bikeways advisory committee and transportation planners at the Cape Cod Commission, the plan analyzes the town's bicycle paths and routes and ide...