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Cape Cod Women's Music Festival: A Good Time For A Good Cause

By: Annemarie Della Morte

VIP tickets are already sold out. Anyone who lives on Cape has probably heard of the Cape Cod Women’s Music Festival, which will be held this Saturday, May 13 in Dennis. What they may not know is that this music festival has catapulted musicians into fame and recognition, all the while supporting an incredible cause. Locals and music lovers alike know Sarah Swain for her creative abilities as a singer- songwri...

Ballantine And Howell

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Ballantine And Howell   At last week's Harwich Town Meeting, outgoing Selectmen Peter Hughes and Angelo LaMantia were recognized for their combined 24 years of public service to Harwich. With their departure there will be a major absence of experience on the board. The three remaining selectmen – Michael MacAskill, Jannell Brown and Julie Kavanagh – have a total of five years of service on the board and a l...

Practical Solutions in Unsettled Times

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Hasty action seems to be the rule of the day in Washington, where sweeping legislation is rushed through to meet an artificial deadline. Fortunately, that's not the case with the menu of ballot questions awaiting Orleans voters on May 16. They'll find five items that have been well vetted by town officials and, as of Monday night, by town meeting. That body said yes to a new DPW/natural resources facility, to ...

Letters to the Editor, May 11

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Against Chatham Marijuana Sales Editor: As a citizen of Chatham, I hope no one is interested in having a pot shop in our town. There are enough drug and alcohol problems on Cape Cod. We do not need to add to them. Carol Cummings Chatham   Sewer Plan Unaffordable. Editor: The question is how much will the Harwich wastewater plan really cost. Harwich Selectmen claim the next two phases of th...

Treasure Under Our Toes

By: Donna Tavano

Our son had his hands full that dreary early spring day a few weeks ago. Mom was working, there was no school, the kids were bickering, and the dogs were being their usual annoying selves, having been cooped up for too long. The walls closed in and nature beckoned. He marshaled the motley group together and deftly herded a pug, a huge chocolate lab and a five and seven year old (who could have used some tethers ...

Orleans To Elect Two New Selectmen May 16

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Orleans voters go to the polls Tuesday, May 16 to decide a three-person race for two three-year terms on the board of selectmen. Below, candidates David Currier, Erik Oliver and Mefford Runyon answer questions posted by The Chronicle. The polls at the senior center on Rock Harbor Road will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.   Name: David Currier Age: 39 Occupation : Self-employed, local business owner...

ORLEANS — Town meeting kept the water quality projects ball rolling May 8, but not without deflating it a bit. Voters – the turnout was 489 - agreed to spend $2,963,560 on work in the fiscal year starting July 1, but removed $730,900 planned to take the design of a wastewater collection system for Meetinghouse Pond to 25 percent completion. They supported the proposed new DPW and Natural Resources building t...

ORLEANS — Town meeting kept the water quality projects ball rolling Tuesday, but not without deflating it a bit. Voters agreed to spend $2,963,560 on work in the fiscal year starting July 1, removing $730,900 planned to take the design of a wastewater collection system for Meetinghouse Pond to 25 percent. They supported the proposed new DPW and natural resources building that will cost $13,575,000 and signed...

Chatham Endorses Harwich Sewer Agreement

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – Voters at Monday's town meeting decided that being good neighbors – and having clean water – was more important than any shortfalls that might be contained in an inter-municipal wastewater treatment agreement with Harwich. By an overwhelming vote of 220 to 61, voters endorsed the inter-municipal agreement (IMA) that calls for up to 300,000 gallons per day of sewage from East Harwich to be treated ...

CHATHAM – The two candidates for selectman raised nearly the same amount of money in the week's leading up to today's election, with Seth Taylor's total exceeding Shareen Davis' by less than $100. Taylor spent more money Davis, however, by more than $2,500, according to campaign finance forms filed last week. SEE SETH TAYLOR'S CAMPAIGN FINANCE FORM HERE SEE SHAREEN DAVIS' CAMPAIGN FINANCE FORM HERE ...

Introducing The Mid-Week Blog

By: Tim Wood

Things have changed for weekly papers over the past few years. Not only are independent community papers like The Chronicle few and far between, but the way we gather, report and publish the news has changed as well. Our weekly cycle used to consist of a Tuesday deadline, publication on Thursday, and that was it. Today we still maintain those two touchstones, but thanks to the internet and social media, when n...

Janine E. Marjollet

By: Contributed

Janine E. Marjollet               CHATHAM – Janine E. Marjollet, 88, passed away peacefully at home on April 27, 2017.               Janine was born October 15, 1928 in Boston, the daughter of Leon and Leona (Balance) Marjollet. She was a graduate of Brookline High School and Simmons College.               Janine worked in the Advertising Department at WCRB in Waltham and at KYA Radio in San Fra...

Timothy L. Roper

By: Contributed

Timothy L. Roper                   Timothy Lee Roper of Chatham, Massachusetts passed away in his home in Chatham on February 19 th , 2017.  He was 65.                   The son of the late Eugene and Estelle Roper, Tim Roper was born in Oxford, Mississippi on September 9 th , 1951. Tim’s early childhood was spent in Memphis, middle years in Connecticut and high school in West Bloomfield, Mich. For ...

Francis J. “Franny” Lamoureux

By: Contributed

Francis J. “Franny” Lamoureux             Francis J. “Franny” Lamoureux, 70, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, April 22, 2017 in Chatham.              Born in Springfield son of the late Joseph and Katherine (Neuman) Lamoureux, he grew up in Springfield and lived in Southwick for many years before moving to Chatham.              Fran’s passion was his customers, co-workers and friends at Genden Auto...

Car Recovered From Bank Street Bog

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

HARWICH -- A crane was used to lift a BMW out of a cranberry bog off Bank Street after it left the road and plunged into a ditch running alongside the bog. The driver, who was not identified, was taken to Cape Cod Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to Deputy Fire Chief Dave LeBlanc.  The accident occurred at about 3:26 in the afternoon and kept a section of Bank Street closed for about two ...