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Tim Wood: Down On Negativity

By: Tim Wood

I'm done with negativity. It's something that's not easy to avoid these days. It's everywhere. It permeates our lives like an incubating virus, hiding inside otherwise innocent seeming words and phrases in everyday conversation, on the news and TV, in newspapers and on websites. And I'm not just talking about politics, world, national and local. Although if leaders set the standard for the rest of us, no wo...

Letters to the Editor, May 31

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Don't Give Up On Monomoy Bill Editor: I’ve done some research on H.R. 1157 regarding the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge.  Here is my take on it.  It’s on “death watch.” Although Congressman Keating sponsored and submitted the bill, he has not “championed” it.  There are no co-sponsors.  Not even Niki Tsongas, Massachusetts Third District, who sits on the Natural Resources Committee! It was disappointin...

Our View: A Push For The Boundary Bill

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Chatham Selectmen are justified in being upset over the failure of Congressman William Keating to be more aggressive in pushing forward legislation on the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge boundary. The bill has been around for more than two years; in its current form it was refiled in February 2017 as H.R. 1157. It gained the endorsement of the House Committee on Natural Resources in December but has languished i...

Sally Powles

By: Contributed

Sally Powles             SCHENECTADY – Sally Powles, 90, passed away on May 17, 2018. She was born in Schenectady in 1927 to Ella and Lincoln Sterling. Sally graduated from Mont Pleasant High School, married Earl Powles in 1947, and moved to Cape Cod in 1993.             Sally is survived by sons Brian (wife Barbara) and Mark (wife Linda), son-in-law Patrick Lawless, 5 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildr...

Richard J. Fortwengler

By: Contributed

Richard J. Fortwengler               Richard J. Fortwengler, of Arlington, Virginia, passed away May 20th following a courageous battle with cancer.               Rich was born in Washington, D.C. to Victor and Catherine (Kranking) Fortwengler.   He was a graduate of Bishop McNamara High School, received his BA from St. Mary’s College(‘73) and MBA-Finance from GMU(‘81).  He was the loving husband of S...

Elisabeth (Running) Curry

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Elisabeth (Running) Curry               Elisabeth (Running) Curry, 91, died Thursday, May 22 surrounded by close family.  She was the wife of the late Roy Curry, and daughter of the late Marie and Peter Running along with her sister Lynn Zipp and brothers James and Peter Running.  Formerly of North Tonawanda, N.Y.; Pace, Florida; and Brewster.             Elisabeth “Betty” was a nurse at Degraff Memorial...

ORLEANS — Since town meeting decided earlier this month not to ban marijuana sales, town officials and advocates are starting to speak the same language. “Many of us have had personal therapeutic experiences with family members that made us recognize that when you see 'recreational marijuana' on the planning board agenda, the truth is, it's more appropriately 'adult-use cannabis,'” Rick Francolini told the b...

Click here for a slideshow of Memorial Day photos. ORLEANS — On a cold, misty morning, citizens mustered at Town Cove to honor the community's war dead. Some were in full-dress uniform; some wore shorts, heedless of the cool, damp breeze off the water. They gathered closer as the police department's chaplain, the Rev. Sally Norris, asked them to “give thanks for those who have give...

CHATHAM – The Women of Fishing Families (WOFF) will sponsor the annual Blessing of the Fleet at the fish pier on Saturday, May 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Rev. Brian McGurk of St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church and Amy Middleton of the First Congregational Church will lead the ceremony with a blessing for fishermen, their crews and their boats for a safe fishing season. There will be performances by bagpiper Sa...

CHATHAM – In 2014 a population study began aimed at getting a better sense of just how many white sharks are in the waters off Cape Cod. Since then more than 320 individual white sharks have been identified. Proving a big help to renowned shark researcher Dr. Greg Skomal and the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy have been vibrant yellow buoys affixed with acoustic receivers. Not only has the time come for the f...

Princess Elettra Marconi To Visit Marconi Center

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

CHATHAMPORT — Once again this year, the Chatham Marconi Maritime Center will soon be hosting a special guest. Princess Elettra Marconi Giovanelli, daughter of the famed inventor and station founder Guglielmo Marconi, is visiting from Italy from May 30 to June 4, and will take part in a number of events at the center. The princess will visit students at Monomoy Regional Middle School on Wednesday afternoon fo...

CHATHAM — Thomas R. “Tim” Pennypacker, II, is being remembered as a caring neighbor, as the officiant at countless marriages, as a lover of local history, and as a plain-talking politician with a strong sense of duty toward his community. Mr. Pennypacker died Sunday at the age of 73, shortly after having been diagnosed with cancer. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family,” Board of Selectmen Chairm...

CHATHAM – After the state refused to allow them to build a revetment to protect their $3.9 million home, a Shore Road couple is proposing an innovative shoreline stabilization project that could serve as a state-wide model. Lisa and James McGonigle are seeking permission from the conservation commission to install a “living shoreline” at the base of the coastal bank at 498 Shore Rd. The project involves the cr...

CHATHAM – Two familiar faces and one newcomer won seats on the board of selectmen in last Tuesday's annual town election. Incumbents Dean Nicastro and Cory Metters each won a second three-year term on the board, while planning board chairman Peter Cocolis captured a one-year seat left vacant by the resignation of Amanda Love. Metters topped the voting for the two three-year terms with 1,251, followed by Nic...