Last five posts from the CHAT-M-Room (Town Common) are:

As you may have noticed, I gave y'all a bit of latitude lately due to the unusual circumstances we're in. And given that those posting are at least connected with military and/or Chatham in some way, it was fine with me but I would suggest that Navy tangent be gracefully slowed down to a minimum/end. Thanks!
Oh, and just saw on NY Times that apparently Crozier has tested positive for the virus.

J Hallgren (as Moderator)
Clearwater, FL USA - Sun 04/05/2020 - 15:15:14
Jim, Very good point!
Nancy Ryder Petrus <>
Brewster, USA - Sun 04/05/2020 - 14:11:08
OK Alice - I believe John gives is a bit of running room to us as Chatham seems to have ponied up more than it's fair share of veterans; we're all children of the same place and just maybe ya'll would enjoy seeing how Chatham's citizens have fared in the world of today.

I didn't mean to derail the constancy of complaints, calling people crooks, denigrating people's characters, and generally being all-around rude to each other that this forum seems to have devolved to.

Carry on.

USA - Sun 04/05/2020 - 12:21:01
JimP and BenH both lend valuable perspectives here and have valid points of view. Large organizations need rules and protocols. But sometimes they get in the way of progress. And sometimes it takes a rule breaker to get something done. All things good and bad are amplified in our lightning fast Information Age. Crozier seemingly chose the welfare of his troops over his own career. He lost out professionally but made things happen faster than they would have if he had stuck with the chain of command. In a life and death situation, we find out what people are made of. How does this relate to Chatham? The same way it relates to all small towns across America who pride themselves on doing the right thing to accomplish a greater good. Conflicts and challenges and how they are handled give towns like Chatham and their people the opportunity to look in the mirror and ask, "Is what we are doing accomplishing a greater good?"
Harwich, MA USA - Sun 04/05/2020 - 10:46:04
How about getting back to Chatham related topics, which is the real purpose of this site. We are interested in how people are feeling about funding Capital Projects at our next Town Meeting, whenever that may be. BOS have already said over 4 million for the dump is out of line. We are supposed to have 2 COA buildings up for a vote at around 8 Million. Has the Fish Pier project ever been finished? What about the fine the town imposed on the contactor? You know, Chatham stuff!!
Alice <>
S. Chatham, MA USA - Sun 04/05/2020 - 10:14:58