Nauset goes NFL; Town workers to picket; "Chippergate";

      The back trail on Nauset is open again. A beach cop checks it out above.

tccLower Cape news, May 4, 2007

Nauset backtrail reopens
Beach camp owners in Orleans and Chatham can now get an up close and personal look at the new break in Nauset Beach.  The sand road south from the Nauset Beach parking lot opened at 2 p.m. Monday afternoon. It had been closed since a nor’easter three weeks ago caused a major break, creating an island of what used to be the southern portion of Chatham’s North Beach.

Alleged theft spawns ‘Chippergate’
State police and an investigator from the State Ethics Commission reportedly arrived in Wellfleet Tuesday afternoon to look into allegations that a town employee stole public property – a wood chipper.  In a probe that locals are calling “Wellfleet Chippergate,” files were removed from town hall, according to a reliable source, and the investigation has been expanded to include more than one town employee. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on