Walking the District (cont'd.)

Three Harbors, One Port… and a Warm Reception

Starting off from the Harwich Port post office, I crossed the street to the “Art in the Park”.  I recognized a few artists’ work, like that of Joe Pino and Milton Welt.

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Then it was on through the Port – over four hours speaking with the good people trying to earn a living in a place that has really blossomed as a commercial and artistic hub. Remembering my first summer back from college, I worked three jobs -- one of which was at Canterbury Leather. It used to have a store next to the movie theater, across from Cape Cod Five.

Friday nights at the store in Harwich Port were pretty quiet, even if there was a good movie playing.  Got a lot of reading done, then.  Most people were headed to the band concert in Chatham.

But today, the Port is alive!  Lots of pedestrians, shops and places to grab a bite.  And I was just amazed how many people knew my name, either through my service as a Selectman in Chatham or my column for the Cape Cod Chronicle.  And more than a few others asked if I was the son of Lucy Buckley, the physical therapist (yes!).

And whether it was a bookstore, a café or a real estate office, one issue dominates:  the homeowners insurance crisis.  As an insurance inspector, I determine risk every day.  But what is happening now makes no sense to me.  So I decided to address it in my column for the Chronicle this week.

Click here to read it.

I'll be writing more about my trek across the district as well as the homeowners insurance crisis on the Cape.  To learn more about me and my campaign to become the next State Rep. for the Lower & Outer Cape, go to www.ElectAndyBuckley.com.

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