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February Follies

By: Donna Tavano

The holidays and Super Bowl have moved on with the last straggling snowbirds, leaving us in the dust of February. The month in which Candelmas (Groundhog Day) was celebrated is smack between winter and spring, and is short but deadly, causing humans to do anything to spice it up, not the least of which is giving a rodent its own special day. But Punxsutawney Phil and Massachusetts Ms. G aren’t the only va...

Letters to the Editor, Feb. 9, 2017

By: The Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Chatham Deserves Better Editor: Last Monday’s town meeting was special. In addition to the usual housekeeping articles, voters chose not to listen to the negative noise and instead opted for preservation for the town: the Eldredge Garage and a conservation lot off Barn Hill Road. We also corrected an inadvertent error made by our assessors and staff. We all make mistakes. To the town’s credit, the error was...

Jean E. Miller

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Jean E. Miller               SOUTH CHATHAM - Jean Elizabeth (Anderson) Miller, 80 peacefully and comfortably passed away surrounded by family on February 1, 2017 from Pulmonary Fibrosis.  Jean was born January 23, 1937 to D. Kenneth and Helen E. Anderson, Whitinsville.  Graduating from Northbridge High School, she earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Art degrees and received special fellowships to st...

Peter Bailey Squiers

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Peter Bailey Squiers CHATHAM:   Peter Bailey Squiers, 70, of Chatham (formerly of Norfolk & Medfield), died after a lengthy illness on Friday, January 20 th , 2017 at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis. Born December 24, 1946 in Newton MA, he was the son of Alida Blood Myette and the late Stanley Weston Squiers.  Peter graduated from Medfield High School with t...

Geraldine D. Nickerson

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Geraldine D. Nickerson               CHATHAM – Geraldine D. Nickerson, 96, passed away on January 29th. She was the wife of the late Joseph A. Nickerson, Jr. and the daughter of Benjamin and Geraldine (Hopkins) Douglass.             She received a Bachelor's degree from James Madison University, and a Master's degree from Julliard School of Music. She had a distinguished career in music as both a pe...

Joseph Henry Langway

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Joseph Henry Langway             HARWICH - Joseph Henry Langway, born January 2, 1945, Millbury, died peacefully at home on January 26, 2017.  He leaves his loving wife, Susan (Hopkins) Langway; sons Charles William Langway of Jacksonville, Fla. and Wesley Joseph Langway of Harwich; daughters Susannah and her husband Eric Griffin and loving grandchildren Ava Mary and Harper Eliot of Guam; and Melissa Comisky a...

Thomas H. McCutcheon Sr.

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Thomas H. McCutcheon Sr.               Chatham – Thomas H. McCutcheon Sr. died January 27, 2017 at Liberty Commons in Chatham at age 98.             Born and raised in Newton, in 1918, the son of Norman and Helene (Hoyt) McCutcheon, he graduated from Washington and Lee University with a degree in industrial engineering.              He retired as a Commander from the...

J. Bruce Duncan

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J. Bruce Duncan   John Bruce Duncan died on Friday, February 3 at Waveny Care Center in New Canaan, Conn. He was 93 years old. Mr. Duncan had summered in Chatham for many years, and also maintained homes in New Canaan, Conn. and in Sullivans Island, S.C. Mr. Duncan had been in good health until sustaining injuries in a fall at his home in April of 2016.   Mr. Duncan is survived by his wife of 37 yea...

William Everett Gould

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William Everett Gould October 23, 1932 – February 3, 2017         If anyone possessed the knowledge to live life to the fullest, it was Bill Gould. He was born in Watertown, New York, the youngest by many years of the three children of Leslie and Hazel Gould. He attained his B.A. from Williams College and served two years in the U.S. Army. In 1965, he earned his M.B.A. (with Distinction) from Harvard Busines...

Paul Talbot Lucas

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Paul Talbot Lucas 1936-2017             It is with deep sadness that the family of Paul Lucas announce his passing on February 2, 2017 at the age of 80.  Born on December 26, 1936 in Chatham, he was the son of Pauline and Joseph Lucas, and brother, Joe Lucas. In 1958 he married Brenda Hackett and together they raised 2 children Ted and Cindy.             Paul graduated fr...

Senior Page: Rev. Edmund Robinson: Calm In Tempestuous Times

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

The job of a minister always involves counseling people and helping them through the challenges that life brings, both large and small. In the most pleasant and placid of times, it is a task which requires great listening skills, patience, understanding and an open mind. In times of upheaval and uncertainty, the minister's job can go from lighthouse in a storm to lighthouse, lifeboat and lifeguard all in one. ...

Orleans Main Street / 6A Makeover Feels The Pinch

By: Ed Maroney

ORLEANS – Higher than expected costs for some elements of the makeover of the key intersection of Route 6A and Main Street have the town seeing red – to the amount of $144,652. In his quarterly activities report to selectmen Feb. 1, DPW/Natural Resources Director Tom Daley presented the problem – and a solution. In 2014, town meeting authorized spending $428,000 on items that the state would not cover in its p...

Chamber Reaches Out To Help House J-1 Visitors

By: Ed Maroney

ORLEANS — You might call it a fair exchange. The J-1 international visa program welcomes university and post-graduate students from overseas to enjoy a taste of the American experience while these visitors supplement the seasonal labor force. Those who've hired and those who've hosted the students gathered at the senior center Jan. 31 at the invitation of the chamber of commerce to encourage other residents ...

Monomoy Budget Up 5.49%, Chatham's Share Increases

By: Alan Pollock , William F. Galvin

Superintendent Scott Carpenter has presented his draft fiscal 2018 spending plan for the Monomoy Regional School District, including an operating budget that's up nearly 5.5 percent over the current budget. The $38,115,065 draft spending plan includes a $35.5 million operating budget, plus $2.6 million in debt service and $305,000 in capital expenses. All tolled, it would be a 4.8 percent increase over this ye...