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Harwich: Past, Present And Future?

By: Russ Allen

Robert Siegel, host of NPR’s “All Things Considered,” interviewing Alan Burdick about his book “Why Time Flies?” asked The New Yorker staffer: “One question that sums up much of what you write about is what is the meaning of now?” Burdick’s response suggested that “now” consists of a present that is a product of the past and the creator of the future. What was influences what is which anticipates what is to co...

Robert G. Dow

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Robert G. Dow             Robert G. Dow, 78, of Chatham passed away on Friday, January 27, 2017. He was the husband of Sabine (Landmesser) Dow, and the son of Robert and Mary (Keane) Dow. Bob graduated from the University of Notre Dame. He later joined the US Army and served as a Colonel in Germany until 1990.  He was very active in the town of Chatham, especially on the B...

John (Jack) Joseph Heavey, Jr.

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John (Jack) Joseph Heavey, Jr.               John (Jack) Joseph Heavey, Jr. was born in Malden on April 6, 1927, the son of the late Madeleine Mulloy Heavey and John Joseph Heavey, Sr.  He was graduated from Belmont High School in 1944.  He joined the Army Air Force and attended the University of Massachusetts at Amherst before serving in Japan and Korea.  Following World ...

Hope Miller Craven, 99

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Hope Miller Craven, 99 1917—2016   Hope was born at home on January 5, 1917, the eldest of four children to the Rev. Theodore Bacheler and Belle Dart Bacheler in New Haven, Connecticut. Hope’s father was a chaplain in both the First and Second World Wars and a Congregational Minister until the time of his death in 1968. Hope was a lifelong Christian. She graduated from Mt. Holyoke College with a degree i...

Edward Anthony Zywiec

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Edward Anthony Zywiec                 Edward Anthony Zywiec of Chatham formerly of Naperville Ill., beloved husband of the late Ruth (Cardinal) Zywiec for 64 years, died while at Broad Reach Rehab facility on January 24, 2017.                   Ed is survived by his children Rose (spouse David) Poppe of Kalaheo, H.I.; Edward Jr. (spouse Mary) of Menomonee Falls, Wis.; Karyn Zywiec of Concord, Vt.; Andrea...

Health care professionals agree that, when it comes to feeding baby, the best formula is breast milk. As part of a UNICEF and World Health Organization initiative, more and more hospitals around the world are taking steps to help new mothers breastfeed successfully – and Cape Cod Hospital is among them. Cape Cod Healthcare created a breastfeeding task force last fall to help Cape Cod and Falmouth hospitals ach...

Task Force Has Lots To Say About Orleans Ponds

By: Ed Maroney

ORLEANS — It was a cold day for a walking tour of the town's freshwater ponds, but members of the marine and fresh water quality task force made the effort Jan. 9 without mittens and parkas. Led by chair Carolyn Kennedy, they walked around tables covered with sheets of water quality statistics at town hall. With some of the numbers collected by volunteers as far back as 2000, the data provided a picture ove...

Downtown Zoning Hearing Draws Support, Critiques

By: Ed Maroney

ORLEANS — Planning board members may have found their way forward with an even more complicated downtown zoning amendment after a third public hearing Jan. 24. Speakers were supportive of doing something to make downtown more lively, but they differed on the ways and means. After 18 months of work, the board has hammered out a plan detailed at the meeting by George Meservey, director of planning and communit...

Goldsmith Proposes $30.12M Operating Budget For FY18

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — Town Manager Jill Goldsmith presented selectmen Tuesday with a balanced, level-service operating budget for FY18 that's comfortably under the Proposition 2½ levy limit. At $30,124,872, it represents an increase of 3.89 percent over the current year's spending plan. The figure doesn't include the cost of educating the town's children, which adds approximately $9.3 million in assessments to the Monom...

On a cloudy and damp afternoon a few days before the beginning of the second annual knit-a-thon sponsored by A Great Yarn in Chatham, it’s cozy and warm inside Chatham’s two-year-old knitting store and bookstore, where a group of women is knitting together at a big round table. Many of these women, if not all, participated last year in the knit-a-thon by knitting long panels that were eventually crafted i...

CHATHAM – The legal fight between the Chatham Bars Inn and the town – or at least the rhetorical battle – is escalating. In a lawsuit filed in state Land Court Jan. 17, the Shore Road inn charged the town officials instructed then-Building Commissioner Justin Post to issue cease and desist orders in October for activities on its land in retaliation for the inn seeking damages for the town's eminent domain taki...

In Daniel Handler's view, stories with happy endings are just no fun. A prime example is the series of novels Handler wrote under the pen name Lemony Snicket. In “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” bad things happen to three orphans over and over and over again. “It's hard for me to think of a story that doesn't have a threat involved,” Handler, a Chatham summer resident, said last week in a telephone intervi...

CHATHAM – Although the chief reason most voters at Monday night's special town backed the purchase of the Eldredge Garage property was to expand downtown parking, the land could be put to a number of other uses, according to town officials. Open space, public rest rooms, and even workforce housing are among the possible uses for the 1.4 acre site. Selectmen will have the ultimate authority to decide the use, a...

HARWICH ─ Beverly Johnson never thought at the age of 80 she'd be part of a public protest. However, incensed by the election of President Donald Trump and fearful of policies that could potentially compromise quality of life for millions, Johnson joined more than 100 others on Jan. 21 in the Harwich Stand. Participants gathered shortly after 10 a.m. on the corner of Pleasant Lake Avenue and Main Street, eve...

HARWICH — The permitting process for restoration of the face of Brooks Free Library has the historic district and historical commission seeing red. Commission members are leaning toward requiring that the1855 bank building and 1880 Brooks building be restored with historically accurate colors, which include brown, gray, off-white and brick red. Efforts to restore what has been called the “jewel” of historic...