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Phyllis Baker Newton

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Phyllis Baker Newton  (1923 – 2018)               Phyllis Newton, 94, of Naples, Fla. and Harwich Port, died on March 5, 2018 at Harbor Point in Centerville.                Phyllis was born on October 12, 1923 in Chicago to Marjorie Newstrom and George E. Baker.  She was married to John W. Newton (1921-2012) for sixty-four years.  They raised their family and worked in and around Boston, livi...

Nancy Yeaw

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Nancy Yeaw             Chatham - Nancy Yeaw, 80, of Chatham, passed away on March 12 at Liberty Commons.             She was predeceased by her husband, Colie Yeaw, and is survived by her sons, Coleman and John (Tigger), their wives Yumiko and Marnie, and three grandchildren Cole, Wescott and Kathrine.             She was born in Cleveland Ohio, daughter of John Wescott Blemker and Virginia Page (McBurne...

Captain Scott MacAllister has just spent weeks indoors putting an enormous amount of time, energy and money into his boat, F/V Carol Marie, but he did it happily remembering late last fall … He was in the throes of groundfish season and had been working 16-hour days, barely sleeping during the hours he had before waking up in the middle of the night to set off from the Chatham Fish Pier once again. So he ...

ORLEANS — Town meeting in May will weigh in on a variety of initiatives to address the community's needs, not least among them a commitment to continued wastewater and water quality efforts to the tune of $4.2 million. Concerned about the lack of housing for all in Orleans? You can vote to fund an affordable housing trust. Worried that the town will otherwise take too long and incur greater costs to meet its...

ORLEANS — A meeting with state legislators on the concerns of seniors last week morphed into a conversation about the Cape's aging power delivery systems. On March 16 at the senior center, state Sen. Julian Cyr and state Rep. Sarah Peake welcomed state Rep. Danielle Gregoire, House chair of the Joint Committee on Elder Affairs. Modestly admitting that she hadn't even been a member of the committee before bei...

ORLEANS — Snow Library has a lot going for it, and it's going to have a lot more going for it if the aspirations expressed at a public forum March 21 are realized. With consultant Mary Braney encouraging comments, about 20 people shared their ideas about the library's present and future. It was one of several general and targeted forums held as part of a needs assessment; another was scheduled for last night...

HARWICH PORT — Police are providing limited information about the burglary of an automatic teller machine inside the CVS Pharmacy in Harwich Port that took place during the storm-related power outage two weeks ago. “It’s still an active case,” Harwich Police Det. Sgt. Robert Brackett said. One or more suspects broke in the front door of the CVS and then went to work on the ATM, forcibly breaking in and steal...

Police Investigate ATM Burglaries

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Staff

HARWICH PORT — Police are providing limited information about the burglary of an automatic teller machine inside the CVS Pharmacy in Harwich Port that took place during the storm-related power outage two weeks ago. “It’s still an active case,” Harwich Police Det. Sgt. Robert Brackett said. One or more suspects broke in the front door of the CVS and then went to work on the ATM, forcibly breaking in and steal...

Lights Out: Recent Power Outages Raise Questions

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — Come snow, rain, wind or high water, there’s one thing on the minds of many Lower Cape residents as the latest coastal storm passes through: will the lights stay on? In what appears to have been the largest power outage since Hurricane Bob in 1991, the Cape saw nearly 120,000 people without power during the height of last week’s blizzard, with the entire town of Chatham without electrical service f...

Chatham Proposes Raising Transfer Station Fees

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — In a bid to dig out from a growing pile of bills from recycling companies, the town is seeking to increase a variety of fees at the transfer station. While the change will affect per-item charges for residents recycling old mattresses, tires and electronics, the biggest increase will be for local commercial haulers looking to bring in mixed recyclables. For those two companies, Benjamin T. Nickerso...

CHATHAM – With the arrival of a new ambulance and two new pumper trucks, the fire department finds itself with one of the most up-to-date vehicle fleets in the area. When the department's tower truck, which went into service just about a year ago, is factored in, more than half of its vehicles are new. That's unusual, since the department typically spreads out its vehicle purchases. However, there was a lon...

CHATHAM – With one week left before nominations for the annual town election close, there are candidates for every position on the ballot, but as of early this week no contested races. Planning Board Chairman Peter Cocolis became the latest to join the slate of candidates, taking out nomination papers for the one-year term on the board of selectmen left vacant by the resignation of Amanda Love. Cocolis was una...

CHATHAM – A massive rewrite and consolidation of mooring, waterways and harbormaster regulations impacts some of the town's most important resources and residents need time to digest them, selectmen said Tuesday. A public hearing on the 54-page document is scheduled for today, but at the selectmen's urging, the waterways advisory committee agreed to continue the hearing on April 26 to give people more time to ...

Voices Of Angels Fill South Harwich Meetinghouse

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — “These walls are smiling,” someone whispered as the voices of angels filled the sanctuary of the former South Harwich Methodist Church on Saturday. It had been many years since those walls buffered the voices of parishioners. The renewal of voice came in melodic harmony from the Chatham Chorale celebrating the 13-year preservation effort by the Friends of the South Harwich Meetinghouse, Inc., a major...

HARWICH — Mary Oldach, the current assistant principal at Harwich Elementary School, had the opportunity to become a principal in a neighboring school district, but decided she’d really rather remain in Harwich. “Every time I thought about leaving Monomoy, I was just very sad and heartsick,” she said. Oldach’s patience paid off. Last week, Superintendent of Schools Scott Carpenter announced that she will be ...