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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...

Some elementary school students could be boarding buses before 7 a.m. under new starting times announced by the Monomoy Regional School District. Last spring, the school committee endorsed the change, which shifts elementary school start times earlier and moves middle and high school times back. At the committee's meeting last Thursday Superintendent of Schools Scott Carpenter announced specific start times fo...

Taylor Will Seek Reelection

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — Saying he will not be silenced by critics, Seth Taylor intends to seek a second term on the board of selectmen in May. “I believe that the public debate demands that we have as much information and as many points of view expressed as possible,” he said. Taylor said he will take out nomination papers shortly after they become available next Monday. Taylor said his role on the board of selectmen i...

Chatham Employees Picket Over Lack Of Contract

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – Several town employees handed out leaflets and wore placards outside of last week's special town meeting to draw attention to the fact that they've been without a contract for nearly two years. “We just want people to know the truth,” said Chatham Municipal Employees Association President Gary J. Kaser, who also picketed outside last Tuesday's board of selectmen's meeting. “Bottom line...this affe...

CHATHAM — Rounding out this year's list of projects seeking Community Preservation Act funding are preservation projects at the Chatham Marconi Maritime Center and various recreation projects, including a pickleball court. The community preservation committee will now begin debating the merits of the dozen different applications, which total more than $615,000. Having already heard presentations on several r...

CHATHAM – Selectman Amanda Love's recent email may have violated the Open Meeting Law, but it also drew attention to the fact that there's only two months to go before Fire Chief Michael Ambriscoe retires. In the email she sent to fellow selectmen, Love asked for a board discussion of promoting Deputy Chief Peter Connick to the chief's job, saying that the town needs to show staff how much they are valued by h...

Land Court Rejects CBI Claim To Fish Pier Land

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – A state Land Court justice has ruled in favor of the town in a suit brought by Chatham Bars Inn over the 2014 taking of an easement at the fish pier. The suit involved the terms of a 1956 deed from the inn which gave the town ownership of a 7,130-square-foot parcel south of the fish pier packing building, at the Shore Road facility's lower level, an area known as the south jog. CBI claimed use of the...

Book Stakes Chatham's Claim To Aviation History

By: Debra Lawless

“Chatham is the cradle of aviation,” says John Brown, the author of a new book called “Gustave Whitehead and the Wright Brothers: Who Flew First?” Brown came to this conclusion after he studied late 19 th century experiments in glider flight in Chatham that he says led directly to one of the experimenters being the first to fly in a motor-powered aircraft. Brown is a native of Australia living in Germany. ...

Town Officials Push For White At Brooks Library

By: Alan Pollock

HARWICH — Selectmen made it clear Monday night the new coat of paint for Brooks Free Library should be white, and town counsel has questioned the historic district and historical commission's jurisdiction over dictating colors on the library in the Harwich Center Historic District. As part of the restoration project for the facade of the library, which is made up of the 1855 bank building, the 1880 Brooks buil...