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Stephen Thomas Donohue

By: Contributed

            Stephen Thomas Donohue was born January 11, 1921 in Minneapolis Minn.             To Joseph and Margaret Mary (Morgenstern) Donohue. He passed away Friday August 26, 2016 at N.Y. Presbyterian Cornell hospital at the age of 95 years.             He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers: Joseph and wife Agnes, Frances (Bud) and wife Sally, Edward (EJ) and wife Verna, and sister Margar...

VIDEO: Hermine Brings Wind, Rain To Region

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Tuesday update : Storm damage from Hermine has been very light.  Trees and branches were downed in several locations overnight, including Barn Hill Road and Crow's Pond Road in Chatham and Cedardale Road in Pleasant Lake.  A tree went through the roof of a house in Brewster, and the high winds caused a number of boats to drag their moorings in Nantucket Harbor.  According to the National Weather Service ...

Mary G. Cushing

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Obituary for Mary G. Cushing, my wife, 1929-2016. Our wonderful Mary left us on August 9, due to a sudden illness. Mary was the light of the lives of myself and our two sons, Hugh and Evan. Fortunately, they were able to be at her bedside when she died. Mary was a remarkable person, bright, loving, curious, active and warm. Everybody we knew came to love her. Her main strength was an iron-clad will to...

President Barack Obama is many things to many people. Depending upon your ideological outlook, he's either a whip-smart leader and unifier or a conniving dissembler. He's either ruined America or made the country stronger and more prosperous. In short, he's either the best or worst president ever. “The Best 'Worst President'” happens to be the title of a new book written by a former Cape Codder and illustrated...

CHATHAM – Residents will have an opportunity to comment and make suggestions on landscaping that will go along with the West Chatham Roadway Project at a public meeting to be held by the planning board and historic business district commission. For the past year, a private ad hoc committee has been working with town staff on landscaping to accompany the Route 28 roadway construction project, but Selectman Cory...

RESTORING MONOMOY LIGHT

By: Tim Wood

Two-week Project Renovates Historic Keeper's House On Remote Island CHATHAM – The early morning boat ride includes two U.S. Fish and Wildlife staffers, two electricians, four plastic fuel containers, two water containers, four giant rolls of insulation, various equipment, backpacks and one reporter. Everything squeezes onto the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge's 23-foot Parker for a choppy 20-minute, seve...

CHATHAM — The feature film “The Finest Hours” is a tale of survival against tall odds. So it's appropriate that a special Sept. 15 showing of the film will be raising money for Tyra Pacheco, who survived a June 17 helicopter crash near Crow's Pond. “The fact that she survived is a miracle unto itself,” said Casey Sherman, co-author of the book that became the Disney movie. Working with a group of local real ...

CHATHAM – Town officials and representatives of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are scheduled to meet today to discuss a proposed memorandum of understanding regarding the western boundary of the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge. There may be some give on the part of the federal agency in the latest draft of the memorandum of understanding (MOU). Scott Kahan, regional chief of the National Wildlife Refuge S...

Orca Pod Spotted Off Chatham

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – A video taken by a group of tuna fishermen about a dozen miles east of Chatham shows a pod of orcas swimming alongside the boat. It's the second sighting of a killer whale off the town's coast this summer. The video was shot by Alex Wyckoff aboard the Fish Box out of Pleasant Bay on Tuesday. At least four orcas, females and juveniles, can be seen in the waters around the boat and swam along the boat ...

WEST HARWICH — There is restoration activity taking place at the former Bishop's Terrace restaurant on Route 28 here. The activity has raised some eyebrows because the historic structure has sat vacant for more than three years. The work is reportedly being done to get the structure ready to be sold. The building, which according to tax records dates from 1778, was built by Job Chase, who owned the land fro...

Harwich Chamber Plans Fireworks On Bridge Dedication Day

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — On the Saturday of Columbus Day, the Route 124 bridge over Route 6 will be dedicated to a fallen World War II hero. Bridges for the Fallen is working with the chamber of commerce to make it a day-long event, including evening firework. Gov. Charles Baker signed special legislation in June designating the bridge United States Navy Lieutenant Junior Grade Ralph Wallace Burns Bridge. The legislation was...

Manatee At Home In Harwich Harbors

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — A semi-tropical herbivore has been hanging out in Saquatucket Harbor. The last time a manatee was spotted in local waters was 2008 when a resident of Round Cove thought someone threw a piece of carpet into the water and then a nose rose to the surface. Deputy Harbormaster Bill Neiser said on Tuesday there was a report Sunday of someone seeing a manatee in Saquatucket Harbor. The first thought was ...

Though the sun, sand, and sea might beg to differ, it will soon be back to school time in Chatham and Harwich, with Monomoy, Cape Tech, and the Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School all set to open their doors on Sept. 6.   Monomoy Regional School District Monomoy students will don their math hats this year with Math in Focus, which follows the Singapore Math framework, a method that aims for concept mast...

Hawksnest Land Purchase Nixed

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The real estate and open space committee has recommended selectmen not pursue the acquisition of the 24.6-acre Judah Eldridge parcel adjacent to Hawksnest State Park in the Six Ponds District of East Harwich. Town officials had previously sought to acquire and use this parcel as a wastewater recharge site, but voters rejected that plan. The committee voted to table further consideration of the proper...