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Margaret "Maggie" M. Young

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Margaret "Maggie" M. Young, 80               Maggie Young of Chatham passed away peacefully on March 3, 2017. She was born on April 19, 1936 in North Conway, N.H. to Gordon and Mildred Melbye and was the wife of the late Carroll W. Young.             She was predeceased by two sons, Carroll Jr. and Joel Young, as well as brothers Jeff, David and Charlie, sister Patricia and twin sister Margery.       ...

Virginia Machie

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    Virginia Machie died in her home at 88 on March 1, 2017.               "Unexpected and pleasurable" is how she recently described her life.               A daughter of "the world’s best clams" clam shack restauranteurs in Hampton, N.H. she was a true New Englander. She met her husband, William, while she attended B.U., where she got a degree in merchandising. After marrying, they lived in Ca...

Annette Nicole Brown

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Annette Nicole Brown             After a courageous 21-month battle with cancer, Annette Nicole Brown found peace on March 3, 2017 surrounded by her family. Devoted wife to husband, Peter and loving mother to Emily and Andrew, she touched many lives.             Annette was born in Southington, Conn. and graduated from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor’s degree in languages. She excelled as a me...

Joan B. Hodge

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  Joan B. Hodge CHATHAM – Joan B. Hodge of Chatham died peacefully at Beth Israel Hospital in Plymouth on March 6, 2017. Joan, 72, was born in Hartford, Conn., the daughter of Florence and John W. Brereton. Joan was a 1966 graduate of the University of Connecticut and is survived by her husband Norman Hodge, III who she met when while working on the campus radio station WHUS. Joan is also survived by her br...

Senior Times: Gail Harding: Girl Power Mentor Extraordinaire

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

Retired teacher Gail Harding of Harwich is far from finished with an aspect of her working life which she still holds dear: working with young girls and helping to strengthen and empower them mentally, emotionally and physically. Through her role as a mentor in the after-school program Girl Power, held weekly for six weeks at the Harwich Community Center, Harding enjoys working with third and fourth grade girl...

ORLEANS — The energetic ball of fluff called Mia is a companion dog. As she scampered around inside the Old Firehouse last week greeting other dogs and their people, her trainer looked on with admiration. “She owns everywhere she goes,” said Gina Hayes, president of Just Dogs Training. Mia is the latest in a long of animals trained by Hayes, including the beloved companion dog at Nauset Regional Middle Sc...

Revenue Researchers Engage Citizens At Forum

By: Alan Pollock

ORLEANS — About 50 people came to the senior center March 1 to find out more about the revenue committee's proposals to pay for town operations such as the beaches and the transfer station out of their own dedicated income streams. At the Orleans Citizens Forum event, committee member Paul Kelleher presented research that showed, compared to equal Cape communities, the town has the highest percentage of prop...

HYANNIS/HARWICH ─ Two games, two opponents, and 116 total points later, the Monomoy boys varsity basketball team has made its way to the MIAA Div. 4 South semifinals, thanks to big wins against Sturgis East in the first round and Southeastern Regional in the quarterfinals. The noise was nothing short of deafening in the gym of the Hyannis Youth and Community Center last Thursday when the No. 9 Sharks faced t...

Donald J. Betz Sr.

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Donald J. Betz Sr.   MOUNT CARMEL, Pa. — Donald J. Betz Sr., 95, of 210 S. Vine St., passed away Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, at his home.             He was born Jan. 14, 1922, in Locust Gap, a son of the late Christine Betz.             He was a 1939 graduate of Mount Carmel Township High School. He served in the U.S.  Army  during  World War II  as a staff sergeant ...

CHATHAM – “Things have changed quite dramatically recently.” That was how Dr. Robert Duncanson, the town's natural resources department director, described the recent impact of storms on South Beach to the board of selectmen last week. The beach is “very narrow” and there were multiple overwashes of its southern section, he said. An area just south of Lighthouse Beach is very narrow and could break through....

CHATHAM – Deanna Ruffer, the town's director of community development since 2012, has resigned effective March 10. Ruffer said she has taken a part-time position as planner in the town of Truro. “This is an opportunity that allows me to reduce my professional responsibilities at a time in my life that I feel it is very beneficial and attractive to do so,” she said Monday. Ruffer is the second top officia...

CHATHAM – Just by walking along the shore, it's clear how much plastic washes onto the beach from the ocean. Every year, the observation is confirmed by beach cleanups, which consistently collect more plastic than any other item. It's not just a local problem; it's worldwide, as the makers of the documentary “A Plastic Ocean” discovered. “It's ubiquitous, and it shouldn't be,” said Jo Ruxton, the film's ...

Shark Numbers Keep Climbing

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – Researchers can't yet conclusively say how many great white sharks are in Cape waters during peak periods from August through October, but one thing is clear: Chatham and Orleans are the hot spots. In 2016, acoustic buoys off Chatham and Orleans had the most detections of any of the receivers deployed from Marshfield to Nantucket Sound. Similar results were seen in previous years. “Orleans and Cha...

CHATHAM – The town's extensive shoreline, and the public facilities which allow people to access the waterfront, are among Chatham's greatest assets. For many, it's why they vacation or buy property here. For others, it's where they make their living. It's a major economic driver, and enhancing and protecting those facilities has long been a top priority of town government. Over the next five years, officials ...