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Janine E. Marjollet

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Janine E. Marjollet               CHATHAM – Janine E. Marjollet, 88, passed away peacefully at home on April 27, 2017.               Janine was born October 15, 1928 in Boston, the daughter of Leon and Leona (Balance) Marjollet. She was a graduate of Brookline High School and Simmons College.               Janine worked in the Advertising Department at WCRB in Waltham and at KYA Radio in San Fra...

Timothy L. Roper

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Timothy L. Roper                   Timothy Lee Roper of Chatham, Massachusetts passed away in his home in Chatham on February 19 th , 2017.  He was 65.                   The son of the late Eugene and Estelle Roper, Tim Roper was born in Oxford, Mississippi on September 9 th , 1951. Tim’s early childhood was spent in Memphis, middle years in Connecticut and high school in West Bloomfield, Mich. For ...

Francis J. “Franny” Lamoureux

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Francis J. “Franny” Lamoureux             Francis J. “Franny” Lamoureux, 70, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, April 22, 2017 in Chatham.              Born in Springfield son of the late Joseph and Katherine (Neuman) Lamoureux, he grew up in Springfield and lived in Southwick for many years before moving to Chatham.              Fran’s passion was his customers, co-workers and friends at Genden Auto...

Car Recovered From Bank Street Bog

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

HARWICH -- A crane was used to lift a BMW out of a cranberry bog off Bank Street after it left the road and plunged into a ditch running alongside the bog. The driver, who was not identified, was taken to Cape Cod Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to Deputy Fire Chief Dave LeBlanc.  The accident occurred at about 3:26 in the afternoon and kept a section of Bank Street closed for about two ...

Four-vehicle crash Closes Route 39

By: Alan Pollock

HARWICH — One person was reportedly hurt in a four-vehicle collision Wednesday afternoon. Shortly after 1 p.m., police and firefighters were called to the intersection of Route 39 and Depot Road, and found two damaged vehicles in the roadway and two more on the side of Route 39 near the roundabout at Queen Anne Road. One person was taken by ambulance to Cape Cod Hospital with unknown injuries. The driver's ...

Chatham Town Meeting Tonight

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – Discussions and compromises worked out over the past few months will likely avoid a number of potential controversies in next Monday's annual town meeting. That's not to say, however, that there won't be spirited discussion over some of the 40 articles on the warrant. Specifically, contention appears to be brewing over Article 38, which seeks approval for the selectmen to enter into an inter-municipa...

CHATHAM – The town's insurance won't cover damages being sought in a lawsuit by Skydive Cape Cod. In January, Skydive filed a lawsuit charging the town with breach of contract and civil rights violations for its failure to renew its contract to operate at Chatham Municipal Airport in 2013. The company is seeking $100,000 in damages. In an April 11 letter to the town, Stephen Hall, the attorney for Old Repub...

CHATHAM – A split school committee declined to send a letter to Monomoy Regional High School department heads apologizing for comments made at the group's March 23 meeting. The committee voted 3-2, with one member abstaining, not to send a letter apologizing for what the department heads, in a letter to the school committee, had said were violations of the committee's norms and protocols. The teachers said the...

In an unusual step, Monomoy school officials and local youth advocates are voicing concerns about “13 Reasons Why,” a series on Netflix that may be seen to romanticize teen suicide. Based on a 2007 young adult novel by Jay Asher, the video series follows a series of audio recordings a teen leaves behind for her classmates and peers explaining why she decided to kill herself. Last week, the Monomoy school distr...

Voters go to the polls on Thursday, May 11, to decide a two-person race for a single three-year term on the board of selectmen. Incumbent Seth Taylor and resident Shareen Davis have engaged in a lively campaign for the seat. In the lead-up to the election, we present profiles of the two candidates below, containing their responses to questions posed by The Chronicle. Running uncontested on the annual electi...

Parade Marshal Nominations Sought

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

CHATHAM – Nominations are open for grand marshal for this year's Independence Day parade. Year-round summer residents who have made a significant contribution to the community, according to parade committee chairman Brad Schiff. Nominations can be made by emailing the committee at chathamparade@gmail.com, or visit its website, chathamparade.com. Registration forms for the parade are also available on the...

CHATHAM — Selectmen joined a handful of other town boards Tuesday in endorsing a local entrepreneur's pilot project to grow sugar kelp, a kind of native seaweed that can be eaten, used in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, or converted into biofuel. Jamie Bassett told the board this week about his plans to grow the kelp in two test plots, one just inside the new break in Lighthouse Beach near Outermost Harbor,...

CHATHAM — Acknowledging that the town's water system could be stressed to its limits again this summer without more conservation, selectmen last week adopted a strict set of voluntary restrictions and new regulations that control nonessential water use. As of April 1, 2018, no new turf irrigation systems will be allowed to connect to the town water system if a suitable private well is available. Any existing...

HARWICH ─ When students in the Monomoy School District submitted their answers in the 2014 Youth Risk Survey, the results were disconcerting. Two years later, the most recent survey results show improvement, but also a need for parents and educators to remain vigilant. The survey, created in 1990, was first given to Monomoy students in 2014 with results showing then that district students regularly engaged i...

HARWICH — The Friends of the Council on Aging, Inc. will file a petition in Barnstable County Probate Court to redirect approximately $700,000 it has raised over more than 40 years for constructing a senior center to instead fund programs, counseling, facilities and education to benefit senior citizens in town. The petition is being filed in the form of a complaint with the state Attorney General's Office, whi...

HARWICH — The health department has issued a cease and desist on the wholesale food and piggery operations at Resilient Family Farm. The department is also seeking immediate compliance with best management practices for manure storage. The cease and desist order was issued to owner Barry Dino Viprino the day before the health department issued a report on a complaint about contaminated surface water in the cre...