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John MacIver MD

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John MacIver MD November 18, 1923 – June 8, 2016                 John MacIver, MD, aged 92, died of pulmonary fibrosis on June 8 at Broad Reach Rehabilitation Center in North Chatham.                 Dr. MacIver was born in Irvine, Scotland in 1923 and emigrated, the youngest of four children, with his family in 1927, and grew up in Dorchester.                 Dr. MacIver attended Boston Latin Schoo...

Marguerite “Peg” Falconer

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            CHATHAM- Marguerite “Peg” Falconer passed away peacefully from natural causes in the arms of her loving daughter on July 8, three days after her 97 th birthday.   She died the way she lived with grace and surrounded by love. Elegant.  Kind.  Gracious.  Words one hears again and again when you mention the name Peg Falconer.             Born in Quincy in 1919, to the late Edward and Margaret Walsh, ...

CHATHAM – Setting its western boundary at mean low water could cut the area of the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge in half, a refuge official said, as well as remove existing protections for horseshoe crabs. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has “strong concerns” about any change in the western boundary, said Libby Herland, project manager at the Eastern Massachusetts Wildlife Complex, which includes the Mon...

CHATHAM — Marguerite “Peg” Falconer, who for six decades blazed trails as an impressionist painter, is being remembered by friends and fellow artists as a generous, genuine person. Mrs. Falconer died on Friday at the age of 97, leaving behind an impressive body of work that will surely surge in value, and an equally impressive number of friends and colleagues who remember her fondly. “I was privileged to be...

Once A Lifeguard, Always A Lifeguard

By: Kat Szmit

CHATHAM ─ In 1966, Chatham was a somewhat different place than it is today. The cost of gas was roughly 35 cents a gallon, and a new house might set you back about $25,000. But one thing that hasn't changed, according to Mark Sullivan, is the importance of lifeguards at area beaches. He ought to know, since he manned the chair at Harding's Beach in 1966 and '67. This week he returned to the sand to celebrate...

Kids Learn Valuable Lessons In Old Village Food Drive

By: Elizabeth Kintz

CHATHAM – William James would approve. The American psychologist and philosopher once famously wrote that, “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” The 16 children who filled wagons with boxes of provisions as part of the fifth annual “Village Kids for Food Drive” wholeheartedly agree. “We’re out here really helping people,” says Andrew Dinnan, age 10. “Being part of that makes me feel great.” ...

A Tale Of Two Bridges

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — In the span of a few weeks, officials opened two new bridges in Chatham, one over the Mitchell River and the other crossing Muddy Creek. That's pretty big news for a town that, as of a few months ago, only had one automobile bridge. Both spans are winning high praise from the public, both received substantial outside funding, and both were completed on time. But that's where the similarities end. The...

CHATHAM – Beyond Main Street, just down the hill from the Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen's Alliance headquarters, a dozen men and women worked in the morning sun Tuesday to make the dreams of four families come true. Foundations for four Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod homes have been capped, and the volunteers were building retaining walls and preparing for a wall raising scheduled for next month. Next Tuesda...

Shark Bytes, July 7

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Staff

Shark Week In Review During last Wednesday's shark population study trip, Dr. Greg Skomal of the state division of marine fisheries sighted a number of great white sharks and tagged two. The two sharks were tagged July 6, a 14-footer a half mile off Coast Guard Beach in Eastham and a 15-foot animal one-half mile off the south inlet in Chatham's South Beach, not far from the Shark Cove area. The sharks bec...

CHATHAM – After 25 years in the energy industry, Jason Nye was too young to retire when he and his wife Kathy moved their family to Truro last fall. A “self-professed gym rat,” he found the perfect transition in the Chatham Health and Swim Club, which the couple purchased last month. “It's something I know and enjoy,” he said of the fitness business. When he met owner Carol Penfield, they not only hit it off b...

CHATHAM — State and federal officials last week trumpeted a new statewide plan that gives communities more control when it comes to managing populations of threatened piping plovers. But when it comes to access to Chatham's stretch of North (Nauset) Beach by off-road vehicles, experts say not much has changed. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife released ...

CHATHAM – In March 2014, a local resident suffered serious injuries in a fight during a basketball game at the community center. In reviewing the center's security after the fact, it was discovered that one of the video monitoring cameras in the gym had at some point been hit by a basketball and was out of focus. The incident “really pointed out some of the limitations of the older system we had,” Park Directo...

Route 6 Acceleration Lane Extensions Sought

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — With Massachusetts Department of Transportation's plan to have Route 6 through town paved this fall, town officials are seeking improvements at the Exit 10 interchange that would reduce back-ups and accident levels. Deficiencies in acceleration lane length have been cited as cause for traffic delays and excessive accident rates there. “All summer long there are traffic tie ups there,” Lincoln Hooper,...

Residents Want New Focus On West Harwich Chemical Plume

By: William F. Galvin

WEST HARWICH — Close to 20 years ago, town officials received a complaint from a woman living in the Pinewood Village Condominiums that she and her daughter were experiencing skin rashes when washing with the development's private well water. The state Department of Environmental Protection was called in to take samples, which showed high levels of five compounds related to dry cleaning and metal de-greasing t...

HARWICH — Life has its twists and turns, but the beat goes on. That's a lesson that Michael Dunford knows well. He joined the Harwich Town Band at the age of about 12 in 1975, and went on to a successful career as a banker, professional drummer and record exec. On Tuesday, he'll be back in the bandstand, where it all started. Following the lead of his mother, who had played in an all-girl drum and bugle cor...