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Fire At Comcast Interrupts TV, Internet Service

By: Ed Maroney

ORLEANS — A smoky fire in an electrical panel at Comcast's facility on Locust Road Wednesday, Jan. 4 led to a temporary service shutdown on the Lower Cape. Deputy Chief Geof Deering said the department got the call from Comcast employees at 5:22 p.m. The building was evacuated as firefighters wearing breathing apparatus searched the basement for the fire. One Comcast employee was evaluated for smoke inhalation...

John J. Schumacher

By: Contributed

John J. Schumacher, 76 years old, of Chatham and Naples Fla., died on Tuesday December 27 th at Cape Cod Hospital after suffering a heart attack at his home.                Born in Boston, the 2 nd son of August and Mary Schumacher, John was the beloved husband of Judith Blake Schumacher for 49 years.  John was also the devoted father of Michael and his wife Gayle of Sherborn, Jennifer Harper and her husb...

Margaret Dexter Towne

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Margaret Dexter Towne      South Hadley-Margaret Dexter Towne passed away at her home in South Hadley on Dec. 22, 2016 at age 76 under the care of her family and Cooley Dickinson VNA Hospice after a months long battle with cancer.      She lived her life completely by nurturing her children, caring for her husband for over 50 years and was at her happiest during shared conversations with friends during and ...

Janice Lee Wilson

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Janice Lee Wilson               Janice Lee Wilson, 77, passed away unexpectedly on December 15, 2016 at Brookdale Spruce Wood in Durham, N. H.               Born in Cedar Falls, Iowa, she was the daughter of Ralph W. and Helen (Bayne) Deppe.  For 23 years she lived in Durham, and 15 years in Madbury before moving to Newmarket in 2004.               Janice graduated from the University of New H...

Joseph A. Ryan

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Harwich – Joseph A. Ryan, 90 died Friday, December 23.  He is survived by his wife of 60-years Pauline, his children Kevin, Sean and Justine; and grandchildren Meghan, Patrick, Anna and Colin.               Mr. Ryan is a graduate of Boston College and a WWII Navy Veteran.  He brought classical music to the Cape Cod airwaves by founding, owning, and operating the award winning classical music station WFCC-FM...

Don Marino

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Brewster - Don Marino #403 Brewster On December 18th, 2016 we lost an amazing person to a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Don Marino, aka “stubborn Guinea” (self-proclaimed), grew up in Framingham, Massachusetts and moved to Cape Cod in the late 70's to work at his parent’s restaurant Laurinos. He went on to work in the restaurant business for many years until he started his own painting company in whic...

The Big Dig: Shoveling Out From The First Big Snow Of 2017

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

When dawn broke Sunday, Lower Cape residents were greeted by about a foot of snow.  Official measurements were still being made, and the region was still expecting an additional inch of two of snow from ocean-effect squalls throughout the day.  Those who ventured out to shovel were greeted by bitterly cold temperatures. Read more, and see updated information and cancellations on our Storm Center page . ...

CHATHAM – The Avis Chase cottages in the Old Village, vacant for the past two seasons, may once again host visitors from Philadelphia this summer. In a decision handed down last month, the Massachusetts Appeals Court reversed a Barnstable Superior Court decision awarding the three properties to the Young Women's Christian Association of Boston. The Boston organization had sued the Young Women's Christian Assoc...

Iconic Shorefront Windmill To Be Moved

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – An iconic windmill that's been a landmark along the town's eastern shoreline for nearly 90 years will be preserved, although in a new location. The process is underway to move the windmill at 66 Briggs Way, constructed as a summer cottage in about 1930, onto neighboring property owned by the grand niece of Herbert Briggs, the man who built the windmill cottage and two other homes in the area. The ...

CHATHAM – On Jan. 2, 1987, Cape Cod was engulfed in a fierce northeaster. Winds gusted to 68 miles per hour, driving an eight- to 12-foot storm surge, adding to tides already unusually high due to a full moon and a rare celestial alignment called syzygy. When the afternoon high tides sent waves crashing over a narrow section of North Beach opposite Chatham Light, few anticipated that the impact of the “breakth...

CHATHAM – A proposal to require that all letters sent to boards, committees and commissions be read out loud at public hearings was rejected by the board of selectmen last week. The board declined to include a general bylaw amendment regarding the reading of correspondence at public hearings on the warrant of the Jan. 23 special town meeting. A majority of board members felt the bylaw impinged on the rights of...

New School Building Proposed For Cape Cod Tech

By: Kat Szmit

PLEASANT LAKE ─ The Cape Cod Tech school building committee has voted, and their decision has Superintendent Bob Sanborn cautiously excited. On Nov. 30, after debating a number of possibilities regarding the aging Pleasant Lake facility, the committee voted unanimously to pursue a new building, with a current cost estimate of $143 million. The decision came when it was learned that the difference in cost ...

For HPD's Donna Tavano, Retirement Is A New Chapter

By: Alan Pollock

HARWICH — Having served 23 years with the Harwich Police Department, Donna Idman Tavano has an admission to make. As much as she loved her job, her coworkers and the citizens she served, work was getting in the way of her other interests. So with as little fanfare as possible, she retired from the department late last month. Over the years, Tavano served as a special officer, a dispatcher, a records clerk an...