There are plenty of good reasons to safeguard against tick bites, which can transmit babesiosis, anaplasmosis, tularemia, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and, most commonly, Lyme disease. Researchers have now added another rare but potentially deadly disease to the list of tick-borne illnesses possible on Cape Cod. Deer ticks infected with the Powassan virus were recently found at various sites around Cape Cod...
By: Terri Adamsons
“The late Chatham historian Joseph Nickerson talks about the Stallknecht murals at the Chatham Historical Society’s Mural Barn in 1983.”
CHATHAM-Elaine H. White, 85, of Chatham passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, July 13, 2016. Born on March 5, 1931. She was the daughter of the late Phyllis Margaret Hunt and Charles William Robie. Elaine was a home maker. She enjoyed her birdies, baking goodies, riding her bicycle, gardening, being outdoors, vacation cruises, and family Christmas’s. She was a feisty, energeti...
Lynne Sherburne Gagliano, 48, passed away from a sudden illness on June 27, 2016 in Richmond, Surrey, England with family by her side. A memorial service was held on July 7, 2016 at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Richmond. Mrs. Gagliano was born May 6, 1968 in Columbus, Ohio to Janet and Joseph Gagliano. She spent most of her childhood in Westborough, attended Westborough High School and gradua...
Jody Ann Allen, 57, of Harwich passed away at home on July 13 th , surrounded by her loving family after a short battle with cancer. Born in Barnstable in 1958 and raised in Chatham, she was a true cape codder. She was the daughter of Joseph and Priscilla Rushnak. She graduated from Chatham High in 1976. She ran her own catering company, fueled by her passion for cooking and her spicy drive fo...
Floy D. Eilers (born Rowland) of North Chatham died on Sunday, July 24, 2016 following a struggle with bone cancer. She was the wife of the late Dan L. Eilers of Edwardsville, Ill., where the couple lived and raised their daughters Dana D. Eilers and Franca V. Eilers. Mrs. Eilers was the daughter of Dr. Floyd Rowland and his wife Audra Liska Rowland. Floy and her husband retired to ...
HARWICHPORT - Arthur Francis “Pete” Watson, 83, loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, in-law and out-law, as well as friend to many, passed peacefully at the McCarthy Care Center in Sandwich, on July 23, 2016, surrounded by family. Pete had been recently diagnosed with advanced acute myeloid leukemia. Pete ...
By: William F. Galvin
HARWICH — Municipal services were on the blink on Tuesday as town hall and the Albro House were evacuated when a maintenance accident severed a gas line. Brooks Free Library was also closed when a lighting inverter failed leaving the facility in the dark. For the second time in less than a year Brooks Library was closed to the public because of a faulty insulated-gate bipolar transistor which controls lighting...
By: Alan Pollock
CHATHAM — On the advice of business leaders and others, the board of selectmen is revisiting its decision to turn down the possible purchase of the Eldredge Garage property. A series of speakers argued that the land at 365 Main St. represents the last good opportunity to create additional public parking in downtown Chatham. In their public meeting Tuesday, selectmen voted unanimously to reconsider the purcha...
CHATHAM – For the first time, researchers Monday documented a great white shark in Pleasant Bay, much to the surprise of a family who saw the 14-foot predator pass within a few feet of their boat. The Whaler was moored just inside the cut between North Beach and North Beach Island when the shark swam by about eight feet off the beach. The 17-foot boat was “just a little big bigger than the shark,” observed Met...
CHATHAM – Town officials will be reviewing plans to renovate and upgrade facilities at Old Mill Boatyard after bids for the project came in over budget. The low bid for the work was $1,694,950, according to Coastal Resources Director Ted Keon. The cost of the project had been estimated at about $1.55 million. “We obviously have to review where we go from here,” said Keon. Last week, Lt. Governor Karyn Po...
CHATHAM – When local shellfishermen wanted help setting up a meeting with officials from the state division of marine fisheries to discuss changes in regulations governing quahog size, they turned to an unlikely source: The Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen's Alliance. Until fairly recently, few would have made a connection between the Alliance and shellfish. Last year, however, the West Chatham-based organization...
By: Alan Pollock Location: Chatham Marconi Maritime Center
CHATHAMPORT — For decades, wireless station WCC sent critical information to ships around the globe, 365 days a year, around the clock. Many of those messages were repeated many times, often serving as a kind of homing beacon for mariners from faraway Chatham. When live traffic wasn't being transmitted, the wireless operators used an ingenious mechanical device known as a Creed keyer to repeatedly send strin...
By: Debra Lawless
Chatham summer resident Lisa Brown’s captivating “The Airport Book” (Roaring Brook Press, 2016), is a handsome, large format picture book about a family of four that goes on a trip. And the more time you spend with book's beautiful illustrations, the more they give you. One airplane’s pilot is a woman—a great message for very young girls. And then there are mysteries. What’s in the weirdly-shaped package wrapp...
CHATHAM — Harbormaster Stuart Smith was not showing preferential treatment when he allowed his brother's boat mooring in Ryder's Cove to be used by Selectman Seth Taylor. That's the opinion of Town Counsel Douglas Louison, who investigated the matter at the request of resident George Myers. Louison said Smith was following established practice last May in issuing the third party permit to Taylor, allowing...
By: Kat Szmit
HARWICH ─ There are plenty of sharks in the waters off Cape Cod, and then there's the one on Jay Hannon's front lawn. No, it's not real, but it has had many passers-by slowing down for a second look, which suits Hannon just fine. “He loves the attention,” said his wife, Michele. The shark's name is Bruce, based both on the character in “Finding Nemo” and the legendary mechanical beast in “Jaws,” and he's ...