HARWICH — Robert Widegren, who served on the board of selectmen and the planning board, along with many civic organizations, has died at the age of 87. The board of selectmen held a moment of silence in Mr. Widegren's honor Monday. Mr. Widegren came to Cape Cod in 1972, continuing his career with New England Telephone, later known as NYNEX. But he's best known for his contributions to town government and ...
By: Kat Szmit
DENNIS ─ It's been a season of growth for the Cape Cod Furies, who showed off their improved skills in a hard-fought, well-played 1-1 tie against the Dennis-Yarmouth Dolphins on Friday, a game that demonstrated how far the Furies have come since the start of the 2016-2017 season. “It was exciting,” said head coach Scott Rebello. “For me, watching what's been going on here, things are starting to evolve. We'r...
By: Kat Szmit
HYANNIS ─ It's not every day that nearly every member of a varsity basketball team gets a chance to play, but when it happens it's pretty cool, as the Monomoy girls varsity squad learned Monday night in their 44-14 victory against Sturgis West. When it was clear the visiting Sharks held an unshakable lead over their hosts, head coach Pete Richer capitalized on the opportunity to give each of his players some...
Chatham baseball fans planning future trips to Cooperstown will want to be on the lookout for a new team member in the storied Hall of Fame. Jeff Bagwell, who played for the A's back in the late 1980s, was elected to the Hall of Fame last week. Bagwell, a Boston native, played for the then Athletics (now the Chatham Anglers) in 1987 and 1988 before being drafted by the Boston Red Sox in 1989. In 1990 he was tr...
By: Elizabeth Van Wye
The holidays are over, the sounds of First Night have faded and it’s early January in Chatham. While some may think of heading south, several dozen members of the Friends of Monomoy Theatre are heading northeast to London. For 30 years the group has sponsored a biennial London theater trip in January, and with the exchange rate suddenly very favorable, there’s another great reason to go this year. In spite of ...
By: John Whelan
“There’s a party going on right here A celebration to last throughout the years So bring your good times, and your laughter, too We gonna celebrate your party with you Come on now Celebration Let’s all celebrate and have a good time Celebration We gonna celebrate and have a good time.” Kool and the Gang recorded their anthem to good times in late 1980 and it reached number one on t...
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From our somewhat isolated enclave here at the Cape's elbow, we've watched the way the new administration of President Donald Trump's relationship with the national media has gone from bad to worse. Even after just a few days in office, it's clear that the new president has brought with him a new paradigm not only in the way he conducts the nation's business, but also how he communicates with the public and the p...
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ARL To The Rescue Editor: Our thanks to the Animal Rescue League of Boston in Brewster for answering our call to help a young speckle-feathered seagull who sat for hours in a pouring rain across from our home. The bird appeared healthy and alert with a wondering look of "who will save me from becoming a coyote's midnight treat?" The competent technician noted a damaged leg and drove our feathered friend to ...
Warren G. Sprague Warren G. Sprague, 89, of Chatham died at Cape Cod Hospital on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 after a brief illness. Born in South Haven, Michigan, the only son of Walter and Elva Sprague, Warren was the beloved husband of former State Senator Jo Ann Sprague for 64 years. Warren was also the devoted father of Stephen and his wife Joanne of...
Robert H. Norman 1927-2017 CHATHAM- Robert H. Norman, loving husband and father, passed peacefully at home into the Kingdom at 89 years old. He was born in New York and completed his high school senior year after serving in WWII as a gunner on the Alabama. He graduated from Oklahoma A&M and obtained his Masters at Columbia University. Bob was in the Naval...
Helene Trupp Wilson Helene Trupp Wilson beloved mother, sister, and friend, of Chatham and Carlisle, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on the morning of January 5, 2017. She enjoyed the Christmas season, her favorite time of year, with many friends and family and greeted the new year with her usual optimism and good cheer. Helene was born to Clara and H...
Bonnie F. Bruneau 1951-2017 Monson, MA - Bonnie F. (Lemon) Bruneau (formerly, Bonnie F. Trant) 65, died Wednesday, January 11, 2017, surrounded by her family following an extended, courageous battle with ovarian cancer. Bonnie was born in Palmer, January 23, 1951. She grew up in Monson, attended Monson High School and later graduated from Cosmetology School. Bonnie lived most of...
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Chatham Elementary School A Bullying and Cyber Communication Awareness presentation for parents will be held on Feb. 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the school. The presentation will include the following topics: gateway behaviors to bullying; understanding digital communications; keeping your children safe online; your child’s digital footprint; privacy settings; social media sites; crossing the criminal line; who’s look...
By: Ed Maroney
ORLEANS — Town Administrator John Kelly's recommended operating budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1 includes the maximum 2.5 percent increase allowed by state law. “We're at a crossroads,” Kelly told the board of selectmen Jan. 18. “There is nothing left in the operating budget that we can reduce to maintain 2½ unless we reduce staff. At the end of the day, we will have to talk about what services we...
By: Tim Wood
CHATHAM – Although the chief reason most voters at Monday night's special town backed the purchase of the Eldredge Garage property was to expand downtown parking, the land could be put to a number of other uses, according to town officials. Open space, public rest rooms, and even workforce housing are among the possible uses for the 1.4 acre site. Selectmen will have the ultimate authority to decide the use, a...
Hertha R. Smith, 76, of Chatham passed away peacefully on January 15th surrounded by her family. Born in Queens, N.Y. in 1940 to the late Erna and Paul Fischer. While vacationing at Montgomery Lake in Eldred, N.Y. she met James A. Smith, her future husband of more than 58 years, when she was 9 years old and he 13. They continued to visit together during these childhood summer vacations...