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Letters To The Editor

By: Tim Wood

Questions Selectman's Independence  Editor: When Selectman Love was a candidate she assured us that her maximum efforts would focus upon bringing more unity to the board. Her first vote was a negative one causing a 3-2 division in the election for  chairman, thus confirming the widespread opinion that when elected she would serve as a puppet for the board’s maverick, Seth Taylor. Charles U. Daly Chatham ...

Worth Every Penny

By: Tim Wood

There is almost universal agreement that the Chatham Fire and Rescue Department is top notch, about as skilled and professional as they come. For many years that was the case despite the department operating out of substandard facilities that failed to meet health and safety codes, provided little opportunity for on-site training and or expansion for new, modern equipment. All that changes this week. Depot ...

Happy Days

By: John Whelan

Happy days are here again The skies above are clear again So, let’s sing a song of cheer again Happy days are here again. Jack Ager wrote this song way back in 1929, with lyrics by Jack Yellen. Franklin Roosevelt used it in his political campaigns, but we are not being political here. “Happy Days” are here again because very shortly the patient people of Chatham will have survived the closing of not o...

Dorothy Margaret Kishibay

By: Larson Funeral Home

DOROTHY MARGARET KISHIBAY artist, lecturer, demonstrator, art juror, wife, mother and creative spirit went home to Jesus on Sunday, May 15, 2016. She is predeceased by her husband, Charles O. Kishibay, Professor Emeritus of Engineering Education at the University of Bridgeport. Born in 1924 in Bridgeport, Conn. to George and Veronica DeMirjian (Kaysalian) she attended both Hall Elementary School and Harding High ...

Claire T. King

By: Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home

EAST PROVIDENCE - "Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without." - Confucius.  It was clear to anyone who knew Claire Tracy King of East Providence (formerly of West Yarmouth and Chatham) that music brought her immense pleasure that was a joy to witness.  Claire passed away peacefully at age 90 on Mother's Day, May 8, 2016, surrounded by family and the music she loved.  She was predecea...

Audrey I. Colucci

By: Contributed

Audrey I. Colucci, born in the Bronx, N.Y., widow of Joseph A. Colucci, died Sunday May 15, 2016. Audrey raised her family of five boys in Pleasantville, N.Y. and Chatham. She is survived by her five boys and many grandchildren and her memories and legacy she built will live on with all who knew and loved her.

Understanding Concussions

By: Kat Szmit

Part I: Taking It On The Chin - Sidelined by Concussion , Athlete Urges Awareness Nick Delande will never forget Sept. 28, 2015. That was the day the Monomoy High School student athlete suffered an injury during a soccer game that not only left him with a broken jaw, but also a concussion so severe it sent him into a months-long ordeal that ultimately forced Nick to withdraw from school during his senior y...

Songs Shine In Johnny Cash Bio 'Ring Of Fire'

By: Amy Tagliaferri

Johnny Cash's life was one of recovery, a bit of fame too soon, then fame transformed, all with a gripping love story. Richard Maltby, Jr. who created the Tony Award-winning "Ain't Misbehavin'," also created "Ring of Fire," a tale of the charismatic singer told only through his music. The Cape Cod Theatre Company's producing artistic director Nina Schuessler saw an opportunity to bring the production to the W...

Back during the winter of 2011, Dave Libby, a retired restaurateur, was sitting at his desk when he got a life-changing phone call. On the line was a Cape Cod commercial real estate agent who was sitting in the parking lot of a business he had just listed. He thought the business might interest Libby. The business was Cape Fishermen's Supply. When he got off the phone, Libby turned to his wife Caroline, a...

Louis H. Pells, 92

By: Nickerson Funeral Home

Louis H. Pells, aged 92, of East Harwich, died on the morning of May 9, 2016. A lifelong musician, WWII veteran, Radio and Media Executive, husband, beloved father, grandfather and great grandfather, Lou leaves behind many friends, acquaintances, and family throughout his career of providing for and entertaining all those around him. Born in Rhinebeck, N.Y., in 1924 and attending Rhinebeck Public Schools like his...

Franklin Roosevelt Yeager

By: Nickerson Funeral Home

CHATHAM -- Franklin Roosevelt Yeager passed away in the company of his daughter Lisa Mitten at Liberty Commons, Chatham, on 1 May 2016. Frank had been convalescing at Liberty Commons since early December 2015 following a fall in his home in West Chatham. He was 82, and had struggled with Parkinson’s Disease since 2010. Frank was born in 1934 in Pitcairn, Pa., the youngest of three children of Robert Yeager and Ed...

The fourth Cape Cod Women's Music Festival is coming this Saturday, May 21, at 7 pm to the Cape Playhouse in Dennis. The festival, founded in 2012 by Harwich musician Sarah Swain, welcomes a fantastic lineup of (almost exclusively) female musicians to the stage, all to benefit the Cape Wellness Collaborative. "Music on its own is such a powerful and healing force for everyone," says Swain. "It just feels ...

HARWICH ─ With winds whipping across the courts at Brooks Park, the Monomoy girls tennis team hosted Cohasset on Monday, battling fiercely but ultimately falling 4-1 in just their third loss of the season. "It was a tough match," said head coach Bill Burke. "We were down a second singles player, but I think we had other players step up. We had some very close matches." Burke was speaking about senior capt...

HARWICH ─ One look around the athletic stadium at Monomoy Regional High School and it's clear this is a cool place. But something has been missing, and now school district administrators, along with Monomoy Athletic Director Brendan Case, want to change that. On Friday a special fundraising event will be held at the field to raise money so the concession stand can finally be built. "We're trying to rally ...

HARWICH - The closing of the Dino's Harwich Port Grille, a local breakfast mainstay, has left a hole in the center of the village. For close to 50 years, residents were drawn to the breakfast eatery to debate politics and discuss local goings on. But the tradition came to end a couple of weeks ago when Constantine "Dino" Kossifos closed the door after 14 years of serving eggs and home fries seven days a w...