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Malcolm Prince Root

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Malcolm Prince Root             Malcolm Prince Root passed away peacefully at home in Chatham, on June 28 with his wife Betty and daughter Lisa by his side.            Malcolm and Betty (Elizabeth S. Root) recently celebrated their 63 rd wedding anniversary, having met in Barrington, Rhode Island.  Survived by son Michael, daughters Lisa Moulton and Victoria Root, and granddaughters Melissa Moulton and ...

Thomas R.Timmins

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Thomas R.Timmins             Thomas R.Timmins of Bellingham and formerly of Chatham and Belmont passed away on June 15, 2018 at the age of 59 after a two year battle with cancer.             Tom was the son of the late Joan R. Timmins. He leaves his father, Norb Timmins and his step mother Anne M. Timmins of Chatham. Tom leaves his sisters Christine Poulter (John) of Milford, N.H. his twin sister Julie Dalr...

Joe Catandella

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  Joe Catandella                 Koloa, Kauai, Hawaii - The sun has set on this most beautiful place, and a truly beloved individual has passed from his earthly life on March 17, 2018. .                Joe Catandella, of Chatham, Massachusetts, formerly of Newington, Connecticut, and North Woodmere, New York passed away while on a happy, long anticipated vacation to Kauai.              ...

Joan Marie Williams

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Joan Marie Williams August 21, 1934 – July 9, 2018             Joan M. (Logan) Williams of Chatham passed away peacefully on Monday, July 9, 2018 at the age of 83.  She was the wife of the late Addis D. Williams.  She was the daughter of the late John and Mary (McCusker) of Brookline and the loving and caring mother of MaryAnn Williams of Italy, John and his wife Cindy Williams of Harwich, Daniel Williams o...

CHATHAM – With the town surrounded by some 60-plus miles of shoreline and dotted with many freshwater ponds and inland wetlands, the conservation department is busy. The conservation commission meets weekly and last year held more than 300 hearings and project reviews. The workload is a reflection of both the push to develop more marginal properties and the understanding that protecting the environment is protect...

CHATHAM – The board of selectmen has rejected pursuing private property for a new senior center. At an executive session July 2, the board declined two proposals from private property owners that were the result of a request for proposals the town put out for privately owned parcels that might be suitable for a new council on aging facility, according to a statement. “Out of fiscal prudence, the board decid...

CHATHAM – The controversy over the western boundary of the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge is a complicated issue, and the way the story has been portrayed in the media – that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service took over some 4,000 acres of water and submerged land west of the island in 2016 – isn't the way the agency sees things. “That is false,” Refuge Manager Matthew Hillman said of the spin the town and s...

CHATHAM — In a ruling last week, a state appeals court panel decided that a lawsuit filed by a woman who was seriously hurt in a skydiving landing at Chatham Municipal Airport in 2012 could proceed. The justices overturned a lower court ruling that the lengthy liability waiver signed by jumper Tricia Cahalane had indemnified Skydive Cape Cod and the other defendants in the case. In their July 3 ruling, Justi...

Slow Start For Downtown Paid Parking Experiment

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — If they’d rather not shark around for an available free parking space, visitors to downtown Chatham have a new option: the lot at 365 Main St., the former Eldredge Garage property. Under a newly signed contract, Chatham Valet, Inc., is operating the site as a paid parking lot, sharing the revenue with the town. While Chatham property owners can park for free, all others pay $15 per day for all-day ...

CHATHAM - Each year, it seems that there are more protected piping plovers nesting on area beaches than the year before. Ospreys, once on the brink of extinction, can be seen everywhere. And don't even start with seals, which can be found by the tens of thousands on Monomoy but are protected by federal law. If you’ve ever wondered why, you’re not alone.   Piping plovers Given the number of times they s...

Cape Verdean Festival Gets Underway On Saturday

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The second annual Harwich Cape Verdean Festival will enliven Brooks Park on Saturday. The festival showcases Cape Verdean culture and contributions to the community from residents who have come from the 10-island archipelago located 380 miles off the west coast of Africa. Last year's festival was considered a great success. The day-long event included performances by Cape Verdean International singer...

Selectmen Support Green Vehicle Policy But Stall Purchase

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — In an effort to implement the Green Communities program approved by town meeting in May, selectmen approved the initial reading of a fuel efficiency vehicle replacement policy Monday, but stalled when the administration sought to put the first vehicle on the road. Town meeting adopted the Stretch Energy Code and put in place a bylaw for large scale ground mounted photovoltaic arrays in May, said Town...

Plover Chicks Have Taken Flight At Red River Beach

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The piping plover chicks nesting on the east end of Red River Beach have fledged, and the town will soon remove concrete barriers placed across a section of the parking lot to protect the state and federally protected species. “I have some fantastic news to share,” Rebeca Linhart of the Massachusetts Audubon Society informed Conservation Administrator Amy Usowski on July Fourth. “When visiting Red Ri...

Selectmen To Appoint Task Force To Study Parking Issues

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The town will not be moving forward with developing additional parking at the Schoolhouse parking lot this summer, but town officials are considering a number of short and long-term approaches to address parking in Harwich Port. Those include encouraging people to park in satellite parking lots such as the former fire station on Bank Street and the cultural center on Sisson Road – with possible shutt...

HARWICH – Whitehouse Field is a familiar place for Sean Gould. He’s been there as a bat boy for the Harwich Mariners, and crouched behind the plate as the catcher for the Monomoy boys varsity baseball team. But this summer the soon-to-be junior has a special gig at the ballpark: bullpen catcher for the home team. Gould started playing baseball when he was just a toddler in his Harwich backyard, developing an i...

CHATHAM – The Harwich Mariners gave it a good effort against the Chatham Anglers last Saturday night, but errors on the part of the visitors and a five-run fourth inning from the home team propelled the A's to a 9-6 victory. The Anglers put the first run of the game on the scoreboard in the second, hoping to set a tone early when Kyle McCann came home on a sac fly from Blake Sabol. Though they'd led off with a...