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Victoria H. Doane

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Chatham—Victoria passed away at home on June 30, 2021. Born in 1921, she was the daughter of James and Eva Hoole of Bronxville, N.Y. She was a graduate of Maryville College, Tenn. A resident of Chatham, Victoria was predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Oscar W. Doane Jr. They lived in W. Yarmouth for 35 years in the colonial house they built in 1949; then moved to Chatham in 1985. Their generosity knew no boun...

Morgan Porteus

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 A memorial service celebrating the life of the late Morgan Porteus, XI Episcopal Bishop of Connecticut and longtime Cape Cod resident, will be held on Saturday, July 17, at 11 am at the Episcopal Chapel of St. James the Fisherman on Route 6 in Wellfleet.  Bishop Porteus was one of the founding clergy of the summer chapel.  Morgan died in December 2019 at age 102.  The pandemic necessitated this postponed memoria...

Nature Connection: Rock Of Ages

By: Mary Richmond

Like many others, I often seek solace in familiar places where I’ve enjoyed solitude and refreshment of my spirit, if not enlightenment. Recently I was checking out possible locations for my outdoor painting class in Brewster. It was quite early and the sun, which would bring miserable heat later in the day, was still low behind the trees. Landscaping crews were out in force, and I wasn’t able to access the ar...

Battered By Storm, Rower Is Safe

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — For French adventurer Guirec Soudée, it’s been a difficult couple weeks. Winds and currents have kept his ocean rowboat swirling in circles south of Newfoundland, wasting precious time and supplies. After finally reaching the Gulf Stream, he encountered an ocean storm whipping up 45-knot winds with 25-foot breaking waves. For three days, Soudée was out of contact with his support team. While his em...

Latest PFAS Numbers Down, Source Remains Unknown

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — The latest round of water tests show a decline in the concentration of PFAS contaminants in a public supply well off Training Field Road, but officials aren’t celebrating yet. “There’s more questions in these numbers than answers, unfortunately,” Chatham Health and Natural Resources Director Robert Duncanson said Tuesday. In April, town officials shut down a well off Training Field Road after PF...

CHATHAM — With evidence that microplastics are showing up in local waters, salt marshes and wildlife, the contamination from discarded plastic waste is clearly no laughing matter. But a new anti-littering campaign hopes to reach Cape visitors and residents with a light touch and a bit of humor. The posters, to be displayed in digital media, convenience stores and other public locales, are a cooperative proje...

CHATHAM – A few years ago, Graeme Milley was on Block Island when he learned about the Glass Float Project. Each year since 2011, a glass blower has created glass “floats” – solid glass balls – that he hides around the island for anyone to find and keep. “I thought that was the coolest thing out there,” said Milley. “Just the idea that there are things out there for anyone to find.” If it can work on Block ...

Chatham Tops Cape In Value Of Fish Landings

By: Doreen Leggett

Chatham is the third most lucrative port in the state and first on the Cape, with close to $19 million paid to fishermen in 2018. Captain Greg Connors says the success is partly a testament to the versatility of the fleet, which harvests lobster, scallops, and when groundfish like cod are less abundant, fills the gap with skates and dogfish. “Geographically we are very fortunate,” Connors, captain of the F/...

HARWICH — WE CAN has been supporting and empowering women who are going through major life transitions and challenges for the past 20 years. To celebrate its anniversary, the Harwich-based non-profit is seeking to improve those services for women with a new $500,000 fundraising campaign which has already garnered major contributions from the business community. In honor of the milestone anniversary and to s...

HARWICH — The field is growing for an unexpired term on the board of selectmen. Former selectman Julie Kavanagh and aquaculturist and teacher Mark Kelleher have joined Jeffrey Handler in seeking the seat. After the passing of Selectman Stephen Ford in April, selectmen set the special election for Sept. 21. Candidates have until July 30 to take out nomination papers. The term will run to the May annual election...

Seaside Marketplace In Full Swing At Saquatucket Harbor

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Resident Jonathan Pratt started his Cape Life Brand Company just prior to the pandemic, and access to the artisan shacks at Saquatucket Harbor has allowed him “to pop back up” with the business. “I love the location,” Pratt said last Friday. Cape Life is a lifestyle and apparel brand based on the unique culture and experience of Cape Cod, he said, adding that the hats, sweatshirts, T-shirts, towels a...

HARWICH — The first phase of the town's wastewater project is expected to go online in the next month to a month and a half, and the water and wastewater commission has scheduled a public hearing next week to put the town’s first sewer rates in place. Water and wastewater superintendent Daniel Pelletier said he anticipates the Robert B. Our Co. sewer construction contract to conclude by the end of the month an...

HARWICH — The purchase last Thursday of 13 acres off Pleasant Lake Avenue and Queen Anne Road by the affordable housing trust could put a significant dent in the town's housing crisis. “I consider this a generational find,” said Selectman Donald Howell, chairman of the trust. “It’s on a major road, next to a highway and across from a bus station. It has most of what you want for affordable housing.” The trust ...

HARWICH – Brock Wilken knew the Cape Cod Baseball League attracted some of the nation’s top college baseball players. He just didn’t know how good the nation’s top college baseball players would be. “I knew the talent up here was good, but I didn’t really grasp how good it could be,” Wilken said after Monday’s 5-3 victory over the Wareham Gatemen, a game in which the 6-foot-4 slugger from Valrico, Fla., finish...

ORLEANS – A slight smirk appeared on Kelly Nicholson’s face as the longtime Orleans manager discussed the future of Jonathan Cannon, a 6-foot-6 right-handed pitcher from the University of Georgia who on Sunday made what will likely be his last appearance for the Firebirds. “He’s welcome back if the draft doesn’t go well,” said Nicholson. “He’s more than welcome back, but we’ll just have to wait and see.” Ca...