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Patricia E. Barry

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Patricia E. Barry, 71, of Chatham died on February 9th after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.             Pat is survived by her husband Michael J. Barry, and their two children, Christine Terry and her husband Roger, of Lakeville and Peter Barry and his wife Jennifer, of Marlborough.             Pat is also survived by her sisters-in-law Anne Pleines of Enfield, Conn., Christine Barry of Rumford, R....

Jeanette Julia Robinson Hotchkiss

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Jeanette Hotchkiss died on Sunday, January 26, 2020, at Pleasant Bay Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Brewster, Massachusetts. She was 100 years old.           Jeanette was born on September 18, 1919, in Phoenix, N.Y., the youngest of eight children born to Daniel Webster Robinson and Ella Louise (Moore) Robinson. Soon afterward, the family moved to Syracuse, where her parents opened a popular bakery. W...

Dorothy Krantz

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            Dorothy Krantz (Dotty, Dot) of North Chatham passed on Feb 5th peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family.             Born in 1930 in NYC and oldest daughter of Alex and Phyllis De Paul. Dotty was known around town as a volunteer at Harwich United Methodist Thrift Shop and spent many years putting smiles on faces at local Supermarket's handing out samples. She was loved by her family m...

Council On Aging Chefs Know How To Keep Seniors Happy

By: Debra Lawless

“I just try to make them happy,” says Linda St. Pierre, the chef at the Harwich Senior Center. Lunches are served on a varying schedule at the Harwich, Chatham and Orleans Senior Centers and chefs in all three towns know how to keep the senior diners happy and healthy. St. Pierre has been cooking lunches and dinners at the Harwich Senior Center for 10 years now, and she knows many of the seniors by name as ...

ORLEANS — The development team for the proposed F. W. Webb facility on Route 6A was ready for a show and tell, complete with posterboard-mounted plans and drawings for a new 32,00-square-foot warehouse and sales building at the site of the currently vacant Underground Mall. Then the chairman of the Old King’s Highway Regional Historic District Committee made it clear that the Feb. 6 preliminary review would be al...

ORLEANS — As a choreographer, educator, hair stylist, and planning board member, Andrea Shaw Reed has looked to bring out the beauty in people and places. Now she wants to bring what she’s learned to another board, where she hopes to learn more. “The board of selectmen is five people,” she said in a recent interview. “You have to wrestle with ideas, to listen to the people you’re talking to so you can move for...

Brutal Attack On Horse Prompts Distress, Outrage

By: Alan Pollock

NORTH HARWICH — The brutal attack on a seven-year-old Welsh pony overnight Saturday has left the horse with life-threatening injuries, and leaves local equestrians and supporters angry and afraid. Police say sometime late Saturday night or early Sunday morning, one or more perpetrators entered the barn at CB Equestrian off Old Chatham Road, let four horses out of their stalls, and then violently attacked one w...

Sipson Island Preservationists Have New Deadline

By: Ed Maroney

ORLEANS — The countdown clock has been reset for the acquisition of Sipson Island as a natural preserve, a destination for public access, and an educational resource. With just under a million dollars left to raise, the Friends of Pleasant Bay and other organizations involved in the effort announced an extension of the closing date from Jan. 30 to the end of March. “We had a strong finish in 2019, with ge...

CHATHAM – A special town meeting will be held to consider an alternative site for a new senior center. A group of residents filed a petition last Thursday to investigate land off Stepping Stones Road that is part of the Monomoy Regional Middle School campus. The wooded 1.599 acres sits between the road and the Old Colony Rail Trail and is not currently being used by the school. Town Clerk Julie Smith certified...

CHATHAM – Juliet Bernstein remembers riding with her family in a horse-drawn surrey so that her mother could vote for the first time, following the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920. “I was 7 but it truly impressed me,” she said in a recent email. Bernstein, who holds the Boston Post Cane as the town's oldest resident, suggested that the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote would be an a...

Traveling Old Queen Anne Road and Route 137 over the next few months will take a bit of planning as sewer work moves into one of the area's busiest intersections. Sewer installation has pretty much closed down both the Chatham and Harwich sides of Route 137 for the past several weeks—or longer—but the advancement of the work into the intersection promises even more complications, detours and the need to plan y...

CHATHAM — At least on a trial basis, there are likely to be food trucks in a few locations in Chatham this summer. Working on a model regulation from Needham, selectmen are drafting a policy to allow mobile food vendors to operate with minimal impact on traditional restaurants, likely as part of a one-year pilot program. Chatham lacks a mechanism for specifically regulating mobile food vendors, and selectmen a...

Brace Yourself: Fish Pier Deck Project Misses Deadline

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — Construction of the new observation deck at the fish pier has missed its latest deadline for completion. The general contractor for the $1.6 million project, Sciaba Construction Corp., expected to have the job “substantially complete” by the end of January, Chief Financial Officer Michael Sheehan told The Chronicle last month. At their regular progress inspection Monday, railings had yet to be ins...

CHATHAM — The Chatham 365 Task Force and the town’s economic development committee have already identified steps the town can take to make itself a friendlier community for young families and other year-round residents. Now they’re seeking assurances that there’s a plan for implementing those ideas. On Monday, selectmen reviewed a list of recommendations it received from the task force in September and an anal...

New Exec Signals Growth For Marconi Center

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAMPORT — In the past 18 years, volunteers have built the Chatham Marconi Maritime Center into a sought-after museum and a leader in STEM education in local schools. Now the nonprofit is hiring its first full-time executive director to help it achieve new growth. Kristen Clothier of Chatham, who starts in her new post on Monday, has an infectious enthusiasm for science education and history. Seated in her ...