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Samuel Howes King

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Samuel Howes King April 24 th 1953 – May 17th 2019    Sam succumbed to advanced throat cancer near his home in Crystal River, Fla. in May. He had been living in Florida for the past five years after calling Chatham home for most of his life. He was 66.               The 2 nd of nine children born to Wendy Howes and Ted King, Sam spent his earliest years summering in Chatham amongst a vast extende...

George W. Fisk

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CHATHAM – George W. Fisk passed away on October 4, 2019 after a brief stay at Liberty Commons Nursing Home.  He was born in Springfield on December 12, 1922.             After graduating from Springfield’s Technical High School in 1940, he served in the 9 th Infantry Division, European Theater of Operations, from 1942-1945.  He was wounded in Germany and awarded the Purple Heart.  Following the war, he comple...

MARY DOROTHY (Dotty) MULCAHY

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MARY DOROTHY (Dotty) MULCAHY,  July 13, 1949 - September 16, 2019             “Dotty” Mulcahy, a free spirited child of the 60s whose mischievous smile and sparkling blue eyes will live in the hearts of all who knew and loved her, died at her Provincetown home of ovarian cancer on September16, she was 70.           Dotty leaves her beloved wife Cherie Mittenthal, her McBride family, and many dear friend...

CHATHAM – Barring unforeseen objections, it looks like smooth sailing for the proposal to nominate South Chatham as a National Register Historic District. There were few questions and no objections raised to the plan at a public informational meeting last week sponsored by the historical commission and the South Chatham Village Association, attended by about 25 neighborhood residents. At the end of the session...

CHATHAM – The nature of retirement has changed in the past few decades. With fewer companies offering pensions, older folks who might have quit the workforce altogether once they reached 65 are now either working longer or transitioning to some sort of quasi-retirement that includes a part-time job or consulting work. Those factors have led the Chatham Retired Men's Club, now in its 62 nd year, to drop the wo...

CHATHAM – The future of the historic home known as Starboard Light is looking a little brighter. Robert Moss has a purchase and sales agreement on the 154 Champlain Rd. property and wants to move the circa 1860 Cape slightly east on the lot and build several other structures alongside it. While the old house would remain on the original property, it would be rotated so that the front faces west, and a new hous...

Youth Risk Survey Raises Alarms

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH – The results of the most recent Youth Risk Behavior Survey at Monomoy Regional High School are out, and have given school administrators, parents, and educators much to think about. The 2019 survey was administered in June, and after the weeding out of potentially invalid surveys (in Monomoy's case, 13), a sample size of 522 respondents was used to compile the data, 401 students from grades 9-12, and ...

CHATHAM — Early on, one of the key hurdles identified by local working families has been the lack of affordable early childhood education programs. The Monomoy Regional School District is exploring ways to bridge the gap by introducing a plan for universal pre-kindergarten (pre-K) for Chatham youngsters. Last week, the Chatham 365 Task Force made its recommendations about ways the town can provide better suppo...

Pleasant Lake Is Losing Its Local Flavor

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Like the trains that once rumbled by outside, Local Flavor, the modified general store, pastry, breakfast and sandwich shop at the Pleasant Lake General Store, will soon be no more. The business has been operating out of the old general store for nearly five years, but the lease they have with owners Robert and Jeannette Payne is about to expire and no agreement could be reached on a new lease. Lo...

Restaurant Unlikely At East Harwich Fire Substation

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Town staff has recommended against locating a restaurant in the former East Harwich fire substation, a proposal raised recently by a local restaurateur who sought to lease the building next to the new fire station. Town Administrator Christopher Clark said he has been approached by the owner of the 400 East restaurant about leasing the soon-to-be-demolished East Harwich fire substation. Clark said th...

Senate Approves DHY Clean Water Partnership

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The State Senate has joined the House of Representatives in passing legislation that could clear the way for a regional wastewater treatment partnership. The special legislation has now been sent to Gov. Charlie Baker for his signature. “The towns of Dennis, Harwich and Yarmouth have worked hard to come up with an important inter-municipal partnership that will reduce excess nitrogen that is pollutin...

Selectmen Mull Future Of Former Pet Cemetery Land

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — While it took a couple of years for town officials to bury the pet burial rounds proposal at 276 Queen Anne Rd., selectmen on Monday night began discussing what the future will bring for the 2.25-acre industrially zoned parcel where the project was proposed. The gazebo, which was purchased as a centerpiece of the pet cemetery, was relocated last week from the site to the roundabout in the new section...

Commission Gives Unanimous Support to West Harwich DCPC

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The Cape Cod Commission issued unanimous support on Thursday when nominating for consideration the West Harwich District of Critical Planning Concern. The commission’s next step will be to conduct a public hearing to consider such a designation. As part of the nomination, the commission concluded that there is a need for special planning and regulations to preserve or maintain values and resources in...

NORTH EASTHAM – Nearly a month after the Monomoy girls varsity field hockey team dominated Nauset in a 4-1 victory, the teams were back at it. From the outset it was clear that Monomoy was looking for another win, but this time the Warriors put up a solid fight, with game play on Oct. 4 ending in a scoreless tie. Monomoy nearly knocked the ball in several times during the late afternoon outing, the first when ...