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Person At Harwich Special Town Meeting Tests Positive For COVID

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

The town is offering free COVID tests to anyone who attended Monday's special town meeting after one attendee tested positive for the virus. In an email and emergency phone blast Friday afternoon, Town Administrator Joseph Powers said that all close contacts of the person who tested positive have been identified. Those who attended town meeting and have not been contacted are not considered a close contact. ...

Paul Michael (Wallo) Concra

By: Contributed

A great guy has departed this world too soon, having lost his way. Paul was born in Hudson, N.Y., in 1967.  He was the son of Louis and the late Judy (Nooney) Concra. Paul grew up in Delmar and was a graduate of Bethlehem Central HS and Cobleskill College. He spent the majority of his adult life on Cape Cod, working in restaurants and landscaping in Chatham.  Paul had a heart of gold.  He was a beloved son, broth...

Jane Grant Taylor

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Jane Grant Taylor, 75, died on October 13 at her home in Eastham. The cause was cancer. She was born to Cynthia (Hutchinson) and Grosvenor Proctor on June 10, 1946, in Mt. Auburn Hospital, Cambridge. Her ashes will rest a short distance down the road at Mt. Auburn Cemetery.   Janie grew up in Clinton, New York, and attended Abbot Academy, Colby Jr. College, and Katharine Gibbs School.  She worked at a variety of ...

Kenneth L. Campbell

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Kenneth L. Campbell died after a short illness in Naples, Fla., on April 8, 2021, surrounded by his loving family.   He was born on October 7, 1938, in New York, N.Y. to James and Gladys Campbell.   He graduated from Morristown Preparatory School in Morristown, N.J. and later graduated from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa.  Following college, he enlisted in the Army and was based at Fort Devens. Later he became...

Timothy J. Nealy

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Timothy J. Nealy 10/8/1965 – 10/18/2021 Tim left this world much as he lived in it, quietly and peacefully, on October 18, 2021, 10 days after his 56th birthday, from lung cancer. Born in Brewster, N.Y. Tim moved to Harwich with his family at the age of 11. He attended Harwich schools and graduated a proud Rough Rider in 1983.  A natural born mechanic, Tim began his career working for Countryside Landscaping and ...

Major James H. Eldridge Jr. USAF, Retired

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Major James H. Eldridge Jr. USAF, Retired James, a native of Chatham and 11th generation descendent of William Nickerson, founder of Chatham, died on September 21, 2021 at the age of 88, in Florida after a lengthy illness.  He was the son of the late James H. Eldridge and Ella T. (Nickerson) Eldridge of Chatham.     Jim attended Chatham High School, class of 1950 and Wentworth Institute.  His dream was to be a pi...

Through New Community Voice Portal CHATHAM – Got an opinion on how the town should deal with food trucks? As part of upgrades to the town website, a new module called Community Voice serves as an online forum for the public to comment on specific town projects. The first topic: food truck regulations. The portal is now open and accepting comments on “mobile food vendors,” a subject that caused some contr...

Coyote Bites Teen At Harding's Beach

By: Tim Wood

Officials Warn Public Not To Feed Wild Animals CHATHAM – Officials are warning people not to feed coyotes and other wild animals after a teenager was bitten at Harding's Beach on Oct. 11. It wasn't the first report of a coyote bite at Harding's Beach, and officials are investigating several reports of a person who has been feeding coyotes at the beach. Sixteen-year-old Jacob Packard and a friend were eat...

Over Objections From Area Residents CHATHAM – Peter Higgins just wants to have the opportunity to offer live music at his Dogfish Taco Co., to maybe attract a few more customers during slow times in the afternoon and early evening. It's something customers have asked him about, he said, and would never go any later than the restaurant's 8 p.m. closing time. Select board members had no problem with the reque...

After Hiatus, Oktoberfest Returns To Chatham Saturday

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

CHATHAM – What better way to follow up Saturday's special town meeting than a visit to the town's annual Oktoberfest? After a one-year hiatus due to the pandemic, Oktoberfest is back in Kate Gould Park with a day-long festival of food, music and games sponsored by the Chatham Chamber of Commerce and Merchants Association. Events begin at 10:30 a.m. with a Bubble Party with Maureen and continue through 4:30 p.m...

Chatham Joins Coalition To Support 'Mansion Tax'

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – Recognizing that there may be influence in numbers, the select board has joined a coalition of municipalities, organizations and individuals supporting legislation allowing communities to levy real estate transfer fees to raise money for affordable housing. “It would be better to be part of this than not,” said Select Board Chair Peter Cocolis. Voters earlier this year backed home-rule legislation...

CHATHAM – Upgrades to several town wells in response to PFAS contamination will be the chief topic of Sunday's special town meeting. Two of the three articles on the warrant seek funding to complete construction of two wells and begin the process of building a treatment facility for the two wells shut down in recent months after levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl were found to be above the state maximum. Th...

Voters OK Room Tax Increase

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH – Voters approved an increase in the local room tax from 4 to 6 percent at Monday night’s special town meeting, at the same time unanimously supporting using a portion of the revenue for wastewater and affordable housing. The proposal drew a mix of support and opposition. Non-resident Tony Guthrie, who said he has worked in town for 25 years, said he spent a number of years managing the Wequassett Reso...

Town Meeting Voters Approve Wastewater Funds

By: William F. Galvin

But Not Without Dissent HARWICH – Special town meeting voters Monday approved funds to revise the town’s comprehensive wastewater management plan but also registered protests against proposals to expand the sewer system in East Harwich. It took two hours for voters to act on the 14-article warrant in which they approved an increase in the short-term rental tax from 4 to 6 percent and approved wa...

Handler Buildings Removed For Public Safety

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH – The conservation department issued an emergency order allowing the demolition of the former Handler Auto Parts buildings located along Route 28 in Harwich Port after safety issues were raised about the conditions of the buildings and activities on the property. Conservation Administrator Amy Usowski said the police and fire departments sent letters of support for the removal of the structures. The bu...

EASTON – The good times keep on rolling for the Nauset boys golf team. And now the Warriors are moving on to the state final. ​Just days after senior Cooper Guiliano led Nauset to a team title at the Cape Cod High School Golf Championship on Friday at Willowbend, freshman Jack Martin anchored another strong performance for the Warriors by tying for first place at Monday’s Division 2 South sectional championshi...