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Raymond Herbert Hecht

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Raymond Herbert Hecht Chemical Engineer, Church Advocate Raymond Herbert Hecht, 102, of Brewster, died on January 10, 2021 at the Pleasant Bay Nursing Facility. He was born in Paterson, NJ in 1918 to Cora and Herb Hecht. He graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in chemical engineering and married his college sweetheart, Mary Gilmore Hart...

Elizabeth Sayre Naughton

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West Harwich: It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Elizabeth Sayre Naughton on January 5, 2021.                Born on December 16, 1933 and raised in Washington, D.C. Her parents were the late Dr. A. Nelson Sayre and May Laudenslager Sayre. She graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School. She then went on to graduate from Wellesley College in 1956 with a Bachelor's degree in Zoology. ...

Peter F. Demers

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On Sunday, January 10, 2021, Peter F. Demers, 79, beloved by family and friends, succumbed to a brief, but fierce, battle with COVID-19 in Los Angeles, California while caring for his partner of 36 years.               Peter was a cherished member of the Chatham community. His generosity and genial presence touched all who encountered him. He lived his life to the fullest and was known by his family and fri...

Leonard Hayden

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                Leonard Hayden, age 72, of West Harwich, formerly of Fair Lawn, N.J., passed away on Wednesday, January 13, 2021.                  Beloved son of Stanley Hayden and the late May.  Devoted father of Pamela Douglas, and Trevor Hayden.  Cherished grandfather of Noah and Quinn Hayden, and Tyler, Casey May, and Lila Douglas.  Dear sister of Hilary Levenson.                  A graveside service wa...

COVID-19 Toll Climbs; County Boosts Pandemic Resources

By: Alan Pollock

  While the upward climb of COVID-19 cases continues unabated, Barnstable County officials are bringing more resources to bear on the pandemic, thanks to a boost from lawmakers. Your Questions About the COVID-19 Vaccine, Answered Under legislation filed by State Rep. Sarah Peake, D–Provincetown, and State Senator Julian Cyr, D–Truro, the state has absorbed the annual pension liability for retired...

Group Pushes To 'Save Chatham Elementary'

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – For some, the prospect of closing Chatham Elementary School is giving up on the town as a vibrant, diverse, year-round community. “If we lose our elementary school, the opportunity for a future where we can attract families and gain ground on making Chatham an affordable place to live that's diverse loses ground,” said Brett Tolley. Tolley served on the now-disbanded Chatham 365 Task Force, which ...

Officials Quizzed About West Chatham Roadway Project

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — A panel of engineers and project leaders working on the West Chatham Route 28 roadway redesign project took questions from the select board and the public last week. While the project is not yet complete, it is likely too late for any significant design changes, they said. A number of people spoke at last week’s meeting to express support for the new design, which slows traffic using roundabouts at...

CHATHAM — In a sometimes-testy three-hour meeting last week, the airport commission overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to create a citizens’ advisory committee to help guide the airport master plan update, vowing to continue to move ahead with the planning process. In a prepared opening statement, commission Chairman Huntley Harrison pointed out that the update of the plan has been a daunting task, but that ...

CHATHAM – The conservation is considering hiring an outside consultant to provide advice on a proposal to redevelop land along Pleasant Bay that lies completely within the flood zone. The property also happens to be the location of what many consider the oldest house in town. The proposal would alter the land by bringing in more than 6,000 yards of fill to raise the elevation from seven to 12 feet, which would...

CHATHAM – Traditions die hard here, but after more than 300 years, the town's chief policy making body will no longer be known as the board of selectmen. Last Wednesday, special legislation signed by Gov. Charlie Baker officially changed the group's name to the Chatham Select Board. Town meeting passed a resolution to change the title in May 2019. The citizen's petition that brought abut the change was file...

Engineer: Brooks Academy Foundation In Need Of Stabilization

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The engineer doing the assessment on the historic Brooks Academy building foundation told the community preservation committee this week the building is unstable and major intervention is needed. The committee is weighing a request for Community Preservation Act funds to reconstruct the historic brick foundation wall holding up the building, but there are other questions and costs being considered fo...

Powers No Longer 'Interim'

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The selectmen agreed Tuesday night to drop the “interim” from Joseph Powers' title, making him town administrator, and to have Selectmen Chairman Larry Ballantine start negotiations for a three-year contract. The 4-1 vote came after Powers was passed over for the town administrator's job in Yarmouth. The motion was met with opposition from Selectman Michael MacAskill, who said the action was prema...

Royal Apartments Remain a Heated Issue With Neighbors

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH – The 26-unit Royal Apartments project is back before the planning board under the new multifamily use zoning amendment approved by town meeting in September. The new amendment has done little, however, to abate the concerns of neighbors over density, traffic and public safety. Royal Apartments LLC has been seeking permits for a year to convert the former Royal of Harwich Center assisted living facilit...

Lane Changes Could Help Promote Business In Harwich Center

By: William F. Galvin

 HARWICH — Officials are considering removing parking along the north side of Main Street in Harwich Center and shifting the travel lane to accommodate business on the south side of the road. That was one suggestion that came out of a Jan. 13 gathering with stakeholders and town officials as Town Engineer Griffin Ryder works on a Winter Shared Streets and Spaces grant application to be filed with the Massachus...

Furies Co-op Girls Hockey Team Thumps Whalers

By: Brad Joyal

ORLEANS – The Cape Cod Furies were hungry for some goals. After only scoring once during Saturday’s season-opening tie against Martha’s Vineyard, the co-op hockey team comprised of girls from Monomoy, Nauset and Cape Cod Tech was determined to display a little more offensive firepower when it returned to the ice Monday afternoon for another Cape and Islands League clash against Nantucket at the Charles Moore A...

NORTH EASTHAM – The Nauset Regional High School boys’ basketball team is establishing a reputation for being the Cardiac Kids, displaying a knack for late-game heroics. Following a season-opening loss to Nantucket, the Warriors responded with back-to-back victories that required perfect execution in the final minutes. The team’s winning streak began Jan. 12, when it held on for a 66-64 double-overtime victory ...