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Tanker Truck Overturns In Harwich

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

HARWICH – A tanker truck carrying 12,000 gallons of gasoline overturned on Sisson Road this morning. Authorities are on the scene trying to determine how much gasoline leaked from the truck, which was on its side near the Star Market. The driver of the 18-wheel truck told police he swerved to avoid hitting an animal. The accident was reported at 3:45 a.m. The driver was not injured. Sisson Road (Route...

Charles Sumner Christie II

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Charles Sumner Christie II, born in Providence, R.I. on April 11, 1933 to Allen and Mildred (Richardson) Christie, passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 14, 2019. Charles graduated from Moses Brown in Providence, R.I. and attended Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. He was very proud of his time at Bowdoin College, where he made and many lifelong friendships. Charles was an avid gardener as well as an ...

Andrew I. Keay

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 On July 11, 2019, age 98, of Medford Leas, formerly of Haddonfield, N.J. & Chatham, Beloved husband for 64 years of Sylvia (née Art); Loving father of Lisa Keay Hurd (Peter) of Haddonfield, N.J. & Todd Keay (Kate Duke) of Flagstaff, Ariz.; Cherished grandfather of Emily & Paul Hurd. He was one of six siblings and was recently pre-deceased by his 99-year-old brother, John Keay.  Andy began his care...

Laura Marie Doane

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Laura Marie Doane, 59, of Chatham, died Thursday July 11th. A true Cape local, she was born to Roger and Rose Wholly on May 9th 1960. She attended the Cape Cod Technical School, and later went into kitchen work at several local restaurants. Many people remember her for her vibrance and positive attitude. Many may also recall how she always made it a point to call everyone by their name. Laura never wa...

Joseph Manteiga

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Joseph Manteiga, 63, of North Chatham passed away on July 9 at home.             Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. in 1956 and son of the late Joseph Manteiga Sr. and Frances Manteiga, he graduated from Tottenville High School in Staten Island in 1974.  After high school, he started a job at Chase Manhattan Bank, and within 16 years, he worked his way to become Chief Locksmith. Being a Joe-of-all-trades, he went to Th...

CHATHAM — In response to what they say are problems with the whole group, not any individual member, selectmen Monday voted to abolish the embattled charter review committee. The 4-1 vote included the revocation of all committee members’ appointments. The board of selectmen stopped short of considering a measure to appoint itself as the new charter review committee. “The issues that are at hand with this ...

CHATHAM – Starboard Light, the iconic historic home at 154 Champlain Rd., will not be demolished. Whether it will remain at the spot where it’s stood since being floated to Chatham from Nantucket sometime in the 1800s or will be moved to another location has yet to be determined. But William Litchfield, attorney for owner Robert Mahoney, told the historical commission Tuesday that there is no intention to t...

CHATHAM – David Burnie grew up here, and the changes he's seen over the years haven't all been positive. So when the opportunity came to preserve a part of the town's history, he didn't hesitate. “I didn't want to change it,” he said of the house at 17 Seaview St., which overlooks Sears Park and Main Street. “I think it's a beautiful-looking house.” Burnie, co-owner of Coastline Construction, is completely ...

CHATHAM — Local author Elizabeth Rudnick Hessler has been on a roll in the past few years in terms of novelizations. Ever since 2006, she’s been novelizing films for entertainment titan Disney, and it’s proved to be a very exciting job. “I am lucky enough that when I worked at Disney, I made great contacts, and my editors and co-workers from that time are still there,” said Hessler. “They know what my strength...

CHATHAM — Though there has yet to be any big influx of workers, the contractor hired to build a new observation deck at the fish pier is making some progress, town officials say. In a report to selectmen Monday, Coastal Resources Director Ted Keon said the concrete deck on the north and south sides of the packing house has now been poured, and new shingles, windows and doors are being installed on the buildi...

At this time of year, the very words “back to school” can inspire dismay and anxiety in kids. But for children who face returning to classes without a proper backpack or the necessary school supplies, that anxiety can be significant. In two unrelated programs, the Orleans-based Homeless Prevention Council (HPC) and the Chatham Children’s Fund are asking the public to help them provide brand new, fully-stocked ...

Selectmen Approve $350,000 For Lower County Road Repairs

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Selectmen threw their support behind a $350,000 Lower County Road improvement project Monday night. Town Engineer Griffin Ryder projected the work should provide five to seven years of additional life for the road surface. The town has been wrestling with how to address poor road surface conditions along Lower County Road since voters in the annual town meeting turned down a request for $4.5 million ...

Trull: Don't Blame The Seals

By: Elizabeth Van Wye

Why are there virtually no codfish to be found in the waters off Cape Cod? Depending on who you ask, it's because of the eating habits of the thousands of gray seals now living in local waters, or it's because of decades of chronic overfishing plus ecological changes, like warming oceans. Peter Trull, Pleasant Bay Community Boating Curriculum Developer and Naturalist, comes down squarely on the latter cause. H...

Major Improvements Sought For Wychmere Beach Club

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — A major waterfront improvement project is being proposed for the Wychmere Beach Club, including the reconstruction of existing facilities and the addition of a new restaurant, small restroom, retail building and a pavilion extension. Wychmere Harbor Real Estate filed an application with the board of appeals to alter the existing special permit or to issue a new special permit for the waterfront prope...

Annual Cape Verdean Festival Saturday In Brooks Park

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The third annual Cape Verdean Festival will take place Saturday at Brooks Park, providing attendees the opportunity to experience authentic Cape Verdean food, art and “folklorico.” The festival celebrates Cape Verdean heritage and culture and recognizes the instrumental role its people have played in Harwich and across the Cape. Last year, Selectman Ed McManus noted the early contributions to fishing...