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Linda C. Bohman

By: Contributed

                Linda C. Bohman, 54, of Jupiter, Fla. and frequent visitor to Chatham, died May 9, 2020 at her parents’ home in Centerville, Ohio.                  Born in Tacoma, Washington, she was the wife of Dave Bohman, formerly of Chatham.  A graduate of Fairmont West High School in Kettering, Ohio, and Luzerne Community College in Nanticoke, Pa., Linda worked as a nurse; a freelance wellness coordinator...

Leslie Abbott

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Leslie Abbott, 81 years old, passed away on May 24 th .  She was born in Winnetka, Illinois, graduated from New Trier High School and Skidmore College.           Upon marrying her loving and exceptionally caring husband, Robert (Bob) Abbott Jr., of 60 years, Leslie became an East coast transplant living in Weston early on and later the Cape and Vero, Florida. They raised three wonderful children; Anne Randl...

Defying State Order, Gym Opens For Business

By: Alan Pollock

Town Issuing Fines, Could Seek Court Order SOUTH CHATHAM — Saying he’s being strong-armed by state regulators, the owner of a local fitness center opened his doors in defiance of the state closure last Wednesday. The owner of Bodystrong Fitness said the company needs to make money to survive. “We opened against the governor’s order because we have to at this point. It’s been two months,” majority owner Coli...

CHATHAM – Not long after the coronavirus lockdown, Hank Holden learned from Wayside Inn owner David Oppenheim of an effort to establish a special fund to help residents hurt financially by the closure of local businesses. The more he learned about the Chatham Coronavirus Impact Fund started by Marybeth and Stephen Daniel, and the efforts being made by Monomoy Community Services to help people, the more he realize...

But State Agrees To Smooth Pavement WEST CHATHAM — Hotly debated for years and delayed by a gas company mistake, the long-awaited West Chatham roadway reconstruction project faces new uncertainty because of COVID-19. But in one happy bit of news, the state has agreed to make temporary improvements to smooth the bumpy pavement that has been rattling teeth for months. On Wednesday, after press time, sele...

Commission: Neglect Contributed To Deterioration CHATHAM – The historical commission has agreed to lift a demolition delay on a Cockle Cove Road house that has deteriorated beyond repair. Commission members were critical of the lack of maintenance on the house at 26 Cockle Cove Rd., calling it a case of demolition by neglect. The administrator of the trust that owns the 1.1 acre property said the family has...

CHATHAM – On Monday, the first day in more than seven weeks that nonessential retail shops were allowed a limited opening, there was a light but steady stream of people downtown, and many businesses had thrown open doors and set up tables to provide curbside service. No one expected sales anywhere near the level of past Memorial Days, but many merchants saw it as a glimmer of hope in what has been a devastatin...

Virtual Bus Tour To Mark Chatham's History Weekend

By: Caoe Cod Chronicle

CHATHAM – A free “virtual” historic bus tour of the town will be held online Saturday, June 13 to mark History Weekend. The tour, sponsored by Historic Chatham, will run at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and reservations are required as virtual seats are limited. Last year’s bus tour guide and history buff Ron Clark will return to provide commentary at key historic points in Chatham and discuss the fascinating history...

Harwich Chamber Cancels Popular Port Summer Nights

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH PORT— Wednesday nights will be a little quieter and less crowded in the village this summer following the decision by the chamber of commerce board of directors to the cancel Port Summer Nights music festival. For the past 20 years there has been a street fair of music on every other Wednesday night in July and August. Initially Music In The Port was organized by Ron Remendino and Jennifer Chase, Chamb...

HARWICH — With a 17 percent decline in memberships, the golf committee is expressing concerns about the constraints placed on Cranberry Valley Golf Course as it reopens to the public. Last week committee members discussed expected revenue reductions given the closure of the course over the past few months. There were also concerns expressed about the state mandate to keep clubhouses closed, expand tee starting...

Jennifer Police is in for a busy summer and that’s just fine with her. On Tuesday the current assistant principal at Monomoy Regional High School was chosen to replace departing principal William Burkhead. She is set to step into her new job on July 1. Police was chosen from a pool of 12 applicants that was ultimately winnowed down to two finalists, who were then interviewed remotely, in keeping with COVID-19 ...

Harwich Moves Annual Town Meeting To September

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Selectmen voted Tuesday night to postpone the June 22 annual town meeting to Monday, Sept. 28. Under the town’s home rule charter, the annual town meeting is supposed to take place on the first Monday in May. After a state of emergency was declared by Gov. Charlie Baker in March — including a restriction limiting gatherings to no more than 10 people — selectmen voted to move the annual town meeting t...

Seven Acres Donated By The Tuttle Family HARWICH — Seven acres of wetlands, encompassing a major portion of the herring run in the Red River Marsh, has been donated to the Harwich Conservation Trust. The marsh and former cranberry bog known as the Oak Island Bog had been under the Tuttle family’s stewardship for 132 years. “The land is comprised of mostly salt marsh with some bordering upland in the Red Riv...

Housing Trust Moving Forward With Sisson Road RFP

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The affordable housing trust is working with Laura Shufelt, acting director of the Massachusetts Housing Partnership, on a plan to develop the 1.1 acre parcel adjacent to the Harwich Junior Theatre building on the corner of Sisson Road and Parallel Street. “This is the major thing to bring forward as tangible proof we’re doing something,” Affordable Housing Trust Chairman Donald Howell said at the op...

A Tribute To Spring Senior Athletes

By: Kat Szmit

Senior year is supposed to be filled with memorable milestones, from celebratory events to spring sports. But for high school seniors across the country, including those at Monomoy Regional High School, cancellations have been many and have included the spring season. Over the next few  weeks,  we recognize the MRHS seniors who missed out on a final season. To see this feature, see page 30 of our May 28 elec...

Chatham Drama Guild Plans Summer Comedy

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

Had enough of the quarantine blues? Chatham Drama Guild is cooking up the antidote to all of those quiet nights at home, and when the coast is clear and conditions are safe to avoid transmission of the COVID-19 virus, a welcome night of laughter is on the horizon, perhaps as soon as late July. Back in January, director Anna Marie Johansen, who was preparing to depart for Europe for the month of February, held ...