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ORLEANS — The board of directors of Cape Abilities is scheduled to vote today (Aug. 1) on whether to sign a letter of intent to allow the town's affordable housing trust fund to explore developing housing at the agency's 107 Main St. property. On July 24, the trust fund board voted unanimously to sign the letter. Cape Abilities bought the property last year for $480,000. It includes the former Universal Lodg...

Hillary LeClaire, Jr

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Hillary LeClaire, Jr., age 86, passed away on July 15 at his home in South Chatham surrounded by his loving family, friends, and compassionate caregivers. He leaves his devoted wife of 55 years, Anne, his loving children of whom he was so proud, Hope of South Harwich and Christopher of South Chatham, as well as many nieces and nephews, his family of fellow Marine aviators, and his lifelong friend, Philip Smith of...

George Snider

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George Snider died suddenly at Cape Cod Hospital on July 9 th . Born in Boston in 1933, he attended Boston College High School and Boston College.  He ran in the Boston Marathon for 3 years during the 1970s and he enjoyed summering in Chatham with his family since 1965.  In Montreal, he enjoyed coaching his children’s teams in baseball, softball and hockey.                He was the second- ever graduate fr...

Robert A. Enos

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Robert A. Enos (known to all as Bob and to some as “Captain”) of Sagamore Beach, passed away on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Plymouth. He was the husband of Paula J. (Hyora) Enos and the late Joselyn Enos.           He was born in Taunton, the son of the late Manuel and Mary (Medeiros) Enos. He is survived by his daughter, Jayne Enos and son-in-law Gary Locarno of Boston, sons R...

Leroy F. Jarrett

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LEROY F. JARRETT Civic, Business Leader CHATHAM – Leroy F. Jarrett, 91, of Chatham died July 22, 2019. He was born in Ludlow; the son of the late Leroy and Cecilia (Eilers) Jarrett. Leroy lived in Springfield most of his life and graduated from Cathedral High School and later graduated from College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. He was President of the New England Church Interiors (Retired). He was ...

Chatham Battered By 90MPH Winds

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Staff

CHATHAM – A tornado with wind gusts to 110 miles per hour touched down in Harwich Center Tuesday, uprooting trees and knocking out power to most of the town. The storm continued into Chatham, with winds gusting up to 90 miles per hour leaving a miles-long swath of damage in its wake.  Trimming damaged branches at Kate Gould Park, Chatham.  TIM WOOD ...

HARWICH – A tornado with wind gusts to 110 miles per hour touched down in Harwich Center Tuesday, uprooting trees and knocking out power to most of the town.  A tree down across Route 124 near Harwich Center. WILLIAM F. GALVIN PHOTO After striking Harwich, severe winds of up to 90 miles per hour continued int...

HARWICH PORT  —  A long-term environmental cleanup has been launched after a tanker truck carrying nearly 12,000 gallons of gasoline overturned on Sisson Road last Thursday morning, releasing an estimated 4,000 gallons of fuel.  The truck came to rest on its side in front of Star Market, prompting officials to close the roadway for around 16 hours. The driver of the 18-wheel truck told police he swerved to avo...

CHATHAM – Shark warning signs have been installed at all town beaches and many town landings, and lifeguards are keeping a sharp eye out for seals near designated swimming areas. As of late last week, lifeguards had observed three seals in Oyster Pond this summer, although none were within 300 feet of the swimming beach. Because the seals did not come close to the designated swimming area, the beach was not cl...

ORLEANS — Lots of new faces have been showing up at selectmen's meetings lately. Many of them belong to dog owners who are hoping for fewer restrictions on walking their animals, but on July 17, that contingent was joined by dozens who turned out for the annual summer informational meeting. Several town department heads gave updates and took questions. Snow Library Director Tavi Prugno reviewed a building prog...

ORLEANS — The town had hoped to use part of the former Nauset Knoll Motel property above Nauset Beach for parking during its planned retreat from the town lot below due to erosion. This summer season has indeed seen parking at the site, but very much not the way the town wanted. The new lease holders for what is now the Nauset Beach Inn have put up signage inviting beach goers to take a right just before the t...

Family Pantry Serves Up 'Foods To Encourage'

By: Alan Pollock

The Family Pantry of Cape Cod has always focused on providing clients with nutritious food choices, and there's evidence that it's paying off from a medical point of view. The Pantry hosts the "Foods to Encourage" program, led by Barnstable County public health nurses, which provides free simple health screenings for visitors. They've found substantial improvement in those metrics for clients who visit the Pantry...

CHATHAM – For the second time, local artist Steve Lyons has had his work stolen while it was being transported in Europe. Ten paintings and a found object sculpture were removed from a shipment from the Terramar Hotel in Sitges, Spain, where Lyons' work was being exhibited. The works were bound for Chatham, where several were due to be shown in two upcoming shows, including the artist's first exhibit in New Yo...

CHATHAM – For the second year in a row, the town has been awarded a Massachusetts Dredging Program grant. The $100,000 grant will be used to dredge an estimated 14,000 cubic yards of sediment from the Aunt Lydia's Cove mooring basin and the area around the municipal fish pier. The area was last dredged in April 2017, according to Coastal Resources Director Ted Keon, and since then has shoaled due to storms and...

CHATHAM – Under the town's demolition delay bylaw, the historical commission can postpone the razing of a building determined to be historically significant by up to 180 days. Often an owner works with the commission to find a way to renovate and restore the building or move it to a different location where it can be preserved. But just as often, an owner waits out the delay period and knocks the building down...