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John Whelan: Chatham, An Olympic Venue

By: John Whelan

“You can’t always get what you want You can’t always get what you want But if you try sometime you find You get what you need.”   Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones wrote the song in 1969 and recorded it as part of the album “Let it Bleed.” The song was originally released as the B-side of “Honky Tonk Woman.” “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” became the much more popular side a...

David A. Bassett

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David A. Bassett UNOFFICIAL ‘POET LAUREATE OF HARWICH’ DIES             David A. Bassett, age 87, passed away peacefully on January12 in Brewster. He leaves his beloved wife Dorothy of Harwich Port; his big brother Forrest A. (Gail) of South Yarmouth; his children, Lynn Bassett of Seattle, Wash., Jeffrey (Annalisa) of Charleston, S.C. and his devoted daughter Sandi Walsh of Dennisport; five grandchildren; s...

Paul Francis Beatty

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Paul Francis Beatty died suddenly on January 5th, 2020. He is survived by his wife Catherine Connolly Beatty; three daughters: Sarah Beatty Buller and husband Mark Buller of New York City; Catherine Beatty Flowers and husband Robert Flowers of Austin, Texas; and Elizabeth Beatty Wichmann and husband Jeffrey Wichmann of Mount Kisco, N.Y.; six grandchildren: Lizzie, Jacob, and Sam Buller, and Genevieve, Paul and El...

Karen L. Witherbee

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Karen L. Witherbee Karen L. Witherbee, age 76, of North Palm Beach, Fla. passed away on January 5, 2020.  Karen was born in Pittsfield on March 15, 1943.  She married her loving husband Robert E. Flaherty on June 6, 2017 in Key West.  Karen owned the Chatham Wine and Cheese Shop.  She had a passion for cooking and solving crossword puzzles.  She is survived by her husband Robert, her son Alex, son Jon, and dau...

Herbert A. Schurmann

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  Herbert A. Schurmann                 Herbert A. (Herb) Schurmann of Chatham died at Cape Cod Hospital on January 4, 2020 with his family by his side.                 Herb was born on September 24, 1940 in Brooklyn, N.Y. the first child of Herbert and Marie Schurmann. He grew up in the German neighborhood of Ridgewood on the Queens Brooklyn border. He graduated from Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School ...

Kenneth Michael Sullivan

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Kenneth Michael Sullivan passed away peacefully in his sleep on January 11 th 2020. He was 71.                 Kenny is survived by his two children, Ashley Bothfeld and her husband Bob and Keith Sullivan and his wife Ashley; his brother Mark Sullivan and sister-in-law Anne; his sister Anasta Anderson and her Husband Dick; his granddaughter Caroline Bothfeld and his loving companion Pat (Patricia).        ...

David Lane Ruggles

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David Lane Ruggles               Dave, age 62 of Harwich, passed away peacefully on January 7, 2020.  Dave is survived by his Mom, Edie Ruggles of Harwich. He also leaves his sister, Pam Domos, brother- in -law John Domos and his nieces and nephew, Carly, Heidi and Jake Domos. Dave was predeceased by his Dad, Robert Lane Ruggles.               Dave taught those closest to him how to live life without ...

Business: Need Skilled Workers? Cape Tech Needs You

By: Alan Pollock

PLEASANT LAKE — From restaurants and auto repair shops to dentist’s offices and computer firms, businesses on the Cape are hungry for skilled workers. And on March 11, they’ll have a unique opportunity to connect with around 630 of them, while helping to teach a thing or two about job hunting and networking. Cape Cod Regional Technical High School will be holding its seventh annual job fair from 12:30 to...

ORLEANS — Recent studies of sediment types and shellfish resources, and preliminary consultations with regulatory agencies, have not dredged up any issues that would stall efforts to improve navigation in Nauset Estuary, a stakeholder group learned Monday. Woods Hole Group senior coastal geologist Leslie Fields said core samples identified areas that were primarily sandy, which would mean dredged materials c...

BREWSTER — The first cuts of next fiscal year’s budgets for the Nauset Regional middle and high schools should please selectmen. Both are showing an overall increase of less than 4 percent, the cap requested by the Orleans board. At the Jan. 9 regional school committee meeting in Brewster, middle school principal Julie Kobold’s $8,485,859 budget showed a proposed increase of 2.91 percent over the current yea...

Susan McMullen Beck

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Susan McMullen Beck, 77, of Williamsburg, Va., left our world on January 1, 2020, with her husband and sons by her side.  Susan was born September 1, 1942, in Wellesley.  She is preceded in death by her parents, E.R. McMullen and Elizabeth (“Libby”) (Smith) McMullen, as well as her dear younger sister, Elizabeth (“Bess”) Richardson.                  She is survived by Donald Beck, her husband of 54 years; her ...

William J. Schwalm

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Schwalm, William J., age 81, of Natick, formerly of North Chatham, died peacefully on December 29, 2019, following a long illness.             Born in Flushing, N.Y. on August 7, 1938, he was the son of the late Walter and Katherine (Cunningham) Schwalm.  He is survived by his wife, Karen (Kuhl) Schwalm of Natick, formerly of North Chatham.  Devoted father of Greg Schwalm and family of Avon, Conn., Paul Schwal...

Anne Lowe Hall Davis McMahon

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Anne Lowe Hall Davis McMahon               Anne Hall McMahon, known by her friends as ‘Moanie,’ died peacefully in her sleep at home on December 7 th at the age of 96.  She was born in Grand Rapids, Mich. on January 23, 1923, the fifth of the six children of Marcus Brown Hall and Edith Chase Hall.  The family spent summers on Cape Cod, where she met David Meacham Davis, her husband of 55 years and father o...

Paul T. Katsiroubas

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            Katsiroubas, Paul T., of Jamaica Plain and Chatham, passed away Sunday, January 5, 2020 at the age of 63. He is survived by his best friend and love of his life, Anne (Starkey) Katsiroubas. He was a devoted father to his son Christopher and wife Candace, and daughters Paula and Caroline. He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, and extended family. Paul was preceded in death by his parents Theodore...

CHATHAM – For 13 years, Robert Moss admired the old house at 154 Champlain Rd., where the street bends at a right angle and commands a panoramic view of Stage Harbor. He walked past it whenever he was in town, and often encountered people taking photos or just enjoying the view. “It's just such an enjoyable spot,” he said. Five years ago Moss offered to buy the historic home, known as Starboard Light, and f...