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EASTHAM — The Nauset Regional High School Building Committee shared facts and figures about addition and renovation plans for the 1970s-era campus with the region's town administrators and members of boards of selectmen and finance committees June 26. An option that retains 60 percent of the existing buildings has been selected, with a conceptual cost of $140,030,000. The Massachusetts School Building Authority (...

HARWICH — The planning board came close Tuesday night to pulling the trigger on sending the Harwich Retail LLC project to the Cape Cod Commission as a limited discretionary referral for a development of regional impact review. Board members agreed, however, that more definition of the reasons for the filing was necessary before taking a vote. Approximately 150 residents filled the large hearing room in town ha...

Kenneth Russell (Rusty) Lambert

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Kenneth Russell (Rusty) Lambert of Old Saybrook, Conn., and formerly of Framingham and Chatham, passed away on June 24, 2019 at home after a hard-fought battle with cancer.     Rusty was born on December 7, 1934, in Binghamton, N.Y., the son of Kenneth Gray Lambert and Catherine Mohan Lambert. He graduated from Boston College in 1957 and was the widower of both Gail and Maureen Lambert. In 1958, Rusty began a len...

Ian Monroe Mott

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Chatham - Ian Monroe Mott, 95, died Saturday June 22, 2019.  He was the husband of the late Janet (Nickerson) Mott, and the son of the late Thomas and Annie (Gosse) Mott.             Ian graduated from Cambridge Academy, Cambridge in 1943 and was immediately drafted in the Army to fight in WWII.  He was a mechanic in the 297th and followed General Patton around Western Europe.  His unit was the first one to ar...

Some Say They Feel 'Unsafe' CHATHAM – Several members of the charter review committee say they will resign unless selectmen take action following an incident in which committee clerk Seth Taylor shouted at and allegedly physically confronted a member of the public. The confrontation occurred after the committee's June 18 meeting had been adjourned and the meeting room video recorder had been turned off. Pro...

CHATHAM — At age 93, Ivan Bassett looks back on many happy Independence Day celebrations, and never misses the parade in Chatham. This year, as grand marshal, he’ll be watching from the back seat of a vintage Ford Phaeton convertible, part of the parade’s salute to veterans and members of the military. It’ll be a memorable experience, but perhaps not as memorable as a Fourth of July he spent 75 years ago, off I...

CHATHAM – A confirmed sighting of a great white shark eating a seal off the southern end of Monomoy Monday leaves no doubt that what are now the region's most unwelcome summer visitors have arrived. With shark sightings comes renewed concerns over safety at area beaches. Last week new signs went up at most town beaches and town landings warning of the presence of great white sharks. The bright red and blue sig...

CHATHAM – Five years ago, a golden retriever named Lazy Daze Sir Charles Barkley (known better as Chatham Charlie) became the “unofficial ambassador” of the town of Chatham. That status continued after his unexpected death last August from hemangiosarcoma cancer. “One day he was swimming at Cow Yard, and the next morning he passed away,” said Paul Litwin, one of Charlie’s owners. Charlie’s life will be cele...

West Chatham Roadwork To End Friday

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – There's good news for folks who frequently drive along Route 28 through the West Chatham business district. The West Chatham Roadway Project is about to end for the summer. Work on revamping Route 28 (Main Street) between Barn Hill Road and George Ryder Road road is scheduled to end Friday, June 28, according to Public Works Director Tom Temple. “They're actually ahead of schedule at this point,” ...

CHATHAM – There will be lots of familiar faces as well as some newcomers marching down Main Street during next week's Independence Day parade. As of early this week, there were 90 entries in the parade, along with the 10 traditional groups that lead the parade, making for an even 100 groups participating in the annual event. Thousands are expected to line the route of the parade, which begins at 9:30 a.m. o...

CHATHAM – Rebuilding of the Eldredge trap dock in Stage Harbor is expected to begin in the fall and be completed by May. Last week the zoning board of appeals approved a variance and special permit for the $3 million-plus project. Final approval is pending from the Army Corps of Engineers, according to Coastal Resources Director Ted Keon; all other state and local permits have been approved. “It's badly in ...

Outraged Fishermen Demand Action On Fish Pier

By: Alan Pollock

Because Of Delays, New Observation Deck May Wait Until Fall CHATHAM — With angry fishermen struggling to offload their catch, and with crowds of sightseers looking in vain for a place to watch, town officials are voicing frustration with the contractor hired to replace the observation deck at the fish pier. While some of the delays are linked to this spring’s unusually wet weather, many are blaming genera...

Family Pantry Of Cape Cod Turns 30 When a few parishioners of Holy Trinity Church came together to stock a closet with nonperishable food for the needy, little did they know that, 30 years later, their effort would grow to become the Family Pantry of Cape Cod. They probably also couldn’t have foreseen how important the pantry would prove to be, not just for families facing emergency hardships, but also for peo...

A Reconfiguration Of Administrative Offices In Town Hall

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Some offices in town hall will be reconfigured in the next week, Town Administrator Christopher Clark has informed the board of selectmen. The change will better utilize the largest room in the selectmen/administration offices, he said. “It’s about how we get greater use of space in the building,” Clark told The Chronicle this week. Under the reconfiguration plan, Clark said Assistant Town Adminis...

Affordable Housing Trust Sets Eyes On Oak Street Property

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The affordable housing trust set a few housing development priorities last week and plans to work with the Massachusetts Housing Partnership to evaluate potential housing locations and the number of units that can be placed on certain lots. After considering several available lots, the trust settled on investigating the housing potential of land on Oak Street. The partnership is a quasi-state agen...