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Jacqueline Wiant Page

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On Wednesday, August 3, 2022, Jacqueline Wiant Page, loving wife, treasured sister, beloved aunt and devoted friend, passed away at the age of 55 after a 3-1/2 year battle with ovarian cancer.   Jackie was born On November 5, 1966 in Rochester, New York to John and Ruth Wiant.  She received an associate’s degree from Monroe Community College, a bachelor’s degree in education from SUNY Oswego, and a master’s degre...

No Clear Winners Among COA Proposals

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — Building a new senior center on the current site is fraught with challenges, and so is any plan to move council on aging programs to the community center. The alternatives aired Tuesday left town officials so uninspired that they wished they could roll back time and try again to convince voters to build a senior center on Main Street in West Chatham. After voters narrowly rejected that proposal in 20...

CHATHAM — For nearly four decades, the houses in the Chatham Housing Opportunity Program, or CHOP, have been home to a rare breed of residents: working class families with children. But with affordability protections due to expire in 2028, officials are worried about the loss of badly needed workforce housing units – and the young families that need them. CHOP was Chatham’s first affordable housing neighborhoo...

 CHATHAM — A residential tax exemption is not the solution to problems such as affordable housing and retaining young families, and may not even benefit those it is intended to help, according to the summer residents’ advisory committee. “The only purpose it serves,” said Michael Waters, head of a subcommittee that studied the issue, “is to move money from one group of taxpayers, the summer residents, to anoth...

CHATHAM – When the Coast Guard saves a life, that life is changed forever. But they rarely get to see the results. Last Tuesday, members of the Chatham Coast Guard Station got that chance when they met Jackie Hamwey. Hamwey was involved in a devastating boating accident in Stage Harbor in 2016 when a boat propeller badly injured her leg, ultimately leading to its amputation. Now, 11 surgeries and exactly si...

CHATHAM — Recent rain showers did nothing to wash away the serious precipitation deficit that’s left the Lower Cape in a severe drought. In a special session last week, the Chatham Select Board followed Harwich’s lead in banning the use of automatic lawn sprinklers and also put new restrictions on outdoor watering. As of Aug. 9, the state’s drought management task force classified Cape Cod as experiencing a Le...

Dorm, Garage To Be Demolished In The Fall CHATHAM – Beginning next week, staff will begin disconnecting utilities and removing usable items from the garage and dorm building at the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge Morris Island headquarters in advance of the demolition of the 117-year-old structure. With erosion continuing to encroach on the former Coast Guard garage, the agency's regional maintenance and s...

HARWICH – Crisis conditions in Ukraine have by no means abated as more people on a daily basis continue to suffer from the onslaught of a Russian invasion.  Massive destruction of living quarters have left families without shelter or trapped in the basements of war-torn buildings. Natasha Dukach, a Ukrainian, and her husband, Semyon Dukach, a Russian, were drawn to the trauma facing these refugees...

Fishing Vessel Landings On The Increase In Harwich 

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH – The landings and value of the commercial fishing catch landed in local harbors here are on the rise. The value of harvests landed in town increased from $3.2 million to $4.7 million between 2018 and 2021. The Cape Cod Fishermen’s Alliance is partnering with the state Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) and the University of Massachusetts Boston’s Urban Harbors Institute to provide a port by port overv...

EAST HARWICH — Like other diseases, Alzheimer’s and dementia touch not only the patient but the entire family, particularly caregivers who may be elderly. Here’s a chance to help. Celebrate Summer Memories, which raises funds to give critical services to Cape Cod families coping with dementia, will host its 10th anniversary event on Aug. 25 at the Wequassett Resort and Golf Club. This is the single annual fund...

Special Meeting Seeks To Reallocate School Funds

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH – The reallocation of more than $900,000 in school funds from the Monomoy Regional School District and Cape Cod Regional Technical High School budgets are the chief items on the docket for the Sept. 26 special town meeting.  The special meeting contains six articles to date.   Following the approval of an amendment to Monomoy Regional School District agreement approved by the state Department of Ele...

Celebrating 275 Years At Congregational Church Of Harwich

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH – There was a lot of foot traffic on the front lawn of the First Congregational Church of Harwich last weekend as the church celebrated its 275th anniversary. The celebration, one of several planned this year, included music by the Harwich Town Band, a strawberry social dance, a luncheon and plenty of entertainment for kids.    The church's anniversary committee put together events from June thro...

BREWSTER – Brewster Whitecaps manager Jamie Shevchik wasn’t in a rush to get out of town, one indication that he was pleased with the effort his players gave throughout the summer. Although Shevchik won’t be crossing the canal with another Cape League championship trophy, Brewster’s skipper said he was able to enjoy the summer he had with the Whitecaps, who repeated as East Division championships before fallin...

Many big league ballplayers hope to make it to Cooperstown, N.Y. The quaint village in central New York is home to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, making it a coveted landing spot for many baseball players with hopes of becoming immortalized as one of the sport’s all-time greats. The Cape Cod Sharks 12-and-under baseball team recently made its own trek to Cooperstown. Although the Sharks visited the Hall o...

Perfect Weather Makes Brew Run One To Remember

By: Brendan Samson

BREWSTER – It’s not every day that a 5.2-mile road race ends with an ice cold beer, but on Saturday at the 43rd annual Brew Run, that is how many of the runners celebrated finishing. The Brew Run, which starts at The Woodshed in Brewster and finishes right down the road on Route 6A, attracts runners from all around New England and beyond to compete and enjoy the community it forms. This year, the community ...

Athlete Of The Week: Ben Szuhaj

By: Brad Joyal

BREWSTER – A handful of years have passed since Ben Szuhaj made his mark competing for the Dartmouth College cross country and track and field teams, but the Pennsylvania native now living in Washington, D.C. still felt at home in his return to New England. The 2019 Dartmouth graduate captured Saturday’s Brew Run title after completing the 5.2-mile road race in 26 minutes, 32 seconds. “I just started back t...