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Mary K. DeAngelis

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Mary K. DeAngelis (Dunigan), 87, a Delmar, N.Y. resident who also had a home in Chatham, MA for almost 50 years, passed away on November 21, 2022, at her Delmar residence.  She was born in Cambridge, N.Y. on February 24, 1935, to James B. and Margaret E. (Arnold) Dunigan.  Mary was singing and dancing from the time she could walk and talk.  She had an amazing voice.   She loved growing up in Cambridge, and she gr...

Frederick William ‘Bill’ Kellman, Jr.

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Frederick William “Bill” Kellman, Jr., 88, passed away in Greenville, S.C. on November 29, 2022. He was preceded in death by his brother Robert Kellman and son Christopher William Kellman, and is survived by his wife of 33 years, Nancy Kellman, children Stephen (Barbara) Kellman and Heather (Todd) Swanson, stepchildren Robin (Judson) Matthews, Grant Liverett and Jennifer (Chip) Keller, nieces Kathleen (Tim) Ander...

Ann Lord DePatie

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Ann Lord DePatie died peacefully in Chatham, MA on November 27, 2022. Her loving husband of 56 years, Robert Edward (Bob) DePatie, predeceased her in 2011. Ann was born in New Haven, CT in 1931, and was raised in Wethersfield, CT. She graduated from Wethersfield High School in 1949 and from Simmons College in 1953. Ann was a long-time resident of Simsbury, CT, where she was active in many local organizations and ...

Jean Shepherdson Dana

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Jean passed away peacefully in Shelton, CT, on November 26th, surrounded by her family. Jean is survived by her sons James (Lori) and Keith (Kathy) and grandchildren Michael, Nicholas, and Marike.  She was predeceased by her daughter Laurel, her husband Joseph, brother Robert and sister Ann. The daughter of Dorothy and Amos Shepherdson, Jean grew up in Needham, MA. She then attended Wheaton College where she stud...

A New Fire Chief For Chatham

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — In a time-honored tradition, there was a change of command at the Chatham Fire Department last Wednesday when retiring Chief David DePasquale stepped down to make way for his successor, Justin Tavano. With a large crowd of supporters on hand, the department also promoted a new deputy, a new captain and a new lieutenant, filling the ranks vacated by Tavano’s advancement. DePasquale said he was move...

Chatham's Christmas By The Sea Starts Friday

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – Santa's been making the rounds lately and will stop downtown this weekend for the annual Christmas by the Sea celebration. Sponsored by the Chatham Chamber of Commerce and Merchants Association, the holiday celebration includes open houses and special events at local businesses, caroling, street performers and of course a big showing from the Jolly Old Elf himself. Friday kicks off the weekend wit...

CBI Dorm Request Stymied By Split Zoning Board

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – The lack of affordable workforce housing is one of the biggest challenges facing local businesses. Some have tried to tackle the problem head on by buying or building housing for their workers. It hasn't always been successful. A proposal by Chatham Bars Inn, the largest private employer in town with a staff of more than 500 during the summer season, is a case in point. The inn wanted to convert a...

Housing On Again For Old Harbor Property

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – Voters will have another chance to decide if the town-owned property at 127 Old Harbor Rd. should be used for housing. The select board voted 3-2 Tuesday to ask voters to authorize repurposing the property for attainable, affordable or workforce housing. Bequeathed to the town in 1971 by Marion Nickerson Ellis, the land includes a barn, shed and circa 1860 building that formerly housed the water depa...

CHATHAM – This year’s Chatham Angel Fund ornament is a little different from previous ornaments — it features a stylized Monomoyick Wampanoag angel drawn by a local artist and vetted by a local member of the Wampanoag Tribe. “For years, we had schoolchildren in Chatham design our ornaments,” says Ginny Nickerson, who founded the Chatham Angel Fund back in 1990. “When we merged with Harwich that changed, since ...

Chronicle Welcomes New Advertising Sales Rep

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — Capping nearly a quarter of a century with The Cape Cod Chronicle, Advertising Sales Manager Debra DeCosta is retiring at the end of the year. This week, the newspaper announced the hiring of Melissa De La Vega to serve as the advertising sales representative for Harwich and Brewster. She will join Amy Tagliaferri, whose territory includes Chatham, and Justin Alex, who covers Orleans and will also se...

Local Kids Collect Holiday Toys For Family Pantry

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

     When we imagine children around Christmastime, we usually imagine wish lists being made out, letters to Santa being written, and visions of sugarplums — or the most recent game console — dancing in little ones’ heads.      For three local girls, however, this holiday season has been the perfect time to cook up a project that will put toys and games into the hands of other children. Thanks to 10-year-old Sa...

Capital Plan Seeks $75 Million At Next Annual Town Meeting

By: William F. Galvin

Use Of Middle School Building Draws Debate HARWICH – T h e town ’s five-year capital plan calls for $75,469,424 in spending next year, driven primarily by wastewater and water projects, a figure called “eye popping” by Town Administrator Joseph Powers. Three projects totaling $68,700,000 are listed for debt exclusion votes: expansion of the East Harwich wastewater collection system at $47,000,000;...

Redevelopment Of Historic School Goes Before Planning Board

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH – The planning board is scheduled to act next Tuesday on a site plan review and special permit for the conversion of the former West Harwich schoolhouse to seven one-bedroom units with three additional units in a smaller building to be constructed to the rear east side of the lot. John Carey, who purchased the 29,600-square-foot lot at 5 Bells Neck Rd. from the town for $175,000, said i...

COA Lifts The Spirit Of Seniors In The Holiday Season

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH – The holiday season can be a tough time of year for aging adults who are living alone and experiencing a sense of isolation. So the council on aging, Friends of the Council on Aging, and a collection of caring volunteers are coming together in elf-like fashion to help instill the holiday spirit in those seniors. “ Santa for a Senior” is a gift drive program put on by the Friends through the COA ...

ORLEANS – About halfway through Saturday’s Santa Stampede 5K, Josh Stewart and his son Malcolm separated themselves from the pack. Although Josh led the father-son duo from Orleans for much of the 3.1-mile loop course that was mapped out on the streets surrounding the Barley Neck Inn, Malcolm, a senior who competes for Nauset’s cross-country and track and field teams, had other plans. In the end, Malcolm ma...

NORTH EASTHAM – It can be challenging to get used to a first-year coach. In many cases, new coaches mean new coaching styles, different plays and fresh ideas, all of which can lead to an adjustment period for players as they become accustomed to the new coaching environment. Although Nauset’s boys and girls varsity basketball programs will both feature first-year coaches this winter, both girls coach Jean Leyt...