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Sara Sneed is a star twice over. She is a star baker and she is a star on many of the community theater stages of Cape Cod. And now she is an award-winning star. Born and raised in Kansas, Sneed began singing with her church choir at 4 years old and performed on stage in “Peter Pan” when she was 8. She graduated from Pacific Lutheran University with a bachelor of arts degree in vocal performance and earned a m...

Semper Paratus, Within Reason

By: The Cape Cod Chronicle

The men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard pride themselves on being semper paratus , or always ready. At sea, they answer the call when lives are on the line. In addition to their search and rescue function, the Coast Guard has taken on a variety of other duties, from securing our ports and responding to oil spills to monitoring endangered whales and intercepting drug traffickers. And year after year, come al...

Maurice G. Katz

By: Contributed

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Maurice G. Katz announces his passing.  Maurice, 92, died of natural causes at his home in West Chatham on October 28, 2018.  His wife of 67 years who had been his childhood sweetheart, Helen K. Katz, predeceased him in December 2016. Maurice is survived by his son, Geoffrey Katz, of  New Boston, N.H.; daughter, Dianne Oliver, of Simi Valley, Calif.; grandchildren:  Hole...

Nancy L. Stoddard

By: Contributed

CHATHAM – Nancy L. Stoddard, 84, of Chatham, died suddenly on January 3, 2019. Nancy was the daughter of Francis M. and Alton C. Garland of East Sandwich. A graduate of the Henry T. Wing High School, she attended Simmons College earning a BA in Sociology in 1957, and a MA in Education from Montclair State University in 1987. She was married to James H. Stoddard for 57 years until his death in 2014.          ...

Of late a spotlight has been focused on whether or not it’s worthwhile to encourage young people to remain on the Cape — particularly if they grew up here. “A lot of young people hate it here and it makes me cry,” says Angela Thornton, owner and founder of Artisan Skin Care and Artisan Organics in Orleans and Chatham. Thornton, 38, who grew up in Yarmouth, offers a case in point. A successful entrepreneur, ...

ORLEANS – The Nauset Regional High School building project is about more than a building. It's also an invitation to imagine what education will look like in the middle of the 21 st century. In welcoming about 30 people to a community forum on the project Jan. 14 at town hall, building committee chair Greg Levasseur laid out two goals: “the education plan that shows us what we need to teach and want to teac...

Regulators Question Plans To Dredge Nauset Estuary

By: Ed Maroney

ORLEANS – Town officials, a commercial fisherman and the owner of the Goose Hummock Shop traveled to Lakeville Jan. 11 to draw attention to the need for prompt action to dredge Nauset Estuary. A panel of state and federal regulators, some present by phone, listened attentively and asked thoughtful questions but offered little encouragement for relief anytime soon. “This is an area where dredging hasn't been ...

Cape Tech Breaks Ground On New School

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

HARWICH -- State officials, members of the Cape Cod legislative delegation, and representatives of the Cape Cod Regional Technical High School family dug in on Friday morning during a groundbreaking ceremony for the new high school that will be constructed in the Pleasant Lake section of Harwich. Brait Builders will construct the $91,376,000 school, which replace the existing Cape Tech building constructed in ...

Anna Turner Rapata

By: Contributed

            Anna Turner Rapata, 96, of Chatham, passed away peacefully with family by her side, at Cape Cod Hospital on New Year’s Day after a brief illness.             Anna was very proud of her long Cape Cod heritage, being a lifelong resident of Chatham and a 3rd generation Cape Codder. She was a graduate of the Chatham High School Class of 1940 and grew up as a child playing with her brothers and sister i...

Glenn R. Bryant, Sr.

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                Glenn Bryant Sr. passed away peacefully on Monday, Jan 1st surrounded by his loving family.  He was 76.                 Glenn was born in Brockton on June 2, 1942. The son of Gertrude (Kelley) and Chester H. Bryant.  He attended Huntington Elementary School, later moving with his family to Lowell where he attended Varnum Jr. High and Lowell High Schools.  He received his B.A. from Boston Univer...

Esther P. MacSwan

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Esther P. MacSwan 08/27/1914 - 2/31/2018               Esther MacSwan of Cromwell, Conn., formerly of South Chatham and Belmont died peacefully on December 31, 2018 at the age of 104.             She and her late husband, Alastair built a summer home on Cockle Cove Hill in the mid-1950s and became year around residents in 1972.              She leaves her son Jack of Concord, daughter-in-law Joan M...

Philip A. “Phil” Christophe

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            Philip A. “Phil” Christophe, 86, of Chatham and formerly of Needham, passed away on December 20, 2018.  Phil was born and raised in Needham and graduated from Needham High School, Dartmouth College and the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration.  Before his retirement, he was President and CEO of Rochester Shoe Tree Company and previously worked as Vice President of Finance and Administration at ...

CHATHAM – For more than six decades, local theater enthusiasts have flocked to the Monomoy Theatre to see shows evoking a sense of Broadway in their backyard. Now, the future of the landmark is in jeopardy after recent health and safety violations prompted the University of Hartford to terminate its lease, which in turn has motivated the property owners to put the property up for sale in the coming weeks. The ...

Chatham Joins Regional Shark ‘Mitigation’ Study

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — Saying they favor a regional approach based on sound science, selectmen Monday signed on to a study of ways to control the risks posed to swimmers and beachgoers by great white sharks. To be conducted by the Woods Hole Group, the study is expected to yield a report by the early summer. While some of the recommendations may take years to implement, others might be put in place in time for the 2019 b...

CHATHAM – For more than 60 years, the Chatham Candy Manor has been an anchor on the east end of Main Street, a sweet spot that keeps the iconic chocolate shop bustling year-round. For that entire time, the business has been owned and operated by the same family. Now new owners are taking over, but the shop will remain within the family – the Candy Manor family. Owners Naomi Turner and David Veach announced ...