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Joan Simonson Howe

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Joan Simonson Howe was born on January 11, 1930 in Montclair, New Jersey to Walter and Carol Simonson. She died on July 21, 2019 at Liberty Commons in Chatham.                 Joan’s Celebration of Life will be Saturday, September 21, 2019, 11:30 AM at The Church of the Holy Spirit, 204 Monument Road, Orleans, Massachusetts. There will be a reception following the service in the Parish Hall. In lieu of flow...

Eleanor Gayman Oakley

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CHATHAM - Eleanor Gayman Oakley, 92, of Chatham, died on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at Cape Cod Hospital, Hyannis as a result of medical complications.                   Eleanor was the beloved wife of and is survived by David R. Oakley, by their daughter, Lois O. Pfister and grand-daughter, Laura H. Pfister, both of Cortland, New York.  She is also survived by their son, Robert B. Oakley, Robert’s wife, L...

F. Beverly Broughton Karn

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    F. Beverly Broughton Karn passed into the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ August 30, 2019 after a short illness.     Born on September 11, 1928 to Esther Cahoon Broughton Beverly graduated Harwich High School and left the Cape to attend Peter Bent Brigham Hospital School of Nursing graduating with an LPN degree. Returning to Harwich she married Manton Eldredge Jr. in February 1950. To...

Claire E. Keith

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Claire E. Keith, 91, of Titusville, Fla. and Chatham died peacefully at home under hospice care and surrounded by her family on September 12, 2019.   Claire is preceded in death by her three husbands: Frederick Keith, Myron Crowe and Donald Brown. She loved spending time with her family and friends, oil painting, playing golf and duplicate bridge.  She also loved to travel, especially cruising.   Clai...

New Group Focuses On Saving Historic Buildings

By: Tim Wood

Benefit Screening Of 'One Big Home' Saturday CHATHAM – The process Ellen Briggs went through to save a 1930s-era windmill-shaped summer home built by her uncle along the shore of Chatham Harbor was long and complicated, involving permissions from multiple boards and negotiations with neighbors and contractors. But it worked, and today the restored building sits behind her home, just a few hundred yards from it...

Selectmen: Chase Park Is Not Too Noisy Or Busy

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — Though they said they would investigate the possibility of planting shrubs to screen the view of the Chase Park labyrinth from a neighboring house, selectmen this week rejected the idea that activities at the park are disruptive to the neighborhood. Selectmen this week heard from Ernest “Tripp” Walen, who owns the house next to the labyrinth and who complained to the parks and recreation commission i...

CHATHAM — The owners of Outermost Harbor Marine are hoping that a special long-reach excavator owned by Plymouth County might be the best tool for dredging the entrance to Outermost Harbor. The excavator, used last year to clear portions of Allen Harbor and Wychmere Harbor in Harwich, is expected to be needed for around seven days’ work, the marina’s attorney William Riley told selectmen this week. Plymouth Co...

Monomoy Refuge Drops Coyote Hunting Plan

By: Tim Wood

Waterfowl Hunting Will Be Allowed CHATHAM – A plan to allow recreational coyote hunting on the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge has been scrapped. Waterfowl hunting will be allowed on the waters west of South Monomoy, but overwhelming opposition to coyote hunting, as well as the inability to complete the necessary coordination with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration regarding concern about ...

New Starboard Light Proposed Filed

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

CHATHAM – A new proposal has been filed for the historic home at 154 Champlain Rd. that would save the antique building but would relocate it on the property to make room for a new house. Known as Starboard Light, the circa 1860 Cape—portions of which may date to 1800—is currently under an 18-month demolition delay order from the historical commission. Prospective buyer Robert Moss filed the application las...

In the early days of his weir fishing business, Kurt Martin had a friend who asked him take along 20-year-old Nick Muto, who was kicking around at home. Martin did. One April day the new guy was fooling around in the skiff and the outboard motor popped off and sank about 20 feet. “‘I screwed up,’” Martin remembers Muto saying. Muto stripped down, dove into the water, tied a rope around the outboard motor, a...

Board Declines To Endorse Plan For Controversial W. Harwich Land

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The planning board took no action on a request for an endorsement on an approval-not-required two-lot subdivision plan on the site where a retail outlet, possibly a Dollar General store, had previously been proposed along Route 28 in West Harwich. The ANR was put forward by Bohler Engineering on behalf of Sunrise Nominee Trust, which owns the two lots at 48 and 52 Route 28. The lots include the circa...

Harwich Firefighters Dedicate New 9/11 Memorial

By: Alan Pollock

HARWICH — Even as speakers urged citizens hold in their hearts the acts of bravery and sacrifice that happened on Sept. 11, 18 years ago, Harwich now holds a piece of the World Trade Center. During their annual commemoration last Wednesday, the Harwich Fire Department dedicated a new memorial of the Sept. 11 attack. Installed in front of the fire station, the twin columns of black granite recall the Twin Tower...

HARWICH — The board of selectmen voted unanimously Monday night to nominate a section of Route 28 in West Harwich from the Dennis town line to the west side of the Herring River to the Cape Cod Commission for a District of Critical Planning Concern designation. The selectmen’s nomination came after the planning board last week also voted to pursue a nomination of the district based on a draft nomination applic...

Boat Storage And Food Truck Approved For Route 28 Site

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The planning board has approved a site plan special permit and a use special permit for storage of boats and a mobile food truck at 809 Route 28 in South Harwich. The proposal was put forward by Brain Langelier, trustee of the property. Langelier purchased 809 and 815 Route 28 this past year. The 815 Route 28 property was once the home of a dive training center containing a large indoor pool. The bui...

HARWICH – Holly Evans was ready. After all, she'd been practicing taking a penalty stroke for years. If there were any nerves, they were quickly erased when the referee's whistle sounded, prompting Evans to get low and fire the ball hard, and when it hit its mark, bouncing off the back of the Nauset goal box, Evans, her teammates, and a big crowd of Monomoy fans erupted into excited cheers. The Sharks had defe...

Monomoy Outlasts Cape Tech In 16-6 Overtime Victory

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH – It wasn't pretty, but the Sharks got it done, defeating crosstown rival Cape Cod Tech 16-6 in overtime on Sept. 14 for the football team's first win of the 2019 season. With the game tied at 6-6 as the final whistle blew, Monomoy won the overtime toss, with the Sharks kicking off the two-minute OT quarter on Cape Tech's 20-yard line. As quarterback Noah Concordia fired a pass into the end zone, Elija...