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Mary Elizabeth Larkin

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Mary Elizabeth Larkin             Mary Elizabeth Larkin, 68, of Harwich, passed away on Thursday, February 8, 2018.               She was the daughter of the late Dan and Mary Larkin.  Mary was raised in Milton and summered with her family in Harwich.  She graduated from Milton High School and attended Katherine Gibbs School in Boston and Digital University as well as Harvard University in School of Indu...

If you work at home you may miss, from time to time, the companionship and collegiality of co-workers. The Pants Factory at 101 Route 6A in Orleans, which just passed its eight-month mark since opening on June 1, offers a shared work space. And with it comes a community without the usual office politics. “People who work remotely are decentralized. People miss a bit of community,” says Andrew Stern who, wit...

Kevin Galligan Is Running For Orleans Selectman

By: Ed Maroney

ORLEANS — Kevin Galligan, a finance committee member and president of the Orleans Conservation Trust, is the first candidate to return nomination papers for selectman. He's seeking the seat held by chairman Jon Fuller, who's not running again, at the May 15 election. “I think I've been in training for this post for many, many years,” Galligan said in a phone interview. “I've watched so many selectmen at work...

ORLEANS — The town's science experiment in Lonnie's Pond is one step closer to becoming a self-supporting commercial enterprise. At an extraordinary Saturday meeting, the board of selectmen asked its consultants for a management plan for a private grower to take over the effort in 2019, when three years of town funding will end. Members were encouraged by the amount of nitrogen removed from the pond so far b...

Would Clickers Be Quicker At Town Meeting?

By: Ed Maroney

ORLEANS — Imagine that voting has begun on a controversial issue at town meeting. Instead of standing up and shuffling to the ballot box in a long line, as is the practice now for a secret ballot, you just press your clicker to record your vote in an instant. Sounds simple, but many of the devils in the details were aired last week when selectmen met with Town Clerk Cynthia May, Moderator David Lyttle, and T...

CHATHAM – Selectmen Tuesday unanimously rejected a change to the regional school agreement that would have allowed a realignment of elementary school grades. After hearing from a number of residents who vehemently opposed the change proposed by the Monomoy Regional School Committee, board members agreed they had to uphold the promise made to residents when schools were regionalized five years ago to maintain a...

Chatham Sewer Work Continues

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

CHATHAM – Several crews will continue sewer work around town the next two weeks. From Feb. 12 to 16, a crew will be working installing a gravity main on Inlet Road, while a second crew works on Absegami Run. During the week of Feb. 19 to 23, work on Inlet Road and Absegami Run is expected to continue. A third crew will install drainage on Oyster Pond Furlong. The schedule is subject to change due to weat...

CHATHAM — The president of the United States doesn’t like sharks. As it turns out, that’s working out nicely for the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy. The nonprofit group has received a surprise surge in donations from Trump critics who are apparently seeking to make a political statement while also supporting white shark conservation and education. In 2013, Trump received a Twitter message challenging hi...

When filmmaker Craig Dudnick met Alice Tregay, he had no idea that she had played a pivotal role in the civil rights movement. At the time, he was working on a documentary about the struggles of the African American community in Evanston, Ill.; Tregay's brother was the community's first black firefighter, and she provided some photographs for the film. “She liked the film I made and said she had other things I...

CHATHAM – A waterfront home on Stage Island played a role in the recent U.S. Justice Department tax fraud case against a Connecticut man. Hyung Kwon Kim, a South Korean citizen but a legal U.S. resident since 1998, pleaded guilty to failing to report more than $28 million kept in Swiss bank accounts. He was sentenced Jan. 25 to six months in prison and paid more than $300,000 in restitution to the Internal Rev...

Board Mulls Bylaws For Balloons, Busking

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — Some activities that have become part of the downtown Chatham summer streetscape may soon be regulated, like balloon sales at town band concerts, street performers, merchants displaying their wares outdoors, and mobile vendors. Selectmen have asked staff to draft a bylaw revision covering these topics and to try to have it ready for the annual town meeting in May.  A public hearing on the draft byl...

CHATHAM – For the town's conservation department, a couple of days of work by14 AmeriCorps Cape Cod members can clear six months worth of projects from the calendar. “They're terrific workers,” said Assistant Conservation Agent Paul Wightman. “In one day they can go in and clear a trail, create a scenic overlook and put signs and a fence up.” The town has more than 22 conservation properties, and last month...

Dissenting View Says Court Should Decide Issue CHATHAM – The House Committee on Natural Resources has issued its report on legislation setting the boundary of the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge at the low tide mark, paving the way for the full House to vote on the bill. The report, dated Feb. 2, also includes a dissenting view by three members of the committee who say that a final decision on the boundary...

Town, Citizens Group Commit To Working Together To Address Crisis CHATHAM – Most weekday mornings, traffic traveling east on Route 6 comes to a standstill in Dennis, where the highway narrows into a single lane. Many of the vehicles are heading here, where the occupants work but can't afford to live. “We're becoming a bedroom town,” said Selectman Shareen Davis. The lack of affordable housing here is not...

The Hunt Is On For Fairy Doors

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — There is a fairy name Finley who hangs out in the community center, and she has 11 additional friends who will be coming to town and taking up residence in other town buildings across the community. With school vacation approaching, the folks at the community center are hoping people in town, especially kids, will help seek out the fairies to mark the center's 18 th birthday, director Carolyn Carey ...