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In the words of boat captain John King, “Holy crap!”   In a video shot on King's boat and posted online Monday by the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, a great white shark jumps out of the water underneath the boat's pulpit, where state shark biologist Dr. Greg Skomal stands. Shark breaching has been observed in Cape waters before, but usually in conjunction with feeding. In this case, Skomal was tryin...

No Injuries After Boats Collide Off Monomoy

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Staff

CHATHAM — A commercial fishing boat and a charter boat collided in heavy fog off Monomoy Point Saturday morning, sinking one and heavily damaging the other. Officials say it is remarkable that no one was hurt. Sometime between 6 and 6:30 a.m., the charter boat Artemis II from Allen Harbor struck the starboard side of the Chatham-based commercial fishing boat Great Pumpkin. The Artemis, a 38-foot Pursuit, ended...

Janet M. Peterson

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Janet M. Peterson, 80 Retired Elementary Teacher; former Stoughton and Chatham resident     Rochester - Janet M. Peterson (Chambers) died peacefully July 21, 2018 at home from Pancreatic Cancer.      Born in Brockton, she graduated Brockton High School in 1956 and went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Bridgewater State College.  She then taught at the West and Gibbons Schools in Stou...

Kathleen Laird Earnshaw

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Kathleen Laird Earnshaw               Kathleen Laird Earnshaw (née) Scott, 75, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 14, 2018, in the home of her oldest son Tim and his family, after a prolonged illness. Kathy was born and raised in Yonkers, New York, daughter of Eileen D. And Henry M. Scott.               Kathleen leaves behind; Tim Laird, his wife Evelyn, and children Nicholas (12) and William...

Andrew C. Marx

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                                                                                                  Andrew C. Marx     Marx, Andrew C. (Charles), 86, beloved husband and father, passed away at home in Chatham on July 26, 2018 of congestive heart failure. He was born on August 6, 1931 in Baltimore, Md., the eldest son of 9 children born to Elizabeth Coulter Marx and Andrew C. Marx Sr. He attended Loyola High School...

Jack W. Swenson

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                                                                                                    Jack W. Swenson     Jack W. Swenson, 85, passed away on July 14th 2018 at the Cape Cod Hospital. He was born on June 8, 1933 Walpole and was the son of Carl and Naemi (Storm) Swenson. He was the husband to Deborah (Mahoney) Swenson of Chatham for 48 years.      He is survived by his son Christopher F Swenson, Mo...

CHATHAM – What do smoked carrots, cheese fondue, flavored shaved ice, and chocolate cupcakes all have in common? Each was part of the varied menu at the Taste of Chatham on July 30, an event that served up excellent fare for an even better cause: supporting Monomoy Community Services. Commemorative Taste of Chatham wine glasses await patrons of the ...

CHATHAM – A $10,000 state grant will help improve trails at the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge. Improving accessibility, removing ruts and roots, updating informational displays and upgrading connections with adjacent trails are some of the uses for the grant, which was awarded to the Friends of the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation. The Friend...

Summer Residents Get Their Say Tuesday

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Staff

CHATHAM — As they’ve done for more than 70 years, non-resident taxpayers will have the chance to quiz town officials on major initiatives and share their opinions during the annual summer town meeting next Tuesday. The session will happen Aug. 7 at 7 p.m. at the town hall annex on George Ryder Road, and will be led by Town Moderator William Litchfield. Summer residents’ advisory committee Chairman Colette Tr...

Lisa Jason Finds Hope And Connection In New York

By: Debra Lawless

CHATHAM - Singer, composer and dancer Lisa Sullivan Jason has refashioned her life in middle age by moving from Chatham to New York City to pursue her dreams as a performer on a larger stage than Chatham Bars Inn and the Wequassett Resort and Golf Club provided. “It was cool to go back to New York as an older person,” Jason said during a telephone interview last week. “I look back on life at the Cape – I have ...

Little Beach Residents Seek Protective Dune

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — The owners of the Little Beach condominium that was inundated in several storms last winter are seeking to build a dune to protect them from additional flooding. Engineer Don Munroe of Coastal Engineering said his clients would prefer to use sand dredged from the waters off Outermost Harbor to build a 10-foot-high dune between the condominiums and the water. But he told the conservation commission ...

Dredging Debate Deepens

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — Despite threats of litigation by shorefront property owners, the town is seeking to move ahead with an emergency dredging plan designed to keep Chatham Harbor open to fishing boats and other vessels. “This is the most severe hazard to navigation that I’ve seen, not only in my time here, but anywhere that I’ve been in my career,” Deputy Harbormaster Jason Holm told the conservation commission last w...

CHATHAM — The summer residents' advisory committee is looking for some answers about the proposed new senior center. But having not yet chosen a site, town officials can’t judge the size of the facility or its potential staffing needs. That means some of those answers will have to wait. Meeting on July 20, the summer residents’ committee quizzed Council on Aging Director Mandi Speakman and Principal Planner ...

Harvest Time At Cape Cod Lavender Farm

By: Olivia Szymanski

HARWICH – To find a little bit of local magic, look no further than the Cape Cod Lavender Farm. Located off a winding dirt road, the farm is home to a fragrant field of lavender plants, an enchanted fairy garden, and walking trails. Cynthia Sutphin started the farm on her own property 23 years ago, and it has since continued to grow and evolve – the farm now sees between 10,000 and 12,000 visitors each summer....

HARWICH — There are changes taking place on the north corner of the intersection of routes 137 and 39 with the leveling of a section of the site for the new East Harwich fire station, but those changes will also include a new memorial park to be centered around the flag pole cell tower area. “I've filed site plan paperwork,” Town Administrator Christopher Clark said on Thursday. The town administrator said the...