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Elizabeth S. Talbot

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Elizabeth S. Talbot                 Elizabeth S. Talbot died July 17, 2018, at the Tippett Hospice Home in Needham after a short, brave battle with renal cancer. She was 80 years old and had lived for the last 30 years in South Orleans, Reading and Oak Bluffs after raising her family in White Plains, N.Y.                 Known as “Liz” or “Zibbie” to her friends, and as “GrandZ” to her grandchildren, Ms. ...

Richard A. Mochen

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Richard A. Mochen               Richard A. Mochen, 63, of Milton, his family announces with great sadness his passing on July 22, 2018 at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston after a 5 month battle with brain cancer.                Born in 1955 at Chelsea Naval Hospital, Richard was the fourth child of the late Daniel T. and Alice Duggan Mochen of Chatham. After being raised with his five siblings...

Peter Blodgett Burnham

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Peter Blodgett Burnham             Peter Blodgett Burnham, 84, son of Virginia and Douglass O. Burnham died on June 24, 2018. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, the former Ellen Cluett of Milton and four children: Peter, Jr. of Seattle, Wash., John of Hubert, N.C., Elizabeth Broderick of Marshfield and Benjamin of Hingham. He is also survived by two brothers, one sister, five grandchildren and many nieces...

Alfred J. Rank

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Alfred J. Rank                 Harwich - Cdr. Alfred J. Rank, a forty-year resident of Harwich died on June 7. 2018 after a long illness.  He was the loving husband of Robin (Erickson) Rank. Father of Dane, Christopher and Elizabeth. Affectionately known as Pop-Pop to his four grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Saturday August 4, 2018 (Coast Guard Day) at 2pm at F...

Alice Brandeis Popkin

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                                                                                                Alice Brandeis Popkin     Alice Brandeis Popkin of Washington, DC and Chatham passed away on July 18, 2018 at Liberty Commons in Chatham.  She was born on May 14, 1928 in New York City and was raised there and in Chatham by her parents, Jacob H. and Susan Brandeis Gilbert.  She is lovingly remembered as a remarkable a...

CHATHAM – A Barnstable Superior Court judge has ruled that the town's 2014 taking of an easement over property owned by the Chatham Bars Inn adjacent to the fish pier was valid, rejecting the inn's claims that the taking lacked a public purpose and was done in bad faith. In granting the town's motion for summary judgment in a June 24 decision, Justice Gregg J. Pasquale left only one issue in the case to move a...

CHATHAM – After 31 years at New England Pizza, Philip Malitas is branching out. Malitas and his sister, Sophia Malita, who own the popular West Chatham pizzeria, have an agreement to purchase the Longshore Restaurant at 1077 Main St., just a block to the east and across the road. “We don't work enough hours!” Malitas quipped last week when discussing taking on a second restaurant. New England Pizza will rem...

It's been decades since the venerable Old Harbor Lifesaving Station held vigil over the outer beach off Chatham, providing a base for surf rescue teams, a lookout post for boats in trouble, and a refuge for shipwrecked sailors since 1897. But by 1977, perched on a rapidly eroding beach, the station itself needed to be rescued. It was lifted with a crane onto a barge and brought to a new home at Race Point, Pro...

CHATHAM — The new man in charge at Chatham Bars Inn not only has his own ties to the town, but also wants to strengthen the inn’s connection with Chatham. Gary Thulander started work last week as the inn’s new managing director. He takes the place of John Speers, who served in that capacity since 2014. Thulander comes to CBI from The Woodstock Inn and Resort in Vermont, where he was president and general ...

CHATHAM – On Tuesday, at ceremonies presided over by Noohkahshun, whose name means “the wind that carries softly,” two areas connecting Chatham to the native story of the Cape were named and given signs detailing their history. An area adjacent to the Muddy Creek and the Muddy Creek Bridge was re-consecrated to its original name, Askaonkton, or “at the Wading Place.” A sign was then placed on land at Old Harbo...

CHATHAM – In its first year, the town's waterways user permit seemed to find its way onto most vessels in town, although revenue was slightly below projections. Waterways officials had projected the fee would generate up to $175,000 annually. In 2017, the permit brought in $170,225, according to Finance Director Alix Heilala. Part of that shortfall may be because of delays in billing and loss of moorings in...

Opposition Could Block Emergency Dredging

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – Claiming that dredging in Aunt Lydia's Cove last year contributed to damage to his revetment this past winter, a Minister's Point property owner is threatening to block the town's plan to clear shoals from the North Inlet. Gerald Milden is asking that before emergency dredging is done across Chatham Harbor from his home, the town conduct a study to determine potential impacts on the inner shoreline. ...

Selectmen Delay Action On Wastewater District Legislation

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The town is moving closer to establishing a Clean Waters Community Partnership with the towns of Dennis and Yarmouth that would include a regional wastewater district and development of a treatment plant and multiple effluent recharge sites. Selectmen received a presentation from their wastewater consultant CDM Smith on Monday night as they begin assessing the special legislation that would allow the...

Town Will Move Ahead With Green Vehicle Purchase

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The second reading of the town fuel efficient vehicle policy was approved Monday night without a hitch, but efforts by the administration to put the policy in motion required exhaustive debate. The policy is part of the town's effort to implement the Green Communities program approved by town meeting in May. Two of the five criteria for the program were approved in town meeting and the town fuel effi...