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Frederick Andrew Szmit

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Frederick Andrew Szmit             SPOFFORD, N.H. – Frederick Andrew Szmit, 80, of South Shore Road in Spofford, N.H., passed away suddenly on May 30, 2018. He was the husband of 58 years of Frances S. Szmit (Slavin).             Mr. Szmit was born May 26, 1938 in Lowell, to Andrew and Jane Szmit (Dzikiewicz) where he graduated from Lowell High School, later graduating from Lowell Technological Institute wi...

John W. Mastalerz

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John W. Mastalerz                 John W. Mastalerz, 92, passed away at his home in Chandler Arizona on June 1, 2018, surrounded by his loved ones. John was born in Three Rivers in 1926 to the late Sophie Koziel Mastalerz and John E. Mastalerz.                 He graduated from Palmer High School in 1944. He obtained his B.S. at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in 1948, a Master’s degree from Purdue ...

You know you need more exercise to boost your energy, but you’re too tired to make dinner, much less go to the gym. It’s a vicious cycle, and one way to break it is, well, cycling. But with work and a busy schedule, who has time to go for a leisurely bike ride? Though it’s certainly not for everyone, cycling to work might be a good way to get regular exercise without consuming precious weekend time. The key, e...

ORLEANS — With an MVP, the Celtics might have been playing for the NBA championship this week. Last week, the state provided funding to Chatham and Orleans to add a most valuable player to their efforts to assess climate change vulnerability and create resiliency plans. With erosion-stressed Nauset Beach as a backdrop, state Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Matthew Beaton announced almost $2.2 m...

ORLEANS — You've got to know where you are before you can get to where you're going. Snow Library is developing a space usage and projection study that will lead to upgrades of areas for adults, teens, and children. The library's facilities advisory committee has met with consultant Mary Braney to review a draft needs assessment, which is based on extensive interviews and public forums. “In post-1992 atte...

Vincent E. Gulotta

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Vincent E. Gulotta     Vincent E. Gulotta passed away peacefully in Cheshire, Connecticut, after a brief illness.  Known as Vince by some and Vinny by others, he was married for 22 years to Kathie and was stepfather to James, Meg, and Ali.  Since 2008, he worked for the Town of Chatham as Beach Supervisor on Lighthouse Beach in the summer and Building Supervisor at Chatham Community Center in the other seasons. ...

Motorcyclist Killed In North Harwich Crash

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Staff

NORTH HARWICH - A 77-year-old South Yarmouth man died when the motorcycle he was riding was struck by a van at the intersection of Depot Street and Old Chatham Road early Wednesday afternoon. Harwich Police have identified the victim as Charles Koehl, who was riding south on Depot Street when the accident happened at about 12:10 p.m.  An off-duty Harwich firefighter witnessed the crash, called for help and sta...

Paul Michael Kozar

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Paul Michael Kozar               Paul Michael Kozar, of Harwich, born October 10 th 1948 in Buffalo, N.Y. passed away on May 21 st 2018 at the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Plymouth. He is survived by his wife of 37 years Joan, son Michael and partner Brittany Bohrer of D.C. and daughter Sarah Thorpe, her husband Jason and granddaughter Emily of Cambridge, UK. He...

CHATHAM — On a weekend filled with the sounds of sizzling hamburgers and joyful family gatherings, a group of citizens took time to hear the stories of fallen veterans, the report of a rifle salute, and the mournful strains of Taps. More than 150 people attended Chatham’s Memorial Day observance at the community center Monday. SPC Ted Miller, U.S. Army, Ret., led the commemoration, and provided a “virtual to...

CHATHAM – It was a day of remembering and celebrating as members of local fishing families and those who support them gathered at the Chatham Fish Pier for the annual Blessing of the Fleet.     With the warm sun shining down, the Rev. Brian McGurk of St. Christopher's Church and Karen Murdoch of Women of Fishing Families (WOFF) offered prayers and thoughtful sentiments at the soulful gathering, hel...

CHATHAM – With the number of Preservation Awards steadily declining the past few years, the coalition that oversees the annual event voted last week not to hold an awards ceremony this year. Beginning next year, the awards will be given out every other year. The awards honor projects that use sensitivity in renovating, restoring and preserving historic buildings. They are overseen by members of the town's hist...

CHATHAM — It’s been a wet winter and spring, with Chatham receiving almost three and a half inches more precipitation than average since the start of the year. Still, starting on June 15, the town will once again impose voluntary restrictions on water use, even as it considers tightening rules on residential irrigation systems. Town officials say the need for conservation isn’t about a lack of rainfall, but ...

CHATHAM — On a recent morning, Sgt. Bill Massey stood outside Chatham Elementary School, greeting children as they stepped off the bus. Most gave him friendly fist-bumps, and one young girl flung her arms around him. Not a bad way to start the work day. Sgt. Massey is already a familiar face for students at Chatham Elementary and Monomoy Regional Middle School, but soon they’ll be seeing him just about ev...

CHATHAM – When Mac and Alex Hay opened their seafood company in Wellfleet in 1995, Mac drove to Chatham every day to buy freshly landed fish from Chatham Fish and Lobster. As it expanded to include several restaurants and seafood markets on the Outer Cape, Mac's Seafood continued to source much of its product from the Chatham company. Now, 23 years later, the Wellfleet Harbor Seafood Company, which owns the Ma...

History Abounds In Elmer Crowell Decoy Exhibit

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The Elmer Crowell barn relocated to the grounds of the Brooks Academy in Harwich Center is ready to relate the story of the world's most renowned decoy carver. The Crowell exhibit tells the story of two generations of wood-carvers, Elmer and his son, Cleon, who also had a hands-on role in the craft. “Today Crowell is considered the greatest of decoy makers. His early work, as well as the special orde...

HARWICH – Nearly 50 years ago, Army Lt. Richard Rogers, who grew up and attended school in Harwich, was killed in action in Vietnam in Long Binh province. Last Saturday morning, in the bright sunshine with a light breeze fluttering the large and small American flags on display, dozens of Harwich officials and residents, old and young, turned out to recognize the service of this decorated hometown soldier by re...