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ORLEANS — Has the opportunity for a Lower Cape option for treating waste from septic systems come and gone? Not according to a 3-1 vote of the board of selectmen July 11 that reaffirmed the town's commitment to include a septage component in its planned wastewater treatment plant. Selectman Mark Mathison, who voted against the measure, said haulers have changed their business model since the Tri-Town plant i...

ORLEANS — Not everyone who sets up a recreational vehicle for a multi-day stay on Nauset Beach is retired. Some have obligations downtown. “If I have an RV out there and I work at night and have to leave the beach at 4 o'clock, I'd like to go back with my wife and kids after the end of my shift,” Selectman David Currier said at the July 11 meeting of his board, gathered as park commissioners. “They're curren...

It doesn't bother Al Stewart that most people know him for his 1976 song “Year of the Cat.” “Pretty much everyone I know, people in my kind of bracket, are all known for one song,” the singer-songwriter said Monday in a telephone interview from his Los Angeles home. “I would rather be known for 'Year of the Cat' than 'Disco Duck.'” Although “Year of the Cat” and “Time Passages” were his most commercially su...

CHATHAM – “Little rocket man.” “The dotard.” Prior to the summit in Singapore last month between North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump, the pair exchanged insults. Is this good diplomacy? No, said Gov. Bill Richardson, a part-time Chatham resident, during a talk Wednesday. “I’m a traditional diplomat, I’m a dull person. I just don’t believe in insults,” Richardson said. “Diplomacy i...

Malcolm Prince Root

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Malcolm Prince Root             Malcolm Prince Root passed away peacefully at home in Chatham, on June 28 with his wife Betty and daughter Lisa by his side.            Malcolm and Betty (Elizabeth S. Root) recently celebrated their 63 rd wedding anniversary, having met in Barrington, Rhode Island.  Survived by son Michael, daughters Lisa Moulton and Victoria Root, and granddaughters Melissa Moulton and ...

Thomas R.Timmins

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Thomas R.Timmins             Thomas R.Timmins of Bellingham and formerly of Chatham and Belmont passed away on June 15, 2018 at the age of 59 after a two year battle with cancer.             Tom was the son of the late Joan R. Timmins. He leaves his father, Norb Timmins and his step mother Anne M. Timmins of Chatham. Tom leaves his sisters Christine Poulter (John) of Milford, N.H. his twin sister Julie Dalr...

Joe Catandella

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  Joe Catandella                 Koloa, Kauai, Hawaii - The sun has set on this most beautiful place, and a truly beloved individual has passed from his earthly life on March 17, 2018. .                Joe Catandella, of Chatham, Massachusetts, formerly of Newington, Connecticut, and North Woodmere, New York passed away while on a happy, long anticipated vacation to Kauai.              ...

Joan Marie Williams

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Joan Marie Williams August 21, 1934 – July 9, 2018             Joan M. (Logan) Williams of Chatham passed away peacefully on Monday, July 9, 2018 at the age of 83.  She was the wife of the late Addis D. Williams.  She was the daughter of the late John and Mary (McCusker) of Brookline and the loving and caring mother of MaryAnn Williams of Italy, John and his wife Cindy Williams of Harwich, Daniel Williams o...

CHATHAM – With the town surrounded by some 60-plus miles of shoreline and dotted with many freshwater ponds and inland wetlands, the conservation department is busy. The conservation commission meets weekly and last year held more than 300 hearings and project reviews. The workload is a reflection of both the push to develop more marginal properties and the understanding that protecting the environment is protect...

CHATHAM – The board of selectmen has rejected pursuing private property for a new senior center. At an executive session July 2, the board declined two proposals from private property owners that were the result of a request for proposals the town put out for privately owned parcels that might be suitable for a new council on aging facility, according to a statement. “Out of fiscal prudence, the board decid...

CHATHAM – The controversy over the western boundary of the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge is a complicated issue, and the way the story has been portrayed in the media – that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service took over some 4,000 acres of water and submerged land west of the island in 2016 – isn't the way the agency sees things. “That is false,” Refuge Manager Matthew Hillman said of the spin the town and s...

CHATHAM — In a ruling last week, a state appeals court panel decided that a lawsuit filed by a woman who was seriously hurt in a skydiving landing at Chatham Municipal Airport in 2012 could proceed. The justices overturned a lower court ruling that the lengthy liability waiver signed by jumper Tricia Cahalane had indemnified Skydive Cape Cod and the other defendants in the case. In their July 3 ruling, Justi...

Slow Start For Downtown Paid Parking Experiment

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — If they’d rather not shark around for an available free parking space, visitors to downtown Chatham have a new option: the lot at 365 Main St., the former Eldredge Garage property. Under a newly signed contract, Chatham Valet, Inc., is operating the site as a paid parking lot, sharing the revenue with the town. While Chatham property owners can park for free, all others pay $15 per day for all-day ...

CHATHAM - Each year, it seems that there are more protected piping plovers nesting on area beaches than the year before. Ospreys, once on the brink of extinction, can be seen everywhere. And don't even start with seals, which can be found by the tens of thousands on Monomoy but are protected by federal law. If you’ve ever wondered why, you’re not alone.   Piping plovers Given the number of times they s...

Cape Verdean Festival Gets Underway On Saturday

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The second annual Harwich Cape Verdean Festival will enliven Brooks Park on Saturday. The festival showcases Cape Verdean culture and contributions to the community from residents who have come from the 10-island archipelago located 380 miles off the west coast of Africa. Last year's festival was considered a great success. The day-long event included performances by Cape Verdean International singer...