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Fire, Explosions Destroy Garage In Commerce Park

By: Alan Pollock

SOUTH CHATHAM — Fire ripped through a vehicle repair garage in Commerce Park Thursday evening, destroying the building but causing no injuries. The blaze was reported shortly after 5:30 p.m., about 90 minutes after firefighters say an auto repair technician had removed the fuel tank from a truck, and then left the premises for the day.    The first firefighters to arrive found flames "ripping" from the...

Mary Nickerson Laird

By: Contributed

              Mary Nickerson Laird, 86, passed away on Saturday December 8.  She grew up in Chatham on Main Street at the top of Andrew Hardings Lane, with parents Lucille and Ralph Nickerson in her grandfather Jessie’s home.  Her love of the beach and Chatham was strong throughout her life of living across the United States with her husband Benjamin Laird, who passed away in 2007.  Mary and Ben met in Boston ...

Robert (Bob) Linwood Long

By: Contributed

Robert (Bob) Linwood Long               Robert (Bob) Linwood Long passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on December 7th. Bob was born in Attleboro on November 12, 1930 and moved to Chatham in November 1930 where he attended Chatham Schools.             Bob is survived by his wife of 69 years, Marge, and his three sons, Robert W. Long (Darlene) of Chatham, Ronald C. Long (Leslie) of Falmouth...

Emulous E. “Buddy” Hall III

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             Emulous E. “Buddy” Hall III, 95, a lifelong resident of Harwich, died peacefully on Saturday, December 8, 2018.  He was born in 1923 in Hyannis Hospital in what was then just a small white house behind the Cape Cod Hospital as we know it today.  Buddy was fond of saying that “God put me on this earth to accomplish a certain number of things, and I am so far behind...

Little Beach Seeks Disaster Declaration

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — With more coastal flooding virtually certain in the weeks and months ahead, residents of the Little Beach neighborhood are asking for federal help. On Friday, they will make the case that the neighborhood should be designated a disaster area. In late November, the officers of the Little Beach Association sent a letter to Gov. Charlie Baker asking for a disaster declaration, acknowledging the rep...

HARWICH – Oh, how the time did fly. Just two weeks ago, after sharing Thanksgiving dinners and collecting nearly two weeks worth of memories, it was time for students from Vigo, Spain to enjoy one last event with their Monomoy Regional High School counterparts before hopping back across the pond for home. For the second year, MRHS students hosted a group of students from Spain, during which there were visits t...

CHATHAM – The owners of the iconic house at 233 Seaview St., which overlooks Shore Road and Chatham Harbor, last week asked the historical commission to lift an 18-month demolition delay imposed last April. Owners Ronald and Ann Cami have agreed to retain the central core of the structure, built in 1927, but at a hearing Dec. 4 the commission asked to see revised plans before it formally lifts the demolition d...

CHATHAM – For more than two years, town officials, neighbors and Chatham Bars Inn have wrangled over the use of two inn-owned properties on Chatham Bars Avenue. After prolonged negotiations and a court-ordered remand, it appears as if all sides have agreed on the future of the properties. Last week the zoning board of appeals approved a special permit to allow the former bowling alley at 45 Chatham Bars Ave. t...

Fish Pier Observation Deck To Cost $1.6M

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — Bids have been opened from contractors hoping to build the new observation deck at the fish pier, and for town officials, it was like an early holiday gift. The low bid for the job, which includes the replacement of aging fuel tanks, is $1.48 million, about $400,000 less than expected. With a conservative contingency fund, the total project cost is expected to be $1,628,540. The winning bidder is W...

CHATHAM – In early June, while ramping up for the busy summer season, the staff at the Chatham Historical Society's Atwood House and Museum learned that within weeks, one of the largest donations the museum has received in several years would be arriving. “It happened very quickly,” said Executive Director Danielle Jeanloz. The donation came from Sears Atwood Eldredge, a Chatham native now living in St. Pau...

Buddy Hall Was Committed To Community

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Having served the town in many capacities for nearly 50 years and earned his place as a community icon, Emulous E. “Buddy” Hall passed away on Saturday at the age of 95. Besides his dedication to community, he is also fondly remembered for his 58 years of providing enjoyment to locals and tourists, running Bud's Go-Karts on the corner of Route 28 and Sisson Road. A lifelong resident, Mr. Hall died pe...

Cultural Districts Create A Community Story Line

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Cultural districts should serve to develop the character and a story line for their communities, Luis Cotto, of the Massachusetts Cultural Council told stakeholders in Harwich recently. Cotto, the council’s program manager, came to help local officials plan for two cultural districts in town. In two meetings on Thursday, proponents off the districts in Harwich Center and Harwich Port met with Cotto a...

Town Waiting On State Response To Alum Treatment

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The hope was the town would be treating Hinckley's Pond with alum before the end of the year, but the conservation commission has not acted on the request, absent a response to the proposal from the state's Natural Heritage and Endangered Species (NHES) program. Natural Resources Director Heinz Proft was before the commission in early October seeking the commission's approval for the proposed alum tr...

Seasonal Lobster Pot Storage A Concern In Harwich

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The storage of lobster pots in the off-season on Cape Cod has become more of a challenge as land becomes developed and locations for such storage are more difficult to find. Ken Weeks has been a lifelong lobster fisherman and he is facing that problem. Weeks was before the conservation commission last week having filed a notice of intent seeking a variance to store up to 800 lobster pots on his prope...

Harwich Center Mixed-Use Development Withdrawn

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The proponent of a new mixed-use complex on the site of the former gas station in Harwich Center has withdrawn the application from historic district and historical commission review. The proposal for the 4,000-square-foot structure has been before the commission for nearly the past six months. Attorney Howard C. Cahoon told the commission this past week his client, Samuil Patel, has decided to withd...