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Robert Kuzoian

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    Robert Astor Kuzoian, 97, formally of Chatham and Harwich Port passed away on Saturday, Nov. 24. He was the beloved husband of the late Helen L Kuzoian who passed away on October 17, 2015. They were married for 72 years.     Robert was born in Providence, R.I.  on June 3, 1921 to Stephen and Paris Kuzoian.  He graduated from Cranston High School in 1939 and was accepted to Brown University but due to the ...

Donald “Chip” W. Howes

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CHATHAM- Donald “Chip” W. Howes, 66, of London, England, husband of 33 years of Catherine Howes, nee Hirst, died November 20, 2018 at St. Thomas Hospital, London, after a brief illness due to complications from lung cancer treatment.                 A 13 th generation Cape Codder and Chatham native, he was a 1970 graduate of Chatham High School. He received his undergraduate degree from UMass Amherst, and his...

Damien James Larsen

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  MARCH 29, 2011 – DECEMBER 1, 2018 ORLEANS - Damien James Larsen, 7, of Orleans and Harwich, passed away on December 1, 2018. Visitation will be held on Friday December 7th from 4 – 7pm at Nickerson Funeral Home, 77 Eldredge Park Way, Orleans. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday December 8th at 11 am at St. Joan of Arc Church in Orleans. For online condolences please visit www.nickersonf...

Philip E. Doyle

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            Philip E. Doyle, 91, of North Chatham, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at Cape Cod Hospital on November 29, 2018.  Known simply as Phil, following retirement, he resided for twenty-five years in the town he loved.               Born in Boston to Philip E. and Marie R. (McDonald) on April 26, 1927, Phil attended St. Peter's Catholic School in Dorchester, Boston College High School...

John A. Wilson

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John A. Wilson             John A. Wilson, Ph.D ., 82, of Dover, N.H. and North Chatham passed away on November 28, 2018 peacefully in his sleep.               John was born in Winchester in December of 1935.  John was married to Christal (Gile) Wilson on May 19, 2001.             John was a tenured professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of New Hampshire where he was known and recogn...

CHATHAM – At two public forums last week, residents encouraged the planning board to move forward with a zoning amendment allowing accessory dwelling units in single-family homes, but recommended that limits be placed on the number of units allowed annually and suggested that the language of the bylaw be tightened to prevent abuse. Support was not unanimous, however, with several residents warning that the byl...

Despite Chain Store Closures, Toy Drives Doing Well

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — With the closure of Toys “R” Us in Hyannis and Benny’s in Dennisport, among other retail chains, organizers of local toy drives worried that some needy local children wouldn’t find as much under the Christmas tree this year. Now, there appears to be reason for some cautious holiday optimism. “We surpassed our donation amount last year by quite a bit. I’d say, more than doubled it,” Deputy Chatham P...

HARWICH – When the Monomoy Regional School District put out a request for bids for a busing contract in January and again in November, they anticipated sifting through a host of proposals. Instead, they received none. With a need to get plans firmly in place for the next school year, the Monomoy school committee approved Superintendent Scott Carpenter's recommendation that the district begin working with the C...

CHATHAM – Folks will be celebrating Christmas By The Sea this weekend as the Chatham Merchants Association sponsors its annual holiday stroll. Events kick off Friday with a light parade and lighting of the town tree and continue all weekend long with activities, including a newly improved scavenger hunt, and open houses in many local shops. Christmas By The Sea has been a mainstay of the town's holiday season,...

New Partnership Could Boost Affordable Housing Stock

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — Like other towns in the region, Chatham has a lack of affordable housing. But it also has a scarcity of available housing for families capable of paying a mortgage, since properties under $500,000 often sell immediately after going on the market. A group of citizens and stakeholders hope to start addressing that problem using a novel approach: a private entity that quickly buys up a property that’s...

HARWICH – Educators in the Monomoy Regional School District took their message regarding fair contracts public last Wednesday when many stood outside their respective schools holding signs that read, “Monomoy Educators Go The Extra Mile.” But with rumors flying as contract negotiations continue, Superintendent Scott Carpenter emphasized that he and the school committee have the district's best interests at heart....

State Rejects Harwich Sidewalk Grant

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The sidewalk along Route 28 from Saquatucket Harbor to Harwich Port is considered the missing link in improved pedestrian safety and economic development along the expanded harbor waterfront. But officials a state Massworks Infrastructure Program grant that would have covered nearly 70 percent of the cost has been rejected. The town was seeking a grant for $576,500 to be matched with $250,000 town me...

Child Dies In Tragic Accident

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

NORTH HARWICH — The death of a seven-year-old boy Saturday has left his family, his friends and his young classmates reeling from the loss. Police say Damien Larsen was at his grandfather’s home on Main Street Extension Saturday afternoon when he was critically injured by a piece of heavy equipment, a Bobcat-style skid steer loader. The accident happened at around 3:15 p.m. at 106 Main St. Harwich police ...

Selectmen Approve Housing Coordinator On Split Vote

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — On a 3-1 vote, selectmen approved a contract agreement with Community Development Partnership, an Eastham based nonprofit, to serve as the town's new housing consultant. Selectman Michael MacAskill cast the dissenting vote, expressing concern the town was rushing the appointment, given the absence of a recommendation by the new affordable housing trust. Town Administrator Christopher Clark, who is...

Harwich Center Initiative Group Wants Stakeholder Input

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Storefronts in the village should be living entities generating economic growth and stimulus, members of the newly formed Harwich Center initiative committee agreed during their first session last week. There was certainly renewed energy behind the revitalization of Harwich Center expressed at the gathering, with more than a dozen people coming together with the committee and expressing ideas on how ...