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James Bowles

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James Bowles, 61 James Bowles, 61, of Austin, Texas passed away on May 28, 2019 at MD Anderson after battling cancer. He is survived by his wife, Carla, of 37 years; sons, Justin & Jeffrey Bowles; sisters and spouses, Teresa and Stanley Otsubo of Seattle, Wash., Frances and Mike Kiser of Keene, N.H., Kathy Bowles of Boston, Caroline and Peter Shelly of Pittstown, N.J., Jeanette and David Queenan of Melrose....

Alvin Louis Stern

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Alvin Louis Stern, 82, of Sun Lakes, Ariz. passed away peacefully May 17, 2019, at home after a struggle with leukemia. After growing up in Great Neck, N.Y., Al attended Brown University, graduating and receiving his commission as a naval officer in 1959. Following his three years of Naval service, Al earned his JD degree at New York University Law School in 1965. Al started his legal career at the admiralty law ...

David Colfax Garre, Jr. (Davey)

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On Wednesday, May 29, 2019, David (Davey) Colfax Garre, Jr., passed away peacefully at the age of 47. He battled end stage renal failure coupled with rheumatoid arthritis for several years.   Davey was born on April 4, 1972 at Cape Cod Hospital and raised in Chatham. Davey attended Chatham Public School. He also attend The Pomfret School in Connecticut. Davey attended Roger Williams University in Rhode Islan...

Joan Jazowski Fellows

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Joan Jazowski Fellows died on April 12, 2019 in West Yarmouth. A resident of New London, N.H. and formerly of Weston and Belmont, she grew up in Braintree, attended Thayer Academy and graduated from Hood College, Class of 1953. She was predeceased by her husband Haynes “Pete” Fellows and former husband, William T. Blackwell of Cohasset. Joan was the former Director of Marketing for the Harvard Community Heal...

Town Prepares New Shark Safety Measures

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — With high-tech barriers or deterrent systems apparently off the table for the 2019 summer season, town officials are preparing other measures designed to keep swimmers safe from sharks and seals. Those measures include better communication, patrols, and first aid kiosks on the outer beaches. A memo from the parks and recreation department indicates that all lifeguard, beach patrol and harbor patrol...

Fish Pier Delays Vex Fishermen, Sightseers

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — With the commercial fishing and visitor seasons rapidly approaching, delays in rebuilding the fish pier observation deck are causing nerves to fray. “It’s becoming a safety issue,” commercial fisherman Doug Feeney, chairman of the town's Aunt Lydia's Cove committee, told selectmen Monday night. Commercial fishermen are unable to unload their catch in the usual way because the electric fish hoists h...

CHATHAM – Despite dredging this past winter, shoals have filled in the channel between Outermost Harbor and open water, making the marina inaccessible two hours either side of low tide. The town has provided about 30 moorings in the open water off Morris Island where the marina will stage boats for its customers. During the times when the marina basin is inaccessible, customers will be shuttled to their vessel...

CHATHAM – About 100 government, business and community leaders met at the community center Tuesday to provide input into the economic development planning process launched by Gov. Charlie Baker last month. The “engagement session” sponsored by the governor's economic development planning council focused on gaining a Cape perspective on six topics that will inform Baker's economic development policies in his se...

CHATHAM – Between fiscal years 2018 and 2019, use of the town's online bill paying system increased by 60 percent. The figure is likely to increase with the introduction of a new system that allows people to pay more bills online with fewer fees. Beginning with the next round of water bills, scheduled to be issued in the next week or two, residents and property owners will be able to pay free of charge with el...

Selectmen Hold Off On Treasure Chest Sticker Fee

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — While selectmen have approved an increase in a couple of disposal area fees, the board balked at placing a $10 fee on stickers for the Treasure Chest, the town's swap shop. The board also agreed to hold the line on the price of residential disposal area permits for this year. The proposed $10 fee for the Treasure Chest sticker drew debate last week, but questions were raised about the nature of the f...

HARWICH — There was more of a congenial atmosphere last week than previously in the planning board session with the proposed developers of a retail store proposed on Route 28 in West Harwich, even as the board contemplated sending the project to the Cape Cod Commission as a limited discretionary referral. Harwich Retail LLC is proposing to build a 7,489-square-foot store on property at 48 and 52 Route 28; the ...

HARWICH — The town and Monomoy Regional School District received good news this week from bond rating firm S&P Global, which upgraded the town's credit rating to AAA. That could mean substantial costs savings on borrowing. The change is particularly welcome with the town embarking on a multi-million dollar sewer project in the coming years. “Having the AAA rating ensures that the town will enjoy low int...

Alcohol Sales OK'd For Harbor Eatery

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — A proposal to change the harbor management plan to allow the sale of beer and wine at the Dockside Seafood Shack at Saquatucket Harbor drew a storm of protest in the public hearing before selectmen last week. On a split vote, selectmen agreed to make the change to accommodate the beer and wine license at the snack shack. Harbormaster John Rendon said the amendment was being made to address the pro...

Hinckley’s Pond Alum Treatment Planned For September

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Hinckley’s Pond is expected to receive an alum treatment in September to remove excessive phosphorus which has lead to numerous algae blooms and fish kills in the pond in recent years. Town officials were successful, after a couple of proposals, in getting the community preservation committee to provide funds from the recreational category of the Community Preservation Act for the treatment. The comm...

PLEASANT LAKE — Compared to the heavy political, financial and legislative lifting needed for the Cape Cod Tech school building project, hoisting a several-thousand-pound steel beam in place for the traditional topping-off ceremony Thursday was clearly the easy part of the job. State Sen. Julian Cyr spoke about special legislation he pursued with ...