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Wednesday noon update The recovery from the tornado that struck the area Tuesday continues. Harwich Center was hardest hit, but Chatham suffered extensive damage to trees and utility lines. By late Wednesday morning, the number of outages in Harwich had decreased from Tuesday's 93 percent to 67 percent, according to Harwich Police Sgt. Aram Goshgarian. While Route 124 was still closed, Sisson Road and oth...

Chatham Opens Temporary Cooling Station

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

CHATHAM -- With temperatures soaring into the 90s—and the heat index reaching triple digits—the town has opened a temporary cooling station at the community center. A notice on the town's website urges residents to call the fire department for heat-related emergencies.  Captain Mark Higgins said although no heat-related calls had been received by mid-day Saturday, the air-conditioned community center on Main S...

HARWICH – A tanker truck carrying 12,000 gallons of gasoline overturned on Sisson Road Thursday morning, releasing an estimated 4,000 gallons of fuel. The truck came to rest on its side in front of Star Market, prompting officials to close the roadway for around 16 hours during the cleanup. The driver of the 18-wheel truck told police he swerved to avoid hitting an animal. The accident was reported at 3:45 a.m...

Charles Sumner Christie II

By: Contributed

Charles Sumner Christie II, born in Providence, R.I. on April 11, 1933 to Allen and Mildred (Richardson) Christie, passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 14, 2019. Charles graduated from Moses Brown in Providence, R.I. and attended Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. He was very proud of his time at Bowdoin College, where he made and many lifelong friendships. Charles was an avid gardener as well as an ...

Andrew I. Keay

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 On July 11, 2019, age 98, of Medford Leas, formerly of Haddonfield, N.J. & Chatham, Beloved husband for 64 years of Sylvia (née Art); Loving father of Lisa Keay Hurd (Peter) of Haddonfield, N.J. & Todd Keay (Kate Duke) of Flagstaff, Ariz.; Cherished grandfather of Emily & Paul Hurd. He was one of six siblings and was recently pre-deceased by his 99-year-old brother, John Keay.  Andy began his care...

Laura Marie Doane

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Laura Marie Doane, 59, of Chatham, died Thursday July 11th. A true Cape local, she was born to Roger and Rose Wholly on May 9th 1960. She attended the Cape Cod Technical School, and later went into kitchen work at several local restaurants. Many people remember her for her vibrance and positive attitude. Many may also recall how she always made it a point to call everyone by their name. Laura never wa...

Joseph Manteiga

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Joseph Manteiga, 63, of North Chatham passed away on July 9 at home.             Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. in 1956 and son of the late Joseph Manteiga Sr. and Frances Manteiga, he graduated from Tottenville High School in Staten Island in 1974.  After high school, he started a job at Chase Manhattan Bank, and within 16 years, he worked his way to become Chief Locksmith. Being a Joe-of-all-trades, he went to Th...

At this time of year, the very words “back to school” can inspire dismay and anxiety in kids. But for children who face returning to classes without a proper backpack or the necessary school supplies, that anxiety can be significant. In two unrelated programs, the Orleans-based Homeless Prevention Council (HPC) and the Chatham Children’s Fund are asking the public to help them provide brand new, fully-stocked ...

CHATHAM – Starboard Light, the iconic historic home at 154 Champlain Rd., will not be demolished. Whether it will remain at the spot where it’s stood since being floated to Chatham from Nantucket sometime in the 1800s or will be moved to another location has yet to be determined. But William Litchfield, attorney for owner Robert Mahoney, told the historical commission Tuesday that there is no intention to t...

CHATHAM – David Burnie grew up here, and the changes he's seen over the years haven't all been positive. So when the opportunity came to preserve a part of the town's history, he didn't hesitate. “I didn't want to change it,” he said of the house at 17 Seaview St., which overlooks Sears Park and Main Street. “I think it's a beautiful-looking house.” Burnie, co-owner of Coastline Construction, is completely ...

CHATHAM — In response to what they say are problems with the whole group, not any individual member, selectmen Monday voted to abolish the embattled charter review committee. The 4-1 vote included the revocation of all committee members’ appointments. The board of selectmen stopped short of considering a measure to appoint itself as the new charter review committee. “The issues that are at hand with this ...

CHATHAM — Local author Elizabeth Rudnick Hessler has been on a roll in the past few years in terms of novelizations. Ever since 2006, she’s been novelizing films for entertainment titan Disney, and it’s proved to be a very exciting job. “I am lucky enough that when I worked at Disney, I made great contacts, and my editors and co-workers from that time are still there,” said Hessler. “They know what my strength...

CHATHAM — Though there has yet to be any big influx of workers, the contractor hired to build a new observation deck at the fish pier is making some progress, town officials say. In a report to selectmen Monday, Coastal Resources Director Ted Keon said the concrete deck on the north and south sides of the packing house has now been poured, and new shingles, windows and doors are being installed on the buildi...

HARWICH — What do Squanto, Henry David Thoreau, Teddy Roosevelt and General Motors have in common? They’ve all dealt with the movers and shakers who came from the one-mile stretch from the Herring River to the Dennis town line. known as Captains’ Row. The old Indian or cow path that drew some of the first settlers of the town in the mid-17th century soon became the home to mercantile giants, ship builders and ...

Trull: Don't Blame The Seals

By: Elizabeth Van Wye

Why are there virtually no codfish to be found in the waters off Cape Cod? Depending on who you ask, it's because of the eating habits of the thousands of gray seals now living in local waters, or it's because of decades of chronic overfishing plus ecological changes, like warming oceans. Peter Trull, Pleasant Bay Community Boating Curriculum Developer and Naturalist, comes down squarely on the latter cause. H...