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Woman Dies In Single-vehicle Crash

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

PLEASANT LAKE — A woman has died in a single-vehicle crash early Saturday morning on Long Pond Drive. Police and firefighters were called to the intersection of Long Pond Drive and Oak Street just before 2 a.m., and arrived to find a vehicle that had collided with a utility pole and then rolled over.  The only person inside, a woman, had sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash, police said.  The vict...

CHATHAM – Ask Monomoy Regional Middle School science teacher Nancy Gifford what makes science awesome and her answer is simple: everything. Recently, her enthusiasm for teaching earned her the Massachusetts Association of Science Teachers State Educator of the Year award, about which she's still more than a bit surprised. “I didn't see it coming,” she said. As it turns out, Gifford, who began teaching in...

William A. “Bill” Cannata

By: Contributed

            William A. “Bill” Cannata, age 86, of Plymouth passed away peacefully on November 2, 2018 at the McCarthy Care Center in Sandwich.  He was the beloved husband of Carol (Connors) Cannata for twenty-six years.  Besides his wife, he is survived by his sons William Cannata, Jr. and his wife Tessa of Walpole, Robert Cannata and his wife Maria of Westminster, Colorado, and Thomas Cannata of Walpole., his de...

Patricia Rae Kell McConnell

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Patricia Rae Kell McConnell, 92, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 28 at the Cape Cod Hospital, Hyannis, MA, after a brief bout of pneumonia. She was surrounded by her family.        Patty was born on November 17, 1925, in Monessen, Pa., the daughter of Sue Carolyn Provins and Raymond William Kell. She graduated from Charleroi High School in 1943 and Penn State University in 1947 with a BA Degree ...

Roger Williams Vose

By: Contributed

ORLEANS --- Roger Williams Vose, 63, a retired teacher and mediator, died on October 30, 2018 at the Cape Cod Hospital from complications due to diabetes. He was the son of Amelia Cutler (Thompson) Vose and Herbert Phelps Vose. Mr. Vose was born in Boston and attended Noble and Greenough, received a bachelor’s degree in religion from Vassar College and a master’s degree from the Bread Loaf School of English...

ORLEANS — By a margin of 2,726 to 1,048 , voters Tuesday approved borrowing $1.1 million for an early stage of the Nauset Beach Retreat Master Plan, with the remaining $100,000 to come from the town's free cash. The emphatic endorsement means that the town will enhance the dune protecting its buildings and parking lot from the Atlantic Ocean, but it will do little to reduce the swirl of controversy over whe...

CHATHAM – With public safety their top priority, selectmen voted Monday to investigate ways to set up a net or other barrier around the swimming area at Oyster Pond Beach to keep out both seals and sharks. The step is a short-term measure the town can implement next summer in response to citizen concerns about the increasing number of seals and sharks in local waters, board members said. Actually reducing shar...

CHATHAM – Addressing low-lying points at Outermost Harbor Marine and the adjacent Starfish Lane condominiums will provide the most effective flood protection for Little Beach, a new storm tide pathways study concludes. “If you address those two, you've just tackled 78, 80 percent of your problem,” said the report's author, Mark Borrelli, a coastal geologist and director of the seafloor mapping program at the C...

Transfer Station Revamp Could Cost Up To $8.6M

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — There's little disagreement that the town's trash transfer station and recycling center suffers from traffic congestion, odors, noise and general inefficiency. But the cost of fixing those problems is higher than expected; public works officials told selectmen last week that, using figures that are both very conservative and preliminary, the improvements could cost between $7.3 and $8.6 million. “T...

CHATHAM – The site of William and Anne Nickerson’s circa 1664 homestead proved so significant during a three-month archaeological excavation that the board of the Nickerson Family Association, Inc. (NFA) voted unanimously to extend the dig for an additional two months in 2019. A primary focus of next season will be to locate all of the outbuildings, including the barn and stables. “We have some tantalizing ...

Chatham, Harwich And Orleans Mark Veterans Day Nov. 11

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Even though the Veterans Day holiday is being observed on Monday with school and local government closures, communities will hold Veterans Day ceremonies at the traditional time and date – Sunday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. This year marks the 100 th anniversary of the official ending of hostilities in World War I. Initially celebrated as Armistice Day, the holiday officially became Veterans Day, in honor of all vete...

Fishing Gear Storage At Airport May End

By: Tim Wood

Safety Concerns Raised Over Potential For Bird Strikes CHATHAM – For more than three decades, fishermen have stored gear on vacant Chatham Municipal Airport land off Wilfred Road. The practice may soon end, however, after a wildlife consultant raised alarms about birds attracted by the gear become a hazard to airplanes taking off and landing. The airport commission was all set to end the storage and had dra...

WEST HARWICH — On Sunday, Americans come together to honor veterans, on what will be the 100 th anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended World War I. With all its witnesses now gone, the bloody battles of the Great War seem impossibly long ago and intangible. An artist, most likely a soldier in the trenches near Verdun, painstakingl...

Voters turned out in high numbers for Tuesday's state election, deciding several local races and ballot questions as well as contests for governor, federal and state legislators. In the only contested local race, Harwich voters sent Elizabeth Harder to the Barnstable County Assembly of Delegates for a two-year term. She won over incumbent Peter Hughes 3,390 to 2,752. Both had applied for the seat when Ed McMan...

HARWICH — The need for affordable year-round housing is nothing new. But town officials are hoping that a new approach – the creation of accessory dwelling units – could provide some relief. Town Planner Charleen Greenhalgh updated selectmen Monday on efforts to draft an ADU bylaw in time for voters to consider at the next annual town meeting. If enacted, the bylaw would allow accessory apartments within the...