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The only way to be completely safe from a shark attack, a new report released Wednesday concludes, is to stay out of the water. The $50,000 study by the Woods Hole Group analyzed 27 shark mitigation alternatives but did not recommend any single or group of solutions. The report concludes that current practices, such as “shark smart” education, heightened awareness and emergency measures such as stop the bleed ...

Kenneth Dayton Bennett

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Kenneth Dayton Bennett June 8, 1929-October 12, 2019             Harwich-Kenneth D. Bennett of Harwich passed away on October 12, 2019 at the age of 90 with his family around him. He was born in Bronx, NY. He served in the US Army 1951-1956 and was a member of the American Legion at post #0310. He married the love of his life Virginia F. Piscitelli on August 25, 1962. He is ...

Robert (Bob) E Perry

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Robert (Bob) E Perry, Sr, age 83, of South Harwich died on Tuesday October 8, 2019 in Cape Cod Hospital following a short illness, surrounded by his loved ones.             Bob is survived by his son, Robert E. Perry Jr., of Dudley and his daughter in law Kristina and his grandsons Joshua and Zachary whom he cherished, and his sister Christine Demars, of Worcester. He is preceded by his wife, Carol Ann Perry; ...

Susan Marie Hart

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                Harwich - Susan Marie Hart of Harwich passed away on October 2, 2019, after a prolonged illness. Sue was born on September 21, 1948, in Oakland, Calif., to John Milton Hanson and Jean Elizabeth Hanson. She was predeceased by her younger sister Mary E Kilburn and her brother John P Hanson.                 Sue is survived by her husband of 53 years, Walter Matthew Hart. Of Harwich.  She is also s...

John Laurence (Jack) Rafuse

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John Laurence (Jack) Rafuse 12/24/1936 - 10/11/2019             ALEXANDRIA, Va. - John Laurence Rafuse, 82, passed away Friday, October 11, 2019 at the Inova Hospital in Mount Vernon, Va. He leaves his loving wife of 56 years, Patricia Ann (Wahl) Rafuse; his children Jonathan Malcolm, Heather Anne, and Amanda Louise; his sister Frances MacDonald and her three children; his grandchildren Abby, Sam, Melia and...

Anne McLaughlin

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Anne McLaughlin, 25, of St. Petersburg, Fla., died from injuries sustained in a vehicle/bicycle accident in St. Petersburg on September 19.               Anne was born in Providence, R.I. on November 1, 1993.  She is survived by her father Mark McLaughlin of East Harwich, mother Kristin Shulman of St. Petersburg, sisters Erin and Katherine, brother Patrick, grandparents Don and Ellen Gaffney, grandmother Pa...

James Harold Goddard Jr

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James Harold Goddard Jr., 93 of Chatham and Vero Beach, Fla. passed away on the morning of October 1, 2019.             Jim was born on November 25, 1925 in Boston, to James Harold Goddard Sr. and Marion Potter Lake (Goddard) of Newton and also had a daughter, the late, Gloria (Goddard) Cutler of Squantum and his first wife, the late Nancy Anne Leonard, 73 of Chestnut Hill on September 11, 2001 in Vero Beach, ...

Fish Pier Contractor Misses ‘Final’ Deadline

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — In news that causes town officials plenty of dismay but little surprise, the contractor replacing the observation deck at the fish pier has missed the final project deadline. After multiple delays and change orders, Sciaba Construction Corp. and the town agreed on a final extension of the project completion date of Oct. 16. As of press time, it was clear that the deadline would be missed. Healt...

Plan Calls For New $4.6 Million Airport Terminal

By: Tim Wood

This is the first of two stories examining the draft master plan update for Chatham Municipal Airport. CHATHAM – Much of the attention being given to the update of the Chatham Municipal Airport Master Plan has been devoted to the proposal to allow direct instrument approach landings. But the thick, 10-chapter study, still in the development stage, contains other significant proposals which could change the ...

Pumpkin People Return To Chatham Friday

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CHATHAM – The summer residents have gone and the leaves are falling from the trees. Must be about time for the Pumpkin People to make their return. Indeed, this Friday, Oct. 18, members of the Chatham Merchants Association will be marching into Kate Gould Park to set up their autumnal creations in the group's annual Pumpkin People in the Park display, which runs through Oct. 29. This year's Oktoberfest cele...

Selectmen Narrow Potential Senior Center Locations

By: Alan Pollock

Board: Reusing Current Site Too Costly, Complex CHATHAM — It still remains to be seen where a proposed new senior center will be located, but it won't be at the existing site on Stony Hill Road. Meeting in special session last Thursday, selectmen showed interest in using either part of the Marconi campus in Chathamport or a private parcel at 1610 Main St. in West Chatham for the new council on ag...

The 'Chatham Ghost' Comes To Kate Gould Park

By: Debra Lawless

The days are getting shorter, and Chatham's Main Street can be deserted after dark as a breeze whirls dead leaves through the gutters. Sometimes, down by the lighthouse with the wind howling and nothing but the black water below, it can be downright creepy. You’re right to be creeped out, because it turns out a ghost has been haunting these streets for many years. Over a century and a half ago, the ghost wa...

Wequassett Settles Conservation Law Foundation Suit

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit filed more than a year ago against the Wequassett Resort and Golf Club by the Conservation Law Foundation which alleged the resort was illegally discharging pollutants impairing the health of marine waters. “CLF brought this case and others because nitrogen pollution is choking Cape Cod’s waters,” said CLF President Brad Campbell. “But in my 30 years of hold...

HARWICH – Students approaching the Game of Reality were initially excited to spin the wheel and see what life had in store, until, that is, they realized that more often than not the wheel landed them in a financial hole. This was just one of many lessons passed along to Monomoy Regional High School seniors during the 2019 Credit For Life event, held Oct. 10 at the high school. The event, sponsored by the Cape...

Jawsome Java Has Monomoy Abuzz

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH – Mornings just aren't the same without a comforting cup of java, tea, or hot cocoa, especially now that the weather is growing cooler. That's probably why the folks at Monomoy Regional High School are all abuzz about the SHORE Program's latest venture: the Jawsome Java SHORE Caf e . Special Education teacher Shana Grogan, who helms the SHORE (Students Having Opportunities for Recreation and Employment...