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Anna Turner Rapata

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            Anna Turner Rapata, 96, of Chatham, passed away peacefully with family by her side, at Cape Cod Hospital on New Year’s Day after a brief illness.             Anna was very proud of her long Cape Cod heritage, being a lifelong resident of Chatham and a 3rd generation Cape Codder. She was a graduate of the Chatham High School Class of 1940 and grew up as a child playing with her brothers and sister i...

Glenn R. Bryant, Sr.

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                Glenn Bryant Sr. passed away peacefully on Monday, Jan 1st surrounded by his loving family.  He was 76.                 Glenn was born in Brockton on June 2, 1942. The son of Gertrude (Kelley) and Chester H. Bryant.  He attended Huntington Elementary School, later moving with his family to Lowell where he attended Varnum Jr. High and Lowell High Schools.  He received his B.A. from Boston Univer...

Esther P. MacSwan

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Esther P. MacSwan 08/27/1914 - 2/31/2018               Esther MacSwan of Cromwell, Conn., formerly of South Chatham and Belmont died peacefully on December 31, 2018 at the age of 104.             She and her late husband, Alastair built a summer home on Cockle Cove Hill in the mid-1950s and became year around residents in 1972.              She leaves her son Jack of Concord, daughter-in-law Joan M...

Philip A. “Phil” Christophe

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            Philip A. “Phil” Christophe, 86, of Chatham and formerly of Needham, passed away on December 20, 2018.  Phil was born and raised in Needham and graduated from Needham High School, Dartmouth College and the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration.  Before his retirement, he was President and CEO of Rochester Shoe Tree Company and previously worked as Vice President of Finance and Administration at ...

CHATHAM – For more than six decades, local theater enthusiasts have flocked to the Monomoy Theatre to see shows evoking a sense of Broadway in their backyard. Now, the future of the landmark is in jeopardy after recent health and safety violations prompted the University of Hartford to terminate its lease, which in turn has motivated the property owners to put the property up for sale in the coming weeks. The ...

Chatham Joins Regional Shark ‘Mitigation’ Study

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — Saying they favor a regional approach based on sound science, selectmen Monday signed on to a study of ways to control the risks posed to swimmers and beachgoers by great white sharks. To be conducted by the Woods Hole Group, the study is expected to yield a report by the early summer. While some of the recommendations may take years to implement, others might be put in place in time for the 2019 b...

CHATHAM – For more than 60 years, the Chatham Candy Manor has been an anchor on the east end of Main Street, a sweet spot that keeps the iconic chocolate shop bustling year-round. For that entire time, the business has been owned and operated by the same family. Now new owners are taking over, but the shop will remain within the family – the Candy Manor family. Owners Naomi Turner and David Veach announced ...

CHATHAM – Seven environmental groups that signed a letter opposing federal legislation to change the western boundary of the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge have been invited to meet with town officials next month to try to resolve their differences. Given the new Democratic majority in the House of Representatives, some of the concerns expressed in a March 2017 letter from environmental organizations regardi...

With Deadline Soon, Projects Line Up For CPA Funds

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — From new bike path crossing lights to an affordable housing consultant, Community Preservation Act funds are being eyed for a variety of projects. And more applications are likely to trickle in as the Jan. 15 deadline approaches. The community preservation committee reviewed some of the applications this week, and will hold a second session on Jan. 14 at 4 p.m. at the community center. As of this w...

Opinions Sought On Harwich Center Revitalization

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Stakeholders and residents throughout the community are being urged to attend a Harwich Center initiative committee public forum and provide input on restoring the economic, aesthetic and historic vibrancy of the village. The committee, formed by the board of selectmen at the urging of residents of the village, has established a mission to develop and advocate specific, well thought-out recommendatio...

Games Named To Interim School Committee Post

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — After more than an hour of discussion among the four candidates vying for a vacant seat on the Monomoy Regional School Committee on Monday night, selectmen and the Harwich members of the regional panel chose Tina Games to fill the position. The school committee seat became available after member Steve Craffey resigned Nov. 27, saying he had taken a new job in which he will be doing a lot of traveling...

Harwich Assistant Town Administrator Is Let Go

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Assistant Town Administrator Evan N. Melillo has not survived his extended probationary period. Town Administrator Christopher Clark said this week he made the decision to terminate the assistant town administrator's employment. Melillo finished his last day on the job on Friday. On Monday former longtime Yarmouth town administrator Bob Lawton was back in town hall working as interim assistant town a...

COA Honors Volunteers, Presents Laurel Awards

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — With 52 percent of Harwich residents over 60 years of age, the work of the council on aging would be daunting without the commitment of approximately 100 volunteers who help provide services to seniors. Last Thursday the COA held a luncheon at Jake Rooney's restaurant to honor the volunteers. The COA also recognized three of the participants as Volunteers of the Year, presenting the Laurel Award to S...

HARWICH – The Monomoy girls basketball team was looking for a way to bounce back after a tough loss to Nauset and did so with a commanding Cape and Islands League victory against Sturgis West on Monday night in a game that saw the Sharks' bench shine. Two Monomoy players earned their first-ever varsity scores in the outing, with freshman Lexi Hyora netting six points overall while eighth grader Lucy Mawn had t...

Furies Strong In Spite Of 4-0 Loss To Barnstable

By: Kat Szmit

HYANNIS – As is the case in many athletic events, the scoreboard at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center didn't tell the whole story in the Cape Cod Furies 4-0 loss to Barnstable on Jan. 5, but fans of the Furies will tell you that while their team might have lost, they played hard from start to finish, with goalkeeper Molly McKenna leading the charge. Thanks to McKenna's quick reflexes and solid defensive h...

With the holidays behind us, we've closed the books on the Chronicle's 2018 Helping Neighbors campaign, and it was a resounding success. Between Thanksgiving and New Year's, Cape Cod Chronicle readers donated more than $40,000 to the Family Pantry of Cape Cod. While it fell short of its ambitious $60,000 goal, the holiday campaign nonetheless provided the Pantry with a financial boost at an important time. ...