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Peter Clinton Van Aernam

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February 12,1952 - June 17, 2022      Phoenix AZ- Peter Van Aernam passed away from a heart attack at the age of 70 years old on June 17, 2022 at his Aunt’s home in Phoenix, AZ. He had just returned from a two month trip to Cambodia. Peter was born on February 12, 1952 in Albany, NY to Marian and Fred Van Aernam. He graduated from Albany Academy in 1970 and received his college degree from St. Lawrenc...

Vcevold Otis Strekalovsky

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Vcevold Otis Strekalovsky 84, of Hingham, MA and Weybridge,VT, died on June 19, 2022,   after a brief illness.      Born in Cambridge,MA, Vcevy was the son of Vcevold W. and Anna Otis Strekalovsky. A graduate of Milton Academy and Middlebury College, he held a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and Master of Civic Design from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Practicing from 1965 unti...

Frances B. Nesmith

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Chatham - Frances B. Nesmith, formerly of Harwich, died at Liberty Commons in Chatham, holding her daughter, Claudia’s hand, on Sunday, June 12, 2022. She was 95 and a half years old.  Mrs. Nesmith was born and brought up in New Bedford and graduated from Dartmouth High School in 1944. She graduated from Bridgewater State Teachers College in 1948 with a B.S. in Elementary Education. She also received her Master’s...

Richard ‘Dick’ Hunter

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CHATHAM — Richard “Dick” Hunter of Chatham passed away suddenly at his home on June 26, 2022. He was 70 years old. He is the son of the late Donald and Maxine Hunter and predeceased by his brothers Donald and Stephen. Born in Leominster on September 5, 1951, Dick graduated from Cushing Academy in 1970. After a brief stint at Nichols College, Dick made his way to the Cape and never left.  Chatham is where he meets...

Jean Kathleen Skipper

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Jean Kathleen Skipper (Brennan), 82, of Chatham, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 26th surrounded by family.   Jean was born on November 6, 1939 in Hartford, Connecticut to Cecil Joseph and Rena Brennan. Her childhood was in Boston before moving to Chatham in her teens.   Being the oldest of nine children, she had many family responsibilities, which she did with unconditional love.  She was the loving wife ...

Friends Reeling From Death Of Richard Hunter

By: Alan Pollock

Led Firefighters, Guided Airport, Welcomed Visitors CHATHAM — The sudden death of Richard “Dick” Hunter Sunday morning has left a wide circle of friends reeling, and the Chatham Fire Department in mourning. Mr. Hunter was a career firefighter who rose to the rank of deputy chief, and was the longtime chairman of the Chatham Airport Commission. He was actively involved in civic life up to the time of his dea...

WEST CHATHAM — For many people, finding an affordable place to live and raise their children on Cape Cod can seem like an impossible dream. But for the two families who will be purchasing new Habitat for Humanity homes in West Chatham, those dreams are becoming reality. Those prospective homeowners, screened by Habitat and chosen by lottery, helped raise the first walls of their new houses in an emotional cere...

CHATHAM – Last year, the town managed to pull off an almost-normal Independence Day parade, despite COVID still being present in the community. With levels of infection even lower this year, officials anticipate record-breaking crowds for the July 4 tradition. And the number of parade participants has almost reached its pre-pandemic level, according to Independence Day Parade committee chair Justin Bohannon. A...

CHATHAM — Thanks to a newly installed temporary treatment system removing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), one of the two Training Field Road public water wells is back online. While that provides some relief to the town’s over-stressed water system, abnormally dry conditions mean that mandatory water conservation measures are still important, town officials say. The select board last week issued re...

Consultant To Take Broad Look At Parking Problem

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — In a perennial game of whack-a-mole, town officials ban parking in unsafe areas, only to see parking congestion appear in new neighborhoods. To try and break that cycle, the town will recruit an expert to take a broad look at the parking shortage around Chatham, with an eye toward finding fixes in time for the summer of 2023. Assembled at the direction of the select board in February, the working gro...

Ellis Named Harwich’s New Finance Director

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Local resident Ann Marie Ellis has been named the town’s next finance director and town accountant. The selectmen affirmed the appointment this week, praising Ellis’ two decades of municipal and professional experience. “I’m pleased to present my recommendation of Ann Marie Ellis. She has an exceptional resume backed up by professional and academic experience. She’s another good person who knows what...

County Approves Funds For Harwich’s IT Services

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH -The Barnstable County Commissioners have settled the budget funding dispute with the Assembly of Delegates over staffing for the county’s information technology department. That’s good news for the town of Harwich, which contracts with the county for computer support. The commission did not get all the funds it was seeking in its budget proposal, but the $97,457 the commission voted in a supplemental ...

New Apartments Proposed For Harwich Center Buildings

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH - There will be a few changes along Main Street in Harwich Center, as the owner of the Main Street Marketplace and Royal Smoke Shop is looking to add two apartments to each of the buildings. Saumil Patel, who previously built a convenience store and two apartments at the former gas station site at 711 Main St., was before the historic district and historical commission on June 22 seeking certificates o...

Summer’s here. The harbors are filled with boats, sun worshipers are on the beaches, clam rolls are back on the menu, and The Cape Cod Chronicle’s “Helping Neighbors” campaign has returned. This is the sixth summer that The Chronicle has held its fundraising drive for the Family Pantry of Cape Cod. Since 2017, summer visitors and seasonal residents have joined locals in contributing more than $420,000 to hel...

CHATHAM — Although Chatham Anglers manager Tom Holliday has only coached shortstop Marcus Brown for 14 games, the connection between the two is much deeper. Their relationship extends far beyond Cape Cod to Stillwater, Okla., where Brown plays college ball for Holliday’s sons, Josh and Matt, at Oklahoma State. The Holliday boys have paved their own baseball paths independent of their father. Josh has coache...

ORLEANS – Travis Honeyman had heard a lot about Cape Cod. In fact, there were times the Long Island native wondered if his Boston College teammates would ever pipe down about the Cape. “I had never been to the Cape in my entire life but all of my teammates from BC that are from Massachusetts would swear by it,” said Honeyman, an outfielder from Massapequa, N.Y. “They’d say it was the best place ever and all...