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CHATHAM – The proposal to build an $8.3 million senior center at 1610 Main St. failed to muster the two-thirds vote necessary to pass at Saturday's annual town meeting. Discussions about affordable housing dominated most of Saturday's session. Voters approved several measures designed to help boost both affordable and attainable housing in town, including a so-called “mansion” tax on home sales of more than $2...

Betsey Ann Buck Bloomer

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   Betsey Ann Buck Bloomer of Chatham passed away peacefully at the Orleans Nursing and Convalescent Home at the age 88 on October 19th, 2020.   A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday June 19 at 10:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church Main St. Chatham with a time of fellowship to follow in the church hall. Notes of comfort may be made to Betsey’s family at  www.chapmanfuneral.com ...

Joseph W. Sweeney

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Joseph W. Sweeney, 86, of South Harwich, formerly of Bedford and Bonita Springs, Fla, passed away peacefully on May 31, 2021. Joe was born in Boston and was a graduate of Babson College and earned his MBA from Boston College.  He was a very active member of the Bedford community where he lived and gave his time for many years.  Joe was a lifelong athlete and enjoyed golfing at Cranberry Valley Golf Course in his ...

Laurel Ann Tileston

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Laurel Ann Tileston passed away peacefully, May 30 2021, on her 61st birthday, surrounded by her family. Laurel was a graduate of Chatham High School and attended Vermont College.  She worked in retail and also was employed as a home health aide.     Laurel had a fondness for animals, especially her pets that went before.   Laurel is survived by her mother, Phyllis Tileston, brothers David (Andria), Malcolm (Wend...

Joseph W. Griffiths

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Joseph W. Griffiths   February 14, 1942 – May 21, 2021 It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Joe on May 21st, 2021, after being stricken with a rare complication related to lung cancer. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 58 years, Janice (Collins), his children, Lauren of Key Biscayne, Florida, Joseph Jr. and his wife Olivia of South Boston, and Jon of Harwich Port. He is also surviv...

David Mack

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David Mack On Friday, May 21st, 2021, loving son and beloved brother passed away at age 42. Dave was born May 4th, 1979, in Sydney, Australia to Richard and Carol Mack. He was the second of three children. Dave received several degrees from fine institutions including Salve Regina, American University, and was currently enrolled in the master’s degree program Teaching English as a Foreign Language at the Universi...

Madeline Silvester

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Madeline Silvester   April 27, 1940–June 6, 2021 Madeline Silvester went to be with the Lord on June 6, 2021, surrounded by loved ones. She was born April 27, 1940 in New York City, daughter of the late Frank and Marie Lofaro. She was a graduate of Saint Lawrence Academy and received a degree in education from Hunter College. She married Ralph Silvester on July 6, 1968, and lived in Simsbury, CT, where they raise...

This is the fifth and final story in a series on the ongoing housing crisis. CHATHAM – Libby Nickerson would love to be able to live in the town where she grew up and where she works. But last fall, the house where she was living, just down the road from her parents, was sold, and she had to leave. Eventually, through word of mouth, she was fortunate to find a place to live in Orleans with a sympathetic land...

CHATHAM – The smudged sight of red, white and blue could be seen filling the stands at Veterans Park from the parking lot way off in the distance. For the first time since 2019, the home colors were on full display at the home of the Chatham Anglers. The Chatham and Cape Cod baseball communities met at the park Saturday afternoon to say goodbye to Paul Galop, a longtime Chatham Anglers volunteer and team offic...

CHATHAM – For the second year in a row, the annual town meeting will be held outdoors at Veterans Field. The session begins at noon on Saturday. Unlike last year, when the warrant was kept short to reduce the length of the session, this year's meeting weighs in at a healthy 64 articles, although nearly half may be folded into a consent calendar and addressed in a single vote. Along with the usual budgets an...

CHATHAM – Jennifer Kelly, currently principal of J.W. Martin Jr. Elementary School in North Attleboro, has been appointed as Chatham Elementary School's new principal. She will take over for Robin Millen, who has taken the position of director of curriculum assessment and student learning for the Nauset Regional School District. Kelly holds a masters degree in education and a doctorate in curriculum, teaching,...

CHATHAM — Having sailed all over the world, adventurer Guirec Soudeé recently rowed the southern passage across the Atlantic, 3,100 miles from the Canary Islands to the Caribbean, arriving on Feb. 26. But somehow, the adventure won’t seem complete if he doesn’t row back to Europe, Soudeé said with a chuckle. Winds permitting, the 29-year-old Frenchman hopes to row east from Chatham as early as this week, pulli...

CHATHAM – In less than a month, Juliet Bernstein will turn 108. She's the oldest resident in town, the holder of the Boston Post Cane, and remains as sharp as a tack. And she is adamant that she does not want to leave the home she's lived in since 1971. In order to stay at home, however, she needs around the clock care. And she's at a point where her money is running out. To try to bridge the gap between...

CHATHAM — Like adults, teens who are fighting addiction have access to rehabilitation programs, but when they emerge, they often fall back in with the same peers who introduced them to drugs. The nonprofit group RecoveryBuild is helping with its new “alternative peer group,” connecting teens in recovery with others who have been down the same road. Harwich Youth Counselor Sheila House recently gave a presentat...

CHATHAM – Of the nearly two dozen annual town meeting articles seeking Community Preservation Act funding, the most high profile is the proposal to save the former Stage Harbor Coast Guard boathouse. The historic structure now sits at a Quincy shipyard, and the $243,250 in CPA funds will cover the cost of placing the building on a barge and transporting it to its new home at 90 Bridge St. That won't happen unt...

HARWICH — If a high school education aims to prepare young adults for life’s uncertainties, the 2021 class of Monomoy Regional High School was well schooled indeed. Armed with strength forged in a pandemic, 115 new graduates turned their tassels Sunday and marched toward adulthood. Under bright sunshine on the school’s turf field, graduates and guests sat in chairs arranged to provide social distancing and wat...