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ORLEANS — The finance committee voted 5-3 last week to recommend against the town's purchase of a conservation restriction that would guarantee public access to Sipson Island in Pleasant Bay. “It's too difficult for most residents to access unless they have a boat in Pleasant Bay or a kayak,” member Peter Monger said. “The cost of $1.5 million could be better spent elsewhere given the parlous state of Orlean...

ORLEANS — Selectmen Chairman Alan McClennen had a message for last week's Orleans Citizens Forum about the principal wastewater article on the May 13 annual town meeting warrant. “Being incredibly conservative,” he told about 80 listeners at the senior center April 25, “I think there's a possibility we could end up with a situation where the taxpayers don't have to pay a penny for this $47 million project.” ...

CHATHAM – Perhaps the town's most iconic restaurant, The Chatham Squire, is being sold. Richard Costello and George Payne, who started the Main Street restaurant and tavern in 1968, are selling the business and real estate to Todd Hearle, a Connecticut businessman who grew up in Chatham. General Manager Richard Sullivan confirmed the sale Tuesday, stating that it is expected to be completed by Memorial Day....

Ousted Chamber Exec Gingras Accused Of Embezzlement

By: Alan Pollock

ORLEANS — Jeremy Gingras, the former executive director of the Harwich Chamber of Commerce, has been accused of embezzling funds from the chamber and its charitable foundation for years before he was fired in 2017. According to a conservative estimate from a forensic accountant, Gingras allegedly received at least $37,712.73 from the scheme. On Tuesday, Gingras was in Orleans District Court to answer two cou...

Randall Izikewicz

By: Contributed

On Thursday, February 28, 2019, Randall Izikewicz, of Chatham, devoted husband and father passed away at the age of 71.                  Randy was born on December 28, 1947 in Manchester, Conn. To parents Walter and Anna (Banavige) Izikewicz.  He was a Master Mechanic and 35 year retiree of the IBEW Local 42.  He married the love of his life, partner in crime and best friend Judi on September 7, 1991.  She was...

John Marchant Gallacher

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John Marchant Gallacher passed away peacefully at his home in Chatham on April 11th.  Born on February 19, 1927, he grew up in Philadelphia, then moved with his young family to Levittown, Pa. and then Waldwick, N.J., before finally retiring to Chatham.  John is survived by Virginia Gallacher, his loving wife of 46 years, and his children Steven Gallacher and wife Sandi, Richard Tucker and wife Laura, Andrew Tucke...

Judith A. Pangborn

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      Judith A. Pangborn, passed away on Sunday, April 14, 2019. She was the wife of Joseph A. Pangborn, Jr. to whom she was married 62 years. Mrs. Pangborn and her husband spent over 40 years vacationing at the Cape and enjoyed many evenings spent with friends at the local hot spots. For complete obituary go to www.perrymcstay.com  

Anne Elizabeth (Crowley) Leete

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HARWICH - Anne Elizabeth (Crowley) Leete, 67, of Harwich, passed peacefully after a long fight with cancer. She was a loyal and caring mother, friend, and teacher—a true force. Her sharp wit, enduring strength, and caring nature will be missed by scores of friends and family. Anne was born in Bristol, Conn. on January 14, 1952 and attended Bristol Central High School, where she sang with The Loreleis.  She gra...

Joseph Craig

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Joseph Craig               Joseph Craig, just a few days short of his 75 birthday, died unexpectedly although peacefully, on Thursday, April 18th 2019 at Tufts Medical Center, with his wife of 51 years, Louise, by his side.                Born May 1st, 1944, Joe was the son of the late Joseph and Lucille Craig.  He is survived by his two siblings, Dennis Craig and Carol Fabian.  The family lived in West O...

No Serious Injuries In Pleasant Lake House Fire

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

PLEASANT LAKE - Three Harwich Police officers were evaluated for smoke inhalation after entering a burning building Tuesday evening, looking for people trapped by the fire. The fire happened shortly before 5:30 p.m. at 25 Cedardale Rd., and the initial report was that fire was showing from a window. Officers arrived just before firefighters, and heard from neighbors that the occupants might still be inside ...

CHATHAM – The historical commission has asked the Massachusetts Historical Commission to determine if the Monomoy Theatre property is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. If the state agency issues a positive determination, it will be up to the new owner of the Main Street property to make a formal nomination to the federal National Park Service, which maintains the National Regist...

CHATHAM – “If history teaches us anything,” illustrator Bob Staake says about his cover of the April 29 issue of The New Yorker, “it's that out of flames can come rebirth.” The cover, titled “Our Lady,” depicts the iconic view of the Notre Dame towers against a background of flames which shine through the cathedral's Rose Window, indicating, as arts editor Francoise Mouly wrote on the magazine's website, that ...

CHATHAM — As part of a legal settlement with nine property owners, selectmen are moving ahead with a compromise plan to allow the town to take ownership of seven roads in exchange for a pledge not to allow sidewalks. But abutters who weren’t plaintiffs in the suit say the plan is ill-conceived, rushed, and doesn’t provide ironclad protections against future sidewalks. Following a lengthy discussion Monday at...

CHATHAM – There's usually a pretty good turnout for the annual town meeting; better, in fact, than most local towns. “Yarmouth has 20,000 voters and has trouble getting 100 people” for town meeting, said Chatham Moderator William Litchfield. “Chatham has about 5,500 voters and we get 500 at the drop of the hat.” But when it comes to the town's annual legislative session, where budgets are set and major poli...

A New And Improved Miss Fitz Hits The Seas

By: Doreen Leggett

CHATHAM – The gleaming white boat was trailered down to the ramp at Ryder’s Cove and eased into the water on an April day so windy it brought tears to your eyes. “Swing it,” said Mike Davis to the crew at Chatham Boat Company. “Go, Go Go!” Captain John Our quickly reversed the Miss Fitz and raced off to the Chatham Fish Pier. “She feels like a brand new boat,” Our said. Miss Fitz is in Chatham Harbor ...