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George Franklin Small

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Harwich - George Franklin Small, 88, passed away peacefully on Sunday February 16, 2020.  George was a lifelong resident of South Harwich where as a teenager he met his future wife of 62 years, Mary Belle Barker. He grew up in the historic Rufus H. Small home c. 1870 at 928 Route 28 where he was cared for by his beloved Nana. He left only briefly as a young boy and teenager traveling by train to be with his mothe...

Alison H. Harper

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Originally from Williamstown, long term resident of New York City and Chatham, Alison H. Harper, 83, passed away peacefully on January 28, 2020 at The Home of the Good Shepherd in Wilton, New York.     A graduate of the Northfield School for Girls, now known as the Northfield Mt. Hermon School, and an alumna of Vassar College, class of 1958, Alison was a drama major and lifelong theater enthusiast who enjoyed a ...

ORLEANS — After four decades of fighting fires for the town, the only thing left for retiring Chief Anthony Pike to battle was his own emotions as he said goodbye to staff and colleagues from around the Cape Feb. 21. “I’ve said enough over the last 40 years,” he told a crowd gathered at the station in brief remarks. “This has been a dream, to serve the community. Thank you very much.” Standing beside Pike a...

Webb Seeks OK From OKH For Demolition, New Building

By: Ed Maroney

ORLEANS — F. W. Webb is making the rounds of town boards seeking approval to tear down buildings at the former Underground Mall on Route 6A near the Brewster line and build a 38,000-square-foot, 30-foot-high combination retail and warehouse facility. On March 4 at 7 p.m., the zoning board of appeals will review requests for relief from building size and parking requirements. The next day, at 6:30 p.m., the Old...

Betty McDowell Clements

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Betty McDowell Clements of Greenwich, Connecticut, and Chatham, Massachusetts passed away peacefully in her sleep in the early morning hours of January 15, 2020 after a long and courageous battle with issues related to Parkinson’s disease. She was 84.   Born on Christmas Day, 1935 in New York City, Betty grew up on Staten Island, graduating Staten Island Academy and continuing on to her college career at Go...

Anne (Hodges) Foster

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Anne (Hodges) Foster of North Chatham, Mass., formerly of Wenham, Mass. died on February 8 th , 2020. She was the daughter of Frances (Richards) Hodges and Graham Brooke Hodges of Washington DC. Anne was predeceased by her husband, David Woodbury Foster, and her half-brother, Lt. US Army, Charles C. Pike.   As the stepdaughter of Capt., US Navy, C.H Pike, she moved many times between Washington DC, Panama, ...

Helen A. Kendrick

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CHATHAM Helen A Kendrick, 91, passed away peacefully during her afternoon nap Sunday, February 9, 2020.  She was born in North Truro to William & Rachel Forrest.  Her father (Bill) was a Life Saver there and the family lived beside Highland Light.  Before her high school years the family moved to Chatham.  Helen graduated from Chatham High School and was the top student of her class all four years.  After ...

Public Meetings Set For Airport Plan Update

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

CHATHAM — After it faced criticism for not encouraging enough public participation in its update of the airport master plan, the airport commission has scheduled three special public meetings specifically to focus on parts of the plan.  In addition to the review of specific airport plan chapters during their regular public meetings, the committee is inviting citizens to attend three informal small-group sessio...

School Committee Balks At Ceding Land For Chatham COA

By: Alan Pollock

HARWICH — Without taking a formal vote, Monomoy Regional School Committee members made it clear last week that they’re not excited at the prospect of providing the town of Chatham with access to 1.5 acres off Stepping Stones Road for a new senior center. Meeting on Feb. 11, the committee discussed the possibility of declaring as surplus the parcel of land between Stepping Stones Road and the Old Colony Rail Ta...

After Outcry, ‘C’ Buoy To Remain

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — The U.S. Coast Guard has abandoned plans to remove the lighted whistle buoy “C” that marks the entrance to Chatham Harbor. The news was announced last week by the Coast Guard, which had previously argued that the navigational aid was too difficult to keep on its station in high winds and heavy seas. The Coast Guard pledged to “pursue other additional mooring configurations to help better keep th...

CHATHAM – There is a level of “institutional stress” underlying next year's proposed town budget that may indicate it's time to step back, look at priorities and “take our foot off the gas,” according to a report from the finance committee. The fincom had a “qualitatively different response to the budget” this year rather than the usual quantitative approach, Chairman Stephen Daniel told selectmen last week. R...

$500K Sought In Upcoming Special Town Meeting CHATHAM – When the Army Corps of Engineers dredge Currituck left town recently, it had not yet completed clearing shoals from the Stage Harbor entrance channel. “It's much improved,” Harbormaster Stuart Smith said of the channel, which has silted in considerably over recent months. The Coast Guard was scheduled to move buoys to mark the best water, he said, but ...

Chatham Says Goodbye To Land Bank

By: Tim Wood

After 148 Acres And $19 Million CHATHAM – Tax bills sent to property owners in May will be the last to include a 3 percent surcharge for the Cape Cod Land Bank, which ended Jan. 1 after 20 years. During those two decades, the town used more than $19 million in Land Bank funds to preserve 148 acres of open space. The latest and last purchase through the Land Bank, 4.17 acres of waterfront land on Goose Pond,...

Senate Hopeful Kennedy Stumps For Social Justice

By: Alan Pollock

EAST HARWICH — Saying it’s time to redouble the fight on behalf of the poor, sick and disenfranchised, U.S. Senate hopeful Joseph P. Kennedy, III, D– campaigned before Harwich Democrats at Monday’s Presidents’ Day brunch. Kennedy spoke a day before his first televised debate with incumbent U.S. Senator Ed Markey, part of a rapid-fire series of campaign events around the state. The 39-year-old grandson of Rober...

Town Designates ‘James Marceline Arboretum’

By: Alan Pollock

HARWICH — The late James “Jimmy” Marceline gave generously to the town of Harwich as a civic leader, a businessman and a compassionate neighbor. He believed particularly in the value of education, having been a key supporter of Cape Tech and the Harwich schools. In a gesture of thanks last week, selectmen voted unanimously to place Mr. Marceline’s name on a new educational space: the proposed arboretum at...