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David Lane Ruggles

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David Lane Ruggles               Dave, age 62 of Harwich, passed away peacefully on January 7, 2020.  Dave is survived by his Mom, Edie Ruggles of Harwich. He also leaves his sister, Pam Domos, brother- in -law John Domos and his nieces and nephew, Carly, Heidi and Jake Domos. Dave was predeceased by his Dad, Robert Lane Ruggles.               Dave taught those closest to him how to live life without ...

Business: Need Skilled Workers? Cape Tech Needs You

By: Alan Pollock

PLEASANT LAKE — From restaurants and auto repair shops to dentist’s offices and computer firms, businesses on the Cape are hungry for skilled workers. And on March 11, they’ll have a unique opportunity to connect with around 630 of them, while helping to teach a thing or two about job hunting and networking. Cape Cod Regional Technical High School will be holding its seventh annual job fair from 12:30 to...

ORLEANS — Recent studies of sediment types and shellfish resources, and preliminary consultations with regulatory agencies, have not dredged up any issues that would stall efforts to improve navigation in Nauset Estuary, a stakeholder group learned Monday. Woods Hole Group senior coastal geologist Leslie Fields said core samples identified areas that were primarily sandy, which would mean dredged materials c...

BREWSTER — The first cuts of next fiscal year’s budgets for the Nauset Regional middle and high schools should please selectmen. Both are showing an overall increase of less than 4 percent, the cap requested by the Orleans board. At the Jan. 9 regional school committee meeting in Brewster, middle school principal Julie Kobold’s $8,485,859 budget showed a proposed increase of 2.91 percent over the current yea...

Susan McMullen Beck

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Susan McMullen Beck, 77, of Williamsburg, Va., left our world on January 1, 2020, with her husband and sons by her side.  Susan was born September 1, 1942, in Wellesley.  She is preceded in death by her parents, E.R. McMullen and Elizabeth (“Libby”) (Smith) McMullen, as well as her dear younger sister, Elizabeth (“Bess”) Richardson.                  She is survived by Donald Beck, her husband of 54 years; her ...

William J. Schwalm

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Schwalm, William J., age 81, of Natick, formerly of North Chatham, died peacefully on December 29, 2019, following a long illness.             Born in Flushing, N.Y. on August 7, 1938, he was the son of the late Walter and Katherine (Cunningham) Schwalm.  He is survived by his wife, Karen (Kuhl) Schwalm of Natick, formerly of North Chatham.  Devoted father of Greg Schwalm and family of Avon, Conn., Paul Schwal...

Anne Lowe Hall Davis McMahon

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Anne Lowe Hall Davis McMahon               Anne Hall McMahon, known by her friends as ‘Moanie,’ died peacefully in her sleep at home on December 7 th at the age of 96.  She was born in Grand Rapids, Mich. on January 23, 1923, the fifth of the six children of Marcus Brown Hall and Edith Chase Hall.  The family spent summers on Cape Cod, where she met David Meacham Davis, her husband of 55 years and father o...

Paul T. Katsiroubas

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            Katsiroubas, Paul T., of Jamaica Plain and Chatham, passed away Sunday, January 5, 2020 at the age of 63. He is survived by his best friend and love of his life, Anne (Starkey) Katsiroubas. He was a devoted father to his son Christopher and wife Candace, and daughters Paula and Caroline. He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, and extended family. Paul was preceded in death by his parents Theodore...

CHATHAM – For 13 years, Robert Moss admired the old house at 154 Champlain Rd., where the street bends at a right angle and commands a panoramic view of Stage Harbor. He walked past it whenever he was in town, and often encountered people taking photos or just enjoying the view. “It's just such an enjoyable spot,” he said. Five years ago Moss offered to buy the historic home, known as Starboard Light, and f...

CHATHAM — From the trap dock reconstruction to the long-delayed fish pier observation deck, the town has a host of waterfront projects underway. And selectmen are reassuring shellfishermen that, despite delays, their request for a new upweller building is still progressing. Now located underneath the harbormaster’s office at Old Mill Boat Yard, the aging upweller is key to the town’s shellfish propagation prog...

Top Stories Of The Last Two Decades

By: Tim Wood

As we start a new decade, we look back this week at the first 20 years of the 21 st century. Below is our list of the top 20 stories, culled from suggestions by staff and readers. It is in no way comprehensive and certainly not conclusive, but it highlights, we believe, the most significant issues and events of those years.   1. Sharks Sharks have been present, and documented, along Cape shores since ...

Fate Of West Chatham Facility Depends On May Vote CHATHAM – Town officials will begin developing designs and cost estimates for a new senior center at 1610 Main St. after voters at Saturday's special town meeting agreed to accept the donation of the 1.3-acre parcel. The fate of a new senior center will depend on a vote in May on construction funds. Owner William Marsh's last-minute decision to donate the...

Fred Bennett Remembers A Half Century Of Fishing

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

by Fred Bennett, transcribed and edited by Doreen Leggett (Captain Fred Bennett, a Chatham stalwart, has seen a lot, done a lot, and caught a lot of fish. Now 82 years old, we asked him to take a look back and inform us as to what fishing life and times were like around here half a century ago. Here is his tale.) In 1964, I started work at Ryder’s Cove Boatyard as a marine mechanic. Observing a few f...

Cranberry Valley Solar Array Goes To Planning Board

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The planning board will be acting on a site plan review special permit for a major solar photovoltaic facility at two locations at the Cranberry Valley Golf Course. The arrays are expected to generate 282 kilowatts of power annually. The project is proposed by Greenskies Renewable Energy, which was the successful bidder on a package put together by the Cape and Vineyard Electric Cooperative, the orga...

HCT Lands ‘Last Lot’ In Coy’s Brook Woodlands Puzzle

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — “It was a final piece to a land conservation puzzle we’ve worked on for 23 years,” Harwich Conservation Trust Director Michael Lach said this week of the trust’s purchase of a one-acre parcel in the Coy’s Brook/Herring River Watershed. Lach said over those 23 years the trust has managed to purchase and preserve 28 acres in the watershed, establishing the Coy’s Brook Woodlands to preserve water qualit...