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Albert Anthony Curt, Jr.

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CHATHAM - Albert Anthony Curt, Jr. (you can call me Al) passed away peacefully on June 20, 2021, surrounded by love. He was born in Hempstead, N.Y., on August 22, 1938, son of Albert Anthony Curt, Sr., and Ethel Forrestal Curt and younger brother of Lila Curt Horvath, all of whom preceded him in death. Al attended Fairfield Prep – and in 1956 was crowned King of the Barnum Festival. From there, he continued his e...

Edward Robert Harned, MD

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n Loving Memory Edward Robert Harned, MD June 27, 1928 - May 7, 2021 Dr. E. Robert Harned passed away on May 7, 2021, at The Terraces Orleans, surrounded by loved ones. He is predeceased by his wife, Dorothy Orechovsky Harned, and survived by his life partner, Jacqueline Hebert Beale, his daughters, Faith Harned-Smith, Hope Soo, and Judith Ann Harned; his grandchildren, Zachary and Justin Smith, and Namahoe, Tai,...

Robert C. Borthwick Jr.

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Robert (Bob) C. Borthwick Jr. passed away at the age of 82 on June 16th, 2021 at his home in Harwich, surrounded by his family. Bob was a graduate of Chatham High School class on 1957. He joined the Air Force on February 1st, 1961 and is a Vietnam Veteran.     Bob enjoyed coin collecting and building model trains and was a member of the Cape Cod Model Railroad Club and the Nauset Model Railroad club. He also enjo...

Sadie Grace (Aluia) Joyce

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Chatham – Sadie Grace (Aluia) Joyce of Chatham, formerly of New City, New York and Naples, Florida, died peacefully on June 15, 2021. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Jack, with whom she shared 54 happy years of marriage, and by her daughter, Karen Joyce Franchini. She is survived by her children, Honorable Kathleen Coffey and her husband Joseph Coffey, Patricia Joyce, Michael Joyce and his wife Martha ...

Beth Lavoie

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Beth Lavoie Hopkinton – Beth Lavoie passed away peacefully on June 19, 2021, lovingly surrounded by her family at her home of 41 years in Hopkinton. Born on March 2, 1951 in Syracuse, New York, Beth was the first of five children of the late Dolores (Reynolds) and Edward Burke. She and her late husband, Leo Lavoie, were married for 36 years.        Beth treasured spending time in Chatham, where she created a seco...

Town To Coast Guard: Where Were You?

By: Alan Pollock

Congressional Hearing Sought CHATHAM — After it took the Coast Guard 14 hours to respond to a grounded sailboat on Monomoy Point, the select board is seeking some answers, even if it takes an act of Congress to get them. Which it might. On Tuesday, the board voted to ask Ninth District Congressman Bill Keating to intervene in the case. In a letter authorized by the whole board, Chair Peter Cocolis asked Kea...

Of the top 29 fishing communities in the Northeast facing gentrification stress, Chatham is ranked third. Research undertaken by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) collated a host of indices including retiree migration and housing disruption into a story map, also highlighting voices of fishermen.  “A story map puts it into context and can help raise awareness of issues that have bee...

For the year so far, the median sale price of a single-family home in Chatham is $1,283,750, a nearly 75 percent jump from last year, when the median price was $735,500. In Orleans and Harwich, the figures are not as eye-popping, yet they still tell the story of a real estate market that's on fire. The median sale price of a house in Orleans for the year year is $977,000, a nearly 29 percent increase; in Harwi...

Back 2 Summer Sound Fest To Benefit MCS

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – It's been a long 18 months for many nonprofit organizations that have worked extra hard to meet the needs of the community and yet haven't been able to hold their traditional fundraisers due to COVID-19 restrictions. Monomoy Community Services hopes to start climbing back out of the fundraising hole with a new event, the Back 2 Summer Sound Festival, scheduled for Thursday, July 1 at the VFW on George R...

CHATHAM – Voters returned incumbent Select Board members Cory Metters and Dean Nicastro to office for another three years in Thursday's annual town election. Chatham native Metters topped the vote tally with 832 votes, followed by Nicastro with 685 and challenger Tom Wilson with 406. This is the third term for both Metters and Nicastro. The contest for the two three-year terms on the board was the only race on...

CHATHAM – Who’s the mystery person on the cover of the brand new book “I Am of Chatham: People and Their Stories”? You’ll have to wait until the release party on Friday, June 25 at Gallery Antonia to learn who writer John Whelan and photographer Kim Roderiques chose to grace their book’s cover. “This book will be fun for the people of Chatham because they’re going to know a number of the people in the book,...

Port Summer Nights Music Strolls, Band Concerts Return

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The Port Summer Nights music strolls will return to Harwich Port on Wednesday nights beginning in July, and on Tuesday nights the Harwich Town Band will entertain residents and visitors from the band stand in Brooks Park beginning June 29. The popular events were noticeably absent last summer due to COVID-19 but are returning now that pandemic restrictions have been lifted. The first music stroll wil...

Hall’s Path Disruptions Draw An Apology From Owners

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Neighbors are protesting tree clearing and road improvements along a rugged section of Halls Path, activities that brought cease and desist orders from the town and a public apology from attorney Andrew Singer on behalf of owner Paul R. O’Connell. The town blocked passage along the public way, where a five-lot subdivision is being sought on a more than eight-acre parcel under agreement to be sold to ...

HARWICH — The affordable housing trust was scheduled Tuesday night to go before the planning board for endorsement of a plan combining three lots into a 4.1-acre parcel along Pleasant Lake Avenue (Route 124) across from the park and ride lot near the Route 6 interchange. While the Estate of James G. Marceline and the Elizabeth M. Marceline Trust are current owners of the land on Pleasant Lake Avenue, the estat...

Snack Shack Lease Terminated, Selectmen Order Up Options

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Selectmen on Monday night terminated Dockside Seafood Shack's lease on the restaurant facilities at Saquatucket Harbor and ordered the town administrator to come up with a menu of options to get the eatery back up and running. The restaurant facility ran into choppy waters with the recent passing of leaseholder Joseph Griffiths. There were issues with the transition provisions in the lease and there ...

Monomoy Students Propose Solar Canopy At High School

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Monomoy Regional High School students are reaching out to town officials once again with a project designed to improve the environment. Selectmen last Monday heard a presentation from eighth grader Sophia Cohrs on behalf of her class that calls for the creation of solar canopies in parking lots at the regional high school. The canopies would provide shade for vehicles, create solar energy and reduce ...