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Surfer ‘Fortunate And Humbled’ After Shark Encounter

By: Alan Pollock

ORLEANS — It was a little too close for comfort for a surfer off Nauset Beach Friday morning, after a white shark passed within feet of his board. “The whole experience still feels utterly surreal,” said Devon Zimmerman of Brooklyn, N.Y., reflecting on the encounter. Zimmerman was near the center of Nauset Beach, by the administration building, and had just paddled out. “It couldn't have been more than five...

A Lot Goes Into The Town’s New Treatment Plant

By: Ed Maroney

ORLEANS — The site plan review committee is on board with the final design for the town’s proposed wastewater treatment facility at Overland Way. Plans were approved last week subject to information in the final submittal. Tom Parece, senior program director for town consultant AECOM, said the site plan’s OK was one of “a myriad of permits” needed before the project is submitted for SRF (state revolving fund...

Nauset High Project Continues To Evolve

By: Ed Maroney

Editor’s note: This article was revised after its initial publication to include clarifying information. ORLEANS — The proposed renovation and expansion of Nauset Regional High School is such a big deal that even the idea of having Provincetown and Truro possibly join the four-town system is just part of the story. “This past year, we have been involved in negotiations” with the two outermost towns, Nau...

Surfer Has Close Call With White Shark Off Nauset

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

It was a little too close for comfort for a surfer off Nauset Beach Friday morning, after a white shark passed within feet of his board. The surfer, identified as a man from Brooklyn, N.Y., was paddling off the center of Nauset Beach, near the administration building, when the shark was spotted.  The scene was photographed by Joe Mault of Orleans Camera and Video, and seems to capture the surfer's surprise as ...

Joan Simonson Howe

By: Contributed

Joan Simonson Howe was born on January 11, 1930 in Montclair, New Jersey to Walter and Carol Simonson. She died on July 21, 2019 at Liberty Commons in Chatham.                 Joan’s Celebration of Life will be Saturday, September 21, 2019, 11:30 AM at The Church of the Holy Spirit, 204 Monument Road, Orleans, Massachusetts. There will be a reception following the service in the Parish Hall. In lieu of flow...

Eleanor Gayman Oakley

By: Contributed

CHATHAM - Eleanor Gayman Oakley, 92, of Chatham, died on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at Cape Cod Hospital, Hyannis as a result of medical complications.                   Eleanor was the beloved wife of and is survived by David R. Oakley, by their daughter, Lois O. Pfister and grand-daughter, Laura H. Pfister, both of Cortland, New York.  She is also survived by their son, Robert B. Oakley, Robert’s wife, L...

F. Beverly Broughton Karn

By: Contributed

    F. Beverly Broughton Karn passed into the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ August 30, 2019 after a short illness.     Born on September 11, 1928 to Esther Cahoon Broughton Beverly graduated Harwich High School and left the Cape to attend Peter Bent Brigham Hospital School of Nursing graduating with an LPN degree. Returning to Harwich she married Manton Eldredge Jr. in February 1950. To...

Claire E. Keith

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Claire E. Keith, 91, of Titusville, Fla. and Chatham died peacefully at home under hospice care and surrounded by her family on September 12, 2019.   Claire is preceded in death by her three husbands: Frederick Keith, Myron Crowe and Donald Brown. She loved spending time with her family and friends, oil painting, playing golf and duplicate bridge.  She also loved to travel, especially cruising.   Clai...

Monomoy Refuge Drops Coyote Hunting Plan

By: Tim Wood

Waterfowl Hunting Will Be Allowed CHATHAM – A plan to allow recreational coyote hunting on the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge has been scrapped. Waterfowl hunting will be allowed on the waters west of South Monomoy, but overwhelming opposition to coyote hunting, as well as the inability to complete the necessary coordination with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration regarding concern about ...

Selectmen: Chase Park Is Not Too Noisy Or Busy

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — Though they said they would investigate the possibility of planting shrubs to screen the view of the Chase Park labyrinth from a neighboring house, selectmen this week rejected the idea that activities at the park are disruptive to the neighborhood. Selectmen this week heard from Ernest “Tripp” Walen, who owns the house next to the labyrinth and who complained to the parks and recreation commission i...

CHATHAM — The owners of Outermost Harbor Marine are hoping that a special long-reach excavator owned by Plymouth County might be the best tool for dredging the entrance to Outermost Harbor. The excavator, used last year to clear portions of Allen Harbor and Wychmere Harbor in Harwich, is expected to be needed for around seven days’ work, the marina’s attorney William Riley told selectmen this week. Plymouth Co...

New Group Focuses On Saving Historic Buildings

By: Tim Wood

Benefit Screening Of 'One Big Home' Saturday CHATHAM – The process Ellen Briggs went through to save a 1930s-era windmill-shaped summer home built by her uncle along the shore of Chatham Harbor was long and complicated, involving permissions from multiple boards and negotiations with neighbors and contractors. But it worked, and today the restored building sits behind her home, just a few hundred yards from it...

New Starboard Light Proposed Filed

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

CHATHAM – A new proposal has been filed for the historic home at 154 Champlain Rd. that would save the antique building but would relocate it on the property to make room for a new house. Known as Starboard Light, the circa 1860 Cape—portions of which may date to 1800—is currently under an 18-month demolition delay order from the historical commission. Prospective buyer Robert Moss filed the application las...

In the early days of his weir fishing business, Kurt Martin had a friend who asked him take along 20-year-old Nick Muto, who was kicking around at home. Martin did. One April day the new guy was fooling around in the skiff and the outboard motor popped off and sank about 20 feet. “‘I screwed up,’” Martin remembers Muto saying. Muto stripped down, dove into the water, tied a rope around the outboard motor, a...