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Louis H. Pells, 92

By: Nickerson Funeral Home

Louis H. Pells, aged 92, of East Harwich, died on the morning of May 9, 2016. A lifelong musician, WWII veteran, Radio and Media Executive, husband, beloved father, grandfather and great grandfather, Lou leaves behind many friends, acquaintances, and family throughout his career of providing for and entertaining all those around him. Born in Rhinebeck, N.Y., in 1924 and attending Rhinebeck Public Schools like his...

Franklin Roosevelt Yeager

By: Nickerson Funeral Home

CHATHAM -- Franklin Roosevelt Yeager passed away in the company of his daughter Lisa Mitten at Liberty Commons, Chatham, on 1 May 2016. Frank had been convalescing at Liberty Commons since early December 2015 following a fall in his home in West Chatham. He was 82, and had struggled with Parkinson’s Disease since 2010. Frank was born in 1934 in Pitcairn, Pa., the youngest of three children of Robert Yeager and Ed...

The fourth Cape Cod Women's Music Festival is coming this Saturday, May 21, at 7 pm to the Cape Playhouse in Dennis. The festival, founded in 2012 by Harwich musician Sarah Swain, welcomes a fantastic lineup of (almost exclusively) female musicians to the stage, all to benefit the Cape Wellness Collaborative. "Music on its own is such a powerful and healing force for everyone," says Swain. "It just feels ...

HARWICH ─ With winds whipping across the courts at Brooks Park, the Monomoy girls tennis team hosted Cohasset on Monday, battling fiercely but ultimately falling 4-1 in just their third loss of the season. "It was a tough match," said head coach Bill Burke. "We were down a second singles player, but I think we had other players step up. We had some very close matches." Burke was speaking about senior capt...

HARWICH ─ One look around the athletic stadium at Monomoy Regional High School and it's clear this is a cool place. But something has been missing, and now school district administrators, along with Monomoy Athletic Director Brendan Case, want to change that. On Friday a special fundraising event will be held at the field to raise money so the concession stand can finally be built. "We're trying to rally ...

HARWICH - The closing of the Dino's Harwich Port Grille, a local breakfast mainstay, has left a hole in the center of the village. For close to 50 years, residents were drawn to the breakfast eatery to debate politics and discuss local goings on. But the tradition came to end a couple of weeks ago when Constantine "Dino" Kossifos closed the door after 14 years of serving eggs and home fries seven days a w...

CHATHAM — Perhaps more than most other human endeavors, ocean rowing tests the limits of marine engineering, human endurance and mental control. For a Virginia couple preparing to depart on a transatlantic row from Chatham, it will also be a test of their relationship. Cindy Way, 41, and James Caple, 47, are waiting for a window of favorable weather before departing Chatham – possibly as soon as this weekend. Th...

CHATHAM - Town officials traveled to the state house Monday to meet with Lt. Governor Karyn Polito in hopes of gaining support from the Baker administration for efforts to scale back the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's claims of jurisdiction over the waters west of the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge. Officials said Polito understood their concerns and would convey the town's position to Gov. Charlie Baker....

CHATHAM — Officials are still reviewing the data collected from a necropsy of a North Atlantic right whale calf found dead off Chatham on May 5, but it appears that the endangered animal was alive when it was struck and wounded by boat propellers. Federal officials are investigating the incident to determine which boats were in the area at the time and whether they might have been violating a federal law that l...

Fire Station Opening Delayed By Verizon Strike

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — The public will have a chance to tour the town's sparkling new fire department headquarters Sunday, but the building isn't yet ready for use. Fire Chief Michael Ambriscoe said the ongoing strike by Verizon workers has delayed the building's occupancy by at least a month. “We had hoped to be moving in by the end of April or the first week of May,” he said. “The Verizon situation put us behind.” Since A...

Historical Society Welcomes New Exec

By: Alan Pollock

New Harwich Historical Society Executive Director Janet Cassidy has impressive credentials, but to judge her passion for history, here's what you need to know: when she moved to town about a year and a half ago, she made a bee-line for the local cemetery. “I felt like I was coming home,” she quipped. That's because Cassidy came to Cape Cod from Putnam County, N.Y., where she was president of the Patterson Histo...

MacAskill And Kavanagh Winners In Harwich Election

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Voters returned incumbent Selectman Michael D. MacAskill to a three-year term on the board and elected a new member, Julie E. Kavanagh, to a three-year term in Tuesday's annual election, which saw an extremely thin turnout with only 1,566 voters going to the polls. MacAskill was the big winner with 997 votes. Kavanagh received 789 votes, just 100 more than incumbent Linda Cebula. This will be MacAski...

May 19 Letters

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Community Keeps Station Going Editor: On behalf of the staff, volunteers and board of directors at WOMR/WFMR, I would like to thank our listeners and supporters who called into the station and pledged donations in our Spring Pledge Drive. It is because of the generosity of this community that we have been able to broadcast for more than 34 years. Thank you for always being there for us. John Braden WOM...

Democracy, With A Bullet

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With town meeting and election season over, it's helpful to look back with a critical eye toward what changes could be made to improve the processes, and just as importantly to recognize what worked well. In both Chatham and Harwich, town meetings moved through voluminous and complex warrants relatively quickly and efficiently. With literally hundreds of years of experience, it's no surprise that the communiti...

Monomoy Football Falls To Lions In Home Opener

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ The scent of baby powder in the air and the intensity of the fans in the stands remained steady throughout Monomoy football's Sept. 15 home opener, but it wasn't quite enough to fuel the Sharks in their battle against the St. John Paul II Lions, who claimed a 48-8 victory. “That was a very tough loss,” said Monomoy head coach Brandon Perry. “I just feel like they were the better team tonight, and I...

HARWICH ─ In sports it is said that attitude is everything. The Cape Tech girls varsity soccer team made that clear on Monday when they hosted rival Upper Cape Tech on their home field, falling 6-0. But don't be fooled by the score since this, according to head coach Patrick O'Neill and senior captain Cat Ready, was their most well-played game of the season so far. “This is the best game they've played all y...