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Nature Connection: Watching Like A Hawk

By: Mary Richmond

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a watcher. I’ve watched the leaves turn in the wind, the stars twinkle in an inky indigo sky and the butterflies sipping nectar from a summer flower. Watching nature is a quiet, mostly private activity that can be done at any time in any location. I’ve watched bluebirds flirt in noisy, busy parking lots, spiders build webs in the shower and mice steal kibble from a dog wit...

CBI Launches Second Season Of Winter Art Series

By: Debra Lawless

Here’s a fun idea for art lovers this winter: The third annual Winter Art Series, 11 weeks of shows featuring Cape Cod galleries and artists, will begin at Chatham Bars Inn on Friday, Jan. 17. The series runs through Friday, March 27. “People really come—it’s been a great social thing for people,” says Domonic Boreffi, owner of Gallery Antonia at 1291 Main St. Boreffi schedules the shows. The shows are open...

Our View: Toward A More Even Playing Field

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Buried in Chatham Town Manager Jill Goldsmith's budget summary delivered to selectmen Monday was this nugget: the average value of a home in Chatham, as calculated by the town's assessing department, is now $938,145. In 2000, that figure stood at $249,975; that's a 275 percent increase in less than two decades, a rate of appreciation that would make any investor envious; during that same period, the S&P 500 h...

Letters to the Editor, Jan. 16

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Positive Progress On Senior Center Editor: The Jan. 4 special town meeting brought us one step closer to creating a viable new senior center. With the creative problem-solving skills of expert planners, a facility that meets the needs of seniors and fits the landscape can be designed. We cannot continue to criticize every site, thus never improving the situation for the intended population. Imagine the lone...

John Whelan: Chatham, An Olympic Venue

By: John Whelan

“You can’t always get what you want You can’t always get what you want But if you try sometime you find You get what you need.”   Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones wrote the song in 1969 and recorded it as part of the album “Let it Bleed.” The song was originally released as the B-side of “Honky Tonk Woman.” “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” became the much more popular side a...

David A. Bassett

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David A. Bassett UNOFFICIAL ‘POET LAUREATE OF HARWICH’ DIES             David A. Bassett, age 87, passed away peacefully on January12 in Brewster. He leaves his beloved wife Dorothy of Harwich Port; his big brother Forrest A. (Gail) of South Yarmouth; his children, Lynn Bassett of Seattle, Wash., Jeffrey (Annalisa) of Charleston, S.C. and his devoted daughter Sandi Walsh of Dennisport; five grandchildren; s...

Paul Francis Beatty

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Paul Francis Beatty died suddenly on January 5th, 2020. He is survived by his wife Catherine Connolly Beatty; three daughters: Sarah Beatty Buller and husband Mark Buller of New York City; Catherine Beatty Flowers and husband Robert Flowers of Austin, Texas; and Elizabeth Beatty Wichmann and husband Jeffrey Wichmann of Mount Kisco, N.Y.; six grandchildren: Lizzie, Jacob, and Sam Buller, and Genevieve, Paul and El...

Karen L. Witherbee

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Karen L. Witherbee Karen L. Witherbee, age 76, of North Palm Beach, Fla. passed away on January 5, 2020.  Karen was born in Pittsfield on March 15, 1943.  She married her loving husband Robert E. Flaherty on June 6, 2017 in Key West.  Karen owned the Chatham Wine and Cheese Shop.  She had a passion for cooking and solving crossword puzzles.  She is survived by her husband Robert, her son Alex, son Jon, and dau...

Herbert A. Schurmann

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  Herbert A. Schurmann                 Herbert A. (Herb) Schurmann of Chatham died at Cape Cod Hospital on January 4, 2020 with his family by his side.                 Herb was born on September 24, 1940 in Brooklyn, N.Y. the first child of Herbert and Marie Schurmann. He grew up in the German neighborhood of Ridgewood on the Queens Brooklyn border. He graduated from Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School ...

Kenneth Michael Sullivan

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Kenneth Michael Sullivan passed away peacefully in his sleep on January 11 th 2020. He was 71.                 Kenny is survived by his two children, Ashley Bothfeld and her husband Bob and Keith Sullivan and his wife Ashley; his brother Mark Sullivan and sister-in-law Anne; his sister Anasta Anderson and her Husband Dick; his granddaughter Caroline Bothfeld and his loving companion Pat (Patricia).        ...

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 ...