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ORLEANS — Eastham and Orleans continue to struggle to find common ground on how to dredge the clogged-up Nauset Estuary. When it met July 23, the Nauset Estuary Dredging Stakeholder Group found agreement over the area to dredge but not the width of the new channel. “I was under the impression that we kind of sorted this out,” Eastham member and commercial fisherman Jonathan Granlund said, noting previous dis...

CHATHAM – The death Monday of a woman in Maine from an apparent shark attack is a stark reminder that even though sightings are down this year, the apex predator is still present in area waters. Between June 1 and July 19, there were 54 percent fewer sightings in Cape waters compared to last year, according to the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy. But that doesn't mean sharks are not present off the coast, in ...

Nauset High School Graduation Cancelled

By: Kat Szmit

NORTH EASTHAM – Changing COVID-19 trends have necessitated another cancellation, this one impacting Nauset Regional High School’s Class of 2020, which had its scheduled July 28 commencement ceremony canceled. In the wake of stories regarding an uptick in new cases following a July 12 party in Chatham that has so far resulted in 10 new COVID-19 cases, Nauset administrators, including Principal Christopher El...

HARWICH – Three Harwich residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been linked to the July 12 party in Chatham that produced a cluster of 10 positive cases. In her weekly update Friday, Health Director Meggan Eldredge said a testing clinic for those who attended the party will be held next week. Specifics of time and place are not yet available. Chatham is holding a pop-up testing clinic Monday at the ...

Selectmen Nix September Special Town Meeting

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — Although there’s plenty of business left unfinished from this year’s stripped-down annual town meeting, none of it warrants convening a special town meeting in September, selectmen decided Tuesday. With COVID-19 still spreading at an alarming rate nationwide, and some concern about a potential resurgence of the illness locally in the weeks ahead, the board resolved last week only to hold the specia...

Town Limits Parking Near Schoolhouse Pond

By: Alan Pollock

In Bid To Limit Overcrowding CHATHAM — Selectmen this week rejected a second request by the board of health to ban parking on Sam Ryder Road in a bid to reduce overcrowding at Schoolhouse Pond Beach, opting instead to limit on-street parking to residents only. “We’re still having the issue of overcrowding on the beach,” Parks and Recreation Director Dan Tobin said. Health and Environment Director Robe...

Katherine Ann Cima

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CHATHAM – Katherine Ann Cima, of Chatham, formerly of Silver Spring, Md., died peacefully on July 12, 2020 at the age of 93.              Kay was born on December 5, 1926 in Rochester, N.H. to Brig. Gen. Conrad E. Snow and Katherine H. Snow. She moved from Rochester to Washington, D.C. with her family when her father was called to serve in the War Department just prior to the U.S. entry into World War II.  She...

Ann Marie Rondeau Morgan

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Ann Marie Rondeau Morgan, 72, of Chatham passed away at her home surrounded by her family on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 following a 6 year battle with cancer.                 Ann was born on June 16, 1948 in Nashua, New Hampshire and was the daughter of Adrian Alfred “Pete” Rondeau and Mary Ann Hardy Rondeau.                 She was a lifelong learner and enjoyed teaching others what she had learned. She taug...

Ann Arundel Jensen Stern

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            Ann Arundel Jensen Stern, 80, of Sun Lakes, Ariz. passed away peacefully at home on June 30, 2020 after a struggle with cancer and respiratory issues.                Born in Brooklyn, Annie moved as a young girl from Hollis, Queens to Northport, New York.  Ann attended The College of William & Mary (Class of 1961) and was a proud member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority keeping in regular touch...

Nursing homes have been Petri dishes for COVID-19. Across the country, 133,351 cases and 37,213 deaths from the virus happened in nursing homes, among both staff and residents. In Massachusetts, there have been 23,760 probable or confirmed cases in long-term care facilities, with 5,312 deaths as of July 16. There was at least one case of COVID-19 reported in 386 of the state's 413 nursing homes, according to the ...

All Eyes Watch For COVID-19 Uptick

By: Alan Pollock

As we pass the two-week mark after the Independence Day holiday weekend, public health officials are watching for any sign of an increase in COVID-19 cases on Cape Cod. And some evidence may be emerging. Key pandemic indicators in Barnstable County remain low, with just 13 new cases reported Monday. But the trend is beginning to rise. The rolling one-week average of new cases Monday stood at eight, up ...

Parking lots and baseball fields have become places of worship as local churches move services outdoors, providing at least some measure of personal connections to congregations that have been meeting virtually for months. Last Sunday, members of St. Christopher's Episcopal Church met in-person for the first time since the pandemic shutdown. About 110 members of the church participated in a socially distant ou...

Pop-up Testing Clinics Planned In Chatham And Harwich; Several Local Restaurants Close This story was updated at 4:20 p.m. July 24. CHATHAM –State officials have updated the number of positive cases of COVID-19 stemming from a July 12 party in Chatham to 13. A pop-up testing clinic will held Monday in Chatham to test anyone who was at the party or has been in close contact with someone who was there. H...

CHATHAM – The time frame under which town government operates, the fiscal year, runs from July 1 to June 30. The fiscal year that ended a few weeks ago was one of the most tumultuous in the town's history, beginning and ending with unprecedented natural disasters that will have local implications for years to come. A year ago today, 90-mile-per-hour winds blew through town after a tornado touched down in neigh...

Masks Mandated In Harwich Port

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH PORT— In an emergency order issued Tuesday, the board of health mandated that masks be worn in the heart of the village. The emergency order is based on an uptick in COVID-19 cases reported since Friday. Masks are required along Route 28 from Bank Street west to Lower County Road. The area is a small but busy section of the village with a lot of pedestrians, said Health Department Director Meggan Eldre...