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ORLEANS — The recreation advisory committee is exercised (as in worried or perplexed). “Our committee right now is frustrated and disappointed by what we’ve not been able to improve with the rec department, especially when it comes to programming,” committee chair Tracy Murphy told the select board June 16. “It must be welcoming, low-cost, accessible to all ages, interests, and abilities, responsive to communi...

CHATHAM – Incumbent Select Board members Cory Metters and Dean Nicastro were returned to office in Thursday's annual town election. Metters topped the vote tally with 832 votes, followed by Nicastro with 685 and challenger Tom Wilson with 406. The two three-year terms on the board were the only contested races on the ballot. A total of 1,115 voters turned out for the election at the community center, 18 per...

ORLEANS -- A driver was taken to Cape Cod Hospital after the SUV she was driving collided with an apartment building Thursday morning. The collision happened shortly before 11 a.m. at 36 Old Colony Way, an apartment building known as Hancock III.  Witnesses say the driver, who lives nearby, drove over the lawn and through the parking lot before the vehicle crashed into the first floor of the three-story buildi...

Orleans Select Board Member Resigns

By: Ed Maroney

ORLEANS - Cecil Newcomb resigned from the select board today (June 16), effective immediately. "It has been an Honor to serve the Town of Orleans as a member of the Selectboard," he wrote in a letter that did not specify the reason for his action. He had not replied to an e-mailed request for comment by posting time.   It's now up to Newcomb's former colleagues to decide whether to continue as a four-member...

Horace Worster Lewis

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Captain Horace Worster “Lew” Lewis, of West Chatham and formerly of Clearwater, Florida died peacefully of natural causes on June 8, 2021 at the age of 100. He was preceded in death by his wife of 73 years, Peggy Lewis, who passed away on April 21, 2021. Lew was born in Bangor, Maine, the son of Edgar H. Lewis and Dora I. Worster.  He and his sister Margaret were raised on a small farm along the Kenduskeag Stream...

Dennis Dwight Sheehan

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Dennis “Denny” Dwight Sheehan, 76 of East Orleans passed away peacefully on June 5, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family following a short battle with pancreatic cancer.  Denny previously resided in Bristol and Killingworth, Connecticut, before retiring to Cape Cod in 1998.   Born in Hartford, Connecticut on June 6, 1944, D-Day, otherwise known as “Denny Day” to his buddies.  Son of Fredrick and Anna ...

Maria Katerini Dounelis-Bradley

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 Maria Katerini Dounelis-Bradley, born on March 27, 1930 in Napi Lesvos, Greece, died on May 2, 2021. Maria is the eldest daughter of Peter and Anna (Salta) Dounelis of Salem and Brockton. Maria earned BA and MA degrees from Bridgewater College and taught American History at Brockton High School for 35  years. Upon retirement, Maria entered the retail industry to, as she put it, “remain active.” Maria is survi...

Plastic Bottle Ban, Boathouse Funding Approved CHATHAM – Housing dominated both the Saturday and Sunday sessions of the town's annual town meeting, with many warning that without taking significant steps to make housing more affordable, the town will lose the opportunity to become an inclusive and diverse community and risk becoming an enclave for the wealthy. “Affordable and attainable housing is a keyston...

CHATHAM – The prospect of The Squire selling cold beer in its Main Street shop did not sit well with members of the select board. Concerned that customers might drink the Squire-branded beer in public, the board voted unanimously last week not to grant a beer and wine package store license to the shop, which is across the street from the popular tavern and restaurant. Squire owner Todd Hearle said he wanted...

Bon Voyage; Rower Departs For France

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — Under squally skies Tuesday afternoon, with a tropical storm churning offshore, French adventurer Guirec Soudée pulled the first of thousands of oar-strokes that he hopes will deliver him back home. Soudée grinned and waved to well-wishers as the launch from First Light Boatworks towed his ocean rowboat down the Mitchell River, through Stage Harbor and out the South Cut to a starting location about...

Town Seeks Clarity On Water Contamination

By: Alan Pollock

PFAS Numbers Raise Questions CHATHAM — Town officials are seeking more data to determine the degree of PFAS contamination in certain public wells, even as they’re struggling to understand some of the test results they’ve already received. Town officials shut down a well off Training Field Road after PFAS levels were recorded at 40.7 parts per trillion, over the 20 ppt threshold set by state regulators for...

Senior Center Goes Down To Defeat

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – It's back to the drawing board for the council on aging. The proposed $8.3 million senior center at 1610 Main St. in West Chatham failed to muster the two-thirds vote necessary to pass at Saturday's annual town meeting at Veterans Field. The vote, 358 in favor and 326 opposed, fell 98 votes short of the 456 required for approval. The select board was scheduled to review the results of town meeting...

HARWICH – Every graduating class is unique. Each group of seniors has its own collection of students who excel in the classroom, on the field, stage or in their own respective area of interest. Each class has its own inside jokes; the students share happy memories and even some sad ones, too. Cape Cod Tech Regional High School’s class of 2021 will always hold the exclusive distinction of being the first class ...