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Stephanie Luty

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Stephanie Luty THE POTTED GERANIUM             Brewster - On November 09, 2018 Stephanie Luty succumbed to lymphoma and the Cape community lost a dear friend.               Stephanie was born the daughter of Phyllis Lauritsen and Harvey Lacombe and lived her early childhood in Old Town, Maine. The family moved to Connecticut when she was six and she was educated in the East Hampton school district...

Elizabeth A. (Rist) Owren

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            Elizabeth A. (Rist) Owren, 95, passed away Tuesday, September 4, 2018 after a brief stay at Pleasant Bay Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Brewster, MA.  Born March 16, 1923 in Minneapolis, Minn. to James and Mary (Parker) Rist, she was a Mid-Western girl through and through.  She was kind, compassionate, loving and hard working.  After being raised in both Minneapolis and the prairies of North Da...

ORLEANS — With no simple answers for how seals and sharks are affecting swimming off Outer Cape beaches, the best approach may be coming up with more complex questions. Shark and seal experts joined Cape Cod National Seashore leadership at Nauset Regional Middle School Nov. 14 for a public forum that laid out possibilities for better understanding the animals' behavior and using that knowledge to inform deci...

ORLEANS — The town's first taste of food trucks at Nauset Beach satisfied stomachs and, to an extent, revenue expectations. Payments didn't match those of the legendary Liam's, which in its last season before succumbing to erosion generated about $115,000 for the town, but came to around $63,000. The town spent $25,000 to install electricity and do other utility work, but with that in place things should loo...

Storm Brings High Winds, Heavy Surf

By: Alan Pollock

A coastal storm Friday morning brought gale-force winds, heavy surf and minor coastal flooding to the Lower Cape.  Inland, New England was experiencing its first plowable snow of the season, but warm temperatures on the Cape kept most of the precipitation in liquid form. The gusty winds caused isolated power outages in several locations, bringing down branches and some small limbs.  A tree on a high tens...

Virginia M. ‘Ginny’ Kangas

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Virginia M. ‘Ginny’ Kangas, 85, of Harwich passed away peacefully in her sleep after a brief illness on November 12, 2018.  The funeral service will be held on Friday, November 16 th at 10 a.m. at  Holy Trinity Church, 246 Main Street Harwich.  Visitation will be at Doane Beal & Ames, 260 Main Street Harwich on Thursday, November 15 th from 4-6 pm.              Virginia Kangas was born in Boston on Augus...

Mr. Robert L. Walsh

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            Mr. Robert L. Walsh, age 74, of Chatham passed away on Wednesday October 31, 2018. Robert was born November 11, 1943 in Providence, Rhode Island. Visiting Hours will be held at Nickerson Funeral Home, Crowell Road, Chatham on November 16 at 6:00 to 8:00 pm.             Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared www.nickersonfhchatham.com for the Bob's friends and family.   ...

BARNSTABLE — In one of the final races to be decided on election night last Tuesday, Ronald Bergstrom of Chatham narrowly unseated County Commissioner Leo Cakounes of Harwich, shifting the balance of power in the county’s executive branch. “I went to bed at 11:30 and I turned off all our phones,” Bergstrom said. With one media outlet having declared the race for his opponent, Bergstrom resigned himself to a ...

CHATHAM – After several years of planning and at least two closures due to structural problems, the popular observation deck at the town-owned fish pier has gone out to bid for reconstruction. The project is expected to be finished by June 15, just as the busy summer season is ramping up. The fish pier is the town's most popular tourist attraction, drawing upwards of 200,000 people during summer, as many as...

CHATHAM – The town-owned Eldredge trap dock and the Stage Harbor Yacht Club pier, which have existed side by side for years, will be rebuilt separately and not as a single unit. Town and Yacht Club officials had held discussions aiming at reducing costs by reconstructing the two adjacent piers in tandem rather than as separate projects. But after seeing preliminary cost estimates for the town-proposed design, ...

Kimberly Amsden of North Chatham is a member of the executive council of the Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and is leading efforts to help eradicate breast and gynecologic cancers through education, advocacy, and fundraising. The executive council is a forum of nearly 40 women business and community leaders who are committed to helping find cures for women's cancers. ...

CHATHAM – About 200 residents, including nearly 40 veterans, gathered at the community center Sunday for a somber Veterans Day ceremony, which also marked the 100 th anniversary of the end of World War I. Master of Ceremonies Robert Franz recognized veterans in the crowd, those who served in the past as well as active service members. The experience of serving in the armed forces leaves an indelible imprint, ...

CHATHAM – If not for Chatham's unique coastal geology, our country might have a very different history. When the Pilgrims sighted land from the deck of the Mayflower on Nov. 9, 1620, it was the Nauset area that they saw, just north of Chatham. Heading south toward their original destination, they ran into Pollock Rip off Monomoy, and, sensing the danger that would drag many ships down over the coming centuries...

Despite Setbacks, Round Cove Dredging Still Planned

By: Alan Pollock

EAST HARWICH — Tormented by persistent bad weather and equipment problems, the long-delayed Pleasant Bay dredging projects might seem to be cursed. But officials say they’re confident the streak of bad luck is coming to an end and the dredging of Round Cove will take place this fall as planned. The dredging adjacent to Fox Hill in North Chatham, near the entrance to Ryder’s Cove, along with the Round Cove dr...