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Russ Allen: Harwich’s Hidden History 7.0

By: Russ Allen

“Mr. [Stephen S.] Foster kept his feet and held the crowd at bay, showing our religion to be falsehood and hypocrisy, when [Captain Stillman Snow], a member of the orthodox [Congregational] church, who had just come from his meeting (and it was said from the sacrament), leaped like a lion onto the platform. His eyes flashed fury if not fire; his teeth and his fists were clenched, and he seemed a spirit from the p...

Ayanna Parrent And Y12SR Bring Yoga And 12-Step Recovery Together

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

When an approach to a challenge works, people tend to stick with it. When two different approaches to related challenges work, sometimes they create a harmony that enhances or even surpasses the benefit of either one alone. Such is the case with Yoga of 12-Step Recovery, also known as Y12SR, a donation-based program that offers 12-step recovery meetings combined with yoga. In combination, yoga and 12-step reco...

EAST ORLEANS — In a session that lasted more than four and a half hours, voters at Saturday’s special town meeting made key decisions about the town’s financial future, showed interest in some big-ticket projects, and approved limited marijuana retail operations in town. The entire warrant was a bit of an experiment in COVID-safe voting, with voters casting ballots from their vehicles using hand-held electroni...

Holiday ‘Adopt A Family’ Campaign Now Underway

By: Alan Pollock

ORLEANS — With so many local families focused on making ends meet during the pandemic and the economic crisis, making the holidays bright might be fairly far down on the list of priorities. But as it does each year, the Homeless Prevention Council is working to make sure that, even during COVID-19, holiday wishes can come true. “Those kids are going to come downstairs on Christmas morning hoping for a gift und...

Community Helps Cape Codder Build A House

By: Ed Maroney

ORLEANS — Jessica Shiever’s heart may have been pounding with joy when she walked up the driveway last week, but soon she was pounding nails to help make her Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod home a reality. The Eastham resident was chosen in a lottery for the new house going up on Quanset Road on a lot purchased by the town’s affordable housing trust. Last week, Shiever met on-site with Mike Sullivan, Habit...

Turnout Heavy As Local Towns Ride Blue Wave

By: Tim Wood

Democrats Forest, Lyons Win County Commission Seats Voters lined up outside local polls early Tuesday to cast ballots in what is being called the most important elections in generations. Outside the Chatham Community Center shortly before the 7 a.m. poll opening, a line of about 50 socially distanced voters stretched down the sidewalk. Nicole Lewis brought a splash of color to the overcast morning with her ...

Heavy Turnout In Historic Election

By: Tim Wood

Voters lined up outside local polls early Tuesday to cast ballots in what is being called one of the most important elections in generations. Outside the Chatham Community Center shortly before the 7 a.m. poll opening, a line of about 50 socially distanced voters stretched down the sidewalk. Nicole Lewis brought a splash of color to the overcast morning with her bright yellow Pikachu slippers. “I thought it...

EAST ORLEANS — In a session that lasted more than four and a half hours, voters at Saturday’s special town meeting made key decisions about the town’s financial future, showed interest in some big-ticket projects, and approved limited marijuana retail operations in town. The entire warrant was a bit of an experiment in COVID-safe voting, with voters casting ballots from their vehicles using hand-held electroni...

Peter James Luddy

By: Contributed

Peter James Luddy, Navy Veteran, Former Harwich Selectman May 22, 1954 – October 16, 2020               Peter James Luddy, 66, passed away unexpectedly at his home October 16 th .  Peter spent his early years in Waterbury and Wolcott, Conn., graduated from Holy Cross High School, attended Post College and served in the Navy.  He moved to Harwich in 1989, started a painting contracting business and owned ...

John A. Roy

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May 20 1929—October 17 2020             It is with profound sadness that the family of John A Roy share the news of his passing on 10/17/2020 at the age of 91.             Born on May 20th, 1929, he was the son of Alfred and Louise Roy, and brother of Claire (Roy) Fugazzi.             In 1952 he married Eva Paoletti of Plymouth and they spent thirty years together very dedicated to raising their five child...

Betsey Ann Buck Bloomer

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         Betsey Ann Buck Bloomer passed away peacefully at the Orleans Nursing and Convalescent Home at age 88 on October 19th, 2020. The daughter of the late Clayton and Francis Buck, she was born in Brockton and moved to Chatham with her family in 1941. Upon graduating from Chatham High School' in 1950 she attended the MGH School of Nursing in Boston, graduating in 1953 and completed her education receiving...

Kenneth ‘Barry’ Barrow Wood III

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Kenneth B. Wood III, 69, passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his wife and daughter on Monday, October 19, 2020 at his home in Orleans.  He fought a courageous battle with multiple system atrophy, a rare neurological disorder.         He was predeceased by his parents Anne S. and Kenneth B. Wood Jr., brother Andrew W. Wood, and sister Rebecca S. Wood.    Barry was proud to have been born in the nat...

'A Failure To Communicate'

By: Tim Wood

Town To Draft Protocols To Better Inform Citizens, Businesses CHATHAM – It's clear that town officials dropped the ball in the way downtown merchants were informed of sidewalk replacement work that will impact holiday shopping. And it's not the first time there's been a failure to communicate over a town project. “I want to stress how important it is that we have better communications,” said Selectman Cory ...

CHATHAM — Forget Halloween. For regional tourism officials, the most frightening part of 2020 happened in the spring, when it seemed that the high season for visitors might not happen at all. But the summer season turned out to be not as bad as feared, thanks in part to cooperation between businesses and all levels of government. That was one message Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Wendy Nort...

CHATHAM – The best part of working for the housing authority, said retiring executive director John Stewart, is getting to know the residents. “We've had some very colorful characters,” he said. “I don't mean that in a bad way. People have very interesting histories. It was nice to know people that way.” Tomorrow will be Stewart's last day as director of both the Chatham and Harwich housing authorities, a t...