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Markey, Lyons, Forest Win Locally In State Primary

By: Staff Reports

Local results from Tuesday's state primary reflected final tallies from across the state and region, with Senator Edward Markey, Republican Senate candidate Kevin O'Connor and Barnstable County Commission Candidates Sheila Lyons and Mark Forest winning the backing of voters in the only contested races. Markey won a decisive state-wide victory over Joseph Kennedy III. Locally, Markey bested Kennedy in Chatham 1...

Jayne Elizabeth Sully

By: Contributed

Harwich – Jayne Elizabeth Sully, 53, passed away at home on August 17, 2020 with her beloved husband of 24 years by her side and surrounded by the love and comfort of her family and friends. Jayne was heroic in her determination to stare down cancer and for over five years she never blinked. She endured two surgeries (one over 12 hours long), numerous rounds of radiation, chemotherapy, immunotherapy and interv...

Jeffrey Pease Taylor

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                                        Jeffrey Pease Taylor, 1951-2020               Jeffrey Pease Taylor, age 69 years, died peacefully on August 21, 2020 at Wentworth Douglass Hospital (Dover, N.H.) of complications from metastatic melanoma.             Jeff was the beloved husband of Catherine (Twomey) Taylor of Rochester, N.H. and Chatham.  Jeff was born at Hartford Hospital (Conn.) to Saunda (Pea...

Richard “Dick” A. Robbins

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Richard “ Dick ” A . Robbins , 84, of Port Charlotte, Florida died Monday, August 24, 2020 at home. He was born October 17, 1935 in Quincy, Massachusetts to the late Harold and Blanche Robbins.  Dick lived in Quincy until he moved Chatham, MA to run the Surfside Motor Inn for 20 plus years. He retired and split his time between Chatham and Port Charlotte and traveling the world.               There is ...

Barbara (Whitmore) Howard

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Barbara (Whitmore) Howard, 87, of Chatham and formerly of Canton, Conn., died peacefully surrounded by her family on August 25, 2020 at home.             She was born in Middletown, Conn. on July 18, 1933, the daughter of the late Stewart and Dorothy Whitmore. Barbara is survived by her son, David A. Howard of Chatham and her brother, Russell B. Whitmore of Spokane, Wash. Her husband, Allan Howard, died on Jun...

HARWICH – When Monomoy boys basketball coach Keith Arnold first considered stepping away from the sidelines, he decided to give the decision time. But as the months passed, Arnold recognized that although he loved the sport, it was time to put family first, especially his eight grandchildren. “The longer I thought about the future, the basketball part of it was always there, but it didn’t seem to have the same...

Four Squire Employees Test Positive For COVID-19

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – The Chatham Squire, one of the town's most iconic restaurants, closed Sunday after a staf member tested positive for COVID-19. After briefly reopening Monday, the restaurant voluntarily closed again Tuesday after three more employees tested positive. Owner Todd Hearle said the iconic restaurant would remain closed until at least Thursday to allow additional deep cleaning and disinfecting. “We have...

One of the takeaways from a public meeting the Monomoy Regional School District held in 2018 to get input into its strategic planning process was that the 100 or so people in attendance weren't representative of the school population. “There was a strong majority of white faces in the room,” recalled Marc Smith, the district's director of curriculum. “Even with the work we'd done with outreach, we were mis...

CHATHAM – The owners of the Monomoy Theatre property say they have collected enough signatures to call a special town meeting and were expected to turn in petitions for certification this week. Greg Clark said he was waiting to collect a few remaining petitions before totaling the signatures. “We expect to have all of the original signatures together by Wednesday and file the paperwork by Thursday,” he wrot...

Jeanloz Steps Down As Atwood Museum Director

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – After five years at the helm of the Atwood Museum and the Chatham Historical Society, Executive Director Danielle Jeanloz stepped down on Tuesday. “I have decided to retire to a more leisurely Cape Cod page,” she said in an announcement sent to historical society members Sunday, adding that she plans to remain involved “as a volunteer, member, and donor.” “It's never a good time,”...

Beachgoers Seem To Adapt To New Rules

By: Alan Pollock

And Aren’t Deterred By COVID-19 Protections On the roads and in Main Street shopping districts, the summer of 2020 was, not surprisingly, a bit muted. But aside from the social distancing and the face masks, things almost looked normal on the beaches. Last weekend, despite the cooler late summer weather, people flocked to the shoreline in impressive numbers. Nauset Beach in Orleans had hund...

CHATHAM — The town has raked in a $295,000 grant from the Massachusetts Seaport Economic Council to help design a new shellfish upweller facility at Stage Harbor. The grant will fund the next phase of engineering for the upweller and multi-use waterfront facility at 90 Bridge St. The funds will cover designs, permitting and bid document preparation for the projected $3.4 million project. The final plans m...

Questions Raised About Historical Accuracy Of Harwich Town Seal

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The Harwich town seal was designed in 1896 by renowned artist Charles D. Cahoon. The bottom half of the seal shows Pine Grove Seminary, today's Brooks Academy Museum, surrounded by trees. The top half depicts a Native American standing next to a teepee. Native Wampanoags, however, never lived in teepees. With efforts being made to correct inaccurate historical symbols across the country — monument...

Harwich Lowers Town Meeting Quorum To 100 Voters

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — It will take only 100 registered voters to reach a quorum for the annual town meeting scheduled to be held at the Monomoy Regional High School stadium field on Saturday, Sept. 26. The town has traditionally set the town meeting quorum at 150 registered voters, but given the pandemic and provisions in state statutes extending to municipalities the right to make adjustments to quorums, selectmen Monday...

Solar Array Wins Unanimous Approval Of Appeals Board

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The 12-acre photovoltaic array proposed for East Harwich received unanimous support from the appeals board this past week. There was no public comment offered on the proposal for a variance for the solar panels. The project is being proposed by DFN, Inc., Steven Clark president, owner of a 17-acre site between Depot Road and the Chatham town line, just north of the Harwich Town Forest. Access to the ...

Demolition And Reconstruction To Start At Wychmere Beach Club

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — In the past two weeks, the conservation commission and board of appeals have approved modifications to the Wychmere Beach Club redevelopment project. With one more approval needed — from the planning board — groundwork at the complex is scheduled to get underway this week. Wychmere Harbor Real Estate will go before the planning board on Thursday, Sept. 10 seeking an amended site plan review special p...