Archive

Kenneth William (Bill) MacLean

By: Contributed

Kenneth William (Bill) MacLean of Chatham, formerly of Lexington, died at home unexpectedly on the first day of spring, March 21, 2020.  Born on February 8,1945 to William J. and Isabel (MacRae) MacLean, Bill grew up in Yonkers, N.Y. where he was an Eagle Scout, delivered daily newspapers to 65 customers, played on community sports teams, sang in the church choir, played trombone in the school band, was high scho...

Deirdre Flannery Gollop

By: Contributed

CHATHAM and WESTON — Deirdre Flannery Gollop, described by friends as “a glowing light in this world”, passed away on Tuesday, July 20th. She was surrounded by her adoring husband, Frank, and her daughters, Kirstin, Kelsey and Caitlin. She was 74 years young. Deirdre’s greatest pride and joy was her seven grandchildren. She lives on in each of them: Sadie has her determination, Cooper her sweet sensitivity, Grace...

George Walter Fontaine, M.D.

By: Contributed

George Walter Fontaine, M.D. (June 4, 1930 – April 4, 2020)  On April 4, 2020, Dr. George Walter Fontaine passed after a long battle with congestive heart failure.  He was 89.  He leaves behind his loving spouse, Carol (nee Peterson) of Chatham, his daughter Lorraine Fontaine of Truth-Or-Consequences, N.M., his son Jeffrey Fontaine of Athens, Pa., his son David Fontaine, M.D. of Bedford, N.H. (Laurie), his dau...

CHATHAM — The Aunt Lydia’s Cove Committee is recommending that the town renew the Coast Guard’s lease of dock space at the fish pier's north jog, but only if the service commits to restoring surf-capable search and rescue service to Station Chatham. The group made its unanimous vote Monday, expressing deep concerns about the Coast Guard’s decision to remove Station Chatham’s surf rescue capability. Committee...

CHATHAM — Last New Year’s Eve, it wasn’t possible to ring in 2021 with the usual kind of revelry. But barring any resurgence of the pandemic, First Night Chatham is planning a special edition of its family-friendly New Year’s Eve bash with many favorite activities and with safety at the forefront. Naturally, at this stage in planning, most details are yet to be worked out, but in an update posted this week, ...

Chatham Yacht Club Celebrates 100 Years On Pleasant Bay

By: Elizabeth Van Wye

Unless you know it is there, you might never know that the Chatham Yacht Club is off Fox Hill Road in Chatham Port. Situated on a half-acre of land along Pleasant Bay leased from the Eastward Ho! Country Club, CYC sits on the eastern shore of the bay, just beyond Jackknife Cove, and is marking its 100th year of promoting sailing and developing sailors with a series of historic sailboat races. The yacht club wa...

Driven in part by a growing cluster of cases in Provincetown, the Cape’s COVID-19 case count has jumped exponentially, prompting more people to resume wearing masks and socially distancing. Since July 1, 765 cumulative cases were linked to the Provincetown outbreak, believed connected to July 4 gatherings. Most of those cases were Massachusetts residents, most had caused mild symptoms that did not require hosp...

Nonprofits Providing Backpacks For Kids In Need

By: Alan Pollock

Going back to school after summer break is stressful enough for kids. But if you’re a youngster whose family struggles to make ends meet, having to show up with a crummy backpack is another worry. Two local nonprofits are working to alleviate that stress by ensuring kids have new backpacks, fully stocked with school supplies, in time for the start of classes. This will be the 20 th year that the Orleans-based...

CHATHAM – It's been three years since the final curtain fell at the Monomoy Theatre, which remains shuttered with no immediate plans to reopen. Early next month, however, a number of Monomoy Theatre alumni will return for a three-night run of “The Secret Garden” at St. Christopher's Church presented free of charge as a thank you for the community's 60 years of support for the summer theater. “It's been hear...

HARWICH — The attorney for an abutter to the proposed Chloe’s Path 96-unit housing development off Sisson Road is claiming that the developer does not have the right to build on the land because it would violate a Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife covenant. Attorney Andrew Singer, representing property owners Gary Terry and Peter Donovan and the proposed developer Kemah Apartments, was before...

HARWICH — The owners of the Seal Pub argued that a surge in unruly customers is not unique to their establishment but is a post-pandemic situation restaurants and bars across the state are experiencing. The pub owners on Tuesday offered a defense against several alleged liquor license violations filed by the police department with the board of selectmen. Town Administrator Joseph Powers conducted an initial sh...

Lack Of Liquor License May Keep Harbor Restaurant Closed

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The owner of Jake Rooney's in West Harwich was awarded the lease to operate the restaurant at Saquatucket Harbor by selectmen Monday, but the unavailability of a beer and wine license may delay the opening of the harborside eatery, perhaps for the rest of the summer. Ashwood Food Services was the sole bidder when the town put out requests for proposals to lease the restaurant space through Oct. 11. B...

Toxic Algae Blooms Reported In Local Ponds

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The natural resources department reported this week the presence of cyanobacteria, a toxic blue-green algae, in the West Reservoir, adjacent to the Herring River. Natural Resources Department Director Heinz Proft said low levels of the algae have also been detected on the Brewster side of Seymour Pond and in Skinequit Pond. “It’s of concern, but it is not considered a critical situation,” Proft sa...

Fake Coyotes Keep Geese Off The Grass

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — These coyotes don’t howl at night, but they do spend a lot of time in the local parks keeping the Canada geese at bay. The recreation department and the local Little League are using “fake coyotes,” silhouette cut-outs of the predators, to keep flocks of Canada geese from feasting on grass in the parks and depositing the end result of digestion on the playing fields. Recreation Director Eric Beebe sa...

ORLEANS – The real work behind a home run chase happens hours before the first pitch. It happens outside of the batter’s box, away from the ballpark and long before any spectators arrive to the field. For Orleans sluggers Chase DeLauter and Tyler Locklear, two of the Cape League’s fiercest power hitters, the work begins in the weight room at Nauset Fit Co., where the duo meets Firebirds’ strength and condition...

Chatham manager Tom Holliday doesn’t mince his words. Ask the Anglers skipper about any aspect of the Cape Cod Baseball League and he’ll shoot you straight, often offering a colorful sound-byte that provides a glimpse at the manager’s unique outlook of baseball. Knowing Holliday is forthright, it makes the manager’s analysis of Chatham shortstop Josh Rivera all the more impressive. “He’s the real deal. He’s...