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Isabel M. LaPorte-Lamberg, 94

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Isabel M. LaPorte-Lamberg, 94, of Chatham, died peacefully at her home on Friday, February 26, 2021, after a brief illness. Isabel was born in the Bronx, N.Y. on April 22, 1926.  Daughter of the late Irene & George Stone, wife of the late Ingolf Lamberg. Educated in NYC public schools at Walton High School, graduated from Hunter College, NYC. Spent her summers in Chatham. Moved to Brewster in 1946. Taught 3 &...

Walter F. Schultz

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HARWICH – On February 24, 2021, Walter F. Schultz passed away at the age of 88. Walter was born in 1932 and raised on his family farm in Newington, Conn.  Walter married his high school sweetheart Alison (Stevens) in 1951 and together they moved around the country raising four children, making many long-lasting friendships, and eventually settling on Cape Cod. Walter and Alison left Connecticut in 1957 with child...

Kenneth “Herbie” Pratt, Jr.

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Chatham – Kenneth “Herbie” Pratt, Jr. passed peacefully on February 23, 2021 at the age of 93. Herb was born in Chatham in 1928 and remained there for the rest of his life. He graduated Chatham High School in 1946 and served in the US Army from 1946-1948, stationed in Panama. After the Army, he returned to Chatham, married JoAnn in 1952, built her their first home and began to raise their family. After sharpening...

Theodore Paul Fritsch

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The Rev. Theodore Paul Fritsch of No. Chatham, a United Church of Christ pastor who served parishes from the desert of California to coastal Maine, died peacefully on February 24 at age 91. Ted was the youngest and last surviving of three sons born to Rev. Carl Fritsch and Helen Morrill in Maplewood, Missouri. With his passing, cousin Mathias Fritsch of Friedberg In Hessen becomes the last in an unbroken line of ...

CHATHAM – Incumbent Select Board member Dean Nicastro will run for a third term, and Tom Wilson, currently the town's representative on the Cape Cod Commission, will also be seeking one of the three seats up for election on the board. Incumbent Cory Metters is also seeking a third three-year term. Wilson, retired from IT and sales management at Pepperidge Farm, currently serves on the town's charter review ...

CHATHAM – Erosion has increased along Chatham Harbor between the fish pier and Claflin Landing, across from a new washover on North Beach Island, and Chatham Bars Inn is hoping to stave further loss of its beach with an infusion of sand dredged from nearby Aunt Lydia's Cove. Changes along the stretch of shoreline began before the major washover blew out dunes and sent water cascading over the barrier beach and...

Proposed Budget Will Include Two New Firefighters

By: Alan Pollock

FinCom Identifies Housing As Town’s Top Priority CHATHAM — In the spirit of holding the line on expenses during the pandemic, Fire Chief David DePasquale did not ask for new full-time firefighters in the fiscal 2022 town budget, even though he’s made it clear that the extra hands are needed. Last week, having heard that the finance committee could support the idea, the select board asked Town Manager Jill Go...

NORTH CHATHAM – When the pandemic mandated that Liberty Commons Nursing Home lock all its doors in order to funnel all staff and visitors through the front entrance, where they were screened for symptoms, people began walking from the lower parking lot up a hill to the front door. In normal times, they'd use other, more conveniently located entrances. “It was fine all summer,” Broad Reach President and CEO Bil...

CHATHAM – The planning board approved a preliminary seven-lot subdivision plan for the former Monomoy Theatre property last week. It's the latest step in the redevelopment of the 2.7-acre property by owner Chatham Productions LLC. The proposal will require final subdivision approval by the planning board as well as a special permit from the zoning board of appeals to develop single-family homes on six of the l...

CHATHAM — The town will likely be storing 3,000 feet of dredge pipe at Harding’s Beach, and the parks and recreation commission wants to make sure the equipment doesn’t threaten visitors’ safety or the beach’s scenic vista. Coastal Resources Director Ted Keon briefed the commission on Feb. 23, saying the current dredging of Stage Harbor is transporting sand west to Cockle Cove, where it will nourish south-si...

Weather Station To Close At End Of Month

By: Tim Wood

Due To Morris Island Erosion CHATHAM – Erosion of the bluff at the Morris Island headquarters of the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge has continued in recent weeks, although the pace has slowed compared to earlier this year. Its inexorable march, however, has convinced federal officials to halt the release of weather balloons from the National Weather Service's upper air inflation building on the property and ...

Officials Ready Regional Vaccine Site

By: Alan Pollock

While Carefully Watching For Possible COVID-19 Resurgence Punctuated by warnings that new virus variants may set back the fight against COVID-19, public health officials are pushing to accelerate the vaccination process. On Cape Cod, a large regional vaccine clinic is expected to open perhaps as early as this week. The vaccine site is being established at Cape Cod Community College in West Barnstabl...

Conversion Of Royal To Apartments Approved By Plan Board

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The 26-unit Royal Apartments project was approved last week by the planning board over the objection of residents in the neighborhood who were concerned with density, traffic and parking issues that will be generated by the conversion of the assisted living facility to apartments. The proposed apartments would be located in the former Royal of Harwich assisted living facility at the corner of Bank an...

HARWICH — Wastewater infrastructure projects may be put on hold while the town makes adjustments to its comprehensive wastewater management plan. “I’m not willing to advance building any hard assets anywhere unless we go through this endeavor first,” Selectman Donald Howell said. “We’re not even sure what should be built, where and how big it should be built. I wouldn’t support anything going to town meting.” ...

Planning Board Approves Route 28 Boat Repair Shop

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The planning board has given its unanimous approval to a 4,000-square-foot boat maintenance and repair shop along Route 28 in West Harwich, despite issues raised about the aesthetics of the planned metal structure. Allen Harbor Marine Service proposed construction of a 60-by-78-foot building with a maximum height of 25 feet at 282 Route 28, to the east of Villa Roma Restaurant. The project required s...