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George Matthew Meaney

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George Matthew Meaney, 83, died October 26, 2020 at Martin Medical Center in Stuart, Florida. George attended Columbia High School in Maplewood, N.J., where he met his wife of 60 years, Lori Colucci Meaney. He graduated from Villanova University, then served in the U.S. Navy earning the rank of Lieutenant Commander. George holds a master’s degree in international finance from New York University. He held several...

Kenneth Alan McKusick

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Kenneth Alan McKusick passed away peacefully at his home on November 3, 2020.  Ken was born and raised in Newton.  Ken’s early years on the farm helped shape his character and strong value system.  He had fond memories of delivering milk with his father, Harold, and as the baby of the family, the special attention he got from his four older siblings and stepmother, Jesse.   Beginning with an academic scholarshi...

Margaret Murray

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Harwich - Margaret Murray of Harwich passed away peacefully at home on November 5 at the age of 94.  She is by survived her children, Richard Murray, Margaret Kenyon, Mary Russell, Patricia Krause, Susan Egan, John Murray, James Murray, Joseph Murray and their spouses, and was only recently predeceased by her youngest daughter, Ann Steidel, also of Harwich.  Richard, her beloved husband of 50 years passed away in...

Eleanor Louise Marie (Canavan) Bober

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CHATHAM – Eleanor Louise Marie (Canavan) Bober, 89, of Chatham and formerly of Worcester, beloved wife of the late Herbert John Bober for 53 years, died at her home November 4 with her devoted family.                 Born in Winthrop, Ellie was the daughter of the late Ellen V. (Mahoney) and John A. Canavan. She was proud to note that she was endowed with a fighting spirit, having lived so long despite weighin...

Demolition Of Monomoy Theatre Buildings Proposed

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – Next Wednesday, the historic business district commission will hear plans to demolish five of the seven buildings on the former Monomoy Theatre property. Chatham Productions is proposing to raze all of the structures on the 776 Main St. property except the historic Washington Taylor House and the theater building. Included are the scene shop, apartment building, shed and costume shop/refreshment cent...

Officials Allege Barge Ran Aground In Quahog Nursery CHATHAM – Officials are investigating damage to seed shellfish caused by a vessel grounding out in the town grow-out area in Mill Creek. As many as 450,000 seed quahogs may have been compromised and 100,000 lost because of the damage, said Shellfish Constable Renee Gagne. While she put the value of the lost shellfish at about $7,000, the damage to the tow...

Scientists Investigate Fatal Humpback Stranding

By: Alan Pollock

Following Ambitious Rescue Attempt CHATHAM — Despite a valiant rescue effort, a young humpback whale stranded outside Stage Harbor early Saturday died before it could be moved from the shoal where it had beached itself. The 31-foot male, estimated to be three or four years old, stranded on a sand bar about 200 yards south of Crescent Beach, off Morris Island, and was first spotted early Saturday morning. Ha...

On 400 th Anniversary Of Arrival CHATHAM – On a warm, sunny November Monday, more than two dozen descendants of Mayflower passengers gathered at the Lighthouse Overlook to mark the day 400 years ago when their ancestors sailed by just offshore. Twice. On Nov. 9, 1620, land was sighted from the deck of the Mayflower for the first time since the ship left Plymouth, England, 10 weeks earlier. The Pilgrims arr...

Skate Park To Get Surveillance Cameras

By: Alan Pollock

WEST CHATHAM — Years ago, when the town needed to relocate the skateboard park from the Main Street School to a new spot on the airport grounds – and when it was moved again to Volunteer Park – some worried that the new, more remote locations would lead to more vandalism and other mischief. Though that hasn’t been a serious problem, security cameras will soon let town officials keep an eye on the park and the peo...

Engineers Examine Old Coast Guard Boathouse

By: Tim Wood

Historic Register Designation To Be Sought CHATHAM – Town officials have asked engineers working on the new shellfish upwelling building at 90 Bridge St. to assess the former Stage Harbor Coast Guard boathouse's condition, as well as the feasibility of the historic structure's use as a shellfish grow-out facility. “We've asked them to do some due diligence, see what condition it's in, would it serve our pur...

Royal Apartments Heading To Planning Board Under New Bylaw

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Under the newly approved multifamily zoning amendment, the owner of the former Royal of Harwich Center nursing home/assisted living property at the corner of Bank and Parallel streets will be going before the planning board next week seeking permits for a 26-unit apartment complex. A similar proposal for re-use of the two buildings drew opposition from residents of the area last spring, and the appli...

Harwich Food Forest Will Add Pollinator Garden Thanks To Grant

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — There will be a new flower garden at the entrance to the Harwich Food Forest Walking Commons at the Bay Road power lines in East Harwich, serving primarily as a pollinator habitat in the public gardens. The Food Forest Initiative of Cape Cod – working with the Harwich Water Department, which owns the land, and Eversource, the utility company that holds the power line easement – established a perennia...

Selectmen Temporarily Halt Work Of Noise Containment Committee

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The conflict between commercial enterprises and quality of life for residents in Harwich Port continues to increase in volume. Last week selectmen put a temporary halt to the ad hoc noise containment committee looking at the issue in order to get better control of the volume control dial. Selectman Michael MacAskill, who serves as the board’s liaison to the ad hoc committee, requested that the the co...

Commission To Allow Bogs To Naturalize

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — For several years, the conservation commission has been deliberating the future of the Herring River cranberry bogs as part of updating the Bell’s Neck Land Management Plan. Last week the commission decided to back limited management which will allow the bogs to naturalize gradually. The property was designated conservation land in 1993 and the bogs had been leased for cranberry production a couple o...

2020 Chatham Turkey Trot Takes On A New Format

By: Kat Szmit

The Chatham Turkey Trot is a Thanksgiving morning tradition and the organizers and originators of the event are looking forward to keeping the 2020 event running, albeit with a new format that turns the run/walk into a DIY event. Costumes are still encouraged, as are donations to the Lower Cape Outreach Council. The event first kicked off in 2005, started by Mary Parsons and Linda Redding, who drew inspiration...