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Thomas Joseph Anischik

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Thomas Joseph Anischik, 63, of Tolland, Conn. and Chatham, passed away unexpectedly at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. Tom was born on June 26, 1957 and was raised in Chicopee. He was the son of the late Joseph Edward and Lorraine Constance (Gwozdz) Anischik.    Tom received an associate of science degree in turf management from Stockbridge School of Agriculture, a bachelor’s...

John A. Keeler

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John A. Keeler was born in Boston on November 7, 1936. He died in Sandwich at the McCarthy Care Center on February 10, 2021.    He was a resident of Chatham since the 1970s.    John leaves behind his best friend and wife, Catharine Blunt.    Donations in John’s name may be made to the charity of your choice.    Burial will be private.

John R. ‘Beach’ Jones

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John R. ‘Beach’ Jones 1927 — 2021 Naugatuck, Conn. —John Robert “Beach” Jones, 93, husband of the late Cecilia (Regan) Jones, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Saturday, February 13, 2021. Beach was born on November 2, 1927, in Waterbury, a son of the late Mark and Adaline (Beach) Jones. Beach was a lifelong resident of Naugatuck and a longtime resident of East Harwich. He was an avid fisherma...

William Cullum Snow

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William Cullum Snow, age 91, passed away peacefully on February 11, 2021 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was predeceased by his loving wife, J. Anne Snow (Cummings) in 2016. Born on April 8, 1929 in Eastham, William was the eldest son of Adeline Cullum Snow and Harry Howard Snow. He lived his entire life in Orleans.    William graduated from Orleans High School in 1947 and Worce...

Mary Louise Kent

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Mary Louise Kent (10/31/1925 – 02/18/2021) Mary Louise (Horton) Kent of North Easton and North Eastham died peacefully at The Terraces Orleans at the age of 95 on February 18, 2021.  She was born on October 31, 1925 in Brockton to Robert Elwood and Frances Head (Norris) Horton, the youngest of six siblings.  Mary was the sister of the late Dana Horton, Robert E. Horton, Jennie Mahoney, Leonard Horton and Marion S...

‘Mansion Tax’ Proposal Clears First Hurdle

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — A proposal to levy a fee of one-half of 1 percent on transfers of real estate over $2 million, using the proceeds to support affordable and attainable housing, is one step closer to going before voters for consideration. Colloquially dubbed a “mansion tax” by sponsor Select Board member Jeffrey Dykens, the measure requires final approval by selectmen and the endorsement of town meeting before it co...

Chatham Fund Awards $30K To MCS, LCOC

By: Tim Wood

The Chatham Fund has awarded $15,000 each to Monomoy Community Services and the Lower Cape Outreach Council. The two nonprofits will use the money to support ongoing programs and services as well as case work related to the Chatham Coronavirus Impact Fund (CCIF). Last year, at the onset of the pandemic, the fund distributed $25,000 to Monomoy Community Services (MCS) to meet the immediate needs of Chatham r...

After the anthrax scares that followed 9/11, local towns developed plans to open emergency dispensing sites to quickly vaccinate their citizens; those plans have now been in place for years, and have been routinely reviewed and certified. Towns practice them by staging routine flu vaccine clinics.  But during the pandemic, those plans have been shelved by state officials who favor using large mass vaccination ...

Whales Return To This Year's Art In The Park

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

CHATHAM – Whales will return to Kate Gould Park for this summer's Chatham Merchants Association and the Chatham Chamber of Commerce-sponsored Art in the Park display. Last year's popular Oars in the Stores scavenger hunt will also return. Whale cut-outs from Stello Construction will be ready for distribution on March 10. Oars for the Oars in the Stores scavenger hunt will be ready for delivery on March 10 as w...

So Far, So Good: Dredging Underway At Stage Harbor

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — The Barnstable County dredge Sand Shifter is living up to its name as it works to clear the Stage Harbor entrance channel, nourishing eroded south-side beaches at the same time. The dredge began operation on Feb. 3, but adjustments had to be made to the newly rebuilt booster pump, which is stationed on Harding's Beach. The booster relays the sand-and-water slurry churned up by the dredge to another...

Monomoy Regional High School’s science, technology and engineering department is set to undergo changes that will allow students to take a deeper dive into the school’s engineering curriculum. Project Lead The Way recently awarded the school a $44,000 grant for the engineering program. The national nonprofit organization creates engaging classroom environments while paving new pathways for students interested ...

James Marceline Arboretum Gets Major Accreditation

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The James G. Marceline Arboretum, located on 25 acres in Island Pond Cemetery, received a level one accreditation on Monday from the ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program and the Morton Arboretum. It is the first arboretum to be accredited on the Cape and the fifth municipally owned one in the commonwealth. The arboretum initiative started with the cemetery commission in 2017 and came together thank...

HARWICH — As the town begins its hunt for a new town planner, Town Administrator Joseph Powers has provided an additional charge to the position, giving it the new title of director of planning and community development and assigning it the task of coordinating and overseeing the health, conservation, building and planning departments. The new director will coordinate community development department activitie...

Harwich Weighs Revisions To Wastewater Management Plan

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The town’s comprehensive wastewater management plan will be five years old in a couple of weeks, and during that time the road map for addressing nitrogen pollution in surrounding marine waters has taken a few detours. Among them was the higher-than-expected cost of sewering sections of East Harwich. The opportunity to move away from building a town treatment plant at the former landfill site and joi...

Harwich Selectmen Prepared To Turn Down School Budget

By: William F. Galvin

If Chatham Doesn't Take On Elementary Costs HARWICH — As financial chasm between Chatham and Harwich in the Monomoy Regional School District budget increases, selectmen on Monday night agreed to send a strong message to their counterparts in Chatham that action is needed this year to address the “subsidy” Harwich is paying under the regional agreement. Otherwise, selectmen made it clear they are prepared to...