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Marsh Reaffirms Willingness To Donate Land For COA

By: Staff Reports and Contributors

CHATHAM — It seems the possibility of locating a new council on aging at 1610 Main St., West Chatham, is back on the table after property owner Bill Marsh reaffirmed his willingness to donate the land to the town for that purpose. A news release issued by the town Friday announced that Marsh has recommitted to donating the land for a new Center for Active Living. The gift will be presented to the select board ...

Norma Joan Shaughnessy

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Norma Joan Shaughnessy of Naples, FL, passed away peacefully at Avow Hospice House on January 9, 2023, with children by her side. She was 94. Born November 18, 1928, to Jennie G (Foley) and Charles E Hayward, Norma spent her early years in Worcester, MA. She earned an Associate’s Degree from Mt. Ida College in Newton, MA, with training to become an airline stewardess. She worked o...

Mary Jane Gibson

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Mary Jane passed away at home with her family on January 10, 4 weeks shy of her 90th birthday. She is survived by her four children and their spouses: Rachel Gibson and Peter Schwartz of Woodcliff Lake, NJ; Nathan and Ellen Gibson of Newton; Mark and Amy Gibson of Eastham; Becky and Mike Steiner of Slingerlands, NY; her six grandchildren: Corey Steiner (and his wife Jihyun Yun), JoJo Steiner, and Daniel, Ande, Co...

Anna R. Buckley

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Anna Rachael Buckley, née Harding, was born in the family home at what was then 105 Main Street, Chatham, MA, on May 14, 1923. Her parents, Charles C. and Leonora L. Harding, lived in that home their entire married lives and Anna was raised and married there.    She married her high school sweetheart, Daniel L. Buckley, and embarked on the life of a navy wife moving 26 times in 24 years and raising 4 children alo...

Lucilia M. Titley

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Lucilia M. Titley, 82, of Watertown, Connecticut and North Chatham, died on Monday, January 9, 2023, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Waterbury Connecticut.  She was the wife of John H. Titley. Mrs. Titley was born November 9, 1940, in Waterbury, the daughter of Lazaro and Virginia (Barbosa) Marques. She grew up in Naugatuck, Connecticut, attended St. Francis School and graduated from Naugatuck High School, class of 1958....

Suzanne C. Kelly

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Suzanne (aka Susan) C. Kelly, 95, of Chatham, passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on January 13, 2023.  Suzanne was born on August 6, 1927 in Alost, Belgium to the late Raymond and Marie De Schaepdryver.  She was the 6th of 9 children.  She graduated from the University of Louvain in Belgium and worked from 1949-1953 as a physical therapist in Kwatrecht, Belgium, in an institute for girls w...

Rhonda J. Sandison

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Harwich – Rhonda J. Sandison, 58, of Harwich died in her sleep with her husband and two children by her side on Friday, January 6th, 2023.  Rhonda was born in Manning, Iowa on October 23rd, 1964, to Laurene and Roland Meeves.  She married John C. Sandison on June 7th, 1998, at the Lighthouse Inn in Dennis, Ma.    Rhonda attended Manning regional high school & graduated from Iowa lakes College.  She moved east...

Jodie Barbour (neé Morgan)

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Jodie Barbour (neé Morgan)Cape Cod Girl Comes Home Jodie Barbour (neé Morgan) spent her summers on the Cape.  It was always her treasured place.  Her family has owned a “Camp Grounds” cottage on Ocean Avenue for over a hundred years, where she spent her girlhood summers, her young professional vacations as a teacher and her summers as an Army wife, mother, and grandmother.  She was there one fall too, and her chi...

Noella M Morrison

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Noella M Morrison, 69, passed away unexpectedly at her home, November 6th, 2022. Noella, who was known as Bim to her friends and family, is survived by her son Tyler Morrison, sisters Irene Santos and husband Frank, and Darlene Veary and husband Vince. She leaves behind many cousins, nephews, friends and blood sister Debbie. She was predeceased by her parents, William (Skip) and Noella Vagenas.  She loved gardeni...

Joanne Depuy

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Joanne Depuy 12/24/1958 – 1/13/2023 Joanne Depuy, age 64, of Port Washington, N.Y. passed away January 13, 2023. She is survived by her mother, Barbara Segall of Chatham, MA, her father, Bob Depuy of High Falls, NY, her stepbrothers and stepsisters, aunts and uncles, and loving nieces and nephews along with countless friends.  Joanne is predeceased by her two brothers, David and Kevin Depuy. Joanne grew up in Mas...

CHATHAM — Following the recommendation of the working group it created to study the idea, the select board Tuesday lent its support to a plan to let the board of health regulate short-term rentals in town starting in the 2024 summer season. Owners would pay an annual $50 fee and fill out an application providing details of the number of approved bedrooms in a rental along with information on available p...

Rockland Trust To Close Downtown Branch

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — Starting with the Chatham Trust Company, there's been a bank at the Chatham rotary continuously since 1955, but that could change when the current tenant, Rockland Trust, completes its lease in April. If no other bank takes over the space, it would be the first time in decades that Chatham has had only one full-service bank in town. Rockland Trust has petitioned the state and federal regulatory autho...

Paid, Timed Parking Gets Thumbs Down

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – If one conclusion came from last week's parking solutions forum, it was that virtually no one is in favor of paid or time-limited parking either downtown or at the fish pier. Chamber of commerce and merchants association members favored having the Cape Cod Commission study the issue this summer, as well as working with town officials to develop a way to encourage downtown employees not to park on Mai...

What Happened To Selectmen's Badges?

By: Tim Wood

“ Badges? We don't need no stinking badges!” – From “Blazing Saddles,” in homage to “Treasure of the Sierra Madre” Once upon a time, members of boards of selectmen had badges. Exactly when board members began carrying badges is lost in the mists of time. Apparently, they were used for identification when selectmen had other duties that could necessitate the production of a badge to prove that they were o...

CHATHAM — Before they can make a recommendation about parking at Cow Yard town landing, the waterways advisory committee needs a plot plan to show them exactly where it's located and how large it is. Meeting last week to start its task for reviewing parking at Cow Yard and other shoreline access points, the committee learned that some town landings likely haven't been surveyed for around 50 years. It's often n...

Goldsmith Proposes $37.8M Operating Budget

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — Town Manager Jill Goldsmith presented the select board with her draft budget summary for fiscal 2024 last week, floating a $37,761,514 operating budget. The spending plan represents an increase of 7.6 percent over the current year's plan, but would be funded without the need for a tax increase. While Goldsmith had a preliminary plan that would add more than 12 new full-time employees, the most recent...