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Nancy ‘Smiling Dove’ Elizabeth Eldredge

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Nancy “Smiling Dove” Elizabeth Eldredge passed early morning July 14th at Cape Cod Hospital with her children around her, at age 81. A true Cape Codder, she was born August 7th, 1939 at Cape Cod (cottage) Hospital and raised in Chatham.  She lived in Brewster in her last years. Daughter of Everett “Gunny” R. Eldredge Jr. and Esther Catherine (Muldowney) Eldredge, she was the eldest of four children, and proud to ...

Raymond A. Parker

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Raymond A. “Ray” Parker, 94, of Hernando, Fla. and W. Chatham, passed away September 14, 2021 at his home. Ray bravely served his country as a member of the United States Army during WWII. Graveside services for Ray will be conducted on Monday, October 11, 2021at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fla.  Full military honors will be rendered. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funer...

Mary K. Hartley

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A celebration of KK’s life will be held at the Village Green in Orleans, next to Snow Library ~ she loved the library ~ on Saturday, Oct. 2 between 1 and 3 PM. If the weather is non-compliant we will try for the following day, Sunday, at the same time. Please bring stories, poems, memories, what have you. Masks preferred, but not required.

Masks Required For Meetings In Town Buildings

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — If you’re headed to an indoor town meeting, or maybe for a workout at the community center, be prepared to mask up. The board of health Monday unanimously issued an emergency order requiring even vaccinated people to wear face coverings while attending any indoor town meeting or any gathering of two or more people in a town meeting room, including the community center gymnasium and fitness room. T...

SOUTH CHATHAM – For years, residents of South Chatham have been advocating for a crosswalk on Route 28 where sidewalks switch from the north to the south side of the street. Now it looks as if state highway officials may be ready to follow through on the request. According to Public Works Direct Tom Temple, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation is putting together designs for pedestrian improvements a...

FAA: No Significant Impacts From Airport Plan CHATHAM — The town’s attorney repeated his assertion last week that managing the Chatham Municipal Airport is the job of the airport commission, not the select board. But last week’s lengthy meeting did nothing to lessen the longstanding rift between airport critics and supporters. In separate news, the Federal Aviation Administration last week found that the re...

Town Hopeful About Dialogue With Coast Guard

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — Subtle as they are, t here are hopeful signs that town officials and the U.S. Coast Guard may be ready to work together to ensure a strong future for Station Chatham. In a session brokered by U.S. Senator Edward Markey, a delegation of town officials recently met with Rear Admiral Thomas Allan, Jr., the commander of the First Coast Guard District, select board member Shareen Davis reported to the bo...

Chatham Methodist Church Offers Free Food

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – Food and housing insecurity have been significant problems for many people during the pandemic. More than 10 percent of households, some 13.8 million people, experienced food insecurity during 2020, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Even as local food banks report drastic increases in demand, there's always concern that not everyone facing these problem is finding help. Recognizing ...

HARWICH – Use of the West Harwich Schoolhouse could help boost economic activity along the historic stretch of Route 28 through West Harwich, a nonprofit group told the selectmen Monday. The non-profit Historic West Harwich Schoolhouse group bid $1 for the building, which was constructed in 1871. The group’s proposal is to preserve the building and use it as a community learning center, possibly as a sa...

Captain Fuller Recognized For 60-year Maritime Legacy

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH – Monday was a day of culmination for Freedom Cruise Line Captain Barry Fuller, who has spent 60 years crossing seas near and far and has enjoyed every minute of those voyages.  Fuller, 80, navigated the Freedom passenger ferry into the Saquatucket Harbor channel at 5:20 p.m., escorted by the Coast Guard and the Harwich Harbormaster’s boat, both honoring a man who has spent his life on the sea. ...

Harwich Conservation Trust Gets Key Eco-Restoration Grant

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH – The Harwich Conservation Trust has received a $146,700 grant to begin the Hinckleys Pond-Herring River Headwaters Eco-Restoration Project, which strives to restore water quality in the watershed.  The Southeast New England Project (SNEP) grant was announced last week by Congressman Bill Keating. Grant selections were made by Restore America’s Estuaries and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Th...

Secretary Kennealy Hears Pitch For Workforce And Housing

By: William F. Galvin

EAST HARWICH – Less than 100 feet from where state Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development Secretary Mike Kennealy greeted Paul Fox, owner of Harwich Paint and Decoration, Dunkin’ Donuts sat dark and shuttered, the business closed because of a lack of staff. Kennealy has been taking tours across the state, visiting downtowns and villages, communicating with small business owners to better understa...

SOUTH DENNIS – If you close your eyes for a few moments, the sounds surrounding the fields at Johnny Kelley Park will take you back to your youth. “Nice pitch Jimmy!” shouts one ballplayer. “Atta boy, Billy! Nice play!” hollers another. Open your eyes and you’ll see a familiar game – baseball – being played by group of men in their 70s and 80s. On the surface, the game looks the same, albeit a little slower...

FALMOUTH – The Warriors girls soccer team’s undefeated season was put to the test Monday evening. After playing a scoreless first half in which Nauset struggled to create scoring chances against a Falmouth team determined to pack its defensive zone, the visiting Warriors ultimately returned home to the Lower Cape with their unbeaten record still intact. Sophomore Caroline Kennard ensured the result, netting...

A quote sits alone atop the Pals For Life Foundation’s website, palsforlife.com. “We are all keepers of our brothers and sisters,” it reads. That quote captures the spirit of the Pals For Life Foundation (PFL), which, for the past 26 years, has given back to locals in the hospitality industry when they have needed assistance the most. PFL is set to host its 25 th annual golf outing on Oct. 6 at the Captains...

Chatham Author Profiles Shark Researchers In New Book

By: Debra Lawless

“The sharks do not disappoint.” That’s how author Tim Weller of Chatham summed up a November 2017 trip he took to Guadalupe Island off Baja to dive with great whites. After his “remarkable adventure” viewing sharks up-close from dive cages, Weller arrived home determined to learn more about the men and women of the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy (AWSC), whose mission is to “support scientific research, im...