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Teen Bitten By Coyote At Harding's Beach

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

CHATHAM -- A teenager was bitten by a coyote at Harding's Beach Monday evening. According to a Facebook post by the Chatham Police, the 16-year-old and a friend were eating on a blanket on the beach at the second parking lot at the beach at approximately 8 p.m. when a coyote approached and bit the teen on the right ankle.  The two teens ran away and the coyote picked up some of the food they were eati...

H. Stephanie Burton

By: Contributed

                WELLFLEET – H. Stephanie Burton, of Wellfleet, MA died on October 4 th , at home in her sleep.  She was born on February 3, 1972 in Fall River, MA.  She was the daughter of Gustav (Peter) and Connie Burton.  She lived in South Harwich as a child and attended the Harwich schools.  Stephanie was employed by Mid Cape Home Center in Wellfleet. Besides her parents, Stephanie is survived b...

Lee Montgomery Allen

By: Contributed

Lee Montgomery Allen, 95, of South Yarmouth, and formerly of Chatham, Massachusetts, passed away on July 6, 2021, due to complications from a recent medical condition. Lee was born on October 25, 1925 in Newark, New Jersey, the son of James M. and Wilhelmina Zuberano Allen.  He spent his childhood in Oyster Bay, New York, where he excelled in sports.  He had many fond memories of growing up in simpler times.  Dur...

Barbara K. Holden

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Barbara K. Holden, aged 91, passed away peacefully 9/25/21, with her children at her side following a battle with ovarian cancer. Barbara grew up in rural Ohio with her identical twin sister, Connie, and her older sister, Janet. She had degrees from Vassar College and the Cleveland Institute of Art. She met and married Stuart Holden from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1951. They moved to Great Britain where they lived for...

Joan (Borthwick) Nickerson

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oan (Borthwick) Nickerson, 58, of Chatham, passed away peacefully at home on June 30, 2021 after a courageous battle with ALS, with her loved ones by her side. A Celebration of Joan’s Life will be held on Saturday, Oct. 23, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Brown James Buck VFW Post, 150 George Ryder Rd., Chatham. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her honor to CC ALS 752W Falmouth Hwy, Falmouth, MA 02540, ALS Ass...

CHATHAM — An online rental site recently advertised a house in Chatham that could accommodate 16 guests. Trouble is, it has only three permitted bedrooms. “There’s evidence that they had construction work done to add an extra bedroom and bathroom on the second floor and additional bedrooms in the basement,” board of health member Richard Edwards said last week. “They should be forced to deconstruct that...

CHATHAM — The select board is moving closer to a conceptual design for improving the Eldredge Garage property that they hope will win the support of voters and neighbors – and a potential benefactor. Sidelined because of the pandemic and other budget priorities, the project was back before the board last week, with Kurt Raber of Catalyst Architects providing new drawings. Raber proposed remodeling the ex...

Chatham Elementary Librarian Publishes Her 14th Book

By: Debra Lawless

CHATHAM – Chatham Elementary School students can consult a prolific author every single day if they wish, because the school’s new library/media specialist, Jenna Grodzicki, has published 14 books for children, with five more in the pipeline. “For someone who loves teaching and books, this is the perfect job for me,” Grodzicki said in an email interview last week. “I’m thrilled to be a part of the amazing staf...

Pumpkin People Return This Weekend; Oktoberfest Oct. 23

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

CHATHAM – Pumpkin People didn't skip a beat during the pandemic, appearing in Kate Gould Park last October right on schedule even though the annual Oktoberfest had to be canceled. But the Chatham Chamber of Commerce and Merchants Association-sponsored Oktoberfest will be back on Oct. 23 with a day-long festival of food, music. This weekend the Pumpkin People will return for their annual seasonal exhibit, wi...

No Vaccine Mandates Yet For Town Workers

By: Tim Wood

Chatham Health Board Seeks More Info On Rates Local towns have not implemented COVID-19 vaccinations mandates for town employees, but the Chatham Board of Health has asked staff to research the issue and gather more information about vaccination rates among municipal workers. Barnstable County may implement a vaccination mandate for its employees this week. County commissioners were slated to vote on a mand...

Special Town Meeting To Debate Wastewater Monday

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH – Wastewater and taxes will be the weighty issues facing voters in Monday’s special town meeting. Several articles seek funds for wastewater design and engineering projects and to make changes to the town’s comprehensive wastewater management plan. Another article seeks to increase the short-term rental tax from 4 to 6 percent. Two additional articles would direct 25 percent of the short- term rental t...

Officials Tour Land Purchased For Housing

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH - A dozen town officials and affordable housing-related committee members took a tour last Thursday of the 13.3-acre former James Marceline cowyard property off Pleasant lake Avenue, now under the jurisdiction of the town’s affordable housing trust. The tour served to introduce committee members to the property as town officials head into a special town meeting next week seeking to take by eminent doma...

The Exchange Building: A Town Historic Treasure Lost

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH - The Exchange Building in Harwich Center was the tallest and most elegant building on Cape Cod for nearly 80 years. It would still be today, according to historian Nancy Viall Shoemaker, if it hadn’t been demolished in 1964. The building, which was located at the corner of Main Street and Pleasant Lake Avenue from 1885 to 1964, was 58 by 100 feet, and rose 104 feet above the village center, Shoemaker ...

HARWICH – Longtime Cape Cod educator Terry Russell was awarded the Massachusetts Association of School Committee’s Division VII All-State Committee honor, the Monomoy school district announced Oct. 8. Russell, a Harwich resident, worked in the Barnstable school system for 40 years, the last 22 of which came as principal at Barnstable Middle School. He joined the Monomoy Regional School Committee in 2011 and ha...

A Day Of Celebration As Cape Tech Dedicates New Building

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH – “In these halls lies so many opportunities academically and vocationally,” student and Cape Cod Tech SkillsUSA President Etzer Lindor told a crowd of more than 150 people gathered for the ribbon-cutting for the new Cape Cod Regional Technical High School last Friday. The ribbon-cutting was held a year after the school opened, postponed due to the pandemic. Enthusiasm was not damped by the delay, howe...