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Richard W. Costello

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Richard W. Costello lost his short battle with cancer on May 9, 2021 at his home with his faithful companion Ann Marie by his side. He was surrounded with love all his days, and if possible more so in his final days. Their home welcomed family and friends during his illness often sharing stories (of which there are many), good food, moral support and love, lots of love.  Richard had a huge family.  He was born on...

Carolyn Dahr Johnstone

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NEW LONDON, N.H. – Carolyn Dahr Johnstone of Little Sunapee Road and Chatham, died peacefully on May 1, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. Carolyn was born on April 26, 1932 in Conshohocken, Pa., the daughter of Beatrice and Fridtjof Dahr. She is predeceased by her sister, Frances Shoup of Moultonborough, N.H. and husband, David Johnstone, whom she met while skiing back in the days of the rope ...

Mary V. (Cannata) Eldredge

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Mary V. (Cannata) Eldredge, 99 of Chatham, died peacefully in her sleep of natural causes on May 3, 2021 at Liberty Commons. Mary was born and raised in Dorchester, the 4th of 10 children born to Anna and Antonio Cannata. After graduating from Catholic school and then college, she worked as a secretary until getting married and moving to Chatham in the early 1940s. There she raised 3 children and volunteered for ...

Lois M. Fierro

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 Lois M. Fierro, 91, passed away on Thursday, May 6 at her home peacefully after years of living with congestive heart failure.  Lois was born in Ramsey N.J. on January 18, 1930 to Leonard and Hazel Miller; she was their third child and only daughter.  She often said not many can claim Ramsey as their birthplace because there is no hospital there. She was born in her home and died in her home; she would like the ...

CHATHAM – One of several annual town meeting articles aimed at boosting affordable and attainable housing won't go forward, after the owner of land in South Chatham the town hoped to purchase agreed to sell the property to a neighbor instead. Select Board Chair Shareen Davis said article 17, which proposed the purchase of 2.44 acres at 2337 Main St. for affordable and attainable housing will not be acted on at...

CHATHAM – For more than half a century, Richard Costello was the public face of The Chatham Squire, the iconic tavern in downtown Chatham. On most days, he could be found greeting customers and friends, making sure everyone was having a good time and the operation was running smoothly. For most of those years he was also deeply involved in the community, sponsoring numerous events, including the popular Costum...

CHATHAM – Robert Harned was the family physician to more than two generations of Chatham residents, treating all kinds of ailments and delivering an untold number of babies. He was also a musician who helped found the Cape Cod Symphony and the Chatham Chorale, and a dedicated community member who helped combat drug abuse in the late 1960s and early 1970s and founded Monomoy Community Services. “He was sometime...

Split Board Votes To Pursue Design CHATHAM — On a 3-2 vote of the select board, the town will move ahead with a scaled-down redesign of the intersection at Crowell Road, Route 28 and Queen Anne Road. Despite earlier concern voiced about the cost of the project, a majority of the board felt that the intersection poses safety and accessibility problems that can’t be ignored. The town has been wrestling wi...

This is the first in a series of stories on the ongoing housing crisis. After graduating from Chatham High School in 2010, Christina Caron knew she wanted to stay on Cape. She'd loved her high school years and made lifelong friends, but as the realities of life began to settle in for Caron and her future husband Charles, also a CHS grad, she watched a familiar scenario play out. “All of our friends moved ...

July 4 Parade Cancelled

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – For the second year in a row, the town's premier summer event, the Independence Day parade, has been cancelled. Instead, the town's Independence Day parade committee will focus on assembling a virtual parade, just as it did last summer. Both the committee and the board of health recommended that the parade be called off, and on Tuesday the select board concurred, voting unanimously to cancel the l...

The Monomoy Regional School District administrator's recommendation to create upper and lower elementary schools at Chatham and Harwich elementary schools does not sit well with many of the district's parents, judging from feedback at a community forum held by the school committee last week. “I don't think this will be good for either our children or our community,” said Meara Baldwin, a Chatham resident with ...

Monomoy Lens Water Departments Issuing Mandatory Bans

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH —Mandatory water bans have been put in place in Harwich, Brewster, Dennis, and Orleans, four of five towns which extract public water supply from the Monomoy Lens aquifer. Chatham's water and sewer advisory committee is scheduled to discuss a ban today (Thursday, May 13). The ban allows watering on odd and even days, based on house number and calendar date, between 4 a.m. and 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 ...

Town Meeting Postpones Hinckleys Pond Land Purchase

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Voters expressed frustration at Saturday annual town meeting after being told they could not vote to purchase open space in the Hinckleys Pond watershed. Because the community preservation committee did not recommend the acquisition, the article had to be indefinitely postponed. After three hours, voters managed to make it through the 49-article warrant, approving town and school budgets and several ...

Harwich Fund Awards $2,000 To Friends Of Harwich COA

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

HARWICH – The Harwich Fund of The Cape Cod Foundation has awarded $2,000 to the Friends of Harwich Council on Aging for its Living YOUR Best Life program. The 10-week evidence-based program is designed to help seniors build resiliency and adapt when faced with stress, anxiety, trauma or tragedy, whether related to the COVID-19 pandemic or otherwise. Harwich COA Director Emily Mitchell said that over the past y...

Selectmen Approve The Port’s Seasonal Liquor License

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — After six hours of testimony and debate, selectmen finally approved the seasonal all-alcoholic beverage license for The Port Restaurant and Bar. However, the board withheld action on the establishment's seasonal entertainment license and on three alleged violations of COVID-19 guideline provisions put in place by the commonwealth. Given the lateness of the hour last Tuesday, selectmen agreed to co...