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Leo G. Farrenkopf Jr.

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CHATHAM - Leo G. Farrenkopf Jr., 70, passed away peacefully of natural causes on Sunday, February 14th (Valentine’s Day) 2021. He was surrounded by his children, family and loving dog.  Leo was born June 9th, 1950 in Chatham. It was here he found the salt of the sea in his veins. From early on in his life Leo was a proud commercial fisherman, working extraordinarily hard on his boat, Kyla Marie. His l...

Frank A. Messina Jr., 58

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Frank A. Messina Jr. died on March 3, 2021 as a result of an accident at his home. Frank is survived by his beloved wife Lauralee Messina of Port Washington, N.Y., his parents Frank A. Messina Sr. and Joan-Ellen Messina of Chatham, his brother and sister-in-law Joseph P. Messina and Jessica Tyler of Duxbury, his mother-in-law Elizabeth Guy and sister-in-law Cindy Nadal of Winston-Salem, N.C., brothers-in-law Ray ...

Lynn Elizabeth Calhoun

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Lynn Elizabeth Calhoun passed away on March 7th, 2021 at the age of 64, surrounded by family in Philadelphia, Pa., after a two-year battle with cervical cancer.  Lynn shared a summer home in Chatham with her husband Douglas Arnold.  They were married for 40 years.  Lynn loved Chatham and often remarked that it was one of the most beautiful places in the world.  She was a long time member of Stage Harbor Yacht Clu...

Joseph Francis Griffin

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Joseph Francis Griffin, of Falmouth, passed away peacefully, on February 16, 2021, with beloved family and friends at his side. Joe fought a brave battle against Parkinson’s and cardiac diseases for many years. His last hours were spent enjoying time with family and friends.  Joe was born on July 28, 1941 in Washington, D.C. to Commander John Barry Griffin and Catherine (Connolly) Griffin. Joe grew up in Woburn, ...

Martha Hicky Fogelman

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Martha Hicky Fogelman was born in Memphis, Tennessee on May 19, 1939 to Mr. and Mrs. James Hicky of Forrest City, Arkansas. She passed away on March 1, 2021 after a lengthy illness. She was 81 years old.  Martha spent her childhood years in Forrest City on the family property known as Fleurland, a rolling property with a vast peach orchard. Martha graduated from Forrest City High School and first matriculated to ...

CHATHAM – A plan to restore and renovate a 170-year-old Greek Revival house in the Old Village ran into opposition from the historical commission last week over the size of a proposed addition. Though they appreciated the effort to save the main house at 305 Main St., known as Breathwood, commission members said the addition to the rear would overwhelm the original structure. “To me it dwarfs the historic s...

CHATHAM – Although it was billed as a discussion on the future of elementary education, last Thursday's forum kept veering into the budget lane, much to the dismay of some parents. The benefits and drawbacks of small class size is the direction that the discussion should be heading, said several of those who attended the virtual session. “My hope is that we don't get so pulled into the budget inequity that ...

CHATHAM – When the call went out, local residents answered, contributing more than half a million dollars to help neighbors suffering financially due to the pandemic. After distributing most of that money, the Chatham Coronavirus Impact Fund (CCIF) is winding down and will phase out March 19. “We had a goal, we had a mission, we had a focus on trying to get assistance to those in need,” said Stephen Daniel,...

CHATHAM — The select board voted Tuesday to sign an agreement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that preserves the town’s right to manage fishing and shellfishing on the flats west of the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge. The action caps a legal and legislative battle that took more than a decade and cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars. While it does not legally resolve the dispute over the...

On Feb. 5, 2020, The Chronicle’s health page revealed that 362 people globally had died as the result of a new virus that had emerged in Wuhan, China. It quoted a local health official who said, “People living on the Cape do not need to be concerned about getting the coronavirus at this time.” More than a year later, the global death toll has topped 2.58 million, including more than 400 Cape Codders. The pan...

CHATHAM — The town’s assessment for the fiscal 2022 Monomoy Regional School District budget is expected to drop by $272,845 over the current year’s assessment, even as Harwich’s share rises by $847,761. But setting the apparent inequity aside, the Chatham select board says there’s still reason to celebrate. At a projected $41,669,545, the district’s spending plan is only $408,411 higher than the current year...

CHATHAM — Though the controversial Chatham Airport Master Plan Update is now in the hands of state and federal regulators, a vocal group of critics has launched a website warning of dire consequences if the plan is implemented. Now, both airport opponents and the airport commission are fighting a battle for public opinion. “Among the things that keep getting lost in translation here is that the master plan i...

With COVID-19 case numbers continuing to decline, the new single-dose vaccine helping to improve availability, and new CDC guidelines allowing vaccinated people more freedom to meet with friends in person, one would think all the pandemic-related headlines were all positive this week. But the state’s beleaguered online registration system continues to frustrate those seeking to sign up for a vaccine appo...

The Family Pantry Gets Creative With Food Distribution

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The Family Pantry of Cape Cod is always looking for new ways to reach out to Cape residents, especially now, with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic still being felt. The latest initiative will launch Sunday, March 21, when the pantry holds a drive-through “Food Grab and Go” event at Monomoy Regional High School on Oak Street between 10 a.m. and noon. The Family Pantry truck will be stationed at...

A Decade Long Battle To Develop Sea Street Lot Continues

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — For a decade, the conservation commission has been doing battle over a proposed construction project at 5 Sea Street Extension along Nantucket Sound. Project proponents are back once again with a proposal to build a house on the 22,000-square-foot lot. The long, narrow lot reaching out toward the beach is constrained by a coastal dune, and where that dune begins and ends is a contentious issue. After...

MacAskill Challenges Lengthy Warrant

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — With town meeting being held outdoors because of the continuing pandemic, should measures likely to draw considerable debate be included on the warrant? Selectman Michael MacAskill doesn't think so. MacAskill has been a strong supporter of limiting the articles presented in an outdoor town meeting setting, saying the sessions draw fewer town meeting participants. “I see no urgency to add to the wa...