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NORTH EASTHAM — Traditional town meetings next spring may not be a sure thing, but one thing is certain: the Massachusetts School Building Authority is not offering an extension beyond May 31 for its financial support of a redeveloped Nauset Regional High School. With a $36 million state contribution to the $132 million project on the line, the regional school committee voted last week to abandon plans to brin...

Robert Joseph Townsend

By: Contributed

      CHATHAM - Robert Joseph Townsend, 85 passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his family on Saturday, November 28, 2020.  He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on July 23, 1935, the second of four children born to the late Robert Alexander and Edith (Cooke) Townsend.       Robert graduated from Brooklyn Prep in 1953, received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Villanova University in 1958.  He served fo...

Peter Wesley McIntire

By: Contributed

Peter Wesley McIntire, 81, of Chatham and Koloa, HI, passed away December 2 nd , after a brief illness, or as Pete would say “want of breath.”  He was the husband of Marcia (Eldredge) McIntire for 57 years.               Born in Newton to the late Winnifred (Reed) and Wesley McIntire, and raised in Natick, receiving his Eagle Scout badge in 1955, and graduating from Natick High School in 1957.        ...

Carol English

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Carol English, 73, of North Chatham, passed away on November 19 th , 2020.             She was the wife of James Radford English who died in 2003.             Mrs. English was born in Boston and raised in Milton and Marshfield during the summer months.             At Milton High School, she captained the field hockey and volley ball teams and co-captained the basketball and softball teams. She also swam ...

Selectmen Seek Dialogue And Data On Nips

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — Treading lightly over what they admit is a complicated issue, selectmen Tuesday opened a dialogue about the proliferation of single-serve “nip” bottles of alcohol. The 15-milliliter bottles litter area roadways, and the problem has led other towns – including Harwich – to consider banning their sale. Nip bans are already in place on the Upper Cape, Selectman Jeffrey Dykens noted. When he walks Route ...

COVID-19 Brings More Disruption, Tragedy

By: Alan Pollock

Chatham Records Another Death CHATHAM — The pandemic’s toll on Chatham is growing. In the span of a week, new cases caused three restaurant closures and prompted a new round of testing at Liberty Commons. And public health officials confirm that the town has now recorded its third fatality from COVID-19. “There was a death of a Chatham resident over the weekend who had tested positive for COVID-19,” Health ...

When a 63-year-old woman was killed by a great white shark off Bailey Island in Maine in July, state officials needed help. This was the first ever fatal shark attack in Maine waters, and local authorities had little experience dealing with the apex predator. Greg Skomal, shark biologist with the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries, and several other experts were called in to positively identify the ani...

CHATHAM – The historic home at 68 Shell Dr. is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places, the Massachusetts Historical Commission has determined. Whether it will be listed or not remains to be seen. Later this month the zoning board of appeals will be asked to approve its relocation on the waterfront property to make way for a new, larger home. The full Cape is thought to have been built...

Sears Park To Host Seasonal 'Buoy Tree'

By: The Cape Cod Chronicle

CHATHAM – Does a Christmas tree have to be a tree? Not if it's festive enough. The Chatham Merchants Association and Chamber of Commerce is assembling a “buoy tree” to bring the holiday spirit back to the Sears Park triangle. For many years the small downtown park hosted the town Christmas tree, a large evergreen donated by a resident annually and festively decorated by the park department. It was the fo...

Monomoy High Receives NEASC Re-Accreditation

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH – Roughly a decade ago, the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) was about to put Harwich High on warning because of its aging facilities. Fast-forward to 2020 and Monomoy Regional High School has earned continuing accreditation from the NEASC, in part due to its stellar school building, its staff, and its programs. The re-accreditation came as welcome news during a school year marke...

Harwich Facing Major Surge In COVID-19 Cases

By: William F. Galvin

Gov. Baker Rolls Back Reopening   HARWICH — There has been a surge in COVID-19 cases in Harwich and across the Cape, which has forced the town to reevaluate work protocols for town employees.   “As of Nov. 30, the town has been operating under Step Two model,” Interim Town Administrator Joseph Powers told selectmen Monday night, referring to the second step of the t own’s pandemic work ...

Merry And Bright: High-tech Light Display Returns

By: Alan Pollock

HARWICH — With Santa keeping a low profile this year, and with tree lighting ceremonies and caroling sidelined this season, any opportunity for getting in the holiday spirit is one worth taking. And once again, Bob Doane of Harwich has provided it, in the form of his high-tech display of holiday lights, which went live at the Harwich Cultural Center last weekend. “I have a couple new displays,...

Community Support Strong For 'Homeless For The Holidays'

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH PORT — Even combined with the constraints caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Saturday’s heavy rain that saturated the ground did nothing to dampen the spirits of those who came out to support the annual “Homeless for the Holidays” drive in Harwich Port. This was the sixth year firefighters and police came together to collect toys and food and raise money for the program established in 2002 by Bourne fire...

HARWICH — The Harwich Conservation Trust is working with the Compact of Cape Cod Conservation Trusts to put in place two conservation restrictions on properties located in the zone two of Contribution Wellhead Protection Areas to the town’s public drinking water supply. The properties are located in sensitive resource areas and are adjacent to protected conservation lands. One parcel, 6.65 acres on the nort...

HARWICH — When Monomoy senior Caitlin Bouvier was in seventh grade, longtime area field hockey coach Cheryl Poore held an informational meeting about joining her Reach Field Hockey Camp. Bouvier was intrigued and told her parents she wanted to give the sport a try. Fast forward a few years, and Bouvier has signed on to play for the St. Joseph's College Monks in the fall. Bouvier's love of the sport began not l...