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Duck Hunters Rescued From Frigid Waters Off Scatteree

By: Staff Reports

CHATHAM – Four duck hunters and their dog were rescued Tuesday afternoon when their boat overturned and dumped them in the frigid waters off Scatteree town landing. All four of the men were unharmed, and after being brought to the fish pier and warming up in ambulances, declined further treatment. It was the second day in a row the fire department received a call for a duck hunting boat in distress. And on ...

Frederick Howard Connelly, Jr

By: Contributed

Frederick Howard Connelly, Jr. died after a long illness on January 15, 2022, about 3 weeks shy of his 83rd birthday.  Fred was born the eldest of four siblings in Attleboro to Frederick H. Connelly, Sr. and Marie (McNally) Connelly.  He attended the Coyle High School in Taunton, and he graduated at the top of his class from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in 1963, where he was a member ...

Elizabeth (Betty) Ann Williams McGowan

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Elizabeth (Betty) Ann Williams McGowan, of West Harwich and formerly of Braintree, MA, died at her home early Friday morning, January 7, 2022 just shy of her 94th birthday. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank M. McGowan, Jr. The daughter of Archibald J.  and Geneva Litchfield Williams of Brockton, MA. Betty was born in Brockton, graduated from Brockton High School in 1945 and went on to Lasell Junior Colle...

Stephen A. Naughton

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Stephen A. Naughton, 56 years, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away Sunday, January 9, 2022, peacefully surrounded by family at home. Born October 15, 1965 in New York, N.Y. He was the son of the late Frank U. III and Elizabeth Sayre Naughton of Short Hills, N.J., and West Harwich, MA.      Stephen is survived by his loving wife of 15 years, Brandy Ann Robertson Naughton, and their daughter, Sophia C. Naughton of Risin...

CHATHAM – Last year, $1 million went into the town's affordable housing trust fund from community preservation proceeds. This year, the trust is asking for more, up to 80 percent of all of the revenue raised through the Community Preservation Act. With anticipated revenue of $1.5 million – $1 million from the 3 percent property tax surcharge plus a $500,000 state matching grant – the request, if approved by th...

CHATHAM – When he was hired as park superintendent in November 1984, Dan Tobin worked for an elected park commission and had just one full-time staff member. Together with summer staff, they took care of the town's parks and beaches. The recreation operation was a separate department under an independently elected recreation commission. Over the next decade, the department evolved and grew, first taking over m...

If you can't find single plastic bottles of water at your favorite local retail store, it's not because of supply chain problems. On Jan. 1, a ban on the sale of single-use plastic water bottles of less than one gallon went into effect in Chatham. The town joins Orleans and Harwich – which implemented bans in September – and six other Cape towns in prohibiting the sale of individual plastic bottles of water. ...

Mariners Sound Out On Draft Waterways Bylaw

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — The next version of the waterways bylaw needs to address the shortage of moorings in town, while protecting the interests of commercial fishermen. That was the message the waterways advisory committee received in a public hearing last Thursday. The committee is revising Chapter 265 of the town bylaw, which regulates everything from abandoned vessels to waterskiing. But most of the bylaw, and most of ...

Parking Banned On Barcliff Ave.

By: Alan Pollock

Officials Authorize Wider Study Of Parking Issues CHATHAM — It’s like a law of physics: in a town where parking is at a premium, a parking ban in one place causes an equal and opposite traffic jam elsewhere. Having followed the advice of the traffic safety committee by banning parking on both sides of Barcliff Avenue, the select board acknowledged that losing the parking spaces will only prompt the fish p...

State Reviews Eligibility Of Chloe’s Path Housing

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH – Representatives of the Massachusetts Housing Partnership conducted an onsite review of the proposed Chole’s Path 96-unit mixed housing development off Sisson Road on Tuesday. The review is the initial step in the state’s determination of the project's eligibility for a comprehensive permit. Kemah Apartments LLC is proposing the development on a 9.3-acre parcel at the rear of the town’s public s...

State officials have announced their yearly round of Firefighter Safety Equipment Grants, and Lower Cape fire departments received grants ranging from nearly $13,000 to more than $18,000. The funds pay for protective gear, rescue tools and safety equipment. Additionally, the Harwich Fire Department has received a special $55,000 grant from some private donors, funding special safety equipment which has already...

Powers Gets Satisfactory Rating From Selectmen

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH – As Town Administrator Joseph Powers heads toward completion of his first year in the position, selectmen, in their annual evaluation of the executive, expressed satisfaction with his performance. Board members rated Powers’ performance since Feb. 21, when he was promoted from interim town administrator, as “satisfactory” to “highly satisfactory,” said Selectmen Chairman Michael MacAskill. Havin...

Mixed Use Special Permit Granted In Harwich Center

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH – Adequate parking has always been an issue in Harwich Center, but the planning board has agreed to waive site plan review and parking requirements for one of the “Three Sisters” in the village. The three Greek Revival buildings housing The Seal Pub, Cape Cod Tileworks and Ruggies restaurant have long been referred to as the Three Sisters because of their similarity in design. The structures serve a...

Community Center Plans 'Quacky' Anniversary Celebration

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH – Yellow rubber ducks have been sighted around town. This is not an invasion of a new avian species but a sign of a coming birthday celebration at the community center. The rubber ducks are an integral part of plans to celebrate the 22nd birthday of the Oak Street community center on Feb. 5, when a “Duck Toss” is planned, said Community Center Director Carolyn Carey. Why ducks? “ I...

SOUTH DENNIS – The momentum is growing with the addition of each victory. The buzz around the Nauset boys hockey team is tough to ignore. The Warriors added another win to their pile Monday night when they skated to a 3-0 victory over the Dennis-Yarmouth/Cape Cod Academy/Cape Cod Tech co-op team in the fourth edition of the Codfish Cup at Tony Kent Arena. Senior Cooper Guiliano and juniors Cooper McIntire a...