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James T. Hilliard

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James T. Hilliard, Co-Founder of the Connor & Hilliard Law Firm and Harvard Medical School Faculty Member  James T. Hilliard of West Harwich, MA passed away on October 27, 2022.  He was 79 years old.  He is survived by his wife, Christine Roderiques, his son Stephen P. Hilliard of La Costa, CA, his daughter Kathleen Hilliard Brown and her husband Michael J. Brown, M.D. of Potomac Falls, VA, Christine’s stepda...

Richard T. Peabody

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Richard T. Peabody, age 93, of Chatham and Belleair Beach, Florida, died peacefully on November 22, 2022 after a short illness, with his family by his side.   He was born on January 11, 1929 to John and Rita (Cannon) Peabody in Rockland, MA.  He graduated from Rockland High School, and after serving in the United States Army in Germany, earned a bachelor’s degree from Bentley College. He was self-employed as a CP...

Robert Gulliver Dubis

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Robert Gulliver Dubis, a native of Chatham and descendant of the Mayflower dies at 89. A well-loved and long-time member of the Chatham community passed away on Tuesday, November 22, 2022. Born on December 25,1932, Bob Dubis was a Christmas baby. As the final Dubis brother to join the family, when he was born his mother refused to go to the hospital until everything was ready for his two older brothers (now decea...

James Everett Welsh

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James Everett Welsh of Limerick, ME passed away November 13th at the age of 93.  During his life he also lived in Chatham, Millis and Medway, MA, and spent summers in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia. Jim was born July 25th, 1929 to James and Alice (Parsons) Welsh in Cambridge, MA, where he spent much of his youth. He graduated from Norfolk County Agricultural School, Norfolk, MA in 1948, after serving as Class President. ...

Mary S. Kelsey

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Mary S. Kelsey, 85, of East Orleans, passed away on November 18, 2022, due to injuries sustained from a fall.  Born in Cambridge, Mary was the daughter of Vcevold and Anna Strekalovsky, and sister to the late Vcevy Strekalovsky and Anne Jones.  Mary graduated magna cum laude from Smith College, earning a B.A. in International Relations.  After college, she worked briefly for the Special Operations Research Office...

CHATHAM – The public will get an in-depth look at the findings from two studies that could shape the future of the town's shoreline at a presentation scheduled for Dec. 8. The two studies — one investigating ongoing erosion along Nantucket Sound and the other searching for a solution to shoaling near the Stage Harbor entrance channel — have been underway for more than two years and the results are ready to go ...

Santa Is Coming To Chatham Sunday

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Arrival Kicks Off Town's Holiday Celebration CHATHAM – It's that time of year again. On Sunday, Dec. 4, Santa Claus will make his first local appearance of the season when he arrives at the fish pier aboard the historic CG36500 motor lifeboat at 1 p.m. He'll be accompanied by members of the Coast Guard and police department, who will serve as honorary “elves” for the event. Santa's arrival kicks off the ...

Chatham Airport Could Go Solar

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM – Engineers will soon study whether rooftop and canopy solar installations could generate enough electricity to fully power the Chatham Municipal Airport. In time, they could also see whether it is feasible for the airport to host the electric aircraft of the not-so-distant future. Meeting last month, the airport commission unanimously approved hiring engineers Weston and Sampson and Rivermoor Energy u...

Plans Advance For West Chatham Connector CHATHAM — On an average summer weekday, more than 600 cyclists and pedestrians from the Old Colony Rail Trail cross Old Queen Anne Road, where hundreds of motorists pass through an intersection of four different roads. A majority of those cars are speeding. So it’s not surprising that the bikeways committee has recommended safety improvements at the crossroads. In...

$5 Million Pier Project Begins

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – The long-awaited replacement of the south bulkhead at the fish pier begins this week. The nearly $5 million project, in the planning stages for several years, will necessitate the closure to the public of the south portion of the lower parking area through the spring. The closure begins Friday. It's been some 40 years since the bulkhead along the south parking has been replaced, and in that time s...

NORTH HARWICH – In anticipation of Thanksgiving, 600 people signed up for turkeys through the Family Pantry of Cape Cod in less than three weeks. Meanwhile, spots for the pantry's annual holiday toy drive filled up in just four weeks. For the pantry's executive director, Christine Menard, both are indicators of the pressing need facing the Cape community. "In the almost seven years that I've been with the p...

House Honored For Volunteering To Help Teens

By: Alan Pollock

Richard Costello Wins Posthumous Award HARWICH — Accepting her Volunteer of the Year award from the Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands last month, Sheila House told the assembly that receiving the honor was awesome. “Or as my kids would say, ‘lit,’” she said with a laugh. The Harwich Youth and Family Services director, House was honored for her volunteer work on behalf of local teens and their fa...

Harwich Names New Planner, Housing Advocate

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH – Th e board of selectmen last week affirmed the appointments of a new director of planning and community development and a housing advocate . Under the town charter, the selectmen affirm appointments made by the town administrator to fill department head positions. On Nov. 21, Town Administrator Joseph Powers sought approval for Paul Halkiotis as the town’s director of planning and commun...

HARWICH — For ordinary people, giving up central heating, a comfortable bed and the coziness of home wouldn’t conjure up the holiday spirit. Then again, the first responders who organize “Homeless for the Holidays” aren’t ordinary people. “We absolutely look forward to it,” Harwich Fire Lieut. Brad Willis said. Starting on Dec. 7, firefighters and police officers will be camped out at Brooks Park in Harwich Ce...

Selectmen Debate Elected vs. Appointed Town Clerk

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH – Whether the town clerk ’s position should be elected or appointed is being deliberated once again. The subject was raised last spring shortly before voters went to the polls to elect a new town clerk after 30-year veteran keeper of the records Anita Doucette retired. Selectmen Chairman Michael MacAskill said the topic of an elected versus appointed clerk was dropped at that time given the appro...

Plan For Expanding Services At Former Middle School Unveiled

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH – “If we refurbish, they will come,” Town Administrator Joseph Powers said of plans for a $1.9 million upgrade of the former middle school, now known as 204 Sisson. Powers announced plans to refurbish sections of the school at the Nov. 21 selectmen’s meeting. He presented the board with a cost analysis report shaped with the assistance of Director of Cultural Affairs Kara Mewhinney, Recreation D...