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ORLEANS – A Nauset school administrator is denying allegations in a lawsuit that he was negligent in his oversight of a coach accused of inappropriate conduct during their tenure at a Rhode Island high school. Keith Kenyon, principal of Nauset Regional Middle School, is one of several defendants named in the civil suit, which was filed April 19 in Bristol County Superior Court. The plaintiffs, identified as...

ORLEANS – A Nauset school administrator is denying allegations in a lawsuit that he was negligent in his oversight of a coach accused of inappropriate conduct during their tenure at a Rhode Island high school. Keith Kenyon, principal of Nauset Regional Middle School, is one of several defendants named in the civil suit, which was filed April 19 in Bristol County Superior Court. The plaintiffs, identified as...

Joan Flash Davis

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Joan Flash Davis, 93, of Harwich Port died at Cape Cod Hospital on March 28, 2022.               Born May 22, 1928 in Winchester to parents James Pine and Ysabel Cooper Pine, she spent her early years at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut piloting a small sailing dinghy and delighting in double and triple feature movies. She graduated from Connecticut College in 1950. In 1952, at about the t...

Schell, Dykens Win Select Board Race

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – Incumbent Jeffrey Dykens and newcomer J. Michael Schell won three-year terms on the select board at Thursday's annual town election. Schell, in his first run for public office, received the most votes with 760. Dykens followed closely with 721 while challenger Lynne Pleffner had 427 votes. Schell, retired mergers and acquisitions attorney, has been a full-time resident for six years but vacationed...

Jeffrey Bruce Bunce

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Jeffrey Bruce Bunce, 71­—father, husband, companion, firefighter-paramedic, Deadhead. Jeff grew up in Berlin, Conn. with his parents Graeme H. Bunce and Beverly Durity Bunce, his brother James Bunce and his sister Rebecca Bunce Connell. The 1970s irrevocably shaped Jeff, like so many twenty somethings growing up in that decade. He loved listening to the Grateful Dead, hanging out with his German shepherd-wolf, Da...

Mary Anne Lyons Kessler

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God has called Mary Anne Lyons Kessler of Chatham to heaven on May 16, 2022 at the age of 77. She is survived by her loving husband Charles (Chuck) Edward Kessler of Chatham, son’s Damien, Chris, Andrew, Jeremy and wife Dorie of Connecticut. She has two surviving sisters Eileen McSweeny and Noreen Flugger of Chatham. She also has 6 grandchildren (Corrine, Avery, Ryan, Ashley, Rose and Violet) who fondly call her ...

CHATHAM – The town offices will be closed for the rest of the month as a result of the power surge last month that damaged or destroyed a significant amount of the building's electronics. A power spike caused by an Eversource equipment failure April 27 shut down the 549 Main St. building and forced departments to relocate while repairs are being made. Currently the town clerk is operating out of the community ...

CHATHAM — With the pandemic waning – at least in terms of severe illnesses – plans are underway for the town’s family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration. First Night Chatham once again plans to include performances at indoor venues, with more activities later in the evening. But it’s a lack of volunteers, not the pandemic, that’s keeping late-night activities off the schedule again this year. “Our intentio...

Other Measures To Help Combat Rising Cost Of Living Approved CHATHAM – Neither supporters of preserving town-owned land off Middle Road as open space nor those who wanted to use a portion of the property for affordable housing got what they wanted at Saturday's annual town meeting. Despite an emphasis during the meeting on helping local families meet the high cost of living in town, a proposal to use four o...

CHATHAM – Paid parking, a shuttle and incentives to get downtown employees to use outlying parking lots were among the possible approaches to the town's perennial summer parking problems discussed by chamber of commerce and Chatham Merchants Association members last week. About two dozen business owners and employees were present for the May 11 virtual discussion, which was called to provide feedback to a park...

But Wants Guarantee If Parcel Is Turned Over To Town CHATHAM – Repeatedly, top candidates offered jobs in the Monomoy Regional School District decline because they can't afford to live in the area. “The housing situation has changed in the last two years, creating a situation that really threatens the quality of the school district,” said Superintendent of Schools Scott Carpenter. “That puts us in a bind an...

CHATHAM – Two bylaws that tried to limit use of Chatham Municipal Airport went down to defeat at Saturday's annual town meeting. Airport supporters rallied to oppose the articles, which were submitted by petition. Both measures lost by a substantial margin, one on a voice vote and the other by a two-to-one margin in a hand count. The airport has been the subject of controversy since skydiving began there mo...

CHATHAM – Under pressure to eliminate perceived inequities in the town's outdoor watering ban, the select board last week modified the order to allow limited watering of lawns and plantings as well as clarifying how the fire department is allowed to use water. Households on town water can now water both established and new lawns, shrubs and flower gardens, but no more than twice a week between 5 p.m. and 9 a.m...