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Monomoy Regional High School was evacuated Friday morning after what Harwich Police reported as a computer-generated bomb threat received by Massachusetts State Police at approximately 9 a.m.  Police searched the school and determined the call to be a hoax, but classes and school activities were canceled for the day to provide time for the search. Students, who had been evacuated to nearby Brooks Park, were he...

ORLEANS – Keith Kenyon has resigned as principal of Nauset Regional Middle School. In 2010, Kenyon was hired as athletic director and football coach at Nauset Regional High School. He was later named interim principal at the middle school, a post he assumed full time in November. Read our previous story here. Kenyon is one of several defendants named in a lawsuit filed last month in Bristol Count...

Giorgio, Mary (O’Brien)

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Giorgio, Mary (O’Brien), age 77, of Chatham, formerly Acton, passed peacefully at home on May 17, 2022, after a brief illness.  Beloved wife of John William Giorgio for 43 years.  Loving mother of Katy Giorgio of Juneau, Alaska, and her partner Drew Dembowski; Maggie Giorgio and her husband Eli Forsythe of Brooklyn, New York; and Emily Giorgio and her husband Ryan Darrenkamp of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Devoted gr...

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, sons Damien, Chris, Andrew, Jeremy and wife Dorie of Connecticut. She has two surviving sisters Eileen McSweeny and Noreen Flugger of Chatham. She also has six grandchildren (Corrine, Avery, Ryan, Ashley, Rose and Violet) who fondly call her...

Service Scheduled for Paul McKenna

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Harwich - Paul A. McKenna, who died January 16, 2020, will be remembered with a funeral Mass on Friday, May 27th at 10 am at Holy Trinity Church, Rte. 28, West Harwich.  Paul is survived by his wife of 58 years, Janet (Dahlman) McKenna, daughter Joanne Tremblay and husband Mike, son Tom McKenna and wife Katrina, son David McKenna and wife Colleen, his grandchildren, Michaela and Aidan Tremblay, Tim and Katie McKe...

CHATHAM — George Goodspeed, Jr., one of the last of his generation of Chatham natives, is being remembered as an enthusiastic member of the Chatham Band, the longtime leader of the town’s cemetery commission, and a man with a strong sense of duty to the community he loved. He died last week at the age of 83, taking with him a unique knowledge of Chatham’s history. “He had a deep, deep love of the town,” fellow...

Knowing the exact location of white sharks off Cape Cod beaches is obviously important, both from a scientific and safety perspective. And that means the network of shark spotters – professional and amateur alike – plays a critical role. A new partnership between the North Chatham-based Atlantic White Shark Conservancy and the New England Aquarium aims to boost that network by encouraging more people to report...

CHATHAM — The select board is further refining the rules that will allow food trucks to operate in town this summer, including in parts of downtown Chatham. But where the trucks are allowed in public parking lots, there is a corresponding loss of precious parking spaces, something the board grappled with last week. The latest revision of the draft regulations for mobile food vendors specifies six pre-approved ...

CHATHAM – Building a house directly adjacent to the outfield at Veterans Field might not be the best idea, said former Chatham A's coach John Schiffner. “The home will be bombarded on a regular basis,” he said during a recent zoning board of appeals meeting. “There's going to be a lot of balls hitting that home.” Opposition to the proposal to build a single-family home near the field on the former Monomoy T...

CHATHAM – A new storage area for commercial fishing gear off Middle Road will begin small and grow if the need arises. At the May 14 annual town meeting, voters approved $200,000 to relocate the storage area from the airport property to a stretch of town land between the capped landfill and the wastewater treatment plant. That will be sufficient to clear the area, spread gravel, set up fencing and secure the a...

HARWICH – The Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries is planning to expand the artificial reef it constructed in partnership with the town in 2016. The reef is located in Nantucket Sound, a little more than two miles south of Saquatucket Harbor. By many accounts the addition of the one-acre reef, made up of concrete from the foundation of the former Harwich High School and miscast catch basins, created a f...

Chilaka Named Mercy Otis Warren Award Winner

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH – Angelina Chilaka has been recognized for her commitments to the community throughout her life, and now she is being honored on a regional level. The Barnstable County Commissioners endorsed Chilaka as the 2022 Mercy Otis Warren Woman of the Year recipient. The award will be presented in a ceremony on Flag Day, June 14, at 7 p.m. at the 1717 Meetinghouse, 2049 Meetinghouse Way in West Barnstable. T...

Harwich Caught In The Middle Of County Budget Battle

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH – A battle between the Barnstable County Commissioners and the Assembly of Delegates over the fiscal 2023 budget could have a major impact on Harwich's information technology services. The town has an intermunicipal agreement with the regional government for information technology (IT) services. Barnstable County Commissioners put forward a $22.2 million budget for fiscal 2023, but the assembly, the...

HARWICH – It is now over half a century, nearly 54 years, since Army Lt. Richard L. Rogers died in Vietnam. Yet the memory of Rogers, a member of Harwich High School’s class of 1964, has not been forgotten by members of that tight-knit class of fewer than 40. Rogers was only 22 when he died in action in Long Binh province in December 1968. During his short life he made an indelible impression on his friends...

Mitchell Sworn In As Harwich Town Clerk

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH – Newly elected Town Clerk Emily Mitchell was sworn in at noon on Tuesday by Moderator Michael D. Ford. Mitchell was elected in the annual town election last Tuesday; under state law a newly elected town clerk cannot be sworn-in until seven days after the election. Mitchell, who has served as the director of the council on aging for the past four years, officially resigned from that position on Monday....