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Oil Truck Overturns, Causes Significant Spill

By: Alan Pollock

BREWSTER - The driver of an oil delivery truck sustained injuries after his truck turned on its side on Route 137 in Brewster Friday evening, spilling at least 1,000 gallons of oil. The accident happened at around 7:30 p.m. on Route 137 near Twinturn Drive. Firefighters from Brewster and Harwich worked to extricate the driver from the cab of the truck, even as home heating oil was rapidly leaking from the truc...

John Ciriacos Houhoulis

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ohn Ciriacos Houhoulis was born in Boston in 1932 into a first-generation Greek American family. After the death of his mother Efemia while he was a teenager, John quickly took on the role of champion for his family, including his father Ciriacos and older siblings Marjorie and Jimmy, despite his young age. This quiet and noble steadfastness for loved ones would remain a core principle of his life. After graduati...

Joseph Valentine Roller II

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Joseph Valentine Roller II was born to the late Joseph and Elsie Roller, owner of a leather company and a homemaker, in East Orange, NJ on April 24th 1948.  Joe graduated from Milburn High School where he was named Athlete of the Year. He later graduated from Colgate University while spending summers lifeguarding on the jersey shore with what would become lifelong friends.   While working in International Banking...

John J. Trocchi

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John J. Trocchi, husband, father, grandfather, teacher, connoisseur of all things sweet, and dad-joke expert, died at his home in St .Johnsbury, Vt. on June 15, 2022. John was born in Fall River on July 13, 1945. His parents were Albert and Mary Trocchi. The family soon moved to Hyannis and John grew up there where he graduated from Barnstable High School with the class of 1963.    He was a life-long learner and ...

Gloria Jeane Neives Pearce

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Gloria Jeane Neives Pearce of Chatham passed away peacefully in her home on June 3, 2022 in the presence of family and friends. Born in 1926 in Yonkers, New York, Gloria was the eldest daughter of Randolph and Virginia Neives and was raised in Hackensack, New Jersey.  In 1944 Gloria served as a member of the World War II Cadet Nursing Corp and graduated at the top of her nursing school class in 1948.  Upon gradua...

Muriel A. Sinclair

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Muriel A. Sinclair, 98, passed away at home on Monday, June 13th surrounded by her loving family. Her husband of 53 years, Everett L. Sinclair died in 1999. She leaves four children, Deborah Moiles (Jim Owen) of Millbury, Gary Sinclair  (Jean), of Harwich, Susan Mills (Michael) of S. Yarmouth, with whom she made her home, and Douglas Sinclair of Florida, 11 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and many nieces an...

Jerry Frank

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Jerry Frank, 78, of Chatham passed away on Friday, June 10, 2022 at Blue Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center in Stoughton. Jerry was born on February 24, 1944 at Cape Cod Hospital.   He was the son of the late Joseph Clarence Frank and Susie (Eldridge) Frank.    Jerry worked for Fougere Nurseries for over 20 years.  He then started a landscape business with his twin brother Jeffrey, for over 14 years in Chatha...

Rescuers Free Entangled Whale Calf Off Chatham

By: Alan Pollock

Young Humpback Fouled In Fishing Gear CHATHAM — Thanks to a cooperative effort from two marine conservation groups, a young humpback whale has a chance at growing old. Shark spotters with the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy are credited with reporting the whale calf in trouble off Chatham last Tuesday. The calf had a black rope caught in its mouth and a large tangle of rope around its tail when rescuers fr...

Chatham Invites Food Trucks To Town

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — After lengthy study, the select board adopted regulations last week allowing mobile food vendors to operate in certain locations around town, including parts of downtown. Out of deference to concerned neighbors, one location – the former Eldredge Garage property – was removed from the list of potential food truck sites. The select board had previously favored allowing mobile food vendors at six locat...

CHATHAM – The closure of the National Weather Service Upper Air Station on Morris Island left a hole in the agency's weather balloon launching network, one that both weather service and town officials are eager to plug. The airport commission and finance committee have proposed relocating the station to the section of the airport property previously used as a storage area by commercial fishermen. Officials met...

Gallery, Shop Sales To Benefit Monomoy Community Services CHATHAM – Every day, dozens, sometimes hundreds of people walk “the loop,” the popular route along Main Street, Shore Road, Bridge Street and Stage Harbor Road. Along the way, they pass what is probably the most distinctive edifice in the Old Village, the 175-year-old John Hallett House, also known as “the green building.” For years, owners Tina and ...

Hake Touted As Substitute For Elusive Cod

By: Doreen Leggett

Chef Lisa Whelan of Dancing Spoons Catering stood before a crowd of about 70 people, bottles of honey, ginger, and apple cider vinegar arrayed before her and a thick piece of cornmeal-encrusted fish browning on the burner. “This is a good substitute for cod – flaky, white,” said Whelan as she readied a fillet of white hake for its bed of broccoli slaw atop a cookie-sized fajita. Melissa Sanderson, chief ope...

HARWICH – The town’s extensive review of the Cold Brook Eco-Restoration Project got underway with the filing of permit requests with the conservation commission. The project, a partnership between the town of Harwich and Harwich Conservation Trust, seeks eco-restoration and nitrogen mitigation of fallow cranberry bogs. The commission received its first presentation of the project on June 15. Commission members...

Long-awaited Playground Nears Completion

By: Alan Pollock

HARWICH — For almost every town building project, there are a few people eagerly waiting for the job to be completed. But in this case, hundreds of constituents are literally peering through the fence every day looking for signs that the work is finished. It’s the new playground behind Harwich Elementary School, and despite pandemic-related setbacks and other challenges, it’s nearly complete. “Our kids have...

County Commission To Act On IT Budget Adjustment

By: William F. Galvin

There was a sense this week that the Barnstable County Commissioners and the Assembly of Delegates would like to resolve their budget differences before the start of the new fiscal year on July 1, when contracts for information technology services with Harwich and Bourne are slated to begin. Despite pleas from assembly representatives from the two towns, as of early this week the situation has yet to be resolv...