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ORLEANS — The Nauset Regional School Committee says it’s done what it could to hold down projected costs for the budget that begins July 1, but recognizes that some sharp increases are beyond its control. Members are ready to make their case and take questions at tonight’s (March 10) public hearing at 6 p.m. before voting on the budget. The operating budget for the regional high school is proposed to go up ...

Mary J. Higgins, 89

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Mary J. Higgins passed peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, February 20, 2022, at Maplewood at Brewster.  Mary was born in Franklin, Pa. but grew up outside of Erie, Pa. in Wesleyville, Pa.  She graduated from Wesleyville H.S. and then moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where she attended St. Lukes nursing school and graduated with her R.N. in 1955.     Afterward, she moved to Dallas, Texas, to work at Parkland Hospital.  I...

Jacqueline ‘Jackie’ Anne Jane Carsey

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Jacqueline “Jackie” Anne Jane Carsey, age 91, of Chatham, passed away peacefully on February 17, 2022. She was born in New York, New York, on November 22, 1930 to Mabel Burger and William Carsey. Jackie had two older brothers, John Jay ‘Jack’ and Robert ‘Bobby,’ whom she loved dearly.  Despite growing up in Manhattan during the Great Depression, she was a happy child and as a young adult worked as a Librarian. Sh...

Anne Mary (Gaudette) Meservey

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Born: April 9, 1940 in Lowell Died: February 21, 2022 in Chatham Anne Mary Meservey is survived by her husband, George Daniel Meservey Jr; children, George (Cheryl) Meservey III, Michael (Maura) Meservey, Stephen (Cheryl) Meservey, and Maryellen (Edward) Howell; 18 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; sisters Elizabeth (Michael) McOsker, Joan (Steve) LeFave, and sisters-in-law Nancy Eldredge and Sally Hutchin...

Craig Poosikian's Passion For Fishing Was No Fluke

By: Doreen Leggett

Craig Poosikian was a summer kid from New Jersey fishing in Harwich when he caught the fish that got him hooked. “I caught my first fluke when I was 11. They are the most awesome fish in the ocean. The lowly fluke – just awesome,” he said. He caught the bottom-dwelling summer flounder, as it is also called, with a popper that floats on the surface. He was curious about the flat, toothy fish and talked to on...

CHATHAM — The select board heard pitches last week for two petition articles that will appear on the upcoming annual town meeting warrant. One proposes that the town purchase the former Monomoy Theatre property, and the other would ban the use of certain plastics that contribute to pollution of waterways. The board asked for more information before staking a position on either proposal. The select board hear...

Eversource Quizzed About Reliability Of Power Grid CHATHAM — In the wake of two severe storms in recent months, the select board wants to know what Eversource is doing to improve reliability and to lessen the impact on customers when outages do occur. “Unfortunately, the Cape, in the last couple of storms, was really hit more than any other region in the commonwealth. As a result, you are on the receiving...

CHATHAM – Gail Tilton has followed the senior center saga in town and knows firsthand the issues with the current facility. She's taught an “Artful Aging” class through the council on aging and has been on a waiting list for an exercise program for four years, the class size restricted due to the small space available at the current Stony Hill Road senior center. So when she learned that the Chatham Health and...

CHATHAM — In what they hope will be a compromise with open space advocates, the community housing partnership is once again seeking to have the town reserve a portion of a town-owned tract on Middle Road for affordable and attainable housing. The partnership, formerly known as the affordable housing committee, met on Feb. 17 to stake its position on the land. Last June, voters declined to declare the 19-acre...

CHATHAM – The National Register of Historic Places was established by National Historic Preservation Act in 1966 as a way to “identify, evaluate, and protect America's historic and archaeological resources,” according to the National Park Service, which administers the register. More than 96,000 properties across the nation are listed, representing 1.8 million contributing resources, including buildings, sites, d...

Paul Niles To Retire From Lighthouse Charter School

By: William F. Galvin

EAST HARWICH – Paul Niles has dedicated the past 27 years to shaping a supportive and challenging learning environment for middle school students at the Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School. At the end of the school year he will retire and make way for his successor. Niles was one of three teachers who founded the charter school in Orleans in 1995. After serving as interim director three or four times, he agreed...

Wastewater Drives 6.65 Percent Harwich Budget Increase

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH – Town Administrator Joseph Powers and Finance Director Carol Coppola have presented a $79,075,393 fiscal 2023 budget to selectmen, a 6.65 percent increase over the current year's spending. A request for $2,357,019 in the wastewater enterprise fund is responsible for a major portion of the budget increase. “The 2023 proposed budget is designed to sustain the town’s sound finances while addressing th...

HARWICH – The town received two bids for the snack shack lease at Saquatucket Harbor, but on Monday selectmen held off on making an award for the second week in a row. The bidders were Ashwood Food, the owners of Jake Rooney’s restaurant, and Becaf LLC, doing business as Poco NYC. Assistant Town Administrator Meggan Eldredge told selectmen last week she and Town Administrator Joseph Powers are recommending the...

For the first time since the middle of March 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic halted the final weekend of the high school sports state tournament, winter sports teams from the Lower Cape are set to return to postseason play. The landscape will look a lot different than it did back then, however. Gone are the days of early-round matchups against regional opponents in sectional tournaments. In their place is ...

NORTH EASTHAM – Most one-win basketball teams don’t end their season with cheers filling the gymnasium as the clock strikes zero and the season ends. This year’s Nauset girls basketball team isn’t like most teams, however. That was the scene last Thursday afternoon when the Warriors closed out their season with one final home game. Despite suffering a 72-48 loss to Bishop Fenwick, the Nauset players erupted in...