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Andrew M. Bohman

By: Contributed

Andrew MacKenzie Bohman, 58, of Chatham died Tuesday, Jan. 25 after a brief illness. He was the son of Douglas Ann Bohman of Chatham and the late Raynard F. Bohman, Jr. Andrew attended the Chatham Schools through 9th grade. In 1982, he graduated from Deerfield Academy where he placed second in his class academically and competed on the varsity soccer and golf teams. He went on to Dartmouth College where he gradu...

Storm Brewing Over Stormwater In Riverbay

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — Neighbors in the Riverbay development are blaming construction of a new house for severe stormwater flooding that now occurs on Joshua Jethro Road. The town is preparing to spend more than $230,000 to remedy the problem. On Sept. 9, when more than five inches of rain fell on Chatham, stormwater from the surrounding properties overwhelmed the existing storm drains and flowed into adjacent properties...

Charter Committee Bags Airport Finance Proposal

By: Alan Pollock

But Chair Warns Big Questions Loom About Airport CHATHAM — The charter review committee has overwhelmingly rejected a charter change designed to provide broader town oversight of the finances of the Chatham Municipal Airport. But the committee’s chairman said he believes the town needs to have a long-term plan for the future of the airport property. Charter committee member Tom Wilson sponsored the propos...

Threatened By Erosion, Monomoy Refuge Dorm Must Go CHATHAM – Although last weekend's blizzard didn't cause extensive erosion to the coastal bank at the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge Morris Island headquarters, the steady recession of the bluff means that time is limited for the agency's historic dorm building. Once a garage that was part of a U.S. Coast Guard Station on the site, the building has been us...

CHATHAM – The discovery of the homestead of William and Anne Busby Nickerson, the town's first European settlers, on land adjacent to the Nickerson Family Association compound on Orleans Road, not only provided evidence of where the family settled in the late 1600s, it also yielded numerous surprises, including the size of the house – large for its time – and some unusual activities that were carried on at the si...

Blizzard Of ‘22 Plasters Lower Cape

By: Alan Pollock

A potent coastal storm Saturday walloped the Lower Cape with heavy snowfall and hurricane-force winds, leaving tens of thousands without power during frigid temperatures. At the peak of the storm, some 84,000 customers were without electrical service on Cape Cod. Supplemented by crews from out of state, Eversource crews worked through the day and night Sunday, and by Monday morning, only about 60 homes in Ch...

Seal Pub Granted Seasonal Outdoor Entertainment License

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH – The Seal Pub's request for an outdoor entertainment license drew 90 minutes of debate Monday night, with a vocal mix of support and opposition from neighbors and patrons. The pub has had issues with the town and the neighbors in the past year. Selectmen issued four warnings to the pub for incidents in 2021, including over-serving customers, staff drinking after hours, and noise violations. In D...

Petitioned Articles Filed To Preserve Schoolhouse

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH – Two petitioned articles have been filed for the annual town meeting seeking to protect and preserve the historic West Harwich schoolhouse. The articles aim to protect the circa 1871 building from demolition, assure the preservation of the exterior, and allow the town to sell, lease, or donate the building. The articles were filed last Thursday by Sally Urbano, president of the West Harwi...

Coachman Gets Dormitory Variance For Seasonal Housing

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH – The Coachman Motel in South Harwich will be a dormitory for Wychmere Beach Club employees this summer. The 26-room motel at 774 Route 28 was sold in October for $1.5 million to Coachman Harwich Property Owner LLC, which includes owners of the Wychmere Beach Club. The property is adjacent to the Wychmere Beach Club’s tennis facilities. The appeals board last week approved a special permit...

Guadet To Run For Town Clerk’s Position

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH – Phil Gaudet, the executive assistant in the town clerk’s office, has taken out nomination papers to run for the town clerk position. “ It would be an honor and a privilege to serve the residents and voters of the town of Harwich,” Gaudet said. Anita Doucette announced a couple of weeks ago that she is retiring at the end of her term in May after serving as town clerk for 30 years, the s...

Harwich To Work With Dennis On Wastewater Treatment

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH – While the tri-town Dennis-Harwich-Yarmouth Clean Water Partnership has been set aside, selectmen have said they want to continue to pursue a regional solution to treating wastewater with the town of Dennis. Water/Wastewater Superintendent Dan Pelletier told selectmen last week that he attended a wastewater session with Dennis officials in which they discussed regional treatment options. Pelleti...

Late Scoring Touch Guides Monarchs Past Cardinals

By: Brad Joyal

RANDOLPH – Although the spark didn’t arrive until a little more than midway through the third period, the Mashpee-Monomoy boys hockey team made sure to capitalize on the moment when it finally came. The Monarchs co-op team shook off a slow start Friday afternoon to pull away for a 3-0 victory over Cardinal Spellman at Joseph J. Zapustas Arena after scoring three goals in the final six minutes and 24 seconds of...

HARWICH – The game quickly went sideways for the Monomoy girls basketball team. It seemed as though the squad was destined for a lopsided loss when it hosted unbeaten Dennis-Yarmouth last Thursday night. But the Sharks didn’t waver when the Dolphins exploded for nearly a double-digit lead in the opening minutes. They regrouped and began making stops at the defensive end of the floor, where they forced turnover...

CCMoA Bursts Forth With Exhibitions, Music, Classes

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

          In the depth of winter, the Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis is in full bloom.           After declaring a snow day, closing up for safety's sake during Saturday's blizzard and postponing a Sunday event until the white stuff melts, the CCMoA doors are once again open and ready to welcome the community to a full slate of exhibitions, a winter music performance series and classes for adults and childre...

Our View: Deconstructing Blizzard Response

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Chatham seems to have borne the brunt of the last weekend's blizzard, despite lower snowfall totals than many areas to the west. Almost the entire town from Morton Road east lost power, a full 89 percent of Eversource customers. Plunging temperatures turned the early wet snow into ice under the more powdery stuff that fell during most of Saturday, weighing down trees and wires and creating challenges in clearing ...

Letters To The Editor: Feb. 3, 2022

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Spread CPA Funds Around Editor: Chatham is at another crossroads of deciding whether to preserve the historic fabric of this uniquely positioned town. Though graced with an extensive supply of beach frontage, it is its charm created by its streetscapes of houses built 100, 200, 300 years ago that attracts residents and visitors, all of whom invest in it when shopping and paying taxes.  My family has been do...