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Francis B. Jones

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Francis B. Jones, 88               CHATHAM-Francis Burchell Jones of Chatham died peacefully on August 3, 2018 surrounded by his loving family.  He was born in Chatham on January 3, 1930, the son of Norman and Aurelia Jones.  Fran was predeceased by his wife of 58 years, Jean Jones, and his brothers Norman, Robert and Arthur Jones.  He leaves his daughters, Ann J. Jones of Vernon, Conn. and Kathleen A. J....

Irene Elizabeth Lund

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Irene Elizabeth Lund               Irene Elizabeth Lund passed away peacefully at age 81 on July 13, 2018 in Houston, Texas where she had lived for 14 years.               She was born October 26, 1936 in Youngstown, Ohio to Andrew and Ida Johnson.               Irene attended Boardman High School in Boardman, Ohio, graduating in 1954 and went on to attend nursing school at Youngstown State Univ...

William (Bill) Richard Lean, Jr.

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William (Bill) Richard Lean, Jr.             HARWICH PORT - William (Bill) Richard Lean, Jr. passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 surrounded by the love of family and friends. He is survived by his college sweetheart, wife of 54 years, Mary Beth D. Lean.             Born in South Bend, Indiana on March 18, 1942, Bill was predeceased by his father, William Richard Lean, and his mother, Mary Ca...

CHATHAM – The town continued its 72-year tradition of summer town meetings Tuesday, with more than 65 summer folks getting a two-hour run-down on the state of the community from selectmen and other town officials. The litany of details provided to non-resident taxpayers included the financial condition of the community, an overview of projects and issues officials have dealt with in the past year and expect to...

CHATHAM – The park and recreation commission is considering expanding the community center's fitness room into the adjacent conference room. The idea is only in the concept stage right now, and the commission plans to survey fitness room users to determine interest in expanding the facility's offerings. “People I've talked to are excited” about the possibility, commission chair Meredith Fry commented at las...

Culminating years of work, lawmakers last week passed legislation that would extend the hotel-motel tax to short-term rental properties, boosting town coffers and raising funds for expensive wastewater treatment projects. But one day after the legislative session ended, Gov. Charlie Baker sent the bill back to committee for more work. Despite the current uncertainty about the bill’s future, most agree that the...

State Pitches In $180K For Shoreline Study

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — With erosion of the town’s east-facing coast once again making headlines, the town is moving ahead with a $250,000 study designed to guide management of the shoreline for the next 20 to 30 years. The idea has won the endorsement of the state’s Coastal Zone Management program, which is contributing more than $180,000 toward the effort. Town officials are working with the Center for Coastal Studies a...

CHATHAM – With federal legislation to resolve the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge western boundary dispute between the town and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service stalled, town officials are exploring another tack, a possible administrative solution to the dilemma. Exactly what form such an approach would take remains vague, but officials reported that they had a “promising” meeting in Washington, D.C. last w...

No Injuries After Boats Collide Off Monomoy

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — Remarkably, there were no injuries when a charter boat collided with a commercial fishing boat in thick fog off Monomoy Point Saturday morning, sending the charter boat to the bottom. At around 6:20 a.m., the charter boat Artemis II from Allen Harbor struck the starboard side of the Chatham-based commercial fishing boat Great Pumpkin. The Artemis, a 38-foot Pursuit, ended up on top of the Great Pumpk...

It was a typical day on the water for Dr. Greg Skomal and his shark research team. Spotter pilot Wayne Davis was guiding boat captain John King through murky water near the Eastham-Wellfleet line, following one of several great white sharks spotted that day. Skomal stood at the end of the pulpit 11 feet from the bow of the 24-foot Aleutian Dream, ready to photograph the shark with his pole-mounted GoPro. And t...

The first multi-town watershed permit issued by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection has been approved, allowing innovative options for the management of nitrogen pollution in and around Pleasant Bay. Nitrogen – 75 percent of which is generated through septic systems, 16 percent by lawn and golf course fertilization and another 9 percent through stormwater runoff – serves as a fertilizer in...

Adjustments Planned In Harwich Center Development Proposal

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — A compromise on the design for the proposed new convenience store and two apartments in Harwich Center has been reached between the historic district and historical commission and developer Saumil Patel that will make it more in keeping with the historic village. Patel, the owner of the adjacent Main Street Market in Harwich Center, agreed to have more of the building fronting on the street, to place...

Planning Board Approves Boat Storage Along Route 28

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The planning board has approved a site plan special permit for Allen Harbor Marine Service, Inc. to store between 39 and 60 boats on the lot at the east side corner of Route 28 and Grey Neck Road. The property was part of the Mill Store operation and was used for garden shed storage and sales. Brad Malo of Coastal Engineering, Inc. said Allen Harbor Marine Service is planning to purchase the 40,810-s...

HARWICH - CBS news correspondent Seth Doane, a native of Harwich who now lives in Rome, told about 220 members of the Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT) at the group’s 30 th annual meeting Monday afternoon that by the time August rolls around he is “desperate to get here.” Doane, a 1996 graduate of Harwich High School, graduated from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication. In...

Safety Concerns Raised About Brooks Library Crosswalks

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Employees of the Brooks Free Library fear for their lives. That is, when they're crossing the streets around the Harwich Center facility. Safety in the crosswalks in the area of the Brooks Free Library has been an issue for a number of years. It was a topic of discussion during the Harwich Center Initiative study in 2001 and it remains a concern. “In fact, a regular joke among staff members is tha...