Appeals court rules on respite homes

December 29, 2016
Cape Cod Times

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CHATHAM – A 50-year-old summer respite program for urban Philadelphia women run in three private houses on Water Street could be revived following a state Appeals Court decision Dec. 8.

The homes are part of the bequest of Avis Chase, a Chatham native who married a Philadelphia ship captain. Chase, who died in 1953, also donated Chase Park to the town.


The respite program has been on hold – and the houses vacant – for the summers of 2014, 2015 and 2016 because of the litigation, Albert Piccerilli, attorney for the Philadelphia group, said in November.


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