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Aug. 27- Sept. 2, 2015


SURF'S UP!

Cape Cod Surf Camp kids Weston Schumacher, Christian Williams, Mike Olson, Conor Watson, Nina Koebach, Riley Schumacher, Isabela Cattafe, Anna Koebach, and Sierra Emond join instructors JT Galloway, Dillon Murphy, and Kook for a “hang loose” photo following a morning of lessons at the Outer Beach at Nauset. See story in this week's sports section, and click here for a gallery of surf school photos. KAT SZMIT PHOTO
SHARK, SEAL CHASE

A seal escapes a shark attack by leaping out of the water off Monomoy Monday.  The video was captured by Dr. Greg Skomal during the twice-weekly population study being conducted with funding from the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy.  While this seal escaped, the shark later predated another one nearby. Two sharks were tagged by Skomal and his team during Monday's trip

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Researchers Wonder: Are White Sharks In Pleasant Bay?
CHATHAM
Without evidence, it's hard to say for sure whether great white sharks are venturing into the easternmost reaches of Pleasant Bay. That's why it would be a good idea to place an acoustic receiver buoy there, state shark biologist Greg Skomal said Tuesday.
FULL STORY,  PAGE 1

Commission Seeks To Stem Loss Of Historic Houses
CHATHAM – The town's old houses are disappearing one by one. Chatham isn't alone. As land values increase and development pressures mount, older homes are being sacrificed to make way for larger structures. When proposing demolition, owners frequently cite the poor condition of antique buildings and their shortcomings in serving the needs of modern families.
FULL STORY,  PAGE 1

Pleasant Bay Dredging Edges Closer, Page 3
Colby Takes Yarmouth Job, Page 5
Skydive Opponents Vow To Fight, Page 7
FD Gets Federal Grant For New Radios, Page 7
Fishermen's Alliance Takes On Shellfishing Role, Page 9
Cornwell To Speak At Eldredge Library, Page 11
'Finest Hours' Author Speaks At Historical Society Annual Meeting, Page 14
EPL Fall Learning Series Courses Announced, Page 18

The Last Gasp: Putting The 'Fun' In Fundraising
Tom Patton loved an adventure, and one of his favorites was The Last Gasp, a 62-mile bicycle ride from Sandwich to Provincetown, which he would have participated in this year for the 15
th time. Sadly, Patton passed away unexpectedly in April, but his spirit as a Last Gasp devotee and Hall of Famer lives on. The 2015 event will be held in his honor on Sept. 20.
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Budding Surfers Catch A Wave With Dillon Murphy
ORLEANS
Dillon Murphy might be the co-owner/operator of the Harwich eatery Land Ho!, but his heart is on the water, especially if it means riding some choice waves from atop one of his many surfboards. Better yet is being able to bring his surfing expertise to the younger generation, which he delights in doing through Cape Cod Surf Camp.
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2015 CHRONICLE DINING GUIDE

Find menus from dozens of local residents in this handy guide in this week's paper. Read it free on-line!
 

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Harwich Junior Theatre Gets a New Name
WEST HARWICH
The second annual end-of-summer Castaway Party of the Harwich Junior Theatre not only celebrated another successful season, it also included a huge announcement for the popular venue: after 64 years the theater will be changing its name to the Cape Cod Theatre Company, home of the Harwich Junior Theatre.
FULL STORY,  PAGE 1, HARWICH EDITION

Town Not Ready To Declare Former Fire Station As Surplus
HARWICH — The message was clear Monday night. The town will not be ready to declare the former fire station property on Bank Street as surplus for approximately three years, providing time for the harbor department to design and construct a new workshop closer to Saquatucket Harbor.
FULL STORY,  PAGE 1, HARWICH EDITION

Officials Remain Concerned About Eversource Spraying, Page 3
Town Officials Hold Initial Financial Discussions, Page 5
Urbano Honored, Page 10
Final Port Music Stroll Held, Page 7
Meet Bob And Wendy Hartwell, Page 2

Will Skydiving Return To Chatham?
The Chatham Board of Selectmen voted last week to solicit proposals from skydiving companies to operate out of Chatham Municipal Airport nearly two years after the contract renewal of the last operator, Skydive Cape Cod, was blocked by the town manager. Not unexpectedly, the move sparked outrage among the growing number of skydiving opponents.
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Fin And Flip On The Cape
Read the continuing adventures of Fin the shark and Flip the seal on our editorial page!


COLUMNS

Writers Block by Tim Wood, Jan. 29
Monomoyick by Andrew Buckley, Aug. 20

Discovering Harwich by Russ Allen, July 30
Harwich To Harwich by Donna Tavano, Aug. 6
Chatham by Foot by John Whelan, Page 30 
Letters, Page 2626
Meeting Schedule, Page 4
Town Hall Action, Page 6
Minding Your Business

Monomoy School News
News and photos from the regional school district.  Watch our Sept. 3 edition for full back-to-school coverage. 

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Review: 'A Midsummer Night's Dream -- In Chathm' At Monomoy Theatre [Left]
Rosenburg, 'Fluff' To Sign Kids Books
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'Pixels' Screenwriter Dowling Comes To Town
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Trull Book Explores World Of Seals, Sharks And Fishing

 

 

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HALFWAY THERE
Global adventurer Sarah Outen rowed out of Chatham Harbor May 14, beginning the final leg of her London2London round-the-world trek. She is now just past the half-way mark. Read more her status in this week's paper, and follow her progress at
www.SarahOuten.com. Watch a video of the departure here.


HEROIN: THE UNSEEN PREDATOR
The Cape community has paid a high price in the current epidemic of heroin and opiate addiction. Our three-part series examines the impact on the local community and the response of local law enforcement, human services and community leaders.
 

Exploring Monomoy
CHATHAM --- Even before their school systems merged, Chatham and Harwich always had a lot in common. After all, you can't get into Chatham without passing through Harwich. But there has also been a long rivalry between the two communities, a lot of it based on misconceptions, said Ann Vick-Westgate.

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