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May 5-11, 2016


Monomoy Divided Over School Start Time Change

Monomoy Superintendent Scott Carpenter is proposing a change in the school start times, with the elementary schools beginning an hour earlier than the middle and high schools.  He hopes to implement a working plan in September, pending a vote at the May 18 school committee meeting. FULL STORY,  PAGE 1

MORE THAN JUST A HIT TO THE HEAD:
Why Concussion Injuries Should Be Taken Seriously

Each time a student athlete steps into a game, their parents feel a sense of anxiety given the risk of injury, no matter the sport. That can include anything from a sprain to a broken bone, but the most prevalent injury seems to be concussion, something doctors, coaches, parents and players are learning can be far more than just a simple hit to the head. Read our series in The Chronicle's e-edition and watch the video above.

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Key Waterfront Purchase, Zoning Changes Top Chatham Meeting Warrant
CHATHAM – Significant zoning changes, purchase of a key waterfront parcel and a passionate battle over an obscure but significant sewer regulation change highlight next week's annual town meeting.
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Chatham Fisherman And Crew Are Safe After Boat Sinks Off N.J.
CHATHAM Together with his two-man crew, a well known local fisherman living in New Jersey escaped disaster after his fishing boat collided with a tugboat and sank about six miles east of Cape May, N.J. Thursday.
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Chatham Candidate Profiles, Page 5
Selectmen Wade Into Political Sign Regulation, Page 9
Selectmen, School Com Candidate Forum, Page 10
Forum: Plenty Of Water, Page 12
Tax Work-off Meeting Slated, Page 17

Reasons Behind Adam Rose's Release Remain A Mystery
HARWICH
In the days since learning that Monomoy boys basketball coach Adam Rose was unexpectedly released, his supporters have raised their voices. They’ve written letters, staged a peaceful protest at last week's pep rally, and generated nearly 700 signatures on an online petition. Several players and one parent spoke out at the April 27 school committee meeting. While they’ve garnered attention, what they really want is answers, and they’re not alone.
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Monomoy Boys Tennis Celebrates First Win of 2016 Season
HARWICH It hasn't been the easiest season for the Monomoy boys tennis team, but last week they celebrated their first victory of 2016 with a 5-0 win against Carver at the Brooks Park courts.
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$7M Saquatucket Harbor Project Approved
HARWICH — A large but generally quiet crowd attended the annual town meeting on Monday night. The absence of debate on the vast majority of the 65 articles in the warrant allowed the legislative body to move through all but 10 articles in the annual warrant on the opening night.
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Schuessler To Be Honored For Two Decades In Cape Theater
Alumni of the Cape Cod Theatre Company, Home of the Harwich Jr. Theatre, often talk about the confidence the theater instilled in them as children—a confidence that they also attribute to the guidance of Nina Schuessler.
FULL STORY,  PAGE 15

Anderson's "A Year By The Sea" Debuts, Page 7
Commission Endorses Wastewater Plan, Page 13
Tour de Trash Yields 400 Pounds Of Rubbish, Page 17

Chatham Votes
Chatham voters have a tough choice at the ballot box next Thursday. Three strong candidates are running for two seats on the board of selectmen. All have qualities and skills that would benefit the current mix of board members, as well as the community.
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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, Oct. 22
Monomoyick by Andrew Buckley, March 17
Discovering Harwich by Russ Allen, Page 30
Harwich To Harwich by Donna Tavano, March 10
Chatham by Foot by John Whelan, March 24 
Letters, Page 31

Meeting Schedule, Page 4
Town Hall Action, Page 6
Minding Your Business

Monomoy School News
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SWIM FOR SUPER SAWYER

Hundreds of people braved the cold Nantucket Sound waters for the annual April Fool's Plunge.  This year's event raised money for the family of Harwich 4-year-old Sawyer Craig, who is battling leukemia. See photos on page 7 of this week's edition.

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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