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April 23-29, 2015


HEROIN: THE UNSEEN PREDATOR

Since November, three Chatham men have lost their lives to heroin overdoses.  In the first of a three part series, The Chronicle looks at how the opiate epidemic impacts individuals, families and the community.  See page one of this week's issue.
APRIL FOOLS PLUNGE

More than 400 people showed up for the eighth annual April Fools Plunge at Harding's Beach in Chatham, with hundreds braving the 37-degree water to raise money for the family of cancer patient Jesse Nash.  Watch the video above or click here for a gallery of photos.

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Finally, Fire Station Ground-breaking
CHATHAM Finally, after years of planning, several false starts and dozens of design refinements, construction on a new fire department headquarters building is about to begin.
FULL STORY,  PAGE 1

Complications Bedevil Road, Sidewalk Petition Articles
CHATHAM --- Two petition articles are not likely to make it to the floor of the May 11 annual town meeting in their original form.
FULL STORY,  PAGE 1

Officials To Meet With State On Skydiving, Page 3
Rower Prepares For Trans-Atlantic Journey, Page 5
Monomoy High Holds First Prom, Page 7
Venerable Coast Guard Boat Returns To Chatham, Page 9
Restrictions Placed On Dogs On North Beach Island, Page 12
Middle Schoolers Delve Deep For Science, Page 13
Plover Permit First On Atlantic Coast, Page 17

Nickerson Duo Leads Monomoy Baseball Team To First Win
HARWICH Besides sharing a surname and being senior co-captains of the Monomoy baseball team, Dalton and Noah Nickerson (not related) share one other thing: a burning desire to see the Sharks succeed and a willingness to make it happen.
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Lady Sharks Light Up The Scoreboard With Three Homers And A Slam

NORTH EASTHAM When they look back on their Patriot's Day victory over non-league rival Nauset years from now, members of the Monomoy softball team may not remember the cold weather, the final score, or that it occurred on one of Massachusetts' most historic holidays. All they'll likely recall is that it was the day they went absolutely batty.
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Assistant Town Administrator Resigns
HARWICH Assistant Town Administrator Julie Quintero-Schulz has resigned, effective July 31.  She has been on paid administrative leave during an investigation into unspecified charges, and will remain on leave until then.
FULL STORY,  PAGE 1, HARWICH EDITION

Saquatucket Landside Development Could Include Restaurant
HARWICH The Saquatucket Harbor development committee has shaped preliminary plans for improvements to the landside portion of the marina facility, including plans for the adjacent Downey property, rebuilding the harbormaster's office and adding a restaurant, while selectmen are reviewing a proposal to locate a sidewalk from the harbor to Harwich Port.
FULL STORY,  PAGE 1, HARWICH EDITION

Proponents Push Plastic Bag Ban, Page 3
Peter Yarrow Comes To Harwich, Page 5

Monomoy High Holds First Prom, Page 7
Bell's Neck Hunting Measure Remains On Warrant, Page 10
Monomoy Band Boosters Sought, Page 14
Industrial Building, Housing Conflict, Page 15
Meet Janet Baker, Page 3

Good Government By Petition
Based on recent statements made by members of the Chatham Board of Selectmen and finance committee, there appears to be a backlash against the submission of citizen petition articles for inclusion on the annual town meeting warrant. The petitions are being portrayed as ways to subvert the established process to undermine selectmen, the finance committee and/or other officials.
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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, April 16

Discovering Harwich by Russ Allen, April 2
Harwich To Harwich by Donna Tavano, April 9
Chatham by Foot by John Whelan, Page 22 
Letters, Page 23
Meeting Schedule, Page 4
Town Hall Action, Page 6
Minding Your Business

Monomoy School News
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Builder Honors Neighborhood
Calmer Choice Conference At Community College
WCAI Fisheries Series Inspires Book
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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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