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Feb. 4-10, 2016


MORE SNOW MONDAY

After six inches of snow Friday, the region is forecast to receive another storm on Monday.  The National Weather Service says as much as 10 inches of snow could fall beginning early in the day.  Stayed tuned to our Facebook and Twitter feeds for updates. Meanwhile, check out a gallery of photos from last week's storm. TIM WOOD PHOTO

MUDDY CREEK BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION

Crews are excavating the new channel between Muddy Creek and Pleasant Bay as the project to construct a bridge between the water bodies continues.  Read about the progress in this week's edition, and get a bird's-eye view of the work in the video above.

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With Vacant Land Scarce, Redevelop-
ment Driving Thriving Construction Industry

CHATHAM – Final building numbers for last year confirm what the sound of nail guns and the proliferation of contractor signs suggest: there's a lot of construction going on in town.
FULL STORY,  PAGE 1

Fincom: Fish Pier Bond Might Wait, But Not Too Long
CHATHAM With urgently needed repairs and improvements at the municipal fish pier, town officials aren't debating whether the expenses are necessary. It's a question of paying now or paying later, and how much of a premium taxpayers are willing to pay.
FULL STORY,  PAGE 3

New Cumberland Farms Store Opening Delayed, Page 3
Challenger Takes Out Papers For Selectman, Page 5
"Freedom Is Not Free" Chatham Parade Theme, Page 5
CPC Endorsed Partial Funding For Church, Page 7
A Look At Muddy Creek Bridge Project, Page 9
Eldredge Library's Spring Learning Series, Page 15
Meet Ian McGolgin, Page 2

The Winning Ways Of Monomoy Girls Basketball
HARWICH If their last five games are any indication, the Monomoy girls varsity basketball team has turned a corner, one over which hangs a giant capital “W.” In recent weeks, the Sharks have defeated a quintet of opponents to reach a 7-7 overall record, with their latest win of 54-40 coming against Carver, a team they previously lost to by 10 points.
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Monomoy Boys Defeat Hull, Give Nauset A Run
HARWICH The energy inside the gymnasium, otherwise known as the “Shark Tank,” at Monomoy Regional High School last Thursday was nothing short of electric. On one side, the guests from Nauset, clad in black and ready to do battle.
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CHRONICLE DINING GUIDE

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Court Sends Cumberland Farms Project Back To Planning Board
HARWICH — A Barnstable Superior Court judge has sent the Cumberland Farms redevelopment plan back to the planning board for reconsideration based on findings that the Village Commercial Overlay District in Harwich Port is an optional and not mandatory zoning provision.
FULL STORY,  PAGE 1, HARWICH

Harwich Officials Satisfied With Regional School Budgets
HARWICH — The preliminary FY2017 Monomoy Regional School District budget was presented to selectmen and the finance committee on Monday night by Superintendent Scott Carpenter in one of the more congenial sessions since regional school district budgets began taking a bite out of local tax dollars.
FULL STORY,  PAGE 1, HARWICH

Monomoy Government Students Attend Caucuses, Page 3
Cebula To Seek Another Term, Page 5
Habitat W. Harwich Projectc Gains Momentum, Page 7
Board Sued For Not Accepting Application, Page 11
Opiate Presentation At MRHS, Page 14
Firefighters Promoted, Page 48

What Would Bernie Say?
Like most people around town, we've been praising the finer points of “The Finest Hours” since its premier – and, yes, pointing out the little inaccuracies. But we can't help but wonder, what would the real Bernie Webber think about all the hoopla?
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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, Jan. 21
Discovering Harwich by Russ Allen, Page 22
Harwich To Harwich by Donna Tavano, Jan. 14
Chatham by Foot by John Whelan, Jan. 28 
Letters, Page 31

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

Monomoy School News
News and photos from the regional school district.  See page 38 of this week's edition. 

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Orpheum Launches Second Art Film Series
Chatham Author Explores The 'Frozen' World
Memoir Details Raising Autistic Child
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A Kid's View Of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'
Ivan Bassett At 90: Can't Complain

 

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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