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July 30-Aug. 5, 2015


Not A Flock Of Seagulls
Canada geese skim across the waters of Pleasant Bay in front of boats competing in the 55th Day Sailer North American Championship on July 21. For more on the event, see Sports on page 32. KAT SZMIT PHOTO
TASTY TREATS

The 28th annual Taste of Chatham was held Monday to benefit Monomoy Community Services.  Nearly two dozen local restaurants and food and drink purveyors participated.  Above,
Stan Zlatkov, left, and Kunal Thakar of the Chatham Bars Inn prepare ginger sesame coleslaw and beef marinated in a cranberry sauce base. See page 7 of this week's paper for more photos, and see a gallery of pictures here. TIM WOOD PHOTO

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Largest Ever Wetlands Fine Issued For Sears Point Damage

CHATHAM --- A Sears Point property owner has agreed to pay what amounts to the largest penalty for a wetlands law violation in the town's history.
FULL STORY,  PAGE 1

Town's First Conservation Agent Announces Retirement
CHATHAM Sixteen years may not seem like such a long time, but since she was hired as the town's first conservation agent, Kristin Andres has seen pressure increase on the town's natural resources as the amount of land available for development has dwindled.
FULL STORY,  PAGE 1

Alliance, Nature Conservancy Team Up To Buy Fishing Permits, Page 3
Stranded Shark 'Pings' Once Again
Taste of Chatham Photos, Page 7
Atwood House Opens Doors For Free, Page 9
Summer Town Meeting Next Week, Page 11
Shark Center Gala Planned, Page 11
In Re-vote, ConCom Backs Fine, Page 12
Scooterist Injured In Crash, Page 15

Schiffner Honored for 500th Career Win With Chatham
CHATHAM In the 35 years John Schiffner has coached the Chatham Anglers much has changed. One thing that hasn't is Schiffner's love of the game. On July 23 that love lifted him to his 500th career win as manager of the Anglers, making him the first manager in the Cape League to accomplish the feat.
SEE SPORTS PAGES FOR FULL STORY

East Wins Pitch-Powered All-Star Game
WAREHAM
Sometimes all it takes is one run. That was the case when the East prevailed against the West in the 2015 Friendly's Cape League with a score of 1-0 in a game that was dominated by powerful pitching.
SEE SPORTS PAGES FOR FULL STORY

 

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!
 

EASTWIND REAL ESTATE

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Albro House Painting Volunteer Injured In Fall
HARWICH - Friday was a bittersweet day for the Albro House painting project undertaken as a volunteer initiative. It was the day the project stood on the brink of completion. But it was also the day the man who organized the volunteer effort and did the major portion of the work fell from a ladder and suffered a severe foot injury.
FULL STORY,  PAGE 1, HARWICH EDITION

High School Students Learn The Science Of Shellfish
HARWICH
PORT In the summer, plenty of teenagers earn extra money babysitting. But three local teens have been taking good care of more than a million youngsters in their charge.
FULL STORY,  PAGE 1, HARWICH EDITION

Fire Chief Appointing Power Affirmed, Page 3
Church Files Suit Over Cemetery Clash, Page 5
Middle School Reuse To Be On Ballot, Page 5
Facility Manager Praised, Page 10
Wychmere Dock Project Nearly Complete, Page 14
Habitat Raises Walls On Harwich Homes, Page 16
Meet Tom Evans, Page 2

Wise Banking
More likely than not, the cod you dine on at local restaurants or purchase at the fish market wasn't caught anywhere near its namesake, Cape Cod. With very few exceptions, Atlantic cod landings here are few and far between. Most Chatham-based commercial fishermen have turned to other species dogfish and skate, primarily while scooping up the rare cod or haddock as opportunity, and quotas, allow.
SEE THE EDITORIAL PAGE

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, July 16

Discovering Harwich by Russ Allen, Page 230
Harwich To Harwich by Donna Tavano, July 9
Chatham by Foot by John Whelan, July 23 
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.  See Page 47 of the June 25 edition. 

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FEATURES

Orpheum Sponsor Local Filmmaker Fest
Review: 'Elephant and Piggy' At Cape Rep
Review: 'Lady Day' At WHAT [Left]
Re
view: 'Man Of La Mancha' At Academy
Review: 'Aladdin' At HJT
Review: 'Beauty And The Beast Jr.' At Academy
Review: 'Fool' At WHAT Kids
Local Vet's Book Based On Experiences
Three Artists Create Monomoy High Mural
Trull Book Explores World Of Seals, Sharks And Fishing
Summer Literary Lunches Get Underway
Summer Brings New Businesses To Chatham, Harwich

 

CHATHAM SHARKS
More than 40 sharks created by local artists have moved to the front lawn of the Eldredge Public Library where they will remain on display through August. Bidding on the sharks has also begun.  Click here for a photo gallery.



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Global adventurer Sarah Outen rows out of Chatham Harbor May 14, beginning the final leg of her London2London round-the-world trek. Read more 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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