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WEEK OF DEC. 18-24, 2014


'Finest Hours' Makes A Big Impact On Town


The 36-foot boat motors slowly out to the middle of Stage Harbor, circles a large barge packed with people and equipment and slowly heads back toward the Eldredge trap dock. A smaller barge, mounted with a large fan, begins blowing smoke across the water, obscuring the two dozen men seemingly crowded onto every inch of the vessel. See a gallery of "Finest Hours" photos here.
FULL STORY,  PAGE 1


Own the original paintings that appear on this year's Chronicle Gift Guides, pictured above.  All proceeds will go to The Family Pantry.  Click here to place a bid (bidding closes Dec. 18).
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William Lutz painting (left): $550
Pati DuVall painting (right): $210

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PBCB Seeks Input From Towns On Financing Land Purchase
With sugar cookies and hot cider to be had, a celebratory feeling filled the air as a large group gathered at the Marconi Nautilus Hotel Saturday to discuss how to support Pleasant Bay Community Boating fund in its newly acquired home.
FULL STORY,  PAGE 1

Housing Payment Deferral May Save Condo Project From Foreclosure
CHATHAM --- A zoning board of appeals decision to alter the conditions of a comprehensive permit may help stave off foreclosure for a Main Street condominium project.
FULL STORY,  PAGE 5

HCG36500 Moved To Winter Quarters, Page 7
Harvey Huetter Remembered, Page 9
First Night Needs You, Page 10
Donation Will Benefit Sports Rehab, Page 13
A's Announcer Passes Away, Page 16
Puritan To Get New Look For 90th, Page 44

Chatham Christmas Stroll
Santa and Mrs. Claus led the light procession to the town Christmas tree lighting last Friday.  Click here for a gallery of photos from the event.

Sharks Edge East Bridgewater In First Game At New Monomoy Gym
HARWICH The Monomoy Regional boys basketball team has waited two long years to play in a gym they can truly can their own, and the final few hours of that moratorium may have been the most excruciating.
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Royal Start For Mashpee-Monomoy Monarchs
ORLEANS It didn't take long for the Mashpee-Monomoy Monarchs to live up to their noble nickname and turn a few heads at the same time.  The first-year co-operative club looked like royalty inside the rink as they displayed a torrent of tough hits, precision penalty killing and plenty of scoring in a 7-0 rout of visiting South Shore Voke in their auspicious debut Saturday night at Charles Moore Arena.
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Strong Start Helps Cape Tech/Cape Cod Academy Mend Old Wounds
ORLEANS The pain and suffering that came with a 7-1 loss to Abington in the opening round of the MIAA state tournament last season has lingered with Cape Tech/Cape Cod Academy and coach Jay Dalterio for nine long months. But an opening night victory over St. John Paul II on Saturday helped begin the healing process.
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Monomoy Budget Reduction Not Enough For Town Officials
HARWICH The good news in Monday night's meeting between selectmen, finance committee and Monomoy Regional School District representatives was the reduction in spending of about $400,000 in the district's FY16 budget.
FULL STORY,  PAGE 1, HARWICH EDITION

Planning Board Stamps Denial On Cumberland Farms Project
HARWICH PORT The planning board unanimously voted to deny site plan and Village Commercial Overlay District special permits for the redevelopment of the Cumberland Farms store at 574 and 576 Route 28.
FULL STORY,  PAGE 1, HARWICH EDITION

Town Building Demo Investigated, Page 3
Town May Lease Shellfish Lab, Page 5
Harwich COA Offers Holiday Tips, Page 38
Police, Fire News, Page
Meet Phil Peterson, Page 2

Skydiving Will Be Back
Many people will look forward to skydivers once again dropping from planes over Chatham. Many others will not be happy with the decision that will increase flights at Chatham Airport and once again spark concerns about the safety of the activity, both for those in the air and on the ground.
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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, Aug. 7
Monomoyick by Andrew Buckley, Page 26

Discovering Harwich by Russ Allen, Dec. 4
Harwich To Harwich by Donna Tavano, Dec. 11
Chatham by Foot by John Whelan, Nov. 27 
Letters, Page 23
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 44 of the Nov. 27 edition. 

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HELPING NEIGHBORS FUND

The Chronicle's Helping Neighbors Fund Drive continues, with a goal of raising $80,000 for The Family Pantry this holiday season. See the story on page 9 of this week's paper.  Above:
Cape Cod Cooperative Extension Nutritional and Food Safety Specialist Kim Contra helps clients prepare healthy meals. Click here for a gallery of Family Pantry photos. ALAN POLLOCK PHOTO


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Interview With 'The Finest Hours' Co-author Tougais [Left]
Review:
'The Happy Elf' At HJT
Review: 'Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol' At The academy
Review: 'Funny Girl' At Cape Rep
The Chatham Man Who Helped Invent The Modern World
Chatham Woman Writes Guide To Cape Folk Art

Book Club Celebrates 20th Anniversary
Inside The Mind Of Alzheimer's

Chatham Author Pens Second Ptown Book


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