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April 16-22, 2015

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Monomoy Regional Middle School student Eli Stafford demonstrated Newton's First Law by jumping on a Velcro wall during t
he FMA Live program, created by NASA and funded by Honeywell, which came to the school Monday on the invitation of teacher Nancy Gifford. See page 14 for more photos. ALAN POLLOCK PHOTO
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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FAA Rejects Skydiving RFP
CHATHAM --- Requirements in the town's draft request for proposal for skydiving services at Chatham Municipal Airport are unduly restrictive, unjustly discriminatory and may even violate free speech rights, the Federal Aviation Administration informed town officials last week.
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Small-scale Heroism
CHATHAM It's a story we've seen in the headlines before: an off-duty paramedic is at a restaurant when somebody begins choking on food, and he's called to suddenly put his training to unexpected use.
FULL STORY,  PAGE 1

State Denies Shorefront Revetment, Page 3
Alliance To Invest In Shellfish Hatchery, Page 5
Model House To Be Raffled, Page 7
Candidate Forum Monday, Page 10
Plan Board Sets Village Meetings, Page 11
Officials Travel To Washington, Page 12
Students Get Wacky Physics Lesson, Page 14
Library Hosts Jeopardy Tournament, Page 48
Meet Geoff Bassett, Page 2

Chatham And Monomoy Coach Nickerson Bids Adieu
HARWICH Monomoy Regional varsity girls basketball coach Joe Nickerson has decided not to re-apply for the position when it becomes available later this spring, ending a decorated coaching career between Chatham and Monomoy High Schools that spanned 45 years and had a meaningful and long-lasting impact on hundreds of student athletes.
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Mistake-Prone Monomoy Gives Away Season And Home Opener

HARWICH Preparing Monomoy for the start of the season this spring was a challenge unlike any other Steve Wilson has faced in his 35 years coaching baseball.
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Lady Sharks Get Less Than Satisfying First Win Of The Season
HARWICH The Monomoy softball team nailed down its first victory of the season in its home opener at Potter's Field on Friday, but a less than adequate opponent prevented the Sharks from enjoying the win as much as they should have.
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Selectmen Support Improvements Along Route 28 In West Harwich
HARWICH Town officials are interested in pursuing Transportation Improvement Program funds to provide a traffic signal and sidewalk improvements along Route 28 in West Harwich, but the board made clear they want public participation in the process from the outset.
FULL STORY,  PAGE 1, HARWICH EDITION

Robert Smith Was Soul of Conservation And Preservation In Harwich
HARWICH The community has lost a man with a demonstrated vision for the protection of natural resources. Robert Smith, a founder of the Harwich Conservation Trust, its longtime president and a prime-mover in the trust's initiatives to protect and preserve more than 520 acres, died April 7 from complications of pneumonia and F. S. H. Muscular Dystrophy.
FULL STORY,  PAGE 1, HARWICH EDITION

Muddy Creek Bridge Design Unveiled, Page 3
Selectmen Deny Slip Fee Refund, Page 7
Tour de Trash Volunteers Sought, Page 9
Fishing Club Seeks Donations, Page 15

Bob Smith
Bob Smith knew the value of open space to Harwich in protecting groundwater, ponds and estuaries, providing wildlife habitat and assuring a sustainable Cape Cod. Smith, who passed away last week, had the vision to recognize that value many years ago along with the ability to bring people together, even developers, to work for the preservation of sensitive natural resources in Harwich.
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Fin And Flip On The Cape
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COLUMNS

Writers Block by Tim Wood, Jan. 29
Monomoyick by Andrew Buckley, Page 22

Discovering Harwich by Russ Allen, April 2
Harwich To Harwich by Donna Tavano, April 9
Chatham by Foot by John Whelan, March 26 
Letters, Page 23
Meeting Schedule, Page 4
Town Hall Action, Page 6
Minding Your Business

Monomoy School News
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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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