No boats in new breakthrough; Candidates spar; Teachers file for mediation

CC-ChronicleChatham & Harwich news, May 10, 2007

‘Cape Wind’ Author Recounts Storm Over Wind Farm Project
Click image to see NECN videoWhatever your stance on the wind farm project proposed for Nantucket Sound, when you read “Cape Wind” by Wendy Williams and Robert Whitcomb  (on right this week on NECN, photo courtesy of Greg Auger.)


Town Bans Navigation In New Cut
CHATHAM — There’s no way to know if the new break in North Beach will become an established inlet, but town officials and coastal property owners aren’t taking any chances.  The town has banned power boats from traveling through the washover, and coastal residents on the mainland are coming together to talk about armoring the shoreline.   

Teachers File For Mediation As Contract Talks Stall
CHATHAM --- Teachers lined the corridor leading to the high school library Tuesday evening, forcing school committee members to walk past them as they stood in silent protest over stalled contract talks.

More Chatham stories
Land Purchases, PD/Annex Top Town Meeting

Candidates Spar Over Planning, Infrastructure

Officials Testify On Real Estate Transfer Bill
We The People Go To Washingto


School Funding Challenged In First Night of Town Meeting
HARWICH ---  Voters sprinted through 45 articles on opening night of town meeting Monday, adopting an operating budget of $44,683,047, battling over school funding and agreeing to spend $1 million for a new police station design and a comprehensive wastewater management plan.

Libraries Get Funding In Final Town Meeting Session
HARWICH --- Voters chose tradition over fiscal policy on the final night of town meeting on Tuesday, going against the recommendations of selectmen and the finance committee to approve $22,630 to support the Chase and Harwich Port libraries.

More Harwich stories
Selectmen Candidates Get Tough
Defining A Friendlier E. Harwich
Eagle Scout Candidate Sponsors Trail Kiosks
Youth Ministry Still Needed

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HEADLINES from the  oracle

It’s a slam dunk for water management
‘Smart growth’ talk draws big crowd
Hamilton fires no-no against Mashpee
Around town: May 9

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