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We are shocked that Latanowich has been criminally charged over 125 times, including numerous serious and violent crimes.

His past criminal acts include violent abuse of a domestic partner, many charges of assault and battery, attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, possession of various illegal drugs with the intent to distribute, numerous charges for possession of illegal guns and dangerous weapons, witness intimidation, among others.

It is clear that Latanowich is a career criminal with a predilection towards violence, both to complete strangers and those close to him. But he has faced little prison time for his extensive crimes, only serving prison time from 2010 – 2014 for various gun and drug charges.

Reports indicate that the several times Latanowich has been prosecuted for violent crimes, he was able to avoid imprisonment through a combination of not-guilty findings by judges, failure of key witnesses to testify, and outright dismissal of charges.

His extensive criminal record, and seeming ability to dodge proper punishment for his crimes, has made this awful event even more difficult for Sgt. Gannon’s loved ones, the Yarmouth Police Department, and our closeknit Cape Cod community. Now that we have laid Sgt. Gannon to rest, we seek to turn our region’s grief towards action.

Unfortunately the Commonwealth has seen the heinous murders of police officers in the line of duty in recent years. Woburn Officer John Maguire was killed by Dominic Cinelli, a violent criminal out on parole in 2010. In 2016, Auburn Officer Ronald Tarentino Jr. was killed by habitual offendor Jorge Zambrano.

In light of this most recent killing, we respectfully request that the Joint Committee on the Judiciary in consultation with the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security convene an oversight hearing in the coming weeks to further scrutinize this matter and to identify lapses in the criminal justice system that led to Latanowich [allegedly] committing this crime.

We would ask for the opportunity to be a part of this hearing and suggest that the following be invited to attend and provide testimony: Secretary Daniel Bennett, Chief Justice of the Trial Court Paula M. Carey, District Attorney Michael O’Keefe, District Attorney Marian Ryan, Yarmouth Police Chief Frank Frederickson, Somerville Police Chief David Fallon, Massachusetts Parole Board Chairman Paul Treseler, Massachusetts Probation Commissioner Edward J. Dolan, among others the committee deems appropriate.

The AWSC plans to keep USCG licensed boats, recreational boats and planes away from what they must view as "their" sharks. Great whites are not an endangered species here on Cape, in fact the population is growing. The AWSC charges $2,500 taking people out with exclusive Chatham Bars Inn boats.

It is fast tracking a proposal to the Division of Marine Fisheries to set regulations about permit fees to be near sharks at unknown cost, payments into an "ecotourism" fund, undisclosed "other fees" and a donation to the AWSC, effectively regulating out competition.

The state biologist who harpoons sharks on AWSC boats works for the DMF. This attempt to regulate ecotourism is ill conceived, exclusionary and without merit. They have no local data backing up statements of jeopardy toward sharks or the public.

The celebration was held at the Addison Art Gallery on Saturday April 21. Contributors to the event included our outstanding hosts Helen Addison and Rebecca Lussier of the Addison Art Gallery; authors Robert Finch, Peter Trull, and Mike O’Connor; singer-songwriter Sarah Burrill; visual artists Amy Sanders and MaryAlice Eizenberg; and photographer Hardie Truesdale.

I am currently in my third year teaching sixth grade at Monomoy Regional Middle School. Our students are the future, and they need your support. I encourage you to make a donation to Dollars for Scholars, because when it comes to paying for college every dollar counts.

If you would like to help with this year’s scholarships or would like more information about Monomoy Dollars for Scholars, please call co-presidents Margaret Martin 508-945-3696 or Dee Tripp 508-945-2227.You may send a donation to Monomoy Dollars for Scholars, PO Box 244, North Chatham, 02650. There is also a GoFundMe link on the Monomoy Dollars for Scholars Facebook page. Every dollar and/or memorial gift will be appreciated.

Regarding "Nature’s Ways: Up, down and all around," April 6 edition: My mother and I like to take walks together in the Foxboro State Park woods. The paths are wide and mostly smooth, and the way the sun filters through the trees in the summer is beautiful to see.

One thing that most of us can agree on is that the nature Massachusetts has to offer is wonderful, no matter which way you look at it. But our pollution and carbon emissions are actively threatening the beauty this state has to offer, and so we need to work to utilize clean energy in order to protect the nature that we love so much.

Massachusetts has proven to be a leader in terms of sustainability and environmental protection; today, we’re generating over 300 times as much solar energy as we did just ten years ago. But we need to do much more in the face of these alarming environmental changes. The time for 100 percent renewable energy is now, and this change is possible; seven detailed studies have concluded that there are no insurmountable technological or economic barriers to making the switch to clean energy.

Does she really love the man beyond reason or could there be a pre-nup that Trump had her sign? If I had a guess, that may be exactly what happened. If that is really true, what can she do? I’m sure she wouldn’t be penniless but still why stay with him?

I think Melania is right up there with Jackie Kennedy, she has the same eloquent mannerisms and patience as Jackie. I hope Ms. Trump is really happy even though I find it hard to believe; if she isn’t, I also hope she will change her situation and change her life.