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Video – Fists fly at Chatham town meeting! Well, these are fishermen

Punches were thrown and there were plenty of verbal wounds dealt at a joint committee hearing in Chatham Thursday over an agreement on whether to raise docking fees for out-of-town fishermen. The video’s been posted to the town of Chatham’s website with a warning that violence and foul language ensues. About 30 minutes into a joint meeting of two committees discussing docking fees for nonresidents, the fists started flying. “They all know each other’s they’ve known each other for years it’s not the first time thing like this have erupted it’s just the first time it’s happened on television,” said Tim Roper, the vice chairman for the town’s Board of Selectmen. Watch video, Read the rest here 14:49 Another article about the incident. Read it here  18:59