On the Weekly News Roundup: 7 towns across Cape Cod held elections, voters in Falmouth rejected a ballot question that would have funded the removal of 2 town-owned wind turbines, Yarmouth discusses what and how information is released to the public from municipal departments, and train service between Boston and Cape Cod begins. Mind Todd speaks with editors and reporters on The Point.
Falmouth voters went to the polls in force yesterday, and delivered a mandate: do NOT take down the wind turbines.
A whopping 41% of registered voters turned out for town elections. And the vast majority voted not to appropriate funds for the removal of Wind-1 and Wind-2, the two town-owned wind turbines at the center of a controversy that pits clean energy advocates against neighbors who say their health is impacted by the turbines. The margin on Question 2 was 2:1, with 6,001 votes against the measure and 2,940 voting for it.
On the Weekly News Roundup: updates on the Boston Marathon bombings aftermath; Sandwich Community Schools closes its doors, and the first urine-diverting toilet in the country gets approved in Falmouth. Mindy Todd speaks with reporters and news editors on The Point,
Tim Lineaweaver, a psychotherapist from Woods Hole, reflects on a painful personal history, and what it takes to confront and overcome violence. As a psychotherapist, Tim works with clients suffering from addictions and trauma. Note: the content of this essay is intense - addressing subjects of a sensitive nature.
This essay was edited by Viki Merrick, and produced by Atlantic Public Media, our production partners here in Woods Hole.