Sam Houghton

Associate Producer, Morning Edition / Reporter

Sam Houghton has been with the station since the summer of 2017. You might have recognized his voice as the host on Saturday's Weekend Edition. Sam grew up in Woods Hole before moving to New York City for a brief period to pursue journalism. He came back to the Cape when he got a job at his hometown newspaper, the Falmouth Enterprise where he covered local politics. Aside from his career in news, Sam plays bass for a revolving cast of rock bands, enjoys pickup basketball and rides the occasional wave in Rhode Island, and he just started a pollinator garden. 

Courtesy Buttonwood Park Zoo

Buttonwood Park Zoo recently announced its newest resident. Her name is Sandy and she's the New Bedford zoo's first female, two-toed sloth.

Mass.gov

Towns across Massachusetts are losing out on tens of thousands of dollars in revenue from outstanding fines each year.

State lawmakers are considering a bill that would give towns more authority when collecting fines from non-criminal offenses. The bill would prevent residents from renewing driver's licenses and other RMV permits until outstanding municipal fines are paid.

Sophie Abrams

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection released a draft version of a new 10-year waste reduction goal earlier this month. It looks to reduce 30 percent of the state's trash by 2030, which would be 1.7 million tons less garbage every year.

US Army Corps of Engineers

The Army Corps of Engineers released a long-anticipated, nearly 200-page report late last week that officially calls for the replacement of the Bourne and Sagamore bridges with two new bridges.

With the ban on vaping products passed down by the governor Tuesday, one Dennis-Yarmouth High School classroom is already ahead of the game.

Students in Reade Whinnem’s video production class recently produced three public service announcements warning about the dangers of vaping. 

Eve Zuckoff

Climate change activists are organizing protests all over the world, starting on Friday, and the Cape is getting involved. Here's what our reporters are seeing locally. Keep scrolling for a schedule of events.

Sam Houghton / WCAI

Members of a Falmouth-based non-profit recently kicked off a project to renovate the interior and exterior of the historic Nobska Light in Woods Hole.

School officials, parents, and Tisbury selectmen wrestled last night with the fallout over what to do with students after lead paint was found in the Tisbury School.

The Tisbury School Committee and selectmen held a joint meeting Tuesday night to update the community on the path moving forward and what to do with some nearly 300 potentially displaced students.

Superintendent of schools Matthew D’Andrea, speaking after the meeting, said it was a successful meeting in that it was well attended and parents could voice their concerns for the project moving forward.