Sarah Mizes-Tan

Reporter

Sarah Tan is a reporter for WCAI covering news on the Cape, Islands and South Coast. She's bounced around on all the coasts and comes to the station from Oakland, California, where she was freelancing for public radio stations KQED, KALW and KRCB. Before that, she was a print reporter for the Times Picayune in New Orleans, and before that, she was just a girl with dreams of being a journalist on Long Island, New York. She is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and Johns Hopkins University. 
 

You can email her at sarah_mizes_tan@capeandislands.org

You can also follow her coverage on Twitter @sarah_mizes_tan.

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Vineyard Wind's proposed 800 megawatt offshore windfarm received news of setbacks this week – most notably, a delay in the release of a final environmental impact statement from the federal government's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. 

The final statement was due at the end of this week, but has been delayed with no future relase date given. The company had planned to break ground on the wind farm at the end of 2019, but this delay could push that timeline back. 

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Public bus drivers on Martha’s Vineyard have been striking since last Friday, but as the island welcomes tourists for one of the busiest weekends of the year Vineyarders are bracing for the strike to last through the holiday, and possibly beyond.

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This is the first summer since a shark attacked and killed boogie-boarder Arthur Medici at a Wellfleet Beach last September. Now, as great white sharks and tourists begin their yearly return to Cape Cod, many Outer Cape towns have been looking at what they can do to increase the safety of swimmers.

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Imagine a sandwich that wasn’t so much sandwich as it was a noodle dish, and you’d have what Fall River locals call the Chow Mein Sandwich. It's a quirky-looking sandwich, featuring a bed of fried Chow Mein noodles with gravy poured over it, topped with a simple, no-frills hamburger bun. The dish has been a long-running specialty of Chinese restaurants in the area for decades.

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About 200 Falmouth residents packed the auditorium at Falmouth High School on Tuesday evening to ask questions and voice concerns about the growing number of sober homes in town. Representatives from the the Massachusetts Alliance for Sober Housing, the organization that handles voluntary certification of the homes in the state, were present to talk about regulations and laws around the houses. 

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New offshore wind construction regulations around North Atlantic Right Whales will be discussed at a conference about the Offshore Wind industry on Tuesday. Vineyard Wind and members of various environmental groups will be discussing the new regulations in regards to offshore wind construction and how they can mitigate damage to North Atlantic Right Whales.

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Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station will close at the end of this week, and its closing will mark the end of an era for many employees and nuclear watchdogs. The plant has been continuously running since the late 1980s, and was first built nearly 50 years ago, in 1972.

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From the beginning of May to the beginning of June, Muslims observe Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and one of the most important Islamic holidays of the year. And on a Saturday evening in Osterville, Muslims across Cape Cod gathered for a community meal.

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Two plaques on Martha’s Vineyard commemorating confederate soldiers will be removed, says the Oak Bluffs select board. The decision was met with surprise and joy by many of those who gathered at Oak Bluffs Elementary School for a community forum before the board on Tuesday night.

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When you throw a plastic bottle in a recycling bin on Cape Cod, there's a good chance it will head to a municipal recycling facility called E.L. Harvey, in Westborough, Massachusetts. Where it goes from there depends a lot on what kind of plastic it is.

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Nomans Land Island, a former Navy bomb testing site just off Martha’s Vineyard, received its first rabbit inhabitants this week from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Thirteen New England cottontails, a threatened species, were brought by boat to the island to form the basis of what biologists hope will become a thriving rabbit colony.

 

The Mill Brook in West Tisbury on Martha's Vineyard used to run "thick with fish," but that's no longer the case. As its waters warm from pollution and climate change, the trout, which require cool water temperatures, are becoming less and less numerous. Environmentalists say the trout are indicator of a challenged ecosystem.

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A deep and earthy rumble signalled the falling of Brayton Point powerplant’s two cooling towers that have stood alongside I-195 for the past decade. Hundreds of people gathered in Kennedy Park to watch the towers’ implosion, complete with a brass band to celebrate. 

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The Brayton Point powerplant on the South Coast is a monument to a source of energy Massachusetts once heavily relied on: coal. The plant closed in 2017, and on Saturday, April 27, the plant's landmark feature, its twin cooling towers, are scheduled to be demolished by implosion. 

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Cape Cod has one of the highest number of sober houses per capita of any region in the state, a result of the draw of well-known addiction treatment centers like Gosnold. But the high number of sober homes can make relationships with the community uneasy.

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