News Roundup: Barnstable County Inmates Referred to ICE; Towns Ponder Shark Study

Jan 11, 2019

WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week, including: the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Department referred 79 inmates to federal immigration authorities last year; Cape towns may fund a collaborative study of shark solutions; and the state’s new short-term rental law has many people asking questions.

This week's guests include: Cindy McCormick of the Cape Cod Times, Holly Pretsky of the Vineyard Gazette, Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle, Josh Balling of the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror, Ed Miller of the Provincetown Banner, and Brian Dowd of the Martha's Vineyard Times.

Other stories we talk about include: Shifting sands, shifting plans; the public airs concerns on the upcoming Pilgrim plant shutdown; Yarmouth mulls suit over school vote; Cape Cod state lawmaker joins effort to block offshore drilling; the ‘Blue Economy’ and the effect on Cape residents; Cape Cod Community College receives a historic $5 million dollar gift.