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News Roundup: Barnstable Mascot Retired; New Travel Restrictions Mean Long Test Waits

Aug 7, 2020

Barnstable High School retires its Red Raider mascot. New state travel restrictions mean longer lines at testing sites. And, in the midst of the pandemic, short-term rentals are booming —but some wonder if that’s a good thing.

We have those stories and more on the local news roundup, as WCAI News Director Steve Junker speaks with some of the region’s leading journalists.

This week's guests include WCAI's Sam Houghton; Cindy McCormick of the Cape Cod Times; WCAI’s Jennette Barnes; Brian Dowd from the Martha's Vineyard Times; Tim Wood from the Cape Cod Chronicle;  Josh Balling of the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror; Mary Ann Bragg of the Provincetown Banner; Jack Spillane of the Standard-Times; Noah Asimow of the Vineyard Gazette; and WCAI's Mike Deehan at the Statehouse.