News Roundup: Cannabis Control Commission Hearing in Hyannis; Mashpee Man Held in Father's Murder

Feb 9, 2018

WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week. His guests include: Patrick Cassidy of the Cape Cod Times, Sara Brown of the Vineyard Gazette, Josh Balling of the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle, K.C. Myers of the Provincetown Banner, George Brennan of the Martha's Vineyard Times, and Andy Tomolonis of South Coast Today.

Among the stories we talk about: the state’s Cannabis Control Commission hears from Cape residents urging stricter rules on marijuana, the Trump administration pushes to reopen drilling for oil and gas off the New England Coast, a Mashpee man is held without bail in connection with the murder of his father; fishery council protects coral habitat off New England coastline; details emerge in Mashpee killing, 2017: overdose calls rise as deaths drop; another lawsuit filed to force the federal government to give right whales more protection; remembering the "Blizzard of '78"; seashore takes steps to replace costly stairs; Hyannis Town Council acts on Capetown Plaza; Sandwich skate park plans combined with pickleball, tennis courts; the efforts of a Sandwich family to bring awareness to a rare genetic disease.