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News Roundup: Groups Want Long-term Uses for Short-term Rental Tax; Bingo Hall for MV

Mar 1, 2019

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Credit S Junker

WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week, including: a coalition of local groups wants a portion of the new short-term rentals tax to be dedicated to long-term regional improvements; an empty chair at a Barnstable County Commissioner’s meeting draws sharp criticism; and land clearing begins for Aquinnah bingo hall.

This week's guests are Kristen Young of the Cape Cod Times; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; K. C. Myers of the Provincetown Banner; and George Brennan of the Martha's Vineyard Times.

Other stories we talk about include: officials gather in Boston to discuss Cape shark problem; attorney says defendant in MAGA hat dispute in US legally; D-Y officials struggle to resolve school dispute; state awards $3M for Cape maritime projects; AIDS group looks to ‘engage’ with community; local agency must compete to keep Head Start contract; pet cemetery again heads to town meeting