News Roundup: Local Impacts of Vaping Ban; Schools Hold Steady on Latest MCAS

Sep 27, 2019

WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week, including: a statewide ban on vaping products hits local vape users and retailers, as health officials applaud; the latest MCAS scores show Cape students keeping pace with state averages; and a new funding formula is proposed for public schools.

This week's guests are WCAI's Sarah Mizes-Tan; Geoff Spillane of the Cape Cod Times; George Brennan of the Martha's Vineyard Times; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; Ed Miller of the Provincetown Independent; Will Sennott of the Vineyard Gazette; WCAI's Kathryn Eident and WCAI statehouse reporter Mike Deehan. 

Other stories we talk about include: a study of PFAS impacts will focus on Hyannis; Cape Cod Hospital breaks ground on a new building; fund offers relief from medical bills for pet owners; the 5-year-old shooting death of a West Tisbury man continues to be investigated; Chatham looks to become a climate change research center; rats on the uptick in Provincetown; veterans fish the MV derby; and we hear from the week in news at the Statehouse.