News Roundup: Mashpee Wampanoag Bill Gets Through Congress; D-Y Go to Court

May 17, 2019

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WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week, including: the Mashpee Wampanoag get a victory as the US Congress passes a bill affirming the tribe’s sovereignty; a lawsuit between the towns of Yarmouth and Dennis goes to court; and shark souvenirs are hot items, but Cape retailers are trying not to cross the line of good taste.

This week's guests are Cindy McCormick of the Cape Cod Times; Noah Asimow of the Vineyard Gazette; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; Ed Miller of the Provincetown Banner; and George Brennan of the Martha's Vineyard Times.

Other stories we talk about include: Cyr bill seeks task force on PFAS; water protection board gets to work; Yarmouth man held in hiker attack; Barnstable residents object to Vineyard Wind plans; Cape Cod Healthcare closes 2 retail pharmacies; tiny islands connect the dots to revival; IFAW rebranding effort aims to boost mission, support; whale skeleton headed to Maine.