News Roundup: Nantucket Sewer Break; Bingo Parlor May Come to Aquinnah; Dog Attack

Jan 12, 2018

WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week. His guests include:  Cindy McCormick of the Cape Cod Times, Sara Brown of the Vineyard Gazette, Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle, Josh Balling of the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror, Ed Miller of the Provincetown Banner, and George Brennan of the Martha's Vineyard Times.

Among the stories we talk about: a sewer main break on Nantucket discharges millions of gallons into the harbor; a bingo parlor may be coming to Aquinnah; the community rallies around a 1-yr old girl injured in a dog attack; Cape towns are still figuring the cost of damage from last week’s storm, and the total could qualify the region for Federal Emergency assistance; a dangerous new opioid compound has been found on the Cape; a company that provides mental health services in Mashpee is being sued by the Attorney General for fraud; the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has reduced the number of federal inspectors on site at Pilgrim Power Station; the executive director of the Cape Cod Commission, Paul Niedzwiecki, is leaving that post after 10 years; Falmouth selectmen are studying ideas for what to do with the town’s 2 wind turbines; one of the companies developing wind power south of Martha's Vineyard is proposing bringing its cable ashore along the mid-Cape, and that’s raising concerns with potential neighbors; the town of Mashpee has been using a private investigative firm for a number of different investigations, which has caused some concern within the town; our recent bitter cold brought plenty of plumbing challenges, but some residents in Falmouth found themselves facing something new: they couldn’t flush their toilets; and Camp Edwards saw a send-off this week, as a battalion of National Guard aviation workers began the journey to a peacekeeping mission in Kosovo.