News Roundup: Right Whale Calf Seen; Gov't Shutdown Affects Local Fed Employees

Jan 4, 2019

WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week, including: Good news! A right whale calf is spotted – the first since 2017; the government shutdown is affecting local federal workers; and a community comes together to bring home a Dennis Port teen after a car crash in Jamaica.

This week's guests include: Patrick Cassidy of the Cape Cod Times, Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle, Josh Balling of the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror,  K.C. Myers of the Provincetown Banner, and George Brennan of the Martha's Vineyard Times. 

Other stories we talk about include: early retirement available in Barnstable county; rally pushes progressive agenda; easing of nitrogen rules could prompt lawsuit; actor Kevin Spacey must attend Nantucket arraignment; 911 outages; groups work to address homelessness on Nantucket and in Falmouth; consultant presents findings on Pocasset intersection; Habitat for Humanity building 11 new homes for 2019; a ring, lost in the summer, is recovered on Christmas Eve.