News Roundup: Schools Plan for Re-Opening; Surge in False Emergency Calls | WCAI

News Roundup: Schools Plan for Re-Opening; Surge in False Emergency Calls

Aug 21, 2020

WCAI's Kathryn Eident hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news stories of the week.  Her guests: WCAI's Eve Zuckoff, Jennette Barnes and Sam Houghton; Jessica Hill from the Cape Cod Times; Brian Dowd of the Martha's Vineyard Times; and WCAI's statehouse reporter Mike Deehan.

Stories and issues covered from this week: Offshore wind companies pledge to use New Bedford terminal; Teachers across the region protest school reopening plans as officials talk with school districts about ways to open safely; Cape officials keeping an eye on Triple E; Conservation law foundation sues federal agency over north Atlantic right whales; Edgartown officials terminate lease for Katama Farm; Local officials see surge in false 911 calls; Cape group organizes to highlight racism on the Cape; Police chiefs want more guidance from the state on how to enforce crowd limits during COVID-19; NAACP finds New Bedford schools lack diversity in teaching staff; Momentum lagging on Beacon Hill in passing major legislation; and state lawmakers gearing up for a sleepy primary.