News Roundup: Vineyard Wind Has Busy Week; State Looks to Expand Shark Research

Oct 5, 2018

Cranes on barges in Woods Hole, as construction resumes on the Steamship Authority ferry terminal.
Credit S Junker

WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week, including: the offshore wind company Vineyard Wind pushes ahead on siting its power transmission cable, as Yarmouth residents raise concerns; the state is working to expand shark research; and a drowning calls attention to the dangers of big waves along the Outer Cape.

This week's guests include: Patrick Cassidy of the Cape Cod Times; Bill Eville 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: Yarmouth's enforcement of flavored-tobacco ban upheld; State agency says mandated nursing ratios could cost nearly $1B; Dennis, Yarmouth boards quietly compromise on schools; legislation would create DHY wastewater partnership; Herring River project faces disruptions; school district accountability measured at new levels; Yarmouth police balk at recommended staffing levels.