WCAI's Local News Roundup: Fishing Magnate Guilty; 11 Year Old Issued No Tresspass Order

Mar 31, 2017

WCAI's Sean Corcoran hosts a roundup of local news stories with several area journalists. His guests this week include Chris Lindahl of the Cape Cod Times; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; Jim DeArruda of the New Bedford Standard Times; Ed Miller of the Provincetown Banner; and Barry Stringfellow of the Martha's Vineyard Times.

The president of the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Huntington Willard, steps down from his post, but won't be interviewed to discuss why. Until replacement named, two members of the University of Chicago will take over.
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Among the stories they discuss this week: an East Falmouth woman is found dead in her home after officials respond to a small fire; Dennis Town Meeting will consider a warrant article that demands that town resources not be used to enforce federal immigration laws; towns lose appeal of the Eversource herbicide spraying plan; charges are dismissed against a Cape Cod builder accused of not performing work he was paid for, then new charges are added; the director of the Marine Biological Laboratory steps down, will not be interviewed about the reasons for his departure; the district attorney's office releases findings in the death of a local lifeguard; former gubernatorial candidate Christy Mihos dies at age 67; Harwich police issue a no-tresspass order against an 11-year-old girl who was cutting through neighbors' yards to get to the bus stop; two baby owlets are reunited with their mom after falling out of the nest; Chatham and Harwich selectmen endorse an inter-municipal wastewater agreement; a well-known, New Bedford-based fishing magnate pleads guilty to fraud and tax evasion charges in federal court, awaits sentencing; Wellfleet will allow aquaculturists to sell "petite" shellfish raised on town shellfish farms; the six towns on Martha's Vineyard will vote at Town Meeting on articles that would ensure separation between federal and local law enforcement.