WCAI's Local News Roundup: Immigrants on Edge; Tribe Grappling with Overdose Deaths

Feb 3, 2017

WCAI's Sean Corcoran hosts a roundup of local stories with journalists from across the region. Joining Sean this week are Geoff Spillane of the Cape Cod Times; Sam Houghton of the Mashpee Enterprise; Sara Brown of the Vineyard Gazette; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; Joshua Balling of the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror; Jim DeArruda of the New Bedford Standard Times; Ann Wood of the Provincetown Banner; and Barry Stringfellow of the Martha's Vineyard Times.

Orleans Historical Society considers purchasing the historic Capt. Linnell House, currently being used as a restaurant an function facility.
Credit Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce

Among the stories they discuss this week: local immigrants gather with attorneys to discuss their rights; hundreds of people opposed to the continued operation of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station meet with federal regulators; the Affordable Care Act may be in trouble, but local community health centers are expanding; the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe crafts a plan after a spate of fatal drug overdoses; the tribe has an election coming up; the Orleans Historical Society has the opportunity to purchase a historic business in town, now being used as a restaurant; a regional water group dealing with wastewater issues on Cape Cod may lose its funding; a local Cape Cod prosecutor is named a District Court judge; a number of cranberry bog restoration projects are getting underway; Mashpee's school officials vote not to change start times; there's uncertainty about commuter rail coming to the South Coast; an unpaid New Bedford city councilor leaves his position in order to take a part-time job; Provincetown residents go to a Special Town Meeting Monday to decide whether to purchase the former Harbor Hills condo complex and use if for middle-income housing; the Nantucket Conservation Foundation is working to reclaim some rare sand-plain grasslands; the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror reports on the island's opioid issues; the Menemsha Channel dredge project is off again.