WCAI's Local News Roundup: Judge Blocks Tribal Land; Charges After Police Standoff | CAI

WCAI's Local News Roundup: Judge Blocks Tribal Land; Charges After Police Standoff

Jul 29, 2016

WCAI's Sean Corcoran hosts a roundup of local and regional news with several area journalists.  Guests include: Anne Brennan from the Cape Cod Times; Sam Houghton of the Mashpee Enterprise; Tim Wood from the Cape Cod Chronicle; Josh Balling from the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror; Ed Miller from the Provincetown Banner; Jim DeArruda from the New Bedford Standard-Times; and Nelson Sigelman from the Martha's Vineyard Times.

Court rules that the government improperly put Wampanoag land into federal trust
Credit Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe

Among the stories they discuss this week: A new court ruling finds that the government improperly put land into federal trust for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, calling into question the viability of the tribe's casino efforts; exit signs on Route 6 will not be renumbered -- for now; a Falmouth man who was in a 7-hour standoff with police is charged with three felonies; several commercial fishermen are cited for violating striped bass regulations; four are injured when a plane slides off the runway at Barnstable Airport; residents are split over the effort to build veterans housing; business leaders ask Chatham selectmen to revisit downtown land purchase for parking; electrical problems again close Brooks Free Library in Harwich; Nantucket selectmen sign contract for new fire station, despite being about $2.7 million short; Nantucket delays vote on new nursing home until next year; charges have been dropped against the bookkeeper of New Bedford fishing magnate Carlos Rafael; the Herring River restoration group struggles to get its message across; Truro and Wellfleet selectmen raise concerns about a bike path route; some residents upset after a marijuana sweep on Martha's Vineyard.