WCAI's Local News Roundup: Mashpee Ponders Meals Tax; Nantucket Finds Wastewater Fix Costly

Feb 24, 2017

WCAI's Sean Corcoran hosts a roundup of local stories with journalists from across the region. Joining Sean this week are Gwenn Friss of the Cape Cod Times; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; Jim DeArruda of the New Bedford Standard Times; Joshua Balling of the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror; and Barry Stringfellow of the Martha's Vineyard Times.

UMass Dartmouth is looking to hire a new chancellor.
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Among the stories they discuss this week: Falmouth voters may have the opportunity to buy a local farm; parents of a Barnstable teenager sue the school district after her daughter allegedly is assaulted in a school stairwell; Mashpee considers a local meal tax; a man tells his story of surviving on the ocean by clinging to his overturned boat; HomeGoods plans to open in Mashpee; Orleans eyes shellfish as a potential solution to nitrogen contamination; the state sues a farm owner in Forestdale; South Beach washovers in Chatham could lead to a new barrier break; building permits are up in Chatham, but overall values are down; Marty Meehan announces three finalists for the UMass-Dartmouth chancellor position; Nantucket wastewater projects will cost significantly more than anticipated; Nantucket's Conservation Foundation is cutting back on its cranberry harvest; the Windermere Nursing home has suspended admissions to its independent living facility on Martha's Vineyard; a survey shows that marijuana use at Martha's Vineyard High School is much higher than state and federal averages.