WCAI's Local News Roundup: Pilgrim Reactor Retains Low Ranking; Kerry Buys Home on the Vineyard

Mar 10, 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; Jim DeArruda of the New Bedford Standard Times; Ann Wood of the Provincetown Banner; and Barry Stringfellow of the Martha's Vineyard Times.

The leadership at the Cape Cod National Seashore has changed its policy and will allow kite surfers in a certain area of the Seashore.
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Among the stories they discuss this week: the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station retains its ranking as one of the worst-performing nuclear reactors in the country; the Cape Wildlife Center will stay open for at least two more years; one local woman has made it her mission to pick up hypodermic needles in Hyannis; Harwich selectmen snub a citizen petition that would stop local law enforcement from being used to enforce federal immigration laws; the Cape Cod National Seashore opens areas to kitesurfing; three local communities are looking to work together on a wastewater treatment plant; police are investigating the alleged shooting of two loons; a missing dog in Sandwich walks into a trap and gets reunited with her family; Chilmark hires a new police chief; John Kerry buys a house on Martha's Vineyard; a group of Mashpee homeowners band together to protect their homes from coastal erosion; the Chatham Chamber of Commerce seeks a 20 percent hike in town funding; UMass Dartmouth gets a new chancellor; the former Wellfleet shellfish constable loses his job but gets more than $74,000 through the end of the year; last month's winter storm was a learning experience on Martha's Vineyard in terms of preparation and response.