WCAI's Local News Roundup: Police Vehicle Kills Pedestrian; Massive Fire in Provincetown

Jun 2, 2017

WCAI News Director Sean Corcoran rounds up the top local news stories of the week with several area journalists.

Joining Sean this week are Patrick Cassidy 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; Ed Miller of the Provincetown Banner; Joshua Balling of the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror; and Barry Stringfellow of the Martha's Vineyard Times.

Forty-four people were rescued from the Provincetown Jetty this weekend after becoming trapped by the tide.
Credit Chris Devers via Flickr

Among the stories they discuss: a pedestrian is struck and killed by a police vehicle that officials say was responding to a call; 44 people are rescued from the Provincetown Jetty after the tide trapped them there; the state backs a plan to spray herbicides, despite local opposition; Orleans changes the way it tests prospective lifeguards after one participant drowned last year; new bicycle lanes are introduced along Route 6 on the Lower Cape; some Yarmouth residents are concerned about plans to create a park at a spot on Route 28 in town; the Cape Cod National Seashore reopens the Red Maple Swamp Trail Project; some neighbors in Hyannis are upset about a plan to have home on Chase Street house formerly homeless people; Mashpee is looking to attract a hotel to town; mopeds are back on the road on Martha's Vineyard; the Harwich town treasurer agrees to delay a tax lien auction after protests and opposition from selectmen; the founder of Qualcomm, a New Bedford native, returns to his hometown and helps fund the schools; the last coal-fired power plant in Massachusetts shuts down; the Nantucket fire chief is leaving the island after a 22-month tenure; Provincetown firefighters are praised for their work fighting a large restaurant fire this past weekend; and there's lots to know about the dangers of ticks.