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Local News Roundup: Needle Exchange Stays Open; Burning on Monomoy; Nantucket Town Meeting Wrap Up

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A Danish-based energy company proposes a 110-turbine wind farm in waters south of Martha's Vineyard.

WCAI News Director Sean Corcoran hosts a discussion with local journalists about the top local news stories of the week. Joining him are George Brennan of the Cape Cod Times; Jim DeArruda at the New Bedford Standard-Times; Joshua Balling of the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror; Nelson Sigelman of the Martha's Vineyard Times; and Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle.

Among the stories they discuss this week: A Hyannis-based needle exchange program remains open, at least temporarily; the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe announces that its tribal land is now officially held in federal trust; the Wampanoag tribe plans to open a preschool charter school; the town of Bourne holds off on any layoffs; changes are underway for people called for jury duty; Falmouth town meeting approves a new joint dispatch center; officials hope to extend the Cape Cod Rail Trail to Provincetown; a controlled burn is conducted on Monomoy Island; Nantucket Town Meeting approves seven warrant articles; there's a turf battle between hospitals in the New Bedford area; and a Danish company announces its plan for an offshore wind turbine area south of Martha's Vineyard.