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WCAI's Local News Roundup: Storm Takes Bite Out of Beaches; Calls to Shutdown Fire Training Academy

North Atlantic right whales like these, who feed in local waters, are expected to benefit from new restrictions on boat traffic and other protections in their East Coast habitats.

WCAI News Director Sean Corcoran hosts a discussion about the top local news stories of the week with area journalists. Joining Sean this week is George Brennan of the Cape Cod Times; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; Joshua Balling of the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror; Caitlyn Russell of the Register in Dennis-Yarmouth; Jim DeArruda of the New Bedford Standard Times; and Nelson Sigelman of the Martha's Vineyard Times.

Among the stories they discuss this week: the weekend storm took a bite out of beach preservation efforts in Sandwich; the town of Bourne plans to sue its neighbor, Plymouth, over the installation of some land-based wind turbines; the town manager in Mashpee wants the School Committee to move more quickly to decide the fate of the town's schools superintendent; the town of Barnstable tells the county to close its fire training academy after water pollution and other problems are identified; NOAA expands protections of the North Atlantic right whale; a local legislator seeks to ban the over-the-counter supplement "Spice."

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