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WCAI's Local News Roundup: Audit Reveals County Confusion; Calmer Choice Debate Eases

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 WCAI News Director Sean Corcoran hosts a discussion with area journalists about the top local news stories of the week.

Joining Sean this week are George Brennan of the Cape Cod Times; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; Sara Brown of the Martha's Vineyard Gazette; Jim DeArruda of the New Bedford Standard Times; Ed Miller of the Provincetown Banner; Josh Balling of the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror; and Nelson Sigelman of the Martha's Vineyard Times.

Among the stories they discuss: an auditor looks at Barnstable County's properties and finds some surprises; the Cape Wind project is potentially on the verge of another setback; two local shark-related organizations merge; the Dukes County sheriff will not seek reelection; Chatham's residential population is getting older; some people are concerned about new wireless communication devices in Provincetown; Nantucket Town Meeting is this weekend; freight ships carrying fruit can't unload in New Bedford; telemedicine comes to Martha's Vineyard; a local school committee member drops her opposition to the Calmer Choice program; the region changes the way it handles mental health emergencies; a report finds that community hospitals are having some success keeping patients local; there's a new technology that safely disposes of hypodermic needles; Eastham has a new affordable housing plan; a Barnstable High School graduate appears in one of the world's leading astronomy journals; and a Route 6 rest stop will stay open for at least one more season.