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News Roundup: No Federal Funding for Cape Bridge Replacement; Food Insecurity on Martha's Vineyard

Dan Tritle
Padanaram Harbor

WCAI's Kathryn Eident hosts a roundup of local and regional news of the week.  Her guests: Cindy McCormick from the Cape Cod Times; Jack Spillane from the New Bedford Standard-Times; George Brennan from the Martha's Vineyard Times; Mary Ann Bragg from the Provincetown Banner; Josh Balling from the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror, Louisa Hufstader from the Vineyard Gazette; WCAI's statehouse reporter Mike Deehan; and WCAI Morning Edition producer Sam Houghton.

Making news this week: President Trump's proposed federal budget does not include funding for Cape Cod bridge replacement; nursing homes addressing opioid concerns; Yarmouth plans the first phase of sewer project; help sought to find who's behind horse attack in Harwich; Martha's Vineyard food pantry sees record need; experts say Tisbury School should be gutted instead of fixed up; Vineyard Wind project delayed; New Bedford firefighters protest station closure; Provincetown approves green burials; Nantucket nursing home rating upgraded; typewriters on Martha's Vineyard.

Kathryn Eident is an award-winning journalist and hosts WCAI's Morning Edition. She began producing stories for WCAI in 2008 as a Boston University graduate student reporting from the Statehouse. Since then, Kathryn’s work has appeared in the Boston Globe, Cape Cod Times, Studio 360, Scientific American, and Cape and Plymouth Business Magazine.