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News Roundup: Schools Plan for Re-Opening; Surge in False Emergency Calls

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WCAI's Kathryn Eident hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news stories of the week.  Her guests: WCAI's Eve Zuckoff, Jennette Barnes and Sam Houghton; Jessica Hill from the Cape Cod Times; Brian Dowd of the Martha's Vineyard Times; and WCAI's statehouse reporter Mike Deehan.

Stories and issues covered from this week: Offshore wind companies pledge to use New Bedford terminal; Teachers across the region protest school reopening plans as officials talk with school districts about ways to open safely; Cape officials keeping an eye on Triple E; Conservation law foundation sues federal agency over north Atlantic right whales; Edgartown officials terminate lease for Katama Farm; Local officials see surge in false 911 calls; Cape group organizes to highlight racism on the Cape; Police chiefs want more guidance from the state on how to enforce crowd limits during COVID-19; NAACP finds New Bedford schools lack diversity in teaching staff; Momentum lagging on Beacon Hill in passing major legislation; and state lawmakers gearing up for a sleepy primary.

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.