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News Roundup: Drought level intensifies; boatyard fire dodges worst environmental impacts

S Junker
Clouds and sunshine contest over Buzzards Bay this week: the region is facing a rainfall shortage of about five inches.

This week: That recent burst of rain wasn’t enough — the drought status of the Cape & Islands gets elevated. Also: Primary elections are coming up fast, in the first week of September. And what was the potential environmental impact of Mattapoisett’s big boatyard fire?

We have those stories and more, as CAI News Director Steve Junker speaks with some of the region’s leading journalists.

This week's guests include CAI's Sam Houghton and Jennette Barnes; Rich Saltzberg of the MV Times; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; Jason Graziadei of Nantucket Current; Anastasia Lennon of the New Bedford Light; CAI Statehouse Reporter Katie Lannon; and CAI's Eve Zuckoff.

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Steve is Managing Editor of News. He came to WCAI in 2007. He also hosts the weekly News Roundup on Friday mornings and produces The Fishing News.