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S Junker

Parents launch competing petitions over Barnstable High School’s sidelined principal. Protestors target the proposed machine gun range for Joint Base Cape Cod. And the flu vaccine is demand – but you might not be able to find the high-dose version.

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

S Junker

Parents and community members call for reinstating Barnstable High School’s principal. The proposed machine gun range at Joint Base Cape Cod gets a public hearing. And the Steamship Authority wants to raise ticket prices.    

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

S Junker

How did we do? The Cape Cod Reopening Task Force has an assessment of the pandemic summer for businesses and tourism. Nantucket’s COVID spike continues. And a public hearing gets scheduled for the state’s first machine gun range, proposed to be right here on Cape Cod.

S Junker

Local schools are navigating the uncertain waters of starting up in a pandemic, including the region’s first reported student coronavirus case. The governor says bar service can return for some restaurants. And, is this last call for the 2020 census?

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

S Junker

Nantucket moved into the state’s highest COVID-19 risk category, reporting 40 cases in ten days. An environmental lawsuit looks to stop all new septic installations in Barnstable and Mashpee. And will Falmouth abandon its iconic Surf Drive?

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

S Junker

Nantucket marked 14 new COVID cases in 2 days this week, more than it saw all together in the first few months of the pandemic. New details are coming out about a virus spike in Chatham. And Cape Cod Healthcare calls timeout on its planned $180 million expansion.

Jennette Barnes

Tuesday's primary saw big turnout—but a lot of voters didn't make it out to the polls. And, it's been described as one of the most important pieces of land in the Commonwealth. It's on Martha's Vineyard, and it will be preserved from development under a new deal.

S Junker

A machine gun range may be coming to Joint Base Cape Cod, requiring 170 acres of clear-cutting. A new coalition is pushing offshore wind development for New England. And the Ag Fair this year on Martha's Vineyard was virtual – but there were blue ribbon winners just the same.

Dan Tritle

Barnstable High School retires its Red Raider mascot. New state travel restrictions mean longer lines at testing sites. And, in the midst of the pandemic, short-term rentals are booming —but some wonder if that’s a good thing.

S Junker

Local officials are focusing a message on young adults, asking them to take the coronavirus seriously. 96-for-96: a sweeping round of testing on Cuttyhunk Island comes back all negative. And tempers are flaring about regulating short-term rentals. 

S Junker

A cluster of new coronavirus cases is linked to a house party in Chatham. Tiny Cuttyhunk Island sees its virus cases leap from zero to eight. And a flashback to when our hazards came from the sky: we mark the 1-year anniversary of the Cape tornadoes.

S Junker

Should Martha’s Vineyard have an island-wide mask policy? Hate group stickers appear in Chatham. And the state lays out its plans for the new Cape bridges.

S Junker

The new Cape bridges are going to belong to the State of Massachusetts, once the federal government pays for them. Phase 3 of the pandemic reopening begins, which is good news for gyms and museums.  And toxic algae blooms are showing up in Cape ponds.

S Junker

Here comes one of the busiest weekends of the year, and officials are urging continued vigilance against the pandemic.  New-and-improved efforts to track sharks are coming – including maybe surveillance balloons. And a multi-faith group holds a somber rally in Hyannis.

S Junker

The pandemic prompts changes at local beaches for many towns. White supremacist fliers appear in at least two communities on the Cape. And an endangered North Atlantic right whale is found dead, even as new rules to protect the species continue to be delayed.

S Junker

Juneteenth brings local rallies and observances. The state reaches a settlement over Plymouth's Pilgrim Nuclear plant. And more coronavirus testing is coming to Cape Cod. 

S Junker

With the launch of Phase 2 of the state’s reopening plan, the ground rules for Cape Cod’s pandemic summer are taking shape. Meanwhile, protestors continue to gather in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, and the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe wins a court battle.

Eve Zuckoff

Many of the rallies across the region have been organized by young people. Events are planned to continue through the weekend.

Alecia Orsini

That was the quietest Memorial Day Weekend in memory. So, is it a preview of our pandemic summer to come? Meanwhile, an aggressive coyote is shot at the National Seashore. And baseball may return to Cape Cod this summer after all – but it’s likely not how you think.

S Junker

Local businesses react as Governor Baker announces Phase 1 of his plan to reopen the state’s economy. And voters head to the polls, wearing face masks and carrying their own pens, to elect a new state senator.

We have those stories and more on the local news roundup, as WCAI News Director Steve Junker speaks with some of the region’s leading journalists.

S Junker

What’s the pandemic going to mean for heading to the beach this summer? That’s a big question for towns across the region. Meanwhile, small businesses seeking to reopen are counting the obstacles. And Martha's Vineyard has a plan to dramatically expand coronavirus testing.

We have those stories and more on the local news roundup, as WCAI News Director Steve Junker speaks with some of the region’s leading journalists.

Alecia Orsini

Cape Cod Healthcare announced Thursday that it's furloughing about 600 workers. Meanwhile, a new task force is looking at how to safely re-open the Cape and Islands for the summer. And restaurants in Provincetown, doing takeout business, are trying to get a handle on how this is all supposed to work.

Those stories and more on today's program, as WCAI News Director Steve Junker discusses local news with some of the region’s leading journalists.

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To require masks or not—that is the question for towns and transportation providers across the region (Provincetown says, ‘Yes!’); Martha’s Vineyard isn’t sure what it wants to tell seasonal residents; and an upside to all this? How about a comeback for drive-in theaters.

Those stories and more on today's program, as WCAI News Director Steve Junker discusses local news with some of the region’s leading journalists.

Alecia Orsini

Governor Baker makes it official: schools will not reopen before summer; some area nursing homes are seeing a surge in Covid-19 cases; and Earth Day celebrates quietly its 50th Anniversary.  

Those stories and more on today's program, as WCAI News Director Steve Junker discusses local news with some of the region’s leading journalists.

Liz Lerner

A new online map shows coronavirus cases across the Cape by zip code; Governor Baker visits the field hospital at Joint Base Cape Cod; and the news that the Oak Bluffs ferry pier needs repairs sparks fresh anger at Steamship Authority management.  

Those stories and more on today's program, as WCAI News Director Steve Junker discusses local news with some of the region’s leading journalists.

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