News Roundup

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WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week, including: the state’s highest court is weighing the legality of license plate readers on the Cape bridges; Vineyard Wind gets pushback from the federal government and the Edgartown Conservation Commission; and some Provincetown art gallery owners are asking for tighter restrictions on who can sell art.

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WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week, including: necropsies confirm a number of recent right whales deaths were caused by ship strikes; scientists are tracking a red tide that may be heading toward the Cape; and strikers at the Vineyard Transit Authority take to Five Corners.

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WCAI'S Kathryn Eident hosts a roundup of the week's top local and regional news stories.  Her guests include Gwenn Friss from the Cape Cod Times, George Brennan from the Martha's Vineyard Times, Tim Wood from the Cape Cod Chronicle, Ed Miller from the Provincetown Banner, Noah Asimow from the Vineyard Gazette, along with WCAI's Mike Deehan and Heather Goldstone.

 

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WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week, including: a state study, 5 years in the making calls, for new Cape bridges and major changes to connecting roads; Dennis and Yarmouth search for a path forward after an updated regional school agreement fails; and a drug court opens in Falmouth.

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WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week, including: the Mashpee Wampanoag get a victory as the US Congress passes a bill affirming the tribe’s sovereignty; a lawsuit between the towns of Yarmouth and Dennis goes to court; and shark souvenirs are hot items, but Cape retailers are trying not to cross the line of good taste.

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WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week, including: a tweet from the president stalls a bill intended to protect Mashpee Wampanoag tribal land;  Dennis town meeting rejects a new regional school pact, throwing a future middle school into jeopardy; and the body of a humpback whale washes ashore and is towed away.   

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WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week, including: Brayton Point’s two cooling towers disappear into rubble with a record-setting implosion; new rules to protect endangered right whales would impact the gear fishermen can use; and T-mobile is suing the town of Barnstable over a cellphone antenna.

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WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week, including: some Cape town meetings are voting on an effort to change the state flag; Stop & Shop supermarkets are back in business after an 11-day strike; and after more than a century, the Cape has a documented pair of nesting bald eagles.

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WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week, including: new developments in the contention between Dennis and Yarmouth over their regional school district; the Stop & Shop strike enters its 2nd week, leaving some shoppers without local options; and shark researchers are expanding their efforts in Cape Cod Bay.

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WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week, including: today marks a year since Sgt. Sean Gannon of the Yarmouth Police was killed in the line of duty;  Stop and Shop supermarkets go out on strike, with a big impact for the outer cape and the islands; and a right whale calf is spotted in Cape Cod Bay.

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WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week, including: the state’s Attorney General questions the financials behind the decommissioning of the Pilgrim Nuclear Plant; the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe gets a hearing on a bill to protect its lands; and Cape towns receive state money to help address the shark threat.

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WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week, including: it’s called the Cape’s busiest intersection, and it's poised to get a 3-year makeover; Wellfleet is being asked to buy a $3.4M stretch of tidal flats to protect local oyster farmers; and Dennis and Yarmouths’ town meetings will decide the fate of a new middle school.

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WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week, including: three men with Cape Cod ties are named in the national college admission scandal; two people are killed in a Wellfleet house fire, pointing to larger difficulties for firefighters in that area; and community leaders meet to tackle the problems of litter and plastic pollution.

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WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week, including: Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station has been moved out of the worst-performing category; the Washington Post reports that computers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution may have been breached by international hackers; and Cape veterinarians are seeing a rise in dogs accidentally eating marijuana products.

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WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week, including: a coalition of local groups wants a portion of the new short-term rentals tax to be dedicated to long-term regional improvements; an empty chair at a Barnstable County Commissioner’s meeting draws sharp criticism; and land clearing begins for Aquinnah bingo hall.

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