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News Roundup

Dan Tritle

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.

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WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the week's top local and regional news, including: The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe heads to court to defend its sovereignty; a big expansion by Cape Cod Health in Hyannis is put on hold; and Oak Bluffs’s Fire Chief resigns.

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WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the week's top local and regional news, including: Provincetown gets fired up over the Cape’s first recreational marijuana shop; local schools are changing student travel plans as a precaution against the Coronavirus; and a former Cape League coach is remembered for his passion.

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WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the week's top local and regional news, including: Mashpee Commons is set to take the next step toward a major expansion; the Steamship Authority has a rough week, including a major crash of its reservations website; and National Grid gets its way with a new power installation on Nantucket.

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WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the week's top local and regional news, including: local businesses scramble to adapt as bans come for Styrofoam cups and containers and plastic utensils; $15M affordable housing complex is coming to Yarmouth; the vacation that was a job suspension for OB Fire Chief John Rose; and a large coyote makes an appearance on Martha's Vineyard.

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WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the week's top local and regional news, including: the FBI is scrutinizing the Oak Bluffs Fire Department; Barnstable County says the state needs to take over paying into pensions for the Sheriff’s office; and Acushnet residents complain about a smell that's traced to its source: shellfish waste. 

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Tornadoes touch down on Cape Cod; Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station shuts down its reactor for good; we can’t stop talking about sharks; and offshore wind is about to transform our region’s energy supply… or maybe not.

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WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the week's top local and regional news, including: the Cape's first adult-use marijuana shop is set to open in Provincetown in January; the family behind the Hy-Line ferries is headed to court in a battle over ownership; the state proposes new limits on PFAs; and coyote-hunting contests will be banned in Massachusetts.

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WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the week's top local and regional news, including: town administrators are scratching their heads over revenues from the new short-term rental taxes; vape shops reopen – but without the flavored vapes; the Mashpee Rotary may be getting a makeover; and young deer are found on Martha's Vineyard with mysterious paralysis.

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WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the week's top local and regional news, including: the Coast Guard releases hundreds of pages about the Steamship Authority ferry crash in 2017; a stalemate at the statehouse puts local funding in jeopardy; and a study finds contaminated air around New Bedford harbor.

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WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the week's top local and regional news, including: the upcoming 2020 Census could have big implications for the Cape region; the Coast Guardsman found guilty in a 2015 shooting rampage in Bourne is seeking to have his conviction overturned; the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) hold an election that could be a referendum on a planned gaming hall; and the season’s first cold-stunned sea turtles have begun washing ashore.

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WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the week's top local and regional news, including: a number of Cape Cod towns get subpoenaed over agreements with marijuana businesses; Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station gets permission to shrink its emergency zone; and youth climate activists gather for a summit in Harwich.

WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the week's top local and regional news, including: candidates emerge for the state senate seat soon to be vacated by Vinny deMacedo; a new offshore wind company may be setting up shop south of Martha’s Vineyard; and Dennis and Yarmouth settle their school differences in simultaneous town meetings.

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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: an off-Cape developer is behind an effort to weaken the Cape Cod Commission; health authorities warn that the threat from EEE-infected mosquitoes isn’t over yet; and Cape residents reflect on the sudden loss of Jim Crocker of Osterville.

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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 storm knocks out power to parts of the Cape and Islands, causing schools to close; the long-awaited shark safety study underwhelms many people with its conclusions; State Senator Vinny deMacedo announces his mid-term retirement; and a defaced Israeli flag draws widespread condemnation. 

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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: Barnstable has a plan for sewering, to happen over 30 years with a price tag of one billion dollars; Cape schools are feeling optimistic about an increase in state aid; and remembering the man known as the architect of Cape Cod Healthcare.

Dan Tritle

WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week, including: a new study finds nearly half of private wells sampled on the Cape test positive for PFAS contamination; the State’s Supreme Judical Court comes to Barnstable; and Edgartown and Vineyard Wind settle an undersea cable dispute.

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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 statewide ban on vaping products hits local vape users and retailers, as health officials applaud; the latest MCAS scores show Cape students keeping pace with state averages; and a new funding formula is proposed for public schools.

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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: students across the Cape region join in a nationwide call for Climate Action; more Cape towns are restricting vape sales; and a member of the Oak Bluffs fire department is killed in Fall River.

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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 continues to push back against the new owner of the Pilgrim nuclear plant; subpoenas are issued to the Mashpee Wampanoag’s treasure and former treasurer; 2 people are injured by an electrical issue on Provincetown’s pier.

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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 non-profit Cape Cod Child Development is closing - a surprise announcement that’s left parents and employees asking a lot of questions; Tisbury School scrambles after chipping lead paint shuts down the 1929 building; and officials urge vigilance in the wake of the triple-E death of a Fairhaven woman.

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WCAI's Kathryn Eident reviews some of the top local and regional news stories of the week.  Her guests include: WCAI reporters Sarah Mizes-Tan and Eve Zuckoff; Gwenn Friss from the Cape Cod Times; George Brennan from the Martha's Vineyard Times; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; and K.C. Myers of the Provincetown Banner.  We also check in with WCAI's statehouse correspondent Mike Deehan for the latest news from Beacon Hill.

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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: members of the Kennedy family gather to say a final goodbye to Saoirse Kennedy Hill, granddaughter of Robert and Ethel Kennedy; local spraying will begin after mosquitoes bearing the virus EEE are found in Woods Hole and Falmouth; Cape towns continue tallying the bill for the July tornadoes.

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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 announces a million-dollar emergency fund to help local businesses recover from last week’s tornadoes; Yarmouth drops a lawsuit against its regional school district; and the future of Cape Cod is the subject of a two-day summit.

Sarah Mizes-Tan

WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week, including: tornadoes touch down in Yarmouth and Harwich, leaving tens of thousands of people without power. A hotel lost a portion of its roof, and the damage has got some in Harwich comparing it to Hurricane Bob.

This week's guests are Ethan Genter of the Cape Cod Times; WCAI's Sarah Mizes-Tan; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; K.C. Myers of the Provincetown Banner; and George Brennan of the Martha's Vineyard Times.

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