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On the weekly News Roundup: the first great white shark of the season is spotted off Nauset Beach; the Cape Cod Baseball League season gets under way; and top science stories of the week. Mindy Todd speaks with reporters and editors from around the Cape and Islands. 

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Eastham agrees to nearly $2 million settlement for well pollution; Cape Cod's young professionals work to reverse the trend of young people leaving the Cape; latest science news; and more. Mindy Todd speaks with reporters and editors from around the Cape and Islands on the weekly News Round-up.

On the Weekly News Roundup: 7 towns across Cape Cod held elections, voters in Falmouth rejected a ballot question that would have funded the removal of 2 town-owned wind turbines, Yarmouth discusses what and how information is released to the public from municipal departments, and train service between Boston and Cape Cod begins. Mind Todd speaks with editors and reporters on The Point.  

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On this week's News Roundup, the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe unveils its new casino design; an Episcopal priest is suspended for plagiarism; the Cape will receive $120 million for solar energy projects, and more. Mindy Todd speaks with reporters and editors about the week's headlines.

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On the News Roundup with Mindy Todd, Mashpee Wampanoag vote to keep Cedric Cromwell in his post as chairman of the tribe, a judge reverses a decision to reject a wind turbine in Dennis, erosion uncovers an ancient red cedar swamp in Eastham. News editors and reporters discuss these stories an more on a roundup of the week's news for Cape Cod and the Islands.

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On the weekly News Roundup with Mindy Todd: What is making dogs in Wellfleet sick? Also: local reaction to Obama's inaugural address, and Nantucket's only funeral home is struggling to survive.  To discuss these and other top regional stories, Mindy is joined by local news editors.

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Reaction to Gov. Patrick's push to raise taxes for transportation and education, and eleven firms apply for casino licenses - on The Point Mindy Todd speaks with news editors for the weekly News Roundup.  Also, a ban on dogs returns to Brewster's Drummer Boy Park, and more.

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On the weekly News Roundup on The Point with Mindy Todd: the flu hits Cape Cod hard, the Cape is expected to receive $3M to develop a regional wastewater management plan, underwater robots developed in Woods Hole are helping whales, and more.

On the News Roundup, this week on The Point with Mindy Todd: A new legislative session for lawmakers at the Statehouse brings new priorities, the new medical marijuana law has many towns asking for guidelines, remembering Patti Page, and more. News editors and reporters join Mindy to discuss the top stories from the state and the Cape and Islands.

Superstorm Sandy, the Wampanoag casino bid, bears and sharks... it was a busy news year! On The Point with Mindy Todd, Paul Pronovost, Editor at the Cape Cod Times, and Josh Balling, Assistant Editor at the Inquirer and Mirror, discuss some of the stories that made headlines in 2012.

This week's top stories from WCAI news partner, The Cape Cod Times:

Gov. Deval Patrick to announce cabinet shake-up - Gov. Patrick is expected to announce that he will replace at least four long-time cabinet members as he heads into the final two years of his term.

Town of Aquinnah aims to stay free of casinos - The town of Aquinnah has joined the Wampanoag tribes of Mashpee and Gay Head (Aquinnah) in seeking to intervene in a lawsuit brought against the Commonwealth by a private casino developer who alleges the state law giving federally recognized tribes the first shot at a casino license is unfairly discriminatory.

This week's top stories from WCAI news partner, The Cape Cod Times:

An apology to Times readers - An internal review has found that Karen Jeffrey, a writer for the Cape Cod Times since 1981, fabricated people included in nearly three dozen stories since 1998, when electronic archiving began.

Analysis: Mashpee tribe poised to lose certain bet - The Mashpee Wampanoag’s plan for a casino in Taunton is in jeopardy following a rejection by the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs in October which has led to a review by the gaming commission.

This week's top news stories - plus a preview of holiday celebrations across the Cape and Islands this weekend - from WCAI news partner, The Cape Cod Times:

Drug lab scandal raises legal complexities - Cape defendants continue appearing in court on cases related to the state drug lab scandal, but the issues raised are becoming more complex.

Sunken boat identified as Twin Lights - State police used their unmanned robot to identify the sunken Twin Lights scallop boat Tuesday in 198-foot waters two miles north of Race Point. But obscured windows in the pilothouse, murky waters and fast currents prevented the robot from revealing whether the body of Capt. Jean Frottier was onboard.

This week's top stories from WCAI news partner, The Cape Cod Times:

Police work to thwart suicides - The first of a two-part series on suicide on Cape Cod.

Peters Pond residents claim foul - Residents of Peters Pond RV Resort say they continue to be threatened and fed misinformation by the park management, and their accusations are supported by the state attorney general's office, which has filed a lawsuit.

Top stories include fallout from the state crime lab scandal, public dissatisfaction with the lack of an evacuation plan for Cape Cod in event of an emergency at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant, and what to do about great white sharks in the Cape's waters.