We continue a WCAI tradition.  Third grade students at the Tisbury School in Vineyard Haven read their Valentine's Day greetings.


WCAI News Director Sean Corcoran hosts a discussion about the top local news stories of the week with area journalists. Joining Sean this week are Anne Brennan of the Cape Cod Times; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; Sara Brown of the Vineyard Gazette; Sam Houghton of the Mashpee Enterprise; Jim DeArruda of the New Bedford Standard Times; and Nelson Sigelman of the Martha's Vineyard Times.

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I've always loved exploring the connections between ocean and space science, but space whales? Apparently, they're an actual "thing." Try Googling it, and see for yourself. I know, because I did. Here's the whole sordid tale.


The first Cape Cod Family & Youth Film Festival is coming! Designed to foster an appreciation of film as an art form and cinema as a social event, in an age where many families turn to television, streaming platforms, and various devices for their entertainment. This festival recognizes the importance of the unique experience of going to the movies, and of sharing that marvelous activity with the next generation.


 A conversation with Alastair Moock, a Grammy-nominated musician and songwriter, who celebrates the roots of American music.

Many music and arts events are planned around the celebration of Valentine's this weekend, so grab a sweetheart and head out to enjoy the holiday that's all about love and caring. 

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It’s seed ordering time again. While the cold blows in under the doors and through cracks in the windows, the catalogs pour in through the mail. And it’s time to start thinking about this year’s gardens. What are we going to plant? Well, together with his wife, Peter Staaterman runs Longnook Meadows Farm in Truro, and he has an idea.

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When the howling winter wind is piling snow drifts across your driveway, you might find it therapeutic to think about that iconic sign of the eventual change of seasons, the first robin of spring. In that case, I have some good news for you - the robins are already here! 

Three Harbors Site Assessment document

Nantucket Sound will soon become home to one of a handful of artificial reefs in the state.

Harwich officials worked with the state's fisheries department to select material from the old Harwich High School to make the reef, which will sit in piles along the mostly sandy seafloor. The goal is to attract fish and boost recreational fishing.

WCAI's Kathryn Eident talked with Biologist Mark Rousseau of the state's Division of Marine Fisheries to learn more.

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White Nose Syndrome is a disease responsible for unprecedented mortality in hibernating bats. Martha’s Vineyard may be one of a few places in the Northeast where White Nose Syndrome hasn't infected bats or the places they hibernate.