Poetry Sunday: Albert Starkey

19 hours ago

Albert W. Starkey reads his poem, "This Old House."

S. Junker

  WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week.

Cape Cod Times

It's not supposed to rain for the next few days! Celebrate with flowers, art, music and a stroll through downtown Hyannis. Here's your Weekend Outlook.

Vineyard Wind / www.vineyardwind.com/the-project/

The offshore wind company Vineyard Wind held an open forum with the public to hear concerns and questions about their proposed 800-megawatt turbine facility. The company is looking to place over a hundred turbines in federal waters about 15 miles south of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. At a meeting in Hyannis, members of the public were invited to voice any issues they might have around the new project. 

For parents of children with developmental disabilities a question that haunts many is: what will happen to my child when I’m gone? Who will watch over him or her? Where will my child live? Can he or she hold a job? Today we discuss options for personal, financial and health care decision making as children with developmental disabilities come of age. 

Last February during school vacation week, Island Grown Schools, the Vineyard’s farm to school program, hosted free bread and soup lunches every day of the week at some of the libraries. Not everyone can afford to go away on vacation. These lunches were part of a pilot program developed to help those families affected by food insecurity.

Sarah Tan / WCAI

Thousands of police officers from across the state attended the wake and funeral for slain police officer Sean Gannon. Gannon was killed while serving a warrant in Marstons Mills. Both the wake and funeral were held at St. Pius X Church in Yarmouth, where officers marched in formation outside on Station Avenue, and the Boston police department played bagpipes.

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, more than half of adults with mental illness in the U.S. do not receive mental healthcare treatment. Psychiatrists Dr. Marc Whaley and Dr. Jonathan Schwartz join host Mindy Todd in The Point studio to discuss the issues.

 

 

Mark Faherty

What has a forked tail and catches flies? In reality, there are several bird species that fit this description, but this week in this place there’s only one right answer - the super-rare Fork-tailed Flycatcher.

NOAA

The North Atlantic right whale was once seen as an inexhaustible natural resource. It was hunted for its oil and enriched New England. That ended one-hundred years ago, but the right whale’s numbers have never been the same. Now, the whales that are left are in direct conflict with the harvesting of another rich natural resource: lobsters. 

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