Not all marathoners are twenty-somethings, or even forty-somethings. Last year, the oldest finisher in the Boston Marathon was eighty four years old. This year, a seventy-nine year old three-time cancer survivor is running the race. What is the secret of these older athletes?

Age Is Just a Musical Number

Apr 16, 2018
Photo by Nicole Gowan

Beachside condos and bingo games may be how some people handle old age, but not Naomi Turner and Wilderness Sarchild. A dancer and a poet, they used their combined experiences to create “Wrinkles: The Musical, a celebration of women and aging.

Poetry Sunday: Ginia Pati

Apr 15, 2018

Ginia Pati reads her poem, "Holding the River." 

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A Yarmouth police officer was shot and killed while issuing a probation warrant to a suspect in Marstons Mills on Thursday. Sean Gannon, 32, was clearing the suspect's attic with his police dog when he was shot in the head, and his canine injured. The suspect, Thomas Latanowich, has been taken into custody. 

At Latanowich's arraignment on Friday afternoon, more than one hundred police officers gathered in the courtroom as he was charged. Latanowich was silent as the charges were read. His trial date is set for June 26. 

Dan Tritle

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

Nile Scott

You can plan yourself a busy few days around the Cape this weekend. Here's your Weekend Outlook.

The 2016 election of Donald Trump brought to the forefront many divides in our country. Almost 18 months after the election, many continue to be anxious or depressed about the direction our country and the world is taking. On The Point, we talk with psychologists Deb Berglin and Jenny Putnam about how the political environment can affect our health, and hear about skills and strategies to manage the stress and anxiety.

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John Portnoy of Wellfleet raises his own bees. He has one Russian colony headed by a Russian queen that he purchased. His other hives are headed by queens that are survivors, so he bred from his best queens every year in the hopes that his bees will get better and more locally adapted. 

Janet Uhlar of Eastham was one of the 12 jurors who decided the guilty verdict on James "Whitey" Bulger’s trial. She’s written a new book about the trial titled The Truth Be Damned. It’s fiction…. Of sorts. 

Communities across Massachusetts are grappling with how to manage the cultivation and sale of cannabis after a state-wide measure for legalizing the adult use and sale of marijuana passed in 2016. 

Truro selectman have placed a warrant on the April 25th town meeting that would temporarily ban cannabis businesses in the town, but farmers hoping to cultivate the crop this year are pushing back.


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