Sean Corcoran covers the top news stories of the week with our region's leading journalists. Opponents of the Cape Wind proposal had an up and down week. And a solar company is going out of business, leaving local solar projects in limbo. We also hear how the region faired with this week's storm.
Our year-end wrap of the region's top news stories includes: Pilgrim Nuclear Power station made headlines several times this year with shutdowns, the two Wampanoag tribes continued efforts for casinos, and voters in Falmouth overwhelmingly rejected an initiative to take down two town-owned turbines. Senior reporter Sean Corcoran speaks with journalists from around Cape Cod and the Islands.
A Barnstable Superior Court judge has ordered the town of Falmouth to limit the operation of two, town-owned wind turbines, including shutting them down completely on Sundays and holidays.
The order comes as Judge Christopher Muse considers complaints from some neighbors that noise from the turbines at the town's wastewater treatment plant causes health affects, including insomnia, headaches and vertigo.
This week on the Friday News Roundup: After a self-imposed moratorium, the utility NStar resumes spraying herbicides to kill plants beneath its power lines, despite local opposition. People are paying close attention to the casino prospects of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah), after a tribal election there. And the Audubon Society puts aside a proposal to install a wind turbine in Wellfleet.
WCAI Senior Reporter and Editor Sean Corcoran discusses these stories and more with some of the region's top journalists.
The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) says it has federal approval to open a casino on Martha's Vineyard; an arrest is made in the death of Trudie Hall of Nantucket, and the controversy surrounding two wind turbine in Falmouth continues to generate debate- these stories and more are discussed on the Friday News Roundup. WCAI Senior Reporter Sean Corcoran speaks with reporters and editors from around the region.
The Pilgrim Nuclear Power plant will receive extra scrutiny from regulators as it falls below federal standards; Provincetown breathes a sigh of relief as police arrest a suspect in a string of arson cases; and state Sen. Dan Wolf is cleared to run for reelection.
Sean Corcoran hosts a discussion with regional news editors about these stories and more from the Cape and Islands.
On the weekly News Roundup, the U.S. Supreme Court gives legally married same-sex couples the same federal benefits as heterosexual couples; and parents upset with news of a merger between two Catholic schools in Hyannis turn to Cardinal O'Malley for help; and more. Mindy Todd speaks with reporters and editors for the weekly news roundup.