News Roundup: Cap on Temporary Worker Visas Expanded, Whale Researchers Resume Disentanglements

Jul 21, 2017

Right whale with calf, April 2017
Credit CCS image, NOAA permit #19315.

WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week. His guests include Patrick Cassidy of the Cape Cod Times; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; Jim DeArruda of the New Bedford Standard Times; Josh Balling of the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror; Ed Miller of the Provincetown Banner; and George Brennan of the Martha's Vineyard Times.

Among the stories from this week: Busy week for marijuana coverage, with a compromise coming from the statehouse on recreational marijuana, and the nearest dispensary to the Cape opening in Bridgewater; an expansion of the cap on H2B visas may come too late to help area hotels and restaurants this season; the ferry Iyanough returned to service a month after it ran up onto the Hyannis breakwater;  right whales and whale researchers had a rough week; the state's Housing Court is expanding onto the Cape; a tick testing subsidy has been extended; and more.