News Roundup: Island Casino and Windfarm Moving Closer

Feb 28, 2014

March comes in
Credit J.J.

In the news this week: the Wampanoag Tribe of Gayhead (Aquinnah) is moving forward with an island casino plan, and Cape Wind is getting closer to financing its wind farm in Nantucket sound.

Sean Corcoran talks over the week's top stories with George Brennan, reporter with the Cape Cod Times, Tim Wood, editor of the Cape Cod Chronicle, and Sally Rose, editor of the Provincetown Banner for the News Roundup.

Sky Dive Cape Cod has filed a complaint with the federal aviation administration for denying them access to the airport after numerous complains from residents about noise and safety concerns.

A plan for a twin bridge to the Sagamore is gaining traction.

Free tick-borne disease testing is being offered by UMASS Dartmouth: the tests will provide data for scientists who study the diseases as well as saving tick bite victims $180, the cost of the tests.

Senator Dan Wolf says the Pilgrim nuclear plant should go.

The FDA is being urged to reconsider a new painkiller drug. Meanwhile the numbers of drug overdose deaths have continued to rise.

Flood zone maps continue to generate concerns.

The Ghost Bike is back in Wellfleet, a roadside memorial to a youth killed on his bike by a motorist. The symbolic bike was gone for a time; some feel it's a distraction and therefore dangerous.