News Roundup: Wind Turbine Debt Reduced; Coyote Hunt Draws Protestors

Feb 16, 2018

WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week. His guests include: Cindy McCormick of the Cape Cod Times, Sara Brown of the Vineyard Gazette, Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle, Josh Balling of the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror, Ed Miller of the Provincetown Banner, George Brennan of the Martha's Vineyard Times, and Andy Tomolonis of South Coast Today.

Among the stories we talk about: the Town of Dennis is at odds with the state over off-road vehicles on beaches; Falmouth strikes a deal to reduce what it owes on its defunct wind turbines; a coyote-hunting contest draws a crowd of protestors;  this year’s flu season continues to challenge doctors and patients; the utility company Eversource has submitted a new 5-year plan for herbicide use under power lines; the Dennis-Yarmouth Regional School district is grappling with difficult budget issues; Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station has revealed it had a flaw in the way it's been testing its emergency systems, which could have put the public at jeopardy; Eastham has a new policy intended to raise engagement by young people in town government; in Yarmouth, there’s growing contention over what do with a property that used to be a drive-in theater; the opening of a medical marijuana dispensary in Mashpee is delayed due to a fire; a local Veteran’s Outreach Center is looking preserve a memorial walkway it had to leave behind; volunteers put their sewing skills to use for newborns.