WCAI's Local News Roundup: Atlantic Right Whales Gather; Aquinnah Tribe Has Casino Hopes Again

Apr 14, 2017

The Air National Guard 102nd Intelligence Wing at Joint Base Cape Cod is the eye in the sky, playing a top-secret role in wars and conflicts around the world.
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WCAI's Sean Corcoran hosts a roundup of local and regional news with a cadre of area journalists. Guests include: Geoff Spillane of the Cape Cod Times; Sam Houghton of the Mashpee Enterprise; Ed Miller of the Provincetown Banner; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; Jim DeArruda of the New Bedford Standard Times; Sara Brown of the Vineyard Gazette; Joshua Balling of the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror; and George Brennan of the Martha's Vineyard Times.

Among the stories they discuss this week: the Wampanoag Tribe of Aquinnah could get a casino after all; researchers spot lots of North Atlantic Right Whales, but concerns persist about the species' future; eight victims of priest molestation settle claims with the Catholic Church; Bourne officials give go-ahead to bike path extension, but some other local officials say no; Cape towns take different approaches to potential recreational marijuana shops; Chatham joins three other communities in opposing herbicide spraying in town; study sought for Nauset Regional High School renovation; Lyberty Green developer appears reluctant to compromise with town; local Air National Guard Intelligence Wing playing roll in warfare around the globe; Mashpee will no longer have "bouncy houses" at town events because of insurance issue; staffing issues may have delayed New Bedford Fire Department response time to fire; after 48 Boston Marathons, Nantucketer sits one out; Wellfleet Town Meeting questions an 8-unit rental housing development after years of negotiation and litigation; Martha's Vineyard voters decide whether to pay for fixing up a 19th century hour in Edgartown.