WCAI's Local News Roundup: Bobcat kittens; shakeup in senate race; Lyme vs. super mice

Jun 10, 2016

WCAI's Sean Corcoran hosts a roundup of local and regional news.

Two abandoned bobcat kittens are the newest addition to the Buttonwood Zoo in New Bedford.
Credit File photo, wikicommons

  Joining Sean this week are journalists Patrick Cassidy of the Cape Cod Times; Sara Brown of the Martha's Vineyard Gazette; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; Joshua Balling of the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror; Ann Wood of the Provincetown Banner; Jim DeArruda of the New Bedford Standard Times; and Nelson Sigelman of the Martha's Vineyard Times.

Among the stories they discuss: Rep. Brian Mannal resigns from politics and drops out of the race for a state senate seat; Gov. Charlie Baker shakes up the Fisheries Commission; an investigation is underway at the Mashpee Police Department into the use of a stun gun on a suspect as he was sitting in a car; a South Yarmouth nursing home faces fines and a potential loss of funding after an incident when a resident went into cardiac arrest; a Hyannis water advisory remains in effect; Falmouth's alcohol board suspends alcohol service at the Cape Verdean Club; transportation officials host summit on needs of older residents; Eastham chooses a developer for a 10-acre, affordable housing site; the Boy Scouts prepare for a $1.2 million expansion in Yarmouthport; a new ferry, the Woods Hole, makes her debut next week; shark season should begin soon, and there's a new app to help everyone keep track; it's Back to the Future week in Chatham; genetically-altered super mice could combat Lyme disease on Nantucket; Secretary of State John Kerry's Nantucket home is up for sale; the CEO of Outer Cape Health Services is out; the federal government steps in to support the Gay Head-Aquinnah tribe's efforts to bring gambling to Martha's Vineyard; and a pair of orphaned bobcat kittens come to New Bedford's Buttonwood Zoo.