WCAI's Local News Roundup: Immigrant Arrest on Vineyard; $1.1 million Bathhouse Proposal in Dennis

Mar 17, 2017

WCAI's Sean Corcoran hosts a roundup of local stories with journalists from across the region. Joining Sean this week are Patrick Cassidy of the Cape Cod Times; Sara Brown of the Vineyard Gazette; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; Jim DeArruda of the New Bedford Standard Times; Ann Wood of the Provincetown Banner; and Barry Stringfellow of the Martha's Vineyard Times.

Town officials say they were surprised to learn that the Massachusetts Maritime Academy is looking to house some older students on Main Street in downtown Bourne.
Credit Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Among the stories they discuss this week: restaurants in Yarmouth are not pleased with a plan to publicize health inspection reports; Cotuit residents push back against a solar farm; surprising local officials; the Massachusetts Maritime Academy requests student housing proposals in downtown Bourne; a $1 million bathhouse is proposed at Mayflower Beach in Dennis, and it would be shaped like a ship; Falmouth voters will consider expanding the room tax; the Eastham Zoning Board rejects one affordable housing project but approves another; Eastham's long-time town administrator retires; officials consider equipping balloons with cameras in order to spot sharks; an immigration arrest on Martha's Vineyard raises fears in the immigrant community; Monomoy High School drops its government graduation requirement; a report on PCBs and the Acushnet River; cruise ships return to Provincetown and stay longer; a new contractor will take over the delay-plagued Menemsha dredge project; a proposed CVS in Provincetown will first have to make its way through the regional Cape Cod Commission.