WCAI's Local News Roundup: Mama Manatee Awaits Transport Home; Groundwater Cleanup in Barnstable

Sep 30, 2016

WCAI's Sean Corcoran hosts a roundup of local and regional news with area journalists. Guests include: Geoff Spillane of the Cape Cod Times; Nelson Sigelman of the Martha's Vineyard Times; Ed Miller of the Provincetown Banner; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; and Sara Brown of the Vineyard Gazette.

A group of Woods Hole residents are contesting a major renovation and reconstruction of Steamship Authority facilities in the village.
Credit Steamship Authority

Among the stories they discuss this week: Barnstable County provides the state with a cleanup plan for groundwater pollution at the Barnstable County Fire and Rescue Training Academy; a South Coast Catholic Charities group could take over management of the NOAH shelter in Hyannis; a sewage backup at the YMCA in West Barnstable prompts the closing of the facility's two pools; Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station is due for a sweeping inspection from federal regulators; a Hyannis golf course could be the site of a new performing arts center; three people are charged in a violent home invasion in Centerville; an Osterville woman is found guilty of hiring a hit man to kill her husband; a manatee captured off Cape Cod is pregnant; Woods Hole residents appeal a massive Steamship Authority construction project; the Chatham Planning Board is looking at new options for senior housing in town; a new affordable housing complex opens near Stable Path in Provincetown; dredging is given the green light for Menemsha Channel; and a plan was presented to the Martha's Vineyard Commission last week to demolish an exiting 8,500 square-foot building on Circuit Avenue in Oak Bluffs  and replace it with an three-story, 18,000 square-foot building for both retail and affordable homes.