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State lawmakers approved a measure last week to create an advisory panel that will work with Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant owner, Entergy, when it permanently shuts down the plant by 2019.

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has announced it will begin enlisting commercial fishing boats to help gather data for its often-controversial stock surveys – shifting that task at least partially away from its research vessel Henry T. Bigelow. 

Making the List: A Conversation with Dr. Beach

Aug 9, 2016

Each summer, beach lovers eagerly await a list of the country's top beaches. Stephen Leatherman, a coastal researcher  and professor at Florida International University, is master of the list. This year, Coast Guard Beach in Eastham made number five. Kathryn Eident talked with Leatherman, who is also known as "Dr. Beach," about his research and what it takes to make the list.

 

Several Cape police departments are joining with hundreds of others nationwide Tuesday for National Night Out. This family-friendly event aims to connect police with residents in a fun setting. 

Dennis police are participating in their 16th National Night Out. Kathryn Eident talked with Officer Ryan Carr about whether he thinks the nationwide tension we've seen this summer over police-community relations will play a part in this year's event. 

 

 

 

It's no secret that the Cape lacks affordable housing, and the problem is especially acute in Provincetown.

Officials recently met with the state agency, Mass Development, and the consulting group, Urban Land Institute to brainstorm creative solutions. One idea that came up is micro-housing.

Kathryn Eident talked with Provincetown Town Manager David Panagore about that idea, and other ways they're trying to help residents stay in town year-round.

 

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Cape native Kati Sorensen is among the Bay State residents and lawmakers at this week's Democratic National Convention.

The 27-year-old represents Bernie Sanders voters from the 9th Congressional District--which includes the Cape, Coast, and Islands. Kathryn Eident talked with Sorensen about what's next for Sanders supporters now that Hillary Clinton has the nomination.

Scientists Discover New Tick-Borne Illness on Cape Cod

Jul 21, 2016

Yesterday we reported on a new tick-borne virus on the Cape. It's called Powassan, and it's a relative of the West Nile virus. Scientists found the first case of Powassan in Massachusetts last fall. 

Kathryn Eident talked with Cape Cod Cooperative Extension entymologist Larry Dapsis about Powassan and what can be done about it.

 

Read more about the symptoms of Powassan at cdc.gov/powassan

The Amazon fulfillment center in Fall River is finally a done deal. 

Negotiations to lure the giant online retailer to the city began back in 2014. Almost a year and a half later, the 1.2-million-square-foot fulfillment center on the Fall River-Freetown line is nearing completion, and should open by late September. 

Photo Credit: Bob Murray Housing With Love Walk

Hundreds of people are taking to the streets this week to raise awareness about the region's housing crisis. 

The "Bob Murray Housing With Love Walk" covers more than 100 miles of Cape roads each year and has raised millions for local housing and homeless agencies since it started in 1993.

Organizers hope to raise a quarter of a million dollars during this year's week-long event.

Kathryn Eident talked with volunteer Don Jenkins about the walk and Bob Murray's legacy.

 

 

New iPhone App Tracks Sharks Off Cape Cod

Jul 1, 2016
Photo credit: Atlantic White Shark Conservancy

A new iPhone app was released Friday that will help both scientists and residents know when a great white shark is near Cape shores. Kathryn Eident talked with Cynthia Wigren of the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy to learn more about the app.  

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