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For the Cape Cod Baseball League, 10 seems to be a perfect number. There are currently 10 teams in the Cape League. But it wasn’t always that way. Cape Cod Baseball League’s John Garner noted that in the 1920s the Cape League was pretty much what we know it as today. It was just a bit smaller.

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More than 100 people assembled at Tisbury Wharf Tuesday afternoon to watch the arrival of the Hokule’a, a replica of a traditional Polynesian sailing ship. The ship has traveled the world since 1975, and it's credited with revitalizing Hawaiian culture.

Between 2012 and 2014, the number of confirmed opiod-related overdose deaths in Massachusetts skyrocketed by 57%. Recently, the New Bedford City Council declared the opiod crisis a public health emergency. One addiction specialist in New Bedford says it’s time to consider the idea of a supervised injection facility for heroin addicts. A few other communities around the country also are exploring the idea, but overcoming the opposition – and the legal hurdles – could take years. 

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Nothing says summertime in the USA more than “Play Ball.” And that’s exactly what hundreds of top college baseball players come to the Cape to do every summer.

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WCAI News Director Sean Corcoran hosts a discussion with area journalists about the top local news stories of the week.

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Starting next fall, students who enroll at Cape Cod Community College can take part in a new program aimed at helping them get a bachelor's degree while also keeping costs down.

The program, called Commonwealth Commitment, allows students to lock in tuition rates and also get a 10 percent rebate for each semester they complete at the community college and state university level.  

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Geologically speaking, Cape Cod is little more than a constantly shifting sand bar. Last week, nature offered the latest reminder of that fact when a huge clay formation broke away from the cliff face at Coast Guard Beach in Truro and collapsed onto the beach below.

WCAI's Brian Morris spoke with Dr. Graham Giese, Scientist Emeritus at the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies, about how and why this sort of thing happens.

The Cape Cod Canal will soon become home to a test site for companies looking to harness the power of tidal energy. The non-profit Marine Renewable Energy Collaborative is spearheading the project and hopes to have it running by late summer.

Kathryn Eident talked with the Center's John Miller to learn more about the Bourne Tidal Test Site.

 

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Outer Cape police departments have begun accepting unwanted firearms. Those towns are: Orleans, Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro, and Provincetown.

The gun buyback program runs through May 16th from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. Residents can bring in any unwanted guns no-questions-asked and receive a small thank you gift in return.

Kathryn Eident spoke with Wellfleet Police Chief Ronald Fisette to learn more about the program.

Residents can go to Wellfleet Police Department's web page and click "news blogs" to learn more.

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WCAI News Director Sean Corcoran hosts a discussion with area journalists about the top local news stories of the week. Joining Sean this week are George Brennan of the Cape Cod Times; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; Sam Houghton of the Mashpee Enterprise; Ann Wood of the Provincetown Banner; Sara Brown of the Martha's Vineyard Gazette; Joshua Balling of the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror; and Nelson Sigelman of the Martha's Vineyard Times.

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