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On Martha’s Vineyard, Lyme Disease and other tick borne illnesses are common topics of conversation. WCAI correspondent Angela Scionti reports about a new project that could stop transmission of these diseases. 

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This Memorial Day marks a year since Uber launched on the Cape and the Islands. Since then, the company says it provided tens of thousands of rides, but that they couldn't quite keep up with the high seasonal demand. 

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. 

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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.

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