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The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) wrapped up a two-day bidding process for three  parcels of ocean to be developed for offshore wind farms, the highest grossing offshore wind auction to date. Vineyard Wind, which has already secured an offshore wind contract with the state, was one of the winners, gaining its second plot in the lease area with a winning bid of $135,100,000. The other two companies that won were Norwegian energy company Equinor, formerly known as Statoil, and Mayflower Wind Energy, owned by Shell.

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WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week, including: hackers target Cape Cod Community College and nab $800,000; two local hospice organizations are merging; and a little island off Martha’s Vineyard gets a start-up population of New England’s only native cottontail rabbit.

Weekend Outlook: Unique Music Events

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Music is a big part of the holidays for many people, and there are several big concerts this weekend with very different types of performers. Here's your Weekend Outlook.

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Some local food pantries and nonprofits have been reporting an increase in need this year, especially from families with young kids. High housing and utility costs are just a few of the reasons some young families struggle.

Beacon Hill is preparing for a new legislative session in January. There is still work that could get done, though, before the New Year if Democrats decide a few issues have waited long enough. WCAI's Kathryn Eident checks in with State House reporter Mike Deehan to learn more.

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If you visit Nantucket today, it’s hard to imagine the Island ever suffered economic hardship. Real estate prices are some of the most expensive in the country, and the tourism industry caters to the affluent. But that hasn’t always been the case: the Island has undergone multiple transformations since humans first settled there, periods of prosperity followed by economic hardship.

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On the Cape and Islands we are fortunate to have a number of opportunities to hear live chorale music, including the vocal ensemble Skylark. Joining us on The Point to talk about innovative and engaging programming performed by Skylark is artist and director Matthew Guard. 

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In 1943 the Wiesel family, along with fifteen year old Elie Wiesel, were deported from their home in Transylvania to Auschwitz by the Nazis. His mother, father and a sister died in the prison camps. Elie Wiesel wrote about his experience in the death camps in his memoir Night.

 

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This week on Looking Skyward, we talk about the InSight rover that recently landed on the surface of Mars, the Geminid meteor shower, and the Voyager spacecraft, now about 11 billion miles from Earth.

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When Judeen Lloyd migrated to the U.S. from Jamaica ten years ago, she brought her mother's recipe for rum cake with her. Some day, it'll be passed on to her daughter. But until then, she'll be baking and sharing rum cakes for the holidays, and the recipe? That will remain a secret.

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