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WCAI's Local News Roundup: State Releases Startling Set of Overdose Stats; Whales in the Canal

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North Atlantic right whales have been spotted in the Cape Cod Canal and near its eastern entrance.

WCAI News Director Sean Corcoran and local journalists review the top regional news stories of the week. Sean's guests this week include Patrick Cassidy, news editor at The Cape Cod Times; New Bedford Standard-Times Editorial Page Editor Jim DeArruda; and Nelson Sigelman, editor of the Martha's Vineyard Times.

Among the stories they discuss this week: the state releases new overdose death statistics for Barnstable County; the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court rules that Brewster police erred when they sought a warrant for marijuana growing operation; a judge rules that a marijuana dispensary can be opened in Mashpee; power players gather in Falmouth to talk about offshore wind projects south of Martha's Vineyard; more Cape Cod towns move to ban plastic shopping bags; feeding the birds at Beech Forest in Provincetown is scrutinized; North Atlantic right whales have been spotted in and near the Cape Cod Canal; a $200 million sports complex is proposed in Sandwich.

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