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WCAI's Local News Roundup: $45 Million Banking Center Proposed; Two Die from UntreatableTick Disease


WCAI News Director Sean Corcoran rounds up the top local news stories of the week with several area journalists.

Joining Sean this week are Chris Lindahl of the Cape Cod Times; Sam Houghton of the Mashpee Enterprise; Sara Brown of the Vineyard Gazette; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; Jim DeArruda of the New Bedford Standard Times; Ann Wood of the Provincetown Banner; Joshua Balling of the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror; and George Brennan of the Martha's Vineyard Times.

Among the stories they discuss this week: an untreatable tick-borne virus kills two Cape Cod men this year; Cape Cod Five bank proposes a $45 million banking center in Hyannis; a county study finds that blue collar workers are being hit the hardest in terms of opiate overdose deaths; a judge allows an "aid-in-dying" case prompted by two local doctors to move forward; donations pour into Provincetown to assist victims of a recent fire; plans are finalized in Dennis for a home for adults with autism; the National Seashore Advisory Board gets the green light to continue with its work; investigations are underway to determine why dozens of gannets, a species of seabirds, are washing up dead or sick on local beaches; Sandwich officials plan to lease the Wing School building to the Cape Cod Collaborative for use as an alternative high school; officials close some beaches to off-road vehicles because of nesting plovers; the CEO of Martha's Vineyard Hospital is ousted; the Mashpee Housing Authority unveils a plan to use community preservation funds for affordable housing; the Mashpee harbormaster has installed a yellow buoy that listens for tagged sharks; several South Coast communities had town meetings this week; a convicted rapist on Nantucket is sentenced to 15 to 18 years in prison; an interim fire chief is named on Nantucket; the Outer Cape Health Services groups has publicly come out against a potential CVS coming to town; a Tisbury police officer is allowed to keep his job, despite an investigation that found he lied about an incident when a woman prisoner tried to strangle herself in his cruiser.