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Great Whites Returning to the Café; Wasque Reservation; More!

CHAPPAQUIDDICK - Dive right in: "The beach at Wasque Reservation, closed to swimmers and fishermen for about a year and a half because of dangerous conditions, will likely be open for swimming and fishing this summer, the Vineyard superintendent for The Trustees of Reservations said." [Vineyard Gazette; photo by Mark Lovewell]

CHATHAM - Great white sharks have made their summer rental reservations, apparently hoping to feast on grey seals yet again. "The café is open and these sharks have come here to feed," said Greg Skomal, a scientist at the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries. [WCVB]

NEW BEDFORD - Over the bridge, the state began construction earlier this month on a $100 million purpose-built port in New Bedford to transport offshore wind equipment to sea. The unemployment rate is high, but the "city is sitting on the Saudia Arabia of wind," a potential game-changer. "A quarter of the nation's wind reserves lies just south of Martha's Vineyard, and New Bedford is the closest deepwater port." [WBUR]