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Potential Pot Purveyors; Impact of the Obama Vacation; More!

MASSACHUSETTS - Potential pot purveyors range from investment bankers to herbalists to cell biologists: "More than 100 people or groups of business partners submitted applications on Thursday to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to open medical marijuana dispensaries." [WBUR]

SOUTH DENNIS - "With more than 10 hours of testimony stretched over three long hearings, it's hard to believe the public would have more to say about a proposed Lowe's Home Improvement Center off Theophilus Smith Road." Alas, the Cape Cod Commission thinks folks might have more to say and have scheduled a fourth hearing for September 12. [Cape Cod Times]

MARTHA'S VINEYARD - Did The First Family's vacation have a positive impact on the Vineyard economy? "From mussels for the president to lobster rolls for the press, from publicity to dollars, the economic impact — and the buzz — from President Obama's Vineyard vacation spread far and wide across the Island." Here's what got a Presidential bump and what didn't. [Vineyard Gazette]