By many accounts, the blizzard that dropped 20-plus inches of snow and battered the coastline with hurricane-force winds was historic. Days after it first struck, the impact of the powerful two-day storm could still be felt throughout the Island.
Lights flickered out across the eastern part of the state at the height of the blizzard Tuesday, with power outages in every town on Cape Cod, and all of Nantucket going dark. By contrast, few outages were reported on the Vineyard during the first major snowstorm of the season.
As the winds whipped snow across the Island Monday night and Tuesday, most people hunkered down and stayed inside, off the slippery roads and out of the chill. But some hardy Samaritans braved the weather and the roads to make the storm a little bit easier for their neighbors.
Two weeks after they took a unanimous vote to approve a subdivision on Mullen Way, the Edgartown planning board has rescinded their decision and referred the project for regional review by the Martha's Vineyard Commission.