The Division of Fisheries and Wildlife has approved an 11th-hour conservation plan for protecting the endangered broad tinker’s weed near the Gay Head Light, clearing the way for the final phases of the relocation project.
Ride-sharing service Uber is testing the waters on Martha’s Vineyard. While there are no firm plans to expand Uber service to the Island, the company began advertising for drivers this week. Local cab companies said they fear Uber would quickly put them out of business.
More than two years after Massachusetts voters overwhelmingly approved a medical marijuana law, no dispensaries or cultivation farms are open for business, and short of growing their own, there is no legal way for patients to buy marijuana for medical use. Dukes County is one of seven counties sent back to the beginning of the licensing process.
Fire personnel responded to remote Chappaquiddick Friday to fight a brush fire started by a downed power line. Edgartown fire chief Peter Shemeth said the early afternoon fire was sparked in the North Neck area of Chappaquiddick when a tree fell on electrical wires.