Just before noon Thursday morning, the Gay Head Light began to depart the spot where it has stood for 159 years. The Island’s oldest lighthouse is now headed for a new home about 175 feet from the eroding clay cliffs to the west.
Neighbors who last year opposed the development of the bowling alley in Oak Bluffs are now complaining about the noise. Barn, Bowl and Bistro, a new bowling alley and pub on Uncas avenue, opened earlier this month.
Over the past seven months, voters in four Island towns have approved funding for a major expansion of the Martha’s Vineyard Refuse District transfer station. The $2.5 million project is expected to triple the Edgartown station’s vehicle capacity and allow for future expansion.
The Capawock Theatre in Vineyard Haven and the Strand Theatre in Oak Bluffs are nearly ready for their grand reopenings to the movie-going public. The newly-renovated Capawock reopens on Saturday to screen its first film in three years, and the Strand will reopen June 20.
Veteran Edgartown police officers Michael Gazaille and Joel DeRoche were promoted to the rank of sergeant and sworn in at the selectmen’s meeting Monday. Police chief David Rossi praised both men for their trustworthiness and long service to the town.