Island Prepares for Winter Storm
By SARA BROWN
Cancellations continue as the Island prepares for the severe winter storm expected to hit late Monday.
Governor Charlie Baker has declared a state of emergency in Massachusetts and has issued a state-wide driving ban starting at midnight tonight.
It’s unclear what the powerful coastal storm due to hit the Island late Monday will do to the Norton Point breach. But the lengthening spit end of the point is making every effort to connect with Chappaquiddick for the first time in nearly eight years.
In the first stop on a road show to promote tuition-free preschool, superintendent Brian Hyde paid a visit to the Vineyard late last week. The Cape educator piloted one of the state’s only universal preschool programs last fall.
While it may feel like more cars flood Martha’s Vineyard each year, new data released by the Steamship Authority tell a different story. Graphs released this week show that over the past five years, Vineyard ferry traffic has seen slight annual gains.
A prolonged effort to secure cable television and high-speed internet service for Chappaquiddick residents has finally met success. As soon as Comcast receives a final payment, they will prepare to install cable infrastructure on the remote island.