Every year an explosion of algae — fueled mostly by nitrogen from septic tanks — turns the Lagoon Pond a shade of red or rusty brown. All the saltwater ponds on the Vineyard are impaired to some degree, and each one faces a unique set of conditions. Public interest has reached a tipping point.
While manager Sean Flynn remains out of the office, airport commissioners provided new details about their decision to put him on leave. Among other things, the FAA issued a letter of investigation following a failure to correct operational deficiencies.
The town of Edgartown will receive $62,250 towards beach nourishment and dune restoration at Fuller Street Beach as part of a state grant program to address the effects of climate change and coastal storms.
On Saturday evening, a yellow banner hung from a picket fence out on Starbuck’s Neck. As people strolled by, between the Edgartown Lighthouse and downtown, some noticed the words Amnesty International and the simple outline of a candle encircled by barbed wire — a widely recognized symbol of hope in the face of human rights abuses.
Registration is now open for Run for the Light, the third annual 10K road race to benefit the Gay Head Light.
The Martha’s Vineyard Cultural Council, which gives financial support to a variety of arts, science, and humanities projects, is calling for applicants for the 2016 grant cycle.
Last Friday members of the Animal Shelter staff, along with animal control officers from both Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven, conducted a dramatic rescue.
The Aquinnah fire department has a new tool to respond to water emergencies thanks to a donation from Ernie Boch Jr.
Q. 1 — Sitting South, with North dealing and no one vulnerable, you hold: