Another chapter began this week in the long story of the Gay Head Light, which following weeks of preparation and publicity embarked on a slow journey away from the edge of a rapidly eroding cliff.
Working at an accelerated pace, crews moving the Gay Head Light expect to finish the job by Saturday morning. The lighthouse move began Thursday morning with much fanfare; the 1856 brick tower will travel 129 feetl east of the eroding cliff edge.
As the Gay Head Light slowly moves to its new location, the public will be invited to witness the progress on Saturday.
Just before noon on Thursday the Gay Head Light departed the spot where it has stood for 159 years.
Sydney and Jeffrey LaBell of Oak Bluffs announce the birth of a daughter, Leya Josephine LaBell, born May 28 at 10:48 a.m. at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital.
Voters up-Island have been taking a hard look at what it costs to educate their schoolchildren. According to the most recent data available, the up-Island school district ranked sixth in per-pupil spending among other districts in the state.
Crowds gathered Thursday to watch the Gay Head Light move slowly away from eroding cliffs.
The Vineyard shuffle, in which year-round tenants are forced to find new housing for the summer months, affects many Islanders. Temporary summer housing often comes with restrictions such as no pets allowed. Pet owners are then faced with two options: give up their pet for good, or find additional temporary housing for their furry friends.>
The animal shelter welcomed a passel of new arrivals this week. Some of these dear creatures are homeless due to the Island’s persistent housing problem.

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