Fifty Years Later, Chappaquiddick Still Reverberates
Noah Asimow
On July 18, 1969, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy arrived on Martha’s Vineyard to sail in the 43rd annual Edgartown Yacht Club regatta. It was a day the world would remember forever. But not because of the sailing race.
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Vineyard Bookshelf: Chappaquiddick Speaks
Steve Donoghue
One of the lesser tolls of tragedy is the way it taints places.
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Packed Houses Greet Chappaquiddick Premiere at Film Festival
Louisa Hufstader
The Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival began on Thursday night with a premiere of the film Chappaquiddick. Two screenings were held at Edgartown Cinemas to sold-out audiences.
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Chappaquiddick Film Takes New Look at Well-Known Story
Sara Brown

A few years ago director John Curran and actor Jason Clarke made a late night trip to the Dike Bridge in preparation for their film, which revisits events that took place there nearly 50 years ago.

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Chappaquiddick Movie Will Open Martha's Vineyard Film Festival
Sara Brown

Chappaquiddick, the upcoming movie that revisits Sen. Edward M. Kennedy’s 1969 car crash, will open the 2018 Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival on March 15.

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Senator Kennedy Pleads Guilty to Leaving Accident
Colbert Smith
In a voice that was at first inaudible, Senator Edward M. Kennedy pleaded guilty this morning in district court to a charge of leaving the scene of an accident after knowingly causing injury to Miss Mary Jo Kopechne without making himself known. Judge James A. Boyle imposed a suspended two-month sentence to the house of correction at Barnstable, with the comment that “the defendant has already been and will continue to be punished far beyond anything this court can impose.”
 
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In Vineyarders’ View, It Was Newsman Who Made News
Colbert Smith
Dukes County’s quaint, picturesque, Georgian-Colonial red brick and white trimmed courthouse was the focus of much of the world’s attention this week, and the adjectives in the first part of this sentence are a fair sampling of the ones dredged up by the reporters straining to give their prose a desperately needed dash of color.
 
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Five Years and a Day Since the Incident, the Curious Still Come, with Opinions, to Dyke Bridge
Vineyard Gazette
“Could you tell me,” they ask, “how to get to the Kennedy Memorial Bridge?” Five years and a day after Sen. Edward M. Kennedy’s black Oldsmobile lurched off the Dyke Bridge on Chappaquiddick, the senior Massachusetts senator at the wheel and the doomed Miss Mary Jo Kopechne beside him, tourists keep coming, at least 60 of them a day, to stand and stare at the scene of the Island’s - perhaps the nation’s - most celebrated automobile accident.
 
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Trailer Gives Sneak Preview for Movie Chappaquiddick
Sara Brown

A newly-released trailer gives the first look at Chappaquiddick, an upcoming movie about Sen. Edward M. Kennedy’s infamous 1969 car crash on the Vineyard.

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Chappy Ferry Travels to 1960s as New Movie Films in Edgartown
Sara Brown

Hollywood turned back the clock Thursday at the Chappy ferry landing, as Memorial Wharf became a movie set for the upcoming film about the 1969 Chappaquiddick accident.

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