On Chappy
It’s good for me to be a tourist for awhile before the summer crowds arrive.
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Hearing on Historic House Demolition Is Postponed

A public hearing before the Martha’s Vineyard Commission on a plan to demolish a historic hilltop house on Chappaquiddick has been postponed.

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Washqua Farm: The Region of Perfect Content
Vineyard Gazette
One of the most delightfully situated Islands on the Atlantic coast is the old Indian home of the Chappaquiddic Tribe, now almost extinct, but sparsely settled by parties who make life busy in the various callings associated with agriculture and fishing interests. This island is about three miles wide by five in length. In beauty of landscape and water view, with its general diversity of soil and rolling aspect of every hand, it has been appropriately called “a gem,” in a setting at once beautiful and enchanting.
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The Chappy Bathing Beach is Purchased by Northam Warren
Vineyard Gazette
The Chappaquiddick Beach Club, historically important in the development of Edgartown and one of the key properties in its summer life, has been sold by Esther C. Conkling and Irene C. Wagenaar to Northam Warren Jr. and Dorothy C. Warren of New Canaan, Conn.
 
The Warrens in recent seasons have leased from Robert Marshall what is known as the Dr. Marshall house on Chappaquiddick. They will take title to the beach property on or before Oct. 1, and the beach club will be operated this summer, as in recent years, by Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Conkling.
 
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Gerald Jeffers, Chappaquiddick Native, Dies at 84

The legendary Chappaquiddick native who traced his Island Wampanoag roots back more than 200 years, died Monday.

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Chappy Boardwalk Case Returns to Conservation Commission
Jane Seagrave

A property owner’s long-running bid to build a boardwalk over a salt marsh must be reviewed again, the Massachusetts Appeals Court said.

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Separated Island

Perhaps at sometime in the distant future, the Island of Martha’s Vineyard may be referred to as Greater Martha’s Vineyard.

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Temporary Chappy Cell Tower Clears Final Approval

The Edgartown planning board unanimously approved a temporary mobile telephone tower on Chappaquiddick, clearing the way for greatly expanded coverage for AT&T cell phones beginning this summer.

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If Loving an Injured Gull Is Wrong, I Don't Want to Be Right
Tom Dunlop
Word has come down from on high: If you’re a wounded gull, the place you want to seek refuge and rely on the kindness of islanders is Chappaquiddick Point, right where the ferry lands.
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Temporary Cell Tower on the Way for Chappy

Chappy ferry owner Peter Wells will request half the Memorial Wharf parking lot to transport a temporary mobile phone tower to Chappaquiddick.

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