The Changing Island Face: A Storm’s Surgical Srike
Rachel Orr

Usually the brush is so think this time of year one can hardly bushwhack from the shore to the remnants of the Menemsha Hills brickworks.

These aren’t usual days.

Now one just has to watch for all the debris and driftwood littering the downed brush when walking from the beach to the brickworks.

Behind the brickworks and to its sides the brush remains green and virulent. But Hurricane Bob leveled the vegetation directly before the former factory.

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Hurricane Bob Brings Harvest of Sorrow
Penelope Wilson

The shock waves of last week’s storm are still rippling through Island fields as farmers anxiously watch their crops to see the extent of the damage.

Scorched leaves and windblown plants are the legacy of Hurricane Bob across the Island. Farmers are now harvesting the remainders of some crops and continuing to market their goods. Many say the storm came at the peak of an excellent season, eradicating some crops that would otherwise have continued through the fall.

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Henri Brings Wind, Rain, Heavy Surf, But No Damage on Island
Martha’s Vineyard bid bon voyage to tropical storm Henri Sunday afternoon, which brought mist, occasional downpours, wind and choppy surf but inflicted minimal damage across the Island as it swirled north, west and inland by evening. The Steamship Authority returned to full operations by 5 p.m.
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Vineyard on High Alert as Hurricane Henri Heads for Southern New England
The Cape and Islands remain under a tropical storm and storm surge warning, as Hurricane Henri churns toward Long Island and Connecticut. Outbound vacationers scrambled to get off the Vineyard ahead of the storm Saturday, while inbound travelers were advised to delay their trip by a day or two.
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Storm Tides Public Meeting Planned
Islanders can share local knowledge and learn more about the Storm Tide Pathways mapping project in a Zoom meeting Jan. 12.
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Storms and Rising Seas: Edgartown's Risk Discussed
At a public meeting online Thursday afternoon, engineering consultants will present the findings from their study of Edgartown's vulnerability to sea level rise and storm surge.
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Tisbury Eyes Future of Harbor Shoreline
A Zoom meeting Thursday looks at what it will take to make the shoreline of Vineyard Haven Harbor resilient over the next 50 years.
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Incidents of Hurricane and Its Aftermath on Vineyard are Touched with Drama and Sadness
Vineyard Gazette

A great many trees were knocked down by the wind at the former Sullivan Jones place, Edgartown. The road leading into the estate, now owned by William B. Dinsmore, was completely blocked by fallen trees.

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High Winds, Dangerous Surf Forecast for Tuesday as Remnants of Teddy Pass Island
Noah Asimow
Blustery winds, high waves and strong surf have already closed beaches and prompted weather advisories as the Vineyard prepares for the western remnants from Hurricane Teddy.
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Major Coastal Resiliency Grants Go to Down-Island Towns
Noah Asimow
In a major step for coastal resiliency planning on the Vineyard, a combined total of nearly $400,000 in competitive, state grants were awarded to the three down-Island towns.
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