Land Bank Doubles North Shore Property Near Lambert's Cove

The Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank announced on Tuesday that it had significantly expanded its landholdings adjacent to Lambert’s Cove Beach for $8.4 million.

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Land Bank Buys North Shore Property in West Tisbury for $3.8 Million
Louisa Hufstader
A property fronting James Pond and Vineyard Sound is the latest purchase by the Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank in what is shaping up to be an active year for the public conservation organization.
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Dogs Are Banned From Lambert’s Cove Beach
Will Sennott
Dogs will not be allowed on Lambert’s Cove Beach for the remainder of the pandemic, the West Tisbury board of health announced Friday.
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Lambert’s Cove Beach Stays Open, Parking Reduced
Will Sennott

Lambert’s Cove Beach will open to sticker holders this summer, but parking capacity will be cut in half, the West Tisbury parks and recreation committee decided Tuesday.

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Improved Access Studied at Lambert's Cove Beach
Sydney Bender

West Tisbury wants to make Lambert’s Cove Beach more accessible for elderly residents and people with disabilities. That’s the idea behind a subcommittee formed Tuesday night at the West Tisbury conservation commission.

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West Tisbury Voters Ban Dogs at Lambert’s Cove Beach
Peter Brannen

A special town meeting in West Tisbury Tuesday night pitted the town’s humans against its dogs, as voters took up the divisive question of whether to continue to allow canines at Lambert’s Cove Beach in the summer.

“I don’t even go there anymore because the smell is so overpowering,” said Karen Overtoom. “I guess you have to decide whether the beach is for the people or the dogs.”

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West Tisbury Beaches Closed Due to Bacteria

Lambert’s Cove Beach, Seth’s Pond, Long Cove Pond and Tisbury Great Pond were all closed to swimming on Thursday after results from routine water testing revealed a spike in the bacteria enterococcus.

West Tisbury health agent John Powers said he expects the tests to be an anomaly and anticipated the beaches would be open again by today. He said the contamination at Lambert’s Cove may be in part due to a breach at James Pond.

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