Late Plover Nests Lead to Prolonged Beach Closures
Holly Pretsky

Two piping plover nests have caused unusually long closures at Norton Point Beach this season, testing the patience of vacationers

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Storm Leaves Severe Beach Erosion, and Plumbers Are Busy
Steve Myrick

The intense winter storm followed by extremely frigid temperatures caused severe tidal erosion and sent Island plumbers scrambling on frozen pipe calls over the weekend.

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Beach Closings Lead to Rising Tensions
Sara Brown
After a summer of tension over beach closures to vehicles to protect nesting shorebirds, Vineyard fishermen weighed in with concerns.
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Norton Point Reopens to Oversand Traffic
Sara Brown

Norton Point has reopened to over-sand vehicle traffic after several weeks of closures during peak shorebird rearing season.

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Dead Whale Washes Up at South Beach
Sara Brown

Norton Point will be closed to swimmers and vehicle traffic Wednesday to accommodate efforts to remove a dead fin whale.

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Norton Point Reopens After Dead Whale Taken to Sea
Sara Brown

Norton Point was reopened Wednesday morning after a dead fin whale was towed out to sea.

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Rebounding Shorebirds Flock to Sandy Expanse at Norton Point
Alex Elvin

The sky above Norton Point Beach was swarming with terns on a cloudy day this week, as tiny chicks — newly hatched and full of life — raced around on the sand below.

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Chappaquiddick Is Laboratory for Study of Erosion
Alex Elvin

Wasque Point, the popular fishing spot at the eastern tip of the Island has been the subject of ongoing study in recent years, as wind, waves and tides create one of the most dynamic coastal systems in the state.

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Short-Lived Breach at Norton Point Closes
Tom Dunlop

The recent opening on Chappaquiddick appears to have closed again. On Saturday afternoon Edgartown artist Dana Gaines photographed the barrier beach — dry and dotted with surfcasters.

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Norton Point Open Again to Oversand Vehicles
Sara Brown

With the Norton Point breach now closed, vehicle traffic is again allowed on the barrier beach connecting Edgartown and Chappaquiddick.

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