Chappy Town Column

On the Vineyard, the winter colors are a mix of muted browns, blues and grays.

Chappy Flies Old Glory With Small-Island Gusto

The old Memorial Wharf flagpole has a new home — and on a whole different island.

On Chappy

It’s good for me to be a tourist for awhile before the summer crowds arrive.

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.

Gerald Jeffers, Chappaquiddick Native, Dies at 84

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

Chappy Boardwalk Case Returns to Conservation Commission

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

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.

If Loving an Injured Gull Is Wrong, I Don't Want to Be Right

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.

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.

Mystery Shipwreck Gives Rise to Tale of Lost Schooner

Petrified wooden timbers and bent iron fastenings of a large sailing ship suddenly jutted out of the sands of East Beach on Chappaquiddick two weeks ago. So which unfortunate old schooner was she?