Vineyard Gazette
Editors of the Vineyard Gazette (Dear sir or Madam, as the circulars say):
Lake Tashmoo
Vineyard Gazette
The Indians of Martha’s Vineyard - so said a writer in the columns of the Gazette not many years ago - were our first and best poets.
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Island environmental group Tisbury Waterways, Inc. holds its annual public meeting on Zoom August 27.
Lake Tashmoo


Lake Tashmoo is not dead, but it is on life support.

The Tisbury select board voted unanimously Wednesday to impose an immediate moratorium on anchoring in Lake Tashmoo until the town has developed a policy to reduce the number of visiting boats.

The temporary ban was proposed last month by town administrator Jay Grande, who on Wednesday repeated his concerns about the impact of visiting boats on the environmental health of the estuary and the quality of life for lakeside residents.

Worried about environmental damage, Tisbury officials are scheduled to talk about a potential moratorium on March 8.


Tisbury officials have halted construction at a large property overlooking Lake Tashmoo after discovering that work on a revetment did not comply with proper permitting procedure.


The Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank announced Monday that it has added to its beachfront holdings in Vineyard Haven with the purchase of a small property on the Tashmoo peninsula.