Aiming for $500,000, the Martha's Vineyard Sustainable Seafood Collaborative raised $515,000 to bring fish wholesaling back to Menemsha.
Martha's Vineyard Fishermen’s Preservation Trust
Commercial fishermen
Noah Asimow
A trio of mainstay Menemsha businesses have been shuttered for close to two years with no official opening days in sight, prompting questions from selectmen this week.
Chilmark select board


Bracing for a possibly bustling Memorial Day weekend, Chilmark selectmen have taken steps to deter crowds from gathering in Menemsha.

Chilmark selectmen agreed this week to make emergency repairs to the Dutcher Dock in Menemsha, despite severe budget constraints this year.

Signs will go up, picnic tables will be removed and a 15-minute parking rule will go into effect in Menemsha this week after Chilmark selectmen heard concerns Tuesday about people congregating at scenic spots.

From massive dredging and beach renourishment in Oak Bluffs and Edgartown to renovations at the Gay Head Cliffs overlook, a number of public works improvement projects are under way around the Island this winter.


After months of debate over the best solution to improve public safety and mitigate summer congestion in Menemsha, selectmen approved a plan by resident Barbara Armstrong.

The iconic general store will not reopen this summer due to extensive damage caused by a fire last Thursday, the building’s owner said.