Construction began this week on a project to repair a longstanding drainage problem on County Road in Oak Bluffs. The road will be closed on Oct. 21, 22 and 23.

Edgartown selectmen heard a presentation Monday from MVC planner Dan Doyle about potential improvements to the artery.


An environmental engineering firm has submitted a preliminary plan to the town of Oak Bluffs for fixing an enormous puddle that spans County Road.


Narrowing the road, adding sidewalks and building a shared-use path are all part of an emerging plan to re-engineer a portion of Beach Road that runs along the waterfront in Vineyard Haven.


Gifford’s Store, as most persons of mature age would call it, still stands on the West Tisbury-Edgartown road, which highway developed from the ancient Mill Path, whereby Edgartown settlers walked or rode to the mill on the Mill River, to have their corn ground.


Work began on Tuesday on the road from the Middle Road to the top of Peaked Hill, the contract having been awarded to R. W. Balam, Boston con­tractor, who is engaged in putting through several jobs on the Island. The road is to be surfaced, after the grading is completed, and will supply a government way to the observation post that is planned for the Island’s highest point.