Norton Point Breach Proves Again Nature Is in Charge
The Norton Point breach opened on Dec. 27 and followed a series of storms that had battered the south-facing shore of Martha’s Vineyard. The Chappaquiddick summer home owned by Sue and Jerry Wacks stands as a lonely sentinel by the sea these days.
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Steamship Authority Looks to Shore Up Online Reservation Issues
Next Tuesday will be different. That was the pledge from the Steamship Authority this week after a series of website problems marred the opening day for online summer reservations on the Nantucket route.
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Finding a Rhythm on the Rollercoaster That Was 2022
September fourteenth. Summer was over and Martha’s Vineyard had already begun its annual downshift into fall. Children were back in school, the frenzy of August was a fast-fading memory.
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This Old Door Stands Strong
The old farmhouse has a new front door. Actually only the wood storm door is new — made by a friend who is a skilled finish carpenter.
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State Hosts Public Meetings on Cape Cod Bridge Replacement Projects
With a major project to rebuild the Bourne and Sagamore bridges in the pipeline, MassDOT will host two virtual public meetings this week.
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As Lawsuits Pile Up, MVC Braces for High Legal Bills
The fourth lawsuit in as many months was filed this week against the Martha’s Vineyard Commission, an unprecedented volume of litigation that is driving up legal bills.
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Jeff Norton, Former Longtime Edgartown Moderator, Dies at 84
Philip J. (Jeffrey) Norton Jr., the longtime Edgartown town moderator who had led town meetings with a deft hand and dry wit for 43 years, died Saturday at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital.
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Proposed Property Sale by Conservation Organization Gets Legal Pushback
In an unusual case, four Chappaquiddick property owners are suing the Vineyard Open Land Foundation seeking to bar the nonprofit from selling a three-acre lot near Katama Bay.
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As Season Shifts, Fuel Assistance Needs Increase
With the home heating season about to begin, Martha’s Vineyard social service providers are mobilizing to prepare for what they expect will be heavy demand for financial assistance this winter.
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MCAS Scores Reveal A Return to Normalcy
Three years after the pandemic upended established learning curriculums, Martha's Vineyard public school students have turned in a solid performance on statewide testing.
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