41.39N 70.62W

Martha’s Vineyard Online Blog

Recent Articles

Speed Limit Changes Approved in Oak Bluffs

June 1, 2018

Martha’s Vineyard – Oak Bluffs selectmen have approved a measure that will lower the speed limit on certain town streets from 30 to 25 miles per hour. Until recently, under state law, the speed limit on thickly settled streets (defined as areas where houses are closer than 200 feet apart), whether posted by signs or […]

See More
0

The Week Ahead: Friday, June 1 through Thursday, June 7, 2018

June 1, 2018

A busy week ahead for just about everybody! On the food front there is a beer tour offered at Bad Martha Farmer’s Brewery but, if your tastes tend more to wine, that’s covered too – a couple of days later at The Covington’s Wine Blending Workshop.  If art (or shopping) is your delight, kick off […]

See More
0

Closures Protecting Nesting Shorebirds Now in Place

May 25, 2018

Martha’s Vineyard – With the arrival of nesting shorebirds, such as piping plovers, terns, skimmers and oystercatchers, Cape Pogue Wildlife Refuge and most of the other barrier beaches on Chappaquiddick will be closed to over-sand vehicles starting next week. Restrictions are required under state and federal law when endangered shorebirds are present. All of Cape […]

See More
0

Officials Undertake Walk-about on Menemsha Harbor

May 25, 2018

Martha’s Vineyard – Chilmark town leaders including selectmen Warren Doty and Jim Malkin, town building inspector Leonard Jason Jr., executive secretary Timothy Carroll and police chief Jonathan Klaren gathered recently for their annual spring walk-around of Menemsha harbor. The walks, originally undertaken to improve communication between the harbor master and selectmen, provide an opportunity to […]

See More
0

2018 Martha’s Vineyard Island Guide Makes Its Debut

May 25, 2018

Martha’s Vineyard – At the onset of the Memorial Day weekend The Vineyard Gazette Media Group has launched a glossy new publication designed to give visitors to the Island a complete resource for making the most of a Vineyard vacation. The 112-page 2018 Martha’s Vineyard Island Guide is a curated introduction to many of the […]

See More
0

The Week Ahead: Friday, May 25 through Thursday, May 31, 2018

May 25, 2018

The long awaited Memorial Day weekend kicks off the Week Ahead with a lineup of events that span the 3-day weekend and beyond. For starters, check out the Island’s live music scene at the Ritz in Oak Bluffs or The Port Hunter in Edgartown or head over to the MV Film Center for an exciting […]

See More
0

New Signage May Be on Tap for Chappy

May 18, 2018

Martha’s Vineyard – Chappy ferry co-owner Peter Wells alerted Edgartown selectmen this week that a new movie about the 1969 Chappaquiddick car accident that killed Mary Jo Kopechne has caused an uptick in tourist traffic to the Edgartown island. In response, he proposed new signage to steer traffic in the proper direction. Currently those seeking […]

See More
0

Vanderhoop Homestead Restoration Wins Grants

May 18, 2018

Martha’s Vineyard – The Aquinnah Cultural Center is the recipient of the grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council totaling $71,000 to be applied to restoration of the historic Vanderhoop Homestead in Aquinnah, a 19th century Wampanoag farmstead that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A $64,000 capital grant is specifically earmarked for […]

See More
0