Stuck in Slow Lane, Chappy Can't Connect

A brief, 527-foot ferry ride separates Edgartown proper from Chappaquiddick. But assume that voyage, and you step off the grid, surrendering access to reliable cell phone reception and the internet.

Are You There Edgartown? It's Me Chappy

Even though there is a substantial number of Chappaquiddick landowners paying taxes, the seasonal residents have had no voice in matters affecting them. The town treats Chappy as a colony of Edgartown.

Cape Pogue Closed to OSVs to Protect Plover Chicks

Cape Pogue Wildlife Refuge is closed to oversand vehicles to protect nesting piping plover chicks, The Trustees of Reservations announced Monday.

One Year Later, Schifter House Settles In

A year has passed since Richard and Jennifer Schifter took a plunge into the Vineyard unknown and moved their 8,000-square-foot house away from an eroding Chappaquiddick bluff.

Looking back at the complex project this month, parties involved pronounce the project a success.

Next Phase Begins for Schifter Property: Restoring the Land

The Edgartown conservation commission grapples with an extensive landscape plan to restore the oceanfront Schifter property on Chappaquiddick where an 8,000-square-foot house was recently moved.

As Breach Retreats, Erosion Picks Up Speed

Dramatic changes are taking place again at Wasque where the Norton Point breach continues to have a mind of its own. The breach has retreated 800 feet since September, leaving one summer house at the brink.

Century-Old Chappy Development Plan Swims With the Fishes

Promoted by the State Street Trust Co. of Boston in 1913, the 775-lot Chappaquiddick-By-The-Sea was never built. But if it had been, many of the cottages might not be there today.

Film Follows Chappy Erosion Story and Raises Awareness

A full house gathered last Tuesday night at the Vineyard Haven Public Library for a presentation of one of the most pressing issues facing the Island: coastal erosion. The program featured a screening of Kathie Rose’s short documentary The Breach, about erosion on Chappaquiddick, and a talk by Bob Woodruff detailing changes to the South Shore as a whole.

Edgartown Approves Town Hall Repairs, Police Contract

The town hall will get a facelift and Chappaquiddick a new fire truck as the Edgartown board of selectmen Monday approved bids for both projects during a brief meeting.

The town awarded a $540,000 bid to renovate the exterior of town hall to the Paul J. Rogan Company Inc. of Braintree. It was the sole bid the town received. The project, which will use Community Preservation Act funds, was approved by town meeting.

On Chappaquiddick, Talk of Trustees' Plan

Unspoiled beaches. A quiet, rural island community. Canoes and kayaks for rent. Cool caps and T-shirts for sale. Hundreds of cars. Long ferry lines. Fresh talk about how to manage it all.

This is the latest sketch from Chappaquiddick, where discussion has begun to heat up around a new long-range plan for two key properties owned by The Trustees of Reservations: Cape Pogue Wildlife Refuge and Wasque Reservation.

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