The town is one step closer to taking stewardship of the Gay Head Light, with the Department of the Interior approving its application to take possession of the endangered lighthouse. The project will cost about $3 million and will take place sometime next year.
Islanders experiencing mental health and substance abuse crises are expected to benefit from a Martha’s Vineyard Community Services crisis stabilization unit that will be run on hospital grounds. The so-called red house will be renovated to house the program.
A long-awaited project to bring improved cell service to the Katama part of Edgartown moves forward this week, following the completion of a lease with telecommunications company AT&T.The company will pay the town $28,000 per year for the use of an abandoned silo at Katama Farm.
The 4-1 vote clears the way for brothers Greg and Dan Martino to begin a pioneering aquaculture venture, the first of its kind in the town. There were complaints from abutters and concerns about navigation, but in the end the town strongly backed the project as a boost to the shellfishery.
Mr. Waters, who is a longtime town resident and the lone candidate, pledged to carry out the respected legacy of the late moderator F. Patrick Gregory, who died unexpectedly this past spring. The special election is Nov. 4.