A poetry reading that is as much a celebration of the poet as of the poems is not very common. Yet that was what took place Tuesday afternoon in Chilmark, as Nancy Aronie hosted more than 25 people for a reading of poetry by Peggy Freydberg. Mrs. Freydberg, who is 106, was the guest of honor.
The Dukes County Commission voted to appoint Beth Toomey of West Tisbury to the seven-member airport commission. The county commission chose from an unusually large group of applicants, with eight people applying for the single spot.
The town of Aquinnah is one step closer to taking ownership of the Gay Head Light, with the Department of the Interior approving the 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.
Despite complaints from fishermen, No Wake signs posted at the end of the Eastville Beach jetty will remain in place. Concern about the signs arose as the bass and bluefish derby kicked off earlier this month. The end of the jetty is a popular site for shore fishing.