After vowing that Tuesday’s online opening for auto reservations for the Martha’s Vineyard route would run more smoothly than the chaotic Nantucket opening day, the results did not bear out the promise.
5:19 pm, January 26, 2023
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.
5:07 pm, January 26, 2023
On a boulder-peppered hill in Chilmark, a septic system is near completion. Tons of dense clay have been excavated and in its place a mess of tubes and concrete boxes now sit. Only one step is left: the septic must contend with Coop.
4:36 pm, January 26, 2023
A state Department of Environmental Protection investigation found the West Tisbury fire station to be a contributor of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to the area’s groundwater supply, affecting nearby wells.
4:30 pm, January 26, 2023
The announcement this week that more decision-making for the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital and other community hospitals will be shifted to their parent corporation is being billed as an efficiency move that won’t affect patient care.
3:30 pm, January 26, 2023
The town is seeking volunteers to serve as members on a number of municipal groups.
3:16 pm, January 26, 2023
The Steamship Authority’s multi-year reconstruction of its Woods Hole terminal is now fully focused on the land side of the property, where the longtime staging area for Vineyard-bound vehicles was recently demolished.
2:50 pm, January 26, 2023
I was perusing the Vineyard Gazette recently and read an article, one of those “on this day 51 years ago."
2:01 pm, January 26, 2023
It is still January, the longest, coldest month.
1:44 pm, January 26, 2023

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