Ocean Washover But No Breach at Norton Point Beach
High tides and heavy winds created an ocean washover at Norton Point Beach late Friday.
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Trustees Unveil Draft Management Plan for Chappaquiddick
Altered routes for over-sand vehicles and restrictive new dog policies are among changes in the offing for Chappaquiddick beaches owned and managed by the Trustees of Reservations.
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Dune Restoration Project Under Way at South Beach
A major dune restoration project is well under way at Norton Point and South Beach in Edgartown, with tons of trucked-in sand being used to rebuild the badly eroded beachfront.
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Late Plover Nests Lead to Prolonged Beach Closures
Holly Pretsky

Two piping plover nests have caused unusually long closures at Norton Point Beach this season, testing the patience of vacationers

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Storm Leaves Severe Beach Erosion, and Plumbers Are Busy

The intense winter storm followed by extremely frigid temperatures caused severe tidal erosion and sent Island plumbers scrambling on frozen pipe calls over the weekend.

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Beach Closings Lead to Rising Tensions
Sara Brown
After a summer of tension over beach closures to vehicles to protect nesting shorebirds, Vineyard fishermen weighed in with concerns.
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Norton Point Reopens to Oversand Traffic
Sara Brown

Norton Point has reopened to over-sand vehicle traffic after several weeks of closures during peak shorebird rearing season.

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Dead Whale Washes Up at South Beach
Sara Brown

Norton Point will be closed to swimmers and vehicle traffic Wednesday to accommodate efforts to remove a dead fin whale.

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Norton Point Reopens After Dead Whale Taken to Sea
Sara Brown

Norton Point was reopened Wednesday morning after a dead fin whale was towed out to sea.

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Rebounding Shorebirds Flock to Sandy Expanse at Norton Point
Alex Elvin

The sky above Norton Point Beach was swarming with terns on a cloudy day this week, as tiny chicks — newly hatched and full of life — raced around on the sand below.

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