A recent state Seaport Economic Council grant will give Cuttyhunk the ability to complete a permanent fuel farm facility so it no longer has to transport fuel from other communities, as it has for the past three years.
Menemsha Dock in Chilmark, Cuttyhunk Harbor in Gosnold and a plan to dredge Lighthouse Beach in Edgartown are three of 19 projects statewide to receive funding.


All 96 residents who were tested for Covid-19 on tiny Cuttyhunk island last week have received negative test results.
The initiative announced Monday will preserve nearly all the remaining undeveloped land on Cuttyhunk — including a large swath of unspoiled barrier beach, marsh and upland.
A sweeping, state-coordinated public health response has been initiated on remote Cuttyhunk after a recent spike in coronavirus cases.

Eight individuals on Cuttyhunk have now tested positive for Covid-19 with seven coming in the past three days, prompting mandatory mask orders and fears of a broader outbreak.