Maeve Reston
The Wasque Reservation sandplain curves downward to the dunes disappearing into the indigo waves of Katama Bay off Chappaquiddick. The white-crested breakers recede into fog above the ocean.
Cape Pogue


Joseph McLaughlin joined the organization in late February after decades as director of properties at the Norman Bird Sanctuary in Rhode Island, according to the Trustees.

The Trustees of Reservations announced Wednesday that it will be laying off 10 per cent off its staff statewide, including one staff member on the Vineyard.


The land bank commission voted Monday to open the Caleb’s Pond Preserve, a three-acre strip of marsh and other habitat near the Chappy ferry that the land bank purchased in 2020. The opening is going forward without any of the planned waterfront access.

The land nonprofit has been the subject of considerable controversy recently as abutters, recreational beachgoers, and conservation officials dispute the Trustees’ management approach.

The Trustees of Reservations unveiled a new plan to manage its Chappaquiddick beaches Thursday, more than a year after it pulled a previous plan in response to backlash from residents and visitors.

Mike Carotta first cast a line into the Martha’s Vineyard’s surf after his freshman year of college. Fifty years later, he continues to return to the Island for a few weeks every spring. This year he arrived as both a fisherman and an author.