The chairman of the Oak Bluffs conservation commission cut public comment short at a public hearing Tuesday on a proposal by the state Department of Fish and Game office of fishing and boating access to construct a 317-foot fishing pier.
In a departure from long-standing tradition, no representative of the Catholic Church participated in the blessing of Queen Isabella's crown during the Portuguese-American (P-A) Club's annual Feast of the Holy Ghost held last weekend in Oak Bluffs.
Chilmark selectmen have approved a plan to buy new floating docks to enable boat owners access to slips cut off by the July 12 fire that destroyed the Coast Guard's Menemsha Boathouse, adjoining docks, and private boats.
Steamship Authority (SSA) members, anticipating a draft calendar 2011 budget in September and a final version in October, agreed on a set of budget policy guides, including a willingness to make "schedule modifications and trip consolidations .
West Tisbury and Island officials say they are encouraged that a short-term safety correction for the State Road and Old County Road intersection may be in the works, after Massachusetts Department of Transportation (DOT) officials conducted a road safety audit of the site on Tuesday.