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As the dust settles from a tumultuous year, members see opportunity for positive change.
Ralph Packer saved the day after heavy seas snapped the barge anchor lines hours before the show.
Funding approval for clearing the little bridge channel appears imminent, but other projects face further scrutiny.
When Bill Howell hires a recovering addict, he knows their situation first hand.
Benny and I fished before work. He would go to his shop and I would go to school,' Mr. Jerome, said. 'I caught some nice fish, 34-pound stripers fishing with Ed,' Mr. Mancinone said. 'But 11 years fishing the Derby, I never got a bite, not even a bite. My wife was starting to wonder if I was really fishing.
The Martha’s Vineyard Arena (MVA) is showing its age. The 20-year-old roof on the 40-year-old building is leaking. Since it’s not insulated, the roof...
The Times took an informal poll to see if these journalists, who are some of the best in the world at unearthing the truth, still saw the Island as an “affluent, exclusive enclave,” as so many of them describe it, after spending some time here. The unanimous response was, “Yes.”
As with all presidential movements, security is everywhere. Earlier that day, Island fisherman in search of bonito by boat off the brickyard were shooed away... Fortunately for the fishermen, bonito have been scarce this year, or the situation could have ended badly.
Swelling summer population and eco-unfriendly locals put town services to the test.
The Chappaquiddick Island Association is appealing to the two chief executives to help update island infrastructure.
Mr. Blake says his career as an oysterman has been an ongoing process of trial and error and improvisation. 'There was a big learning curve. I didn’t make a dime the first three years,' he said. 'What works in Wellfleet won’t work here.'
The long-running campaign by Oak Bluffs officials to secure funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to repair damage caused by Hurricane Sandy...
People were saying that we have to clean it up,” she said. “Clean and repair but not change the character of the town. We had to preserve the unique character of the town.
There’s a lot of amazing people here on the Island, like Geraldine Brooks and David McCullough...They already give so much back to the community, rather than ask them to speak, we asked who they would like to hear.
It was a hard job convincing people in Congress this wasn’t the case...I was told directly by other congressmen that these are rich people with waterfront homes. I tried to tell them that these are mostly family homes, many of them passed down through generations, but that was the mindset.
Organizers of the Bluewater Classic want to fill the void left when the shark tournament left town.
The zoning board of appeals reversed the building inspector’s decision and said a special permit is not needed.
To people who resist the deal because they resent having no other choice in cable provider, Mr. Filley says that when it comes to something as crucial as technology, it’s better to have one monopoly than none at all.
Over the next 48 hours, Mr. MacLeod’s loved ones faced the cruel purgatory of praying for him to live, knowing that he might never recognize them, or live without the help of a machine, again.
There are marvelous high-end places here. But we don’t want a young family to be scared off from visiting because they’re on a budget.