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Work resumes on Bourne bridge, expect delays

Paving operations for Phase 2 on the Bourne Bridge spanning the Cape Cod Canal are scheduled to start on Monday, Nov.

Martha’s Vineyard District Court Report

David Gallagher, Edgartown; DOB 10/11/67, assault and battery: continued without finding for one year, must pay restitution to be determined, $50 VW and $50 PSF; a second charge of assault and battery: continued without finding for one year; breaking and entering for misdemeanor: dismissed by the Court.

Protect affordable housing

Question 2 the ballot this November 2nd would repeal our state's main affordable housing law.

Robert B. Darlington

Robert Bixler Darlington Jr.

Meeting tonight on fish, birds and wind turbines

For Islanders interested in how offshore wind development might affect fishing and birds, a meeting tonight at 5 pm, in the Oak Bluffs Library, will feature two simultaneous work sessions to discuss both topics.

Coast Guard Auxiliary invites new members

The local chapter of the Coast Guard Auxiliary invites new members.

Bank executive joins IAHF board

Island homeowner and housing advocate Alan Wiener joined the Island Affordable Housing Fund board of directors last week.

MVC public hearing on wind DCPC regulation

The Martha's Vineyard Commission (MVC) will hold a public hearing November 4, on a proposed regulation for the Island Wind District of Critical Planning Concern (DCPC).

Thanks to Susan Parker

On behalf of Susan Parker, who served on the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School Committee and chaired the committee during my principalship of that school, I would like to express my deep gratitude and admiration for her service.

Trash fees going up in Oak Bluffs

Oak Bluffs selectmen approved a hike in trash disposal fees at their Tuesday meeting, beginning with an increase in trash stickers.

SSA votes rate hike on both routes

The Steamship Authority (SSA) met Tuesday in Hyannis and approved a package of rate increases designed to raise an additional $2.

Reel Picks

Life lessons.

Sengekontacket dredge project starts, avoids stop

The Edgartown dredge crew began hauling sand out of Sengekontacket Pond last week, beginning a long-delayed project on the Oak Bluffs side of the popular salt pond.

Editor’s Note

This morning's Editorial, including the editor's recommendations for voters making choices Tuesday in the state election, appears in the special Voter's Guide in this morning's print edition on pages 21-24, 38, 43 and online via a link at the top of the home page.

A very fine October day

Begin with a bit of regret, because after all, oncoming winter will not wait.

Edgartown special town meeting is tonight

Edgartown voters will gather at 7 pm at the Old Whaling Church tonight for a special town meeting.


"The letter last week about the prolific (deer) tick problem mentions skunks, but only as predators of important tick eaters, the ground-dwelling birds.