Thursday, March 7, 2013
The Boston Herald is citing unnamed sources that say President Barack Obama and his family appear to be planning another Martha's Vineyard vacation this year. Any guesses on where they will stay?
We cite our sources: The Boston Herald's "Inside Track" gossip column has reported that President Barack Obama and his family seem poised for a return to Martha's Vineyard. "The buzz on the Rock is that White House advance types have booked accommodations for the Secret Service for two weeks near the end of the summer," write Herald columnists Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa. However, they continue, it's not clear where the First Family will be staying, as the West Tisbury estate they formerly rented has been sold. Perhaps they'll settle for this Aquinnah property, which rents for $25,000 a week in August.
Sunday, March 3, 2013
A pair of common dolphins gave nature-watchers some excitement this week, cruising the waters of Chappaquiddick.
A pair of common dolphins was spotted cruising around Chappaquiddick this week, giving nature-lovers a thrill. "Saw these guys swimming around Dike Bridge yesterday morning- Pretty special way to start the day," posted Slip Away Farm on Facebook Friday morning. Chappy Ferry posted, We have seen dolphins in Edgartown Harbor, but only in the summer and early fall. The opening through Norton Point Beach has allowed many exotic fish (even whales) to enter Katama Bay from the Atlantic all year-round. But there is no direct access from Norton Point to Pogue or Poucha ponds. These dolphins must have entered through the gut, swum a good distance around the pond, found the narrow channel down to the Dike Bridge, and then begun to explore Poucha …
Monday, January 7, 2013
The island has a growing need for more healthcare professionals and Cape Cod Community College is helping to meet that need.
Cape Cod Community College will soon bring its healthcare program courses to Martha's Vineyard. The Island has many healthcare employers in need of a qualified workforce, including Martha’s Vineyard Regional Hospital, Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, and the Vineyard Nursing Association. Within the year the College will offer an LPN to RN transition program. An information session with College officials will be held Tuesday, January 8 at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. in the Library Conference Room at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School. Anyone interested or who thinks they might be interested in CCCC healthcare courses, especially its LPN to RN transition program, is encouraged to attend one of the sessions. Advisors will be …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Some Steamship Authority and Hy-Line Cruises boats are back on schedule.
The Steamship Authority has received permission from the U.S. Coast Guard to resume its ferry service to and from Martha’s Vineyard. All boats are running between Woods Hole and Vineyard Haven on schedule. A further update for the Nantucket route will be issued as soon as the U.S. Coast Guard has completed an assessment of Hyannis and Nantucket harbors and we have received their permission to resume service. Hyline Cruises' ferry service to Nantucket will resume service at noon Tuesday October 30th.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Rommey to attend reception in Osterville at the home of Ruth Ann and Bill Carey, and a second Cape reception before jetting off to Nantucket tonight for a fundraising dinner.
It's political season on the Cape and Islands. Presidential candidate Mitt Romney was on Martha's Vineyard today to attend a clambake fundraiser at the Oak Bluffs home of Jim and Kate Sims. Sims is the chairman and founder of Gen3 Partners. "The event raised over $1million," said Jim Powell, volunteer fundraiser for the Romney campaign and chairman of the West Tisbury Republican Town Committee. Romney is expected to raise nearly $7 million attending events this weekend on the Cape and Islands and Long Island and in Boston. After the Vineyard event, Romney will attend a reception in Osterville at the home of Ruth Ann and Bill Carey, and a second Cape reception at the home of Bridget and Bill Koch before jetting off to Nantucket for a …
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Judith Morse, of West Tisbury, and another woman were killed, while another sustained minor injuries in an accident this afternoon on the Kennedy property in Aquinnah
Kennedy properties always get a lot of attention. However, curiosity of three women about the Kennedy's Red Gate Farm estate in Aquinnah, Martha's Vineyard ended in tragedy. Two women were killed, and another injured in a car accident on the property yesterday afternoon. A preliminary investigation by State Police Sgt. Thomas Medeiros into the double motor vehicle fatality on the private property, where a third victim suffered minor injuries, indicates that Judith Morse, 70, of West Tisbury, was backing her 2000 Land Cruiser down a private driveway when she struck a tree. She then attempted to drive forward when the vehicle struck an electrical box, a porch attached to a garage, and then traveled up a hill striking a tree head on. …