Thursday, March 7, 2013
Cancellations, road closures and other storm-related information: As news becomes available, we post it here. Add your observations in the comments section and feel free to share photos and videos from this ocean storm.
Updated 1:15 p.m. - The Chappy Ferry is running and according to a Facebook update, "Ferry co-owner Peter Wells does NOT anticipate having to shut down again at the time of the evening high tide." As expected, Beach Road has been closed between Edgartown and Oak Bluffs. The Steamship Authority reports on its website that all Martha's Vineyard-Woods Hole trips are operating as scheduled. Updated 8:45 a.m. - The Steamship Authority has canceled the following freight trips this morning: M/V SANKATY 8:30AM Woods Hole to Vineyard Haven M/V SANKATY 9:45AM Vineyard Haven to Woods Hole Updated 7:30 a.m. with this status update from Chappy Ferry on Facebook: Because of flooding around the slips, the Chappy ferry has stopped running -- except for …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Festival founder and executive producer John Lee announced Wednesday that the 2013 event is canceled. The Martha's Vineyard Jazz Festival will return in 2014, Lee posted on Facebook.
The following status update from John Lee was posted Wednesday on the Facebook page of the Martha's Vineyard Jazz Festival: Today was a tough day as executive producer and founder of the 1st Annual Martha's Vineyard Jazz Festival. I had to inform our advisory board via conference call that we will not be producing the 3rd annual MVJF in 2013 and will focus on our 2014 festival production. Although our efforts over the last two years have received phenomenal support from islanders as well as the islands seasonal visitors, our efforts have fallen short of raising the necessary resources to continue to produce the festival in 2013. We will instead focus on our 2014 production to continue what we think will still be one of the finest jazz …
Monday, February 18, 2013
High winds led the Steamship Authority to cancel an early freight boat.
Steamship Authority travel is on a trip-by-trip basis today as high winds continue to buffet the Cape and Islands. The early freight boat was canceled and three Hyannis-to-Nantucket trips were also called off. The National Weather Service has extended its wind advisory for the region until 7 p.m. Monday. Recent stories on Martha's Vineyard Patch: Stay Patched in! Follow Martha's Vineyard Patch on Twitter | Like Martha's Vineyard Patch on Facebook | Sign up for the daily email with links to the latest news | Got something to say? Start a blog and share your views.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
The snow is expected to diminish in intensity this afternoon, but forecasters say winds will remain strong and gusty tonight in southeastern Massachusetts as a winter storm moves through the region.
The winter storm warning issued for today by the National Weather Service remains in effect until 7 p.m., while the high wind warning is in effect until at least 10 p.m., according to updates from the NWS. Forecasters say the snow should taper off this afternoon but that the wind warning could be extended further and that the combination of wet snow and gusty winds could produce power outages. At midday Sunday, Dukes County Emergency Management director Chuck Cotnoir told Patch via email that NStar reported no outages on Martha's Vineyard. Verizon telephone landlines, Verizon and AT&T cell service and Comcast internet and television service were all still operational on the Island, Cotnoir said. Click here for a frequently-updated list of…
Cancellations are piling up faster than the snow in today's blustery winter storm. Do you have an event cancellation or other update? Post it here in the comments and help your fellow Islanders stay safe.
Updated 10:45 p.m.: The Steamship Authority has canceled the 6 a.m. trip from Woods Hole by the Island Home. 9:05 a.m.: Click here for a list of Cape Air flights that are canceled. If you know of other cancellations, please post in the comments section. Click "Keep me posted" to be notified when we publish more news about this storm. Recent coverage: Stay Patched in this winter! Follow Martha's Vineyard Patch on Twitter | Like Martha's Vineyard Patch on Facebook | Sign up for the daily email with links to the latest news | Got something to say? Start a blog and share your views.
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Exclusive video from the last ferry to leave Woods Hole before the Steamship Authority canceled service for the duration of the high winds and heavy seas.
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UPDATES, CLOSINGS & BULLETINS: Scroll down for important phone numbers, websites and more. Stay with Martha's Vineyard Patch as we keep you updated throughout the storm. Updated Feb. 11: Schools are in session. Updates for Feb. 9: 8:30 p.m.: The Sunday, February 10, 10:00 AM service for United Methodist Church of Martha's Vineyard (Trinity Church in the Campgrounds) is canceled. 8 p.m.: Steamship Authority announces boats will resume Sunday. 4:00pm: Driving ban lifted! But, with the boats not running, where will we go? How about some local restaurants: Who's Open for Business on MV This Weekend? From the WMVY Facebook, "If you had trouble streaming MVY earlier today, give it another try. The Island is getting back on track. Internet seems…