Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Another view of the storm-eroded bluff at Lucy Vincent Beach in Chilmark. Do you have a submission for MV Photo of the Day or the weekly cover photo on our Facebook page? Add it here.
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Frustration and resentment have boiled over into harsh language more than once at Chilmark human resources board meetings, riling the community. Selectman Bill Rossi says it's not going to happen any more.
An ongoing disagreement between Chilmark selectmen and the town's advisory human resources board over the part-time beach supervisor and her job requirements has given birth to a separate controversy. Harsh, personal language and profanities during human resources board meetings in February were recorded and released to a member of the town's beach committee, after which transcripts — inaccurate, meeting participants say — were posted at Alley's General Store and the Menemsha Texaco for all to read. The posted typescripts contained "quotes that are not in the tapes," said town counsel Ron Rappaport at Tuesday night's selectmen's meeting, which drew a capacity crowd of more than two dozen town residents and Island reporters. "Some of those …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Take a 30-second beach break with Martha's Vineyard Patch.
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Monday, March 18, 2013
Responding to our story on cliff erosion at Lucy Vincent Beach, Paul Boyer writes that the landscape there was created by "the very erosional forces which ultimately will destroy it in its present form." Do you agree? Tell us in the comments.
I enjoyed seeing the pictures and short film of the erosion at the bluff on Lucy Vincent Beach. Sure enough, someone has already attributed this to “climate change.” In one sense, that is correct: the climate changed greatly with then end of the last glaciation (about 12,000 years ago), and sea-level has been rising, and vulnerable coastlines eroding ever since, for thousands of years. To attribute some of these processes to human-caused, global effects, is probably dubious. Some people always act surprised when events like this take place, and fail to put things in long-term perspective. Inevitable events, which are clearly to be anticipated, seem to humans surprising unless they can be predicted exactly by date. Thus, people will build…
Monday, August 29, 2011
Vineyard Confidential explores more hilarious anecdotes from the nude Chilmark beach.
Some of you may remember my first column about Lucy Vincent Beach and the librarian after which it was named—an article that was so academic, so ya know, erudite, that I’m awaiting a citation from the Smithsonian any day now. But along the way, as I researched the history of our famous nudist (or in more politically correct terms “naturist”) beach, I came across some juicy anecdotes. A few favorites: My sister, Cindy, was living here in the mid ‘90s, working at Windemere, and one of her co-Windys invited her for a day at Lucy Vincent. I hope I’m not giving away family secrets when I tell you that Cindy has a knockout figure. In the family gene pool, she got the curves, I got the . . . hmmm, when I was little I could do one-handed …