On Cape Cod ambitious efforts are underway to remediate ponds and estuaries. And when coastal ponds decline, so do property values, Paul Niedzwiecki, executive director of the Cape Cod Commission, told a meeting at the Katharine Cornell Theatre in Vineyard Haven.
Vineyard public schools will see a full-time director hired for the English language learners program in the coming year, under a $5.8 million budget for the school superintendent. The all-Island school committee voted 11-3 to approve the shared services budget last Thursday.
The rivalry game between the Vineyard and Nantucket football teams ended in victory for the Vineyarders, who defeated the Whalers 21-7 in a rough, penalty-filled game. Junior running back Jacob Cardoza scored two touchdowns.
On Friday afternoon, about a half dozen high school football players arrived at the First Baptist Church in Vineyard Haven to help other volunteers pack bags filled with food donated from all over the Island. The bags contained everything needed for a Thanksgiving meal to give to Islanders in need.
The average gas price nationwide has declined steadily for almost 50 days — the longest decline since 2008 — and has reached its lowest point since 2010. But Island gas prices are still among the highest in the state.