Hearings Planned for Wind Project off Martha's Vineyard

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The Bureau of Ocean Management announced a series of public meetings this week, beginning with a hearing in New Bedford on Monday and continuing with hearings in Martha's Vineyard on Tuesday, Nantucket and Hyannis on Wednesday, and Kingston, Rhode Island on Thursday.

New Protection Zone for Right Whales off Martha's Vineyard

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Three North Atlantic right whales were spotted in the area, which is 19 nautical miles south of Martha's Vineyard. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is announcing a voluntary vessel speed restriction zone in the area until May 9.

Woman claims Martha's Vineyard home was used for dozens of porn videos without her knowledge

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A Massachusetts woman is suing an adult film company for using "nearly every room" in her Martha's Vineyard home to shoot dozens of pornographic videos without her knowledge. Leah Bassett filed a federal lawsuit against the Canada-based adult film company, Mile High Distribution Inc., Joshua Spafford, and others after she said she had no idea that when she rented her home to Spafford in September 2014 that it would be used to make pornographic videos, the Boston Globe reported. Basset claimed Spafford agreed to lease her home from October 2014 to May 2015 under false pretenses and that through her own independent investigation, at least 24 films or videos were shot to some extent in her home, The Globe further reported. Montreal porn company sued by landlord after'highly disturbing discovery' that'nearly every room' of rented Martha's Vineyard house was used to film adult videos, including owner's bedrooms, sofas, dining room table and laundry room appliances. She said, "nearly every room of her home" was used for "porn purposes," including her bedrooms, sofas, dining room table and laundry room appliances.

Obama keeps unusually late hours on Vineyard vacation

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The motorcade of President Barack Obama leaves Lola's, a Southern seafood restaurant in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on Martha's Vineyard, and cruises to the usually crowded downtown street early Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, after a first family late night social event with friends. Something happened to Obama during his summer vacation on Martha's Vineyard: He turned into a night owl. But this summer, his final one as president, Obama has spent almost every night of his escape to this breezy Massachusetts island painting its towns red - so to speak.

The world's largest urban vineyard will be 'crowd-planted' across a whole city


Vineyards usually sit happily on country hillsides, way out of the city smog, but you'll find a few urban wineries around the world, from Clos Montmartre in Paris to D'Augustine Vineyard in Los Angeles.