About 900 people attended opening weekend of Vineyard Haven's newest restaurant Copper Wok. Patrons paid a donation to be the first to sample the cuisine, and owner J.B. Blau raised $8,300 for the Boys and Girls club.
An oven building team for the Flatbread Company put finishing touches on a new clay dome inside the Edgartown restaurant. The eatery specializing in all natural wood-fired clay oven pizza is set to open for the 2014 season May 15.
On Thursday night the Massachusetts marine fisheries advisory commission set the new commercial striped bass season to open on June 23 this year. Commissioners dropped the daily bag limit from 30 fish to 15 fish per fisherman. Rod and reel fishing permits are limited to two fish per day.
Island Housing Trust, a nonprofit organization that develops sustainable affordable housing projects on the Island, was one of 38 community organizations awarded Community Investment Tax Credits totalling $3 million. The tax credits will be distributed by the Island Housing Trust to investors in exchange for donations.