SMF files lawsuit to move Quansoo gate

For about two years, representatives of the Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation (SMF) and the leadership of the Quansoo Beach Association (QBA) have wrangled over the location of a gate long maintained by the private landowners group to control access to an exclusive stretch of south shore barrier beach.

Y not dream?

Just 13 months after the first shovel was poked into the earth at the site along the Vineyard Haven-Edgartown Road, the new 35,000-square-foot YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard opened for business, and pleasure, on Saturday, June 19.

May homes sales surged

Home and condo sales in Massachusetts surged for the fourth consecutive month in May, as buyers looked to close deals before the end of June in order to take advantage of an expired tax credit, according to the CEO of a firm that released new housing data Tuesday.


“Throughout this endeavor, he directed a military counterintelligence source network that provided nine early warning reports of enemy ambushes, emplacement of improvised explosive devices, and planned rocket attacks — saving lives.

Noteworthy events

From 4 to 6 pm on Friday, June 25, a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception will be held at the Chilmark Bank to mark the opening of an exhibit of original art quilts from Haiti.