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Weekly Update – top news and noteworthy events, September 16

VIDEO: Stories and events that have caught many people's attention this week.

Lagoon Pond bridge detour required Thursday night

The Lagoon Pond drawbridge will be restricted to one-way traffic for a few hours September 21 and closed from 9 pm September 22 through 5 am September 23.

Services Saturday for David L. Hamblen

David Lucian Hamblen of Falmouth and formerly of Edgartown, died Tuesday September 13, 2011.

Olivia Smith is sixth in USEF national pony competition

Olivia Smith, a seventh grader at the West Tisbury School, placed sixth out of 139 competitors in the over fences class and eighteenth overall in the United States Equestrian Federation's pony competition finals at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.

West Tisbury selectmen weigh sidewalk and warrant articles

The warrant will include a request to amend the bylaws to include language that would ban dogs from the Lambert's Cove Beach during the summer.

50th reunion this weekend for MVRHS Class of 1961

The Martha's Vineyard Regional High School Class of 1961 will gather for their 50th class reunion this weekend: September 16, 17, and 18.


Was it just me, or was the past weekend a little intense here in Aquinnah? On Saturday we had Michelle Laurie's beautiful memorial.

Oak Bluffs

This Saturday is Tivoli Day, so that means that Thanksgiving is just around the corner.

West Tisbury

Three inches of rain last week, followed by sunny, cool days, perfect September weather.


Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes and lots of wishes for many more go out to my dear husband, Donald.


Here we are amid those lovely, warm fall days that we brag about to tourists when asked how we deal with the summer crowds: "Don't worry.


They ate lots of potatoes while on their Canadian adventure, but the MacLeod family is now home and settling back into the work and school routine.

Bid Whist tourney goes annual on Martha’s Vineyard

Friends and family of the late Buddy Harris keep the game he loved alive at the Portuguese-American Club.


Luciana and Jesse Fuller of Oak Bluffs announce the birth of their son, Anthony Fuller, on September 9 at Martha's Vineyard Hospital.

YMCA offers tech training to Martha’s Vineyard youth

Funded by Comcast, a new program at the Y will help prepare young Islanders from low-income families to join the current workforce.

The 7th Annual Aquinnah Wampanoag Powwow

Drumming, dancing, and socializing characterized the seventh annual Aquinnah Wampanoag Powwow held in the circle at Gay Head over the weekend.

Two fine striper treatments for Martha’s Vineyard fish lovers

Striped bass fillets tend to be tender and flaky, but how best to bring out their delicate flavor?

Two venerable gents inform Martha’s Vineyard road race

A road race has been named after two elder statesmen who inspired and nourished an event for the NAACP of Martha's Vineyard.

Martha’s Vineyard resident keeps ancestor’s heroics alive

Herb Ward of Vineyard Haven has made sure that the heroics of his great grandfather, Levi Jackson of Edgartown, will stay in the public eye.

Martha’s Vineyard hero recognized 100 years later

The wreck of a six-masted schooner off Chappaquiddick made a hero of an Edgartown fisherman and his three-man crew.