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Joan Fresher of West Haven, Conn.

Sengekontacket Pond is open for clamming

Water quality samples show bacteria levels under allowable limit, making it safe to eat quahogs and littleneck clams raw.

Weekly Update – fall festivals and upcoming events, October 13

Speed dating, pumpkin carving and book swap. With heavy rain making way for a sunny weekend, Martha's Vineyard has a wide variety of events coming up.

Senior day for Vineyard harriers

The Vineyard cross-country teams honored their seniors and hosted Eastern Athletic Conference rival Somerset Berkley, Wednesday, in the final home meet of the season.

To tweet or not to tweet? 700 million worldwide have answered yes

Social media may be a mystery to you, but it's a mystery that fascinates and engages millions.

Martha’s Vineyard Public Schools revamp educator evaluations

Martha's Vineyard Public Schools are at work on a state-mandated educator evaluation process that ties their performance to student learning.

66th Derby results week 5

In the homestretch, the next few days will test the nerves and will of many Derby fishermen.

Derby drama goes down to the wire

The 66th Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Drama is heading for a dramatic finish. For several fishermen, it is a repeat performance.

Martha’s Vineyard scallopers welcome in autumn pastime

For many who enjoy shellfishing on Martha's Vineyard, October brings the welcome anticipation of netting scallops instead of raking autumn leaves.

West Tisbury selectmen set date for beer and wine hearing

West Tisbury selectmen agreed last week to schedule a public forum on November 2 to discuss the town's move to allow restaurants to serve beer and wine.

Vineyard newspapers report circulation figures

The Vineyard Gazette continued to lose ground among its off-Island readership but held steady elsewhere.

Deer archery season begins on Monday

Shot placement is vital for a quick kill. For an archer to consistently hit a specific target, he or she must follow a well practiced routine.

Oak Bluffs School practices lock down drill Friday

Oak Bluffs School leads the way among Island schools this year when it conducts a practice lock-down drill on Friday.

Deep Water Wind submits federal application for waters west of Vineyard

The company describes the Block Island Wind Farm as a 30-megawatt demonstration scale offshore wind farm.

Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank revenues drop sharply

Land planning ebbs and flows with the real estate market and the Land Bank is in an ebb right now when it comes to land acquisition.

Martha’s Vineyard Community television undergoes shakeup

The resignations of two leaders of the Island's public access network are tied to an internal debate over the station's mission and direction.

Oak Bluffs sets warrant to ease budget squeeze

Selectmen approve a warrant for a special town meeting scheduled for November 8.

No money, no animal control: Oak Bluffs moves to find funding

Selectmen are working toward a regional agreement with Tisbury, but funding will depend on a town meeting vote.

Kiddo’s closing in Oak Bluffs

Kiddo's, a children's clothing and gift store on Circuit Avenue in Oak Bluffs, is closing at the end of this week.