Monthly Archives: May 2014

Martha’s Vineyard bridge club results

At the Edgartown Bridge Club on April 28, eight pairs competed. Finishing first were Duncan and Jocelyn Walton, followed by Judy Cronig and Molly...

Charter School students pen award winning letters

Two Martha's Vineyard Public Charter School students from teacher Amy Reece's 4/5 grade class received awards for letters they wrote as part of "Letters...

Derby day at the P-A

On Saturday afternoon, the Portuguese-American Club in Oak Bluffs opened its doors for a Kentucky Derby party. About 30 people, some in traditional Derby...

MV $, selfies with celebs & retake on (not) hospitalized neighbor

It’s generally considered poor taste to talk or write about money, but money is weird on the Vineyard in ways that it isn’t weird most other places. There is often zero relationship between one’s income, class, educational/cultural/financial background, social standing and innate hipness. It’s part of our cultural make-up that people from totally different financial realities casually cluster together and feel good about it.

Charter School awarded $200,000 for science lab upgrades

The Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School plans to add two new classrooms after learning it will receive a $150,000 grant from the Massachusetts Life...

Edgartown selectmen agree to allow police to regulate taxi drivers

On the suggestion of police chief Tony Bettencourt, Edgartown selectmen agreed Monday to give police the authority to check the criminal records of taxi...

Ann E. Thompson

Ann Elizabeth (O'Brien) Thompson of Barrington, R.I., and Edgartown died on April 29, 2014, at 91 years of age.Ann and her husband, the late...

Sunday afternoon brush fire in West Tisbury started in mulch

A cooperative firefighting effort quickly put the brakes to a wind-whipped fire that broke out Sunday afternoon near the West Tisbury School playing fields.

Tisbury fire chief questions Verizon over storage yard fire

The illegal fire erupted in a pile of wood debris and brush in the Verizon building work yard.

SSA cancels 2:45 pm freight boat

The Steamship Authority announced the cancellation of the Sankaty's 2:45 pm trip from Vineyard Haven to Woods Hole due to weather. A gale warning is in...

Results from the 40th Annual Martha’s Vineyard Rod and Gun Club Kids Trout Derby

It was a picture perfect spring morning as over 100 children, ages 3 to 14, cast their lines into Duarte’s Pond in West Tisbury...

Perfect day for a parade: Little League’s opening day

The Martha’s Vineyard Little League officially celebrated opening day on a sun-splashed Saturday morning with the annual parade in Oak Bluffs.Players, coaches, and parents from every...

Francis Elliot Fisher

Francis Elliot Fisher, 98, of Edgartown died on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital.Francis was predeceased by his wife, Julianne M. (Duchesne)...

West Tisbury selectmen hear concerns over new light fixtures

Selectmen quickly went through a long list of job and committee appointments.

Farm help onhand

Your Backyard Farm, a new business, provides help to Islanders who want to have a farm but might be intimidated by the amount of...

A simpler plan for the Woods Hole terminal

To the Editor:I have viewed with interest the SSA’s plans for the Woods Hole terminal renovations.The initial proposals were all predicated on three full-sized...

Galley in Menemsha is best choice

Yankee Magazine has awarded The Galley in Menemsha its Editor's Choice for Best Of New England in the category of casual dining. The award...

Adult Beginning Tennis Clinic at Farm Neck

Ever thought of learning to play tennis or of resurrecting those strokes learned in high school gym class and forgotten? An adult beginning tennis...

Annual auction for college scholarships Friday

The Portuguese-American Club hosts its annual benefit night this Friday, May 2, for the scholarship fund that has awarded money towards college to hundreds...

Chilmark handily approves overrides at polls

With no electoral contests, 134 voters cast their ballots Wednesday.