The caption of a photograph published February 27, with “The late Geoff Pease wielded a beautiful brush,” incorrectly reported that Joshua Robinson-White won an award at the Ag Fair for that photo. A different photo of Geoff Pease skateboarding, by Mr. Robinson-White, won the award.

State sets Ocean Management Plan review meetings

In December 2009, the state Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) issued the Commonwealth’s first Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan. The release of the plan was the culmination of an intensive planning process launched in May 2008, with the signing of the Oceans Act by Governor Deval Patrick. The plan provides protection for critical […]

VA personnel to meet Island veterans at hospital

A Veterans Administration (VA) physician and a public contact advocate will be at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital next week to assist Island veterans. Dr. Monty VanBeber will see veterans who receive their health care through the VA by appointment on March 11 and 12. Dr. VanBeber is the Associate Chief of Staff for Community-Based Outpatient Clinics […]

Islanders score at Falmouth Academy science fair

Twelve Martha’s Vineyard students won prizes at Falmouth Academy’s 26th annual science held February 13. More than 170 students in grades 7 – 12 presented projects to volunteer judges pulled primarily from Woods Hole and Falmouth scientific and engineering communities. The judges based their choices on the students’ research and data as well as their […]

West Tisbury’s new library grand opening March 22

Nelia Decker and Beth Kramer, brimming with excitement, have issued an invitation. “It may be hard to believe but the new library is almost finished. You are warmly invited to attend our grand opening celebration Saturday, March 22, from 10-5 pm. “Behold the majestic skylights. Marvel at the purple shelves and chartreuse kitchen cabinets. Gaze […]

Joshua Schaan is the new high school boys tennis coach

Joshua Schaan has been named boys varsity tennis coach at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School. Mr. Schaan played high school tennis in Seattle, Washington, and college tennis at The University of Mary in Bismarck, N. D., and he has extensive coaching experience at junior and high school levels. Mr. Schaan graduated in 2006 with a […]

Sports highlights

St. Patrick’s Day mixed doubles tennis tournament The Vineyard Tennis Center is hosting a St. Patrick’s Day mixed doubles tennis tournament Saturday and Sunday, March 15-16. There will be two levels of play. The cost is $60 for club members and $90 for non-members. The proceeds will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. Drop by the center […]