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Monthly Archives: September 2017

Graduation

Debra Swanson of Oak Bluffs, from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.

Edgartown board considers airfield operations

The Edgartown board of selectmen heard from Katama Airport commissioner Hal Findlay in regards to a town re-evaluation of operations and management at the...

Oak Bluffs library remembers Venture Smith

Broteer Furro was born in 1729 in Guinea, what is now West Africa, and was raised to lead the tribe of Dukandarra. Even at...

Pilgrim watchdog group rallies outside station

Cape Downwinders, an organization dedicated to the closure of Pilgrim Station, held a rally Monday on Rocky Hill Road in Manomet near the entrance...

Aging as a continuation of our lives

Dr. Atul Gawande strode across the stage of the Boston Public Library and settled himself into a chair across from his interviewer, Robin Young....

Housing project will be open, thoughtful process

To the Editor:Regarding last week's article titled “West Tisbury housing project has critics before proposal takes shape," the Island Housing Trust wants to assure...

Is Island ripe for new type of market?

To the Editor:Over the past several years, I have heard lots of discussion from Island residents about their dissatisfaction with the quality of food...

Births

John Frank Fiorito Jr.Kathryn Hennigan and John Fiorito of Edgartown announce the birth of a son, John Frank Fiorito Jr., on Sept. 17, 2017,...

New collector on the block

Driving down Lambert's Cove Road, I couldn’t help noticing a transformation taking place on one particular property. Was it a sculpture park, a public...

The Eclipse: A Vineyard Tale

By Judith A. Garan, Ph.D. A Vineyard Tale that is trueIf it can be told by you.Truth to find in what you do,This Vineyard Tale...

Have faith: CROP Walk 2017

A group of dedicated church folks — Joyce Rickson, Margery Pierce, Phil Dietterich, Betsy Holcomb, Woody Bowman, Susan Waldrop, and John Meade — gathered...

Garden Notes: Fall is hurricane season

The autumnal equinox arrived in a stormy setting of winds and rains befitting pessimism. Here, Jose’s winds at times blew fiercely: nothing even close...

Ask Tom, the Dogcharmer: Canine aggression

Dear Dogcharmer,My wife loves cats. She panics when confronting a growling dog on the street, a scary situation we experienced recently in front of...

Visiting Vet: Vaccine reactions

When Fiji, a Labrador retriever, arrived at my office at 8 weeks old, we began the usual puppy protocol. Examination, vaccinations, deworming, and so...

Burgoyne – Halbert

Jamie L. Burgoyne and Ian Halbert will marry at 3 pm, Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, at a private residence on Lighthouse Road in Aquinnah,...

Court report

Sept. 15, 2017Maurice A. Abisdid-Wagner, South Boston; DOB 7/25/90, larceny from a building: dismissed at the request of the commonwealth.Kelsey Donaldson-Lang, West Tisbury; DOB...

Oak Bluffs: Foliage and flowers

Now the foliage and flowers are starting to look tired, slouching over as if they have spent the last of their energy trying to survive...

This was then: Arvagasugiaqpalauqtut Kinguvaanginnik Qaujinasungniq

Consumer DNA tests have become an important new tool for historians. Companies like 23andMe and AncestryDNA (which recently announced its 5 millionth customer) can...

Tisbury: No place like home

Heard on Main Street: It’s always darkest before dawn. So if you're going to steal your neighbor's newspaper, that's the time to do it.Join...

West Tisbury: Dan Waters’ three cats

To begin, I ask you to forgive me for any typos or misstatements in my column this week. My cat, Nelson, is asleep on...