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Deer shotgun season begins Monday

The Massachusetts two-week deer shotgun season begins one-half hour before sunrise Monday and ends one-half hour after sunset on Saturday, December 11.


Sweet, sweet Menemsha scallops.


Happy Thanksgiving everyone.


Gobble, gobble! Today is the day all those wild turkeys roaming our neighborhoods mourn the loss of their compadres, all to our culinary delight.

Tisbury police caution Islanders about phone scam

Tisbury police caution Islanders to be wary of a phone scam in which they may be asked to call a number with an 876 prefix.

Change roars, and we retreat from the noise

In the characteristically Vineyard argument over dirt bikers and the noise they make roaring around the track they use at Nip and Tuck Farm, some of the debaters argue that the dirt bikers indulge that particular activity because there's so little for young Islanders to do.

Rod and Gun Club hosts fall shotgun shoot

The Martha's Vineyard Rod and Gun Club will host its annual fall shotgun shoot Sunday beginning at 10 am.

Hospice starts mens’s bereavement group

Hospice of Martha's Vineyard this week announced the beginning of the Martha's Vineyard Men's Bereavement Network.

Holiday spirit lights up Gatchell house

Continuing a 33-year tradition, at 5:30 pm on Thanksgiving evening Lynn and Robert Gatchell of Oak Bluffs will hit the switch on thousands of Christmas lights, along with a holiday decoration lineup that includes flying reindeer, candy canes, talking Santas, a toy train, choir people, penguins, and a nativity set outside their home on County Road.

Sun saves costs for Edgartown wastewater plant

Installers made final connections to complete work this week on a new solar power system for Edgartown's wastewater treatment plant.

In the tradition of gratitude

Thanksgiving began in the fall of 1621, as a celebration of survival.


A story published on November 10, "West Tisbury zoning officer says dirt bike noise is no violation," did not make clear the number of riders allowed on the track.

Don’t be an idler

I am an environmental wacko.

Mass retailers expect shoppers this holiday season

Massachusetts retailers predict sales during the holiday season will rise 4.

Zephrus desert fundraiser tops $5,000 for Food Pantry

Zephrus Restaurant's apple pie fundraiser recently topped the $5,000 mark.


I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to all those who helped me in the aftermath of my motorcycle accident on Sunday, November 14.

Claude DeHaro

A graveside service will be held for Claude "Frenchy" DeHaro on Friday, November 26, at 3 pm in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Pacific Avenue, Oak Bluffs, with full military honors offered by the Veterans of Martha's Vineyard.


As we prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday we relish happy times with family who give us sustenance and love; the compassion we get from friends who give us unconditional understanding and love; the pleasure of smiles we get from people we meet in passing who we may not know; and for thoughtful neighbors who call and check on us during their busy lives.