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Anne W. Gordon

A memorial service for Anne Welch Gordon will be held at the First Congregational Church of West Tisbury on Saturday, August 6, at 11:30 am.

DPH raises West Nile Virus risk from remote to low

State health officials confirm infectious disease spread by mosquitoes was detected in tests this week.

Beach update: Lucy Vincent Pond is open

The Chilmark board of health reported Friday that the pond at Lucy Vincent Beach (LVB) is open.

Matt Montanile recognized by EMT peers on Martha’s Vineyard

This year's winner of the Island EMT of the year is Matt Montanile, a young Vineyard Haven resident who is dedicated to community service.

Barbara A. Bernard

Barbara Ann Bernard, 57, of Edgartown died on Tuesday, July 26, 2011.

Auditors approve Oak Bluffs books, with criticism attached

An independent audit of Oak Bluffs finances reveals no material weakness or serious deficiencies in town accounts for fiscal 2010, but in a management letter, auditors suggested several areas that need improvement.

Oak Bluffs

I really have appreciated the air conditioners these last weeks, but just when I thought I could not stand one more minute of their noisy humming, the weather changed.

West Tisbury

Temperatures in the low 70s with no humidity have provided a welcome respite from last week's hellish heat.


We have reached that point in the summer when all meteorological predictions are useless — if they say rain, slap on the sunscreen; if they say "oh, that orange blob on the radar will pass us right by," make sure your windows are securely closed.


Stay cool at the Vineyard Haven Library.


Summer is really in high gear now.


I wish I could list off all of the wonderful people who have wandered through the Texaco door over the last month and mentioned having read my column.

Martha’s Vineyard beach water testing proves accurate

Though the source of bacteria that close beaches is still a mystery, state and local officials say controlled tests show lab results are accurate.

Budget cutting ideas plentiful, agreement scarce in Oak Bluffs

Oak Bluffs officials have a list of cost cutting and revenue generating ideas. Translating ideas into reality will be the hard part.

No lien, no interest on late sewer bill for former OB selectmen

Kerry Scott's long overdue wastewater bill was treated differently than other customers, according to town records.

Use of parking lot is a hot topic for Tisbury firefighters

Tisbury parking is a hot topic for firefighters who are unhappy about people using the spaces behind their firehouse.

Frank Hebert, charged with assault on child molester, nixes deal

Mr. Hebert said he whacked an accused child molester with a Louisville Slugger so police could apprehend him.

Vineyard Auto School now steered by Neal Maciel and Mike Dellis

The new owners of Vineyard Auto School, former police officers Neal Maciel and Mike Dellis, have experience on both sides of the steering wheel.

Martha’s Vineyard and white sharks linked in fiction not fact

Discarded fishing line is a hazard for reincarnated fishermen known as fish hawks. Ignore that fact and you could come back as a cuttlefish.