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A friend was teasing me for hanging Christmas lights before Thanksgiving, but I explained my rationale: it was 55 degrees out the Tuesday before Turkey Day, and knowing my luck, I'd come back from my holiday travels to find the temperature not quite so mild.

Jeremy Alley-Tarter wins 5K for KJ

Islanders dominated the field of 121 runners in the 8th annual 5K for KJ, Saturday, which benefited the Kevin Johnson Cross-Country Scholarship Fund.

Jonevan Hornsby trots fastest on Turkey Day

Local runners feasted on the field of 276 Thanksgiving morning in the annual Turkey Trot 5K in Oak Bluffs. Islanders took 11 of the top 20 spots.

Dashers reel in Bluefins to win at Martha’s Vineyard Arena

Federal Hockey League action came to the Island for the second time in nine months as the Cape Cod Bluefins played the Danville (Illinois) Dashers.

Suns and Heat sizzle in RCBL wins

The Suns stayed perfect at 4-0, while the Heat got back on track to beat the Lakers in the fourth week of RCBL play.

Sports highlights

ESPN's Ryen Russillo of West Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard Regional High School class of '93, has signed a multi-year contract extension, prompting a change to the name of the network's afternoon show from The Scott Van Pelt Show, to SVP & Russillo (1-4 pm, M-F).

Peter Wells drives the Chappy Ferry

Ferrying cars, trucks and people across the 527 feet between Edgartown and his home island has been a lifetime job for this Chappaquiddick resident.

Shirley R. Pachico

Shirley Ruth Pachico died peacefully at her home in Oak Bluffs on Sunday November 18, 2012.

Historical Perspective: Waterfowling was once a way of life

"Teal and widgeon were the best for eating because they just ate grass. All depends what a duck eats, how good it tastes," said Herbert Hancock.

Benedict Paul

Benedict Paul of New Haven, Connecticut, died peacefully on November 8, 2012 surrounded by loved ones at his West Tisbury home.

Time to think about holiday mailing dates

The USPS expects to deliver 365 million packages this holiday season, a 20 percent increase over 2011, according to its website.

Tisbury fire department saves Lambert’s Cove house

Fire fighters arrived at the house just after noon Monday and quickly extinguished the fire before it could spread.

Vineyard radio WMVY sold to Boston station, WBUR

WBUR, a Boston public radio station, will simulcast its programming on the WMVY signal. WMVY will attempt a new life online.

Peter G. Valentzas

Peter George Valentzas, 89, of Oak Bluffs and formerly of Worcester, died on Saturday, Nov.

Fire Partnership held a controlled burn Monday in Long Point

The Martha's Vineyard Prescribed Fire Partnership conducted a controlled burn Monday at The Trustees of Reservations' Long Point Reservation in West Tisbury.

MVC agrees to continue DRI public hearing to Nov. 29

Under pressure from Edgartown officials, the Martha's Vineyard Commission agreed to take further public comment on the DRI checklist.

Tisbury police officer hurt in cruiser accident

Officer Kelly Kershaw suffered minor injuries when her cruiser struck a tree Tuesday night. State police are investigating the State Road accident.

Contractors object to MVC big house checklist’s ‘character test’

What's wrong with big houses on huge lots, builders ask. And, who decides what's in character and what's not? Is big-ness the only criteria?

George E. Thibault Jr.

Captain George E.