Monthly Archives: May 2013

Mass 2013 home sales down 2.7 percent through April

Home sale prices in Massachusetts rose for the seventh straight month in April, blowing past the $300,000 mark last seen in April 2008, and home sales fell for the third consecutive month, according to data released Wednesday morning.

Gas prices inch up as pols work on tax bill

While House and Senate leaders continue work on a bill that would raise the gas tax, AAA reported Monday that gas prices in Massachusetts rose an average of two cents per gallon over the past week, to an average of $3.

Fuel flowing, Edgartown selectmen will monitor marine service

Selectmen heard a plan to keep close tabs on required upgrades harbor fueling station.

Verizon signs on to up-Island small antennae wireless system

The addition of Verizon to the distributed antenna system (DAS) is expected to improve cell phone service in Aquinnah and Chilmark.

Skate park benefit at Flatbread features Island musicians

Ben Taylor and DCLA headline a night of Island musical talent, Saturday evening, to raise money for the Martha's Vineyard Skate Park.


Well, the rain certainly did not keep anyone away this past holiday weekend.

Oak Bluffs

Many Memorial Day services were held throughout the Island, and the Oak Bluffs School celebrated Memorial Day with the help of their local hero veterans — Commander Buddy Oliver, American Legion, Sergeant JoAnn Murphy, U.

West Tisbury

Oak leaves are out, turning our woods from lavender to pink to green.


Last weekend was too cold to be Memorial Day.


We made it through a very rainy and cold Memorial Day weekend, although the weather turned nice towards the end.


The darling Darlings are back at their home by the sea.

Stop for a bite at Square Rigger’s take-out window

The Square Rigger's take-out window is currently open Thursdays through Mondays. It will be open seven days starting June 9.

Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank honors winning student essayists

Edgartown School swept the Martha's Vineyard Savings Bank's essay contest with the top three winners in the Island-wide competition.

Bring on the playoffs

The MVRHS softball, girls tennis, boys tennis, and track teams begin post-season play Thursday.

Sports highlights

The Brewers defeated the visiting Lower Cape Red team from Chatham 12-2 Sunday in Gateway Babe Ruth league action.

MVRHS sports highlights

The Martha's Vineyard Regional High School girls and boys track and field teams competed Saturday at North Reading High School in the MIAA Division 4 meet.

Edgartown rolls to interscholastic softball title

The Eagles finished the season unbeaten with a 37-0 win. Cana Courtney and Sarah Felix homered, while pitcher Audrey McCarron was nearly untouchable.

Martha’s Vineyard swimmers excel at Masters National Championship

Leslie Craven, Rainy Goodale, and Sue Jensen claimed 14 top ten finishes and posted times good enough for top 10's in age groups 10-15 years younger.

American tops National in Minor League all-star game, 7-4

The Island's best minor leaguers played out an entertaining game Saturday at Veira Park.

Oxen team up with volunteers to haul out Mabel for maintenance

A trip back in time on a Vineyard Haven harbor beach.