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Oak Bluffs zoning proposal is back

To the Editor: Yes, Oak Bluffs Voters, you read that subject line correctly! Only two months after zoning reform articles were resoundingly defeated at town...

William L. McConnell

William L. McConnell (“Bill”), a Vineyard resident of more than 40 years, died after an eight-week illness on July 21, 2023, while residing at...

John William Barrow

John William Barrow, 81, died on Thursday, June 20, 2024, at his home in Vineyard Haven. He was the husband of Harriet M. Barrow.  His...

Phyllis Vecchia’s ‘Women in History’ program

Phyllis Vecchia’s Creative Drama enterprise had an exciting school year teaching women in history to Tisbury School sixth- and eighth-grade students, and to the...

Cookie honors

Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts has named its “500 Club”; Scouts who sold more than 500 boxes of Girl Scout cookies this year. Island...

Beth and Gary Smith 50th anniversary

Cheers to 50 years! Islanders Beth and Gary Smith are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on June 22. Native Rhode Islanders, the couple honeymooned...

Births

Raven Wrenn Alves Sequeira Julia Alves-Sequeira and Weston Sequeira announce the birth of a daughter, Raven Wrenn Alves Sequeira, on June 14, 2024, at Martha’s...

’80s drive-in movie

“Bueller? Bueller?” Feeling a bit nostalgic for 1980s films, or drive-in movies? Now you get to experience both at Circuit Arts at the YMCA....

Juneteenth picnic

In celebration of Juneteenth, Edgartown library is hosting a picnic on the lawn. Chef Look will be grilling, serving up a family-style lunch, accompanied...

Academic Honors

Graduation McMahon Sykes of Vineyard Haven, also on the Dean’s list, from Hofstra University. Dean’s list Braden Sayles of Vineyard Haven, at Bryant University. Kasey Varkonda of Edgartown,...

Japanese ink painting

Make a softcover book, bound in the traditional Japanese four-hole stab binding. Using a Zen-inspired approach to ink painting, explore what various brushes can...

Juneteenth Jubilee Fest celebrates community, culture, and connection

In celebration of Juneteenth, the Oak Bluffs community will be hosting a number of events. “This is the third annual Juneteenth Jubilee festival,” Karma...

Court Report: June 13 – June 20, 2024

June 3 Michael Governo, Vineyard Haven; 58, abuse prevention order violation: continued to pretrial hearing.  Sydney Bierman, Chilmark; 21, operating under the influence of liquor/alcohol, negligent...

Branch falls onto car on Temahigan Ave.

Oak Bluffs Police responded to a call Wednesday afternoon after a tractor-trailer hit a low-hanging branch on Temahigan Ave. The branch fell onto the...

Poet’s Corner: Moving Day

Moving Day By Cecily Bryant Measuring the now empty rooms to see if the next rooms we inhabit will accommodate this prior life’s comforts Sweeping the dusty floors and...

Real Estate Transactions: June 10 – 14, 2024

Edgartown  June 10, Richard S. Dubin, trustee of Lots 1-5-9-13 Holly Bear Lane Trust, sold 13 Holly Bear Lane to Joao Silveira Barbosa and Sonia...

Land Bank: Road infrastructure should match bucolic charm

To the Editor: The following is a copy of a letter sent to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. I am writing, on behalf of the ,...

Dr. Deurward Lyeman Hughes

Dr. Deurward Lyeman Hughes, a man of many roles and countless blessings, died at home on April 30, 2024, three days short of his...

Dorothy June Lima Grant

Dorothy June Lima Grant passed away peacefully on June 13, 2024, surrounded by her children and grandchildren, as well as the loving staff at...

Fala Freeman

Fala Jane Freeman died peacefully at home on June 8, 2024, at the age of 77. She was born the second of four children to...