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Noah C. BenDavid

Dina and Shane BenDavid of Edgartown announce the birth of their son, Noah Christopher BenDavid, on December 29 at Martha's Vineyard Hospital. Noah weighed 8 pounds, 15 ounces.

Stella W. DeBettencourt

Luke and Danielle DeBettencourt of Oak Bluffs announce the birth of their daughter, Stella Weiss DeBettencourt, on December 26 at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, N.Y. Stella weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces.

Wren M. Robertson

Elizabeth Bonifacio and Joshua Robertson of Tisbury announce the birth of their daughter, Wren Marie Robertson, on December 24 at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Wren weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces.


James T. Morse of Oak Bluffs was recently installed as a District Deputy Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts at the fraternity's Boston headquarters. Mr. Morse will preside over eight...

The Wild Side tax

Our mid-fiscal-year property tax bill just arrived from the town of Oak Bluffs, reminding me that while I don't actually enjoy paying them, I regard the basic idea of taxes as a good one....

West Tisbury

The first weekend of this new year was snowy, windy, and cold. Despite two solid days of snow, remarkably little has accumulated on the ground, only a couple of inches. The wood stove kept...


I got a present from the library. I am now the proud owner of a pretty coral tee-shirt advertising Newman's Own Salsa. And I am only one of about 30 lucky winners. We enjoyed...

Oak Bluffs

It's always nice to start off the first column of a new year with an uplifting story. A friend related to me that retired Fire Chief Nelson Amaral and retired Deputy Fire Chief James...

An angel called Hazel

It can be a long and dreary season for people who suffer the disease of addiction. Fortunately for Islanders, Hazel Teagan is here. Ms. Teagan has been helping people with addiction problems for almost 40...


There are a number of people on the Island that put considerable time into making the Red Stocking Fund a success, allowing children to have nice presents under the tree on Christmas day. Two...


The Chilmark Library announces it will have a Friday night family movie series running for eight weeks from now through February. The movies will be entertaining for almost all ages and will range from...

Survival Skills

The first week of the new decade featured the 50th Martha's Vineyard Christmas Bird Count (CBC), which due to fabulous weather (not) was postponed until the last day of the count period, January 5,...


This may be the last column for a while that contains any real information. If I remember last year correctly, Aquinnah goes into hiding after the New Year. There are no parties, people stay...

Christopher Aring-Sharkovitz: 10-year-old robotics teacher

The Martha's Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) welcomed back 10-year-old Christopher Aring-Sharkovitz for his second summer of teaching Lego robotics. Along with high-school mathematics and technology teacher Ken DeBettencourt, Chris, a fifth-grader at the...

Albert P. Angelone, presidential protector

Albert Peter Angelone of West Tisbury, a retired Secret Service agent who helped to protect two presidents and stood tall in the face of gunfire during a 1975 assassination attempt on President Gerald R....