Congratulatory signs and black, white and yellow helium-filled balloons greeted Olivia Jacobs on her return to Tisbury School Monday, after competing in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.
As Massachusetts lawmakers prepare to take action on legislation that would usher in casino gambling, and as backers of competing gambling proposals engage in fierce behind-the-scenes politicking for advantage, the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) played what it considers a trump card.
A fundraising campaign for the Red Cross Martha's Vineyard Preparedness Initiative recently received a $4,000 donation from the Cape and Islands United Way, intended as a "challenge grant" to spur additional contributions from Island businesses and community members.
Larry Hepler, known to most Islanders as a furniture maker, is also the owner of Energy Conservation Strategies (ECS).
On Monday, State Police Sergeant Thomas Medeiros, the newly named commander of the Massachusetts State Police barracks on Temahigan Avenue in Oak Bluffs, was busy settling into his new office, and home on the second floor, of the Victorian style building.