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Vineyard Gazette
At Station Menemsha, Always ReadyEvery morning, members of Coast Guard Station Menemsha head down to the West Do
At Station Menemsha, Always Ready
Vineyard Gazette / Posted 23 hours ago
Every morning, members of Coast Guard Station Menemsha head down to the West Dock, past the old fishing shacks on Basin Road, to begin their day’s work. On a balmy morning this week, after the usual boat check, a few members gathered on the deck of... Read more
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Vineyard Gazette
Coming to a Big Screen Near You: Chappaquiddick the MovieA Los Angeles movie company is currently casting actors for a film that will ch
Coming to a Big Screen Near You: Chappaquiddick the Movie
Vineyard Gazette / Posted yesterday
A Los Angeles movie company is currently casting actors for a film that will chronicle the story of the late Sen. Edward (Ted) Kennedy and the accident on Chappaquiddick in which a young campaign worker was killed. Apex Entertainment, which has... Read more
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Vineyard Gazette
Planning Board, Neighbors Voice Concerns Over Beach Street DemolitionThe Edgartown planning board heard sharp opposition to a proposed building proj
Planning Board, Neighbors Voice Concerns Over Beach Street Demolition
Vineyard Gazette / Posted yesterday
The Edgartown planning board heard sharp opposition to a proposed building project at the site of an old home on Beach street and saw a conceptual plan for a 36-lot residential development off Meetinghouse Way at their meeting Tuesday evening. In a... Read more
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Vineyard Gazette
For Weather Forecast, Turn to Sheep, Snakes, or BirdsDo you have faith in the forecast of a rodent? By the time you read this, we s
For Weather Forecast, Turn to Sheep, Snakes, or Birds
Vineyard Gazette / Posted yesterday
Do you have faith in the forecast of a rodent? By the time you read this, we should know what Pennsylvania’s Punxsutawney Phil or our local official state groundhog, Ms. G, has predicted weather-wise for the next six weeks (unknown as of this... Read more
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Vineyard Gazette
The Tale of the Thick-Billed MurreImagine that you are a thick-billed murre. You and the other alcids are black a
The Tale of the Thick-Billed Murre
Vineyard Gazette / Posted yesterday
Imagine that you are a thick-billed murre. You and the other alcids are black and white, reminding the people lucky enough to see you of penguins in the southern hemisphere. You are not at all related to them, though, as you can fly and they... Read more
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Vineyard Gazette
Ziff Family Transfer Marks Record Real Estate SaleA secluded waterfront compound on the North Shore in West Tisbury changed owner
Ziff Family Transfer Marks Record Real Estate Sale
Vineyard Gazette / Posted 2 days ago
A secluded waterfront compound on the North Shore in West Tisbury changed ownership last month for $28 million, setting a new record for a single home sale on Martha’s Vineyard. And although the transaction was between two trusts within the same... Read more
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Vineyard Gazette
Ferry Disruption, Better Cell Phone Service in the Works for ChappyThe Chappy ferry will carry passengers but no vehicles from April 17 to April 2
Ferry Disruption, Better Cell Phone Service in the Works for Chappy
Vineyard Gazette / Posted 3 days ago
The Chappy ferry will carry passengers but no vehicles from April 17 to April 24, when the ferry slip on the Chappaquiddick side will have to be removed for repairs. Without the ferry, the only vehicle access to the Island would be along the tenuous... Read more
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Vineyard Gazette
Close Encounters with Celestial BeingsWhen I was growing up in a suburb of New York city, I didn’t realize how averag
Close Encounters with Celestial Beings
Vineyard Gazette / Posted 4 days ago
When I was growing up in a suburb of New York city, I didn’t realize how average we all were. I don’t mean that in a bad way — it’s just that among not only my family, but all the families in our neighborhood, nobody I knew stood out with a special... Read more
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Vineyard Gazette
Annual Big Chili Contest Brings the Heat Once AgainWhat is made with wild boar, bison and bacon and burns tongues? The hottest chi
Annual Big Chili Contest Brings the Heat Once Again
Vineyard Gazette / Posted 5 days ago
What is made with wild boar, bison and bacon and burns tongues? The hottest chili at the 30th annual Big Chili Contest, cooked up by the Edgartown fire department. Chili recipes of all styles were served under a white tent at the Portuguese American... Read more
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Vineyard Gazette
Thirtieth Annual Big Chili Contest Brings the Heat Once AgainWhat is made with wild boar, bison and bacon and burns tongues? The hottest chi
Thirtieth Annual Big Chili Contest Brings the Heat Once Again
Vineyard Gazette / Posted 5 days ago
What is made with wild boar, bison and bacon and burns tongues? The hottest chili at the 30th annual Big Chili Contest, cooked up by the Edgartown fire department. Chili recipes of all styles were served under a white tent at the Portuguese American... Read more
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Vineyard Gazette
Effort to Remove Munitions from Beaches Moves ForwardThe Army Corps of Engineers is moving forward with three projects to remove pra
Effort to Remove Munitions from Beaches Moves Forward
Vineyard Gazette / Posted 6 days ago
The Army Corps of Engineers is moving forward with three projects to remove practice bombs and other debris from former World War II bombing ranges on the Vineyard, and to reduce the risk of injury through public education. The three projects, at... Read more
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Vineyard Gazette
Goodbye Hairnet, Hello Local Food, Rocking ChefIt is Wednesday, which means pizza day at The West Tisbury School. At 8 a.m. he
Goodbye Hairnet, Hello Local Food, Rocking Chef
Vineyard Gazette / Posted 7 days ago
It is Wednesday, which means pizza day at The West Tisbury School. At 8 a.m. head cook Jenny DeVivo, her assistant cook Mercedes Ferreira, and relatively new part-time assistant cook Sue Fleming put on their hats and Mötley Crüe style headbands.... Read more
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Vineyard Gazette
Teacher Contracts Approved Amid Praise for Amicable ProcessTeachers in Island public schools will see their salaries increase 6.75 per cen
Teacher Contracts Approved Amid Praise for Amicable Process
Vineyard Gazette / Posted 8 days ago
Teachers in Island public schools will see their salaries increase 6.75 per cent over the next three years under a new contract ratified this week by school administrators and union leaders. The all-Island school committee voted Wednesday night to... Read more
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Vineyard Gazette
A Ticket to the Snow ShowCalvin and Hobbes comic strip creator Bill Watterson sarcastically noted, “Gett
A Ticket to the Snow Show
Vineyard Gazette / Posted 8 days ago
Calvin and Hobbes comic strip creator Bill Watterson sarcastically noted, “Getting an inch of snow is like winning 10 cents in the lottery.” He must have been a fellow snow lover. While we may not have won the big snowfall jackpot that smothered... Read more
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Vineyard Gazette
Aquinnah Circle Wins State Designation as Cultural DistrictThe Aquinnah Circle at the westernmost tip of the Vineyard has been named a cul
Aquinnah Circle Wins State Designation as Cultural District
Vineyard Gazette / Posted 9 days ago
The Aquinnah Circle at the westernmost tip of the Vineyard has been named a cultural and historic district by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. It is the second cultural district designation on the Island and the first in the nation to involve a... Read more
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The Herald News
Fall River's unemployment rate up slightly as expected FALL RIVER — Unemployment in the city took its seasonal jump, rising to 8 per
Fall River's unemployment rate up slightly as expected
The Herald News / Posted 10 days ago
FALL RIVER — Unemployment in the city took its seasonal jump, rising to 8 percent from 7.1 percent in November.The city’s unemployment numbers have jumped in December, January and February every... Read more
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Vineyard Gazette
What's That in the Fields? Blizzard Leaves Rare Snow RollersBeyond the snow and some downed tree limbs, the weekend blizzard left another,
What's That in the Fields? Blizzard Leaves Rare Snow Rollers
Vineyard Gazette / Posted 10 days ago
Beyond the snow and some downed tree limbs, the weekend blizzard left another, more unusual calling card, as Vineyard fields were strewn with cylindrical pieces of snow. Snow rollers are said to be rare because of the unique set of conditions... Read more
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Vineyard Gazette
Toasts to the Lads and Lassies, Scots Gather for Burns Night RevelryFrom kilts to scarves, ties, and tams, attendees at the 29th annual Burns Nicht
Toasts to the Lads and Lassies, Scots Gather for Burns Night Revelry
Vineyard Gazette / Posted 11 days ago
From kilts to scarves, ties, and tams, attendees at the 29th annual Burns Nicht Supper donned their tartan best Sunday night. Undaunted by a blizzard on Saturday that forced a postponement, the Scottish Society of Martha’s Vineyard turned out in high... Read more
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Vineyard Gazette
Ice Moon and Morning PlanetsSaturday’s Ice Moon, a full moon, appears between the zodiacal constellations G
Ice Moon and Morning Planets
Vineyard Gazette / Posted 12 days ago
Saturday’s Ice Moon, a full moon, appears between the zodiacal constellations Gemini and Cancer. The moon is in an area of the night sky where there are only a few bright stars. In the nights ahead, however, this will change. The moon advances along... Read more
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Vineyard Gazette
Martha's Vineyard Digs Out after Blizzard Lashes IslandA blizzard battered the Vineyard Saturday with high winds and heavy snow, causi
Martha's Vineyard Digs Out after Blizzard Lashes Island
Vineyard Gazette / Posted 12 days ago
A blizzard battered the Vineyard Saturday with high winds and heavy snow, causing power outages and ferry cancellations. On Sunday ferry service resumed as the Island started to dig out from the storm. Edgartown harbor at high tide Sunday morning. —... Read more
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Vineyard Gazette
Firefighters Brave Blizzard Conditions to Quell Garage BlazeFirefighters and emergency personnel braved blizzard conditions Saturday aftern
Firefighters Brave Blizzard Conditions to Quell Garage Blaze
Vineyard Gazette / Posted 12 days ago
Firefighters and emergency personnel braved blizzard conditions Saturday afternoon while putting out an Edgartown garage fire. Fire chief Peter Shemeth said the weather Saturday made for the worst possible fire-fighting conditions. — Steve... Read more
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Vineyard Gazette
Blizzard Lashes Island With High Winds, Heavy SnowDriving snow and strong wind gusts battered the Vineyard Saturday causing power
Blizzard Lashes Island With High Winds, Heavy Snow
Vineyard Gazette / Posted 12 days ago
Driving snow and strong wind gusts battered the Vineyard Saturday causing power outages and ferry cancellations. Ferry service remained suspended Sunday morning. Ferry service was suspended for the day at about 4 p.m. Saturday. — Mark Lovewell A... Read more
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Vineyard Gazette
Power Outages, Lots of Snow as Blizzard Lashes IslandDriving snow and strong wind gusts continued Saturday night as a severe winter
Power Outages, Lots of Snow as Blizzard Lashes Island
Vineyard Gazette / Posted 12 days ago
Driving snow and strong wind gusts continued Saturday night as a severe winter storm battered the Vineyard, causing power outages and ferry cancellations. Ferry service was suspended for the day at about 4 p.m. Saturday. — Mark Lovewell A blizzard... Read more
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Vineyard Gazette
Firefighters Brave Blizzard Conditions to Quell Edgartown Garage FireFirefighters and emergency personnel braved blizzard conditions Saturday aftern
Firefighters Brave Blizzard Conditions to Quell Edgartown Garage Fire
Vineyard Gazette / Posted 13 days ago
Firefighters and emergency personnel braved blizzard conditions Saturday afternoon while putting out an Edgartown garage fire. Fire chief Peter Shemeth said the weather Saturday made for the worst possible fire-fighting conditions. — Steve... Read more
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Vineyard Gazette
Snow, High Winds as Winter Storm Arrives on VineyardSnow started falling and winds picked up on the Vineyard late Saturday morning,
Snow, High Winds as Winter Storm Arrives on Vineyard
Vineyard Gazette / Posted 13 days ago
Snow started falling and winds picked up on the Vineyard late Saturday morning, part of the winter storm bearing down on the North Atlantic states. The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning for the Vineyard from Saturday at 1 p.m. to... Read more
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Vineyard Gazette
Snow, Winds for Vineyard as Winter Storm Heads Up CoastSnow started falling and winds picked up on the Vineyard late Saturday morning,
Snow, Winds for Vineyard as Winter Storm Heads Up Coast
Vineyard Gazette / Posted 13 days ago
Snow started falling and winds picked up on the Vineyard late Saturday morning, part of the winter storm bearing down on the North Atlantic states. The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning for the Vineyard from Saturday afternoon to... Read more
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Vineyard Gazette
Blizzard Warning for Vineyard as Winter Storm Heads Up CoastWith a winter storm bearing down on the North Atlantic states, the National Wea
Blizzard Warning for Vineyard as Winter Storm Heads Up Coast
Vineyard Gazette / Posted 13 days ago
With a winter storm bearing down on the North Atlantic states, the National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning for the Vineyard from Saturday afternoon to early Sunday morning. The Vineyard and Block Island are in the center path of the storm... Read more
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The Wanderer
Our Lighthouse and Its HistoryOn January 16, the Friends of the Mattapoisett Council on Aging held their annu
Our Lighthouse and Its History
The Wanderer / Posted 13 days ago
On January 16, the Friends of the Mattapoisett Council on Aging held their annual meeting. After conducting business, the guest speakers were invited to share their presentation. For the next 30 minutes, the 20-member group was entertained and... Read more
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Boston Herald
Snowzilla rampagesWASHINGTON — The winter storm poised to bury the mid-Atlantic with as much as 2
Snowzilla rampages
Boston Herald / Posted 13 days ago
WASHINGTON — The winter storm poised to bury the mid-Atlantic with as much as 2 feet of snow has transformed the nation’s capital into a ghost town, emptying streets of all but plows and emergency vehicles as most heeded warnings to brace for the... Read more
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Vineyard Gazette
Winter Cometh, Fill the Bird FeedersBy my way of thinking, winter finally arrived on the evening of Jan. 17, with t
Winter Cometh, Fill the Bird Feeders
Vineyard Gazette / Posted 14 days ago
By my way of thinking, winter finally arrived on the evening of Jan. 17, with the arrival of the storm that produced about two inches of wet snow. By the morning of Jan. 18, the ground was covered with the white stuff, and most branches were laden... Read more
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Vineyard Gazette
Stop & Shop Expansion Puts Spotlight on Edgartown TrafficA traffic study of Edgartown’s seasonally-congested Upper Main street area will
Stop & Shop Expansion Puts Spotlight on Edgartown Traffic
Vineyard Gazette / Posted 14 days ago
A traffic study of Edgartown’s seasonally-congested Upper Main street area will be the first step in a public review of a planned expansion of the Shop & Stop store in town. Last fall Stop & Shop representatives came before the Edgartown planning... Read more
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Vineyard Gazette
Short Winter Days Call for Some D-fenseHere comes the sun — at last. But don’t get too complacent. Although it may fee
Short Winter Days Call for Some D-fense
Vineyard Gazette / Posted 14 days ago
Here comes the sun — at last. But don’t get too complacent. Although it may feel great that we are now beginning to see more daylight, it still may not be enough to supply your daily dose of D. Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin because of... Read more
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Vineyard Gazette
Edgartown Library Set for Next ChapterThere will be a parade of sorts in Edgartown sometime in early February. It sho
Edgartown Library Set for Next Chapter
Vineyard Gazette / Posted 14 days ago
There will be a parade of sorts in Edgartown sometime in early February. It should be quite a sight. Following a small ceremony marking the closing of the Edgartown Free Public Library on North Water street, library lovers will be invited to carry... Read more
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Vineyard Gazette
Property Taxes Rise, Along With Town BudgetsProperty tax bills went out this month on Martha’s Vineyard, and while seasonal
Property Taxes Rise, Along With Town Budgets
Vineyard Gazette / Posted 14 days ago
Property tax bills went out this month on Martha’s Vineyard, and while seasonal and year-round homeowners continue to pay less relative to the value of their homes than most of their commonwealth counterparts on the mainland, their tax burden will be... Read more
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Vineyard Gazette
Stop & Shop Expansion Puts Spotlight on Edgartown Traffic CongestionA traffic study of Edgartown’s seasonally-congested Upper Main street area will
Stop & Shop Expansion Puts Spotlight on Edgartown Traffic Congestion
Vineyard Gazette / Posted 15 days ago
A traffic study of Edgartown’s seasonally-congested Upper Main street area will be the first step in a public review of a planned expansion of the Shop & Stop store in town. Last fall Stop & Shop representatives came before the Edgartown planning... Read more
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Vineyard Gazette
Selectmen Take Up Police AppointmentsEdgartown selectmen named 12 police officers to new three-year appointments, at
Selectmen Take Up Police Appointments
Vineyard Gazette / Posted 16 days ago
Edgartown selectmen named 12 police officers to new three-year appointments, at their meeting Tuesday. In a letter to the board of selectmen, Chief David Rossi requested selectmen reappoint Sgts. Craig Edwards and Thomas Smith, Det. Michael Snowden,... Read more
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Vineyard Gazette
Still Asking Why After Half a CenturyTuesday, Jan. 12, was the 60th anniversary of the publication of Edward Hoaglan
Still Asking Why After Half a Century
Vineyard Gazette / Posted 18 days ago
Tuesday, Jan. 12, was the 60th anniversary of the publication of Edward Hoagland’s first book, Cat Man. Since that time Mr. Hoagland has written 25 books, most of them collections of essays. Over the decades he has forged an unparalleled career as a... Read more
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Vineyard Gazette
In Vineyard Skies: Moon Upstages a StarSaturday’s first quarter moon appears in the zodiacal constellation Pisces. It
In Vineyard Skies: Moon Upstages a Star
Vineyard Gazette / Posted 21 days ago
Saturday’s first quarter moon appears in the zodiacal constellation Pisces. It gets a lot more attention in the nights ahead, especially Tuesday night, when the gibbous moon occults one of the brightest stars in the night sky. The moon will pass... Read more
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Vineyard Gazette
Connie Cowan, Passionate Gardener, HomemakerConstance Marion Cowan of Edgartown, formerly of New Providence, N.J., died on
Connie Cowan, Passionate Gardener, Homemaker
Vineyard Gazette / Posted 21 days ago
Constance Marion Cowan of Edgartown, formerly of New Providence, N.J., died on Christmas Eve, surrounded by her loving family and at peace with God. She was 84. Connie was blessed to have shared her life with generations of family, including her... Read more
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Vineyard Gazette
Questions, Confusion Surround Refuse District Expansion PlanA proposal to greatly expand the Edgartown transfer station heads back to the M
Questions, Confusion Surround Refuse District Expansion Plan
Vineyard Gazette / Posted 21 days ago
A proposal to greatly expand the Edgartown transfer station heads back to the Martha’s Vineyard Commission next month for a continued public hearing, where commissioners hope to fill in some of the gaps in the $2.5 million plan. The Martha’s... Read more
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Vineyard Gazette
Planning Boards Launch Major Affordable Housing InitiativeThe all-Island planning board has launched a major initiative to create afforda
Planning Boards Launch Major Affordable Housing Initiative
Vineyard Gazette / Posted 21 days ago
The all-Island planning board has launched a major initiative to create affordable and community housing on the Island. More than 25 officials gathered at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging Wednesday to adopt a regional charter with a goal of creating... Read more
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Vineyard Gazette
From Norway to Tisbury Town Hall, Aase Jones Has Made a World of DifferenceShe has treated her many years in the Tisbury town hall the way she takes her t
From Norway to Tisbury Town Hall, Aase Jones Has Made a World of Difference
Vineyard Gazette / Posted 22 days ago
She has treated her many years in the Tisbury town hall the way she takes her tea: a heaping spoonful of sugar and a squeeze of lemon. Aase Jones is sweet, helpful and smiling, but also unafraid to speak her mind or stand up for herself. Now, after... Read more
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Vineyard Gazette
Elementary, My DearPeriodically, things do change. Scientists recently made quite an announcement
Elementary, My Dear
Vineyard Gazette / Posted 22 days ago
Periodically, things do change. Scientists recently made quite an announcement. Like something out of the Book of Genesis, behold, new elements have been born. Incredibly, not just one, but four new elements have recently been discovered. Though I... Read more
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Vineyard Gazette
To Count or Not to Count: the Blackbird ConundrumRusty blackbirds are now a rare species, their population having declined from
To Count or Not to Count: the Blackbird Conundrum
Vineyard Gazette / Posted 22 days ago
Rusty blackbirds are now a rare species, their population having declined from 85 to 99 per cent in the last 40 years. You read that correctly. Their population may be only one per cent of what it was 40 years ago. And scientists do not know why it... Read more
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Vineyard Gazette
Lost in Vermont, Found on the Vineyard: the Mysterious Adventure of Boxer the CatThe Facebook posts popped up over the weekend. Was anyone missing a friendly bl
Lost in Vermont, Found on the Vineyard: the Mysterious Adventure of Boxer the Cat
Vineyard Gazette / Posted 23 days ago
The Facebook posts popped up over the weekend. Was anyone missing a friendly black cat with one injured eye? There were several reports of him showing up at homes in Oak Bluffs, but no owner stepped forward to claim him. More than 200 miles to the... Read more
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Vineyard Gazette
Fuller Street Beach, Eel Pond Reap Benefits from DredgingWith dredging season in Edgartown coming to an end, Fuller Street Beach has got
Fuller Street Beach, Eel Pond Reap Benefits from Dredging
Vineyard Gazette / Posted 23 days ago
With dredging season in Edgartown coming to an end, Fuller Street Beach has gotten a fresh makeover, and boaters can look forward to safer passage in Eel Pond in the spring. On a bright afternoon this week, a large number of seagulls and the... Read more
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Vineyard Gazette
Police Make Arrest in Edgartown Home Break-InEdgartown police arrested an Edgartown man Tuesday morning after investigating
Police Make Arrest in Edgartown Home Break-In
Vineyard Gazette / Posted 24 days ago
Edgartown police arrested an Edgartown man Tuesday morning after investigating an overnight break-in at a Starbuck’s Neck home. Police said they arrested Peter E. Ferrini, 25, and will seek charges of breaking and entering and malicious destruction... Read more
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Vineyard Gazette
Cape Pogue Pond Is Closed to ScallopingEdgartown selectmen voted Monday to close Cape Pogue Pond to commercial and rec
Cape Pogue Pond Is Closed to Scalloping
Vineyard Gazette / Posted 24 days ago
Edgartown selectmen voted Monday to close Cape Pogue Pond to commercial and recreational scalloping, following the recommendation of the town shellfish committee. Town shellfish constable and biologist Paul Bagnall said there are very few adult... Read more
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Vineyard Gazette
Thomas (T-Bone) Barlosky, Beloved Islander Known for Love of Fishing and the WaterThomas R. Barlosky, also known as T-Bone, of Vineyard Haven died Thursday, Jan.
Thomas (T-Bone) Barlosky, Beloved Islander Known for Love of Fishing and the Water
Vineyard Gazette / Posted 26 days ago
Thomas R. Barlosky, also known as T-Bone, of Vineyard Haven died Thursday, Jan. 7. He was 60 years old. Born in Bridgeport, Conn., Tommy moved to Martha’s Vineyard in 1974 with the love of his life, Nancy. He built a successful painting and floor... Read more
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Vineyard Gazette
Following the Language to Open Up New RoadsIn her new book of poetry Easinesses Found, Fan Ogilvie uses language to tap in
Following the Language to Open Up New Roads
Vineyard Gazette / Posted 27 days ago
In her new book of poetry Easinesses Found, Fan Ogilvie uses language to tap into a current of consciousness. The West Tisbury poet laureate for three years beginning in 2009, Mrs. Ogilvie has taught and organized poetry events on the Vineyard,... Read more
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