The Island’s first pediatrician has announced his retirement. Dr. Michael Goldfein of Vineyard Pediatrics, one of the few remaining private practices on the Vineyard, will retire on June 1 after 38 years on the Vineyard.
A complex and groundbreaking project that aims to bring back the heath hen is advancing “at lightning speed,” scientists said this week. The small bird that is a member of the grouse family went extinct more than 80 years ago when the last known male died on Martha’s Vineyard.
Appointing members to the Martha’s Vineyard Airport Commission, once a routine task for the Dukes County Commission, has become steeped in controversy. With legal conflicts between the county and the airport’s governing body, three seats opened up this year on the airport commission.
Last Wednesday night, when the temperature dropped to 22 degrees on Martha’s Vineyard, more than a dozen people were homeless. A team of volunteers canvassed the Island as part of the annual point-in-time homeless count.