For the second year in a row, the Vineyard Gazette has been named a distinguished newspaper by the New England Newspaper and Press Association. The award was given to the paper at the press association’s fall conference held in Natick on Oct. 8.
The Cape Cod and Islands Commission on the Status of Women will hold a public hearing and discussion next week on the Vineyard.
Calling all third and fourth grade basketball players: it’s time to register for the Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls Club basketball league.
Island Alpaca had a strong showing last week at the 99th annual Eastern States Exposition held in West Springfield.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Martha’s Vineyard hosted their annual MV Big Golf Fore Kids tournament, sponsored by Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank and Mink Meadows Golf Club, in blustery weather on Oct. 4.
The Gay Head Light will close on Monday until next spring, marking the end of its first season in a new location and the beginning of a multi-year restoration project for the historic brick-and-masonry tower and its surroundings.
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) officials plan to meet with Martha’s Vineyard Airport management and airport commissioners next week to discuss the status of the airport’s master plan project, a planning exercise more than two years behind schedule.
In a change of direction on the Beach Road Project, Tisbury selectmen voted two to one on Tuesday to support a so called “hybrid-hybrid” plan with both a shared-use path and a symmetrical design. Last week selectmen had voted for a completely symmetrical plan.
Continuing an upward tick in high-end real estate sales on the Vineyard this year, a single-family home at Crackatuxet Cove in Edgartown sold last week for $21 million. The sale marks the third transaction north of $20 million in the past 10 months, all in Edgartown.