The embattled Martha’s Vineyard Airport Commission met briefly this week to elect new officers and set a short-term agenda which includes a review of financial affairs at the Island’s only commercial airport.
We are the visited, the indigenous Islanders. We own mansions, castles, thatched huts (there must be at least one somewhere up-Island), garage apartments, condos, converted barns, Spider Shacks (maybe just me), bungalows and bodegas. And they know it. And they are coming.
On Wednesday night, parents and friends flocked to the regional high school for the annual Evening of the Arts and World Culture Night, a student art showcase. Photography, artwork, home designs and even a paddleboard were just a few of the creations on display.
An Oak Bluffs man was arrested last week by members of the Martha’s Vineyard Drug Task Force as part of an investigation into the illegal distribution of prescription pills, police said.
Ann Smith, the executive director of Featherstone Center for the Arts and chairman of Arts Martha’s Vineyard, was the recipient of the Tourism Award for Martha’s Vineyard.
The Martha’s Vineyard Youth Task force got word this week that the state will fund the education and prevention initiative with an additional $700,000 grant over the next seven years.
The YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard will be hosting its annual senior health and fitness day next Wednesday, May 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Chilmark has a new postmaster. But to call Leigh Vanderhoop new may be misleading, as he’s worked for the post office for 27 years.
Kitten season has begun at the animal shelter. One black and one tiger male and three tiger females arrived. The list of people who have signed up to adopt one of these little tykes runs to two pages.

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