The winds are rising and the temperatures are dropping, telling Holmes Hole sailors that they don't have much more time on the water. One by one skippers are calling in to say that they have put up sails and are done for the season.
Falmouth Academy Falmouth Academy is hosting its fall admissions open house on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 2 to 4 p.m. at its Highfield Drive campus. There will be student-guided tours and presentations from faculty. Falmouth Academy is a co-ed, independent day school for students in grades seven through 12. For more information about the open house or to arrange a visit to Falmouth Academy, contact director of admissions Mike Earley at 508-457-9696 or via email at mearley@falmouthacademy.org or visit falmouthacademy.org.
As leading state environmental officials look to the Island’s offshore resources to further wind energy goals and mine sand for beach fill, a small but vocal crowd of Vineyarders are airing their concerns about tapping these resources to the detriment of the fisheries and other sea life.
For Trudy Taylor, Patricia Bennett and friends, a Sunday breakfast tradition has continued without interruption for 12 years, or nearly 700 breakfasts. They call themselves the breakfast mafia.
By all accounts, the 69th Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby was a major success with records all around. But the number of striped bass was dramatically lower, with only 288 weighed in.
With a week left in regular season play, records are falling, players are earning statewide recognition and one team is already making its mark in the state tournament.
The Vineyard Gazette has a new online address: vineyardgazette.com.
Islanders and day trippers alike will spend a little more to travel on the Steamship Authority beginning early next year. Parking fees in the off-site ferry lots in Falmouth are also slated to go up in January.
Continuing a trend, the Vineyard schools superintendent’s budget is up again this year.

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