With two commercial lots at Aquinnah Circle going unused, the selectmen have called for a meeting with the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) to discuss revising a lease agreement that currently gives the right of first refusal to the tribe.
The outpouring of love, respect and admiration for Wes Craven from colleagues and fans has been so heartening for our family.
Summer break is coming to an end and Vineyard schools will be back in session on Tuesday. This marks Matthew D’Andrea’s freshman year as superintendent of the Island public school system.
The name of Mayhew is prominent in all Island annals: in politics, industry, religion and virtually all pursuits.
Traffic on Union street in downtown Vineyard Haven will be reversed for one month beginning Sept. 13 and running through Columbus Day weekend. A traffic committee advised the experimental reversal to see if it improves traffic flow in the downtown Vineyard Haven area.
Editor’s Note: What follows is an edited version of opening remarks delivered by the author at the annual Hutchins Forum at the Old Whaling Church.
On summer weekends, the Right Fork Diner at the edge of Katama airfield is a small circus, with kids, music, food and a chance to see the Island from the seat of a classic biplane.
Hearth and chimneys remained/when the remote cottages succumbed/to unreachable fire and scouring salt./Stout, alone, together, they stood,/sentinels on the sandy tail of the island.
In the 11th grade at a decent public high school in Memphis, I ran into extraordinary good luck. A brilliant young man in his mid-twenties, named Hazelwood, had arrived on our scene.

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