Herbert Slater, who died last week, was one of a dwindling group of men who took part in the now largely forgotten harpoon fishery that made Menemsha a major source of swordfish landings on the East Coast in the fifties, sixties and seventies.
Thanksgiving when I was growing up always meant a different assortment of extended family members congregating at different homes, with no traditional format in place due to the realities of a modern and quite large brood of relatives.
It wasn’t that long ago on Martha’s Vineyard when “Cape Cod turkey” was the talk of the waterfront this time of year. It was tied to the holidays, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
I really think that fall’s colors were more brilliant this year, the reds and yellows much happier against the deep blue skies. Maybe they seemed that way to me.
The Executive Office for Administration and Finance eliminated funding in FY 2015 legislative appropriation, including funding for shellfish propagation in Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket counties.
When people think about what they have to be grateful for in their lives here on Martha’s Vineyard, few would argue that a good home is near the top of the list.
Mark London, executive director of the Martha’s Vineyard Commission, intends to retire at the end of August 2015, and finding his replacement has become one of the commission’s high priorities.
I am a big Beatles fan. And because of that, I am a connoisseur of good music. The program produced at the Oak Bluffs School was top of the line.
President Obama kissed as many as five million illegal immigrants.

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