Call it coincidence but lately each tuxedo cat that is adopted is replaced by another one looking for a home. We still have Mickey, a black and white six-year-old male, and he has been joined by a lovely three-year-old female.
Feb. 6 Adam V. Tucker, 26, of Vineyard Haven, was arraigned on Feb. 5 charges in Edgartown of possessing to distribute a class A drug (heroin) and conspiracy to violate drug law. According to a statement of facts filed in court, Mr. Tucker had been under investigation since 2012 by the Martha’s Vineyard Drug Task Force for the distribution of heroin, and members of the drug task force allegedly found nine grams of heroin on the floor of a car when he was arrested after police surveillance in Edgartown. Bail was set at $3,500 surety and a pretrial hearing was continued to March 27. Feb.
A 16-foot sail is last thing you might expect to see on an Island pond in the depths of a frozen February. Across the Vineyard, boats have been hauled, waiting for spring. Ice has taken over. But when the ponds freeze, a different kind of boat comes out of garages and sheds.
Just under half a million dollars was awarded last week to the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) through an annual grant for affordable housing.
Martha Mary Mains of Beverly died peacefully at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers on Saturday, Feb. 14, following a lengthy illness due to viral encephalitis. She was 54.
Oscar Edward Denniston was born April 5, 1875 in Kingston, Jamaica. Appointed superintendent of the seamen’s mission there, he met and cared for Madison Edwards who had taken sick on a vacation.
Jan and Floyd Norton’s daughter Debbie wrote this poem and I thought it would be a great way to start the column, since we just got three inches of fresh snow on the ground.
Chilmark is enjoying some up-Island quiet this week. There are very few cars on the road, and even the bell buoy off Menemsha Beach is quiet, due to the ice build up I suspect.
After the thaw last weekend and then the serious deep freeze, walking is downright hazardous. Every three or so steps on top of the ice break through to knee deep depths.

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