Katama Bay oyster farms have been closed for a week because of three cases of confirmed cases of Vibrio parahaemolyticus illness tied to consumption of raw oysters from the area, state officials announced Wednesday.
It was a pretty good season for beach nesting birds this year. The Vineyard set a new record for breeding piping plovers at 70 pairs.
It’s been several years since it has been so hot and humid for such a long stretch. It seems like it could be a hurricane magnet.
In the case of the brown shark, you probably won’t ‘need a bigger boat.’ 
Landscaping mogul Michael Donaroma has planted roots in Vineyard Haven in a lease agreement with Matt Tobin at Eden Market. Both men have been in the garden business for decades.
Skye and Rick Kerns of West Tisbury announce the birth of a daughter, Reese Apricot Kerns, born on August 26 at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital.
The busiest week in Oak Bluffs ended with a bang and crescendo of light on Friday night at the 40th annual Oak Bluffs Fireworks. A brass band playing Dixieland tunes accompanied the evening.
Chilmark had a hangover this week . . . too much pleasure all compacted into one week. The buzz was about how wonderful Illumination Night, the fireworks and the fair were, fun for everyone.
Harold G. Hall Jr. died on Monday, August 24 at his home in Edgartown surrounded by his family. He was 86.

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