Ride-sharing service Uber is testing the waters on Martha’s Vineyard. While there are no firm plans to expand Uber service to the Island, the company began advertising for drivers this week. Local cab companies said they fear Uber would quickly put them out of business.
Philip and Alleyne Hughes of Oak Bluffs are delighted to announce the engagement of their daugher, Taylor Alleyne Hughes, to Nicolas Carl Nelson, son of Peter and Kathleen Nelson of Mattapoisett.
Helen M. Estabrook died peacefully at Windemere Nursing Home on Sunday evening, April 19. She was 82.
In the months leading up to his retirement, the Vineyard schools superintendent will be appearing around the Island to deliver parting words and share a look at the state of the schools. Dr. James H. Weiss will be retiring June 30 after about 10 years as superintendent.
Everyone in the room got choked up upon meeting Coco, a gentle Saluki mix who needs a new home.
There is so much to celebrate this last week of April. A big hurrah for better weather!
When it comes to birds, what I don’t know is a lot. I keep promising myself that I will take up bird watching when I’m old.
Some of our evergreens are struggling. Notice the yellow, brown or red leaves on normally green plants, and the dead-looking limbs on the trees and shrubs in your yard. 
A species has arrived for the summer season, but its arrival has really been ignored to date.

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