Currently appearing nearly overhead in the night sky is Comet Lovejoy, last seen around these parts 11,000 years ago. Later this winter it will travel back out of our solar system and not return to Earth for another 8,000 years.
An Atlantic sturgeon, once common around the Vineyard but virtually unseen here since the late 1960s, washed up on the north shore on Friday. Fisheries and wildlife officials are investigating the rare find.
The brilliant planet Venus appears in our western sky soon after sunset tonight. The crescent moon is not far away. Venus will appear in our western sky well through spring and into summer.
Beatrice Duart Viera died peacefully on Jan. 19 at Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was 89.
Boat line governors addressed a petition protesting fare increases at their regular meeting in Woods Hole on Tuesday, but took no action to roll back hikes. Public testimony addressed perceived problems, but also was peppered with praise for the SSA.
For the past 15 years Megan Carroll has commuted from the Island to her job at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. At a lecture sponsored by Sail MV, she discussed her work on deep-ocean submersibles.
Virginia A. (Ginny) Hall of Oak Bluffs died peacefully at home after a courageous battle with cancer on Jan. 12. She was 74.
The new Oak Bluffs open space and recreation plan will guide the town in stewardship of natural resources. The plan's goals are to address the threat of climate change, reduce nitrogen in ponds, and improve parks and recreational activities.
Kealee Rainaud and Alex Friedman of Edgartown announce the birth of a daughter, Stella Josephine Friedman, born on Jan. 14 at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital.

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