Last Saturday at the Vineyard Haven library, Alan Burt talked about working with the homeless population of Cape Cod for the past 20 years. On Dec. 13, he will spend the night sleeping outdoors with other advocates, in solidarity with the homeless, something he’s done for many years.
Simone Barbosa and Elieter Barbosa of Vineyard Haven announce the birth of a son, Henrique G. A. Barbosa, born on Dec. 4 at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital.
Two men arrested late last week in Oak Bluffs have been arraigned on drug charges related to distributing oxycodone pills on the Vineyard, according to police. Joel C. Rebello and Donald S. Berube were arraigned Monday on charges of trafficking oxycodone and conspiracy to violate drug law.
John Early has contributed so many years of public service it's difficult to come up with an actual number without a high powered calculator. Hospice of Martha's Vineyard did the math, though, and chose Mr. Early to be this year's recipient of their Spirit of the Vineyard award.
The last big meteor shower of the year takes place Saturday night. The Geminid Meteor Shower is a late autumn favorite.
The small park space on Main street in Edgartown is once again the subject of discussion as the town has taken steps toward purchasing it. The town Community Preservation Committee unanimously recommended spending $1.9 million on the purchase at its meeting last week.
A proposed zoning bylaw that would prohibit dilapidated buildings in downtown Oak Bluffs has earned the disapproval of the town planning board, despite concern about the state of some buildings.
In a long-awaited lottery, four Chilmark residents were awarded homesites at Nab’s Corner. The event early Friday evening was standing room only.
From retail stores to gyms and inns on the Vineyard, 48 merchants participated in small business Saturday last week, the most the Island has seen since the shopping holiday was conceived by American Express in 2010, according to Nancy Gardella at the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce.

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