No Need for Alarm: Chilmark Will Conduct Fire Drill

The Chilmark and Aquinnah Fire Departments will conduct a fire drill at 6 p.m. today, Jan. 9 at Tea Lane Farm. Selectman Frank Fenner cautioned residents at a selectmen’s meeting last Tuesday the drill is just that and there is no reason to be alarmed. “There’s going to be a lot of flashing lights,” Mr. Fenner said. “It’s an opportunity to use an empty building to search the building for victims.”

Aquinnah Wampanoag Leader Attends Maine Swearing-In

Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) chairman Cheryl Andrews-Maltais joined several tribal dignitaries and Maine legislators on Jan. 4 as David Slagger, a citizen of the Houlton Band of Maliseets, was sworn to the Main House of Representatives. Mr. Slagger, the first Maliseet tribal representative to the House, was sworn in by Maine governor Paul LePaige. Maine is the only state in the country that includes tribal representatives in its legislatures.

Artist's Reception for Al Hurwitz

The West Tisbury Library will hold a reception for world-renowned art educator Al Hurwitz and his newest exhibit of work done as a WWII artist on Saturday, Jan. 7, at 4 p.m.