• Menemsha scene.
    Albert O. Fischer

News

The new Coast Guard boathouse in Menemsha harbor is on track to be finished early next year. The three-story concrete structure is fire-resistant and can withstand earthquakes and 100-year storms.
A recommendation for restoring the area around Squibnocket Beach was well received at a light-spirited gathering that stood in sharp contrast to an emotional annual town meeting in April.
With the need for affordable housing on the Vineyard still acute, selectman Warren Doty has proposed a five-year initiative to provide 10 more homesites in his town.

Celebrations

Alexander Samson Outman and Shana May Yam were married at Captain Flanders House on Sunday, August 24, with family and friends surrounded by the clear blue sky, horses, hills and serenity.
Katherine Anne Smith of Chilmark was named to the spring 2014 dean’s list at Simmons College in Boston.
Beatrice Whiting and Patrick Ruel of Chilmark announce the birth of a son, Asa Allen Ruel, born on July 10 at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital.

Obituaries

Margery Hartman Oakes, a longtime seasonal Chilmark resident, died peacefully at her New York home overlooking Central Park on Nov. 20. She was 98.
Herbert Francis Slater of Menemsha, died peacefully on Nov. 21, 2014 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston after a brief illness. He was 87. Herb was the beloved husband of Jane Neumann Slater...