• Festive songs in the square before tree lighting.
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  • Gannon McCarthy checks out the lights of Post Office Square.
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  • The Oak Bluffs tree is lit.
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  • Gearing up for Santa's arrival by donning some antlers.
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  • The Brian Weiland Band provides tunes at Dreamland.
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  • Here comes Santa Claus.
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  • Sisters Adriana and Talia Young sip hot chocolate.
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News

Oak Bluffs got an early Christmas present this week from the state, which has awarded $225,000 to fund design work to protect the eroding bluff. The bluff underlies the scenic but endangered East...
Every seat at the three long tables in the culinary arts dining room was taken during lunch on Tuesday, as students and teachers sat down for the fifth annual Brazilian American Friendship Lunch.
The time of year has arrived when each town government begins preparing its fiscal 2016 budget for its annual town meetings.

Celebrations

Charlotte Bolduc and Matthew Bolduc of Oak Bluffs announce the birth of a daughter, Lily Mae Bolduc, born on Dec. 6 at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital.
Kara Webster and Shawn Webster of Oak Bluffs announce the birth of a son, Parker Michael Webster, born on Nov. 29, 2014 at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital.
Alana Oliveira and Cristiano Silva of Oak Bluffs announce the birth of a daughter, Melissa Trindode Silva, born on Nov. 6 at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital.

Obituaries

Charles (Charlie) E. Gaffey Jr. of Waltham died Dec. 7. Charlie was born and raised in Watertown, resided in Waltham and summered in Oak Bluffs.
Mark Richard Hanschka of Sunriver and Portland, Ore., died on June 1 following a brief illness. He was 80. In his youth, he was a frequent summer visitor to East Chop, and maintained a lifelong...