• Snow-covered hearth at Polly Hill Arboretum.
    Timothy Johnson


It was the best kind of disaster, the simulated kind. Martha’s Vineyard Airport safety teams staged a disaster drill at the airport Sunday simulating the crash of a 50-passenger aircraft.
Pity poor West Tisbury. It has needs, wants and aspirations but does not have a stable renewable source of funds.
The supportive day program provides respite for Island families and caregivers.


Roseli and Alexandre Bortolotto of West Tisbury announce the birth of a son, Daniel A. Bortolotto, born on March 16 at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital.
Richard and Pia Leonard of West Tisbury, announce the engagement of their daughter, Tonya Leonard, to Joshua Robert Katz, son of Neal and Susan Katz.
Anna (Zen) Hughes of West Tisbury was named to the fall 2014 semester dean’s list at Boston University.


Steven Thomas Vages, of West Tisbury and Cape Cod, died Tuesday, March 17, at his home. He was 60.
Andris (Andy) Boass, of Hopkinton and West Tisbury, died at home, Glimmerglass, on March 24 after a brief illness. He was 73.