A plan by the Oak Bluffs water district to build a solar array off Barnes Road has been downsized, but continues to draw heat from ecologists who say removing old-growth forest would defeat the purpose of developing more renewable energy.
Adrian Smith has been carving animals into stone since he was a teenager. It is a meditative process, which appeals to the artist, who sells his pieces out of his small gallery nearly hidden off Main street in Vineyard Haven.
Oscar Thompson has spent the summer chasing turtles for his senior thesis at college. Not known for their speed, painted turtles can still be elusive in their natural habitat deep within the Vineyard's ponds.