Oscar Thompson has spent the summer chasing turtles for his senior thesis at Warren Wilson College in North Carolina. Not known for their speed, painted turtles can still be elusive in their natural habitat deep within the Vineyard's ponds.
A Oak Bluffs man died in an apparent drowning while swimming in the Edgartown Great Pond Saturday afternoon, state police confirmed. The victim has been identified as Clinton Griesser, 32, of Edgartown.
As West Tisbury animal control officer for 27 years, Joan Jenkinson has been at the beck and call of residents and their animals. But come Oct. 1, when she retires, she'll be able to sleep through a full night.
A recent survey on the Cape has revealed Powassan, a potentially fatal disease carried by deer ticks. Despite a growing list of tick-borne diseases in the region, there are no plans for tick surveillance on the Vineyard.