A man drowned while swimming in the Edgartown Great Pond Saturday afternoon, state police have confirmed. The identity of the victim had not been released pending notification of family. Police, fire and EMS responded to the scene near the town landing Saturday just before 5 p.m.
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.