Vineyard bird watchers and authors of this column are scattered near and far this week.

This is the time of the year that a wide variety of birds are winging their way south, passing through the Vineyard on their way.

The derby has begun and many people will be spending their waking hours on boat or shore, fishing rod in hand, with dreams of landing the big one.

Post Labor Day September has a luxurious feel to it.

Our attention shifts to songbirds powering southeastward in September.

The Island has experienced two high-profile strikes with successful ends this year.