After Long Careet, Coast Guard Veteran Sales Back to Mainland

Paul Sullivan’s last day in the Coast Guard and last day at Menemsha Coast Guard Station coincided on Wednesday. Mr. Sullivan, who had spent 22 years in the Coast Guard, and two years in Menemsha, departed with subdued fanfare at about 9 a.m. He took his car and headed home to his family, South of Boston.

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Same Red Stocking Fun, New Donation Destination

Due to unexpected illness, the mailing address for the Red Stocking Fund has temporarily been changed to Box 600, Edgartown, MA 02539. All donations and communications should go to this address until further notice. Inquiries can be directed via e-mail to redstockingfund@gmail.com or phone calls to 508-693-2324. Donations also may be dropped off at any Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank location.

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Aquinnah To Hold Special Town Meeting

Aquinnah selectmen have called a one-article special town meeting for Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. for approval of a solar array at the town landfill.

Voters will decide whether the town can enter into a 10-year lease with Vineyard Power. The energy cooperative would build a 50 kilowatt system of about 200 panels, which would produce enough energy to power all of the municipal buildings.

The lease comes at no cost to the town.

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Remember To Wear Orange!

Shotgun deer-hunting season began Monday morning and will continue for two weeks.

Hunting is allowed daily, except for Sunday, from a half hour before sunrise to a half hour after sunset.

Both hunters and those who plan to enter the woods should wear bright orange to make themselves visible.

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Burn That Turkey!

The YMCA feels the pain of your extended stomach. So much turkey, potatoes, stuffing, brussels sprouts (maybe?) and on and on. So what’s a beached whale supposed to do? Burn turkey, burn.

Free of charge, the Y is celebrating its second annual Turkey Burner Day on Friday, Nov. 25. What this means is you can sample all the Y has to offer, from the pool to exercise equipment and exercise classes, for free. The free child watch is also available.

Yes, there is no excuse.

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Holiday Update

Happy Thanksgiving!

The Vineyard Gazette office will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 24 in observance of the holiday. The office will reopen on Friday, Nov. 25.

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Fishing Vessel Lands in Hot Water

The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of an Edgartown-based fishing vessel on Tuesday after multiple safety violations were discovered.

According to Coast Guard officials, the 40-foot fishing vessel Sea Raven did not have enough safety gear required to operate the vessel outside a three-nautical-mile line bordering federal waters. The violations included insufficient immersion suits and an unserviceable life ring.

At the time the Sea Raven was boarded, it was located four miles east of Cape Pogue.

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No More Talking Turkeys at Land Bank, Please

Attention, turkey shoppers: There is no meat aisle at the Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank Commission.

The land bank has been turning down requests for Good Farm turkeys this week due to an incorrectly listed number in Edible Vineyard’s pull-out farm map. The Island-raised turkeys are available for purchase at Cronig’s Market or by calling 714-785-0112.

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Off-Island, On Camera, Headed for Herald Square

Next Thursday is the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving parade in New York city. For the majority of us this mean a little couch time watching the floats roll by and the participants perform. But for Alley Ellis, an eighth grader at the Edgartown School, it means kicking it, literally, on national television.

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High School Debuts New Musical

After months of hard work, Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School has unveiled its latest production. Chess: The Musical runs through Sunday, Nov. 20.

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