Please Adopt Us: July 23

We have kittens! And the only adoption to report this week is one of the five kittens.

Beach Road Weekend Arrives and Announces 2022 Lineup

Next summer’s Beach Road Weekend lineup will be headlined by Beck, Wilco, Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, the Avett Brothers, Aoife O’Donovan, Billy Strings and Khruangbin.

Tisbury Takes First Steps to Launch School Project

The select board and school committee took a first step this week toward launching the $55 million renovation and addition project.

Dead Heading

I was once again all set to complain about the high humidity leading to miserable outdoor work conditions. Then there was an article in The New York Times on Tuesday about the Bootleg wildfire in Oregon. It is so large that it is creating its own weather.

Remove Feeders!

The Massachusetts Department of Fisheries and Wildlife and the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology both recommend you take down your bird-feeders to prevent the spread of an unknown disease.

Allium Bounty

My garden doesn’t stink even if my breath will. Blame it on a healthy harvest of garlic. 

Recent Real Estate Transactions: Week Ending July 16

Jacob Ward purchased 6 Church street in Aquinnah from Paul A. Jones and Alice M. Souter for $1,450,000 on July 15.

Delta Variant Confirmed on the Vineyard

The highly contagious Delta variant has officially arrived on Martha’s Vineyard, hospital officials confirmed Wednesday morning, as Covid-19 cases jump upward across the Cape and Islands.

Seastreak Suspends Ferry Service Between New York and the Vineyard

Ferry service on the Seastreak has been suspended through Sept. 3, the company announced this week.

SSA General Manager Receives High Marks for Performance

Steamship Authority general manager Bob Davis received a glowing performance review during his annual evaluation Tuesday, with governing board members unanimously praising his steady handling of not one — but two — viruses that threatened nearly all facets of the ferry service’s operations.

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