Gibbous Moon and Mars

On Wednesday night the gibbous moon and the bright red planet Mars start the evening low in the southeastern sky.

Please Adopt Us: Oct. 23

At this time, our Island animal shelter remains open for official business and by appointment only.

Record of Cases Heard in District Court: Week Ending Oct. 9

The following cases were heard in Edgartown district court.

Recent Real Estate Transactions: Week Ending Oct. 16

Kenneth D. McCracken and Jennifer Dimaio-McCracken purchased 21 Windsor Drive in Edgartown from Michael Del Santo for $785,000 on Oct. 14.

Irruptive Species

Red-breasted nuthatches and pine siskins are two irruptive species.

Almighty Aspen

The poets never disappoint.

Freeze Frame

Every year when the vegetable garden freezes it’s a combination of sadness and relief.

Federated Church Proposes to Sell Mayhew Parsonage; Minister Will Leave

Facing sweeping change, the Federated Church of Martha’s Vineyard is proposing to put its 200-year-old Edgartown parsonage on the market, while simultaneously losing the settled minister.

Shelley Edmundson Is Appointed to State Marine Fisheries Advisory Commission

Ms. Edmundson is the first Vineyarder on the influential nine-member commission in at least 40 years and its only current female member.

School of Fish Meets School of Boys

Last month, I began home schooling my two boys Owen and Rye (ages 10 and 7) in something I knew virtually nothing about: the Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby.