An overflow crowd turned out Monday, August 13, to hear four accomplished African-American women, including former senior White House advisor Valerie Jarrett.

With handshakes and a few selfies, Gov. Charlie Baker joined Tisbury selectmen for the formal opening of the Lake Street landing.

Republican congressional candidate Peter Tedeschi toured the Vineyard and outlined his platform at the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown Saturday.

Climate change, immigration and energy were all topics for discussion when Sen. Ed Markey held a town hall meeting at the Hebrew Center Sunday.


On Friday, incumbent state Sen. Dan Wolf, who is seeking a third term representing the Cape and Islands, made a joint campaign appearance with Maura Healey, a first-time candidate who is running for attorney general. The candidates spoke at the Field Gallery to a crowd of about sixty people.

Charlie Baker’s resume includes stints as former CEO of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and state secretary of finance and administration. But visiting the Vineyard this weekend, the Republican candidate for governor told the Gazette he learned important political lessons as a selectman in Swampscott.