News

Amid growing concern about the spread of Lyme disease on the Vineyard, selectmen in Edgartown and Aquinnah this week agreed to join the call for adding another two-week deer hunt next January.
The Menemsha Channel dredging project is churning away as a Jan. 31 deadline for completion looms again.
A high-stakes legal battle will ultimately determine whether a bingo parlor can be operated on tribal lands at the western tip of the Vineyard.

Celebrations

Meg and Jay Bodnar of Aquinnah announce the birth of a daughter, Ryan Mae Bodnar, born Nov. 22 at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital.
Nerissa and Daniel Marshall of Aquinnah announce the birth of a son, Gino Daniel Marshall, born Oct. 2 at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital.
Jamie and Durwood Vanderhoop of Aquinnah announce the birth of a son, Matahquhs Leonard Spears Vanderhoop, born Dec. 8 at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital.

Obituaries

Steven George Roth of Aquinnah died on Oct. 27 at home with his wife by his side. He was 67.
Theodore (Ted) G. Leslie Jr. of Aquinnah died May 26 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He was 63.