High Winds Equal Slow Weekend as Derby Heads into Final Days
Aaron Wilson
High winds made for an uncharacteristically slow Columbus Day weekend as the 75th Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby heads into its final week.
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Sparse Airport Traffic Over Summer Mirrored National Trend
Aaron Wilson
After a dismal summer for commercial traffic, the Martha’s Vineyard Airport saw a slight rebound in September, director Geoff Freeman told airport commissioners Thursday.
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Competition Is Fierce as 75th Derby Heads to Final Week
Aaron Wilson
Even without striped bass in the derby this year, the number of fish crossing the scales each day routinely reaches triple digits.
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Lone Star Ticks Have Swarmed Aquinnah, Biologist Says
Aaron Wilson
Lone star ticks — and thousands of their larvae — have overrun the town of Aquinnah, biologist and tick expert Richard Johnson told Aquinnah selectmen Wednesday.
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Artists Weigh in for Derby Scholarship Fund
Aaron Wilson
As fishermen around the Island perfect the art of hooking the big one, artists on land are casting their talents into the mix to help raise money for the derby scholarship fund.
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Derby Fish Donation Program Expands Beyond Senior Centers
Aaron Wilson
The Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby will partner with Island Grown Initiative to distribute fresh fish for seniors, community meals and Islanders in need.
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Cool Weather Arrives, and Derby Fishermen Are Chasing the Big Ones
Aaron Wilson
The weigh station has been buzzing at derby headquarters, as cool autumn days arrive and the fishing heats up. “The fishing has been phenomenal,” derby chairman Joe El-Deiry said.
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Fickle Weather, Fierce Fishing; Big Bonito Rock Week Two
Aaron Wilson
Elizabeth Thompson, an 11-year-old, sixth-grader at the West Tisbury school, broke the derby’s junior record for boat-caught bonito on Saturday with a 11.68-pound fish.
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Oak Bluffs Employees Prepare to Make Way for a New Town Hall
Aaron Wilson
Oak Bluffs town employees are gearing up for a move into temporary work trailers as the long-awaited town hall renovation project is set to begin early next month.
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Island Police Set to Begin Diversity Training This Fall
Aaron Wilson
Diversity training for Martha’s Vineyard police is on deck for later this fall, as a joint project with Island police chiefs and the Martha’s Vineyard Diversity Coalition gets under way, aided by a $17,000 grant from Permanent Endowment of Martha’s Vineyard.
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