• All is well as night descends on the East Chop Lighthouse.
    Timothy Johnson

News

Red Cross invites the Martha’s Vineyard community to take part in a blood drive from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22, at the Portuguese-American Club on Vineyard avenue in Oak Bluffs.
The town was one of 10 communities to receive a Coastal Community Resilience Grant in a new state program to address climate change. The $200,000 will be used to protect key components of the...
vibrio hearing
The state has issued new tougher regulations to guard against outbreaks of a shellfish bacteria known as Vibrio that closed Katama Bay to oyster harvesting for three weeks last fall.

Celebrations

Kathryn Cray and Gregory Rubick of Oak Bluffs announce the birth of a daughter, Trinity Elizabeth Rubick, born on March 31 at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital.
Sarah Omer DeForest and Benjamin DeForest of Oak Bluffs announce the birth of a daughter, Clementine Allyn DeForest, born on March 27 at the Martha's Vineyard Hospital.
Sandra Paim and Julian Borges of Oak Bluffs announce the birth of a son, Kelson Julian Paim Borges, born on Feb. 14 at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital.

Obituaries

Robert Gordon (Gordie) Bassett died on Feb. 2, after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. He was 55.
Helen Mae Wheeler of Oak Bluffs died peacefully on Feb, 25 in New Port Richey, Fla., with her daughter Pamela at her side. She was 96.