• Isla Kuntze pets Duke the horse with a little help from Greer Rivera.
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  • Jackson and Ellie are in the fair spirit.
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  • All aboard!
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  • Didn't win a blue ribbon? It's not too late to go home with a prize.
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  • Brisk sales at the cotton candy kiosk.
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  • Ribbons of all colors for tomatoes of all colors.
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  • Prize-winning bouquets.
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  • Ain't nobody here but us blue-ribbon chickens.
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  • Ethan Hurd, left, and Mamush Blacklow visit with the geese.
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  • Fair comes around just once a year.
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  • Phoebe Lapine and Hillary Hogan take a spin.
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  • Fair magic continues through Sunday.
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News

The iconic and much-debated pond comes back into the spotlight this week as the town prepares to begin a one-year watershed study. A series of public forums begins tonight in the West Tisbury Library.
There are certainly times where removing a dam is biologically sound and the right thing to do, but it’s totally irrelevant at the Mill Pond site. We need that beautiful pond as it is.
I always looked forward to the farmers’ market during the summer and visiting with Ethel Sherman and Ralph, if he was there. The biggest thrill one summer was being invited to their home to see Ralph...

Celebrations

The following students were named to the dean’s list for the spring 2014 semester at University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Kristin Hall and Anthony Estrella of West Tisbury announce the birth of a son, Ellis Joseph Estrella, born on July 4 at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. Ellis weighed 8 pounds, 11.2 ounces at birth....
Sawyer Klebs, 18, of West Tisbury, recently completed a semester-long wilderness expedition in the Rocky Mountains with the National Outdoor Leadership School.

Obituaries

Lyle Lobel Warner, a longtime Cambridge resident, died in her beloved Mount Auburn Street apartment on Sept. 6. She was 84.
The familiar purser and quartermaster aboard Steamship Authority vessels died on August 10 in Boston. He was 80.