• 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

If funding is approved at upcoming town meetings, the Martha’s Vineyard Refuse District will expand its central facility beginning next year. The Vineyard produces thousands of tons of trash annually...
A spirit of collaboration prevailed Monday evening at a forum that begins a yearlong study of the Mill Brook watershed. The 3,700-acre watershed includes the historic, much-discussed Mill Pond near...
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.

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

Gloria Brooks, born in Australia in 1919, loved to recount one of her earliest memories: walking up the hill near her childhood home, watching the construction of the Sydney Harbor Bridge.
Lyle Lobel Warner, a longtime Cambridge resident, died in her beloved Mount Auburn Street apartment on Sept. 6. She was 84.