Bluefish carried the day this year at the Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby, with two men taking home the grand prizes for bluefish caught from the shore and from a boat. The derby saw a record 3,282 registrants this year. The awards ceremony was held Sunday at Farm Neck Golf Club.
Jeff LaMarche and Becca Hamilton, both captains on the Chappaquiddick ferry, were married on the deck of the On Time II under a sky of pale blue at 1400 hours on Saturday afternoon. The ferry was dressed for the occasion in festive signal flags.
A lengthy public hearing process came to an end Friday morning, clearing the way for the Island Housing Trust to build a six-unit apartment building on Water street in Vineyard Haven. Lack of on-site parking was a sticking point.
The sound of bagpipes greeted guests as they arrived at the Grange Hall Thursday evening for the presentation of the 32nd Creative Living Award. Only the strains of Scotland the Brave, as played by Tony Peak, would do.
While the Ebola virus remains far afield, the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital has been preparing to respond in the unlikely event that a suspected case reaches Vineyard shores. An informational meeting was held this week with health care workers.