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.
Allan (Buddy) deBettencourt was a teenager when he first joined the Oak Bluffs fire department and his father was a fireman in town. He went on to serve 56 years, and along with others, was recognized in a ceremony last weekend.
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.
More than 80 people took to the streets of Vineyard Haven and Oak Bluffs Sunday afternoon in solidarity with the hungry for the 24th annual CROP Hunger Walk. As of Monday, the effort had raised more than $14,500.