By LYNNE IRONS Last Saturday’s rain made me so happy. There is nothing quite like waking up to that soft patter. It sure makes one’s bed...

Tisbury Great Pond looked like a Japanese painting, flat calm with a fine mist hanging just over the surface. It was so quiet it was eerie. The...

Derby hat and pin

For the casual fisherman, fishing the Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby is like going from sandlot baseball to the major...

Temperature: Precip. Day Max. Min. Inches. Fº Fº Sept. 14 75 51 .00 Sept. 15 74 55 .80 Sept. 16 66 50 .22 Sept. 17 67 45 .00 Sept...

winter flounder

Island fish, like Island tourists, come and go with the seasons. Striped bass, bluefish, false albacore, bonito and scup and summer flounder...

Friday, Sept. 14: Sunny morning. Clouds on the increase in the afternoon. Humid and cool. Clouds are dramatic in the late afternoon; a mix of...

message in a bottle

Eat your heart out, Nicholas Sparks. Derby angler Janet Messineo last week found her second message in a bottle from an Island student...

children fishing

Eight-year-old Donald O’Shaughnessy of Edgartown won the 26th annual Kids’ Mini Derby on Sunday. Mr. O’Shaughnessy caught a 14 3/8 inch scup...

Oh boy, what a derby this is. The second week produced at least two records as eager anglers produced leader changes on a daily basis in...

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