• Capt. John Kondratowicz
    Capt. John Kondratowicz, Commander of Sector Southeastern New England, talks about the work of Senior Chief Olsen.
    Mark Alan Lovewell
  • Festivities under a tent.
    Coast Guard officials, local police and fire officials attended the installation under a tent put up at the station.
    Mark Alan Lovewell
  • Senior chief Jason Olsen
    Senior Chief Jason Olsen thanks the Vineyard community for their support during his years of leading the station.
    Mark Alan Lovewell
  • Coast Guard station crew
    Coast Guard station crew.
    Mark Alan Lovwell
  • Family, friends and colleagues.
    Family, friends and colleagues came to watch the reading of the orders.
    Mark Alan Lovewell
  • Senior Chief Robert Riemer
    Senior Chief Robert Riemer thanks Senior Chief Olsen for his efforts at the station.
    Mark Alan Lovewell
  • Incoming Senior Chief Robert Riemer and outgoing Senior Chief Jason Olsen.
    Mark Alan Lovewell

News

President Obama will return to Martha’s Vineyard early next month for a 16-day family vacation, the White House confirmed this week. The Obamas will stay in Chilmark again, but this year in a...
The Chilmark All-Star Game will be played Sunday, July 13. The players are chosen by secret ballot on a location near Abel’s Hill. Who will they be? Perhaps Bizu Horwitz, who has developed into an...
Many striped bass fishermen are reporting a poor catch early in the season. The commercial fishery opened June 23. New rules are in place this year with lower daily bag limits and reduced fishing...

Celebrations

Thorpe Karabees of Chilmark, an incoming first-year student, has been admitted to the University of Vermont’s Honors College.
Cody Coutinho of Chilmark, a senior majoring in civil engineering, and Skylah Forend of Oak Bluffs, a sophomore majoring in human development, were named to the dean’s list.
Gabriela Herman and Tyson Evans were married on June 21 at a private residence overlooking Stonewall Beach in Chilmark.

Obituaries

Michael Standard of Burlington, Vt., and seasonal resident of Chilmark, died on July 2 at the Martha's Vineyard Hospital. He was 79.
David Schaenman, a Chilmark summer resident, died on June 17. He was 83. A resident of Mamaroneck, N.Y., for over 50 years, David was born in New York city in 1930 to Celia and Morris Schaenman.