• 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

Four years ago this week, Menemsha harbor was a chaotic scene. Dark smoke from the west dock billowed out to sea and burning embers floated on the water. The wooden Coast Guard boathouse built in...
Chilmark offers some of the lowest rates on the Island for community events. But local groups ranging from the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society to the Rotary Club could soon find themselves...
On Monday and Tuesday of this past week the Chamber Music Society started their summer season in fine form. The season continues with a concert simply called “Cool.”

Celebrations

Beatrice Whiting and Patrick Ruel of Chilmark announce the birth of a son, Asa Allen Ruel, born on July 10 at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital.
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.

Obituaries

Michael Standard, a Chilmark summer resident and a retired partner in the New York city law firm Rabinowitz, Boudin, Standard, Krinsky and Lieberman, died of pneumonia on July 2 at Martha’s Vineyard...
Michael Standard of Burlington, Vt., and seasonal resident of Chilmark, died on July 2 at the Martha's Vineyard Hospital. He was 79.