U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is coming to the Vineyard for a campaign event at a private residence in Chilmark on Saturday.

The Democratic presidential candidate and mayor of South Bend, Ind., came to the Vineyard Saturday as part of a campaign fundraising tour through the Northeast.
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg met with striking VTA drivers before a fundraising event at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School Saturday.


With two local races attracting voter interest, town clerks and poll workers around the Island were reporting steady turnout Tuesday for the state primary. Polls are open in every town from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Two candidates are seeking the Democratic nomination for county register of probate in the state primary a week from Tuesday.

On August 14, Ilhan Omar, a five-foot-tall Somali immigrant, became the second Muslim woman to win a major party primary in a federal election.