The Martha's Vineyard Land Bank had a retirement party this week for Edith W. Potter, a Chappaquiddick resident and longtime conservationist.


Bless the poet/with the chickens/Bless the woman wracked/with pain

Feel the peace of solitude in our forests and our glens Pick the fruit of summer on our beaches with your friends


Lean and mean how Walter comes across Cash no credit That’s how they run the place

Will I grow old
and hang around the shop
Will young guys come
to pick my brain
and use my tools


Edgartown poet laureate Steve Ewing pays tribute to Rick Vanderhoop, who died Oct. 14 at his home in Aquinnah at the age of 60.