Fred Mascolo, Known to Islanders as Trader Fred, Dies at 65

A lawyer by education and a salesman by personality, Fred Mascolo opened his first store on Upper Main street in Edgartown in 1982, and eventually ran nine stores in the New England area.

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Charles Ogletree, Prominent Law Professor and Activist, Dies at 70

Charles James Ogletree Jr., law professor, seasonal Oak Bluffs resident and founder of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard Law School, died on Friday, August 4.

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Story Time

Some books require research, the writer visiting archives and interviewing all manner of people.

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From Terrestrial to Aquatic With Total Immersion Swimming

A few years ago, Steve Katz, doctor of chiropractic, looked out on the pond he had built in his West Tisbury backyard and thought it could be better.

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From Pebbles to Milestones, It All Adds Up

I was talking to a fellow dad the other day, the two of us sharing a beer on the porch. “Do you think it’s more sad or weird when a kid leaves home?” my friend asked.

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Prolific Author and Former Gazette Co-Owner, James Reston Jr. Dies

James Reston Jr., journalist, author and former co-owner of the Vineyard Gazette died of pancreatic cancer on Wednesday, July 19 at his home in Chevy Chase. Md. He was 82.

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Fourth of July Celebrations Blast Off

The centerpiece of the Fourth of July weekend festivities is, of course, the Edgartown parade, where floats of all sights and sizes strut their stuff throughout Edgartown on July 4.

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Boys Tennis Team Loses to Dover Sherborn in Semfinals

The boys tennis team ended its playoff run Monday, losing to Dover Sherborn in the division three state semifinals.

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Boys Tennis Cruises Through Quarterfinals

The boys tennis team swept Medfield High School 5-0 on Friday. They play Dover Sherborn on Monday in the semifinals of the division 3 state tournament.

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Boys Tennis Advances to Quarter Finals

The boys tennis team continued its strong work in post-season play, sweeping Boston Latin Academy 5-0 on Wednesday.

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