As Derby Days Wane, the Time to Cast Is Now

As the 76th Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby heads into the final week of competition, a day 40 years ago is on a lot of fishermen’s minds — the Columbus Day blitz.

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High School Golf Team Shines at Invitational

The Vineyard's high school golf team tied for second place out of 11 teams in the annual Vineyard Invitational, held Sunday at the Vineyard Golf Club.

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Arnie Reisman, Journalist, Former Island Poet Laureate

Mr. Reisman died suddenly early Monday, his wife Paula Lyons confirmed. He was 79 and was a columnist for the Vineyard Gazette.

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When the Headliner Is Oysters, the Masses Are in Bivalve Heaven

The inaugural Martha's Vineyard Oyster Fest featured two days of happiness on the half-shell, with a host of tastings, panels and perfect weather.

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LadyFest Rocks for a Good Cause

When asked how many bands will be performing at this year’s LadyfestMV on Saturday night, co-founder Rose Guerin answered: “A million.”

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Who Rules the Derby? Fickle Fish Are Out in Front

There is a particular type of cruelty the fishing gods dole out, especially during the derby.

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MCAS Scores Lower for Island Schools, Following State Trend During Pandemic

Martha’s Vineyard public school students experienced a dip in MCAS scores following a difficult two years that involved virtual learning during the Covid pandemic.

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An Albie Crosses the Scale and the 76th Derby Is On

At first, they were catching more conversations and cavities than fish at the first weigh-in Sunday morning for the 76th Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby.

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Hooked on a Feeling; Derby Calls to Old Salts and Newcomers Alike

At 12:01 am. Sunday, the 76th annual Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby begins. First weigh opens at 8 a.m. Sunday.

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Fall Sports Are Back in Season

Most fall sports teams begin their seasons this weekend, with home and away games across the board.

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