Students at the Vineyard Youth Tennis Center got a chance to work with a master on Tuesday, when famed tennis coach Nick Bollettieri visited for the afternoon. Tennis center director Scott Smith worked with Mr. Bollettieri in the 1980s.
Suzanne Goldsmith's first novel, Washashore, features a main character inspired by Gus Ben David. The novel received the Green Earth Book Award which recognizes books that promote environmental stewardship.
Meeting on the Vineyard Tuesday, Steamship Authority governors approved raising fares for passengers and excursion rates on the Martha’s Vineyard route next year. Steamship Authority management said more fare increases could be on the way in the coming years.
Allan (Buddy) deBettencourt was a teenager when he first joined the Oak Bluffs fire department; at the time his father also was a fireman. Buddy deBettencourt went on to serve 56 years, and with others was recognized in a ceremony last weekend.