UpcomingThursday, Aug. 13Crafting at the CPL with Lisa Purdy: 6 p.m. Aug. 13. To register: https://bit.ly/2PsbBYZ. The Cambridge Public Library will be offering Natural Dyeing with Lisa Purdy. Local artist and curator, Purdy will teach residents how to naturally dye at home, demonstrating how to turn around an item of clothing — or other textiles — using natural dye sources. Registration is required.Club Passim, Grateful Dead: 7 p.m. Aug. 12-13. To watch stream: [...]
Massachusetts legislature makes funding commitment for FY21Leaders of both branches and the administration recently announced that they would commit to no less than level funding for unrestricted general government aid and Chapter 70 public school funding plus inflation for the coming Fiscal Year 2021.Amidst the uncertainty of the COVID-19 health crisis and shutdown, guaranteed funding for local programs and central functions like education may help [...]
Bates CollegeNicky Longo, of Cambridge, made the dean's list for the fall 2019 semester at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. Students must achieve a GPA of 3.8 or higher to be named to the dean's list. Longo is a junior majoring in theater and psychology.Olympia Fisher and Nicky Longo, of Cambridge, made the dean's list for the spring 2020 semester at Bates College in Lewiston, Minnesota. Fisher is a junior majoring in politics and geology. Longo is a [...]
CASPAR, a homelessness and addiction recovery services provider, has been awarded a $20,000 grant by the Cambridge Community Foundation to provide food and clothing for guests at their Emergency Services Center in Cambridge and people receiving support from the FirstStep street outreach team. The funds for this grant were made possible by the Massachusetts COVID-19 Relief Fund.CASPAR's mission is to improve the lives of individuals and families in Cambridge and Somerville who [...]
The Cambridge School Committee has approved a plan that will have about 70% of students learning remotely. Students with high needs and those in younger grades will have the option of returning to the classroom.After months of conversation, committee members debated and analyzed for another seven hours Thursday night on how best to send students and staff back to school for the 2020-21 school year.As part of the plan (the full plan can be found on CPS's [...]
From 6-7:30 p.m. Aug. 13, Cambridge City Councilor Denise Simmons and School Committee vice chair Manikka Bowman are moderating a program on CCTV commemorating the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which codified women's right to vote in the United States.The program is entitled "100 Years of Women's Suffrage, and 45 Years of Waiting," in acknowledgement that it was not until 1965 — 45 years after the 19th Amendment was passed — that the Voting Rights Act was [...]
Councilor Quinton Zondervan said he wasn't surprised to learn Cambridge Police Department has stockpiled an arsenal of military-style weapons and gear, including automatic rifles, sniper rifles and shotguns after the department released an inventory of its property last week."I kind of knew those things were out there," Zondervan said. "And [...]
Friends of Cambridge Rindge & Latin School have expressed their appreciation of Dr. Christopher Saheed, who as the high school principal at the time, provided advice and encouragement to Dr. Elaine Schear and Donna Spiegelman, the two CRLS parents who founded the organization in 2006."Although we were brand new CRLS parents when we approached Dr. Saheed about starting a nonprofit, he didn't flinch. He even made sure FOCRLS had an office at the school," said Schear. "We soon were [...]
With the rollout of Phase Three reopening, the staff at Christopher's in Porter Square had begun preparations to return to indoor dining: replacing air filters, separating tables, offering new training for staff. But plans suddenly ground to a halt when the situation became perfectly clear. "People are not ready to eat indoors yet and we are not ready to expose our staff," said Holly Heslop, co-owner.Outdoor dining was not a reasonable option. Social distancing requirements allowed [...]
Horoscope for Aug. 10-16The heat is on for many fire signs this week. Aries (especially) Leo and Sagittarius are under the gun as Mars squares Pluto and the sun joins the mix to pour fuel on the fire. Mars is in its domicile under Aries and is especially eager to leave its mark. Fellow fire signs will also pick up on the energy. The sun is in the late degrees of Leo and certain to be a major player.Of course, all signs will feel the energy as this is quite [...]
Elizabeth A. Daley, 58, of Falmouth, passed away unexpectedly at home on Monday, July 27, 2020. Born in Roslindale on December 20, 1961, she was the daughter of the late Robert L. and Marguerite I. (Bradley) Daley. Elizabeth was a resident of Falmouth and Martha’s Vineyard for 30 years, and formerly of Bellingham. She was
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An Oak Bluffs man has been contacted by the FBI about a large bill he received for an ambulance transfer to Woods Hole. In December, The Times revealed an FBI inquiry was underway at the Oak Bluffs Fire Department. The status of that probe, which encompasses the Oak Bluffs Ambulance Service, remains unclear. Oak Bluffs
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A woman whose house was used by a video production company to shoot multiple pornographic films has won a partial victory in the case. Leah Bassett filed a federal lawsuit in 2018 alleging that her Aquinnah house was used by the production company to film porn over a seven-month period. A federal judge ruled Thursday
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A bill sponsored by Rep. Dylan Fernandes would give the Martha’s Vineyard Shellfish Group more control of the John T. Hughes Hatchery and Research Station in Oak Bluffs. Commonly known as the lobster hatchery for past endeavors there, the state facility is occupied by the Shellfish Group, which propagates shellfish on the premises, such as
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Looking to support local businesses, the Edgartown Board of Trade has kicked off its first Great Edgartown Raffle. Tickets for the 50/50 raffle can be purchased at $10 a piece at the event’s Rallyup page at https://bit.ly/edgraffle. Tickets are available until December 12 at 11:59 pm. The drawing will be held on December 13 at
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Noah AsimowCharles Morgan, 59, of West Tisbury, was killed while on vacation in a south Florida hotel room last week, according to his wife and a press release from the Broward County sheriff’s office.
Noah AsimowAfter a slow start to the summer, the state Division of Marine Fisheries has proposed extensions to the commercial striped bass, black sea bass and summer flounder seasons, hoping to add additional fishing days and adjust catch limits for fishermen as fall approaches.
Monday, August 10, 2020 - 3:20pmFern Leigh Thomas, 68, of Oak Bluffs died on July 26, after being diagnosed with lung cancer at the beginning of the month.
She was born on September 17, 1951, to parents Lloyd and Elaine Thomas in Pittsburg, Calif. Fern graduated from Midwood High School in Brooklyn in 1968 and received her degree from Northeastern University and a master’s degree from Bucknell University.
Anyone who knew Fern knew she loved the Inkwell, good music and her children fiercely. She was the life of every party and shared her light with anyone who crossed her path.
Fern is predeceased by her father, Lloyd A. Thomas, her favorite guy in the world.
She is survived by her mother, Elaine Thomas; her brother and sister, Guy and Tobi Thomas; her children Ian, Hailee and Kia; and her three beautiful granddaughters.
Fern will be cremated by Floyd A. Williams Funeral Home in Boston. There will not be a traditional service as she was anything but, details for her celebration of life will be shared at a later date.
Article Updated: Date Updated: Monday, August 10, 2020 - 3:20pm