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WVVY will apply for full-power license

By a bizarre combination of circumstances, West Tisbury this year is one of only 67 communities in the whole United States which the Federal...

Women on the rink

Ice hockey is known as a rough and tumble sport, probably best suited to those among us with younger, more resilient bodies. But hockey...

West Tisbury

Three mildish days last week and everyone I know is up to their eyeballs in seed catalogues and garden plans. Green tips of daffodils...

Legal snag puts West Tisbury, Housing Trust, at odds

The 250 State Road affordable housing development hit a bump in the road at the West Tisbury planning board last week, when board members...

The heart of Vineyard Healthcare

While the Island may take on a serene and all's well appearance especially at this time of year, there are many people here who...

Tisbury

If you didn't vote, I don't want to hear about it. Certainly no one could claim ignorance. We were bombarded with phone calls and...

Game night

The tease of warm weather last weekend did not inspire me to head outdoors. Instead, I continued my plans for indoor fun to pass...

Islanders ignore trend, go Coakley

Singing their own tune, and doing so in splits better than two to one in four towns, Vineyard voters led the parade for state...

Oak Bluffs

Sunday morning at dawn, I was treated to a beautiful winter sunrise. The horizon to the east looked as if it had been kissed...

On the go

Ok, so it's January on Martha's Vineyard. Post-holiday blues. Patriots choked against the Ravens, so no playoffs. Opening Day at Fenway is months away....

Martin Luther King still shows the way

The theme of the annual Martha's Vineyard NAACP membership and award brunch this year was "Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to Barack Obama" and...

Classic undertaking

I'm not going to talk about New Year's resolutions again. That ship has sailed. I'm sure that by this time, three weeks into 2010,...

Island to island: Help for Haiti

Fadnor Pierre's family is alive. Worry gnawed at the former Vineyard resident for five days last week while he waited for news of the...

What’s new

Tisbury Farm Market held the first of several wine and cheese tastings last Friday evening. From 5 to 7 pm, shoppers were treated to...

Origami unfolded: “Between the Folds”

Paper hats, paper airplanes, and origami cranes seem like child's play. The documentary "Between the Folds" demonstrates that paper folding is far more sophisticated...

An unexpected winter visitor

On Sunday morning two weeks ago there was a fluffy orange mound huddled in the tray of my birdfeeder. I thought I had eaten...

The high price of affordability

The provision of needed affordable housing on Martha's Vineyard has become exclusively the responsibility of a series of public-private partnerships. Zoning and development rules...

Martha’s Vineyard District Court Report

January 8, 2010Samuel G. Arruda, West Tisbury; DOB 1/10/85, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon: one year pretrial probation.Matthew Hannigan, Edgartown; DOB 8/25/75,...

Chilmark

"There are things that we don't want to happen but have to accept, things we don't want to know but have to learn, and...

Six win Chilmark homesites

Cameron Parry is one of six Island residents whose dreams came true Tuesday. Along with five other lucky residents, he will be able to...