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Making a difference: “Three Cups of Tea” project

It sounds like the plot of some sort of adventure movie with an emotional twist. In 1993, having spent 70 days trying to scale...

Skin deep

While many of us have made a New Year's resolution to improve our appearance with a fitness regimen, few may have thought to spend...

Oak Bluffs

It's always nice to start off the first column of a new year with an uplifting story. A friend related to me that retired...

An angel called Hazel

It can be a long and dreary season for people who suffer the disease of addiction. Fortunately for Islanders, Hazel Teagan is here.Ms. Teagan...

It’s about pizza time

Most people have their favorite couple of pizza places, whether they're ordering a slice for themselves or a few pies for a party. But...

Edgartown

There are a number of people on the Island that put considerable time into making the Red Stocking Fund a success, allowing children to...

Community suppers: Good food, good company

Sharing a meal with friends and neighbors can be the best way to lighten a long winter night. A number of the Island's churches,...

Chilmark

The Chilmark Library announces it will have a Friday night family movie series running for eight weeks from now through February. The movies will...

Survival Skills

The first week of the new decade featured the 50th Martha's Vineyard Christmas Bird Count (CBC), which due to fabulous weather (not) was postponed...

Aquinnah

This may be the last column for a while that contains any real information. If I remember last year correctly, Aquinnah goes into hiding...

New, temporary drawbridge opens; new, permanent bridge to come

With little fanfare, and even less ceremony, the temporary Lagoon Pond drawbridge opened to traffic yesterday afternoon. Police officers stopped traffic at both ends...

Wild striper bill coming next week

A bill that would prohibit the harvest and sale of wild striped bass in Massachusetts begins its upstream legislative journey next week in the...

Not the last word

Since early November, I've been working freelance for the Martha's Vineyard Commission to copy-edit and wrestle onto pages the final, printed version of the...

When snow has to go, towns plow, push, and blow

Island towns are grappling with sizable snowstorms this winter, putting a strain on local budgets. Most towns have mobilized all of their snow removal...

Final Ocean Act plan set

Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Ian Bowles released the final version of the ocean management plan Monday. He and other state officials described...

Home rehab grant totals $1 M

It is a cold, clear, sunny morning on Hitchings Circle in Oak Bluffs. Scattered around Laura Lee DeGregorio's yard are a half dozen trucks...

Hospital dollars to fund $1.1 M in health projects

The Martha's Vineyard Hospital must provide $1,140,000 for community health projects in order to comply with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) process...

Illusions, reality, and business

That there is an agricultural aura surrounding Morning Glory Farm and a bedrock, founding fathers, even 19th century ethos attached to the preaching of...

Martha’s Vineyard District Court Report

December 11, 2009Ernest P. McFarlane, Brookline; DOB 4/3/64, larceny by check over $250: to be dismissed upon payment of $700 restitution and $100 court...

Shot in throat, Cape man recovers

Dr. Joseph Asiaf, a 73-year-old pediatrician from Centerville who was struck in the neck by one buckshot pellet fired by an unidentified deer hunter...