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Oak Bluffs elects Gail Barmakian, spurns Prop. 2.5 requests

Gail Barmakian won a four-way race for a seat on the Oak Bluffs board of selectmen, in balloting on April 15.

A passion for indigenous people

Local businesswoman and Edgartown resident Kati Johnsen splits her time equally between the Vineyard and an isolated community in Peru where she is involved on a number of levels.

Fire destroys Quenames house

Fire destroyed a house on Quenames Road in Chilmark on Sunday, April 11.

Playhouse warms up for summer

If MJ Bruder Munafo guesses right, you'll laugh, clap, tap your feet, and find yourself riveted by this summer's four offerings at The Vineyard Playhouse.

Oak Bluffs

A typical Vineyard spring season has arrived with the colder temperatures and rain we have been having.

Enhance the community

We live and work in Vineyard Haven, and we are in support of beer and wine.

Preserve Tisbury

I was born and raised here, and am currently a resident of Tisbury.

Right whales in Island waters; State cautions mariners

The state Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) urges mariners to use caution in the coastal waters around Martha's Vineyard where two pairs of mother and calf right whales are feeding.

Fit for peasantry?

Today is Earth Day, the 40th anniversary of this well-intentioned rite, semantically dedicated to the wellbeing of our home planet, Earth.

Earth Day

This past Saturday morning, more than a hundred volunteers set out into the chilly, misty rain to help clean up the island's beaches.


Forty years ago the Environmental Protection Agency was established to address the pubic demand for cleaner water, air, and land.


Those who got an early start to putting away their winter wardrobes were not rewarded this past week as temperatures fell back to what we would expect for this time of year.


Are we really almost through with April? What a pleasant spring we have had so far.

Ernest F. Nippes

Ernest Frederick Nippes, an academic committed to leadership, service, and devotion, died at home on April 3 surrounded by his family in Sanford, Florida.

Mary Jackson

Mary Etta Jackson, 74, died on April 15 peacefully at her home in Edgartown, surrounded by loved ones.


Congratulations to Heather and Paul.

Soggy Alley Park gets drainage repairs

Contractors worked this week to repair a longstanding drainage problem in Alley Park (formerly known as Waban Park).

A happy, lopsided pooch

"What's up?" I asked casually, ushering Thunderbolt and owner into the exam room.

A straightforward issue

You'd never know it from all of the emotional rhetoric, but the beer and wine question facing Tisbury voters next Tuesday is a remarkably straightforward issue.

Real change for the better

A yes vote to permit the sale of beer or wine will allow only the following to occur: The sale of only beer or wine, only with food, only at your table, only at dining establishments approved and licensed by the town, only at those with at least 30 seats, and only by wait staff who have received state approved certification.