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WHOI scientist says new water tests could improve beach testing

Even when state standards are met, some will still get sick swimming on Island beaches, but a new kind of test could provide an early warning.

Vineyard Farm Project looks to grow public support for purchase

Representatives of Island conservation and agricultural groups met Tuesday night to discuss how to go about acquiring the former Thimble Farm.

Russ Hoxsie, Dad

Dad was rather humble and didn't like a big fuss.

Jane Newhall

Jane Newhall, aged 97, of San Francisco and West Tisbury, died July 27 at home in the town she so loved.

MV Book Festival interview series: Kitty Pilgrim

A little taste of this Sunday's event: the interview series meets with authors who will discuss their work at the MV Book Festival this weekend.

Paul Karasik’s many talents

Teacher and cartoonist Paul Karasik's show opens tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 5, at the West Tisbury Public Library. The artist's reception is at 4 pm.

Cocktails at Vineyard beer & wine establishments

Restaurants such as Among the Flowers, Offshore Ale, and the Aquinnah Shop get creative when making cocktails without the hard stuff.

Badfish, a Sublime tribute band, at Nectar’s Aug. 4

Badfish, nominated for Best Tribute Act in the Boston Music Awards, makes a tour stop on the Vineyard.

Kahoots on Island-wide tour

Well-loved Island band Kahoots plays August 1 through August 7 in all Island towns, including Chappaquiddick.

West Tisbury reopens Uncle Seth’s Pond

In what has been a reoccurring summer cycle, West Tisbury health officials Wednesday closed a popular beach due to high bacteria counts.

Birds gone, TTOR reopens Cape Poge gut vehicle access

The Trustees of Reservations has reopened the oversand vehicle trail along a portion of Cape Poge Reservation on Chappaquiddick known as the "elbow."

Russell S. Hoxsie

Dr. Russell S. Hoxsie, a beloved and widely respected Island family doctor, died July 30. He was 83.

Possible Dreams Auction raises $251,350

The Possible Dreams auction raised $251,350 for Martha's Vineyard Community Services. The money will help defray the $1 million in care given by MVCS.

Tisbury police ask for help in sexual assault investigation

Tisbury Police have asked for the public's help in locating a man wanted in connection with a sexual assault investigation.

Judith Drew Schubert: Back from a hiatus

Periwinkle Studio owner Judith Drew Schubert returns from a five-year hiatus with new pastels and block print textile designs.

The 53rd All Island Art Show

The 53 annual All Island Art Show was held Monday, Aug. 1, once again encircling the Tabernacle in the Oak Bluffs Campgrounds in art.

Remembering artist and educator Della Hardman

There is something and everything about the late Della Hardman that makes her revered and so fondly remembered on the Island.

MV Book Festival interview series: Jeffrey Kusama-Hinte

A little taste of this Sunday's event: the interview series meets with speakers who will discuss their work at the MV Book Festival this weekend.

Isabel Wilkerson on deck for Summer Institute

Pulitzer-winning journalist to speak at the Martha's Vineyard Hebrew Center on Thursday.

Martha’s Vineyard Jazz Festival August 6–13

Across 6 Island venues, a talented lineup of musicians will present music often described as America's first original art form, with Vineyard flavor.