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How are those New Year's resolutions coming along? I'd imagine the YMCA is bustling with activity.


Sherm and Susie Goldstein are celebrating 26 years as innkeepers at the Mansion House.

Lakers overtake Bulls, Suns extinguish Heat

In Monday RCBL action at the Boys & Girls Club in Edgartown, the Lakers drew even with the Bulls in the final minutes of the fourth quarter and pulled off a 101-92 win in overtime.

Boys basketball team bests Somerset

Martha's Vineyard Regional High School coach Mike Joyce's varsity basketball team ran away from the Somerset Blue Raiders at the Sancy Pachico gym, Friday, 66-46.


Nearly one year ago the Chilmark School PTO hosted its second annual Caribbean Night.


I ran into June Manning at the library last week and we were both at a loss for any news happening in our small town.


The last name of Ellen Parsons Tatreau, the new interim pastor of First Baptist Church in Vineyard Haven and Gay Head Community Baptist Church in Aquinnah, was misspelled in an announcement in the Community section, published January 6.

Swim team will compete against Blue Hills

We, as many Vineyard sports buffs, were disappointed when weather called off the first scheduled swim meet between Martha's Vineyard Regional High School's new swim club team and Nantucket High last Sunday.

Thanks to the MV Shipyard crew

I would like to commend Phil Hale and the crew of the Martha`s Vineyard Shipyard for their assistance in rescuing my boat that slipped its mooring in the Lagoon during the northeaster last month.

Existential threat

"Most of us just don't get it," says the Friends Committee for National Legislation (FCNL).

Thanks from the Salvation Army

Once again this year, the Island has proven its extreme generosity in giving to our annual "Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign.

Solar solution to the mystery

It is a mystery to me why most Islanders have not "gone solar" long ago.

As revenue falls, tempers rise in Oak Bluffs

A week of meetings generated anger, confrontation, entrenchment, but no decisions on how Oak Bluffs intends to tackle a $238,000 revenue shortfall for the current budget year.

MV Museum decision due soon on former Marine Hospital site

The Martha's Vineyard Museum (MVM) board is up against a January 31 deadline to decide whether to buy the former Marine Hospital property in Vineyard Haven.

Jon Lipsky’s “Beginner’s Luck” at Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center

Colleagues and former students of Jonathan Lipsky, artistic associate of The Vineyard Playhouse and professor of playwriting and acting at Boston University, will read his play "Beginner's Luck: The Story of King Saul in the Bible" at the Martha's Vineyard Hebrew Center this Sunday, Jan.

Reel Picks

There's innocence and madness as the dance-obsessed ballerina Nina (a brilliant Natalie Portman), competes with Lily (Mila Kunis) for the principle role in "Swan Lake," a dual role that represents good and evil.

Chilmark farms’ wind turbine plans will be reviewed

The conflicting interests that swirl around plans to place large wind turbines on private property will be aired when the Chilmark zoning board of appeals (ZBA) holds a public hearing Wednesday on permits issued without public review to Grey Barn Farm and Allen Farm, both on South Road.

Public safety building is site choice for West Tisbury police

The West Tisbury committee charged with finding locations for a new police station presented its top choices and the reasoning behind them, at a public forum Tuesday before a sparse crowd of mostly public officials.