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Storm struck Wednesday, but Vineyard mostly spared

Martha's Vineyard public schools were closed yesterday, because of the weather but the Vineyard was spared the brunt of a storm that battered New England.

About the news business – a pre-modern view

Dan Reimold, a journalism professor at the University of Tampa, wrote the other day to ask for the answers to some questions, as a contribution to a journalism textbook he is preparing.

New rates, energy efficiency spark success for Cape Light Compact

Cape Light Compact (CLC) recently announced new electricity supply prices for residential, small commercial and large industrial customers that are the lowest for the compact since 2005.

High school musicians sing, play at festival

Five student musicians from the regional high school participated in the Southeast District Music Festival held at Duxbury High School over the weekend.

Habitat for Humanity M.V. creates needed housing

The foundation for Habitat for Humanity's ninth home on the Vineyard is ready to receive a former antique shop donated by the Martha's Vineyard Savings Bank.

Teen serving time for vehicular homicide gets house arrest

On May 21, 2010 Kelly McCarron began serving a one-year sentence in the Barnstable House of Correction for vehicular homicide while driving drunk, in connection with the accident that killed her close friend Jena Pothier.

Survive winter on the Vineyard with game night

The holidays are over and some of us are settling for a long winter nap.

Vineyard walkers rejoice in new edition of primer

The fourth edition of "Walking Trails of Martha's Vineyard" by William Flender arrived in bookstores just before Christmas.

Cape Poge beach is breached

The forces that relentlessly shape and re-shape Chappaquiddick's shoreline have punched a hole in the beach that separates Cape Poge Bay from Nantucket Sound.

Brazillian markets on the Vineyard

Tisbury Farm Market and the Vineyard Grocer, both owned by Brazilian-born Elio Silva "” a Vineyard resident for 23 years "” offer a wide array of goods.

When a canine squabble leads to the ICU

Big Dog didn't mean to hurt his friend, Tiny Dog.

Planning, testing, questioning pay off for gardeners

It is easy to have the feeling of losing one's head.

Noteworthy events

Ever wonder what it's like behind the scenes of a musical ballet? Mediation Way, a nonprofit dedicated to bridging cultural, race, and class gaps, presents "Urban Nutcracker: Anatomy of a Ballet," a documentary about Boston's BalletRox production of the community-based, multicultural "Urban Nutcracker" by Anthony Williams.

Don Groover, Kevin Keady weekly at The Wharf

The two are musical fixtures here. We've heard them countless times in bars, at street fairs, and at festivals.

Alex Bullen’s new book

"Wishful Thinking" by Alexandra Bullen, Point, Scholastic Inc.


Snow falls picturesquely at the chilly upstate New York cabin where 30-somethings Alex and Alice are hosting a New Year's Eve party.

“The Eve” – New thriller now filming on the Vineyard

The Vineyard is played for creeps in the movie "The Eve," which is being shot on the Island this month.


Isabelly B.