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The Derby is the perfect antidote to summer stress

The 66th Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby begins Sunday. For fishermen, it is a season unto itself.

Survey finds hidden fish treasures in Martha’s Vineyard streams

Brook trout that are the biological descendants of fish that date back to colonial times still survive in hidden streams.

Plum TV shutters Martha’s Vineyard station operation

In a major restructuring, the Miami based company with stations in eight resort communities shut down its Vineyard station Tuesday.

Storage yard fire began in a boat but cause is undetermined

The state Fire Marshal's office has appealed for any information that could help determine the cause of a fire that destroyed six boats.

Chilmark considers ambulance service pact

Chilmark selectmen, at their Tuesday meeting, discussed a draft agreement for ambulance services for the three up-Island towns and reviewed the damage caused by hurricane Irene.

Federal judge rules First Amendment protects videotaping

One day after Tisbury police

Charges dropped against young man who videotaped Tisbury police

The family of a young man arrested for videotaping police agreed not to sue. The charges were later dropped.

Tisbury selectmen rein in police parking

Agreement reached to limit parking for police department personnel.

Martha’s Vineyard will remember 9/11 victims at Sunday ceremony

A special ceremony starting at 8:40 am on Sunday at Five Corners will commemorate the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

All Island tennis tourney for Hospice a winner

The All Island Championship Tennis Tournament, to benefit of Hospice of Martha's Vineyard, was held at the Farm Neck courts, Friday to Sunday, September 2 to 4.

Vineyard teams tune up for regular season

Several Vineyard teams hosted scrimmages last week in preparation for the upcoming fall high school sports season.

The 21st Oar and Paddle regatta

The twenty-first annual Oar and Paddle Regatta, postponed one week by Hurricane Irene, splashed off Sunday on Sengekontacket Pond at the Little Bridge with 55 people and one dog entering the lists.

Sports highlights

The Martha's Vineyard Regional High School varsity field hockey team began the regular season with a trip to Scituate for a Labor Day weekend tournament against strong division-one competition.

Vineyard golfers get MVRHS fall sports off to good start

The Martha's Vineyard Regional High School golf team was the first to play a varsity contest in the new school year and got the fall sports season off to a good start with a 249-271 win over the Nauset Warriors, Friday afternoon at the Edgartown Golf Club.

On Martha’s Vineyard and everywhere else, vets covet certainty

How often can any doctor be 100 percent certain about a diagnosis, whether for a four- or two-legged patient?

Dry weather imperils plants on Martha’s Vineyard

With no significant rain in a month, Island flora is dangerously stressed when it needs to be tough going into the dark months.

Martha’s Vineyard readers consider colonialism

Philip Weinstein, an English professor at Swarthmore College, will teach a course this fall to Island readers, based on four novels.

10th anniversary for Edgartown Lighthouse children’s memorial

A special place at the mouth of Edgartown Harbor honors children, both from the Island and far away, whose lives ended way too soon.

West Tisbury

September has always been my favorite month, the most beautiful, and the beginning of time spread in front of me.

Oak Bluffs

It's that time or year again when the children head back to school after a long summer break.