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Sense of Wonder’s annual art show

Although Pam Benjamin is in the 21st season of Sense of Wonder, the school and camp program she founded, owns, and operates, she still makes it sound like a new and exciting experience.

Drama of past misdeeds at Vineyard Playhouse

The three characters in "Tape," now playing at the Vineyard Playhouse, convene in a room in a Michigan Motel 6 and become a combustible combination.


Our condolences go out to the family of Dr.

Gov will not sign on to federal immigration security program

The Patrick administration has opted against signing onto the federal Secure Communities initiative, citing a "lack of clarity" and inconsistent implementation of a national program that uses locally gathered fingerprinting information to verify the immigration status of those arrested in Massachusetts.

Rep. Tim Madden will provide legislative update

State representative Tim Madden will speak about the Legislative session, and answer questions about the budget challenges, health coverage for public employees, and re-districting plans as Massachusetts prepares to lose one of its Congressional seats due to a drop in the state census.

Camp financial aid available on Martha’s Vineyard

Unless parents have the summer off along with their children, keeping kids occupied and having fun in July and August can get expensive, especially here on Martha's Vineyard.

Dukes County Jail suspects visitor provided drugs to prisoners

Five inmates at the Dukes County Jail and House of Correction tested positive for a prescription narcotic last week, according to Dukes County Sheriff Michael McCormack.

Martha’s Vineyard Hospital belongs to top ten system

Thomson Reuters, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare, named Partners HealthCare, which includes Martha's Vineyard Hospital and its parent hospital Mass General Hospital, one of the nation's "10 Top Health Systems.

Thanks for retrieving my plane

I thank the Oak Bluffs Fire Department's chief and Lieutenant DeBettencourt, and the men of the ladder truck, for retrieving my radio-controlled model airplane from a tall tree.

Edgartown’s $3.5 million sparrows’ nest

Sauntering down North Water Street, I couldn't help but notice the historic Captain Warren House, next to the Edgartown Library.

Relay for Life on Martha’s Vineyard

"Whatever you're doin', do it good," from Charles Wright's "Express Yourself" cranked out of speakers early Saturday morning at the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School track.

Graduation Day at the Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School

Seven seniors at the Martha's Vineyard Public Charter School took a last, slow walk away from the schoolhouse off State Road in West Tisbury at the school's commencement on Sunday.

American ladies are beautiful and plentiful on Martha’s Vineyard

With the beginning of June and the end (one hopes) of this year's dismal spring weather, the butterfly season is in full swing on the Vineyard.

Martha’s Vineyard Commission says Goodale pit requires hearing

Martha's Vineyard Commission changes course on Goodale's pit and orders a public hearing on development review.

Here’s to 40 more

Two events recently held by the Edgartown Council on Aging, also known as The Anchors, commemorated the council's 40th anniversary, while recognizing and acknowledging the staff and volunteers who have contributed so much to Edgartown and Martha's Vineyard seniors in the last four decades.


It finally feels like summer is actually happening and I'm not talking just about the weather.

Ideal education experience at Oak Bluffs School

As eighth grade graduation approaches, I am struck with an overwhelming feeling of awe and gratitude.


Ever have one of those weeks where nothing quite falls into the right place? I took notes on interesting topics, had envelopes with stories passed along to me to share, and yet none of this will make it in this week's column since I, somehow, managed to misplace them.