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Stop funding the wars

This is a copy of a letter I have written to Senator John F.

What Halloween has become

All Souls Day and Dia de los Muertos is a religious holiday when we should remember our deceased relatives.

The oceans need sharks

This is a copy of a letter written to the Oak Bluffs selectmen.

A fall gathering gathered friends

Recently, an event was held at the area and beach that has become known nationally as the Inkwell.

Politics and hero worship

You can learn a lot from dogs, from watching them, from doing their bidding, and from interpreting their moods.

Roundabout – a moment of truth for the MVC

The roundabout application for the Blinker intersection in Oak Bluffs is not the first controversial issue the Martha's Vineyard Commission (MVC) has faced in its existence, but it is surely a seminal one that could fix public attitudes, for better or worse, toward the regional planning agency for a long time to come.

How do we test our complicated, expensive education system?

Educating 2,200 or so Vineyard youngsters is expensive.

Easy Do-It-Yourself ideas

We asked our readers on Facebook and Twitter to submit easy DIY tips for home decorations.

Brewskis for benevolence

A beer tasting last Saturday at the Portuguese-American Club raised money for the club's fundraising committee.

Noteworthy events

Saffron, a spice produced by a fall-blooming crocus, will be harvested at Native Earth Teaching Farm.

Reel Picks

Remake of the 1984 classic.

Shopping for sweet treats on Martha’s Vineyard

What's to find at Ben and Bills, New Moon Magick, Good Ship Lollipop, Murdick's Fudge, Cronig's, and Stop and Shop.

Edgartown to try again for special town meeting quorum

Lacking a quorum, Edgartown postpones the October 25 special town meeting.

The incredible, edible forest at Native Earth Teaching Farm

A small group of volunteers showed up on a summerlike afternoon to engage in the first steps towards raising a variety of wild mushrooms.

Local buying in the off season

There are still plenty of ways to get on board with the buy local philosophy or extend your current commitment into the fall and beyond.

Fan of foie gras? Find it at several Vineyard restaurants

Year-round Vineyard diners will have a few new places to add to the going-out-to-dinner repertoire this season.

Comedian Jimmy Tingle at The Vineyard Playhouse Oct. 28-29

The Cambridge native established himself as a comic in the '80s and '90s with appearances at comedy clubs around Boston and New York.

Tony Horwitz’s “Midnight Rising” digs up John Brown

A reporter's story about Brown, a religious fundamentalist & conscientious man aware of his effect on family, creditors, and benefactors.

Video: Scarecrows lining the streets of Vineyard Haven

Before you head out to see all the scarecrows on Martha's Vineyard, get a special preview from MVPCS Development Director Paul Karasik.

Traditional books vs. e-books. Who wins?

What happens when kids prefer iPads and Kindles and lose interest in traditional books? Perhaps an end of an era, but it may not be a losing battle.