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Beer and wine questions in West Tisbury leave voters in a muddle

I have been asked to write a brief piece about the West Tisbury beer and wine question, which is article 41 on the April 10 town meeting warrant and will appear on the ballot two days later.

Hogwash and the straight dope – Comcast and Edgartown

Our neighbor Brian Roberts of West Tisbury, the chief of Comcast, may have a hazy sense of the troubled negotiations continuing between the Island's cable advisory board and his $43 billion company, for a new 10-year contract to provide cable TV services to the residents of Martha's Vineyard.

A library moment for an Island that loves its libraries

In the season of annual town meetings that opens this Tuesday, public libraries are making headlines in four of the six Island towns.

It’s time to have your say

West Tisbury may style itself the Athens of the Island, but the truth is that Island voters in all six towns may shed their workaday selves and behave like Athenians (pre-European debt debacle Athenians, that is) at annual town meetings beginning next week.

Doris P. Jackson

Doris Pope Jackson, a longtime resident of Malden, died on Monday, April 2, with her loving family by her side.

Lexie Roth on music, family, and loss

The part-time Vineyard musician is raising money for her album through Kickstarter.com.

Short eight voters Tuesday, Tisbury will roll special into annual

Tisbury failed to convene a special town meeting Tuesday when the town fell eight voters short of the one hundred needed for a quorum.

Martha’s Vineyard Film Society screens “Gerhard Richter – Painting”

"Gerhard Richter – Painting" is an unprecedented and fascinating look at a world-class artist at work in his studio.

Judith B. Morse

Judith (Judy) Barney Morse, 70, of West Tisbury and formerly of Attleboro died on March 27 at Martha's Vineyard Hospital of injuries sustained earlier that day in an automobile accident.

Downtown Edgartown awakes and makes room

Spring is a time of renewal. While we do have several stores that stay open year round, most begin to liven up in April and May.

Summer camps on Martha’s Vineyard

It may seem a bit early to be thinking about summer, with three months of school left, but it will be here before we know it.

IMPers do INDIGO: Improv on Martha’s Vineyard

IMPers entertained at the Katharine Cornell Theatre this past Sunday, April 1.

Harley Riders, family, friends will gather to remember Linda Wood

The Martha's Vineyard Harley Riders will hold a benefit for the family of Linda Wood and a memorial service on Saturday, April 7, at the P-A Club in Oak Bluffs.

Martha’s Vineyard Charter Schoolers do Shakespeare

Shakespeare can be daunting even to seasoned actors, but students at the Charter School were up to the challenge.

Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society annual potluck fed the masses

The Ag Society's annual potluck at the Ag Hall in West Tisbury included a presentation of a book that honors the 150th anniversary of the Society.

Police investigate Martha’s Vineyard Chowder Company burglary

Oak Bluffs police are investigating the theft of two safes from the popular restaurant early Monday morning.