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Always be kind

Welcome to one of the scariest moments you'll ever live through.

Happy trails

Last month, after my column on the Vineyard Transit Authority was published here, I was struck by the vehemence of one online poster who lambasted our regional bus service as a source of traffic congestion and air pollution and an assault on American free enterprise.

Mary Lu Healey

Mary Lu Healey of Oak Bluffs died on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at the Martha's Vineyard Hospital.

Lt. Anna-Liza Villard-Howe takes command of NOAA research vessel

The first woman captain of NOAA's Gloria Michelle grew up on Chappaquiddick and learned the ropes on the Naushon Island and Chappy ferries.

West Tisbury voters pick and choose dogs on the beach rules

West Tisbury voters nibble at new rules for dogs on the Lambert's Cove Beach. They reject a new, tougher town leash law.

Jane Cottle Baker

Jane Cottle Baker died on April 9, 2012, at the Henrietta Brewer House in Vineyard Haven.

Martha’s Vineyard girls on to south semi finals in tennis tourney

The Vineyard girls defeated Fairhaven in five matches Tuesday. They will play Cohasset or Ursuline Thursday.

Sense of Wonder celebrates art students

The Sense of Wonder art classes have ended, but their summer camp begins soon. Last Sunday they hosted a benefit art sale at the camp.

Rotary Club Tim Conway benefit a hoot and a success

The Boathouse Club in Edgartown hosted a cocktail party with entertainers Tim Conway and Louise DuArt to benefit Rotary Club charities.

Drinks of the week on Martha’s Vineyard

For this new feature, interns Ben Williams and Naomi Pallas will scour establishments each week for classic and exciting drinks.

Martha’s Vineyard Ballet does “Annie”

The Martha's Vineyard School of Ballet dancers bring "Annie" to life on the Performing Arts Center stage.

Martha’s Vineyard to celebrate late Rose Treat

Family, friends and admirers will gather at 10 am on Saturday, June 9, at West Tisbury's Polly Hill Arboretum to honor the late Rose Treat.

PIKNIK comes to Edgartown

Michael Hunter's second Vineyard venture, an offspring of his 15-year-old Oak Bluffs-based business PIKNIK Art & Apparel, features an attractive co-mingling of fashion and art.

Beautiful beacons come to life with Vineyard Stories

Photographer Alison Shaw has the ability to transform a beautiful and familiar subject into a new experience for the viewer.

MV Relay for Life joins stories of hope and survival

Poor weather did little to hamper the spirits of those who walked to remember cancer victims and support cancer survivors.

Martha’s Vineyard downs Hanover in state boys tennis tourney

The top seeded Vineyard boys stayed unbeaten at 19-0 and advanced to the sectional semi-finals in the MIAA Division 3 state tournament.

Lakeville vote is strike two for Wampanoag Tribe casino

Lakeville voters on June 2 said no to a proposed tribal casino. On May 29, voters in the adjoining town of Freetown also rejected the plan.

SSA reports smell of smoke, but no fire, on Friday evening trip

The Steamship Authority said exhaust and not smoke led to false reports of a fire on the motor vessel Martha's Vineyard Friday evening.

Martha’s Vineyard girls off to a rousing start in state tourney

All five matches ended in straight sets. The Vineyarders (17-2) advance to play the winner of the Westport-Fairhaven match, Tuesday.