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Autism awareness begins with one family’s story

In recognition of April as Autism Awareness Month, John Murray of Edgartown shares his experiences with his son Ryan, diagnosed with autism at 17 months.

Island towns save at VTA gas pumps

This week, the discount program allowed participating organizations to buy unleaded gas at a cost of $3.76 per gallon.

After year’s loss, Martha’s Vineyard Hospital trims costs

Martha's Vineyard Hospital estimates it will save $100,000 by eliminating a service that provided Portuguese interpretors for the mostly Brazilian patients.


Isaac R.

Academic Honors

Jeffrey W.

Martha’s Vineyard bridge club results

Bea Phear and partner Nancy Neil ran away with first-place honors at the Thursday, April 5, Island Bridge Club competition.

Martha’s Vineyard commmunity notes

Jesse Thomas, 18, of Oak Bluffs last week obtained the Boy Scouts of America's highest rank of Eagle Scout.

Flying Horses opens for the season

On Sunday, delighted children and adults took a spin on the oldest continuously operated carousel in the country.

To some naturalists, “native” is neither relative nor debatable

Native plants do best here, according to some horticulturalists, but what exactly constitutes a native?

Vineyard Youth Tennis – 10 years old with plans to grow

Vineyard Youth Tennis, a free tennis program for Island kids, is hoping to expand after ten successful years.

Rick Bausman, Jay Segel look to unlock neurological knots

What do you get when you mix a musician with a physician, both on a mission? In the case of Rick Bausman of Edgartown and Dr.


It's a big week, Edgartown! Now that I know you all attended Town Meeting, as no respectable reader of mine would shirk his or her civic responsibility, natch, I hope you'll all go to the polls today (Thursday, April 12) and vote.


Calling all children: Did you know the chipmunks are back and stranded on an island? See this G-rated film on Tuesday from 3:30 to 5 pm at the Vineyard Haven Library.


With an egg hunt here and an egg hunt there.


I spent the past weekend in Vermont, where it actually snowed.

Oak Bluffs

The weather was mostly kind to us over the Easter weekend.

West Tisbury

The 2011 Town Report is out.

Novelist Michael Ditchfield shares his life of epiphanies

Former Edgartown therapist Michael Ditchfield is working on his third novel.

Reel Picks: More on movies playing this week

Loosely based on the 1980s TV show.