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White Wave

My father, an immigrant, named me for the sea. Not for the great blue shining eye reflecting its ruler the sky, nor for...

Martha’s Vineyard Bridge Club results

Competitive duplicate bridge is now in full summer-season swing on Martha's Vineyard with three opportunities during the week for play.

Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation adds new directors, elects officers

Sheriff's Meadow Foundation has announced that at its annual meeting on June 15 it welcomed five new directors to the board, re-elected several existing directors to new terms, re-elected officers, and welcomed three new honorary directors.

Skyla Harthcock designs winning Tisbury Street Fair tee-shirt

Skyla Harthcock of Tisbury School won a Street Fair tee-shirt design contest sponsored by the Tisbury Firefighters Association.

Federated Church will share music and adventures with Island Sunday

Remembering how we participated in worship services in Italy, we decided to repeat the format in our own meetinghouse, following a Sunday service.

Author Charlayne Hunter-Gault will speak on her civil rights journey

The well known author will speak on, "To the Mountaintop: My Journey through the Civil Rights Movement," to benefit Island Elderly Housing.

From darners to gliders, dragonflies like Martha’s Vineyard

Our dragonflies are diverse, abundant insects, and major players in our ecology: they eat everything from gnats up to other dragonflies.

Martha’s Vineyard District Court report

Michael Francis Ayers, Vineyard Haven; DOB 4/9/63, negligent operation of motor vehicle, leaving the scene of property damage: continued to pretrial conference.

Habitat’s mission is make homeownership affordable

Thank you very much for covering the ribbon-cutting of Habitat's eighth house on Saturday June 23.

In good hands when you need a hand

On a recent early Sunday morning, at 1am, I had a health issue for which my husband had to call 911.

Beyond frustrated

I am lucky enough to have good health insurance, including Medicare and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

Maybe the seventh time will be the charm

If the negotiating is successful, Dukes County government will soon have a new professional county manager.

Nearby, but far away

This old house is not far away, but in every sense except geographic, it is remote.

Island Alpaca experiences a baby boom

Island Alpaca in Oak Bluffs is experiencing a baby boom of sorts: three, and 15 more to go, owner Barbara Ronchetti reported.


In a news brief published June 28, "New Tisbury police officers join the ranks," police officer Ryan Natichioni's last name was misspelled.

Bourne Bridge renamed for fallen Cape soldier

The Bourne Bridge over the Cape Cod Canal, the route most often used by Islanders traveling on the mainland, received a new name Thursday from lawmakers honoring Staff Sergeant Matthew Pucino, a decorated war hero killed in action in Afghanistan in 2009, when his mounted patrol unit was attacked with an IED, the State House News reported.

Cape Light Compact and ConEdison offer lower electricity prices

Cape Light Compact (CLC) recently announced new electricity supply prices for residential, commercial, and industrial customers, effective with meter read dates July 2012 through January 2013.