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West Tisbury

The great pond is high up the steps at Sepiessa Point.

Oak Bluffs

The crocuses are barely peaking through the soil in my yard, but they seem a bit reluctant to make a complete courageous appearance.

In the face of climate change

In 2013, can any community on earth surrounded by the ocean remain passive in the face of unmistakable climate change? If you don't trust your own memory and sense of the weather to tell you something's changed, there's more than enough accurate, trustworthy analysis and prediction out there.

You can help by having dinner

We are holding a benefit chicken dinner for Liam McCarthy on March 23, at the P-A Club, off Vineyard Avenue in Oak Bluffs.

It’s great to be three on MV

The Island community has provided many interesting and affordable opportunities for our little guy this winter.

In Susie’s memory

In August of 2009, a yellow lab who was estimated to be about nine years old was brought into the newly formed Animal Shelter of Martha's Vineyard.

No election contests – perhaps you should serve

Have you noticed that the League of Women Voters Candidates' Forums had to be canceled in Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, and West Tisbury, due to lack of contested elections? We have just learned that there are no contests in Tisbury and Chilmark either, so those forums have now been canceled.

SSA acknowledges a commuter’s retirement

A big thank you to all the captains, crew, ticket agents and Wayne Lamson for the fine send-off I received last Friday, upon my retirement as a daily commuter.

A legacy of orthography and excitement

The Island Spelling Bee is tomorrow.

The ‘Not Our Crowd’ approach to zoning against big houses

Chilmark voters will be asked this spring to amend the town's zoning bylaws to extinguish or, at any rate, encumber the ambitions of landowners...

Bar art – not necessarily a contradiction of terms

Through a series of illustrative slides, the curator will explore what she refers to as "the masculine fantasy world of saloon decor."

SSA approves new limits on travel by unaccompanied children

Children age 12 and under will have to travel with an adult under the new policy, effective immediately.

Ward Just selected for the American Academy of the Arts & Letters

Vineyard Haven writer achieves national aclaim.

Martha’s Vineyard baseball standout Jack Roberts to play with Sharks

Three-sport MVRHS athlete and top student Jack Roberts has been invited to take his swings this summer with the wooden-bat MV Sharks.

Featured favorites: Books on travel

With the rainy and cold weather we typically have, March is a great time to travel, or at least to read about travel.

Windemere employees agree to new contract

The new contract will give the Island nursing home employees a wage increase.


Rowan A.

Academic Honors

Della Burke of Oak Bluffs at Emmanuel College in Boston.