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Donald Berwick announces plans to run for governor

Donald Berwick, a pediatrician and former Obama administration health care official, formally announced on Monday that he plans to run for governor in 2014, entering a slowly evolving field.

Grant will help improve health of Farm Pond in Oak Bluffs

The state grant will be used to engineer a wider opening between the coastal pond and Nantucket Sound.

Edgartonians mark the site of the town’s new library

The new library will be built on the site of the derelict elementary school building, which hasn't been used for 13 years.

SSA removes unused relic of 9/11 security measures

The canopy, built at a cost of several hundred thousand dollars, sat unused except by seagulls.

Martha’s Vineyard organizations awarded state grants

Governor Deval Patrick announced Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund (CFF) grants on Tuesday totaling nearly $5.

A closer look through letters at William Styron

Rose Styron, of Vineyard Haven, will talk about "Selected Letters of William Styron" at the Martha's Vineyard Book Festival August 3 and 4.

Featured favorites: Books for kids

"Melville in the South Pacific" by Henry Beetle Hough (1960) – A fine introduction for the younger reader to one of the icons of American literature.

Martha’s Vineyard plays part in new book trilogy

Author Stephanie Smith will be at the Oak Bluffs Library this Saturday, June 22, reading from her latest book.

Uncle Seth’s Pond in West Tisbury reopens to swimming

Water samples taken earlier in the week showed bacteria counts above acceptable health safety limits. By Thursday the pond was fine.

Run the Roundabout

Having been totally skeptical of the Roundabout in Oak Bluffs, at what used to be a successful four-way stop intersection at what used to be the "blinka," I am now convinced that we have entered into what might be a brand-new challenge.

A golden opportunity

As some of you may know, I have been operating for two years, along my with partner, Melody Cunningham (widow of the late, great reggae legend, Peter Tosh), a Jamaican style food truck, Irie Bites, out of Vineyard Haven.

Ocean stewardship

On June 8, for World Oceans Day, I collaborated with the MV Film Center to screen the Hot Tuna, a film centering squarely on the oceanic magic and mystery of elusive bluefin giants.

Heartfelt gesture

Every year I am so grateful to award a memorial scholarship to a deserving high school graduate who plans to pursue a degree in the field of science.

A wonderful event

Many thanks to the Tisbury Police Department and the Tisbury School Officer Scott Ogden, who organized the Bike Rodeo on Saturday, June 14.

Identified – one place to trim hospital costs

About two weeks ago, my friend and business associate, Marsha was complaining of headaches to her husband, and so they went to the Martha's Vineyard Hospital to the E.

A delayed goodbye

I never thought I'd end my time on the Island this way.

Veggies for older Islanders

Whether or not you're a vegetarian, it's a simple fact that some people are.

Seastreak to Boston

I had the pleasure of experiencing the new complimentary bus service to Boston this weekend.

Good news, and the same old story

More reliable than the Federal Reserve's Beige Book, news that Steamship Authority traffic last year beat the line's 2011 numbers is solid evidence that this lingering national, low-growth, post-Great Recession sort-of recovery persists.