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Maceo Parker brings his funky groove to Flatbread

The funk icon saxophonist and his band play Friday, August 2, out at the airport.

Vineyard Gynecology relocates to Woodland Center in Tisbury

Dr. Terry Kriedman, Ob-Gyn, moves from West Tisbury.

Stop & Shop expansion plan returns to the MVC Thursday

The Martha's Vineyard Commission public hearing is expected to once again focus on Vineyard Haven traffic.

Shark Tourney the result of poor leadership in town

Truly an act of poor leadership continues as Oak Bluffs performs again in its three-ring circus.

Then and now in swordfish

Thirty years ago this coming Saturday, August 3, Whit Manter and I, with guests Paul Moyer and Vern Laux, aboard the 26-foot Super Sea Saw, landed one thousand five hundred and seventy-six pounds of harpooned swordfish at Menemsha.

‘The Vineyard’ – a ‘washashore’s’ perspective

My wife's family has been coming the Vineyard for 16-plus years.

Insulting TV detritus

After slogging through about half of the Black Dog "infomercial" known as ABC's The Vineyarders, I must say this is the one of the worst pieces of entertainment I've ever seen on television (or anywhere else).

It’s possible to be smart and green

The state's Green Communities Act has increased the cost of electricity to Massachusetts residential and business ratepayers.

The Fair is the end-of-summer signal, just two weeks away

Then there's the Wilson County, Tennessee fair with contests for decorating skateboards and text messaging.

Change for the better

August on the Vineyard is the peak season for the vehicular misery we endure for two months because relieving it involves a trade-off we're unwilling to make: changes to the Island road system that would damage the rural character of this place all year.

He wants, no, he doesn’t want, an iPhone vacation

Each summer, my family journeys to Martha's Vineyard from our middle class New Jersey suburb for our annual vacation.

Sports highlights

The Martha's Vineyard Sharks of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League piled up 31 runs Sunday and Monday nights in back-to-back home wins over the Pittsfield Suns and Wachusett Dirt Dawgs.

Tisbury DPW director Fred LaPiana will retire in December

The town began a search to replace the director, as well as hire an assistant director.

Summer softball season hits homestretch

As the regular season hits the homestretch, the Highlanders and 'Canes lead the way for the men, with the Snaps and Honeys topping the women's league.

Gusts, guts, and glory on the water

The Rolex Farr 40 North American Championship stopped in Edgartown, and the racing was top notch.

Edgartown selectmen sign dog order, hear ferry maintenance plan

Edgartown Selectmen signed an a dangerous dog order Monday and listed the conditions which must be upheld by the dogs owner.

Chilmark Pond, Lagoon Pond beaches closed to swimmers

Samples taken Monday show high levels of bacteria.

Sengekontacket Pond will reopen to shellfishing Friday

The pond has been closed to shellfishing because of rainfall amounts in July. A recent spell of dry weather has lifted the closure.

Stone Soup will honor Island film makers at Edgartown ceremony

The Stone Soup Leadership Institute will honor Walter Cronkite and Island leaders at a ceremony on August 8.

Martha’s Vineyard Senior 8.0 tennis team makes sectionals

Over a weekend of tough play, the Vineyarders beat Vermont, Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island before losing the final to Southern Connecticut.