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Obama Vacation Beat: Saturday, August 9

Updated, 12:55 pm, Saturday, August 9. The President has arrived with his wife, Michelle Obama, and daughter Malia. The motorcade that will accompany them to...

Books Published in the past year by Islanders Write authors

Islanders Write — a day of discussion about the art, craft and business of writing — will be at the Grange Hall, Monday, August...

Running hot at the Chilmark 5K Road Race

More than 1,600 runners lined up on Middle Road in Chilmark at 10:30 am, Saturday morning for the 37th annual Chilmark Road Race. The...

Full Circle: Dana Gaines kayaks around Martha’s Vineyard

This morning just after 5 am, Dana Gaines stepped into his kayak and began to paddle. At 6 am he was still paddling, passing...

Obama Vacation Beat: Sunday

The presidential vacation got off to a late start Sunday. At approximately 1:10 pm, under blue skies and with barely a breeze wafting across...

A Haitian priest, a Vineyard filmmaker, and a city in ruins

A must-see movie, “Monsieur Le President,” will be screened at the M.V. Film Center in Vineyard Haven at 7:30 pm on August 12. In January...

The Moth returns to Oak Bluffs Tabernacle Saturday

For a second year, The Moth returns to the Tabernacle in Oak Bluffs on Saturday, August 9 with true stories told live. Hosted by...

Blueberry Festival benefits Martha’s Vineyard Cancer Support Group

The 10th annual Blueberry Festival, held at the Federated Church Parish House in Edgartown, is this Sunday, August 10. From 8:30 to 10:30 am,...

Built on Stilts is back in town

The homegrown dance festival Built on Stilts turns 18 this year with performances from Thursday to Sunday, August 7-10, and Wednesday to Saturday, August...

Forecasts for August 4-10, 2014

Aug 4-10: Use that fiery energy.

Home, Isaiah, Home!

Willoe, Isaiah’s twin, had four signs welcoming her brother. One was decorated with life-size photos of Isaiah eating various meals throughout his journey, while another, more than 18 feet long, read, 'We followed you across America.'

Oyster farmer tills Katama Bay

Mr. Blake says his career as an oysterman has been an ongoing process of trial and error and improvisation. 'There was a big learning curve. I didn’t make a dime the first three years,' he said. 'What works in Wellfleet won’t work here.'

Gone fishin’: A career as a charter captain is off the charts

He immediately began to reel and reel for all he was worth. At the same time the fish pulled line off the reel. This is what is known in the business as reeling against the drag. Every crank of the handle puts another twist in the line. Enough twists and the line resembles a Slinky.

Shared WiFi led to arrest of Cambridge teacher on porn charges

The investigation, arrest and indictment in April of Josh Wairi, 27, of Somerville, a Cambridge fifth-grade teacher, on multiple federal child pornography charges began...

Martha’s Vineyard probation officer has mostly off-Island duty

Juvenile probation officer Shawn Schofield, described as an invaluable resource for Island kids, now spends less time here.

New lights make for a brighter Vineyard Tennis Center

The Workout & Vineyard Tennis Center (VTC) in Edgartown recently replaced the lighting at its two year-round indoor tennis courts with energy efficient fluorescent...

Federal funding for Oak Bluffs faces further scrutiny

The long-running campaign by Oak Bluffs officials to secure funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to repair damage caused by Hurricane Sandy...

Edgartown man arrested making videos of unsuspecting women

Oak Bluffs police arrested an Edgartown man Sunday and charged him with using a phone camera to photograph under the skirts of unsuspecting women...

Walter Cronkite Awards honor renowned oceanographer and local anthropologist

At this moment in time, you're armed with the knowledge. If you didn't know that the ocean had problems, we'd be in serious trouble. But you do know, and you do have the power.

Ask the Dogfather

A good, but pudgy, Scottish Terrier.