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Soundings: Awareness, production, stewardship

This March, when the Patrick Administration awarded $3 million in tax credits to community development corporations across Massachusetts, 38 recipients were on the list....

Shamrocks beat MV girls in lacrosse opener

Bishop Feehan broke open a 6-6 tie, scoring 10 of the next 12 goals to pull away for a 16-8 win over the Vineyard...

To The Moon

I was going to house the moon within a box. The box would have an opening. Viewers would be able to put their hand through red curtains in an opening of the box. Similar to how astronauts first went into the abyss of space.

Vineyard Bantams skate to third straight win

The Vineyard Bantam hockey club, unbeaten in four games, won their third straight after defeating the Coyle Cassidy Junior Warriors 3-2 in a playoff...

Editorial: Mr. Vail, Mr. Santoro, and fertilizer rules

Understandably, Oak Bluffs voters have been wrong-footed by the turmoil surrounding the Quilt Fund, the Council on Aging, and its director, former selectman Roger...

Brian Fraser wins character award

Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School boys hockey senior captain Brian Fraser is the recipient of a 2014 Hobey Baker High School Character Award. Brian...

Figure skating show this weekend

The Martha’s Vineyard Figure Skating Club will present its annual ice show, “Olympic Dreams,” on Saturday, April 5, at 6 pm and Sunday, April...

Vineyard skaters shine in Rockland

Five skaters from the Martha's Vineyard Figure Skating Club competed in the South Shore Open in Rockland on Sunday, March 30. Lydia Carlos placed...

Vineyard swimmers excel at Harvard

Three swimmers from the Martha’s Vineyard Masters Swim Team competed March 15-16, 22-23 at the New England Short Course (25 yards) Championships at Harvard...

The Lampost shines bright on Circuit Avenue

Sticking to tradition, The Lampost in Oak Bluffs opened on April 1, this time debuting a new facade featuring an outdoor patio overlooking Circuit...

Irresistible April

Our habit of centuries and of generations is to venerate the town meeting as the pure, raw essence of democratic self-government. But, we’ve been...

Fertilizer rules will improve water quality Island-wide

To the Editor: This letter makes the case that, however small a step, the upcoming fertilizer regulations will help protect Vineyard waters and lessen the...

Community knitting on Martha’s Vineyard

Martha MacGillivray recalled knitting sweaters when her grown children were little. She picked up her needles again after moving to the Island where her mother and father, legendary fisherman Donald MacGillivray, have lived for years. 'Now I’m here with Mom; it’s [been] our winter project.'

Jeepers, creepers, Martha’s Vineyard loves its spring peepers

Every year I call in an hour after him, or 15 minutes. We’ve been hearing them since my husband and I built our house here in the 80s, but after the papers started publishing the pinkletinks I started seeing Alex’s name in the papers and I thought, I want to beat Alex.

Creativity brews at Chilmark family business

Mr. Christy takes great care guiding the final stage, where too much heat will singe the batch and too little will leave it with the texture of balsa wood. What he consistently arrives at are bean batches the color of oiled leather that smell intoxicatingly nutty as they cascade down into stainless steel cooling trays. They are the benchmark of the company.

Workout of the Week: TRX

Invented by a Navy Seal, TRX suspension training is not for the weak of heart.

‘Heart attacks’ in humans and pets

The main thing I remember was the cardiologist yelling at me to stop asking so many questions. I guess I was curious. I know I was lucky. My heart gave me warning. No actual heart attack. No sudden death. Just gratitude.

Mildred V.T. Morano

Mildred T. Villani "Millie" Morano died in Sandwich on March 19, 2014, after a long struggle with cancer. She was 91. Born in the Bronx,...

Road to the Plains paving begins in Edgartown

Road construction on Road To The Plains in Edgartown began on Wednesday. Asphalt grinding is scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, April 2 and 3....

Martha’s Vineyard Arena cuts rink manager to cut deficit

Where it used to be a busy rink, with the recession, towns don’t particularly want to come here on the weekend