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Alexa F. Johnson

Alexa F. (Burton) Johnson died on Monday, February 10, at the home of her son in Edgartown. She was 82. Alexa was born April 5,...

Tisbury fire protection rating improves

The Insurance Services Organization (ISO) upgraded Tisbury's rating for fire protection resources from a five to a three, in the area covered by the...

Chilmark appeals herbicide ruling to SJC

Chilmark has appealed a state Land Court decision that nullified a town zoning bylaw that prevents the use of the herbicide Rodeo around Squibnocket...

                                   Vineyard schools to field test new assessment system

State education officials recently released a list of more than 1,000 schools, including six on Martha's Vineyard, that will field-test a new assessment system....

The chef’s story: Danny Finger of Lucky Hank’s

He started cooking professionally at age 14, at a little barbecue restaurant in Virginia.

Baby lambs a sign of spring at FARM Institute

The FARM Institute (TFI) in Edgartown is celebrating the arrival of its spring lambs and invites all to visit, help feed the sheep, and...

Martha’s Vineyard bridge club results

At the Edgartown Bridge Club on February 3, six pairs competed. Tied for first and second places were Carol Whitmarsh and her partner, David...

Opiates, a love story

A recovering Island addict talks about his almost fatal attraction and his daily quest for redemption.

Skiing Saddleback, Maine

There’s something for everyone at the best New England ski area you’ve never heard of.

Travel Q: Paris? Prague?

Paris? Prague?

Oak Bluffs police arrest man for attempted murder

Oak Bluffs police arrested Marcelo Ferreira Barbosa, 27, on Saturday, February 8, on a charge of attempted murder after, police said, he strangled his...

Up-Island school committee certifies $9.9 million budget

The Up-Island Regional School District (UIRSD) voted Tuesday to certify a $9,909,801 fiscal year 2015 (FY15) operational budget, an increase of 6.63 percent over...

Oak Bluffs firefighters train in live fire environment

Volunteers used a house scheduled for demolition to gain valuable skills.

One quick trip: fast and easy travel destinations

Fast and easy travel destinations for when vacation days are limited.

COA director Roger Wey placed on paid administrative leave

Selectmen cited a report that raises questions about accounting practices at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging

Rodents are key players in our ecosystem

Not so likeable, perhaps, but rodents are versatile, resourceful, and necessary.


I have yet to see the snowy owl out in Katama, Edgartown’s very own winter game of “Where’s Waldo” this year. My husband claims...

Oak Bluffs

Not warm, is it? I think I could just save the same weather description, use it each week and be 98 percent accurate each...


Happy Valentine’s Day, one and all, or as I like to call it, yet another excuse to eat too many Chilmark Chocolates Day. Tonight at...

How hard could it be…Making Valentine’s Day memories…for others

Making Valentine’s Day memories...for others