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Tisbury: accomplished kids at the Tisbury School

Congratulations to Owen Porterfield. This eighth grader claimed victory in the 2015 Tisbury School geography bee last week. Owen correctly answered “Kenya” to this...

Oak Bluffs: lots going on, despite the storm

On this cold and snowy Monday as I am writing, everyone is preparing for a winter blizzard that is predicted to be one of...

Aquinnah: Birthdays, blizzards and babies

My little column seems completely redundant on a week like this. As I write this, “they” are predicting two feet of snow and 70...

Owen Porterfield wins Tisbury School geography bee

Tisbury School eighth grader Owen Porterfield claimed victory in the 2015 Tisbury School geography bee on Wednesday, Jan. 21. Owen correctly answered "Kenya" to...

Chilmark: a week of words straight from the heart

We have risen, risen with glorious morning light licking at the horizon, the ground melting under our feet, driven over edges of ice breaking...

Bridge results

At the Edgartown Bridge Club at the Yacht Club on Monday, Jan. 19, six pairs competed. Placing first overall were Kevin Carey and Carolyn...

Poet’s Corner: Morning jewels

Cold morning,Snow-covered ground.Sun rising slowly in a low winter arc,Banishing gray predawn.Then brilliance: the scene sparkles with jewelsStrewn casually, in great abundance,More perfect gems...

Read this! The worth of words

When I read that Merriam-Webster decided to print its next edition online and not in print, I felt a tragic loss. My dictionary is...

Academic honors

President’s ListKunal Datta from Oak Bluffs at Bentley University.Jessica Willoughby from Edgartown at West Virginia University.Dean’s ListMichael Piland from West Tisbury at Bentley University.Susa Breese from...

Island schools, Oak Bluffs, Tisbury town offices, will remain closed Wednesday

Martha's Vineyard schools will remain closed Wednesday so work crews can continue to dig out from the snow that continued to fall on Tuesday.All Oak Bluffs...

Martha’s Vineyard hunkers down under blizzard’s onslaught

For the most part, Islanders heeded warnings to stay indoors, as high winds and driving snow Tuesday created hazardous road conditions.

Beach Road closed between Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven, Oak Bluffs and Edgartown

Public safety officials announced that sections of Beach Road between Vineyard Haven and Oak Bluffs, and between Oak Bluffs and Edgartown are closed due to...

Tisbury shelter will remain open until Wednesday morning

One Island-wide shelter will open at the Tisbury School tonight at 6 pm.

SSA resumes normal ferry schedule

The Steamship Authority will continue to operate on a trip by trip basis Monday.

Governor Baker will lift travel ban at midnight

Governor Charlie Baker said the state is preparing for a “historic top five storm.”

Betty Robichau

Betty Robichau, 98, of Edgartown died on Friday evening, January 23, 2015 at the Henrietta Brewer House. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph...

Parking bans in Tisbury, Edgartown; no school, no boats Tuesday; state-wide driving ban in...

5:30 pm, MondayMartha's Vineyard Superintendent of Schools James Weiss announced that all after school activities are canceled Monday and school is canceled Tuesday.The announcement followed a...

Storm related closures and schedule changes announced

The following towns, businesses and organizations have announced storm related schedule changes and closures.

SSA advises travelers to plan for disruptions in advance of oncoming blizzard

The National Weather Service says a “crippling and potentially historic blizzard” will impact the area mainly from late Monday into late Tuesday.

Big Chili Fest heats up a cold rainy day

Updated Friday January 30This past Saturday marked the the 29th annual Big Chili Contest, better known as Chilifest, at the Portuguese-American Club in Oak Bluffs....