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Airport crash drill relied on realism to train Island first responders

Martha’s Vineyard Airport, one of the busiest small airports in the state, is also one of the safest. On Sunday, Island emergency first responders...

Gardner Norton Brown

Gardner Norton Brown, a 30-year resident of Homosassa, Fla., died in his sleep on Feb. 8, 2015. He was 91.Gardner was born in New...

Martha’s Vineyard divas hit icy notes

The Martha’s Vineyard Figure Skating Club brought a lively blend of music and ice skating talent to the Martha’s Vineyard Ice Arena last weekend...

Robert “Bob” Carroll dies at 90

Robert “Bob” Carroll, a son of Edgartown, who with spirit, tenacity, and hard work shed poverty and overcame alcoholism, and went on to become...

Felix Neck welcomes a new education assistant

Mass Audubon at Felix Neck welcomes Alexandra (Ally) Ferland to the Felix Neck staff. Ally is Felix Neck’s new education assistant, and will work...

Steven Vages

Steven Thomas Vages of West Tisbury and Cape Cod died Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at his home on Cape Cod. He was 60.Steven, the...

Martha’s Vineyard Vision Fellowship announces 2015 Fellowship Awards

The Martha’s Vineyard Vision Fellowship has announced 10 Vision Fellowship Awards for 2015. According to a press release, this year’s applicants all impressed the...

Ospreys sighted in Menemsha

Some people get excited about tree frogs, and some people get excited about ospreys. Not to be outdone by the peeper crowd, Julian Pepper...

Services Saturday for Jennie Thurmond

A memorial service will be held for Geneva “Jennie” Thurmond of Oak Bluffs Saturday, April 4, at 11 am at the Christ Methodist Church...

Sportfishing boat raised from Tashmoo, shellfish beds remain closed

Updated 3 pm, TuesdayA large crane on a barge was used to lift a 33-foot Harris sportfisherman from the bottom of Tahmoo Tuesday. Plans...

Martha’s Vineyard linguini bridge contest is a smashing success

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQyJI-ZVPFA&feature=youtu.beGraham Lewis toppled his competitors at Martha's Vineyard Regional High School's 18th annual Linguini Bridge Contest Monday morning. His winning entry achieved what seemed...

Margaret "Peggy" Freydberg

Margaret (Peggy) Freydberg, novelist, poet, source of inspiration and great friend to so many, died at home on March 27th surrounded by people who...

Poet Margaret "Peggy" Freydberg of Chilmark dies at 107

Margaret Howe "Peggy" Freydberg, whose poetry, longevity and zest for life provided a beacon for those much younger as they contemplated the road ahead, died Friday,...

‘Take a Seat’ at Featherstone

The newest exhibit gets crafty with chairs.

School Committee approves $140,000 assistant superintendent contract

The All-Island School Committee last week approved a three-year contract for Richie Smith, hired to be the new Martha’s Vineyard assistant superintendent of schools....

TTOR announces plans to absorb The FARM Institute

The Trustees of Reservations (TTOR), a statewide land trust with six properties located on Martha’s Vineyard, announced plans to take over The FARM Institute,...

State aviation official scalds Dukes County commissioners

In a sharply worded letter, the head of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation Aeronautics Division demanded an immediate explanation from the Dukes County Commission...

For MVC, municipal planning across six towns is a balancing act

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission, the Island’s regional permitting and planning body, is most visible when reviewing developments of regional impact (DRI). But the MVC’s...

History of inconsideration

To the Editor:The following letter was sent to Oak Bluffs town administrator Robert Whritenour and Mark Barbadoro of the Oak Bluffs Buildings Department.My family...