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Oak Bluffs: No more snow plow noise?

Isn’t it nice not to hear the constant scraping sounds of snowplows as they clear the streets after our never-ending storms? The sun is...

Read This! Dads, this one’s for you

Are you a dad who reads with your child? If so, three cheers! If not, today is the day to start. Don’t delay any...

Island landscapers get up to snuff on new fertilizer regs

The daylong course provided valuable information and the required certification needed to apply fertilizer on Martha’s Vineyard.

Edgartown: Charles Whitehead at the Old Whaling Church

An interesting start to spring it has been, with another actual ground-covering of snow just as the crocuses had begun to shyly peek through...

Bright outlook ahead for Martha’s Vineyard girls varsity tennis team

Nina Bramhall and Liz Roberts take the helm of the promising squad.

Bugs that aren’t really bugs

Here’s another column on an important group of animals that you’ve probably never heard of: the springtails (Collembola to biologists). Tiny and six-legged, springtails...

Vineyard kids win off-Island tournaments

Hannah Rabasca won the girls 14 and under singles level 7 tournament held at Centre Court Racquet Club in Riverside, R.I., on Saturday, March...

RISE Dance Company recognized at the American Dance Awards

Vineyard dancers ages 5 through 16 from RISE Vineyard Performing Arts performed over 25 pieces of choreography at the American Dance Awards competition on...

Edgartown welcomes Spindrift Studios

Spindrift Studios, a new dance studio owned by Sandy Stone-Benjamin, has opened at the Triangle in Edgartown, at 258 Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road. The studio...

Bridge results

At the Edgartown Bridge Club on Monday, March 16, five pairs competed. Finishing first overall were John O'Keefe and Ken Judson, followed by Caroline...

Oak Bluffs selectmen slam the brakes on park and ride

In the face of strong neighborhood opposition, Oak Bluffs selectmen Tuesday agreed not to move forward with a proposed park and ride lot on...

Ask The Dogfather: Rowdy German seeks guidance

Tom Shelby, who has trained dogs and their owners on Martha’s Vineyard and in New York City, answers readers’ questions about their problematic pooches....

Aquinnah: time to paint eggs!

I know it doesn’t feel like anything other than winter here, but it is getting better. There are little white flowers coming up, lambs...

Academic honors

GraduationSofia Amida Thanhauser of Vineyard Haven, with an M.F.A., from the University of Wyoming.National Society of Collegiate ScholarsAadaro James Blackhawk of West Tisbury has...

More than movies

The Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival brings international talent and topics to the Island.

West Tisbury: guest columnist this week

I am filling in for Hermine this week — she lost her brother, Mark Smith, this past weekend, and is heading down to Connecticut...

Crying in a public bathroom

Bemused readers ask novelist Nicole Galland for her take on navigating the precarious social landscape that comes with living on the Vineyard. Nicole, who...

For your dining pleasure: Another round of restaurants returns

It might still feel like winter, but spring is here, and summer’s on its way. Within the next month we’ll have another batch of...

Letter from Cuttyhunk: Hello, Martha’s Vineyard

Readers responded so positively to our story about Cuttyhunk several weeks ago that we decided we’d like to hear from Cuttyhunk more often. Nancy...