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The blessings of 1776

In gatherings large and small on Martha’s Vineyard, at beaches, in backyards, and along Main Street, Edgartown, this Saturday Islanders will join Americans across...

A perfect day for a Car-B-Q, with a Harbor View

What a turnout this past Saturday for the Harbor View Hotel’s first ever “Car-B-Q” classic car parade, show, and barbecue. Over 30 immaculate cars...

West Tisbury: grateful for the rain

The hayfields are being cut, their fragrance drifting across to those of us lucky enough to be passing at the time. Old-fashioned orange tiger...

Tisbury: Delight in the music of your neighbors and friends

Grace Church invites you to listen to Philip Mangano, nationally known advocate for the homeless, this Sunday at both the 8 am and 10...

Bridge results

At the Edgartown Bridge Club on Monday June 22, 11 tables were in play. Finishing first North-South were Sandy and Michael Lindheimer, followed by...

Vaccinations are an assault

To the Editor:As a healthcare practitioner for more than 40 years, I have learned to look at all sides of many issues. Apparently, so...

Martha’s Vineyard Under-18 team claims state soccer crown

On Sunday, the Martha’s Vineyard Under-18 Boys soccer team beat Brookline 2-0 to clinch the state championship, adding to its résumé of three state...

Menemsha fisherman cleans up balloons after the party is over

Stanley Larsen, owner of Menemsha Fish Market, has been catching more than seafood on his early-morning fishing trips. He's been collecting balloons, and not...

This was then: Fred James

Fred JamesCharles "Fred" James (1868-1924), left, and friend share drinks on the Tivoli platform in Oak Bluffs. Mr. James was a very familiar figure...

Poet’s Corner: Swings

This morning I remember the porches & swingsof all of the summers past —the songs that were sung in time with therhythm and the...

MVRHS creates facilities-improvement fund to address needed repairs

Although several building-repair studies conducted by the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) administration were not yet ready for review, school committee members who...

Help biologists find, study imperiled Northern long-eared bats

If you have noticed bats flying overhead in the early evening, or have bats in your attic, basement, barn or trees, you may be...

Hospital measles clinic was a measured success

Martha’s Vineyard Hospital vaccinated a total of 125 children and adults over the course of two free measles immunization clinics on Wednesday and Thursday...

Net Result to announce winner of 30th anniversary T-shirt design contest

This Saturday, July 4, at 9 am, the Net Result seafood market and restaurant will announce the winner of its 30th anniversary T-shirt design...

Edgartown adds two new full-time police officers to force

Family members and friends of Curtis Chandler and Zachary Townes filled the seats Monday at the weekly meeting of the Edgartown selectmen. The occasion...

Edgartown: red, white and blue

Here we are at Fourth of July weekend, and it’s all really just beginning. I had to remind myself that this weekend, when our...

Ryen Russillo of West Tisbury takes over ESPN mike

Ryen Russillo of West Tisbury is now host of his own radio show, "The Russillo Show," on ESPN. On radio, dial up 1340 AM...

Ahoy mates! Pirate Adventures is underway in Oak Bluffs

The Dockside complex in Oak Bluffs hosts a number of familiar Island businesses such as Hy-Line Cruises and Coop de Ville restaurant. However, a...

Peter Fyler is named Realtor of the Year

The Cape Cod & Islands Association of Realtors (CCIAOR) held its first annual Soiree & Awards Night Thursday, June 18, at the Lighthouse Inn...

Oak Bluffs: The Tabernacle is 180

Summer has arrived, bringing rain, thunder, and great wind gusts, and of course many more people. The weather has actually been quite nice, and...