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Survey identifies Island demand for continuing education

Island residents want more post–high school educational opportunities, including classes for personal enrichment and professional certification, according to a yearlong survey conducted by Adult...

Gone fishin’: Neptune shines his favors on those who respect his realm

A well-worn fishing hat is as important a piece of fishing equipment as a rod and reel. Few Derby fishermen would think of leaving...

Permanent Endowment Fund honors Featherstone Center leaders

The Permanent Endowment Fund for Martha’s Vineyard announced that Featherstone director emerita Francine Kelly and executive director Ann Smith will be awarded the 2015...

New state law requires insurers to cover inpatient drug rehab

A new law that goes into effect on Oct. 1 requires insurance companies to cover up to 14 consecutive days of inpatient treatment and...

Vacation rental tax gains steam in Beacon Hill

This week, State House Revenue Chairman Jay Kaufman stated that he thinks a room occupancy tax on summer cottages will become law this year,...

SSA replaces deteriorating wood on gazebo

The small white gazebo that sits by one corner of the Steamship Authority Vineyard Haven terminal staging lot and overlooks Vineyard Haven Harbor is...

Vote for symmetrical Beach Road plan leaves town divided

Tisbury selectmen Tuesday voted 2-1 to accept the so-called “symmetrical” plan for a comprehensive and long-discussed redesign of Beach Road. In doing so, they...

Lagoon drawbridge closing to vessels delayed

Due to the possibility of extreme weather associated with an approaching front, and a hurricane making its way up the coast, Tisbury Harbormaster Jay...

Heroin linked to death of 37-year-old Webster man in Oak Bluffs

The death of William White, Jr., 37, found in a house at 27 East Side Road in Oak Bluffs last Thursday may be related...

Tisbury selectmen stop stop sign discussion

Tisbury selectmen Tuesday voted not to remove an existing stop sign in front of the Vineyard Haven library at the corner of Main Street...

Get a taste of the Martha’s Vineyard Dressing Co.

One of my greatest joys is discovering new, local products on-Island, especially given our small community. Just when I think I know about everything...

Manhattan Short Film Festival: 10 short films from around the world vie for the...

The Manhattan Short Film Festival, now in its 18th year, comes to the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center this weekend. The 10 finalists from eight...

For Willoughby Gallery, it’s time for the busy season

Edgartown’s Willoughby Gallery owner Rick Willoughby calls September and October “adult time.” “All the kids are back in school,” he says. “The Island has...

Middletown Nursery’s Fall Family Day celebrates the new season with all the trimmings

Middletown Nursery was the place to be this past Saturday — especially for the little ones. The West Tisbury nursery hosted its semiannual Family...

Sparks fly, literally, at Featherstone’s Iron on the Island event

The nighttime scene was one straight out of a science fiction/fantasy film. A team of about a dozen young men and women, dressed in...

Chilmark: A week of plein-air

Oh, O, October is already here, and it’s still hard to keep up with all the Island happenings, the beginning of fall, and the...

How hard could it be to ‘work’ at doggy daycare?

For a lifelong freelance writer, it was a dream assignment, out of a career of only a couple of dream assignments — one to...

Mya Bass brace leads Vineyarders past C&C

The Martha’s Vineyard varsity girls soccer team powered past Coyle & Cassidy 2-0 on Tuesday afternoon behind a brace from birthday girl Mya Bass....

Sounds amid the silence

The new air comes in,As rustling wind,A sojourner here,Hurrying onward —Toward autumn.Background NoiseHow many connoisseurs of silence remain? On quiet days, early-morning...

Malignant melanoma

Nesta, the senior yellow Labrador, arrived for his annual visit. We hadn’t seen much of the old man this year. He had been remarkably...