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Freshmen girl participation in MVRHS athletics drops

About 20 Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) freshman girls tried out for a sport this fall. That’s a noticeably smaller number than in...

MVRHS sees upward trend in SAT scores

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) class of 2015 “outperformed their peers in all three subsets of the test at the state, New...

Oak Bluffs library director checks out

She’s not your stereotypical librarian. She’s young, ebullient, and in her five years at the Oak Bluffs Public Library (OBPL), Sondra Murphy has only...

Gone fishin’: Olga was a Derby fisherman in heart and soul

Olga Hirshhorn did not fish as many days, or catch as many big fish, as many Derby fishermen, but she had as much heart...

Selectmen change course on Beach Road design

With the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) 2017 grant window closing, Tisbury selectmen voted 2-1 Tuesday night in favor of the so-called “hybrid-hybrid” plan...

MVC signs off on demolition of century-old Edgartown house

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission (MVC) voted unanimously last Thursday to allow the demolition of a 1890-era house in Edgartown following a review of the...

Edgartown begins preparations for tax-possession lot auctions

Edgartown selectmen will explore options to sell off lots the town owns, largely acquired as a result of foreclosures due to unpaid property taxes....

Edgartown Council on Aging luncheon highlights value of volunteers

On Friday, the Edgartown Council on Aging held a luncheon to honor and thank the volunteers who contribute so much to the program. Despite...

Last chance to indulge in seasonal favorites: Chesca’s memorable paella

Once the season starts slowing down in September and October, you can find me rushing around the Island’s seasonal restaurants, which are closing down...

A week of poses, practice, and philosophy for Samavesha

Last week a host of national and international yoga teachers gathered on the Island for Samavesha, a yoga festival run by the Anusara School...

First televised Democratic debate

Island Bern invites those who support Bernie Sanders for president to join them for a party and to watch the first Democratic debate on...

MVYLI joins BiodiversityWorks Coastsweep beach cleanup

The Martha's Vineyard Youth Leadership Initiative (MVYLI) joined with BiodiversityWorks members on a recent gorgeous summer Saturday to clean the beach at Edgartown Great...

Coast Guard comes calling at Windemere

For the second time in two years, several Coast Guard officers recently called on residents of Windemere for a night of dining and dancing.After...

Women are funny! ‘Broad Humor’ at A Gallery in Oak Bluffs

An ongoing debate rages in the comedy world that girls aren’t as joke-minded as boys. That’s like saying Madame Curie can’t mix up some...

A gift of CuddleCot at the hospital

At a reception held on Wednesday, Sept. 23, Martha’s Vineyard Hospital accepted a gift of a CuddleCot for its maternity department from Julie Immelt...

Island Alpaca sweeps big at the Big E

On Friday, Ashleigh Plante and Andrea Figaratto of Island Alpaca Farm traveled with three Island alpaca to West Springfield to participate in the three-day...

This was then: The Standpipe

Horace Tilton, Dr. Orland Mayhew, Carey Luce, Frank Bodfish, and horses Domion and Dick pose near the site of the new Tisbury School in...

Saudade: News from and for the Brazilian community/Notícias de e para a comunidade brasileira

A tradução deste artigo se encontra logo após a versão em inglês.I couldn’t agree more with the quote from L.M. Montgomery in the book “Anne of Green...

Tea for two: A chat with herbalist Holly Bellebuono

With summer behind us, we start to switch over from our refreshing iced coffees to our comforting warm teas. Who better to talk to...

Ask Tom, the Dogcharmer: Dogs and radios

Dear Dogcharmer,When I leave my dog alone to go to work, I leave the radio on NPR, so it's people talking and intelligent programming....