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Fill those stockings (and your belly) at the Winter Farmers Market

For edible treats, make it a one-stop shopping trip at the Winter Farmers Market, open until just after Christmas, indoors at the Agricultural Hall,...

Island Alpacas march on the State House

Two alpaca from Martha’s Vineyard’s Island Alpaca Company will visit the annual Massachusetts State House Christmas tree lighting ceremony and Holiday Open House on...

Whaling Church renovation gets crowning touch, and reveals some surprises

Updated Dec. 2. Main Street in Edgartown was closed Monday morning while a crane hoisted rebuilt spires and crenellations to the top of the...

Oak Bluffs prepares to light the lights

The annual Oak Bluffs Tree Lighting event is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 6:30 pm in Post Office Square. The Vineyard Classic Brass...

Helen Issokson

Helen (Goldberg) Issokson, 90, died peacefully in her sleep at home in Vineyard Haven on Oct. 31, 2015. Her life on the Vineyard ended...

Linda Wheaton

Linda Lee Schatz Wheaton passed away peacefully in her sleep on Thanksgiving, Nov. 26, at the home of her older daughter in East Falmouth....

A gift that gives on the rebound

Looking for an only-on-the-Vineyard gift for someone? Consider the Island license plate. Not only will it mark you, and your car, as an Islander,...

Janice Feltz Cournoyer

Janice Feltz Cournoyer, wife of Francis Cournoyer of West Tisbury, and daughter of John P. Feltz Sr. and Alice Feltz of Cranford, N.J., died...

The Teddy Bear Suite opens its doors

The annual Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite fundraiser opened its doors at the Harbor View Hotel’s Captain Rowley Cottage in Edgartown on Friday, Nov....

Tisbury selectmen keep tax shift, buck scallop recommendation

Tisbury selectmen held a fiscal year (FY) 2016 tax-rate classification hearing Tuesday, Nov. 24. After hearing from Tisbury treasurer Jon Snyder and town assessor...

Juanita Hazel Rose Jackson

Juanita Hazel Rose Jackson, a quiet affable lady with a sense of humor, died at Windemere on Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. She was 96.Juanita...

Brazil murder suspect living on Martha’s Vineyard arrested in Edgartown

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers with assistance from Oak Bluffs Police tracked down and arrested a Brazilian national with an outstanding criminal...

Gatchell family lights up for the holiday season

Continuing a 37-year tradition, at 5 pm on Thanksgiving evening, Lynn and Robert Gatchell of Oak Bluffs will hit the switch on thousands of...

The West Tisbury young authors: Madia Bellebuono

The West Tisbury Young authors, in the middle school at the West Tisbury School,  write weekly about experiences on the Island. Madia Bellebuono is...

SSA adds extra boats for Thanksgiving travel period

The Steamship Authority has beefed up its schedule over the long Thanksgiving Day holiday weekend.The SSA announced it has added extra trips on Wednesday, Friday,...

District attorney blames Washington for lack of criminal deportations

Cape and Island District Attorney Michael O’Keefe said the recent arrest on Martha’s Vineyard of a Brazilian national with an outstanding criminal record living...

Thanksgiving Day race in Oak Bluffs

The annual Thanksgiving Turkey Trot in Oak Bluffs will start at the Oak Bluffs Police Station on Oak Bluffs Ave at 8:30 am, Thursday....

Turkey tennis tournament raised funds for Doctors Without Borders

Airport Fitness and Tennis in Edgartown hosted the 19th annual Turkey Open Mixed Doubles Tournament Saturday and Sunday. The event is a fundraiser for...

Making a reading list and checking it twice

It’s been quite a year for local authors. Pulitzer prizewinning author Geraldine Brooks released her highly anticipated historical novel chronicling the life of King...

New Lagoon Pond drawbridge opens to traffic

With no fanfare and just a handful of observers to mark the occasion, the new Lagoon Pond drawbridge that spans the channel between Vineyard...