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Jo Ann Fitzpatrick Brown

Jo Ann Fitzpatrick Brown, whose warm smile and uncommonly generous ways were well known to many throughout the Berkshires, died peacefully at her home...

Sara Dingledy selected to be regional high school principal

Martha’s Vineyard Superintendent of Schools Matt D’Andrea cited the leadership skill of Ms. Dingledy, who now heads a Bronx school.

Tisbury School chosen for Massachusetts School Building Authority grant

The MSBA will assist with the planning and funding for a new, or upgraded school building in Tisbury.

Oak Bluffs planning board balks on new town hall schedule

Two weeks ago, the Oak Bluffs Planning Board (OBPB) voted 4 - 1 to move ahead with an aggressive public campaign to survey and...

Ernie Boch Jr. presents $6,000 check, 12 guitars to YMCA Teen Center

Seasonal Edgartown resident and philanthropist Ernie Boch Jr., president and CEO of Subaru of New England, visited Alex’s Place Teen Center at the YMCA...

Revised Ice House Pond plan adds long walk to swimming hole

The Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank is seeking public comment on a draft management plan for its newly expanded Manaquayak Preserve in West Tisbury, more...

Protruding utility poles removed from Beach Street

The series of utility poles that protruded into Beach Street, amputating the passenger side mirrors of vehicles that got too close, are gone. The...

Oak Bluffs seeing double

By Zachary WallerMartha’s Vineyard’s elementary school basketball elite met Tuesday night at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School gymnasium to decide the girls and...

Martha’s Vineyard Hospital seeks to take pulse of Island

Martha’s Vineyard Hospital has begun a three-week campaign to survey Island and seasonal residents about their views on Island living and health care. The...

White Brothers-Lynch faces unhappy neighbors at Oak Bluffs ZBA hearing

At a packed Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) hearing last Thursday at the Council On Aging building, White Brothers-Lynch appealed a cease and desist...

Moving insights

To the Editor:Barbara Davis's article (Jan. 20, “A year in the life of a copyeditor”) was moving and evocative of my years in the...

Good job all around

We can understand breathless news reports when snow buries Washington, D.C., a city far more familiar with snow jobs of a different variety than...

It was a bonnie night

To the Editor:The Scottish Society of Martha’s Vineyard (SSMV) would like to thank all those who helped to make our Burns’ Night supper, auction,...

Houseboats have no place in harbor

To the Editor:This letter is in response to the story published Jan. 21, “All-Island Planning Board adopts regional approach to create housing,”  and information...

For Claire Ganz, photos document a personal exploration

Claire Ganz of Chilmark is in the midst of a rediscovery process. She recently moved to her family home, where she once spent summers...

Vineyarders medal in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competition

Three Martha’s Vineyard Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu martial artists traveled to Hanover Saturday to compete in a North American Grappling Association tournament that attracted more than...

Spin through time at Spindrift’s winter recital, ‘66’

Updated: 2:30 pm, Jan. 28This weekend, the 1960s will be revisited in the first annual winter dance recital from Spindrift Studios. The show's title,...

Michelle Bettencourt and Shawn Schofield win mixed doubles

Michelle Bettencourt and Shawn Schofield topped the field at the Airport Fitness and Tennis Center’s mixed doubles January Follies tennis tournament, a fundraiser for...

Where can writers get out of their lonely rooms to share works in progress?

Mostly, writers bang away at their keyboards in hours of lonely desperation. Some may have domestic partners with whom to share the day’s output:...

Jennie Lindland is player of the week

Bridgewater State University junior forward Jennie Lindland of Edgartown has been selected as the New England Women's Basketball Association/PrestoSports Player of the Week.Jennie averaged...