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Vineyard Electronics turns out the lights

The shelves are half-empty. A last candy cane hangs on a small display by the register, with a “Take One,” sign taped to it....

Oak Bluffs building inspector vows action on Island Theater

On Wednesday, Oak Bluffs building inspector Mark Barbadoro stepped back from an ultimatum he had issued one day earlier before a meeting of the...

Tisbury offers free firewood to town residents

The Tisbury Department of Public Works (DPW) will make cut and split firewood available to residents.It will be available at the local drop-off abutting...

A slice at the Gordian knot

Five Corners in Vineyard Haven defies planning logic because there never was a plan or logic, just the slow evolution into disorder at Martha’s...

Thank you for life

To the Editor:This is a long-overdue thank-you letter. On May 26, last year, I started to throw up blood — a lot of it....

Caught in the middle

To the Editor:One of the issues regarding affordable housing is that many young and/or single workers cannot even afford "affordable housing.” They are often...

Innocent victims

To the Editor:Kudos to Martha’s Vineyard Community Services (MVCS) for launching Ripple, a support group for people with an alcoholic or an addict in...

Thanks for Red Kettle backing

To the Editor:On Christmas Eve, we completed our 2015 Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign on the Island. One hundred percent of the funds raised...

Eugene Patrick Foley

Eugene Patrick Foley died on Dec. 30, 2015, of natural causes in Whitefish, Mont., with family by his side. He was 87.Mr. Foley was...

School leaders defend selection of off-Island candidates for principal’s job

Assistant superintendent of schools Richie Smith took the opportunity of a Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) committee meeting Monday night to respond to public...

Martha’s Vineyard to host NCAA men’s hockey tourney

Men’s hockey teams from Salve Regina University, Elmira College, Hobart College, and Curry College will face off during two days at the Martha’s Vineyard...

Vineyard Frisbee golfers ring in the New Year

The cold, quiet woodlands of the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest just off Barnes Road echoed with cries of “Fore!” on Friday as 54...

Make your mark on 2016 with a Martha’s Vineyard calendar

Everybody and everything from the chirpy morning talk show host to your iPhone and computer insists on telling you the date. But why settle...

High school principal candidates present a variety of experience

The three finalists for the job of Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School principal received high praise from colleagues and supervisors in a series of...

Tisbury will hold special town meeting Tuesday

Tisbury voters will be asked to take action on town money matters when they gather for a special town meeting at 7 pm, Tuesday,...

Vineyard girls beat Cathedral in thriller, 58-56

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School girls varsity basketball team was back in action Saturday at home, where they took on a powerful team...

VTA raises prices on six categories of bus passes

In keeping with a five-year business plan, the cost of Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) bus passes increased on Jan. 1.The seven-day pass went from...

Edgartown selectmen caution against hasty school-choice funding changes

Edgartown selectmen Monday urged a group of Martha’s Vineyard school officials to exercise caution as the all-Island school committee prepares to reevaluate how the...

Catherine A. Curran

Catherine A. Curran of Bourne, formerly of Oak Bluffs, died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015, at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis. She was 93.Catherine A....

This was then: Fancy poultry

When new millionaire William Barry Owen retired from the gramophone business in London and headed back to his native Vineyard Haven in 1904, he...