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Memorial for Barbara Ann Babcock

There will be a memorial service for Barbara Ann Babcock of Vineyard Haven on March 5, 2016, at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse. The family...

Oscars viewing party brings the red carpet to the MV Film Center

A friendly microcosm of the Oscars' glitz and glamour was the scene at the Martha's Vineyard Film Center on Sunday night, as Islanders gathered for...

Coast Guard gives firsthand look at heavy-weather training

https://youtu.be/_QIZaSoFJoIWhen a big storm hits the Vineyard, chances are crews from Coast Guard Station Menemsha are on the high seas, seizing the opportunity to...

Letter from Cuttyhunk: The Church family and Captain Benjamin Barber Church

Calling all writers from the Cape and Islands and beyond … limited space remains as the deadline quickly approaches for the upcoming Cuttyhunk Island...

Edgartown library to close during move to new building

The Edgartown Free Public library will begin moving the nearly 40,000 items in its collection from its current North Water Street location to the...

Guy Nolin

Guy Nolin of Falmouth, a builder on Martha’s Vineyard for 20 years, died on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, after a battle with cancer. He was...

We asked artists: What have you been up to this winter?

We all have those friends on Martha’s Vineyard who settle a little too comfortably into the solitude of the off-season. They are perfectly sociable...

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

A tradução deste artigo se encontra no final da versão em inglês.Two weeks ago, two Brazilian families tragically lost their homes due to a...

It’s your choice

To the Editor:March 1st is our primary election day. If you feel as I do, there may be a candidate or two you greatly...

Thank you, Dr. VanBeber

To the Editor:I sent the following letter to the VA in response to your excellent article published Feb. 13, “VA doctor goes beyond the...

Share your vision of Aquinnah Circle

To the Editor:If that beautiful and special place at the westernmost tip of the Island is important to you, you are invited to join...

Growing the ‘blue economy’

To the Editor:The Island of Martha’s Vineyard’s geography, beauty, economy, character, and sense of community are defined by the sea. The Vineyard’s “blue” resources...

Oxygen is the key to clean ponds

To the Editor:Do you realize that for the volume of nitrate from septic systems on the Island to equal the nitrate from rainfall, the...

Nips are disrespectful

To the Editor:If you walk or bike along the Island's roads, you can't miss the large number of nip bottles tossed along the side....

VCS bag ban is poor policy

To the Editor:For 16 years I called Massachusetts home. While I was a proud resident of North Attleborough, my family and I always enjoyed...

Nice people

To the Editor:To get to my highway mailbox, I must cross State Road. One morning recently I walked across, extracted my mail, and walked...

Ag Society is more than the fair

To the Editor:We know the Ag Fair is everyone’s favorite event, ours included, but the Agricultural Society does so much more than just the...

Father asks for help

To the Editor:I am a frequent Island visitor. This letter is to ask for help and share a very sad story. My 32-year-old married...

Vote Tuesday

Over the next eight months we’ll endorse a candidate for president on this page, but as a community newspaper, national party primaries usually escape...

Timing is everything

To the Editor:With regard to the story about the meeting to discuss VA medical care (Feb. 18, “Federal officials get an earful from Martha’s...