Monthly Archives: May 2016

Mix it up with high school tennis players

The Vineyard Youth Tennis Center will hold a “Meet the High School Players Mixed Doubles Round Robin” from 2 to 5 pm Sunday at...

P.A. Club Scholarship Auction a huge success

The 26th annual Portuguese-American Club Scholarship Auction was held Friday night in Oak Bluffs, grossing $25,000 for graduating Martha's Vineyard Regional High School seniors.Nearly...

This was then: George Alley’s Edgartown Market, about 1929

When we think of “Alley’s store” today, there’s only one that comes to mind — the old S.M. Mayhew Co. general store in West...

Oak Bluffs: The first step toward recognizing

All of us have been shaken and bewildered by the many drug overdoses which many times have resulted in the deaths of those we...

Michael Halisky honored for tennis excellence

Vineyard Youth Tennis head professional Michael Halisky was honored with the Industry Excellence Award at the United States Professional Tennis Association Spring Tennis Conference...

Martha’s Vineyard school chief presents his first-year report

In his first year on the job, Superintendent of Martha’s Vineyard Schools Matt D’Andrea visited all the Island schools, spoke to school stakeholders, and...

Island gymnasts compete at state championships

Eight gymnasts from Island Gymnastics Training School competed in the Massachusetts State Championships on Saturday and Sunday at Algonquin Regional High School in Northborough.For...

Martha’s Vineyard Little League weekly recap

The Majors are off to a busy start. For recaps of minor league action and all the latest scores, visit mvlittleleague.org.A's 7, Red Sox 6...

John Crocker will take over Tisbury harbormaster duties this summer

Tisbury assistant harbormaster John Crocker will be at the helm while Tisbury looks for a new harbormaster to replace Jay Wilbur, who retires next...

Elizabeth Brodney Feldman

Elizabeth "Betty" Brodney Feldman died on April 25, 2016, in Aventura, Fla., at the age of 93. Her funeral ceremony was held graveside at...

New book recounts the history of the Edgartown library

The Friends of the Edgartown Free Public Library have published a delightful history of the town’s 125-year-old library in honor of the library’s move...

Edgartown replies to Simpson Lane lawsuit threat

Meeting briefly Monday, selectmen granted a change in the liquor licenses of Behind the Bookstore and Isola to accommodate all alcoholic beverages. Selectmen also...

Aquinnah takes up $4.2 million budget, zoning changes

In the Island’s last annual town meeting of the season, Aquinnah voters will gather Tuesday night to take action on 54 warrant articles and...

Think spring at the 20th annual Art of Flowers show

Every May, flowers of all seasons and varieties can be found in profusion at Featherstone Center for the Arts’ annual Art of Flowers show....

Seven Island seniors receive MVYouth college scholarships

MVYouth executive director Lindsey Scott announced Monday afternoon the names of seven Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School seniors who will receive four-year scholarships to...

Marco Porlles named executive chef at The Newes

Chef Marco Porlles is not a new face to the Island. He was previously sous-chef at the Harbor View Hotel, where he honed his...

Kids Trout Derby, now 42, begins at first light Saturday

The annual Martha’s Vineyard Rod and Gun Club Kids Trout Derby is a rite of spring. Now in its 42nd year, the fishing begins...

Tisbury fifth graders raise funds for Shenandoah trip

Tisbury School’s fifth-grade class is holding a yard sale that will help raise funds for their summer trip aboard the Black Dog tall ship,...

Opioid-related overdose deaths rose 7.5 percent in 2015

State public health officials on Monday confirmed 1,379 unintentional or undetermined opioid-related deaths in 2015, and said the opioid death rate over the first...

All-Island School Committee signs off on assistant contracts

The All-Island School Committee last week ratified the contracts that will govern the wages and benefits for educational support professionals (ESP) and administrative support...