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On Martha's Vineyard, Possible Dreams can come true

The Art Buchwald Possible Dreams Auction, one of the summer's premier events, generated spirited bidding for a wide range of auction items under the...

Teen visitor loses leg in Martha’s Vineyard moped accident

Updated 3:30, MondayTwo young New Hampshire women visiting Martha’s Vineyard sustained serious injuries after colliding with a dump truck in a horrific moped accident...

Junot Díaz and John Forté make for an intimate evening at Gallery Josephine

Updated 3 pm, Aug. 2. Before Pulitzer-prize winning author Junot Diaz began his reading and Q&A at Gallery Josephine on Friday night, he called gallery...

White House makes it official: Obamas will return to Martha’s Vineyard

With the Democratic National Convention out of the way and the fall campaign season looming, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will...

Lane closures to resume on Lagoon Pond Bridge

Updated: Monday, August 1, 4 pmDrivers beware—the lines at the Lagoon Pond Drawbridge are about to get even longer, because yet another set of lane...

Services Monday for Alison Beth Reynolds

Alison Beth Reynolds of Oak Bluffs died unexpectedly on July 27, 2016 at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital of natural causes due to a long-term medical condition....

All-Island Art Show is Monday

Join the Martha’s Vineyard Camp Meeting Association for the annual All-Island Art Show at the Tabernacle in Oak Bluffs this Monday, August 1. From...

The Olympians: Ann Russell, fencer

Ann Russell, a freshman at Jersey City State College in 1964, looked into the college gym one day and liked what she saw.“I thought,...

This Was Then: Gifford's Boatyard

Ship’s carpenter and boatbuilder Charles Gifford was born on Penikese Island — then known as Pune Island, and still technically part of Chilmark — where...

Ask Tom, the Dogcharmer: Potty Training

Dear Dogcharmer,I have two mixed-breed dogs that I love very much. They are a Yorkie and shih tzu mix. I trained them to potty...

Visiting camper seriously injured in fall from moving bus on Martha's Vineyard

2:20 pm, ThursdayA 13-year-old boy from New York visiting Martha’s Vineyard with a camp group fell from the window of a moving bus Wednesday in...

July 15 – July 25, 2016

July 15, 2016Gilberto Costa, Vineyard Haven; DOB 6/19/63, OUI-liquor or .08%, negligent operation of motor vehicle, marked lanes violation, possession of open container of...

Words to live by

To the Editor:Thirty years ago, my dad, Rick Brew, was roughly one month into serving the Island community as an EMT. While he has...

Open your eyes and look

To the Editor:There's no doubt that Martha's Vineyard is a special place, but just like the rest of the country we have rules and...

Is she not a person?

To the Editor:Taking up where President Obama challenged the nation to have a "conversation" about race, I was struck by your article (July 21,...

Tax pot

To the Editor:There is one sure way to forever stop the DEA's helicopter and the waste of taxpayer money, and add millions to our...

Oak Bluffs Library has friends

To the Editor:The Library Friends of Oak Bluffs thanks the community for making our annual book sale this past week a rousing success —...

Truth and bias

To the Editor:Last week, in a Letter to the Editor (July 21, “For truth, forsake mainstream media”), Ann Deitrich opined on the absence of...

What can be done about road anarchy?

To the Editor:Sunday I saw a vehicle traveling north on South Water Street in Edgartown through the Cooke Street intersection. When I yelled to...

Organic turf is the better way

To the Editor:Many towns across the U.S. are trying to resist the proliferation of artificial turf, including Sag Harbor, N.Y.; Barrington, R.I.; and Hull....