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About those plovers

Winded from hiking back from the beach, I noticed a woman in the parking lot getting out of her car with a baby …...

Aquinnah: Thank you to everyone who worked on the Fourth

This is Molly Purves, Aquinnah columnist, reporting this week live from Philbin Beach on the Fourth of July. It is quite delicious here today...

Have faith: Fetes and faith

Every other week, Connie Berry reports on the news, events, and people at Martha’s Vineyard’s various places of worship.The Summer Institute kicks off Thursday,...

West Tisbury: New Fire/Rescue truck

West Tisbury’s new Fire/Rescue truck 721 arrived Wednesday afternoon at Station 2 to an awaiting group of firemen and rescue personnel. Chief Estrella had...

Tisbury: Congratulations to Steve and Judy Nichols

You can have a lobster roll and also go to the Street Fair. Tomorrow the lobster rolls will be served from 1 to 5...

Oak Bluffs: Gypsy moth caterpillars

The shade is gone from my neighborhood this summer, as so many trees have been rendered leafless by the gypsy moth caterpillars. My yard...

Bridge notes

At the Edgartown Bridge Club on Monday, June 27, 13 tables were in play.  Finishing first North-South were Sandy and Michael Lindheimer, followed by...

Edgartown: Mothers worry

As I write this, Riley is finishing up packing his gear for two weeks of boot camp at Fort Devens. As part of his...

For All the Tides That Rise Above You

By Karen SkidmoreI awoke to the echoes of a faded dream,An ecstasy that only my mind could scheme;Secretly wishing that it would meanAn...

Academic honors

Dean’s listEmma R. Yuen of Vineyard Haven, at Saint Michael’s College.Susanna M. van Rooyen of Vineyard Haven, at Saint Michael’s College.

Alison Shaw Gallery 10th anniversary party

The Alison Shaw Gallery is celebrating 10 years in Oak Bluffs this summer. It will host an artist’s reception and 10th anniversary party this...

Whale removed, Norton Pt. is reopened to vehicles

Updated 10 am, WednesdayNorton Point Beach was reopened to oversand vehicle traffic Wednesday morning following the removal of what remained of a badly decomposed whale. Water quality results...

Slideshow: A colorful Fourth of July

Islanders and long weekend visitors gathered on the sand in front of the Edgartown Lighthouse at 9 o'clock Monday night to ring out the...

The Shopkeepers

Our Island shops provide us with both needed essentials and luxuries, sparing us the expense and inconvenience of having to travel off-Island. Five local...

Made on MVY: Daisy Kimberly and her handmade pillows

Daisy Kimberly of West Tisbury clearly has a creative flair. For years she expressed her artistic side both through the selections she made for...

John Tower Churchill

John Tower Churchill was born on Oct. 25, 1967, in Evanston, Ill., and died on June 26, 2016, in Menlo Park, Calif., after a...

Edgartown deck collapse sends eight to Martha’s Vineyard Hospital

Updated 3:12 pm, TuesdayApproximately 20 people attending a Fourth of July party in Edgartown Monday night were standing on the second-story deck of an...

How to Run a B & B (and the secrets of a baked bean...

The Cleaveland House B & B is at 620 West Tisbury Road in West Tisbury, and has been welcoming guests — mostly poets, writers,...

Nat Lawson performs feats of mentalism

“We’re going to play a game over the phone,” 16-year-old Nat Lawson of Rockport, Maine, said as he prepared to read my mind. And...

Heavy rainfall closes Sengekontacket to shellfishing

Updated July 6 at 10:15 a.m.Due to Monday and Tuesday's heavy rainfall, Sengekontacket Pond is closed to all shellfishing. The pond will re-open at 7...