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His diagnosis

To the Editor:What happens in Cleveland stays in Cleveland.Gerry Yukevich Vineyard Haven

Foolishness

To the Editor:My daughter and I were on a pleasant walk in Oak Bluffs last Tuesday when a helicopter started buzzing back and forth...

‘Occupied Territories’ bridges the gap between veterans and civilians

It was 1969, and Steve Maxner was in a concrete bunker in Vietnam, witnessing his daughter’s birth for the first time on videotape. Less...

Young filmmakers present “Ocean” on the beach

The Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival has been holding a filmmaking camp throughout the month of July. There has been a different focus each week....

Reefer madness

Across Martha’s Vineyard neighborhoods Tuesday and Wednesday of last week, residents were understandably surprised and alarmed to see an unmarked black helicopter with men...

Visiting physician’s statements about Lyme disease require correction

Dr. Nevena Zubcevik’s suggestion during her recent appearance at grand rounds at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital (July 14, “Visiting physician sheds new light on Lyme...

MVRHS committee approves lights at skate park

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School land use subcommittee last week unanimously voted in favor of approving an easement for the Martha’s Vineyard Skate...

Governor eyeing offshore wind, not Nantucket Sound

As House and Senate lawmakers try to reach agreement on a major energy bill before Sunday, Gov. Charlie Baker seems to think at least...

Governor Baker signs Real ID law

Massachusetts expects to begin issuing driver's licenses compliant with the federal Real ID law in the fall of 2017, after Gov. Charlie Baker on...

Oak Bluffs selectmen nix later last call for Barn, Bowl and Bistro

Sam Dunn, co-owner of the Barn, Bowl & Bistro, went before Oak Bluffs selectmen Tuesday night hoping to amend the establishment’s liquor license so...

Chappy Ferry line report fuels continuing traffic debate

Edgartown selectmen returned Monday night to the long-running and contentious issue of the Chappy Ferry line. Once again, tempers flared ashomeowners along Simpson Lane,...

State Police snatch Islander's medical marijuana  plants

Updated 3 pm, ThursdayIt’s been some years since Islanders have seen a black helicopter crisscrossing the Island, its crew scanning Martha’s Vineyard woodlands and...

Gone fishin’: On the water, channel 16 is your radio lifeline

A week and a half ago on Saturday I left Tashmoo and headed across Vineyard Sound for the Elizabeths to cast a Sluggo into...

Martha’s Vineyard sixth-grader competes in world sailing championships

Globetrotting 12-year-old Landon Cormie of Tisbury returned to the Vineyard on Sunday from Saint Pierre Quiberon on the coast of France, where he sailed...

Chappy Ping-Pong tournament approaches

Not all competitors are heading for the Olympics. On Sunday, August 7, many of Martha’s Vineyard’s best Ping-Pong players will be gathering on Chappaquiddick...

Wind conditions ruled the week in HHSA competition

There was a striking contrast between the Thursday and Sunday Holmes Hole Sailing Association (HHSA) races last week. Thursday was a clear but blustery...

Martha’s Vineyard Youth Running Club to hold summer stick races

The Martha’s Vineyard Hurricanes, the Island’s youth running club, will hold a series of one-hour running events on Friday, July 29, at the Martha’s...

First ever Babe Ruth under-13 tournament on the Island

The first ever on-Island U-13 Babe Ruth baseball tournament will be played at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School field this weekend, July 30...

Vernon M. Jernegan

Vernon M. Jernegan died unexpectedly on Sunday, July 10, surrounded by his family. He was 81.Born on Dec. 1, 1934, to LeMont and Ella...

Coming into Cuttyhunk

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