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Martha’s Vineyard voters head to the polls Thursday

Massachusetts voters will head to the polls on Thursday, Sept. 8, in a state primary election that will help set the stage for the...

MVRHS preseason practice gets athletes back into shape

At 5:45 am Tuesday morning, cars pulled into the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) parking lot, and half-awake kids got out, lugging athletic...

Dukes County Sheriff's primary race sets up November contest

Acting Dukes County Sheriff Robert Ogden of West Tisbury will square off with former jailer and Oak Bluffs recreation director Marc Rivers of Oak...

VYT juniors take Hall of Fame trip

Vineyard Youth Tennis sponsored a trip to the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I., on Tuesday with a group of 35 children....

First responders cast a wide net to find missing Oak Bluffs woman

An all-out search for a missing 71-year-old Oak Bluffs woman ended successfully Tuesday when she was discovered sitting on a stone wall in Vineyard...

Abstract art gets personal at the Louisa Gould Gallery

“Personal Visions,” the newest show at the Louisa Gould Gallery in Vineyard Haven, includes the work of six abstract artists. This marks the ninth...

State housing officials take a close-up look at Martha’s Vineyard

Chrystal Kornegay, the state Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) undersecretary, made the trip from Beacon Hill on Friday to get a firsthand...

Mother who drove off road with two children in car charged with OUI

Edgartown Police said Kelly O’Connell, 33, of Oak Bluffs was drunk when she sped by The Trustees of Reservations Wasque Reservation gatehouse with her...

Permanent Endowment Fund seeks grant applicants

The Permanent Endowment Fund of Martha’s Vineyard seeks applications for its fall 2016 grant cycle.  The fund “encourages applications that are responsive to community...

Another view

To the Editor:In reply to Joseph Passafiume’s letter in the August 25 edition of your paper (Rebuttal to the rebuttal”), he must be living...

Time to vote

On Thursday, Sept. 8, Islanders will join voters across Massachusetts and go to the polls in primary elections that will set the stage for...

Looking for possible bone-marrow donors

To the Editor:My name is Maria Santos. I am a representative of Fundacao Icla da Silva here in Massachusetts. On Saturday, Sept. 3, we...

Martha's Vineyard Court Report, August 8 – 29, 2016

August 8, 2016Michael Shawn Forgione a/k/a Michael Meir, Edgartown; DOB 9/24/71, operating motor vehicle with suspended registration: dismissed at the request of the Commonwealth;...

From down under, warm thanks

To the Editor:I came to this great country as an American Field Service scholar 51 years ago from a dairy farm in New Zealand....

Oak Bluffs library says thanks

To the Editor:Oak Bluffs Public Library would like to put out a huge thank-you to all the local businesses who helped make this year's...

Michael Medeiros memorial service

There will be a memorial service for Michael Medeiros at 3 Duarte Circle, Vineyard Haven, from 1 to 5 pm on Sunday, Sept. 4....

Black shoppers matter

I’m back on the Vineyard after a hiatus of about three years. Despite the sad news that my favorite Vineyard stores, Bramhall & Dunn...

Looking for possible bone-marrow donors

To the Editor:My name is Maria Santos. I am a representative of Fundacao Icla da Silva here in Massachusetts. On Saturday, Sept. 3, we...

Setting a striking example

To the Editor:Thank you to the owners, management, and staff of the Barn, Bowl and Bistro in Oak Bluffs for giving kids free bowling...

A clear and present danger

To the Editor:On Tashmoo Avenue, a few feet from Main Street in Vineyard Haven, on I believe town property, or that of the Dukes...