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Martha’s Vineyard students say goodbye summer, hello school year

The Martha’s Vineyard Public school year begins on Tuesday, Sept. 6. As parents and students say goodbye to summer and readjust to the school...

Overkill on Main Street

To the Editor:Last week, in the middle of the morning of a bright sunny day, I counted four policemen on Main Street in Vineyard...

Swim to shore

To the Editor:I arrived at the West Chop overlook Sunday late afternoon to enjoy the view and my book. A sailboat was heading east...

Gone Fishin’: Wade carefully, and carry a big rod

https://youtu.be/vAYXKHFfZ6gIn 10 more days, the attention of the majority of Island fishermen will be firmly fixed on the start of the 71st Martha’s Vineyard...

Memorial Wharf in Edgartown will get a facelift

Edgartown selectmen listened to a presentation Monday by two members of the Memorial Wharf restoration committee, and agreed to support the committee’s plan to...

Featherstone celebrates 20 great years

To the Editor:It has been an incredible year for Featherstone Center for the Arts. We have spent 2016 celebrating our 20th anniversary by recognizing...

Point, counterpoint

To the Editor:In his response to my Letter to the Editor (August 25, “Rebuttal to the rebuttal”), Joseph Passafiume reduces the complex tale of...

Dukes County Sheriff oversees three vital agencies

The primary and the upcoming general election will decide who will replace Dukes County Sheriff Michael McCormack, who is retiring after 42 years on...

Vineyard Transit Authority rolls with summer ridership surge

Summertime on Martha's Vineyard, and the living is easy — driving around the Island, sometimes not so much. It can be exasperating for those...

Island food-waste recovery program taps Ag Fair for 1.5 tons

Over the course of the four-day Agricultural Fair, the Island-Wide Organics Feasibility Study estimated, it was able to recover 2,996 pounds of food waste...

New Bedford Airport cleared for more international flights

Opening up the possibility of a new air gateway for Vineyard travelers just a short ferry ride away, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and...

Single-car crash in Chilmark sends driver to hospital

Chilmark Police said Jermaine Sharpe, 26, of Vineyard Haven was highly intoxicated when he drove his 2001 Honda Accord off South Road just past...

Births

Owen Quincy CottonAimee Cotton and Paul Cotton of Oak Bluffs announce the birth of a son, Owen Quincy Cotton, on August 10, 2016, at...

How Island businesses have embraced social media

Social media has become a powerful tool to drive clients to your business, and more and more Island brands have lately dedicated their efforts...

M.V. International Film Festival hosts six jam-packed days of movies from around the world

The Martha’s Vineyard Film Society will celebrate movies from around the world at its 11th annual International Film Festival next week. Forty-plus films from...

Nothing in life is a coincidence: The Wolf’s Den story

As I munch on a slice of the Steak Bomb pizza from Wolf’s Den Pizza after my interview with owner James Goff, I realize...

Not just pretty pictures: Art on Martha’s Vineyard has a conscience

Two artists with work currently showing on the Island have used their media to impart a message. Both Jules Arthur and Irving Petlin create...

Eastern Europeans find a club of their own at the Loft

The Loft in Oak Bluffs is busy most nights of the summer season — but especially on Sundays. Since May, some of the almost...

Record turnout makes for a big splash at Oar & Paddle Regatta

On a beautiful late summer day, a record number of participants took to the waters of Nantucket Sound and Sengekontacket Pond Sunday for the...

Explore healing herbs in your own kitchen

This is the fantasy that strikes you as you peruse the pages of Holly Bellebuono’s new book, “The Healing Kitchen”: You decide to give...