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Theodore “Ted” G. Leslie Jr.

Theodore “Ted” G. Leslie Jr. of Aquinnah died May 26, 2016, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He was 63. At the time...

Oak Bluffs: Back to school

Labor Day weekend is just about here, and there has already been a slow exodus of families, and students returning to their off-Island homes....

Aquinnah: Annual Gay Head 10k

Summer is coming to an end; doesn’t that just make you want to run a race even though you feel like you just did?...

This Was Then: Leonard’s Motor Service

Leonard’s Motor Service, known in its earliest days as “Lake Avenue Garage,” was located in downtown Oak Bluffs where Jim’s Package Store stands today....

Seasonal Shutdown

Dear Nicole,I am a seasonal resident who has had it with the entitled attitudes of the ever so holy year-rounders who tend to treat...

A dry summer

Here we are in September’s golden splendor, contemplating the season’s passing and reviewing the summer during its final weeks. While we hope to regain...

Early Canada goose hunting season starts on Tuesday, Sept. 6

Islanders can expect to hear the sound of shotguns when the Massachusetts early Canada goose hunting season begins Tuesday, Sept. 6, half an hour...

Clinton Peterson Griesser

Clinton Peterson Griesser of Edgartown died unexpectedly while swimming at Edgartown Great Pond. He was 32.Clinton enjoyed life to its fullest. His first loves...

Eileen Sullivan Mayhew

Eileen Sullivan Mayhew died on May 21, 2016, after celebrating her 101st birthday with her family and friends at Long Hill in Edgartown.Born in...

Babies in diapers and runners in shoes cross finish line in Sullivan 5k

The heat of the morning sun didn't slow social worker Lee Greathouse of Edgartown who came in first with a time of 16:52 in the...

Oak Bluffs man drowns in great pond swimming accident Saturday

Updated Monday, 5 pmDespite the efforts of rescuers, Clinton Griesser, 32, of Oak Bluffs drowned Saturday afternoon while swimming in Edgartown Great Pond in the...

Second Edgartown man arrested on cocaine distribution charges

For the second time in as many days, police have arrested an Edgartown man for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.Late on Wednesday...

Grasshoppers

When I began studying the Vineyard’s grasshoppers about six years ago, I knew almost nothing about them. There was only one species I could...

Have Faith: Finding grace in the small stuff

When Father Brian Murdoch from Grace Episcopal Church first told me in April about his plan to invite interns to the Island to work...

Daniel William "Danny" Wright Jr.

Daniel William "Danny" Wright Jr. of Longmeadow, formerly of Vineyard Haven, died peacefully on August 21, 2016 and entered into God's kingdom to be...

Gone fishin’: A walk on the beach and new friends met along the way

President Barack Obama departed Martha’s Vineyard Sunday evening. Over the course of his 16-day vacation he played golf on 10 days, mostly teaming up...

Island generosity spills over at Katama Road bike path drink stand

Along the Katama bike and walking path in Edgartown sits a small red wagon loaded with pitchers of cold water and lemonade. Signs at...

Martha’s Vineyard sailors anticipate upcoming Moffett Race

The 39th annual Moffett Race will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10, in the waters off Vineyard Haven Harbor. Always an exciting race, it...

Plein air group to exhibit at Old Sculpin Gallery

For the first time in their 60-plus-year history, the Old Sculpin Gallery, home of the Martha’s Vineyard Art Association, will host a show by...

Dance theater gets big at the Yard

The Yard is preparing to wrap up its summer season, with only a handful of events scheduled through the end of August and into...