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Saudade: News from and for the Brazilian community/Notícias de e para a comunidade brasileira

A tradução deste artigo se encontra no final da versão em inglês.The year of 2016 was not for the faint of heart, and I...

Varsity girls hockey team celebrates first season win on home ice

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School Girls Varsity hockey team notched their first win of the season on home ice Friday night, Dec. 30,...

Martha's Vineyard Sports Schedule Winter 2017

The who, what, where, why, and when of winter sports on Martha's Vineyard, including high school and youth hockey, swimming, running, track, basketball, and more.

Certain clues you're an Islander

Do you know what a "doxy" is? Got a wild turkey in your backyard? You might be an Islander.

Slideshow: The year in photos

It's been a photogenic year here on Martha's Vineyard. Here are some editors' picks of the year's best photos.

At home with Russell Maloney and Jay Schmidt

My curiosity has been piqued ever since I started seeing Barnes moving trucks pull into the property on North Road across from North Tabor...

Photos of the week Dec. 25 – 31

Photos of the week is a series that features photographs of news, nature, events, sports, and every day life on Martha’s Vineyard. The Times...

Winter hummingbirds

Martha’s Vineyard is famous among birders, with a well-earned reputation for both a skillful birding community and a tendency to attract rare birds. While...

Turning 22 is complicated

In October, Sharon and Carl Simonin were already making plans for their son Austin’s Dec. 18 birthday. He would turn 22 that day, a...

Oak Bluffs selectmen appoint selectman Gail Barmakian to the MVC

Oak Bluffs selectmen ended the year with a surprise at their Tuesday meeting, voting 4-0 to appoint chairman Gail Barmakian as their representative to...

My dream for Island health care

Instead of being worried about losing access to the health-coverage expansions that resulted from the Affordable Care Act, my vision for 2017 and beyond...

We can have both affordable housing and land conservation

Affordable housing has been part of the Land Bank’s planning since 1989, when it first adopted a housing policy. As a result, the Land...

The Vineyard comes together to support kids

For many years the Vineyard had a void in service to our young people. We have seen a major shift in awareness from this...

What if Martha’s Vineyard had a college?

It could be named Caleb’s College, to honor the first native American graduate of Harvard, who grew up near Tashmoo Pond in the mid-17th...

Funding those housing dreams

What if we charged a Land Bank–like tax on all seasonal rentals, and used the income to develop affordable housing for year-rounders? And what...

My 'blue-sky' dream for Martha’s Vineyard

Our Island is rich in natural resources and blessed with a variety of local food sources. We can fish, farm, milk, and churn, and...

A year at Martha’s Vineyard Community Services

From the very beginning, collaboration has been at the root of our work at Martha’s Vineyard Community Services. It all began in 1961 with...

A great year, thanks to volunteering

Volunteering to become the Daisy Girl Scout Leader on Martha’s Vineyard, for Troop 66210, has given me the most change-your-mood, uplifting, and heartening feeling...

Island as incubator

Twenty-five years from now, my grandchildren will be able to live and thrive here because we will have successfully weaned ourselves from the addictive...