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Conservation and affordable housing: Martha's Vineyard can have both

To the Editor:In response to Mr. Lengyel’s essay in the Dec. 20 Vineyard Gazette : “We can have both affordable housing and land conservation”...

REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS: December 19 – 23, 2016

ChilmarkDec. 19, Jonathan Lash and Peter Pratt, trustees of the Pratt Family Realty Trust, sold 128 Old Farm Rd. to Keith Snedeker and Rebecca...

Community forum on Trump-era immigration

A new Vineyard-based social justice group, the Martha’s Vineyard Social Justice Leadership Foundation (MVSJLF), will hold a forum on post-election information and action on...

This Was Then: Old Island cooking

Want to prepare an authentically old-fashioned Vineyard meal for the holidays? Look no further than the "Island Cook Book," published in 1924 as a fundraiser...

Domestic Disturbances: I’m tired of being self sufficient

When I was little, I always wondered why I was born into a family that had enough to eat, rather than into a starving...

Plastic bag ban goes into effect in five towns next week

Updated Friday, December 30At their town meetings last spring, five out of six Island towns included a ban on the use of disposable plastic...

Electric bus pilot project may be down the road for VTA

The Martha’s Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) is exploring the idea of using electric buses. An alternative fuels study, conducted by the Vermont Energy Investment...

Bradford pears: Smelly, frail, and invasive

To the Editor:I am writing in response to my neighbors who are objecting to my removing two Bradford pear trees on my property on...

Charter School “project period” allows students to explore their own interests

Students at the Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School recently spent eight days exploring a topic of their choice during what the school calls “project...

Pagan roots of Christmas trees

To the Editor: With all due respect to Rabbi Glassman (Dec. 15, “Include the menorah in holiday decorations”), the menorah is a religious symbol. The...

Another entitlement to the Wampanoag

To the Editor:If the Wampanoag Tribe exerted as much energy in getting grants and special consideration of additional grants from various governmental agencies, in...

The Musicians

Four musicians share stories about how they came to make music their life’s work.Nancy Jephcote, Vineyard HavenStrings teacher, singer, songwriter; guitar and fiddleThe Flying...

When Slip Away needs a tractor, Slip Away gets a tractor

From the beginning, Slip Away Farm has thrived on the support of the Chappaquiddick community. The island’s thin and sandy soil is sadly lacking...

Gwenaelle Marie Delhougne

Rebecca Delhougne and Brice Delhougne of Oak Bluffs announce the birth of a daughter, Gwenaelle Marie Delhougne, on Dec. 20, 2016, at Martha’s Vineyard...

Ethan Alexandro Gregory

Eileen Gregory and Don Gregory of Oak Bluffs announce the birth of a son, Ethan Alexandro Gregory, on Dec. 25, 2016, at Martha’s Vineyard...

Riquelme Hauch Ribeiro

Tatiara Hauch and Armando Ribeiro of Edgartown announce the birth of a son, Riquelme Hauch Ribeiro, on Dec. 23, 2016, at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital....

Jenna Estelle Ray

Elise Ray and James Hugh Ray of Oak Bluffs announce the birth of a daughter, Jenna Estelle Ray, on Nov. 29, 2016, at Martha’s...

Great Island Couples: Lauren Townes and Noah Scheffer

When Lauren Townes and Noah Scheffer said “I do” before some 125 guests at Edgartown’s Old Whaling Church on Saturday, Dec. 17, it marked...

Your body, your pharmacy

Last winter, Kristine Leone was driving to her yoga teacher-training course at Sherry Sidoti’s Fly Yoga School in Vineyard Haven when she heard an...

West Tisbury: Flowering snowdrops

As I typed in Dec. 29, 2016, it was obvious this is my last column for 2016. Another year of weather, occasions, births, and...