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A whale of a July Fourth adventure

Dear Geek,With all of the calamities that happen to computers and other technology, you must have some pretty funny stories. What experience provided you...

Good old-fashioned customer service

Living on an Island presents all kinds of challenges. It's tough to keep an off-Island doctor's appointment, for example, on a day when ferry...

Pear tree removal on Clough Lane delayed

Town administrator Jay Grande told Tisbury selectmen on Tuesday that the removal of two Bradford pear trees on a property on Clough Lane in...

Robert Ogden sworn in as Dukes County Sheriff

Robert Ogden is the new sheriff in town. Mr. Ogden was sworn in as the new Dukes County Sheriff on Wednesday afternoon at the...

Tisbury School raises $3,000 for Red Stocking Fund

The Tisbury School participated in their third annual ‘Tigers Give Week’ from Dec. 12 through Dec. 16. Activities that week focused on the spirit...

Where is the sense in hospital parking policy?

To the Editor:At 2:30 am Wednesday, I was diagnosed at the Martha's Vineyard Hospital's emergency room with both pneumonia and the flu. As usual,...

Climate change, the Vineyard environment, and the president

Supporters of Donald Trump wanted a president who could “shake up the system.” Given the president-elect’s proposed cabinet choices and advisors, we can expect...

MVRHS sports results Dec. 28, 2016-Jan. 3, 2017

Boys Varsity Hockey (2-2-1) Wed., Dec. 28: Spaulding (N.H.) 6, Martha’s Vineyard 3 MV goals: Aksel Cooperrider, Jacob Gundersen, Nainoa CooperriderThu., Dec. 29: Martha’s Vineyard 4,...

Tisbury displays menorah in Owen Park

A nine-foot menorah was placed in Owen Park last Friday to mark the last three days of Hanukkah. Rabbi Dr. Yosef Glassman, who initiated...

State minimum wage rose on Jan. 1

According to the State House News Service, on Sunday, Jan. 1, nearly half a million of the lowest-paid workers in Massachusetts received their third...

Aquinnah: Off to a good start

Happy New Year, one and all. So far, the year in Aquinnah is off to a good start, with many visitors this past weekend....

Tisbury: Picture perfect resolutions

Seems odd to decide on a cold winter day that you should make a resolution to improve your life. It’s not a good time...

West Tisbury: Winter sunsets

One of the things I love about winter is seeing sunsets. As soon as the trees in our woods leaf out, the sky is...

Kallen William Allen

Pamela Williams and Kevin Allen of Edgartown announce the birth of a son, Kallen William Allen, on Nov. 30, 2016, at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital....

Chilmark: Changing schedules

Transitioning back to a regular schedule after the holidays takes some getting used to for many. Sunrise is the gift for being up early....

Planning for next year

Whether you were dragged into the New Year or stepped into it brightly, here is a wish for all, courtesy of printmaker Josef Beery:...

Vineyarders take the plunge

It may not have been the perfect day for a swim, but that didn’t stop about 50 people from gathering at State Beach on...

Martha’s Vineyard Christmas bird count shows avian hot spots

Kenny Ivory and I stood by the side of New Lane in West Tisbury, just off the West Tisbury–Edgartown Road. A biting wind roared...

Not sleeping well

To the Editor:In response to Mr. Eric Markson’s comments of last week (Dec. 29, “Another entitlement to the Wampanoag”) regarding the Wampanoag Tribe’s want...

Free tech support

To the Editor:A big shout-out thank you to Tony Lombardi and his excellent staff of computer techs, who offer free-of-charge technical support once a month...