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Peter Luce Play Readers bring on the belly laughs

For the past 22 years, a group named the Peter H. Luce Play Readers has been meeting every Wednesday morning at the Tisbury Council...

Thirsty for knowledge

The story of Dr. Esther Arvilla Harrison Hopkins, Ph.D., chemical scientist, lawmaker, and environmental attorney, is about African-American family grit and determination. It’s also...

New Preservation Trust chief sees a boost to Island economy

The unusual work of the Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust caught Funi Burdick’s eye. The trust, which she now leads, does not just buy, renovate,...

The Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite raises $35,000 for Boys & Girls Club

Organizers of the Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite fundraiser announced that the annual holiday drive raised $35,000 for the Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls...

Ask Tom, the Dogcharmer: Separation anxiety

Tom,We have a warm, loving dog, who is very happy when we have company. But when our guests are ready to leave, he becomes...

Vineyarders on the march

As is so often the case when social justice and equity become the enemies of political plutocrats and opportunists, the burden of 2017-brand Trumpian...

Deer and mopeds dominate Oak Bluffs selectmen’s meeting

Opponents of the proposed supplemental two-week deer-hunting season, and opponents of moped rentals, were out in force at Tuesday night’s marathon selectmen’s meeting in...

Depression: My story

“For most Islanders, January to March are the difficult months,” wrote Milton Mazer 40 years ago in his book “People and Predicaments: Life and Distress on Martha’s Vineyard.” “There are periods when day after day, heavy low clouds oppress the Island, the sun gone, the night sky moonless and starless …”

Massachusetts marijuana-laws forum draws a crowd in Oak Bluffs

Turnout was high at the Oak Bluffs Public Library (OBPL) on Thursday night for “Smoke Bluffs?” a panel discussion moderated by OBPL program coordinator...

Chilmark planners say voters should decide  Squibnocket causeway question

The Chilmark planning board has proposed a zoning bylaw amendment to address the construction of roadways, including elevated causeways near wetlands, just like the...

Edgartown selectmen consider sustainable energy and immigration

Robert Hanneman of the Vineyard Sustainable Energy Committee (VSEC) asked Edgartown to join his group, an all-Island effort. Mr. Hanneman is a Chilmark resident...

Oak Bluffs residents invited to view and comment on plans for a new town...

On Wednesday, Feb. 1, from 10 am to 5 pm, the Oak Bluffs Building Committee will host an open house at Oak Bluffs town...

Despair nationally, act locally

Against the backdrop of dark invocations and graceless sound bites swirling around Donald Trump’s Inauguration and his administration’s clumsy and antagonistic assumption of the...

Sailor abandons boat on East Chop Beach

A sailboat washed ashore at the East Chop Beach Club on Monday night at about midnight, according to Oak Bluffs Harbormaster Todd Alexander. The...

The Women’s March, from Five Corners to Washington, D.C.

Hundreds of Islanders left Martha’s Vineyard on Friday and Saturday, crowding standby lines, jamming the ferries, and disembarking in Woods Hole to travel onward,...

DPH commissioner to keynote Vineyard substance abuse forum

In response to the ongoing opioid epidemic that continues to inflict death and destruction on Martha’s Vineyard and across Massachusetts, the Martha’s Vineyard Substance...

Edgartown won’t bail out energy cooperative

Liz Argo of the Cape and Vineyard Energy Cooperative (CVEC) asked the Edgartown selectmen for $11,000 — half a cent per kilowatt produced —...

Grant will help older adults entering the workforce

Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands, based in Dennis, was recently awarded a grant totaling $321,413 from Senior Services America Inc., according...

Vineyard boys basketball qualifies for state tournament

Martha's Vineyard punched a ticket to the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) State Division 3 basketball tournament with a 78-60 win over the Dennis-Yarmouth...

Martha’s Vineyard Squirt Smythe Mariners show their might

MVYH’s Squirt Smythe Mariners had a strong showing in their doubleheader against the Somerset Watuppa Swansea Chiefs at Driscoll Arena in Fall River on...