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The stripers are back

Ryan Collins, founder of the fishing media group My Fishing Cape Cod, caught the first officially documented Martha’s Vineyard striper of 2017, on April...

This Was Then: The mailman and the shoemaker’s boy

Forty-three-year-old mail carrier Ansel Dimmick of Falmouth set off one cold January evening in 1816 with mail bound for Holmes Hole. “The sound was...

Anne Heywood

Anne Heywood of Chappaquiddick died peacefully on April 25, 2017. She was 75. A full obituary will follow in another edition.

Jon Wilson: ‘The Restorer’s Journey’

On Wednesday, May 3, there will be a special event at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center: a screening of “The Restorer’s Journey,” a documentary...

Rental mopeds in Oak Bluffs still hang in the balance

It appeared the nine-month battle over rental mopeds in Oak Bluffs was rounding the corner for a final conclusion on Tuesday night, when selectmen...

Vineyard voices reach Italy

By Annika SchmidtLast week, 27 of the 29 Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) Minnesingers took on Italy. The biennial trip gives the high...

End of high school draws near

By Danielle HopkinsWith graduation right around the corner, many seniors at MVRHS are focused on what lies ahead for next year, whether it’s college,...

Meet your maker: Sam Hoyt

The Martha’s Vineyard Mini Maker Faire is going into its second year at the Ag Hall, and opens Saturday, May 13, at 10 am....

MVYLI is accepting nominations

The Martha’s Vineyard Youth Leadership Institute (MVYLI) is accepting nominations for its 13th annual Youth Leadership Summit, taking place on-Island June 24 to 30....

Oak Bluffs seniors strike out

There were plenty of lane bumpers up at the Barn, Bowl and Bistro last Wednesday afternoon, but they weren’t for the Oak Bluffs Council...

Oak Bluffs: Earth Day clean ups

Didn't the Earth Day cleanup crews do a marvelous job on Sunday? They removed truckloads of rubbish from the beaches and roadsides, allowing us...

Corydalis solida

“Man — despite his artistic pretensions, his sophistication, and his many accomplishments — owes his existence to a six-inch layer of topsoil and the...

Edgartown: Back from April break

Welcome back from April vacation, to those of you who were on break. It was nice to have the week off, but as usual,...

Court report: April 26, 2017

April 14, 2017Brock M. Callen Jr., Vineyard Haven; DOB 10/3/79, assault and battery: continued to pretrial conference.Peter L. Meleney, Oak Bluffs; DOB 2/19/35, assault...

Cleanup turns to distress

To the Editor:Earth Day came and went in Martha’s Vineyard much as it has elsewhere year after year, with local calls to action, including...

Volunteer Recruitment/Employment Fair

On Saturday, April 29, from 10 am to 1 pm, the Martha’s Vineyard Partnership for Health, in collaboration with C.E.O., is co-sponsoring a Volunteer...

Rentals, regulation, and Airbnb

Tisbury selectmen made a good call last week in tabling the special warrant article calling for a new bylaw regulating rental housing. The original...

MVTV kitchen studio’s open house

MVTV is hosting an open house for its new kitchen studio on Thursday, May 4, from 4:30 to 6 pm. According to a press...

Poet's Corner

The Poet’s CauldronBy Lenny HallA sea soup of lettersHard boiled into inky symbolsApothic magical work sorceryA sensory amalgam of mind-altering fareThe porridge of emotionsSpells...

Chilmark: Lambs and other signs of spring

Thank you to Pathways Projects Institute’s Tanya Augustinos, Scott Crawford, and Keren Tonnes, plus everyone else who helped make this another amazing season of...