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Army Corps seeks comments on Tisbury dredge projects

Tisbury harbormaster John Crocker has applied for a permit through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to dredge in Vineyard Sound and Lake Tashmoo...

Mobile farmers market brings meals on wheels

Anne Sylvester pushes her walker toward the table and snatches a bundle of carrots with a smile. A man wearing a veteran’s hat hangs...

Oak Bluffs firefighters extinguish truck fire

Oak Bluffs firefighters on Thursday night quickly extinguished a fire that fully engulfed a pickup truck and lighted nearby woods on fire, according to...

One last chance to comment on Eversource rates

Folks concerned with a proposal by Eversource to increase electric rates will have one more chance to speak out, but it will mean a...

Food pantry is still serving, but donations need a boost

Summer’s a time of sun-splashed beaches, sailing, and fishing, but the need some families have to keep groceries in the cupboard doesn’t end just...

Mama’s and Creamers earn top seeds for women’s playoffs

The Martha's Vineyard Women's Softball League regular season ended Tuesday night at Veterans Park in Vineyard Haven, with the Mama's Girls and Creamers earning...

Drawbridge design wins award

The engineering firm that designed the Lagoon drawbridge has won a 2017 Bronze Engineering Excellence Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of...

REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS: July 17 – 21, 2017

ChilmarkJuly 20, Deborah M. Peckham, Thomas C. Peckham, Prudence Peckham Marsh (f/k/a Prudence B. Marsh), and Dominique J. Penicaud, Gregory Mayhew, and Jonathan E....

Funding for food and shelter

Dukes County nonprofit agencies providing food and shelter may be eligible for more funding.The National Board through Emergency Food and Shelter granted $2,925 to...

Wild Side: Mothing

When I began to watch birds as a kid of 7 or 8, birdwatching was something of a fringe activity, and its practitioners were...

Highlanders on top as men’s softball hits homestretch

With the men's Island Softball League playoffs set to begin in early August, the Highlanders are on top of the standings at 11-1.Monday night...

Carla Sofia Pereira

By Russell SmithIt is with great sadness we acknowledge the death of Carla Sofia Pereira. She succumbed to breast cancer after many years. We...

Dreams shape ‘Automatic at Sea,’ filmed on the Vineyard

“Automatic at Sea,” a new film shot on the Vineyard, will play at the Capawock Sunday, July 30, at 6 pm. Longtime summer resident...

Hate has no business here

While visiting her children in Takoma Park, Md., Chilmark resident Bonnie George noticed that store after store had the identical poster prominently displayed in...

‘I am Jane Doe’ reveals real stories behind sex trafficking in the U.S.

The Martha’s Vineyard Film Center screens “I Am Jane Doe” on Monday, July 31, at 7:30 pm. Directed by Mary Mazzio and narrated by...

The sun will come out…

Tomorrow kicks off Islander Theatre Workshop’s highlight of the 2017 season, “Annie.” Opening night is Friday, July 28, at 7:30 pm at the Performing...

What’s new at ‘Islanders Write’ this summer?

We’re glad you asked.Our first ever pitch panel. An open mic. One-on-one feedback session with a novelist. And an afternoon dedicated to humor...

Jessica Harris creates a world of glitterati artists in latest book

Jessica B. Harris of Oak Bluffs, New York, and New Orleans, is more than a cookbook writer, even though she’s written 12 of them....

Nebbiolo wines reign this week at the Terrace

This Thursday, Italian wine expert Ciro Pirone will share his knowledge and passion for Italian wine and culture at a gourmet dinner at the...

The Yard is the Island’s own dance retreat

In a recent feature story, the New York Times spotlighted the Yard of Chilmark as one of the nation’s top summer dance festivals, calling...