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The case for a new Tisbury School

To the Editor:In 1854, the Town of Tisbury built its first school on Center Street in Vineyard Haven. Seventy-five years later, in 1929, that...

Be prepared

History tells us it’s not a matter of if a hurricane hits Martha’s Vineyard, but when the next big blow will come our way.The...

Island woman shoots awardwinning buck

On July 15, 25-year-old Leah Pachico of West Tisbury traveled to Chicopee to receive an award from the Northeast Big Buck Club. The buck...

Another weather alert issued

FEMA is warning about another powerful thunderstorm that’s about to push through Martha’s Vineyard.In an alert issued at 1:11 pm, FEMA reported that Doppler...

Bring on the Best Fest

The eighth annual Best Fest is on Saturday, Sept. 9, starting at 4 pm. The musical festival benefits WVVY 96.7 LPFM, Martha’s Vineyard Community...

Jog the Chop

The Vineyard Haven library will host its 10th annual 5K Run/Walk and Fun Run for Kids on Sunday, Sept. 10. The USATF-sanctioned 5k starts...

Cast off

The second annual Women’s Fly Fishing Derby is this Saturday, Sept. 9, from 3 to 5 pm at the Edgartown Lighthouse Beach. Learn or...

A hike on the Long Trail forges a path to opioid recovery

By the time this article goes to print, Todd Hitchings will be several miles into the wilderness on Vermont’s Long Trail, which traverses the...

Behind the Bookstore (and through the roof)

My good friend Louisa had been gone all summer, off on a road trip across Canada, and back through the northern U.S., with her...

Chilmark house damaged by fire

Updated Sept. 6, 4 pmFirefighters extinguished a blaze at 146 Quenames Road Wednesday at 12:23 pm, according to a press release from Chilmark Police...

Hilda J. Backus

Hilda J. Backus died last week in her daughter Patricia's arms, in the house at 34 Pine Street in Vineyard Haven where she lived...

A nod to e-bikes

To the Editor:My two sons and I rented mopeds one afternoon last week, from King Rentals in Oak Bluffs. The training included watching a...

Hospital to community: We’re listening

To the Editor:An Open Letter to the Island Community.We’ve done a lot of listening this summer to the community concerns that have arisen after...

Music to their ears

To the Editor:Late on the evening of August 9, I received a worried message from my niece, a professional violinist. After performances on the...

A reel treat

To the Editor:I love walking into Island Entertainment, seeing Ann there, always willing to take the time to steer me in the right direction...

A different view on the Island and racism

To the Editor:Clennon King has a point about the Civil War statue in Ocean Park being offensive. Anything that honors those who fought to...

Focus shouldn’t be on Oak Bluffs statue

To the Editor:When will we stop perpetuating ignorance in the name of social progress?I read Mr. Clennon L. King’s letter of last week with...

Lost work ethic

To the Editor:Well, where have the days gone when all those young college and wannabes came for the summer to work and play on...

Korea is not our fight

To the Editor:Imagine if a consortium of European states had intervened in our own Civil War, separated the North from the South, and established...

Tom Langman, man of Menemsha

I'm a sucker for Island-related license plates, so when the Washington, D.C., plate, “MNEMSHA” pulled in front of me on Basin Road, I ran...