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West Tisbury: In memory of John Ashbery

I’m writing this week’s column on my porch this Monday morning. The air feels silent, or at least quieter than it has all summer....

The Ritz rallies for Houston

Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the Texas Gulf Coast on August 25, and Ritz owners Larkin and Jackie Stallings aren’t ones to idly stand...

Wild Side: The American white pelican

During the last few days of August, bird life on the Vineyard undergoes a dramatic and often rather sudden shift. Migratory birds, passing from...

Aquinnah: Make some jam

It’s jam-making time in Aquinnah. There is a late harvest of blackberries around town, and the beach plums and rose hips are ripe. Plus,...

Poet Justen Ahren presents a collaborative project this weekend

 Martha's Vineyard poet laureate Justen Ahren is expanding his horizons with a new project that will incorporate poetry, music, photography, and video. The collaborative...

Two sisters share their porcelain and poetry

The work of Vineyard-based ceramicist Jennifer McCurdy requires contemplation. The appeal of her sculptural pieces comes from the beauty of the twisting shapes, the...

Early Canada goose–hunting season begins

The Massachusetts early Canada goose–hunting season began Tuesday, Sept. 5, one half-hour before sunrise, and will end one half-hour after sunset on Friday, Sept....

Santander to close two Martha’s Vineyard branches

Updated 9/6 at 12 pmSantander Bank is closing two branches on Martha’s Vineyard, including the controversial branch on Main Street in Vineyard Haven,...

Update: Coast Guard has found missing teens

The U.S. Coast Guard has found three missing teens and they are safe, according to a Tweet by the U.S. Coast Guard Northeast account.The...

Kathryn Mary Bettencourt

Kathryn Mary Bettencourt, known to everyone as “Kay,” died on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2017. She was born on Jan. 11, 1944, and lived her...

No more commercial striped bass for 2017

If you get a hankering for striped bass, you’re going to have to catch your own for the rest of the season, because the...

Meet Your Merchant: The Levandowskis of LeRoux

April and Michael Levandowski own and operate two stores on Martha’s Vineyard — LeRoux at Home, and LeRoux Gourmet — along with four off-Island...