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‘The Mighty Quinn’

One of the wealthiest residents of a Caribbean Island was found decapitated in his Jacuzzi, and Denzel Washington is about to get to the...

Come on down!

To paraphrase an old song from Paul Simon, “Something tells me it’s all happening at the library.” Simon said “at the zoo,” but nowadays,...

Nancy Dunleavy Burton

Nancy Dunleavy Kenney Burton, 87, of Oak Bluffs and Naples, Fla., died on March 27, 2018. Nancy was born in Springfield, and later moved...

Islander gains valuable conch-bass-scup permit

The Martha’s Vineyard Fishermen’s Preservation Trust announced the recent award of a combination conch (channel whelk), black sea bass, and scup state permit to...

Margaret A. Goodale

Margaret A. Goodale was a loving wife, mother, sister, and aunt. She died on Saturday morning, March 17, 2018. She was born on August...

Egg hunts on-Island and where to find them

Parents with young kids know what Easter’s really about — all the hidden plastic eggs filled with candy. It’s an important tradition for families...

Oak Bluffs selectmen support Back Door deal

Richard Friedman, successful real estate investor, hotelier, philanthropist, and longtime Edgartown seasonal resident, went before the Oak Bluffs board of selectmen at its regular...

Artist’s statement

Richard Limber has something to say on a lot of issues affecting the world today, and he expresses himself through art. A painter, musician,...

The Vineyard Connection: Because ultimately, everything is local

Most everyone is familiar with the term “six degrees of separation,” the notion that any two people can be connected to one another (or...

Like pickles? This place is i-dill.

If you like pickles, this place is worth a trip off-Island.Even if that means dealing with the Steamship Authority’s host of problems recently. Talk...

‘Leaning into the Wind’ with Andy Goldsworthy

Coming to the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center this weekend is “Leaning into the Wind,” a new documentary by German director Thomas Riedelsheimer about the...

It’s time to prepare for ticks

To the Editor: I am writing on behalf of the boards of health of the six Island towns to remind everyone that ticks will be...

Iacovello’s iconic images make it into new book

Once you’ve met artist, photographer, Vietnam veteran, and all-around interesting Islander Dick Iacovello, you won’t forget him. His long gray-white hair pulled back in...

On My Mind: Are you a highly sensitive person?

Fifteen to twenty percent of people are born with a temperament that makes them especially sensitive to a wide range of sensory and emotional...

Birth of a board game

You may not know that there has been a resurgence in the popularity of board games in every age range. According to Sam Bryant...

Aquinnah selectmen tussle with shellfish committee

Last week, town administrator Jeffrey Madison was contacted by the state Attorney General’s office with regard to a complaint saying the selectmen violated the...

New video shows benefits of a new school

Two former Tisbury School students, now students at MVRHS, have produced a five-minute video on the need for a new school.The video has been...

‘Dolphin Seas’ by Lanny McDowell

The West Tisbury library presents a reception to honor the work of photographer Lanny McDowell on Saturday, April 7, from 4 to 5 pm....

Book talk with Dan Cabot: ‘Stuff My Grampa Wrote’

On Thursday, April 12, at 5 pm, the West Tisbury library will host a book talk with Island writer Dan Cabot. According to a...

Have Faith: Easter and Passover

It’s Palm Sunday in the Christian tradition as I write today, which means Easter is next Sunday. Palm Sunday begins Holy Week; we’ve still...