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Academic honors

Faculty honorsOlivia A. Ogden of Vineyard Haven, at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn. 

Local students excel at the South Shore Regional Science Fair

The South Shore Regional Science Fair was held at Bridgewater State University on Saturday, March 10.Noah Glasgow ’21 of Chilmark won first place and...

Suit: Martha’s Vineyard rental used for porn

An Aquinnah woman has filed a federal lawsuit claiming every room inside the home she owns at 7 Skye Lane was used to film...

Emergency crews converge for aircraft drill

Emergency crews from five Island towns participated in a drill on Sunday meant to simulate the bombing of an aircraft coming in for a...

Storms expose flaws in emergency communication

During an average day, the Dukes County Regional Emergency Communications Center receives about 115 calls. During the nor’easters on March 2 and March 13,...

Chilmark principal explains friction with school committee

Chilmark School Principal Susan Stevens said unwritten district policy and mischaracterization of maintenance are the root causes of problems she recently brought to the...

Hangar needs to be replaced

To the Editor:In April, residents of Edgartown will be asked to vote on a warrant article to reconstruct the historic Katama Airfield hangar. Here...

Peter Burke wins blustery St. Patrick’s Dayish 5K

Eighty hardy souls braved cold and blustery weather Sunday morning in Oak Bluffs for the 20th annual St. Patrick's Dayish 5K. The event benefits...

Services Wednesday for Betty Jane Immelt

Betty Jane Immelt, 93, died on Monday, March 26, 2018, at Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Oak Bluffs. She was predeceased by her...

Larry Levine

Larry Levine, well-known Vineyard businessman and the retired owner of Vineyard Dry Goods, died peacefully at his home in Henderson, Nev., on Wednesday, Feb....

Janet O. Bates

Janet O. Bates is a beautiful soul who left us way too soon. She is a much-loved daughter, sister, and aunt, and all who...

Fred Coleman Croft

Fred Coleman Croft, a Renaissance man of Lincolnville Beach, Maine, and Martha’s Vineyard, after 24,568 sunsets, died on Feb. 27, 2018, in Lincolnville Beach...

New Tisbury School is needed

To the Editor:The commonwealth’s MSBA-approved 41.25 percent funding for the proposed new Tisbury School will be the only chance for funding assistance for many...

Gun control advocate encouraged by youth movement

After 20 students, 6 and 7 years old, were gunned down along with six adults at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. in 2012,...

Oak Bluffs money matters and mopeds teed up

Direct democracy will be on display at the MVRHS Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, April 10, at 7 pm, when the people of Oak...

Dukes County ranks top 5 in healthiest communities

Did you wake up feeling healthy this morning? According to a report published by U.S. News & World Report, Dukes County is the fifth...

Oak Bluffs planning board approves Lagoon Ridge

After three months of to and fro and marked procedural confusion and spirited internal debate, the Oak Bluffs planning board approved the special permit...

Maciel cousins remove stumps in Vineyard Haven

Cleanup from the first of the four March nor’easters continues in Vineyard Haven. Maciel and Sons owner Troy Maciel and his son Trevor teamed...

Real Estate Confidential: Lambert’s Cove charm

Weekly chit-chat about new listings, sales or other insider info on the Martha’s Vineyard real estate market, by Fred Roven, Martha’s Vineyard Buyer Agents.The...

14 days of chaos — and counting

Updated Thursday, 5 pm Two more ferry breakdowns — the MV Woods Hole Tuesday evening and MV Martha’s Vineyard Wednesday morning — left passengers scrambling...