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Raising awareness, remembering loved ones

On Friday from 6 to 8:30 pm, members of the community who have been afflicted with drug addiction, whether directly or indirectly, will gather...

Micheline Correll

Micheline Correll, a widely recognized and much-admired resident of Martha’s Vineyard for nearly 30 years, died suddenly at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital on June 16,...

Cross-country runners are hitting their stride

‏Like a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas, the MVRHS cross-country team materialized from the early morning mist and took shape. Staring in wonder...

Shirley Sullivan

Shirley (Beaucaire) Sullivan died on Monday, August 20, 2018, after a brief illness.She was born on Martha’s Vineyard on Oct. 29, 1938, to Edmond...

Labor daze

There is no perfect time to hold an election, according to town clerks we spoke with recently. Of course, the day after Labor Day...

Rental mopeds: End of the road?

To the Editor:Good news. The long-sought home rule petition to prohibit rental mopeds, approved unanimously last spring by Oak Bluffs voters, has been filed...

Visiting Vet: Weight loss in an older cat

 When Bea’s family first adopted her, they were told she was a year or two old. After six months old, when all their adult...

Aquinnah at sundown

I try to take at least one pilgrimage a year to the little enclave of shops and eateries at the Aquinnah Cliffs. Admittedly, during...

Decomposed right whale adrift off Chappy

The rotting carcass of a North Atlantic right whale, a critically endangered species, was spotted adrift off Chappaquiddick in the vicinity of Tom’s Shoal,...

This was then: The Oklahoma Causeway

When you cross over the bridge into Vineyard Haven and face the line of traffic stretching into the sunset, you might fantasize about a...

MV Ps and Qs: The cocktail party is over

Dear Nicole,I have attended numerous cocktail and dinner parties on the Vineyard this summer (as a caterer, that is) and have noticed a troubling...

Have Faith: Reading into it

Lately I’ve been doing a lot of spiritual reading. I try to read novels on our iPad too, but I keep being drawn to...

John Washbrook has a story to tell

I’ve always maintained that you should never be afraid to strike up a conversation with someone on the ferry. You just never know the...

Everyone’s fried as summer comes to close

The toughest stretch of the year is here, and Island businesses are feeling the crunch. Yes, Illumination Night, the Ag Fair, and the fireworks...

The Dogcharmer: Pugsley

Dear Dogcharmer:I had a question regarding my dog Pugsley. He likes to roll in disgusting things, other dog's poop and other gross stuff, when...

Garden Notes: Make a garden of your grass

Yellow jackets are making their seasonal appearance in gardens. The UMass Garden Calendar reminds us that swatting one releases chemicals that signal more yellow...

Field day

Driving through the morning fog onto the FARM Institute was cinematic. There were expansive pastures in all directions; 23 grazing cows; 300 laying hens...

MVRHS Field Hockey primed for Coach Knight’s final campaign

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) field hockey team begins its season as it always does, with high expectations.After all, the team has...

Martha’s Vineyard Court Report August 20-27

August 20, 2018Julea Kathleen Ambrozaitis, Edgartown; DOB 5/19/97, assault and battery: continued without finding for one year, must pay restitution of $5140.29, $50 VW...

Edgartown School celebrates new greenhouse

The Edgartown School’s Farm and Garden program will host a celebration on Saturday, Sept. 1, from 11:30 to 1:30 in the school garden to...