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Jackie Baer’s ‘house of curiosities’

Jackie Baer is 85 going on 19. She’s a painter, a sculptor, a photographer, a collector, a jewelry maker, and a cartoonist, and she...

Garden Notes: No accounting for taste

The season has turned. Daytime and nighttime temperatures are dropping. Elements of Hurricane Florence’s large system finally brought rain to the Vineyard, although not...

Have faith: Neighborhood Convention

Sofia Anthony has been secretary of the Neighborhood Convention since 2004, and she’s a keeper of history. The Neighborhood Convention meets on the first...

Dogcharmer: Lola

Hi there,This is our puppy Lola, with her big sister Gracie. She gets super-excited when guests come to the house, and “nervous wets.”...

Visiting Vet: Adverse reactions

Saturday night I stayed up too late. My daughter was returning on the last boat, having been off for four days at a big...

Muriel Edmire Cournoyer

Muriel Edmire Cournoyer, 80, died peacefully on Sept. 14, 2018.Born in New Bedford, she was the daughter of Alida and Adrien Bourcier.Muriel was...

James Douglas Morgan

James Douglas Morgan, 94, of Chilmark died on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. He was married to Roberta (Allen) Morgan....

MVC gets $250,000 grant

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission received a $250,000 Southeast New England Program (SNEP) grant from the Environmental Protection Agency Monday for its permeable reactive barrier...

Oak Bluffs weighs town hall options

Building committee chairman Bill McGrath presented his committee’s suggestions for a new Oak Bluffs town hall to town selectmen Tuesday after a second round...

Dead seal found on State Beach

A dead seal has washed up on State Beach not far from the Big (Jaws) Bridge. How it died is unknown. Parts of its...

Island tourism: A summer blockbuster

Updated September 27, 4 pmIf it were possible to describe the summer season on Martha’s Vineyard in three words, they would be: beautiful, exciting,...

Memorial service for Anne Good

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Anne Good, who died on Oct. 17, 2016, will be held on Sunday, Sept. 30, at...

A more total Eclipse

Eclipse Massage Therapy is an integrative wellness business on Martha’s Vineyard (read all about it here, in the latest edition of The Local). They’ve...

Bringing suicide prevention into the light

Updated September 27, 11 pmMembers of the community will gather at Bend in the Road Beach in Edgartown on Saturday, Sept. 29, for the...

SSA pilings come up short in Woods Hole

Steel support piling for the Woods Hole reconstruction project (“waterside” portion) are too short, according to an engineer. Steamship Authority general manager Robert Davis...

Jellyfish collect in Menemsha Harbor

At least two types of jellyfish have been visible from the docks in Menemsha in recent weeks — sea nettles and comb jellies. Sea...

Robert E. Deese III

Robert E. Deese III, fondly known as Butch or Butchy throughout his childhood to friends and family, died on Sept. 4, 2018, in West...

REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS: September 17 – 21, 2018

AquinnahSept. 19, HLM Vineyard Realty LLC sold 471 Lighthouse Rd. to Richard and Deborah Colter for $1,400,000.Sept. 21, Summerhill Associates sold 737 State Rd....

Gladys I. Small

Gladys Irene (Magee) Small, 90, of Vineyard Haven, died on August 30, 2018, at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital after a brief illness. She was...

Michael D.K. Minkiewicz

Michael D.K. Minkiewicz of West Tisbury, 85, died on Sept. 11, 2018, at Falmouth Hospital from complications related to Parkinson’s disease.He was born...