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How ’bout those tomatoes?

Meadowsong is cranking, and the roadside stands of goldenrod are like nothing so much as ground-level sunshine. Drought persists. Trees, understory, and perennials all...

Oak Bluffs: Tivoli Day is this weekend

My view from the porch now looks as if it has been filmed in slow motion. Instead of spring and summer flowers and fresh...

On My Mind: Room for love and loss at Windemere

In “Being Mortal,” Atul Gawande says that a good geriatrician “always looks at the person’s feet.” We would add that a good geriatrician always...

Building off Oak Bluffs-Tisbury summit

The towns of Oak Bluffs and Tisbury held a joint meeting Tuesday at the Oak Bluffs library to discuss and vote on maintenance projects,...

September 13th, Orion Rising

Every year, on this date, at 4:30 amOrion the Hunter appears between
the second and third juniper tree
and I am here to greet him.Alnitak. Alnilam....

MV Ps & Qs: Pocket money for the Paint Bar?

Dear Nicole,A few months ago, I gave a coworker $25 to hold for me until we had a chance to go to a Paint...

Real Estate Transactions: Sept. 3 – 7, 2018

ChilmarkSept. 6, Sarah Kuh, Joanna Kuh, Elizabeth Kuh, and Daniel Kuh sold 4/5 interest in lot 16, 15 Loon Lane to Willa Small Kuh...

That’s a wrap

The 13th annual Martha's Vineyard International Film Festival ended last Sunday with a festive wrap party at La Soffitta in Vineyard Haven. Over the...

Manufacturing miracles for abandoned pups

Updated Sept. 14Julia is a 3-year-old purebred Rottweiler who lived in an Amish puppy mill in Pennsylvania for most of her life. The breeders...

Room for improvement

The Steamship Authority’s board appears to be tone-deaf, not really understanding the public it serves.We were troubled by this comment from Marc Hanover, the...

A ‘heartwarming’ end to summer

To the Editor:At 5 pm on August 31, Union Chapel was filled with fine Vineyarders eager to see and hear what “1854 Folk Opera”...

A living legend

The following is reprinted with permission from Holly Nadler’s book “Vineyard Confidential.” “She approved every word before I used it in the book,” Nadler...

Building partnerships is a key goal

The near-future goals for Martha’s Vineyard Regional High (MVRHS) envision expanding the role of the high school as a community resource, and extending its...

This was then: Mayor Blood

Oak Bluffs connects historically with a couple of surprising places. Brooklyn, N.Y., is one. Nearly a thousand Brooklynites came to town in the summer...

Randa – Briggs

Mary Vivian and Kirk Briggs of Vineyard Haven and Meg Randa and Lewis Randa of Duxbury announce the marriage of their children.Abigail Randa of...

West Tisbury: September is to remember

Mike has gone off-Island with his brother to visit their mother, so I have the house all to myself. The Sunday New York Times,...

Jon E. Newman

Jon E. Newman, 68, died on Sept. 5, 2018, at his home in Oak Bluffs.He was married to Nancy K. (Stibolt) Newman.His funeral service...

Angel Flight helps Islanders get the care they need

I was picked up by an Uber driver at the Signature terminal, which is reserved for private flights at Logan Airport. Knowing I had...

‘The Wife’ is a domestic drama of a literary marriage

“The Wife” opens this Friday, Sept.14, at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center. It stars six-time Oscar nominee Glenn Close and veteran actor Jonathan Pryce....

The fourth annual Vineyard Triathlon

Spencer Coffin of Arlington won the 70.3-mile half-triathlon at the fourth annual Vineyard Triathlon on Saturday in Oak Bluffs with a men’s and overall...