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Ask the Dogcharmer: Otis

Hi Tom,My question is actually more about people, rather than my dog. Otis is a bit nervous by nature. After a lot of work,...

“BlacKkKlansman’: I can dig it

A good film is one you’re thinking about days, sometimes weeks later. I found this rang true after seeing Spike Lee’s most recent blockbuster,...

Edgartown: Surviving the first week of school

Well, we all survived the first week of school. It’s always dizzyingly happy and exciting the first week or two back in the classrooms....

Have Faith: The Island difference

This past week I asked Island clergy and those connected to the Island Clergy Group if there was a difference between their experiences with...

Tisbury: Missing Trina Kingsbury

Heard on Main Street: Life may not be fair, but it's still good.Have you noticed the lights up on the hill? As you come...

French lessons at the library? Oui!

So, six of us this past Friday afternoon at the Oak Bluffs library were sitting around the table, set with French brie, crackers, and...

New track plan gets rolling

The facilities subcommittee of the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) school committee met with its owner’s project manager (OPM) this week, the first...

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...