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This Was Then: Kennebec

This photograph — originally half of a stereo card — was made on the corner of Kennebec and Park Avenue in Oak Bluffs, looking...

Welcome to the Carnegie

Early this summer, the Carnegie opened its doors to the Vineyard public. Prior to June 23, 2018, the polished brick building on North Water...

Something to build on

A little more than a year ago, the Tisbury board of selectmen voted to spend $15,000 to pay for unused vacation time for staff...

Where is Congress?

So often these days, the news moves so fast it’s hard, if not impossible, to keep up, even for diligent readers of the papers...

The Honoring of the Shells

By Marcia Klepper-SmithWe honor you, sweet meat of shore who lay upon our kitchen floor awaiting shuck, tongues clamped in shell. A passing thought: Is this your...

MVRHS building committee takes first steps

Members of the new Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School building committee this week took first steps in shaping their organization's goal of renovating or...

Edward J. Jerome

Updated Sept. 19, 4pEdward J. Jerome, 71, of Edgartown died on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, at the Martha's Vineyard Hospital.Ed was married to Maryanne...

Book is amazing

To the Editor:I want to give recognition to an amazing new author, Mary Lou Piland. Her book, “For the Love of Spumoni,” is based...

Oak Bluffs: Fundraiser for Eric Voshel

Our town was rocking last week, with people, music, and food, as hundreds of people flocked to Circuit Avenue for the Tivoli Day celebration....

SSA came through

To the Editor:This letter is a bit late, and I apologize. I wanted to thank the good folks who work at the Steamship for...

Lighthouse Road lot deed submitted to Aquinnah

During a board meeting Tuesday, Aquinnah selectmen reviewed specifics regarding a 1.8-acre gift lot on Lighthouse Road, originally presented to the town by Hannah...

Don’t trash the fish barrel

To the Editor:The Tisbury Shellfish Department, of which I am a seasonal employee, maintains a bait barrel next to the fillet table at the...

Looking back on the Hurricane of ’38

Friday, Sept. 21, marks the 80th anniversary of the Hurricane of ’38, also known as the Great American Hurricane, the Long Island Express, and...

Court Report: Sept. 6- 14

Sept. 6, 2018Dina M. Pratt, Uxbridge; DOB 3/28/72, larceny from a building: continued without finding for six months, must pay $90 VW and $50...

Edgartown: Art show fundraiser

What a lovely weekend we had on our little Island this past weekend. The beach was packed. Well, packed by September standards, anyway. And...

Keepers of the light

When is a lighthouse more than just a beacon of flashing light? The Edgartown Lighthouse is a solid structure some 54 feet high with...

Walk to remember

There are hidden stories nestled throughout Edgartown, right in front of our eyes. But you might not know many of them unless you wend...

Dogcharmer: Louie

Dear Dogcharmer,Our 11-week-old puppy, Louie, loves being outside! He tries to chew and eat everything he can get his mouth on, to the point...

Children’s memorial Ceremony of Remembrance

The Martha’s Vineyard Museum holds the 17th annual Ceremony of Remembrance at the Edgartown Lighthouse Children’s Memorial on Saturday, Sept. 22, at 1 pm...

‘Islanders Read the Classics’

Philip Weinstein, the Alexander Griswold Cummins Professor of English Emeritus at Swarthmore College, presents the next in the ongoing program series “Islanders Read the...