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Oak Bluffs library remembers Venture Smith

Broteer Furro was born in 1729 in Guinea, what is now West Africa, and was raised to lead the tribe of Dukandarra. Even at...

Abigail McGrath’s Renaissance House offers respite for writers

Abigail McGrath bends in closer, peering over the frame of her glasses and smirking. Eyes darting from left to right, and an eyebrow raised...

J-1 visa program cuts could devastate Island businesses

The Trump administration is considering making severe reductions to the J-1 workers program — a program that allows young people from foreign countries to...

High wind and waves on the way

Harbormasters on Martha’s Vineyard say stay out of the water Wednesday.According to The National Weather Service, high winds, dangerous riptides and serious surf...

Boat takes on water in Oak Bluffs

Thursday morning Bill Davies awoke to find his center console sport fisherman sinking in Oak Bluffs Harbor. He left the boat on Wednesday night...

Three Edgartown residents receive town lots

The Edgartown board of selectmen met on Monday at town hall to pull names for the lots on Sixth Street North. The three buildable...

Art comes in many styles and many colors

Nate Lewis and his art are protected by the warmly lit tent standing outside of the Dr. Daniel Fisher House in Edgartown. Artists and...

Endangered whale washes ashore dead

With only 500 right whales still swimming in the ocean, finding one of the endangered species dead and floating in Edgartown Great Pond is...

Trustees of Reservations turns 50 at Wasque

Wasque is surreal. After turning down another dirt road on Chappaquiddick, dust kicking up behind, you emerge from thin evergreens onto a place that...

Kids eat for free

A quilt of clouds covered the sky Tuesday afternoon. Beside the library in Oak Bluffs, Noli Taylor lays a yellow blanket over the gazebo...

New cars and old houses in Edgartown

On Monday afternoon, the Edgartown board of selectmen met at town hall to discuss cars, taxis, and the Yellow House.Jon’s Taxi in Edgartown now...

Hebrew Center calls to help Syrian refugees

Tikkun Olam means “repair the world”— a Hebrew phrase the Jewish tend to carry with them as a reminder of their responsibility to the...

Celebrating 50 years of preservation

On Thursday evening, about 275 people gathered at Wasque Beach in celebration of The Trustees of Reservations 50th anniversary.Beneath three large white tents, Chappaquiddick...

M.V. rink gets a cool new look

Fresh red cedarwood slats now cover the front of Martha’s Vineyard Arena. “It used to look prison-like,” Peter Lambos said. Mr. Lambos, M.V. Arena...

Cape Compact Light fights rate change

The Edgartown board of selectmen met at town hall Monday afternoon, where the board received an update that the town’s delegate to the Cape...

Collecting pieces of the civil rights movement in St. Augustine

 St. Augustine, Fla., was wiping away its history. Clennon King went grocery shopping one afternoon. A woman calling his name ran up to Mr....

A Lull in the ferry line

Around 3 pm Wednesday the Steamship Authority ferry docked in Vineyard Haven, but with a small problem. A construction company loaded a Lull lift...

Resilient Sisterhood celebrates fifth anniversary

In February of last year, journalist Gwendolyn Ifill co-moderated a debate between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders on “NewsHour” — she was said to...

Mobile farmers market brings meals on wheels

Anne Sylvester pushes her walker toward the table and snatches a bundle of carrots with a smile. A man wearing a veteran’s hat hangs...

Funding for food and shelter

Dukes County nonprofit agencies providing food and shelter may be eligible for more funding.The National Board through Emergency Food and Shelter granted $2,925 to...