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Covington checks all the boxes

Light but filling. Simple but flavorful. Top notch, but affordable. Buzzing, but tastefully so. These are the kinds of contrasts I look for when...

Faces of Food Insecurity: ‘The issue is vegetables’

This is part of a series describing the faces of food insecurity on Martha’s Vineyard. The subject’s name in the following article has been...

A local grains, good breads community

Updated Sept. 25Two long tables were packed shoulder to shoulder, family-style, at State Road Restaurant in West Tisbury last Friday, Sept. 14. Some of...

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...

What Islanders wear to work: Marie Ambrose dresses for the FARM Institute

When people think style on Martha’s Vineyard, a certain vision comes over the minds of the unknowing. Salmon-colored shorts spotted with tiny smiling whales....

Can we take a peek?

*Updated Sept. 14This is a series I’ve been meaning to start for a while. I’ve lived on the Island for just over two years,...

Total Eclipse of the healing arts

Island native Antone Dias can spot your postural issues from a mile away. “Nobody is anatomically correct,” Dias said as we sat chatting in...

The road to Nusquam

Shacks and sheds are more than a place for people to store their surplus stuff. On Martha’s Vineyard, they’re homes. Attitude around here is,...

“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,...

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...

Everyone’s fried as summer comes to close

The toughest stretch of the year is here, and Island businesses are feeling the crunch. Yes, Illumination Night, the Ag Fair, and the fireworks...

The legend of Bad Martha’s beer

Mischievous winds brought Bartholomew Gosnold’s ship to Martha’s Vineyard in 1602. When the ship washed ashore, Gosnold scoured the Island for ingredients to brew...

Finding a way to battle against illiteracy

An incoming MVRHS senior wants to go to college next year, but he can’t — he’s functionally illiterate. The average college student reads 351...

Faces of food insecurity: Age is only a number

Updated August 30Every month, Nancy Cook takes 2,000 recycled bottles and cans to the redemption center in Edgartown. In exchange, she brings home $100...

The women of FOSTA-SESTA

Before the efforts of prosecutors Alexi Ashe Meyers and Rebecca Dince Zipkin, ordering sex was a lot like ordering pizza. Both Meyers and Zipkin...

Faces of food insecurity: At home with three kids

This is part of a series describing the faces of food insecurity on Martha’s Vineyard. In order to maintain privacy, the subject’s name in...

There’s such a thing as a free lunch

Six-year-old Sawyer Grady took a small yellow muffin out of its homemade packaging. “The corn muffins here are really, really good,” he said. “The...

Tarana Burke’s take

The 16th annual Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival (MVAAFF) is underway, and its lineup is packed with inspiring films, lively discussion, and some...

Drive-in and tune in

Over 250 cars tuned into station 88.1 FM last Tuesday, July 31, for the first ever drive-in movie screening on Martha’s Vineyard. A 40-foot...

Remembering James Fair Jr.

Updated, August 13It’s easy to take a term like lynching and keep it at arm's length. Maybe the last time you considered the concept,...