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Have Faith: Mormon missionaries

Every other week, Connie Berry reports on the news, events, and people at Martha’s Vineyard’s various places of worship.Sam Gardner and Parker Rogers...

Edgartown moves ahead on Yellow House purchase

Edgartown selectmen considered ways to advance the town’s purchase of the Yellow House in a Tuesday-morning executive session. A warrant article asking voters to...

Edgartown will add to Chappy Ferry line to relieve congestion

Edgartown selectmen agreed Monday to move ahead with a plan to add queue space for cars waiting to board the Chappy Ferry.Cars that line...

Through her lens

As a student at Georgetown High School, Teresa Kruszewski dreamed of moving from the small town north of Boston and following her passion: working...

Vineyard Power’s efforts may help curb climate change

In a discussion about climate change on Monday evening at the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center, state Rep. Dylan Fernandes, Vineyard Power president Richard Andre,...

Perfect Pitch is a home run

The Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce, the Martha’s Vineyard Donor’s Collaborative, Cape and Islands SCORE, Edgartown National Bank, and Seidman Investment Portfolios collaborated to...

Have Faith: Courage and conviction

Every other week, Connie Berry reports on the news, events, and people at Martha’s Vineyard’s various places of worship.I got to thinking the...

Edgartown's sidewalks to get an upgrade

Edgartown selectmen approved Lawrence-Lynch’s bid to restore downtown walkways along Dock, Main, North Water, Winter, and Church streets. Highway superintendent Stuart Fuller recommended the...

Makenzie Brookes resettles refugees

It was the dead of winter in 1995 when Makenzie Brookes, a junior in high school then, moved to Martha’s Vineyard, and she didn’t...

Answer is still no to CPA funds for affordable housing bank

Echoing their discussion last week (Feb. 16, “Selectmen balk at CPC funding for regional affordable housing”), the Edgartown selectmen refused Monday to add a...

Aetna insureds see big hike in required copays for scripts

Customers at all five Island pharmacies that accept Aetna’s Medicare Part D coverage faced an increase in their copays after Jan. 1. Aetna changed...

Could you be a foster parent? If so, you’re needed

There are fewer than five foster homes available to children in crisis on Martha’s Vineyard, even as the need for foster care seen by...

Selectmen balk at CPC funding for regional affordable housing

Edgartown selectmen, along with members of the town’s affordable housing committee, the community preservation committee (CPC), and the historical district commission, were uniformly skeptical...

Have faith: Remember you are dust

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Edgartown hosted an open house for its newly renovated basement at the parish hall last Saturday. It’s where the...

Edgartown selectmen will ask for $3 million to buy downtown property

Edgartown selectmen agreed this week to add articles to the April town meeting warrant that will ask voters to fund the purchase and modification...

Edgartown voters will decide the future of the Yellow House

Edgartown’s community preservation committee (CPC) will ask voters to appropriate $1.5 million of Community Preservation Act (CPA) funds to buy the house and part...

Have faith: Warming the heart

Every other week, Connie Berry reports on the news, events, and people at Martha’s Vineyard’s various places of worship. Even though we’ve been enjoying...

Have faith: Keeping the faith

Every other week, Connie Berry reports on the news, events, and people at Martha’s Vineyard’s various places of worship. Even though I currently write...

Have faith: Meeting Quakers

Updated Jan. 16, 9:34 amEvery other week, Connie Berry reports on the news, events, and people at Martha’s Vineyard’s various places of worship.There’s a...

Turning 22 is complicated

In October, Sharon and Carl Simonin were already making plans for their son Austin’s Dec. 18 birthday. He would turn 22 that day, a...