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Thirty-five years ago, the Rev. John Schule helped found Hospice

The Rev. John Schule’s Edgartown home is decked out for Christmas. Even though he’s nearly 86 and still waging a seven-year war with angioimmunoblastic...

Have Faith: Studying the ‘secular sacred’

Every other week, Connie Berry reports on the news, events, and people at Martha’s Vineyard’s various places of worship.Rabbi Caryn Broitman went to Israel...

So, you want to start a nonprofit?

There are more than 200 registered nonprofits on Martha’s Vineyard, running the gamut from ACE MV to Habitat for Humanity to the Martha’s Vineyard...

Have faith: ’Tis the season

updated 12/7 12:53 pmChristmastime might be the perfect time to catch up with the Island clergy’s homeless ministry, Houses of Grace. The Rev. Chip...

Have faith: Christmas in West Tisbury

When it comes to the Christmas season, many folks head up-Island to West Tisbury, where they’ll find everything they need to get into the...

Edgartown selectmen will turn cemetery care over to highway department

The Edgartown board of selectmen met with the cemetery commissioners Tuesday to discuss their plan to turn over the maintenance of the town’s four...

It’s a sweet scallop season

Debbie Manley Smith and her husband John wake up long before sunrise most weekdays during scallop season. They gather their orange foul-weather gear and...

Just waiting for the Fourth of July: 1855 hand tub restored

It was only November, but Edgartown Fire Chief Peter Shemeth and the rest of the crew at the fire station were looking forward to...

Have Faith: The journey within

The Rev. Bill Clark, minister to the congregation at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Martha’s Vineyard, is offering a “New to U.U.” course on...

Edgartown selectmen agree to a compromise over shellfishing license suspension

In a brief meeting on Monday, Oct. 31, Edgartown selectmen approved a decision reached a few days earlier by the town’s shellfish department. During...

Edgartown planning board plots a slow and steady course for Stop and Shop expansion...

In the next step toward an ambitious expansion of the Edgartown Stop and Shop, the planning board began considering an application for a special...

Edgartown selectmen agree to shed light on remote lane

At their regular Monday meeting on Oct. 24, Edgartown selectmen agreed to consider a request from resident Richard DeTucci to install a light at...

Have Faith: Spiritual eldering

Every other week, Connie Berry reports on the news, events, and people at Martha’s Vineyard’s various places of worship.Talking about end-of-life issues isn’t...

Once met, the Rev. Brian Murdoch was not easily forgotten

Father Brian Murdoch, priest in charge at Grace Episcopal Church, was something else. I got to know him about a year ago, and once...

Have Faith: A patchwork of hope

Every other week, Connie Berry reports on the news, events, and people at Martha’s Vineyard’s various places of worship.Jeanne Staples’ art studio in Edgartown...

Edgartown recreational scallop season set to open Saturday

Edgartown board of selectmen voted Monday for the much-anticipated recreational scalloping season to open on Saturday, Oct. 1. The season is expected to continue...

Have Faith: Music man

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

Edgartown prepares for another dredging season

Edgartown selectmen made short work of their weekly Monday meeting, approving the season’s dredge crew, applauding a job well done in two annual reviews,...

Have Faith: Net news

Caitlin Kane is on board to lead the Island’s Christian ecumenical youth group, the Net, this year. Her husband, Harrison Kisiel, will help out....

The seasonal salsa

Here we are at the edge of autumn, and the ebb and flow of Island life for businesses is entering its official shoulder season....