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Callens celebrate their final Vineyard Cup at the helm

Thursday, on the eve of the 13th annual Vineyard Cup weekend of competition among a variety of sailing craft, large and small, Brock and...

‘Plumbelly’: Gary Maynard sets sail with a coming-of-age novel

As a child, the ocean sailor, boatbuilder, and homebuilder Gary S. Maynard of West Tisbury sailed around the world with his parents, aboard a...

Domestic Disturbances: Haulout

I don’t think there is a commonly observed annual moment when one takes a whole week to make a personal assessment. There ought to...

Domestic Disturbances: What to do about those to-do lists?

One of those extra-long yellow Post-it notes sits on the desk next to my keyboard. It’s been there for years. It’s curling up. The...

A nifty bit of salvage work, and some history

Except for the hard north-northeasterly wind, the gray skies, the spitting rain, the submerged dock, and the four yachts driven ashore along the beach,...

Good sports

By Nelson Sigelman. 2017. $19.95. Available at Bunch of Grapes, Coop’s Bait and Tackle in Edgartown, and on amazon.com. Visit marthasvineyardoutdoors.com for more information.Of...

Researcher Clyde MacKenzie’s new book spotlights living local

“Martha’s Vineyard: Nine Local Histories of Island Life” by Clyde L. MacKenzie Jr. Paper, $18.25.For us wash-ashores whose grasp of Vineyard history extends perhaps...

Dogs make themselves at home — at the office

We’ve called every dog we’ve had by several names. You’ve probably done the same. Dogs that came with birth names got new names. Dogs...

Domestic Disturbances: Success at last, sort of

Davy Crockett and I hunted together many Saturday afternoons when I was a kid. The King of the Wild Frontier and I went after...

Tales – Peter Colt Josephs recounts the colloquial history of his beloved Island.

“Tales of the Massachusetts South Seas: Stories from the Cape Cod Archipelago, Martha’s Vineyard,” By Peter Colt Josephs. Illustrated by Jo Anne Briggs. $40...

Nelson Sigelman, newspaperman.

Nelson Sigelman is an outdoorsman, a sportsman, a hunter, a fisherman. True enough, all of it, but at his core he’s a journalist. Not...

“Mill Pond Joe” captures early days of an Island writer, outdoorsman

Nelson Bryant’s memoir rewinds from life as a New York Times journalist to a West Tisbury boyhood.

Bernie Holzer

Bernie Holzer of West Tisbury, a Midwesterner who retired from a long oceangoing career as a merchant seaman to begin a 25-year second career...

Martha’s Vineyard Real Estate Market Improved in 2013

But, upswing is slow, variable across market segments, and lacks conviction.

What Martha’s Vineyard is worth for tax purposes

Almost without exception, since its founding in 1984, The Martha's Vineyard Times has published an annual list of Vineyard real property values (VPV), and...

Donald DeSorcy, R.I.P.

The common thing to do these days is to celebrate the widely known and often celebrated. A very few of these deserve to be...

Whaleship Charles W. Morgan arrives at Vineyard Haven

The Vineyard, apart from shore whaling by Wampanoag Indians, lived on farming, shore fishing, and coastwise schooners passing north and south through Nantucket and Vineyard sounds. Its contributions to the 19th century heyday of American whaling were crewmen — Azorean sailors, Gay Head (Wampanoag) Indian harpooners, and Vineyard sailors, mates and captains. The Morgan's visit memorializes their vital places in her celebrated commercial history.

Charles W. Morgan in Vineyard waters

Dispatch from onboard the whaleship Charles W. Morgan, 1:50 pm, Wednesday, June 18, 2014:Most of the sails are set, but more are in waiting....

Islanders fill Ag Hall in memorial for Pat Gregory

Hundreds of stricken Islanders, and especially West Tisbury residents whose civic debates Pat Gregory moderated for 23 years, gathered on Wednesday afternoon at the...

An accidental newspaper life

Newspapers by nature are carried along daily in the bouillabaisse of human events: births, deaths, tragedies, triumphs, fire, flood, politics, arguments, crabbiness, euphoria. We are exposed to it all. It’s the job, and thanks to you — readers, customers, newsmakers, colleagues, neighbors, friends, critics — it has been a terrific job to have.