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Vineyard Valentines

It’s been said that love is a many-splendored thing. It’s just that on the Vineyard, our splendors can vary somewhat from off-Island splendors. So...

Pats win Super Bowl for the ages

Super Bowl LI was a tale of two halves. After the first 30 minutes, the high-flying Atlanta Falcons’ offense was totally in control, ripping...

Airport Fitness & Tennis goes solar

Updated Feb. 2, 4:40 pmSoon Eversource will dig a trench from the road to the Airport Fitness & Tennis center to tie 341 newly...

Certain clues you're an Islander

Do you know what a "doxy" is? Got a wild turkey in your backyard? You might be an Islander.

The state of the state economy

On Dec. 1, Michael Goodman, chairman of the Department of Public Policy, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, spoke at the Harbor View Hotel on the...

Remembering Pearl Harbor

For those of us who were not around at the time, the attack on Pearl Harbor conjures up iconic images of Japanese warplanes descending...

Pucker up — it’s time to pay our respects to the cranberry

Cranberries deserve their due. After all, what would a Thanksgiving feast be without cranberry sauce? It also happens that this year is the 200th...

The Vineyard Connection: To here from the king of Thailand

Updated: Nov. 17, 4:28 pmMost everyone is familiar with the term “six degrees of separation,” the notion that any two people can be connected...

David Stanwood and the Admiral’s Hats

How one man and a leg of lamb helped save the streetlights in West Tisbury.

What’s happening to Main Street?

Recently, four stores in Vineyard Haven reported that they will be closing: Mix, Vardo, Juliska, and Moonstone, whose owners are retiring. The former location...

The passing of the shack; long live the shoebox!

By today’s standards it wasn’t much of a house. It couldn’t have been more than 600 square feet, the water was brackish, there was...

Return to the River of Doubt

Updated Sept. 2, 10:22 amIn 1991 Tweed Roosevelt of Vineyard Haven got a phone call from a man he didn’t know — a certain...

Kyle Peters found a pearl in a Martha's Vineyard quahog

Eleven-year-old Kyle Peters of West Tisbury reached down and took a nice big quahog out of the bowl — he liked the big ones,...

A Martha's Vineyard family grows together

It began with a nosebleed.It was late last March and Teresa Yuan of Edgartown was starting to think about getting out and doing some...

Making bread at the Farmers Market

Updated August 19, 2:43 pmHave you ever thought to yourself: I could set up a booth at the Farmers Market and hang out and make...

Hinckley’s stocking up

For the past year or so, diminishing inventory at H.N. Hinckley & Sons on Beach Road in Vineyard Haven has led to conjecture about...

Unlocking the power of dyslexics

That damn Industrial Revolution.If you were a dyslexic before then, you could kind of fly under the radar, but then it happened: the invention...

HereLab — there lab, everywhere a lab lab

Updated 1:50 pm, July 27It’s only fitting that the story of HereLab be in our Community Works section, because HereLab and our community are...

The United Nations of staffing

The person serving your coffee is from Ukraine. Your cabdriver is from Bulgaria. The girl getting your takeout order is from Nigeria. The workforce...

Reverend Alden Besse has a high-flying 92nd birthday

On Monday, July 11, Reverend Alden Besse celebrated his 92nd birthday by taking a biplane ride with his son Mark. Rev. Besse has long...