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School committee defers major repairs to track

Update:The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School committee voted Monday night not to undertake extensive repairs of the high school track this summer, in anticipation...

‘Valiant Ambitions’ takes a new look at the Revolutionary War

Read this book.Nathaniel Philbrick’s just-released “Valiant Ambitions” teaches us that what most of us believed we knew about the American Revolutionary War was...

Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School graduates 177

At 2:55 Sunday afternoon, 177 members of the senior class at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) were declared graduates by Principal Sara Dingledy....

Dominick Canha carries on the tradition

Dominick Canha can’t come to the phone right now.The son and grandson of an Island-raised U.S. Air Force (USAF) military family is hard at...

Sharks atop FCBL baseball standings

Updated Wednesday June 7The undefeated Martha’s Vineyard Sharks stand alone atop the Eastern division of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League (FCBL), with four consecutive...

Cubs dominate A’s to take over first place

Cam Napior was lights-out on the mound, and his offense erupted for 15 runs as the Cubs beat the A’s 15-0 in a battle...

JFK: The measure of the man

Celebrity is hard currency in some places, but on this Island, the gold standard is what you are, not who you are. By the...

Photos from home: Peter Simon’s newest book captures the fabric of Island life

Updated, Thursday, May 25, 11:14 am*This one is different.Island photographer Peter Simon has authored 11 coffee table books over the 52 years he’s spent chronicling this...

Andrew Carroll’s book takes an intimate look at WWI hero Gen. John J. Pershing

We know that U.S. General John J. Pershing commanded more than 2 million American soldiers, sailors, and Marines in Europe during World War I....

Changing elected positions to appointed will have to wait

Updated, Friday, 11:25 am*Two warrant articles related to a much-discussed plan by Aquinnah selectmen to appoint rather than elect town assessors and the town...

West Tisbury residents debate medical marijuana facility

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission (MVC) cut short a public hearing last Thursday night on the siting of a proposed medical marijuana facility in West...

MVRHS Girls Varsity Lax jumps on Barnstable 18-12

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) girls varsity lacrosse team scored six unanswered goals early in the first half, then hung on for...

Surviving the hurly-burly: A man in search of himself

In “Lucky Jim,” his perfectly titled autobiography, James Hart describes nearly six decades of a life lived both perilously and fabulously. Readers will conclude...

MVRHS grabs 4-3 walk-off win over Bishop Stang

Elias Fhagen-Smith grounded an RBI single into left field to score Jonas Lukowitz with the game-winning run in the seventh inning on Friday, to...

Modular housing goes upmarket

Updated Saturday, April 29, 12 pm*It was 2008, and the housing market had tanked, along with the rest of the economy. Bill Potter, a...

Oak Bluffs planners OK ice arena plans

The Martha’s Vineyard Ice Arena has almost all the permission it needs to complete work on its $3.7 million renovation. On Wednesday, April 19,...

Shipwrecks and slavery

Tom Dresser, reformed bus driver and relentless Island historian, has published his eighth history book on our place. Believe me, you want this on...

West Tisbury folks know the risky traffic spots in town

About two dozen West Tisbury residents — and at least one Chilmark resident — literally put their heads together on April 19 to identify...

Together again: News vets weigh in on fake news

Two no-nonsense Island newsmen will combine more than 50 years of experience to put “fake news” in its societal place in a conversation on...

Nantucket boys lacrosse trims MVRHS

Updated Wednesday April 19The Nantucket Whalers jumped out to an early 4-0 lead and kept the pedal to the metal en route to a...