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Sharks playoff game tonight

They did it! The MV Sharks set a new franchise record with 36 wins in the regular season while winning the pennant in the...

Clear political answers hard to come by

The report from the political frontlines is not particularly cheery — unless you’re a red-hatter.No voices from the right were heard in a standing-room-only...

‘Say Her Name’: An unblinking look

Updated August 4“Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland” is gripping, a shocking documentary that tells us many things, the most...

Teens and tweens display their musical chops

A standing-room-only crowd was wowed last Tuesday at the Spotlight on Youth musical revue presented by the West Tisbury Library Foundation as part of...

MVRHS gets closer to track decision

And then there were two.Daedalus Projects Inc. and Architectural Consulting Group (ACG) are the final candidates for the owner’s project manager (OPM) position overseeing...

Richard Russo on life and writing

There’s nothing like an overnight success to make our hearts leap up.Best-selling, Pulitzer prizewinning novelist Richard Russo became an overnight success in 2001 with...

Life through the looking glass

Feeling like you’ve fallen down the national rabbit hole? That Alice is at the bottom, just as confused, angry and scared as you are?Communication...

Pigskins will fly at MVRHS football camp

The 22nd annual edition of football summer camp begins July 30 through August 3 on the track infield at the Martha's Vineyard Regional High...

Affordable living

We are increasingly dazed and confused about our place in a nation that does not resemble the place and the people we thought we...

Sharks chase FCBL title and team win record

It’s crunch time at the Shark Tank in Oak Bluffs. With a dozen games remaining in the regular season, your Martha’s Vineyard Sharks lead...

Island schools plan to revamp mental health programs

A preliminary report outlining sweeping change needed for Island schools to provide a comprehensive and collaborative health and wellness environment sparked a call Thursday...

Island multi sport athletes medal at world championships

Bronzing took on a whole new meaning last weekend as three Island athletes took bronze medals at International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championship events...

Vineyard Cup showcases hockey’s best at MV Arena

The eighth annual East Coast Classic Vineyard Cup hockey tournament last weekend was an example of rink-ratting at the highest level, a talent showcase...

‘Keepers of the Light’ reveals generations of building community

“Keepers of the Light” is a new documentary about a small, intact Island community seen through the prism of its internationally recognized lighthouse.Nominally, the...

Champions in bloom

We’ve all seen them for years, biking, running, or swimming laps at the Y. But unless we knew the athletic history of Shelley and...

Sharks walk off with home-run derby win

The Martha’s Vineyard Sharks ended 2½ hours of Futures Collegiate Baseball League (FCBL) drama Sunday night with a 4-3 home-run derby walk-off win over...

Young Island activists continue march for their lives

Island residents Keith Chatinover, Owen Engler, and Mackenzie Condon live in a different world today. It’s a world in which they are adults and...

Search for track project manager on hold

The hunt for an owner’s project manager (OPM) for the new high school track project came to a halt with a lot of screeching...

Markey slams Trump in Tisbury

Updated June 25Sen. Ed Markey told an overflow town hall crowd on Sunday afternoon in Vineyard Haven that “we have to continue to put...

Martha’s Vineyard Little League Red Sox top Cubs 4-1

The Red Sox got stellar pitching from Sam Zack and rode surehanded defense and a balanced hitting attack to win the Major League championship...