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Track work is off and running

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) school committee on Monday night approved spending $77,417 from the current MVRHS budget to pay the remaining...

School committee shows support for ferry tax

The All Island School Committee moved quickly through a 15-item agenda during its two-hour session, but paused to discuss a proposal by Island resident...

Getting to yes

In his poem “Mending Fences,” a Robert Frost character declares that “good fences make good neighbors.” Good advice for neighbors, perhaps, but not for...

Tisbury School building committee picks plan

The Tisbury School building committee chose a site and design plan for a proposed new school on Monday night, and also heard that the...

Work on MVRHS track picks up speed

Joe Schroeder was a happy man last week. The longtime Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School coach will have a track for his squad to...

Some still pushing for Tisbury School renovation

Tisbury residents debated Monday night about whether the town needs to build a new three-story school, or whether renovation of the stately 80-year-old structure...

MVRHS girls soccer seeks to rebound

Updated 9/21The Vineyarders girls soccer team is in rebuilding mode this season after losing more than 40 per cent of the 2016 roster...

Hidden talent

Island readers can enjoy a harvest of guided tours through the short stories of the masters this fall with lit whiz Philip Weinstein as...

Mighty plovers hatch Island controversy

Piping plovers are tiny birds. They weigh one to two ounces, and there aren’t many of them, maybe six pounds’ worth on the entire...

A day at the races

At 7:30 last Saturday morning, the vast athletic complex at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) was quiet and empty.By 10 am it had...

MVRHS Gridders drop exciting 27-14 opener to Carver

Carver High School won a battle of big plays on Friday night, defeating the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School Vineyarders by a 27-14 count...

Upbeat Vineyard gridders impress in preseason finale

Last Saturday’s high school preseason scrimmage qualified as as a “friendly” as the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) Vineyarders met the Lancers of...

MVRHS Field Plan hits a potential delay

Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) is looking for a new approach to renovation of its playing fields after recently learning that state legislation...

Turning a blind eye to bias

Doing well by doing good is a win-win business construct which holds that socially beneficial work is also personally and professionally rewarding.Longtime Aquinnah summer...

Medical marijuana dispensary planned for State Road

Patient Centric of Martha’s Vineyard plans to operate its retail medical marijuana dispensary at 510 State Rd. in West Tisbury, according to an application...

All-Island School Committee hears plans for special needs, OPEB funds

Island schools are building a continuum of shared services for special needs children that will offer consistent programs and assistance, which could benefit students...

The next level

James Sashin left the Island yesterday to attend Cushing Academy in Ashburnham, after a long baseball season that took the righthanded pitcher across the...

Success through heavy lifting: Hugh Price as activist and leader

Hugh Price recounts his remarkable life and achievements in a range of career disciplines in “This African-American Life.” The memoir is also an intriguing...

Skillets in the wind

Life is a living laboratory.Last Sunday afternoon, a young teenager stood on the edge of a group of women waiting to sign up for...

What we can learn from 200 years of African American women’s wisdom

We are told that when the student is ready, the teacher will appear.As a younger man, I thought the idea that the universe...