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Alexander Weinstein takes a fictional look at our future lives in ‘Children of the...

Buckle up before you read Alexander Weinstein’s “Children of the New World,” a collection of 13 wonderfully literate short stories about how we may...

Cubs repeat as Majors champ

Updated June 28, 2017The top-seeded Cubs beat the Cinderella-team Pirates by a 5-0 score in Oak Bluffs to repeat as the Martha’s Vineyard Little...

’Canes win bomb-fest, 30-23, over Brewhas

Playing under a low sky and high winds, the Hurricanes won a bomb-fest, 30-23, over the Brewhas in Martha’s Vineyard men’s Island Softball League...

Jonathan White explains the ceaseless rhythm of the tides in his latest book

UpdatedOne summer day in 2004, Jonathan White stood waiting for the tide to come in, on the dry bottom of a 25-foot-deep channel on...

Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival’s most ambitious playbill yet begins Wednesday

Legendary Hollywood producer Sam Goldwyn held that films with a message were outside the movie galaxy. “If you have a message,” he opined, ”call...

Creamers rise to the top in women’s softball opener

The Martha’s Vineyard Women’s Softball League (MVWSL) celebrated opening night Tuesday at War Memorial Field at Veterans Park in Vineyard Haven, beginning with an...

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...