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Edgartown library has grand opening

A festive crowd turned out on Saturday afternoon for formal ribbon-cutting ceremonies celebrating the completion of the new Edgartown Public Library (which has been...

Island Community Chorus sings in the season

The Island Community Chorus, which will open its 20th-anniversary year with a pair of holiday concerts in Edgartown this weekend, first performed at the...

Two years in the making for Island Community Chorus’ annual July 4 show

Off and on, the Island Community Chorus has been rehearsing for this Saturday night’s concert at the Tabernacle in Oak Bluffs for the past...

The show must go on

It’s been a bumpy semester of rehearsals for the Island Community Chorus: Three times director Peter Boak had to cancel a Monday practice because...

Island Community Chorus sings for the season

Annual Chorus concert will sing in the holiday season at the Old Whaling Church this weekend.

If everybody did

After they’ve greeted us at the front desk, many savvy patrons of the Edgartown Library head straight for the shelves we keep stocked with...

Headway mode for Vineyard Transit Authority

What it means for riders on the Island’s most important commuter corridor is that the new service might not be as precisely predictable as before, but you should never have to wait more than seven or eight minutes for a bus.

Soundings: A bright investment

But if you still think that putting solar electric panels on your roof is a prohibitively costly way to declare your environmentalist bona fides, it’s time to think again.

Come again

I was diagnosed with mild high-frequency hearing loss as a child, probably related to early ear infections and fevers. I remember a specialist telling...

Soundings: Awareness, production, stewardship

This March, when the Patrick Administration awarded $3 million in tax credits to community development corporations across Massachusetts, 38 recipients were on the list....

Community Chorus welcomes spring with Mendelssohn performance

The Island Community Chorus tackles, with grace, the St. Paul Oratorio by Felix Mendelssohn.

Mutual aid: Martha’s Vineyard fire departments work together

When Peter and Nancy Shemeth were wed in 1975, he married not just into a family but also into an important piece of Edgartown’s...

Three percent solution

In 2011, with an Edgartown Library building project on the town meeting warrant, I was hired to help prepare an informational brochure for voters....

Stop and think

All across the country, this shifting of costs from the private to the public sector is the Wal-Mart way.

This season of giving

Let's try to connect the dots between a new book on public health policy, a promising new program at Martha's Vineyard Hospital, and some...

Island Community Chorus performs at the Old Whaling Church

The Island Community Chorus performs at the Old Whaling Church Dec. 7 and 8.

Obesity and infrastructure

Peg Regan's efforts to advance local adoption of Complete Streets bylaws were not well received in town halls across the Island, which is too bad.

Oil versus wind

Tax subsidies are a wildly popular way for Congress to dish out money, because they have an indirect, backdoor quality.

Thank you, and goodbye

The bright idea in economic circles, for more than half a century, has been to build up the Island's shoulder seasons.

Caleb Wright of Brooklyn wins Edgartown Library 5K

One hundred ten competitors raced in the inaugural event.