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Aquafarming on the Vineyard

As the pressure on natural resources grows worldwide because of population growth, so is there an increasing urgency to find ways to supply people...

Jack Fruchtman will make sense of Thomas Paine

Political turmoil of the sort currently roiling our country can make citizens anxious, defensive, and dangerously partisan. But if we calm down and try...

Islanders Read the Classics: Philip Weinstein on Beckett

When you have a chance to witness an expert at work, why not take it, especially if it’s free of charge? Islanders who like...

The whole man behind WoodenBoat Magazine

In a coastal community about evenly divided between fishermen and sailors, the latter stuffed themselves at a visual feast at the Film Center on...

Two weeks that changed my world

I was rolling high in the spring of 1970. I’d just made it through my first winter on Martha’s Vineyard, living in my family’s...

Ward Just looks back to ‘The Eastern Shore’

As the image of an Adirondack chair on the cover of Ward Just’s 18th novel suggests, “The Eastern Shore” is the relaxed but not...

Edward Hoagland unveils third novel, ‘In the Country of the Blind’

Best known as a highly regarded essayist, Edward Hoagland of Edgartown has also written three novels. The first, “Cat Man,” published in 1956, came...

Reading ‘Moby Dick’, and learning to love a whale of a novel

Last fall, I read “The Brothers Karamazov” for the literature class that Phil Weinstein offers to Islanders each autumn. Despite a clever plot, the...

Doug Cabral publishes first book, with help from his canine sidekicks

When Doug Cabral first set out to produce a book a couple of years ago, he planned to publish a collection of the columns...

Martha’s Vineyard musicians recapture the magic

When word got around a year or so back that Will Luckey of West Tisbury and Tim Goodman of Vineyard Haven were collaborating on...

Long live herring!

Unmoved by the seductive entreaties of crocus blossoms, returning osprey, even the first chorus of peepers, I’m not convinced that spring is here until...

April Fools: In case you didn’t get enough

A couple of weeks ago, we asked friends for stories on April Fool’s pranks. We ended up with more than we could use last...

April Fools: In case you didn’t get enough

A couple of weeks ago, we asked friends for stories on April Fool’s pranks. We ended up with more than we could use last...

Islanders Read the Classics: Two veteran racial explorers join forces

Starting Thursday, March 3, one of the many literary experts on the Island will speak each month about a classic work of their choosing...

Me and my new right knee

“How’s your summer going?” It’s the question we all ask or hear when we run into someone we haven’t seen since the silly season...

David McCullough celebrates another all-American story

I first met David McCullough around 1970, when he picked me up hitchhiking on Old County Road after my truck had broken down, again....

Edward Hoagland, Edgartown’s secret literary explorer

In the literary world, Hoagland has been as well-known and respected as perhaps anyone else alivefor decades.

It’s in the stars: ‘Hawaiki Rising’ by Sam Low

Hawaiki Rising should appeal to anyone who has stared out at the ocean and wondered what’s over the horizon and how to get there.

Hurricanes clinch softball title in dramatic finale

The reigning champs scored seven times in the seventh inning in the 11-10 victory.

Caught with his X-Acto knife down

“Why did a respected map dealer at the height of his profession betray those closest to him — and deface the artifacts he spent his life preserving?”