Island men take a stand against domestic violence

Over the course of Saturday morning, more than 50 men and several women stood along the seawall that flanks Vineyard Haven harbor on Beach Road in a highly visible public statement against domestic violence. The  demonstration was organized by CONNECT to End Violence, a program of Martha’s Vineyard Community Services (MVCS). “It is by standing […]

Versatile Kara Taylor explores grief through boats in ‘Hull in Memoriam’

Now in her second summer at the former studio of the late Stanley Murphy, the prolific and protean painter Kara Taylor investigates the boat as a visual metaphor in her latest exhibit, “Hull: In Memoriam.” Ms. Taylor lost both her father, Bob Taylor, and her grandmother, Geraldine Cronig, over the past year, and the deaths […]

Gone Fishin’: Fluke fishing is not glamorous or ritzy, just fun

A cable news pundit described the Island as ‘ritzy and glamorous.’ I suppose that impression would be accurate if one’s world only encompassed kiss-kiss cocktail parties and swank dinners in summer echo chambers. It sure does not describe the VFW Fluke Derby, and for that I am very grateful.

MVC continues hearing on new Alliance Community Church plans

Public testimony grew heated at a Martha’s Vineyard Commission public hearing on Thursday, July 10, to review the latest proposal by the Alliance Community Church, formerly known as Assembleia de Deus Nova Vida (Assembly of God), to expand its church. The MVC reviewed the project as a development of regional impact (DRI). Church supporters were […]

Edgartown planning board extends triangle loft hearing

The Edgartown planning board continued the public hearing on a proposal to build loft apartments in the triangle business area to a third session, following nearly two hours of testimony, almost all of it read, before a packed meeting room, at its regular meeting Tuesday evening. Nearly the entire session consisted of the planning board […]

MVC election deadline nears with few candidates

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission (MVC), the Island’s powerful regional permitting body, exerts a strong influence on the Island economy and infrastructure. It does this by shaping and permitting, or denying, projects referred to the commission as developments of regional impact (DRIs), and in the creation of districts of critical planning concern (DCPCs), which towns can […]