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The Vineyard Connection: From here to Charles Manson

Most everyone is familiar with the term “six degrees of separation,” the notion that any two people can be connected to each other (or...

On My Mind: Politics and mental health

Once a month, Dr. Charles Silberstein, psychiatrist at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, will write a column that directly addresses issues Islanders have with mental health....

Ask Tom, the Dogcharmer: Benson Blu — ‘BB’

Dear Dogcharmer, What is the best way to train one’s dog not to chase other animals: birds, squirrels, cats, etc.? Thanks, Diana   Dear Diana, Antelope and zebras are...

Visiting Vet: Poosky

Last Sunday afternoon, leaning in a doorway at the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center, waiting for State Senator Julian Cyr and State Representative Dylan Fernandes...

Garden Notes: Bright colors in a winter landscape

There is nothing like a black-and-white day of “wintry mix” to intensify the colors of the landscape. The plain palette of winter disappears, replaced...

Wild Side: The yellow-breasted chat

The warbler family, a large one, is a favorite among birders. And even if you aren’t a birder, you may well have a sense...

After Eighteen: Lee Hayman

Every year The MV Times asks four recent high school graduates to write about their experiences during their first year after graduation. Lee Hayman...

Saudade: News from and for the Brazilian community/Notícias de e para...

A tradução deste artigo se encontra no final da versão em inglês. Last Friday as it snowed, some parents reached out to me because they didn't...

Minding Your MV P's & Q's: Dressing up and down

Dear Nicole, The Vineyard used to be known for how casually everyone dressed. It had a shoes-optional reputation. Hell, make that clothing-optional. Now it seems...

Have faith: Remember you are dust

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Edgartown hosted an open house for its newly renovated basement at the parish hall last Saturday. It’s where the...