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Catch of the week

Jimmy Moffat, 9, and his dad, Jim Moffat of Attleboro, show off a 41-inch long, 22-pound striper Jimmy caught while fishing aboard the charter boat Wayfarer with Captain Ed Jerome and mate James Taggart, and Jimmy's grandfather, Rod Ezyk of North Attleboro, on Monday morning .

A bright spot in the energy gloom

As the nation weathers its horrific, self-inflicted, environmental "Pearl Harbor" in the Gulf of Mexico, we also continue to endure the ongoing, widespread, business-as-usual devastation caused by coal use and the invisible harm emanating from our fleet of nuclear power plants (tritium leaking into drinking water aquifers, for example).

A good idea is what you make of it

In his May report to the Tisbury selectmen, Robert Wasserman's Strategic Policy Partnership outlines the steps to be taken if Tisbury and Oak Bluffs elect to merge their police forces.

Reel Picks

There's something essentially honest about this very funny odd-couple comedy, with nervous record company rep (Jonah Hill) having to escort sex/drugs/rock and let-the-good-times-roll star (Russell Brand) from London to New York, to Los Angeles' Greek Theatre.

Dawn of a new Martha’s Vineyard hospital was mostly smooth

The new Martha's Vineyard Hospital opened for business Tuesday morning.

Tisbury special town meeting Tuesday about police contract

The Tisbury selectmen will make a second request to voters at a special town meeting Tuesday night to approve two spending articles totaling $225,000 to fund the police department union's contract settlement.

In this business, you’ve got to have a plan

Newspaper people have plenty to worry about, what with the recession and the World's Wild Web.

Willy Mason and Norah Jones sweep Europe

Vineyard singer/songwriter Willy Mason is currently opening for Norah Jones on a concert tour of the United Kingdom and Europe.

Hot rods and roadsters

The Boston Area Roadsters returned to the Vineyard last weekend for the 17th annual Power Cruise.

Part of the family

Some Fresh Air Fund kids break new ground the minute they leave the city, often for the first time.

Wood, Watercolor, and Film at The Granary

The Granary Gallery, on Old County Road in West Tisbury, is known for the variety of art it displays and the caliber of its participating artists, so it seems most appropriate that it is opening its summer season on Sunday, June 27, with three artists specializing in three different media: wood, watercolor, and film.

MV Heart Boutique makes move up Main Street

MV Heart Boutique, now located across from the Mansion House on Main Street in Vineyard Haven, will move to a new location on Union Street just behind Leslie's Drugstore, owner Robin Mussell said.

West Tisbury

The summer solstice, and with it the longest day of the year, has come and gone.

Paul Carrick: Drawing on his past

He grew up in Edgartown, the youngest son of the late Donald Carrick, a revered Island artist and children's book illustrator, and West Tisbury resident Carol Carrick, a children's book author of national repute.


We have a new head librarian! Her name is Kathy Thompson, she was head of the Chilmark library for years and years and the vacancy of a head librarian in Aquinnah pulled her out of retirement.

Marcus Garfinkle focuses on the up-side

Until the Infiniti sedan ran a red light and struck 19-year-old Marcus Garfinkle in the early morning hours of March 29, 2009, he would have said he was a very lucky guy.

Fledglings get a move on

In a hole in a maple branch overhanging Wing Road in Oak Bluffs, a pair of downy woodpeckers have been packing insects into two or three youngsters in a hole in a branch.

Still standing after all these years

Ten days ago, 167 students graduated from the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) in the commencement ceremony at the Tabernacle in Oak Bluffs.