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Code Red would provide Island-wide emergency notification

Oak Bluffs emergency management director Peter Martell remembered recently that his town found itself in an embarrassing situation last fall.

West Tisbury

Hazy skies seem to hold in the heat and obscure the landscape as though a theatrical scrim was dropped over the island.

It’s our birthday. Look up with a smile.

As a nation, we grouse too much.

First time Edgartown author pens “Hundred Day Haul”

"Hundred Day Haul" is a bittersweet drive through a different America, one that is worth remembering —especially in the hopes of that optimism being restored.

I choose not to hire businesses that employ illegal aliens

When I go shopping at the grocery and liquor stores and at donut and sandwich shops, or when I hire businesses for services, such as home repair or lawn care, I do expect to pay a bit more because of our location.

For a new American, the nation’s birthday is now hers to celebrate

On this July Fourth, Mary Anny Oggioni Deyette, a native of Brazil and resident of Vineyard Haven, will have a great deal to celebrate.

The Yard hosts Bombshell Sound Agents dance party

On an island that has traditionally embraced blues, folk, and rock and roll, a dance music revolution is washing up the Vineyard's beaches, and it's going to begin up-Island with a bang.

This side of the Fringe

When Kate Murray and Ellie Parece put their heads together, who knows what zany ideas may emerge, although it's safe to say that creativity and fun will be ingredients.

Bad decision by Oak Bluffs selectmen

I spoke to Oak Bluffs selectman Duncan Ross (and several of the other selectmen) about the lawsuit initiated by Peter Martell against the fire chief and the town of Oak Bluffs, which was recently decided in Mr.

RISE dance recital in photos

More than 100 dancers performed in "The British Invasion Then and Now," RISE's dance performances last Sunday afternoon and evening, held at the M.

A new American pledges her allegiance

When a person chooses to become a United States citizen, he or she must take an official oath of renunciation, ending a prior allegiance and an oath of allegiance testifying to a new loyalty, to the United States.

Lessons learned and an Island Cup regained

Every fishing season, I learn something new, or relearn old lessons.


In a story published on June 24, "Standing room only at Davis House," the author of the article was incorrectly identified as Karla Araujo.

Oak Bluffs

On Friday, July 2, at the Bunch of Grapes, Ann Nelson, the store's former owner and major Vineyard benefactor who developed that fine book shop, will be honored.

West Tisbury Farmers Market: Not just produce anymore

While the mere mention of the West Tisbury Farmers Market evokes thoughts of fresh, Island-grown vegetables and fruits, many of us fail to realize that they offer much more.

It’s the motion

It was an overcast day in Provincetown, 20 years ago.


It's the first of the month, the day to say "Bunny, bunny" for good luck the whole month through.


Alan Brigish invites you to the Bunch of Grapes tomorrow to honor Ann Nelson, the former owner who developed this fine store.


When the school children walk through the doors of the Chilmark School in September, they will be greeted by a new but familiar face.