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Re-stocking the dock

Local musicians turned out in force at Nectar's on Friday night in support of fishermen in Menemsha who lost gear during the July 12 fire at the Coast Guard boathouse.

State erects road dividers at State, Old County roads

State highway workers installed tube-shaped lane dividers Tuesday as a short term safety solution for the intersection of State Road and Old County Road in West Tisbury.

Windemere’s furry friends

Mary Butynski gets acquainted with an alpaca named Dom Perignon, aka Cocoa, outside Windemere in late June.

Women’s Softball Playoffs

The Women's Slow Pitch Softball League began its season ending Playoffs last Thursday at Tisbury's Veterans War Memorial Park.

Men’s Softball Playoffs

Monday, the MV Men's softball League began best two of three playoffs games designed to identify the league's champion team.

There’s more to the LCB dog story

This letter was written in response to a letter, "Don't let careless dog owners ruin the fun," by Vivien Stein, published July 29.

West Tisbury Bell Choir performs on Chappy ferry

The West Tisbury Handbell Choir boarded the Chappy Ferry, the On Time, last Friday evening for Bells On Time: A Floating Concert.

A ballad at Owen Park

The Vineyard Haven Band performed their third of four concerts at Owen Park last Sunday evening, August 1 .

To a Lady with Attitude

this half-built nest on Crystal Lake.

New chapter for West Tisbury library

Some of West Tisbury's finest talent was on proud display on Sunday evening at "Library After Hours.

Vineyard Playhouse benefits from Hollywood gala

Last Sunday, August 1, distinguished film director Doug Liman opened his 18th century historic Chilmark homestead for a gala to benefit the Vineyard Playhouse.

Noteworthy events

On Wednesday, August 11, the Polly Hill Arboretum (PHA) will host their annual David H.

Let’s ask about wind factories’ effects on birds and sea creatures

I am looking forward with great interest to attending the Wind Energy Forum sponsored by POINT on August 8.

Menemsha and Nashaquitsa Ponds reopened to shellfishing

The Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) last Thursday opened all of Menemsha and Nashaquitsa ponds to shellfishing.


"The country has evidently arrived at a point in its legal culture where no negative consequences seem to exist for making false or misleading claims to sell wind energy and take your property rights.

A daunting task, but developing safe cycling routes is essential

The sad death on July 6 of a bicyclist on State Road in Vineyard Haven has spurred discussion and some action on bicycle safety and the need for well-planned routes for bikes, and indeed for walkers, strollers, in-line skaters, baby-carriage pushers, dog walkers, etc.

Reel Picks

Even with Bette Midler, Neal Patrick Harris, and Nick Nolte doing the voices of anthropomorphized pets, it's a gimmicky, dog vs.

Nancy W. Smith

Nancy Woollcott Smith died at her home off Tiah's Cove Road after a decline over several months.

Scoops 5K

Everett Hackett, 20, of West Hartford, Conn.


The Sunday doubleheaders at Flanders Field are starting earlier and earlier.