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Jobs and work, and the difference between them

Americans celebrated Labor Day for the first time on September 5, 1882, in New York City.


Labor Day weekend is upon us, and it looks to be a stormy one with Hurricane Earl working his way up the coast.

Oak Bluffs

The Island is quieter now for a moment before Labor Day weekend.

Ahead in Island schools, leadership changes, renewed focus, clear vision

The 2010-2011 school year is about to begin, and I want to use this opportunity to update our community on all that has happened since June.

Mysteries all – it’s been a multinational week

If you wondered whether the world had its collective eye on Martha's Vineyard during the last 10 days or so, well, the truth is that there is no certain way to know.


The Island Children's School this summer included just over a dozen little ones, aged nearly 3 through 5 years old.


We made it.

A good visit

The White House Press Corp left Mansion House today, and even with the few days of rain, it was a good visit.

Robert Brustein on the tradition of Yiddish theater

The main room of the Martha's Vineyard Hebrew Center was filled with receptive listeners last Thursday, and a smiling Robert Brustein, playwright, producer, theater critic, educator, and West Tisbury summer resident, seemed instantly relaxed.

Backyard nature on Martha’s Vineyard

Regular readers of this column will know that while I enjoy every aspect of nature, I reserve a special enthusiasm for nature that turns up where you don't expect it.

Back to school

The newest crop of Martha's Vineyard Regional High School freshmen start a new school year today with a half-day orientation session from 7:40 am to noon.


Ruby Leilani McDowell was welcomed into the world by her proud and loving parents Ali (Weisman) and Malcolm McDowell on August 25 at 1:28 am.

TTOR has treated Chappy community dismissively

The signatories of this letter include longtime Chappaquiddick stakeholders and many past and current members of the TTOR Local Chappy committee.

Forward into the past

For those of us who live and work here year-round, Labor Day is one of the most eagerly awaited holidays of the year.

Valora “” a rich but too brief life

Last Monday, my schooner Valora was lost after she broke from her mooring outside Vineyard Haven and went up on the breakwater.

Imagine turbines in the wake of a hurricane

Let's picture the commercial wind turbines and hurricane Carol, August 30, 1954.

A real blessing

A few weeks ago, I made my very first visit to Martha's Vineyard and was hosted by lovely friends on Lake Tashmoo.

More to thank

In our recent Letter to the Editor, to thank those who supported our efforts to clean up around Sunset Lake, we inadvertently omitted Tony's Market.

Hey, you

Hey you in the red Cadillac convertable with the top down, wearing a Gregg Norman straw golf hat, you know who you are.