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Lively races set for selectman, fincom, in Oak Bluffs

The Oak Bluffs election ballot will feature what promises to be a lively six-way race for two seats on the board of selectmen.

Edgartown library trustees face challenge in April election

Edgartown voters will find four contested races on the town election ballot when they go to the polls on April 14.

From vision to reality, Whitney Andresen worked it out

It's a long way from Picnic Point in Menemsha Pond to the beaches on Phuket, Thailand, and perhaps even farther back to the fashion district in New York, but neither geographic nor cultural chasms have deterred Whitney Andresen from following her dream to create her own swimwear company.

Noteworthy events

West Tisbury photographer Alan Brigish's book "Breathing in the Buddha: A Photographic Exploration of Buddhist Life in Indochina" was recently awarded first place in the photography category of the ninth annual Do It Yourself (DIY) Book Festival in Los Angeles.

Martha’s Vineyard real estate – a review of 2010

As you might imagine, given the general state of the economy, anyone with any sort of interest in all things Martha's Vineyard is asking us what may lay in store for Island real estate in 2011.

Edgartown man facing federal charges is busted with heroin

Edgartown Police arrested David Herrmann of Edgartown Friday, on drug dealing charges following a search of the room where he lives in the house of his parents.

Hunter education class is expected to fill fast

Mass Wildlife will sponsor a free hunter education class in April.

Steve Charette’s magic at Lambert’s Cove Inn

Magician Steve Charette, a Worcester native, brought his 40 years of performing experience to the Lambert's Cove Inn this past Saturday, Feb.

Dining out at the Y Café, Oak Bluffs

About 1440, Johannes Gutenberg invented the movable printing press and asked his co-workers, "Where do you want to go to lunch?"

A splash of color at Edgartown Paint Shoppe

When I visited Edgartown Paint Shoppe on Monday, I walked from a dreary, overcast environment into a space so bright I needed shades.

Island company receives exclusive rights to SOLARBEAM

Southern New England Solar Technologies (SNES) recently received the exclusive Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut distributorships for the SOLARBEAM, a new product manufactured by Solartron Energy of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Stop and Shop donates to Food Pantry

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company announced that customers who shopped at its store in Vineyard Haven helped raise more than $2,700 through the company's annual Food for Friends program.

Waterfowl “” no size fits all

The process of evolution is infinitely creative; the diversity of wildlife, extant and extinct, never ceases to amaze me.

MV Sharks will host “run the chop” participants

This summer the Martha's Vineyard Sharks, the Island's new collegiate baseball league team, will team up with Murdick's Fudge, the noted fudge and brittle maker located in Oak Bluffs, Vineyard Haven, and Edgartown.

Parsonages and predicaments

Up in West Tisbury, the request for permission to tear down the Old Parsonage has gotten a lot of Island press — and rightly so, because it plays out against the backdrop of our concern for preserving the character of Martha's Vineyard.

Mardi Gras fun at the Edgartown library

Three or four dozen young revelers turned up at the Edgartown Library on Saturday afternoon for the annual Mardi Gras Party.

Coast Guard Station Menemsha’s best friend

Bridger has more time served at the U.S. Coast Guard station in Menemsha than any of his station mates, and he's got the drill down pat.


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Hallelujas for Linda Fairstein’s latest

"Silent Mercy" by Linda Fairstein, Dutton Adult, March 8, 2011.