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Congressman William Keating visits Martha’s Vineyard constituents

10th District Congressman William Keating visited his Martha's Vineyard constituents Friday, for the first time since his election in November.

Vineyard Power partners with OffshoreMW

Vineyard Power (VP), a community-owned energy cooperative based here, signed an agreement and entered into a partnership with OffshoreMW, an offshore wind developer owned by the Blackstone Group.

Martha’s Vineyard Schools reach new agreements with union employees

The All-Island School Committee (AISC) ratified tentative three-year collective bargaining agreements for paraprofessionals, custodians, and food service workers at a meeting April 27.

Zach Wallen of Aquinnah takes on the Mekong River

With two childhood pals, Zach Wallen of Aquinnah built a boat in Laos they'e use to cruise down the Mekong River. All went well until...


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Island Club announces donation list

Our Island Club, a consumer discount membership program, announced the distribution of more than $43,000 in 2010 donations to Island nonprofits, charities, and scholarships.

Roundabout is not needed

Does everyone realize what is about to happen at the intersection of Edgartown and Barnes Roads in Oak Bluffs? The state is close to building a roundabout.

West Tisbury

My heart sank Easter morning when I saw the rain and gray sky.

Sixty-year-olds share a birthday bash in West Tisbury

Some people use social networking tools to overturn repressive regimes in the Middle East, while others have more mundane goals, like contacting friends — near and dear and long-lost — to invite them to the middle of West Tisbury to celebrate making it through six decades.

The story of West Tisbury “” a parent appeals for protection

Martha's Vineyard's history is a rich narrative of people and events.

Oak Bluffs roundabout plans get mixed reviews

A design public hearing held last week by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Highway Division aired Islanders' concerns about the impacts and need for a roundabout at the four-way stop intersection of Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road at Airport and Barnes Roads.

Martha’s Vineyard’s Windemere nursing home wins state approval for facelift

The Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, which provides nursing home care and physical rehabilitation for Island residents, will embark on a major physical rehabilitation of its own.

Times outdoor columnist Nelson Sigelman wins NEOWA writing award

The New England Outdoor Writers Association (


It feels like the season is kicking in, even though up here the trees are mostly bare.

“Macbeth” “” Shakespeare’s royal couple not (yet) dead

Some folks think of princess-to-be Kate Middleton as a calculating social climber, but what if her aristocratic ambitions went so far that she convinced Prince William to eliminate his obstacles to the crown by regicide? And what if his villainous deeds led to the necessity of removing a few other innocent people in order to cover up the scheming couple's crimes? Well, though none of that is likely to happen, it would make for great drama — and actually, it is.

Winnetu Oceanside Resort at South Beach offers Islanders a deal

The Winnetu Oceanside Resort at South Beach will again offer its popular "Islanders Stay for Free" spring promotion on Wednesdays through Saturdays, April 27 through May 14.

What does the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society do?

The Martha's Vineyard Agricultural Society was founded in 1859 with a mission to promote the pursuit of agriculture and improve the quality and quantity of livestock and produce on the Vineyard.


The online version of your newspaper is publishing a series of seemingly unmonitored and unwarranted comments and attacks against our Island residents.

Taxes and the future for the rest of us

Last year, John Paulson, a hedge fund manager, took home $4.