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William “Billy” Sweeney

William "Billy" Sweeney, 60, of Oak Bluffs, formerly of West Tisbury and Medford, died on August 30 at Mass General Hospital in Boston.

Learn something new this fall

There's lots for seniors to do this fall, including adding to their skill sets.

Martha’s Vineyard will echo with the sounds of the early goose season

The state's early season is considered an important management tool for reducing the numbers of nonmigratory geese.

Monto Orthopedics wins Vineyard Football Association title

Regular season champs Monto Orthopedics beat playoff champion Coop de Ville in a decisive winner take all Gilbert-Hammond Cup Final at Veterans Park.

Hurricanes sweep Wildcats, repeat as men’s softball champs

The Hurricanes topped off another championship season with a 22-10 win over the Wildcats, August 29, in the Island Softball League finale.

Martha’s Vineyard shines in state rankings for solar energy use

Four Martha's Vineyard towns received top rankings in a recent report about municipalities in Massachusetts at the forefront of solar energy use.

Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank Commission changes transfer fee rules

The Martha's Vineyard Land Bank Commission will make two changes to the rules governing the processing of transfer fees.

Mass home sales hit seven year high

Single-family home sales in July hit their highest sales volume since 2005, and rose 27 percent over July 2011, according to data released August 29 by the Warren Group, the State House News service reported.

Vibraphonist, steel drums, and women of jazz at Union Chapel

This weekend, the Union Chapel is the setting for the Jazz & Blues Summerfest – two nights featuring a lineup of accomplished musicians

Wintertide is back with singer/songwriter Ellis Paul

The YMCA's Wintertide Collective, a performance and education venue for teens, opens this Saturday with a show by award-winning musician Ellis Paul.

Drinks of the week on Martha’s Vineyard

For their last week, Times interns tried the Raspberry Lime Ricky from M.V. Gourmet Cafe & Bakery, and the Cucumber Gimlet from Red Cat.

BBQ choices aplenty at Vineyard stores

What stores such as Edgartown Meat and Fish and Shiretown Meats have to offer for holiday barbecues.

DIY jewelry at Beadniks

Here you will find a plethora of beads and jewels, ranging from simplistic to ornate, along with rare and original.

Kid’s corner: Staff picks from the Chilmark Library

"Way Down Deep in the Deep Blue Sea" by Jan Peck – This picture book is a wonderful read-aloud with a surprise ending.

Featured favorites – Top biographies/memoirs from Vineyard bookstores

Edgartown Books, Bunch of Grapes, and Book Den East list their top five biographies and memoirs.

The Book Den East provides a treasure trove of stories

Ivo Meisner bought the business in 1986 and has operated it since, along with his law practice and several avocations, including birding.

Pennsylvania Academy artists exhibit at Louisa Gould

Six New England landscape artists will display work on Martha's Vineyard.

Chris Gonyea at Pit Stop, Martha’s Vineyard

Primarily an abstract landscape painter, Mr. Gonyea has shown his works at galleries in New York City and State.

Jewelry glows at Artisans Festival

West Tisbury's Artisans Festival offers plenty of rings and gems and precious things.

Granary ends season with American Masters

From Alfred Eisenstadt to Childe Hassam, Granary Gallery salutes the American Masters.